She’s the stylist who made Hotel du Vin and The Pig group of boutique hotels renowned as much for their rooms as for their food and drink, with her ability to create laid-back eclectic interiors that effortlessly exude style key to their success.
Winchester-based Judy Hutson says that behind the scenes the attention is in the detail – or rather a million details – and even at home she’d never leave a sofa without its cushions plumped in just the right way.
There are seaside stays and there are sea-side stays and sea views don’t get much better than at No Man’s Fort.
Built between 1867 and 1890 to protect Portsmouth from Napoleon III, Spitbank Fort and its sister No Man’s Fort provide luxurious accommodation and five-star service all the way.
“Indulge in a little bit of what you fancy as often as you can.” That’s what Gary Whiter, co-founder of Winchester’s Cabinet Rooms, believes.
Gary and Marcus Roe, the two bearded gentlemen, as they’ve become known, are kicking off the Summer with Ginchester Fête, a celebration of all things gin, which comes to the Great Hall on World Gin Day, 10 June. Tickets cost £10 and include a drink on arrival.
Blackwood Forest is only a short drive from Winchester, but turn off onto the bumpy track near Micheldever and you feel you’re a world away.
As well as offering over 270 hectares of Forestry Commission woodland for anyone to enjoy, it’s also home to Forest Holidays’ luxury self-catering cabins, which are built right among the trees. Luxuriously kitted out inside, dog-friendly and with soaring windows to take in the woodland views, many of them boast outdoor hot tubs too.