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Bartley Lodge

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Festive Breaks, Delicious Dining and Celebratory Get Togethers

Christmas and New Year

Set in eight acres of tranquil landscaped grounds, Bartley Lodge during the winter months is a serene escape, oozing grandeur from the moment you pass the cattle grids onto its long and winding driveway. The 18th century, grade II listed building encompasses the best of a traditional New Forest Christmas.

Christmas Break

Our cellars will be stocked, the kitchens prepped and our halls decked with boughs of holly, ready to welcome you and your guests for the most magical festivities. All you have to do is choose between a two, three or four night break.

Christmas Eve

Start your festivities right, after a warming welcome of tea, coffee and cake, take some time to settle in, unpack and explore your home this holiday season.

Head to the bar, as a Christmas cocktail and canapes await, before indulging in forest life with a locally-sourced, three-course dinner and mince pies, wholesomely prepared by our Christmas brigade.

Conclude your first night with some traditional parlour games and a good night’s sleep in preparation for the big guy’s arrival.

Christmas Day

Has he been? Awake to enticing aromas of a freshly cooked English or continental breakfast filling the corridors and a buck’s fizz waiting for you to toast to the day.

But what next? Retreat to your room, stretch your legs or relax in the lounge, maybe even open a present or two before our chefs serve your traditional Christmas feast.

Christmas Day Lunch menu

Ease yourself into the afternoon, begin your new book or crack open a board game before watching the Kings first Christmas address to the nation begins, followed by Christmas movies and something a little sweet.

Before the evening begins to draw, and the little ones start to tire, could you be tempted by a light supper, followed by an evening quiz to test your festive knowledge?

Boxing Day

Enjoy another wholesome winter’s breakfast before taking your wellies, waggy tails and wild ones on a stroll around our surrounding forest and heathlands. Lyndhurst, the forest’s capital, complete with heaps of antique charm and historic trails, is only a short drive away too.

Or if you’d prefer to quietly indulge, lay restful in the lounge watching back-to-back Christmas movies before the others return for freshly made scones and warming tea and coffee.

Whatever you decide, the table will be set for a seasonal three-course dinner, finished with coffee and sweet treats to complete the day’s festive family time.

27th December

If you’re not quite ready to end your festivities just yet, why not leave your bags unpacked and extend your celebrations a little longer. With over 350 square miles of New Forest to explore, there’s bound to be something you haven’t seen?

Christmas Break Pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Christmas Day Lunch

Take the hassle out of Christmas, down your apron and join us for Christmas Day lunch with your nearest and dearest.

Enjoy a glass of fizz at midday before tucking into your four course feast at 12:30 prepared by our talented chefs. Settle in a cosy corner with a warming cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie or two.

Christmas Day Lunch menu

Christmas Day Lunch pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

New Year’s Eve Break

Make yourself at home and welcome 2024 in style. A positive mix of celebration and restoration with cocktails, dancing and superb dining alongside stunning space to revive, reset and rejuvenate.

There is plenty of time to wander around the house or grounds before joining friends old and new for festive nibbles and a cocktail.

All you have to do is choose between a one, two or three night break.

30th December

Welcome to the season’s finest celebrations. Unpack your bags and hang up your party frock, as home-baked cake and a cuppa awaits you downstairs.

A table is reserved in your name for a locally sourced, seasonal three-course dinner, proudly prepped by our talented kitchen brigade. Afterwards, take your favourite tipple into the lounge, join our evening quiz or hit the hay for a busy stay ahead.

New Year’s Eve

With an air of positive excitement and hope, begin the day with a wholesome breakfast, then why not head out into the forest for our ‘famous’ treasure hunt drive. A great opportunity to find the forest’s undiscovered parts.

Afternoon hot drinks and treats will be served in the lounge so you can warm up and relax before the big event.

Time to add some sparkle and sophistication, put your glad rags on and enjoy a glass of perfectly chilled sparkling wine and canapés before indulging in a delicious forest feast.

New Year’s Eve menu

Take a breather before hitting the dancefloor or retreat quietly back to your room for a restful snooze.

New Year’s Day

There’s no better way to welcome 2024 than with some well-deserved beauty sleep, so don’t worry breakfast will be served a little later than usual.   Some friends will be heading home, but if you are staying, be sure to breathe in the natural forest air and venture outside. Calming your mind and body before the New Year gets into full swing.

In the afternoon, retreat back to your home away from home for freshly prepared scones and the last of the Christmas movies. The relaxation will continue long into the evening with a selection of cold and hot dishes from our chef’s table.

2nd January

Saying goodbye to old and new friends is hard, but don’t wave you away from the magical forest without a cracking breakfast and cheery smile.

You can even choose to extend your checkout so your relaxation and break from normality can last even a smidge longer.

New Year’s Eve Break Pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below


Festive Lunches, Dinners & Afternoon Tea

Tucked away in the heart of the New Forest is our beautifully grand Bartley Lodge. Oozing country charm and tradition, it truly sings during Christmas and with our resident elves spreading festive cheer throughout, why not gather your nearest and dearest and join us to celebrate the season in style.

Whether its a lunch, dinner or afternoon tea you’re after, we have just the ticket! Simply leaving you with the hard decision of deciding between two or three courses.

Catering for tables of 10 up to parties of 80, from the 1st December to the 23rd December, simply download our menus, book your table and the rest awaits.

Festive Lunch and Dinner menu

Festive Afternoon Tea menu

Festive Gathering Pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Shared Party Nights

This year, join us for your annual get-together and celebrate the season with one of our fun-filled shared Christmas party nights in the New Forest.



Festive menu

Shared Party Prices

If you fancy a private space to mark your festivities, we offer a selection of unique event spaces, including our traditional Baronial Hall. Please contact our events team for available dates.

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Book your celebration

To book your celebration please:

Terms and Conditions

Festive offer

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Break

Christmas Day Lunch

Festive Lunch and Dinners

Shared Party Nights

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