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  • Free full English breakfast worth £50 for two
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  • Free full English breakfast worth £50 for two
  • Best price guarantee
  • Your choice of rate plans
  • Access to all room types

Lainston House

There’s something about Lainston House that just makes you want to smile. Maybe it’s the beautiful heritage bricked house that greets you atop the long avenue of lime trees. Maybe it’s the smell of woodsmoke or herbs that float through the air, or the happy faces of the people that meet you here. We like to think it’s the feeling of possibility.

Our historic Hampshire house dates to the 17th century with the foundations showing an earlier building dating back to medieval times, but we’re not here to stand still or stick to the script – there’s adventure waiting in the wings of this classic country house in Winchester. Walking trails, fly fishing in the Test Valley, or getting adventurous in the kitchen with our cookery school, Season - it’s all yours to play with.

Our taste for adventure doesn’t’ stop there. The Avenue restaurant crafts culinary delights in an elegant dining room overlooking, you guessed it, the avenue of limes. The Wellhouse serves aromatic creations uniquely cooked on woodfire and smokers, with a relaxed and rustic vibe. And our walled kitchen garden, provides not only much of the produce that appears on your plate, but also makes for a one-of-a-kind event space.

Forget what you know about country house estates, Lainston House is for the explorers, the food lovers and the do it differently-ers, and it’s yours to enjoy. Bring your wildest dreams and requests, and we’ll help tick them off your bucket list.


Take the pressure off this Christmas with a memorable escape into the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Get the family together to enjoy outstanding food, experiences and acres to explore for wintry walks in the most beautiful of locations.

Eat Well... On Us

Prepare for a delightful foodie adventure at Lainston House! When you stay with us for two nights, you'll receive £75 credit to indulge in the finest food and drink.

Winter Dining Delights

The Ultimate Experience Gift Guide

Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with gifts that unwrap unforgettable experiences?

In this festive gift guide, we’ve wrapped up a sleigh-full of extraordinary moments from our Exclusive Collection. From spa days that pamper to delightful afternoon teas for two, these gifts are more than presents – they’re memories waiting to be made. 

Wreath Making & Afternoon Tea

Join us for some Christmas crafting.

Get well and truly into the festive spirit with an afternoon of wreath making guided by local florist Emily Little. After crafting your unique wreath masterpiece, indulge in the delights of a sumptuous afternoon tea before heading home to proudly hang your wreath on your front door.

Season cookery school classes

Have a look at our latest cookery school classes taking place both in our high tech cookery school and beautiful kitchen garden. Offering a whole array of inspiring classes from barbecue masterclasses on beef at it's best, plot to plate using local Chalk stream trout, right through to the art of cooking plant based!


With a luxurious Georgian house, 63 stunning acres, a rustic barn and outdoor pavilion, Lainston House is where you can have country house weddings, your way.

Festive Kids Cookery Class

Join us for some Ho Ho Holiday Baking!

As the excitement of Christmas builds join us in the kitchen for 3 hrs of festive fun with your little chefs. They will don their aprons, roll up their sleeves, and embark on a sweet adventure creating adorable gingerbread people and cheeky reindeer cupcakes with big red noses!

Kids stay and dine free

Winter staycations with the family have gotten just a little bit sweeter - during the holidays, kids get to stay and eat free for breakfast and dinner in The Wellhouse. Plus you can even book on our longer for less rate plan saving you 10% off bed and breakfast for you too, so you can save the pennies for more fun activities!