The Bartley Lodge Hotel
Set inside a grand estate reported to have once housed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this classic hotel set on 8 acres is a 2-minute drive from the M27 motorway.
Country-chic rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, tea and coffeemaking equipment, plus free WiFi. Some rooms also have 4-poster beds. In-room spa treatments are available for a fee.
Set in the hotel’s original library, the upscale restaurant offers outdoor dining in season. There’s also a lounge and a traditional bar on-site. Other amenities include an indoor pool (surrounded by striking Grecian-style sculptures) and a croquet lawn. Hiking trails run through the grounds.