A Historic Escape

Set in a restored 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds an hour outside of London, the Four Seasons Hampshire combines it’s historical roots with modern luxury.

In true British style, the historic hotel offers horseback riding, boat trips, fishing, falconry, croquet, tennis and different outdoor activities in the picturesque English countryside and its beautiful woodland.

The resort’s equestrian centre offers a full program of lessons, hacks and carriage rides for riders of all abilities. Or you can simply enjoy hanging out in the beautiful enclosed gardens or charming stables.

The history of the location, Dogmersfield Park, reaches back a thousand years. First mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, it was the site of Henry VII’s first meeting with Catherine of Aragon. Some of the original features remain, including a 16th-century dovecote. The current hotel, which opened in February 2005, was designed by Nicolas Khalili to combine its deep historical roots with modern interiors. The main building is a 400-year-old Georgian manor house with period-style additional wings, a conservatory pool, and 133 rooms featuring English furnishings and classical architectural details.


Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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