Tailormade garden tours launch at Tylney Hall Hotel

By Natalie Blachford

Hampshire country pile Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens is launching an exclusive garden tour package with the best room in the house, in time for National Gardening Week.

Revel in the grandeur of the State Suite at Tylney Hall, the epitome of elegance and luxury, which after refurbishment last year seamlessly blends a fresh, new design with the classic stylings of the Grade II* Listed Victorian mansion house hotel.

To make your stay even more exquisite, the hotel is now offering the chance to book a tailormade tour of its beautiful estate, an RHS Partner Garden.

The suite affords the best views in the hotel, its balcony overlooking the Italian Garden and Boathouse Lake, as well as taking in the redwood-flanked vista – the longest uninterrupted view in Hampshire. The suite has gloriously high ceilings, beautiful furnishings and a heavenly free-standing bath overlooking the Hampshire countryside, along with a large separate lounge, a walk-in wardrobe, spacious bathroom and a rainwater shower.

Available to State Suite guests only, guests book a private tour of the gardens with Paul Tattersdill, Tylney Halls’ estate manager. Explore Gertrude Jekyll-designed landscapes, historical features, woodland and the kitchen garden. Paul has worked on the Tylney Hall estate since it first opened as a hotel in 1985 and has spent that time lovingly restoring the 66 acres back to their former glory, including bringing the Water Gardens back to their former glory, restoring the lake bridge, planting the Kitchen Garden with top fruit and creating an herb garden, the produce of which is now being used in the Kitchen. He has played an instrumental role in Tylney Hall being named a RHS partner garden in 2016.

The State Suite is officially called the Thomas Mugleston State Suite, named after Thomas Mugleston, founder of Tylney Hall Hotel and the Elite Hotels Group.

Looking further back into the hotel’s history, the suite is said to have been used by the wife of former owner Sir Lionel Philips, Lady Florence Philips (whose portrait hangs in the hotel’s Italian Lounge) as a boudoir for her extensive collection of beautiful gowns.

Private garden tour breaks staying in the Thomas Mugleston State Suite at Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens start from £750 per room, including breakfast, a complimentary half bottle of Champagne, chocolates, fruit platter, complimentary soft drinks mini bar and private garden tour with Paul. Bookable at two weeks in advance.

For more information and to book, visit www.tylneyhall.com or call 01256 745533.