On the edge of the mellow village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, the red-brick Victorian facade of Careys Manor offers an unpretentious welcome to this wonderfully comfortable spa hotel. If you prefer a traditional feel, The Old Manor House offers unique double or four-poster bedrooms, perfect for setting a romantic scene. If however contemporary design is more to your taste, then opt for one of the Knightwood or newly refurbished Oakwood Garden Rooms overlooking the landscaped gardens. Guests are free to explore the extensive health club facilities including a 14 metre swimming pool, complete with poolside Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. For a breath of oriental luxury you will want to experience the award-winning SenSpa, which offers experienced Thai and Thai-trained therapists, a host of indulgent treatments, a large hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers, ice room and relaxation rooms. The fabulous Cambium Restaurant (which showcases ingredients from the New Forest's rich natural larder), the informal Blaireaus French bistro and the Thai Zen Garden Restaurant offer an extraordinary variety of quality cooking. Expect creative dishes based on the the finest quality ingredients with a focus on organic, free-range and local produce. The New Forest is waiting on your doorstep and is remarkably easy to explore 'car-free'. Ask for the complimentary shuttle service from the local train station when you book. The New Forest Tour Bus offers a 'hop on- hop off' service to help you explore the area. You can rent bicycles from the hotel or bring your own.