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The Mansion

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Coldeast is a beautiful Victorian Mansion set in 9 acres of wonderful gardens and parkland, with views towards the River Hamble. The house and its estate was originally the home of the wealthy local Hornby family. It was sold to Mr Nathaniel Montefiore in 1870 and then bought by Hampshire County Council in 1924. It is now owned by a private company. It has been carefully and sensitively restored to its former glory by the new owners, and is waiting to welcome you and your guests to come and enjoy the grandeur and splendour of this magnificent Victorian country house. There are 28 beautiful and spacious serviced apartments to choose from: studio, super studio, one bedroom and one bedroom deluxe ranging in size from 24m2 to 96m2. We also have Pet Friendly rooms on offer, so your furry friends can you join you on your breaks, for these rooms specifically please call our team for bookings. Our serviced apartments provide a generous accommodation, with the bright and airy apartments featuring their own kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, bed linen, towels and modern interiors throughout. Regular housekeeping, complimentary on-site parking, secure entry and free Wi-Fi will give you peace of mind while you enjoy home away from home accommodation. We also have a superb Beckett's at The Mansion restaurant, offering freshly cooked food, our Library Bar and the Admiral Lounge for your enjoyment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Washing machine
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Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
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traveller123456277 wrote a review 5 Apr
Portsmouth, United Kingdom303 contributions133 helpful votes
We went here for a birthday meal. We were well looked after and as soon as the waiter found out it was a birthday meal he made lots of extra effort to talk about birthdays and look after us. A good selection of meals even for a quiet night in january with fish, meat and veg options availeable. Good selection of cocktails as well We managed to go on a special offer night so that was even better but would certainly not be a problem paying full price for the quality of food served.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Ell M wrote a review 2 Apr
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Booked a surprise night away for my husbands birthday, our kids & family. Honestly it was amazing from start to finish. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful & also couldn’t do enough for you! The place is absolutely stunning and the food is incredible. We arrived on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and enjoyed drinks in the garden outside. That evening we had booked a private pod for dinner which I highly recommend, the food was amazing & it was a real lovely touch having the privacy of the pod. Our accommodation was stunning a beautiful apartment that overlooked the grounds. The breakfast in the morning was amazing. The hotel and grounds are super classy but what I loved most was this was a very family oriented place. We will be back and I will be recommending!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jules W wrote a review Mar 2024
9 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited The Mansion to celebrate a family birthday. We had lunch there. The service was just perfect and the food was delicious. The staff went above and beyond to help and catered for GF options. The setting is very pleasant and it is easy to park.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The Conservatory part of the restaurant is a bit noisy is you have a hearing impairment.
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Lucy H wrote a review Mar 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom5 contributions
I visited The Mansion on Mother’s Day weekend with my partner and our little girl. I was apprehensive to come because I had seen mixed reviews however in all honesty, this is some of the best food we have eaten lately. My partner and I often go out for steak and in usual fashion we both ordered this on our visit. The steak was cooked to perfection - the chips extremely moreish and piping hot - the sauce was generously portioned and flavoursome and it was all evidently cooked from fresh. I had a few cocktails too which were equally as tasty. The service we received from all staff was lovely and everything was reasonably priced given the location. My only critique would be to have better signposting of the ladies toilet as I couldn’t find it and had to use the disabled facilities as there was no staff around at the time for me to ask. Overall great experience and would love to return and make use of the outdoor pods.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terry G wrote a review Mar 2024
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Had our 60th wedding anniversary at the Mansion.Best choice we made.The whole evening was terrific.Everyone said the food was excellent.Best staff you could wish for.Whole evening was memorable?Would thoroughly recommend the events manager and her team who organised the evening.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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CTMcCann1 wrote a review Mar 2024
Portsmouth, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Come for Mothers Day lunch in one of the pods, food was outstanding, plenty of it. Amelia our waitress was on the ball, we didn't have to wait for anything, the atmosphere was very cool. my dog loved the grounds, would like to say a special thanks to Tom the manager for a warm welcome, cant wait to go back
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Date of stay: March 2024
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aljs wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
I have just arrived home from having a Mother's Day Roast at The Mansion and I am very impressed. The food was of excellent quality and cooked to perfection. The service was also incredible, we were served by Harry who was polite and welcoming. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hannah H wrote a review Mar 2024
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We visited the Mansion at Coldeast for dinner in one of their 6 pods. My parents took my family, as we were celebrating my husband’s and my 50th birthdays. We had a great evening, although it was a bit cold to start with. However Paris was great at arranging a heater and blankets quickly. Paris is a real credit to the Mansion, and he looked after 3 generations of us so well and took the time to engage with us and make us feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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andygurd wrote a review Mar 2024
Waterlooville, United Kingdom170 contributions85 helpful votes
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Booked a one night stay at The Mansion and a table for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. Grounds and building (from outside) are lovely. The room booking was for a King room. It was a very large room, small bathroom, spacious kitchen and TV area. Wasn't a king-size bed, but two twins pushed together. The room was clean and tidy, but the state of the decor was very poor, broken plaster, unfinished plaster around sockets, water damage stains on the bathroom ceiling, and loose tap in the kitchen. It's really shoddy for what, on the face of it, appears to be a class establishment. On the plus side, the restaurant experience was of the quality we'd expected as long-time customers of the sister establishment, Becketts in Southsea. Service was friendly and efficient, and the food and wine were excellent. We enjoyed bread and olives (although the quality of the latter weren't great), starters of bang bang chicken and pork belly bites, and both had the chicken supreme for main, enjoyed with a bottle of pinot noir. Breakfast was also excellent, also with friendly service. We would certainly eat here again, but we wouldn't recommend the hotel until they make significant improvements.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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allin wrote a review Feb 2024
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Lovely stay, staff were friendly, helpful and professional. A call out to Anna, Kate, Harry, Martin, Paige and Darren (sorry to those whose names we did not catch). We enjoyed various options for breakfast and it was always cooked and presented well, set us up for the day. Our apartment was quirky with high ceilings and a titchy bathroom.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The restaurant does get busy, but staff can point you to good local restaurants.
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£74 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandHampshireSouthampton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to The Mansion?
Nearby attractions include Holly Hill Woodland Park (0.3 miles), Sarisbury Athletic Cricket Club (0.3 miles), and The Central Parks (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mansion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Mansion?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Mansion?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mansion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bold Forester, Indian Summer Indian Takeway, and The Talisman pub restaurant.
Are pets allowed at The Mansion?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mansion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bursledon Windmill (2.3 miles) and The Central Parks (0.6 miles).
Is The Mansion accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.