Après 2020 in the Chamonix of the English Countryside

Après On Location in Hampshire and Dorset

Hampshire, the Chamonix of the English countryside, is the perfect getaway location right on our doorstep. Holidaying on home turf seems more appealing than ever right now. Incredible experiences for all the family, from touring the Jurassic Coast on foot or your own private Rib Charter, to spending the day trying your hand at an array of country pursuits. Our recommended seven-day itinerary is sure to get your adrenaline racing!

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Exploring on horseback and on the water

Arrival Day

Show the winter weather exactly what you're made of! Set off down to the bank of the tidal and privately owned Beaulieu River within the Nature Reserve, where your Open 'Canadian Style' Canoe will be waiting. Take the River up or down stream, drift on tidal currents or explore hidden creeks on the stunning Nature Reserve.

Add a unique twist to your journey and finish at the Master Builders House Hotel for a warming drink on the terrace! After a delicious lunch at the AA Rosette-awarded Riverview Restaurant overlooking the Beaulieu River, you will be chauffeured to Brockenhurst village for your private countryside hack.

Enjoy one of the finest ways to explore the New Forest with cattle, ponies and donkeys roaming free. As your hack comes to an end, watch the sun begin to set over the stunning landscape. 

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A Whirlwind Day at Goodwood

Day Two

Discover England's greatest sporting estate - Goodwood Estate! You will be met by your instructor at the Goodwood Hotel for a drivers briefing and introduction to one of their classic 1960s Land Rovers. Embrace the bouncy ride and lack of modern technology as you take in the breathtaking views of the Sussex South Downs.

Experience the 'Old House' where you will be greeted by a knowledgeable guide for a private tour of the State Apartments and house. Following on from the tour, tuck into a decadent lunch at Goodwood's sustainable restaurant Farmer, Butcher, Chef. Get your adrenaline flowing with an afternoon of incredible activities: slide around the skid pad; take to the skies with a flying lesson or a helicopter flight alongside a Spitfire; or, enjoy racing around the motor circuit! 

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Day Three

Take on the Jurassic Coast Challenge to experience the dramatic scenery and challenge yourself with the skill and endurance needed for cross-country, revel in the excitement of a downhill run or enjoy a family ride.

The Weld Arms at Lulworth Cove, an immaculately restored charming thatched inn at the foot of the castle gates, awaits you with welcome arms to warm up and fill you with incredible food. Rock Hop and Shore Scramble whilst costarring at Lulworth, a fully immersive experience and one to remember!

Hibernate indoors this evening and relax with your favourite glass of wine whilst you sit by the crackling fire, before enjoying dinner at the hotel, after an adrenaline-filled day! 

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Exhilirating Activities and Exquisite Cuisine

Day Four

Experience a day of adventure at a secluded private country house and estate, entering down an ancient tree-line avenue with the classic 15th century English home appearing before you. You will be met by the House Manager before indulging in a fabulous breakfast to fuel you up for the day! Choose from cycling, walking and wildlife walks, personal training, tennis coaching, truffle hunting, archery, falconry and more on the glorious estate this morning.

Your private chef will host an outdoor dining experience from a menu of your choice. Continue your activities with a shooting masterclass in the 3000 acres of land or embark on a boating/paddle boarding experience on the beautiful lake. End the day with a private screening experience in the cinema room complete with all the movie amenities you could wish for!

Day Five

Arrive at a chocolate workshop to take a chocolatier masterclass to learn the ins and outs of chocolate making - exactly how the professionals make your favourite treats! Complete the journey of flavours with an afternoon at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Tour the distillery and fascinating research and development lab before enjoying a tasting of their full range of spirits. Discover how the distillery makes their award-winning Bombay Sapphire gin, as well as creating your very own cocktails with a private gin blending masterclass.

Finish out your day with a fabulous fondue, a favourite alpine dish for many skiers. Enjoy our 'Create your own' Gluhwein (mulled wine) or Bombardino hamper to truly indulge your tastebuds today! 

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Treasure Hunting and Survival Adventuring

Day Six

Jump on board your private Rib Charter with Lymington and embark on a coastal adventure! The first stop on your trip will be Yarmouth, where you will begin your first Treasure Hunt along the shore. Continue around the Jurassic Coast and stop off at Cowes for a second hunt followed by a scrumptious lunch! Hop back on board your Rib Charter to explore the seas and sport landmarks such as The Needles, keep an eye out for ocean wildlife and touch up on some geography skills.

Returning to shore you can put your feet firmly back on the ground and return to your luxury hotel where a freshly prepared marine inspired dinner will be waiting for you. Let us provide the marshmallows for your evening snuggled under a warm blanket outside by the firepit!

Day Seven

Embrace your inner Bear Grylls with a day out in the woodland with a survival skills expert! Learn how to make a fire without matches or a lighter, build a basic shelter and use tools to make useful items for the camp! You won't have to worry about foraging for yourself for lunch, as your own private chef will prepare and host the ultimate BBQ experience. Head deeper into the woods after lunch, where your guide will talk you through safe tool use and give you the skills to carve sample items you will need in the woods.

Return to your hotel for a late afternoon pampering session - head to the spa for a relaxing massage or even a swim to indulge after a day of survival adventure! 

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