New property alert! New property alert! Our team have been up to Hampshire this week, to Lyndhurst in the heart of the New Forest to be exact – and look what we’ve got! Boy oh boy, we are so thrilled to add Ortus House to our portfolio; we’d be doing cartwheels in the office if we could! This is a truly amazing house with a lovely history – it used to be a maternity hospital so lots of bonny babies came into the world there, curling their little toes, the source of much rejoicing! Maybe that’s what makes it so perfect for celebrations and entertaining, the laid back happy feel that wafts through every room.
When we say amazing it’s a bit of an understatement because actually, Ortus House is jaw-droppingly impressive; the wow factor grabs you the minute you walk in. It sleeps 14 guests in 7 bedrooms over two floors and there’s room for an extra guest at an additional charge, plus two cots and two toddler beds come gratis. Luxurious, with top-notch facilities, there are, wait for it… two swimming pools! Yep, TWO! One indoors and one outdoors, as well as a steam room, a hot tub, a gym, games room and play equipment – talk about something for everyone and talk about year round fun! If you’ve got a special date coming up, say a big birthday, a special anniversary, or if you want to have a big group get together THIS Christmas, you should be checking availability tout suite. Ortus House is equally perfect for family holidays, hen weekends, corporate breaks – you name it, whatever kind of large group stay you’re planning, it ticks all the boxes and more.
The kitchen is a tremendous space, a huge room, incredibly well equipped for catering and socialising, and with doors opening straight out onto the large patio, you can all spill outside – even this time of year because there’s a massive cover you can pull across, a heated canopy and patio heaters, plus an outdoor kitchen where you can sizzle steaks or whatever else you fancy. If the weather is behaving really badly then use the enormous hall, the lounge and the dining room, dress up, put on your glitzies, make it a happy shiny affair.
A rather grand staircase takes you up to a wide galleried landing and the four bedrooms on the first floor, all en suite, all sumptuous and peaceful with king size beds. If you’ve got youngsters in your big group they’ll love the top floor where there are three more bedrooms, a shower room and the games room with a pool table, a racing car console, huge TV and comfy seating. Oh, and whilst we’re at it, you can bring your pet pooch along too, and his best friend because Ortus House welcomes two dogs (small charge for each pet) – just stick to the dog rules and it’ll be fine.
The house has Sonos sound throughout and internet entertainment and music channels – no one is going to miss out on anything; big films, games, your favourite tunes, you won’t have to forego any of it. What Ortus House doesn’t lack for such a humongous place is ambience – it feels so good, so welcoming; interiors are ultra-stylish with tasteful Farrow & Ball colours, and the mostly contemporary furnishings are complemented by the occasional older piece or something with a trendy industrial edge and it works, it’s a beaut inside and out and it can be all yours for a whole week, a 2 or 3 night weekend or a 4 night midweek break. There’s heaps to see and do in the new Forest and some very good places to eat within walking distance – the nearest pub is just short stroll down the hill (staggering distance!). Bring it on! Check availability and strike whilst the iron’s hot – will you be the lucky large group who get to spend Christmas at Ortus House?