Dating back to the 16th century, Passford House Hotel is steeped in history. Formerly the home of Lord and Lady Arthur Cecil, Queen Victoria’s private secretary. The house was first used as a hotel when Mr & Mrs Carter bought the building in 1947. As for the name, the house lay by an old ford which used to be the main road between Lymington & Sway – hence “pass the ford”.
Ian Hudleston born in 1946 in Edinburgh, educated at The Edinburgh Academy, The Scottish Hotel School and various Junior and Senior Management roles decided to purchase Passford House Hotel in 1995.
With a wealth of facilities at our hotel, you will have everything you need during your stay with us. Stay occupied with activities such as swimming, tennis, or exploring our gardens. We even have a helipad for guests wishing to arrive by helicopter, just make sure you inform us beforehand.
Surrounded by stunning natural scenery, Passford House Hotel is situated in the heart of the New Forest. From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, cycle routes, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there's something for everyone. You will be spoilt for choice with events and activities happening all year round.
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