Many fine old naval ships were built at Buckler’s Hard. In fact you can still see the old grassy ‘slips’ just below the hotel. We think it appropriate to celebrate the work of Mr Henry Adams (the shipbuilder and former resident of the hotel building) by naming our rooms after some of his work.
We offer Chic and Luxury Rooms in the main house, beautifully and individually created by the well-known interior designer Christine Boswell, and we offer Classic Rooms in the Henry Adams wing (which cost less).
The rooms in the Henry Adams wing are slightly more modern than those in the main building and unfortunately don’t share the views of the river. However, the rooms have their own charm, with bright, hand-carved headboards, chic blinds and wallpapers, and Egyptian cotton bedding on superb beds.
We are also dog-friendly and have up to nine rooms available in the Henry Adams wing for those who would like to bring their pet with them.
So we started with a ship’s name, let our imagination go a little bit crazy, took this mix to Rajasthan where our craftsmen turned the concept into wonderfully theatrical, comfortable and beautifully bespoke furnishings, and these are some of the room names we ended up with:
Pandora - Agamemnon - Swiftsure - Abundance - Husar (for Hillbrooke cognoscenti, please read Flashman) - Victorious - Fervent (for Hillbrooke wistful, please read Karma Sutra) - Romulus - Pacific
We also offer our guests the opportunity to have a lie in and to check out a good couple of hours after everyone else. Our late check out (by 1pm) is available at just £20 extra. Simply ask for this when making your booking. It's also worth taking a look at our Late Availability and Special Offers pages.
The Master Builder’s is also proud to take part in the New Forest Trust Visitor Gift Scheme. Founded in 2003, this charity is dedicated to securing the future of the New Forest for those who live in it and for those who love it, now and in the future. The Trust has funded many projects, such as a trial of reflective paints and stickers to go on ponies and donkeys' bottoms to make them visible at night and hopefully prevent animal accidents. You will therefore notice a £2 charge on your bill; this is a contribution to the Trust, but if you would prefer not to donate, please let Reception know and we will be more than happy to remove it from your bill.