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Brockenhurst Careys Manor hotel, Sandy Balls Holiday Park and two Shorefield parks win Beautiful South Tourism Awards





CAREYS Manor hotel in Brockenhurst picked up two prestigious awards in the recent Beautiful South Tourism Awards.

The hotel won silver in the Large Hotel of the Year category and its SenSpa won silver for Spa and Well Being Experience of the year.

A whole host of other businesses in the New Forest area were also celebrating after being awarded accolades at the event, which was held in Brighton.

SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel won Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year pic Nick Williams Photography
SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel won Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year pic Nick Williams Photography

Shorefield’s Lytton Lawn in Milford was given silver in the Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year category, while the company’s Shorefield Country Park in Lymington won silver in Dog Friendly Business of the Year.

Beaulieu's Montagu Hotel won Small Hotel of Year pic Nick Williams Photography
Beaulieu's Montagu Hotel won Small Hotel of Year pic Nick Williams Photography

Lytton Lawn was praised by visitors, with one calling it “a little bit of heaven”.

Careys Manor Hotel won silver in Large Hotel of the Year category pic Nick Williams Photography
Careys Manor Hotel won silver in Large Hotel of the Year category pic Nick Williams Photography

Shorefield Country Park’s four legged visitors can now enjoy its “brand new look” after a makeover.

Shorefield Country Park was given silver for being a Dog Friendly Business pic Nick Williams Photography
Shorefield Country Park was given silver for being a Dog Friendly Business pic Nick Williams Photography

Another favourite New Forest camping site, Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Fordingbidge, was the overall winner in the Holiday Park of the Year.

Sandy Balls in Fordingbridge won Holiday Park of the Year
Sandy Balls in Fordingbridge won Holiday Park of the Year

New Milton’s Hobourne Naish was commended in the same category.

Another hotel in the Forest also did well at the awards which was hosted by TV presenter Tony Antis and attended by hundreds of guests from the tourism industry.

The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu won silver in the Small Hotel of the Year.

Fran Downton, chief executive of Tourism South East, said: “We could not be prouder of our wonderful finalists at this year’s Beautiful South Awards. They have all worked incredibly hard throughout 2023 and it is our pleasure to reward and recognise the high standards. They set our region amongst the best in the country.”



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