Guest Information

Location:

Just 13 minutes drive from both Farnham and Alton Blacknest is perfectly located, Alice Holt Forest is 5 minutes away on the opposite side of A325. Access to both London airports, Gatwick and Heathrow taking about 1 hour by car. Bentley station is a 2 minute drive where trains will take you into London Waterloo in about an 1 hr. Distances from local towns and airports below:-

Alice Holt Forest – 1.5 miles/ 5 minutes        Farnham Town - 6 miles / 13 minutes          Alton Town – 8 miles / 13 minutes
Petersfield – 14 miles / 25 minutes                Portsmouth - 32 miles / 44 minutes              West Wittering Beach – 43 miles / 1 hour
Gatwick Airport – 52 miles / 1 hour               Heathrow Airport – 37 miles / 1 hour
 

Hotel Information:

Number of Rooms:    5 Rooms including - 1 x Suite, 2 x King Size, 2 x Twins
Check-in Time:          Between 3pm & 9 pm (Unless otherwise requested)
Check-Out Time:       10 am
Additional Beds available if requested in advance at £20 per night for under 12 years old & £25 per night for over 12 years old.

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Emergency Contact:

If you need to contact a member of our team during the night, please press the CALL button in your room by pressing it once. We do not offer room service, so the CALL button should be only used in an emergency.  If it is very urgent, please press and hold the call button for an immediate response.

Bar/Restaurant  -  Opening Times:  7am until 9pm

Continental Breakfast is served for hotel guests in the orangery from 7.00 am, our Full Breakfast Menu is available from 8.00 am.
The lunch menu is served from 11am until 3 pm and offers a delicious choice for everyone to enjoy, whether you want a quick snack or something more filling.
After 3pm you can enjoy something from our Grab & Go Menu or if requested in advance we can offer dinner.

Useful Contacts:

Doctors
Bentley Village Surgery, Hole Lane, Bentley, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5LP
Tel:  01420 22106       2 Miles away

Dentist
Alton Dental, 54 Anstey Road, Alton, Hants, GU34 2RE
Tel: 01420 83589       5 Miles away

Hospital
Royal Surrey Country Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX
Tel:  01483 571172   12 Miles away

Pharmacy
Boots Pharmacy, 17 Forest Centre, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0TN
Tel: 01420 475144     5 Miles away

Taxis
AJL Cars         01420 478889       Alton 8’s Taxis   01420 8888   
CVS Taxis       01420 479016       Alton Taxis         01420 83657 
Bordon Taxis   01420 474378

Railway Station
Bentley Station, Station Road, Bentley, GU10 5JZ
Open Weekdays – 06.40 to 10.30  (Ticket machine available)
Bentley to London Waterloo (1 Hour)     
2 Miles away

Nearest Bank
Natwest, Alton 5 Miles
All Main Banks are in Farnham 12 miles

Post Office
Bordon, Alton & Farnham all have Post Offices.

Convenience Store/Supermarket
One Stop Stores, Ennerdale Road, Bordon, GU35 0LQ
Tesco Superstore, High Street, Bordon, GU35 OAX 

Pubs & Restaurants

The Jolly Farmer, Binsted Rd, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD
Tel:  01420 488118
 

The Royal Exchange, Liphook Rd, Lindford, Bordon GU35 0NX
Tel:  01420 488118 

The Bell and Dragon, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LD
Tel:  01428 605799 

The Botanist, 4-5 Town Hall Buildings, The Borough, Farnham, GU9 7ND
Tel: 01252 718089
 

Daniele Sicilian Restaurant, Lower Hale, Farnham Surrey GU9 9RP
Tel:  01252 728603 

General Information 

Local Area
Blacknest is a village in Hampshire and in the parish of Binsted.  The Country Club is located in The South Downs National Park which is England’s newest national park and covers the area from Eastbourne to Winchester

Climate
Hampshire has an average temperature of 9 °C (48.2 °F).  January is the coldest month with temperatures around 2 °C (35.6 °F), while June and July are the warmest months with average temperatures of 25.5 °C (77.9 °F).

Area and Population
Alton is within 5 miles of Blacknest and is a Hampshire market town with a population town of 17,816 and recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086.  While Farnham has a population of 39,488 and is situated in the county of Surrey, it boasts many historic buildings which include a number of Georgian houses and Farnham Castle that overlooks the town

Places of Interest

Birdworld
Birdworld is much more than a bird park with Jenny Wren Farm and Underwater World, it’s an ideal day out for all ages.  The bird displays and feeding give visitors a real experience.

Alice Holt Forest
Alice Holt is predominately an ancient oak forest which in the 18th & 19th centuries supplied timber for building of ships for the Royal Navy, it is now planted mainly with conifers.  The Forestry Commission took over the management of the forest in 1924 and is part of the South Downs National Park.  Today the forest offers walking, cycling, playgrounds, picnic areas and Go Ape. https://www.forestryengland.uk/alice-holt-forest

Frensham Ponds
Owned by the National Trust, Frensham Common covers around 1,000 acres of attractive open Surrey heathland, a wealth of wildlife and two ponds (the Great Pond and Little Pond).  The Great Pond has a sandy beach where you picnic and play or even take a wild swim, but always check water quality beforehand.

Jane Austen’s House
Chawton is a picturesque village where Jane Austen wrote many of her famous novels including Pride and Prejudice.  Her home is now a museum and gives a real insight into the author and her life.

Farnham Castle
Farnham Castle stands on the crest of a hill overlooking the town, it has an impressive motte and ‘shell keep’ of a castle founded in 1138 by Henry Blois, Bishop of Winchester and brother of King Stephen.  The castle was rebuilt in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, but a viewing platform reveals the buried remains of an earlier tower.

Mid Hants Railway - Watercress Line
The Mid Hants Railway, known as The Watercress Line, is one of the most successful heritage railways in the country.  It started life in October 1865 and runs along a 10 mile stretch from Alton to the picturesque town of Alresford.

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