1st July 2022

Last week Emily and 6 of our Miss London Concierge clients were invited to Lainston House for a VIP FAM trip.  Located in beautiful Winchester and just a 10 minute drive from the train station (and less than an hour on the train from London Waterloo) Lainston House is the perfect venue for corporate retreats and away days.

The hotel

Lainston House is a 17th century luxury hotel, offering luxurious stays, award-winning dining, bespoke meetings and memorable weddings. It is also home to the Season cookery school with award-winning chefs and renowned external experts.

Tucked away in 63 acres of rural Hampshire countryside, you can enjoy both a remote and relaxing escape in the country or a more activity filled getaway with lots to do on site, as well as so many attractions on your doorstep. Their luxurious and individually designed rooms and suites can be hard to tear yourself away from, but when you do you can enjoy beautiful walks and bike rides in the grounds, inspiring cookery classes in Season and delicious dining in The Avenue or their brand new restaurant, The Wellhouse.

Not to mention outstanding afternoon teas in the drawing room and casual dining in The Cedar Bar and on the sun-drenched terrace.

Head out to explore local attractions, with the historic city of Winchester just 10 minutes drive, as well as the River Test, Bombay Sapphire distillery, Marwell Zoo and Paultons Park (and so much more) all within 15 miles.

The trip got off to a great start

On arrival, we met with the Exclusive Hotels team and enjoyed a glass of bubbles while hearing all about the stunning hotels in the Exclusive collection. After a quick check in to our gorgeous rooms, we made our way to the gardens where an outside kitchen was set up ready for our afternoon activity.  One of the hotels chefs was on hand to guide us through how we were going to make a selection of canapes using ingredients from the garden.  Everyone loved the activity and the sun was shining making it the perfect afternoon activity.

Fantastic food

After our activity, we made our way back to the main house to change for dinner which was held in the wellhouse restaurant.  The amazing woodfire dishes were served as sharing dishes and brought out to us personally by the chef.

After a restful nights sleep we made our way home feeling rested and spoilt.  Thank you Lainston House for having us!


It’s the amount of activities on offer that really impressed us regarding Lainston House.

The wellbeing of the guests and how they spend their time is paramount – ideal for any company wishing to reconnect, rebuild and get back together as a team.

From fishing to cooking to floristry workshops: if you want to think outside the box and do something a bit different, Lainston house is your venue.

Why choose this venue?

By car, Lainston House is just 6 minutes from the A34 and has over 100 car parking spaces with electric car chargers. 55 minutes from Heathrow and 20 minutes from Southampton Airport for international travellers. Central London is 60 minutes by train and 9 minutes from Winchester Station.

The venue boasts meeting spaces, outside areas for activities and team building as well as 50 gorgeous bedrooms. Want to hold you next company retreat here? We are sure you do.


Excellent feedback from our clients

It was a pleasure and thank you so much for all the hospitality. Everything in the hotel had a special touch to it, with meaning! And picking our own food to cook, what an experience.
Thank you @Emily again for the invitation. Can’t wait to show the info you sent us to the team!!

Thank you SO much for a delightful stay on Friday and for a good look around Lainston House. It was great to meet Sarah too so please thank her for giving me the full, brilliant download once I arrived – will keep this venue in mind for getting our C suite ‘out in the countryside’!
Thank you Emily for organising. Such a lovely treat and a fabulous start to the weekend.
Annie – it was an incredible experience. All my friends have been so jealous over the outside cooking session. I’ve been raving about what fun we had. Thank you to you and Sarah for being such fabulous hosts.


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