Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Griggs Green, Liphook, GU30 7PE

From £140.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

Fitness and food. Tennis and treatments. Golf, gym and glorious grounds. Afternoon teas that turn into elegant evenings at the Champagne Bar. Nothing says fun, indulgence and sheer relaxation quite like a spa break to Old Thorns. 

Whether just for the day or for overnight stays, this award-winning resort hotel on the northern tip of the South Downs National Park is the perfect way to escape the everyday. Its handy Hampshire location makes it the ideal spot for further exploration, with superb shopping in Farnborough and Guildford, and the historic city of Winchester within easy reach. 

But, with its own 400 acres of idyllic countryside to admire along with first-rate eating, drinking and leisure facilities to enjoy, it’s unlikely you’ll want to leave the grounds!

Sporty types can swing by the 18-hole golf course, serve up an ace on the tennis courts or reconnect with nature with a hike around the hotel. Work up a sweat in the equipment-packed health club or take an invigorating swim in the 20m indoor pool. There’s even a lusciously warm tropical pool that nestles alongside it to help you get into the holiday mood.

Prefer to check in then chill out? We hear you. Robe up and pad down to the incredible spa with its sumptuous thermal suite, five treatment rooms, VIP spa terrace and wellness beds. 

When day turns to night, the delights of this distinctively-decorated hotel awaits. Enjoy a post-pampering G and T in the sports bar. Glam up for a delectable dinner in the Kings Restaurant before retiring to the glamorous atrium Champagne Bar to work your way round the cocktail menu.

Then all that’s left is to drift off to bed. But will you be resting your head in a beautiful bedroom, an upmarket self-catering apartment or a charming eco pod in the grounds? At Old Thorns, the choice is yours.

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Tropical pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Poolside lounge area
  • Cold shower
  • Ice rub
  • Relaxation room
  • Wellness Beds (chargeable)
  • Spa Terrace
  • Well equipped gymnasium
  • Fitness classes
  • Multisport court
  • Championship 18 hole golf course
  • Driving Range with Toptracer Technology (chargeable)
  • Sports Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Kings Restaurant
  • Oties Café

Packages

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Summer Bliss Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 40 minutes
  • One course lunch with a soft drink (one course carvery on Sundays)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am
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From £140.00 per person

1 Night Summer Bliss Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 40 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Two course dinner
  • English breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £159.00 per person

Classic Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • One course lunch with soft drink (Mon - Sat) One course carvery with soft drink (Sunday)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • Arrival from 10am
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From £160.00 per person

1 Night Ultimate Pod Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in a Eco Pod
  • Two course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Please note: Pods are not wheelchair accessible
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £165.00 per person

1 Night Wellness Break

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Two course dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £169.00 per person

1 Night Spa Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Two course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £179.00 per person

Indulgence Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • One course lunch with soft drink (Mon - Sat) One course carvery with soft drink (Sunday)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • Arrival from 10am
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From £180.00 per person

1 Night Girls Night In Spa Break

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Two course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £189.00 per person

1 Night Play and Relax Golf & Spa Break

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 1 x round of golf OR 1 x 25 minute treatment per guest
  • Two course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip flops
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
  • 1 x rounds of golf OR 1 x 25 minute spa treatment per guest
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1 Night Tranquil Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Two course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £199.00 per person

Luxury Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 80 minutes
  • One course lunch with soft drink (Mon - Sat) One course carvery with soft drink (Sunday)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • Arrival from 10am
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Ultimate Spa Day

  • 3 treatments, up to 105 minutes
  • One course lunch with soft drink (Mon - Sat) One course carvery with soft drink (Sunday)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes require £10 deposit, slippers can be purchased
  • Arrival from 10am
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From £210.00 per person

1 Night June Spa and Tribute Stay

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • 80's v 90's - Friday 7th June '24
  • Freddie & Queen Experience - Friday 21st June '24
  • Taylor Swift - Friday 28th June '24
  • £249pp based on 2 guests sharing a twin/double room
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Tribute night ticket (live act and DJ)
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Please note: Strictly over 18's
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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1 Night July Spa and Tribute Stay

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • ABBA - Friday 5th July '24
  • School’s Out for Summer Disco Night - Friday 19th July '24
  • £249pp based on 2 guests sharing a twin/double room
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Tribute night ticket (live act and DJ)
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Please note: Strictly over 18's
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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1 Night September Spa and Tribute Stay

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Elton John and George Michael - Friday 13th September '24
  • Caribbean Night with The Marley Experience - Saturday 21st September '24
  • Back to school disco - Friday 27th September '24
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Tribute night ticket (live act and DJ)
  • Full use of the Elevation Health Club
  • Use of the relaxation and VIP terrace
  • Use of the facilities from 10am on arrival day to 2pm on departure day
  • Complimentary use of towels and robe (slippers can be purchased)
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Please note: Strictly over 18's
  • Check in from 4pm - Room departure 11am
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From £249.00 per person

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Details

Towel and robes providedTowels yes - £10 deposit required for robes - slippers can be purchased
Length of pool20m
No. of treatment rooms15
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group10
Lockers availableYes
Product houseTemple Spa, Natural Spa Factory and Sienna X
Dress for lunchNo
Minimum age16
Local attractionsHaslemere Educational Museum, Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Bird World, Chichester Cathedral, Jane Austen's House Museum & Go Ape!
No. of bedrooms146
No. of apartments51 Apartments - 14 penthouse that sleep 6 and 37 two bed apartments that sleep 4
Check-in time16:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Pets welcomeYes

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Tropical pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Poolside lounge area
  • Cold shower
  • Ice rub
  • Relaxation room
  • Wellness Beds (chargeable)
  • Spa Terrace
  • Well equipped gymnasium
  • Fitness classes
  • Multisport court
  • Championship 18 hole golf course
  • Driving Range with Toptracer Technology (chargeable)
  • Sports Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Kings Restaurant
  • Oties Café

The Spa & Wellness at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Put your robe on and feel your shoulders drop, because the spa at Old Thorns is dedicated to helping you unwind. Set in beautiful countryside overlooking a pristine golf course, when it comes to luxurious features, this spa is the whole pampering package.

The perfect blend of health and wellness, your journey to tranquility begins at the crystal-clear 20m swimming pool. Take a dip, then immerse yourself in the warm embrace of the subtropical bubble pool. Or just pull up a poolside lounger and drift off for a while.

Take a moment to unwind in the peace of the wellness area. Enjoy the warmth and bubbles of the Jacuzzi, dip your feet in the foot spa, then stretch out on the hot beds. Then it’s time to wake up your senses with the ice bucket and fountain. 

When you’re here on a spa package, there are also some exclusive spaces reserved just for you. The relaxation room is the perfect place to unwind, while the VIP terrace lets you lounge out in the sun, Prosecco in hand, while you admire views across the golf course.

Deep dive further into euphoria with a Natural Spa Factory or Templespa ritual. Choose from blissful body wraps or results-driven facials, while hand and feet treatments add the perfect finishing touch. 

The Gym & Fitness at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Like to crunch before brunch? You’re in for a treat at the Elevation Health Club. Forget hotel gyms with long queues for the one solitary treadmill in a room no bigger than a cupboard. This is a gym with the wow-factor. 

The sheer size and scale of it is seriously impressive. Every inch of its 26,000 square feet is crammed with all the equipment you’d find in some of the UK’s finest modern fitness suites. But that’s not all. Here you’ll also find expert trainers, instructor led classes and a supportive community, all in beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

Jump on the treadmill for a run with views across the golf course. There’s also resistance machines as well as a free weights area, Mega Rack, TRX suspension trainer and even a climbing wall. 

Prefer to sweat it out with friends? Book into one of Elevation’s exciting fitness classes. With over 100 classes a week including bootcamp, spinning, pilates, rebound, cardio tennis, weights and more, you can try an old favourite or take on something new.

Restaurants & Food at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

You’ve pampered yourself at the spa, now it’s time to indulge and at Old Thorns you won’t go hungry or thirsty. 

Sports Bar and terrace

Head over to the Sports Bar to choose a pre-dinner livener from their huge selection of beers, wine, gins, spirits and alcohol-free options. Stay inside for a game of pool. But if the sun has its hat on why not take to the terrace for a drink overlooking the driving range?

Kings Restaurant

The home of breakfast buffets, Sunday carvery and afternoon tea, take a seat in Kings for a delicious dinner with fantastic vistas over the golf course. Just remember to pre book your table as weekends can get busy. 

Champagne Bar

After dinner it’s time to head to the stunning yet decadent atrium Champagne Bar, where expert bartenders will whip you up an array of tasty cocktails. Choose a classic Whisky Sour, have a cheeky Espresso Martini or feel refreshed with a long, tall Raspberry Haze. Then sit back in plush chairs to work your way through the menu. 

Oties

Feeling peckish post-pampering? Open 8am until 5pm, the American diner style cafe Oties has sandwiches, toasties and paninis and a fine range of coffee. But dessert is very much their speciality so don’t miss the waffles, pancakes or ice cream.

Spa Location

Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Griggs Green
Liphook
GU30 7PE
01428 738 540

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest station to Old Thorns is at Liphook, 2.1 miles away. Liphook is served by South Western trains which run from London Waterloo to Portsmouth, via Guildford. 

By bus: The nearest bus stop to Old Thorns is on Bircholt Road, less than a 20-minute walk away. The 250 bus route on the Liphook Village Circular stops here.

By car: Old Thorns is located just minutes from the A3 on Longmoor Road. At the Liphook-Petersfield by-pass, take the exit for Griggs Green. Continue for approximately half a mile before taking a right turn at the sign post for Old Thorns. The postcode for your satnav is GU30 7PE.

Parking: Parking is free and plentiful. The main car park holds approximately 200 cars with an overflow car park available with parking for an additional 150 vehicles.

Reviews

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Fabulous
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Had a fantastic massage from Sophie George! So relaxing! I also had a lovely facial from Imogen!

Julie Korgaokar, Bognor Regis

Perfect!
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

We had the wellness bed, which was okay - it wasn't as good as a proper massage but still lovely. Its essentially a waterbed with jets underneath that massage your back! However the actual swimming pool and facilities were great! Lovely and calm atmosphere.

Ellie Williams, Eastleigh

Nice relaxing place
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Very nice stylish building, if you looking for somewhere nice and relaxing definitely the place to be. The hotel facilities are nice and clean, I also like that is in kind of a country side so you can have a nice walks We definitely coming back!

Zsanett Vass, Horley

Lovely day
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Took a girlfriend for her birthday and the sun was shining which was a bonus as Old Thorns has a lovely sunny terrace you can sit/lie out on sunbeds and wasn't crowded. Lovely pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and not too busy. Only negatives were there was only one shower of two working. Our treatments were great relaxing and gorgeous. However, the shampoo and body wash dispenser was empty and I had to nip next door to the shower cubicle that was not working to each time I wanted some. I had told spa reception at 11am there were no paper towels for drying hands at the basin it took till 5pm for them to be replenished. Last time I was here was in 2018 and I did enjoy the carvery lunch then. Now they offer a picnic lunch only with hot soup and wrap and a piece of tort all on the same plate with little choice only on the wrap meat or veggie) I saw someone having a 1:30pm afternoon tea for lunch and would go for that next time as it looked more appetizing!

Angela Gray, Guildford

Spa day
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Had a lovely day! Lunch was delicious and treatment was excellent. Highly recommended and would definitely return.

Alison Fenton, Portsmouth

Lovely stay
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Relaxing overnight stay in a lovely spa hotel.

Paul Craven, Hampshire

A memorable stay.
5 / 5

It gives me great pleasure to express my sincere gratitude to some off the staff who genuinely were very sincere in making my stay a lot more memorable. The smile was for sure coming from the heart...... Read more

Wedding
5 / 5

I visited Old Thorns for my son and daughter -in-law's wedding. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing, and cannot recommend more highly for someone wishing to book their future...... Read more

Do no recommend getting married here!
1 / 5

We got married here in March 2024 and I would never recommended this venue to get married at. I felt extremely let down and disappointed in the venue and organisation on the day. I felt anxious...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Old Thorns Hotel & Resort do afternoon tea?

Nothing beats a classic afternoon tea, and the quintessentially British pastime oozes indulgence at Old Thorns. Sip and socialise in style in the Kings Restaurant with views across the pristine golf course. You can even take your decadent delights onto the terrace on warmer days.

From scones to patisserie, expect a huge range of delicacies. If you’re celebrating a special occasion (or even if you’re not), you can raise a glass of Prosecco to give the afternoon some extra sparkle. 

Does Old Thorns Hotel & Resort have a swimming pool?

It does and at an impressively-sized 20m in length, it’s big enough for some invigorating laps. Serious swimmers will love that lane swimming is available, while sporty types can take part in a fun aqua fitness session. Afterwards, lay back in the adjoining sub-tropical experience bubble pool with its warming massage jets, then just relax poolside on one of the loungers.

Does Old Thorns Hotel & Resort offer accommodation?

It does! Old Thorns has over 150 spacious hotel rooms and suites, each with elegant décor and great amenities. But it also has popular eco-pods for those that love glamping and self-catering apartments that overlook the golf course. These can sleep either up to four or up to six people and benefit from floor to ceiling windows to really maximise the view. 

What time is check-in and check-out at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort?

While standard check-in time at the hotel is 4pm and check-out time is 11am, some packages may include early check-in or use of the facilities. For day spa packages, check-in is generally 10am. If you’re unsure, please check your confirmation email.

Is there disabled access at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort?

Yes, there are several fully adapted rooms.

What should I pack for Old Thorns Hotel & Resort?

Remember your swimwear! You’ll need something to wear on your feet poolside, but if you forget you can always buy a pair of slippers (£2) or flip flops (£5) from the spa. That incredible gym makes a great place to try out your chic new fit kit, and bring something smart/casual for cocktails in the Champagne Bar.

And don’t forget your anorak and walking boots if you’re planning on going hiking around the grounds or in the countryside. With views so spectacular you won’t want to miss out.

What’s the history of Old Thorns Hotel & Resort?

The hotel has quite the backstory! Old Thorns is the former home of Ken Wood, founder of the Kenwood manufacturing company, who purchased the working dairy farm in 1949. He made many improvements, adding 28 bedrooms, a kitchen, a large drawing room and a cellar. The family also had stables, an orchard and an outdoor swimming pool. 

In the 1970s Ken started to add a golf course which was completed in 1981, while more recently, 55 self-catering appointments arrived in 2018. Some of the original parts of the house still remain to this day.

Is there a dress code at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort?

You can leave your finest black tie and ball gowns at home (unless you want to). There’s no dress code at Old Thorns, apart from in the Champagne Bar where smart/casual is the order of the day.

Is Old Thorns Hotel & Resort family friendly?

Yes, children get a warm welcome at Old Thorns. Kids can splash in the pool everyday between 10am and 12pm, and 3pm to 5pm. And, with family walking trails, a diner-style café for waffles and pancakes, pool tables and a virtual golf experience to try, they won’t be bored!

The hotel’s open-plan, self-catering apartments are ideal for families. They’re equipped with two or three bedrooms, a living area with a TV, a dining space and kitchen.

Is Old Thorns Hotel & Resort dog-friendly?

Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Does Old Thorns Hotel & Resort have a golf course?

It does, and a round of golf here is something extra special. Play in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Isao Aoki and Bill Rogers who all played on the course’s opening round back in 1982! Today the par-72 course, with its spectacular views across the South Downs countryside, offers everything a golfer could possibly need, including a popular Halfway Hut for drinks and refreshments while you’re playing.