The History of The Master Builder's House Hotel

The Master Builder’s House Hotel is one of the only hotels in the New Forest that can boast to have some of its oldest rooms still in their original format. The hotel is situated in the historic village of Bucklers Hard, a settlement famous for its ship building, some of the original bedrooms offer enviable views over the Beaulieu River and the village itself.

The hotel was built c.1729, the most famous tenant being Henry Adams, the Master Builder of ships for Nelson’s Navy, including three ships which fought at Trafalgar – Agamemnon, Swiftsure and Euryalus.

The hotel’s Reception foyer boasts the flags of Nelson’s conquests, using the boats built at Bucklers Hard. The hotel retains many historic features, from the old oak beams to the big open fireplaces. It’s like stepping back in time, albeit the rooms are far more luxurious now!