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“Scintillating luxury hotel in a superbly redesigned Georgian house in the heart of the New Forest. Wonderfully comfortable beds in large rooms all with unique features including free standing baths, fireplaces or four posters. A sublime restaurant curated by a celebrity chef. Countryside perfection.”

“Scintillating luxury hotel in a superbly redesigned Georgian house in the heart of the New Forest. Wonderfully comfortable beds in large rooms all with unique features including free standing baths, fireplaces or four posters. A sublime restaurant curated by a celebrity chef. Countryside perfection.”

Hotel Review

Hidden amidst the green and towering trees of the New Forest, Lime Wood is a timeless beauty. Completely renovated and reopened in 2009, the hotel is a hidden gem tucked away in an area of vast wildlife and historic countryside. With a collection of rooms situated in the main house and a selection of cottages and forest hideaway suites within the idyllic grounds of the hotel and not forgetting the recently opened Lake Cabin, you most certainly won’t be stuck for choice. Lime Wood combines design with rusticity to create a space of nature, elegant relaxation and simplicity. Great for celebrations or just chilling time.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • A super chic restaurant, serving Anglo-Italian fare. A product of Lime Wood’s Luke Holder and high-profile chef Angela Hartnett.
  • Families
  • Extra beds allowed in rooms, kids activities on site and baby sitting facilities makes this an obvious choice for parents.
  • Country Escape
  • A beautifully renovated country house situated in the heart of one of the UKs finest National Parks.
  • Spa breaks
  • Herb House Spa with indoor and outdoor pools.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • A super chic restaurant, serving Anglo-Italian fare. A product of Lime Wood’s Luke Holder and high-profile chef Angela Hartnett.
  • Families
  • Extra beds allowed in rooms, kids activities on site and baby sitting facilities makes this an obvious choice for parents.
  • Country Escape
  • A beautifully renovated country house situated in the heart of one of the UKs finest National Parks.
  • Other Activities
  • The Herb House Spa is reason enough for a stay with facilities including everything from a hot pool to a meditation area.
  • Cooking classes
  • The excellent Hartnett Holder & Co Backstage cookery school has a wide variety of hands on courses.
  • Great walks
  • Head straight out into the New Forest from the property and greet the local ponies.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and pilates classes are held at the spa, the perfect way to start your day.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel has a number of bicycles for exploring the stunning local area.
  • Spa breaks
  • Herb House Spa with indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Spa
  • Herb House Spa featuring holistic and Ayurvedic therapies.
  • Pet friendly
  • In outdoor rooms but not in the Main House
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Country House
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Disabled access
  • 5* Luxury
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Restaurant
  • Wellbeing
  • Secluded setting
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Herb House Spa featuring holistic and Ayurvedic therapies.
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor steaming pool surrounded by decking and loungers.
  • Pet friendly
  • In outdoor rooms but not in the Main House
  • Massage
  • Treatments in Herb House Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor and Indoor Pool.
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Parking
  • Bicycles available
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Private dining room
  • Library
  • Cots available
  • Meeting Room
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Garden
  • Suites
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • The Herb House Spa is reason enough for a stay with facilities including everything from a hot pool to a meditation area.
  • Cooking classes
  • The excellent Hartnett Holder & Co Backstage cookery school has a wide variety of hands on courses.
  • Great walks
  • Head straight out into the New Forest from the property and greet the local ponies.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and pilates classes are held at the spa, the perfect way to start your day.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel has a number of bicycles for exploring the stunning local area.

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Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Because Lime Wood is honestly situated in such an ideal location. Being only an hour and a half from London, it is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The air is so fresh and the fact you can see the stars shine at night is what makes the New Forest so desirable. Staying at Lime Wood and being immersed within the stretching landscapes of trees and greenness just makes you feel so at one with nature.

What is there to do in the area?
We have a selection of bikes that anyone is free to explore the density of the forests. Or for those who fancy a muddy walk on foot we also have a boot room filled to the brim of Hunter wellies, take your pick of colour! Within metres of the hotel find the Herb House where you can relax, swim, or gym to your hearts content. For those who’d like a little pampering, book in for a treatment with one of our product houses, Bamford or Sarah Chapman products. The spa’s own restaurant, Raw & Cured inspires the use of raw ingredients to create a menu full of nutrients, colour and diversity. With a selection of wines, smoothies and cured meats, Raw & Cured is just another bonus of spending a day within Lime Wood’s Herb House.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A continental spread is served each morning with the choice of boiling your own eggs, homemade granolas, fresh fruit and pastries and cured meats and cheeses. The hotel also serves a choice of full and hot breakfast dishes that are created in the kitchen. Each breakfast morning takes place in Lime Wood’s own ‘scullery’, the perfect country house kitchen. Find shelves, pots, pans and plates decorating the soft blue walls.

Do you offer other meals and can you recommend good restaurants for lunch and dinner?
During the day we offer Afternoon Tea in our Courtyard. The Courtyard is right next to the bar where you can enjoy wines, coffees and sprits with a colourful and equally delicious spread of cakes, sandwiches and biscuits. For a lunch or evening menu, HH&Co. is a restaurant that pulls together the signature styles of Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. Expect a menu of Italian influence within a relaxed and comfortable restaurant full of character and flavour.

What are your most popular room types and why?
With several room categories to choose from including, Eaves, Cosy and Spacious, the rooms within the main house are elegant and simple. The white and grey marbled bathrooms with soft furniture and a bespoke larder full of sweet treats and alcohol are perfect for when you can’t face leaving your room. Tucked away in the grounds of Lime Wood are lodges that are suited to those staying with children or perhaps those who are hoping for a real escape. Take the Lake Cabin for example, a secret hideaway made of reclaimed timber that is simple yet sophisticated. With your own mini kitchen area and a private outside bath that completes the ultimate secluded experience, the Lake Cabin is very romantic!

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
As readers of Hotel Guru, we would be delighted to offer a complimentary upgrade on the day. Subject to availability.

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Why I Love spending time in the New Forest.

"145 square miles of ancient heath and woodland, where ponies, donkeys, pigs, cattle and deer still freely roam. By Fiona Duncan."

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Lime Wood

"Attention has been paid to all the little details: oaks doors, lush colours and soft lighting, giving a relaxing and content atmosphere. The spa is excellent."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Hartnett Holder & Co, Lime Wood

"A posh youth dressed head to toe in tweed ushers us into a chic urbanista's fantasy of the perfect country house, the sort of place where captains of industry don self-conscious denim and owners of Soho production companies pine for a plus-four."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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"Our room has two balconies overlooking the forest, open fireplaces and some charming touches: wooden toothbrushes, bowls of fresh dates and mandarins. It is immediately welcoming, luxurious without proclaiming it."

Originally published by Financial Times (view article)

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