It’s all about attention to detail at this ravishing, deeply luxurious New Forest lair. Oak doors are thick, paint finishes lush and soft floor lights switch on as you walk into the bathroom from your quietly opulent bedroom. Stylised sitting rooms melt one into another, pale lemon into lilac into sage green, each with an open fire. In the sybaritic Herb House Spa, you can do yoga on the rooftop herb garden, take in forest views from the massive sauna and eat inspired raw food in the Raw & Cured café. Lime Wood is also home to Hartnett Holder & Co. In a brilliant partnership with that most grounded of celebrity chefs, Angela Hartnett, and the hotel’s own Luke Holder, Italian-influenced forest dishes and sharing plates are served in gorgeous, warmly coloured, laid back surroundings. The glamour is there, but all the stiffness of formal dining has been swept away. It’s how we want to live today, and Lime Wood perfectly captures the mood. As for their Lake Cabin: it’s one of the most romantic hideaways in the country.
Tucked away within the heart of the New Forest, Lime Wood is surrounded by acres of ancient woodland that is home to plenty of animals. Cattle, New Forest ponies and wild deer roam freely around the forest and whilst you can wander past them and wave hello, they are best left in peace to graze happily on the grasslands.
Lime Wood is home to Hartnett Holder & Co, a relaxed restaurant bursting with character that’s overseen by Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, so expect dishes that pull together both Chefs’ much-admired signature styles! Hartnett Holder & Co’s menu changes with the seasons, creating delicious Italian-influenced forest food. Be sure to try the mushroom arancini; they’re divine!
Treat yourself to a little bit of pampering at the Herb House, Lime Wood’s state-of-the-art stunning Spa. There is an extensive range of natural treatments by Bamford, VOYA and Sarah Chapman to pick from, all of whom share our ethos of authenticity and well-being. From an Ancient Stone Massage to your own private Mud House, the Herb House’s range of treatments focus on authentic, holistic remedies, taking inspiration from centuries of well-being tradition. It’s the perfect spot for rejuvenating mind, body and soul.