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, centred on a sparkling circular bar. 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.
Doubles from £385
+44 (0)2380 287177; limewoodhotel.co.uk
Head behind the scenes of the Hartnett Holder & Co kitchen with HH&Co Backstage – the cookery school! We are not ones to take ourselves too seriously, so the aim is to get stuck in and have fun whatever your ability! So why not give something new a go? HH&Co Backstage is not your average classroom! A little bit of chaos and a lot of creation is positively encouraged!
Raw and Cured is our food bar in the Herb House Spa which offers delicious, natural and healthy food, including freshly made salads, cured fish and meat from Lime Wood’s own Smoke House; as well as fresh juices and smoothies, but not forgetting the glass of wine and fizz to remind you that it’s ok to indulge! The Raw Rockie Roads are an absolutely favourite!
Our very own shop in the Herb House Spa, Curated by Lime Wood is a one-of-a-kind destination; an authentic and unique assortment of hand-picked brands, edited collections and exclusive pieces, brought together from the worlds of art, fashion, beauty and interior design. You can always be sure to find a little something to take home to a loved one, or a treat for yourself!
CLAIM TO FAME
You can’t catch any real fish in Lime Wood’s lake but you won’t miss its giant steel fish sculpture designed by self-taught sculptor Miranda Michaels.
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