Lime Wood

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

A New Forest bolt-hole, this country house hotel has an easy glamour, romantic and family-friendly rooms, heart-warming Italian food and top-notch spa. More

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‘Laid-back luxury at its very best’, this New Forest bolt-hole has an easy glamour, romantic and family-friendly rooms, heartwarming Italian food and a top-notch spa. Public rooms in the Georgian main house mix panelled walls and checkerboard-tiled floors with leather chairs and modern art. The glass-ceilinged courtyard bar is particularly impressive. Bedrooms in a chic country-house style radiate comfort, and range from main-house rooms with woodland views and a bath by the window to rustic cottages and cabins in the grounds, perhaps with an open fire. The Lake Cabin is the ultimate in privacy with a wraparound balcony over the water. After a walk in the New Forest (there are trails from the door), head to the forest-inspired Herb House Spa with its choice of pools, wooded views from the sauna, and yoga on the roof. The Raw & Cured café here offers nutritious dishes such as home-cured salmon, and borlotti bean salad, but save room for the main foodie event at Hartnett Holder & Co. Here, Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder serve tasty dishes that might include prawn risotto and butter-roasted monkfish with Ligurian fish stew.

Hotel details


Beaulieu Road
SO43 7FZ


02380 287177


33. 5 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled, 16 in pavilions, cottages in the grounds.


all year.


lifts, 2 bars, 3 lounges, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa (indoor pool), 14-acre gardens, cookery school, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet, EV charging.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed, no charge for extra bed.


allowed in outside bedrooms (£30 per stay), grounds, not main house.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


Room-only doubles from £495, breakfast £21, à la carte £75. 1-night bookings refused most weekends.

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