Lime Wood

Beaulieu Rd., Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7FZ, England

Fodor’s Expert Review

If you're looking for a discreet, luxurious hideaway in a woodland setting with uninterrupted views and an excellent spa, this hugely relaxing country-house hotel is hard to beat. The Regency main building has welcoming public rooms with open fires. Comfortable guest rooms, both here and in the outbuildings, combine impeccably appointed bathrooms with bespoke furniture and occasional quirky touches like freestanding bathtubs with forest views. The formal restaurant (there's also a more casual eatery) is under the direction of Gordon Ramsay protégée Angela Hartnett (who also supervises the on-site cooking school). The sumptuous spa is one of the country's best, and Wellington boots are available to borrow for walks along New Forest trails (maps provided in-room).

PROS

  • great location
  • stylish yet comfortable design
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • hard to reach without a car
  • breakfast not included
  • pricey

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticTrendy
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 023-8028–7177

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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