You may forget you’re just an hour and a half drive from London in this cozy upscale hotel set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Lime Wood is the perfect secluded escape if you’re looking to get out of the city’s hustle and bustle for a bit. With rooms set in a Regency-era estate, former coach house and modern cabins, Lime Wood is just a short drive to the High Street shops and the Lyndhurst Visitor Center.
Refined rooms mix traditional and contemporary decor; some rooms also have fireplaces and separate living areas. The hotel offers a variety of room stays, including the Forest Cottages and Cabin -- a totally unique and perfect place for adventures. Ideal for families, these forest retreats have a master bedroom, a bunk or twin room and two bathrooms, as well as a living area with cozy log fires and a kitchenette.
If you’re seeking total relaxation, check out the Herb House Spa. This spa is dedicated to natural well-being and inspired by its forest surroundings. Herb House instills a sense of calm, well-being and serenity and is designed over three levels. Herb House has a massive sauna and indoor hydro pool with stunning forest views, a mud house and a steaming outdoor hot pool. Guests can also take rooftop yoga classes offered at the spa.
If all this relaxing is making you hungry, check out Hartnett Holder & Co, Lime Wood’s Italian restaurant. Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder do the cooking, pulling together both of their much admired signature styles, to create delicious dishes for hungry guests.