At the Hotel
Originally a hunting lodge before becoming a small preparatory school, this stately hideaway has been lovingly restored into a luxury hotel. Retaining the charm and grandeur of the historic building, original features have been treated with a contemporary touch to cater to today’s astute travellers. Hotel facilities include a stylish restaurant, kid-friendly amenities, and Herb House Spa: a three-story sensory hub complete with sauna, indoor and outdoor pool, and rooftop gym. Outdoor activities are abundant and include horseriding, golf, swimming, foraging and more. There’s also The Cookery School where visitors (young and old, expert and amateur) can refine their culinary repertoire.
Food & Drink
For food and drink, guests can indulge at the stylish but convivial Hartnett Holder & Co. Conceived by esteemed chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, the Italian-inspired menu reflects an at-home, grounded style of cooking that’s elevated with the expert use of local ingredients.
From the Forest Cabin to the Hideaway Suites and Main House Spacious rooms, all accommodations at Lime Wood are the ultimate display of laidback luxury. Adorned with timeless furnishing, large oak doors, and Italian marble bathrooms, no detail goes unnoticed. The Main House rooms feature expansive views of the grounds, large fitted baths, and fireplaces; the larger lodges stretch across two storeys and house multiple bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, multipurpose kitchenettes, and separate living and dining areas.
While only two hours by car from central London, you’ll feel a world away once arriving at New Forest National Park. Nothing short of an escapist’s paradise, Lime Wood Hotel’s surrounds couldn’t be more conducive to rest and relaxation. Nearby towns of Winchester and Southampton are both within easy reach if you wish to explore further afield.