Lime Wood

‘Stunning’, super-hip yet utterly serene, this country house hotel and spa in the heart of the New Forest is a sophisticated, rustic playground for the stylish set. More

Contact details

Lime Wood
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ
England
02380 287177
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

32. 5 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled, 16 in pavilions and cottages in the grounds.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lifts, 2 bars, 3 lounges, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (16-metre swimming pool), 14-acre gardens (outdoor hot pool), cookery school.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in outside bedrooms, not in main house.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

room from £330. Breakfast £16.50–£25, à la carte £65. 1-night bookings refused most weekends, bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Stunning’, super-hip yet utterly serene, this country house hotel and spa in the heart of the New Forest is a sophisticated, rustic playground for the stylish set. The Regency manor house and its collection of lodges and cottages stand in extensive grounds adjoining forest and parkland. Strike a vriksasana pose in the rooftop herb garden, jog around the gardens with a personal trainer, lie back for Ayurvedic and holistic therapies in the spa, learn tricks of the culinary trade in the new cooking school. All is ‘relaxed’ yet ‘professional’; ‘extremely friendly’ staff ensure ‘a lack of airs and graces’. The bedrooms, in calm-inducing colours, have been designed for countryside cocooning. Pick a main-house room overlooking woodland, or go deep: forest cottages for families and larger groups blend into their surroundings. With chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, the Italian-inflected food is ‘superb’: tortellini, nduja, buttered cock crab at dinner; omelettes with garden herbs in the morning. Children are made very welcome: bikes and trikes are available to borrow, family foraging courses are like a forest treasure hunt. (John Walton, and others)

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Lime Wood
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ

Guest comments

'Very professional. Superb food. Rather banal music at dinner. ' - John Walton - February, 2016
'A stunning hotel. We stayed in the cheapest room. It was small but well appointed, though it lacked armchairs. But the bathroom was lovely. The restaurant has improved; it is vibrant, buzzy and colourful. The food, mainly Italian, was mostly delicious. The breakfast buffet table is still excellent, and the Scullery, where breakfast is taken, is delightful. We made sure we sat far from the radio. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. ' - Barbara Watkinson - May, 2013
'Expensive but worth it for a specill occasion. Our delightful double-aspect room facing the garden had a brilliant bathroom. Beautiful chaise longue but difficult to move. Excellent lighting. Drinks in the attractive central courtyard. Dining room lacked atmosphere; food and service ok. Memorable breakfast buffet table but we disliked the accompanying radio chit-chat. Lovely swimming pool. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2011

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