Lime Wood

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

There's plenty of laid-back glamour at this Georgian lodge in the heart of the New Forest, with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe and well-regarded spa. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s plenty of laid-back glamour at this Georgian lodge in the heart of the New Forest, with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe and well-regarded spa. ‘Everything is just so without being strained,’ says a Guide insider. Romantic, neutral-tone rooms have a shabby-chic feel that is ‘way more chic than shabby’. They range from ‘cosy’ main-house rooms with a bath by the window and a walk-in shower, to hideaway suites, lodges and cabins with open fires, and new-look pavilions. Best of the public rooms is the glass-ceilinged Courtyard bar, ‘a hugely appealing place to sip a drink’. In Hartnett and Holder restaurant, Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder serve ‘the best of Italian and British food’. Short menus might include Woolley Park guineafowl, confit leg and nduja braised beans, and ‘if you like truffle, you’re in for a treat’. Or go for alfresco grazing from Raw & Cured, maybe Isle of Wight tomato or spiced chickpea salad, butterbean hummus, charcuterie from the smokehouse, local cheeses. ‘The grounds are perfect for a wander’ with forest trails from the door. ‘We took bikes and rode to the Pig for lunch’ (see The Pig in the Forest, Brockenhurst).

Hotel details

Address

Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ
England

Telephone

02380 287177

Bedrooms

33. 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, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor pool), 14-acre gardens, cookery school, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, no charge for extra bed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

doubles from £395. Breakfast from £18.50, à la carte £65. 1-night bookings refused most weekends.

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Last updated: November 12, 2021