New Forest, UK
Lime Wood, a boutique country house hotel, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from the small town of Lyndhurst and just an hour and a half drive from London. Lime Wood is a luxury country house hotel with a difference. They’ve used Lime Wood’s classical structure as the basis of their design but lovingly renovated it, keeping the spirit of its past, taking inspiration from its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and adding the odd contemporary twist to bring it to life. It was five exciting years in the making and the results are a rich collaboration of creative talent at its best. Architecture design is by Charles Morris and Ben Pentreath, and interiors are by David Collins. Martin Brudnizki designs the new Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant, and food is by Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett. Great food, immaculate service and superb facilities, ensures Lime Wood is the only 5 star luxury country house hotel in the New Forest National Park. The hotel really is the ultimate countryside getaway; perfect for weekend breaks, a dash from the city, or an escape from home.
Lotti Eagles, Brand & Marketing manager
Phone: +44 2380 287 915
Square Footage: 980
Nightly rate: From $1,395
Pavilion 1 enjoys a style that is both luxurious and relaxed an elusive and enticing balance. They’ve made the most of local materials to ensure that the interiors ‘go’ with their surroundings. So that Lime Wood’s original charm wasn’t lost, the furniture is an eclectic mix of antique and bespoke pieces while the handpicked artwork and objects d’art. Pavilion 1 is a standalone lodge with a bunk bedroom downstairs and a large bedroom upstairs with an open fire, four poster bed and in the bay window, facing the forest, is a free standing bath. There is also an en suite bathroom with a walk in shower. Besides the views onto the forest, it overlooks the gardens and canals as well.
A three storey destination spa dedicated to natural wellbeing that has, without question, significantly raised the bar for destination spas around the world. Inspired by its forest surroundings the Herb House naturally invites a sense of calm and serenity offering its guests the ultimate rejuvenating retreat. It is the first spa to offer Bamford spa treatments outside of the original Gloucestershire ‘HayBarn’ spa. Other British brands being used are renowned Irish seaweed spa brand Voya, organic skincare brand Pai, Ayurvedic specialists Tri Dosha and the luxurious Aromatherapy Associates.
Contact: Tammy Kenyon, Spa Director
Phone: +44 2380 286 999
Most requested therapist: Sophie
Signature treatments: Herb House Total Body Signature Treatment - 90 minutes £150
This treatment is more energising than many classic forms of massage it uses strong combinations of flowing massage, rhythmic acupressure, and deep assisted stretches; invigorating all parts of the body, relieving muscular & emotional tension and allowing an unhindered flow of vital energies and blood circulation around the body. Using your choice of body oils, the therapeutic long flowing, total body massage movements lead you to a new level of complete relaxation.
Hartnett Holder & Co
Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable restaurant – full of character, yet unpretentious. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced Italian dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons. HH&Co also hosts Guest Chef Pop-Ups with chefs such as Russell Norman, Michel Roux Jr and Mark Hix getting involved over the year.
Contact: Charlie Sturgess, Manager
Phone: +44 23 8028 7177
Conde Nast Johansens Awards 2016 – Best Overall Wine List & Most Innovative & Exciting Wine List
Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards 2016
Telegraph Ultratravel Awards 2016 – Most innovative hotel chain in last 10 Years
Sunday Times Ultimate 100 best places to stay in the UK