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Lime Wood Hotel - Hampshire, United Kingdom
Rates from £275 per night · Rural Retreats · 29 rooms


Lime Wood boutique hotel is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, just an hour and a half drive from London. Five years in the making, Lime Wood is classic in design and structure, but has some contemporary and quirky twists. A little bit hip hideaway and a little bit family friendly.
Kick back and cosy up in one of the hotel’s gorgeous 29 rooms and enjoy the view. There is 96,000 acres of forest to see! Feel like comfort food? tuck into lobster and chips or hearty beans on toast in the scullery. Fancy more serious food – try the Line caught Lymington Sea Trout or our corn fed baby chicken in the dining room – all freshly prepared by Luke Holder and his team.

Know Before You Go

Lime Wood has a great range of rooms and suites – there are 14 bedrooms and 15 suites divided between the main house and the garden lodges:
• Main House - 9 bedrooms & 6 suites - ranging from ‘Cosy’ rooms to ‘Spacious’ and ‘Generous’ (some with free-standing baths) to ‘Forest Suites.’
• Pavilions – there are 2 of these- one containing a 1 x 1 bedroom Suite (with child's room that sleeps one) and one containing 2 bedrooms.
• The Crescent – containing 1 Spacious room, 2 Forest suites, and 1 Forest Hideaway suite – all with log fires and private gardens backing onto the forest.
• The Coach House – containing 1 Cosy room, 1 Generous room, & 3 Forest Hideaway Suites – all with log fires and private gardens backing onto the forest, and all of these rooms interconnect making it ideal for a small house party and families.

All our rooms are individually finished and have personal touches using natural textures such as cashmere throws, hand knotted rugs, stitched leather work, silks and linens. The bathrooms are spacious and feature hand carved Italian marble and traditional nickel fittings for a chic classical feel. All the rooms include king sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD, iPod docking stations and a well stocked in-room pantry complete with Daylesford organic products for you to really spoil yourself if you are feeling peckish!

You certainly won't be at a loss for things to do when staying with us. Make the most of an array of on-site activities from the cookery school and food foraging master classes to yoga lessons, spa treatments and bike rides. Shooting, sailing and horse riding are also available nearby.

The hotel provides the following facilities and services:
• Car valet service
• Dry-cleaning
• Heli-pad
• 'The Boot Room' - guests have the use of a multitude of different colour and size Hunter wellies and Musto coats for those wet and windy days.
• Smoke House - where fish and meats are smoked on site
• Wireless reception/study area
• Meeting facilities and services
• Private Dining
• Exclusive use weddings and events

The Herb House is a truly special place for both relaxation and pampering as well as serious health and fitness. The unique forest setting and innovative use of natural materials combined with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and the best holistic and Ayurvedic therapies, puts the Herb House in a different league.
You'll also find sumptuous changing rooms, which feel more like drawing rooms than locker rooms, and private tubs to soak in to ease the muscles after rigorous workouts!

To reflect its name the roof of the Herb House will be devoted to a roof garden, filled with the fragrance of fresh herbs. From here, panoramic forest views offer the perfect backdrop for meditation, a spot of sunbathing or a drink with friends.
Guest Areas:
• The Morning Room
• The Courtyard
• The Drawing Room
• The Library
• South Hall
• The Cedar Room
• Private Dining Room
• The Scullery - all day dining
• The Cellar
• The Bar

There is a choice of two restaurants; ‘The Dining Room for inspirational local forest food and great wine and ‘The Scullery' which is more informal. Both offer menus that focus on local, organic produce and ‘forest food'; wild mushrooms, garlic, local venison and home-reared beef and lamb. The food is British fare at its best; delicious and homely but creative and reliably sourced.


  • The only luxury 5 star luxury hotel located in the New Forest national park
  • Laid back luxury - informal and relaxed but not without attention to detail. Excellent service
  • Forest foraging – woodland product, mushrooms and truffles
  • Top of the range mountain bikes and helmets for guests to use for free
  • Pool table, Snooker, Billiards
  • Jogging, walking and cycling trails
  • Shooting, sailing and horse riding are also available nearby.
  • Luxury health spa
  • Yoga and Pilates classes (coming soon)
  • A former Regency country house set in 96 acres of lush forest

Additional Information

  • Breakfast included
  • Lime Wood is available for exclusive use – weddings, meetings, private dining
  • A hotel that has a mellow, secluded and tranquil confidence which reflects the beauty of the setting and the quality of the design