Lime Wood, Hampshire bathtub
Lime Wood driveway
Lime Wood, Hampshire exterior
lime wood sitting room
Lime Wood is as unique as it is beautiful. Between the Herb Garden spa and the bike rides, the family cottages and Angela Hartnett heading the kitchen, you'll never want to leave.
What is so striking about Lime Wood is the incredible attention to detail that has gone into, literally, everything. The design and aesthetic is faultless. Every cushion is tossed with perfection; every napkin folded, just so. But it isn’t in any way formal or intimidating and it is surprisingly family-friendly. The Forest Cabins welcome guests as they start their journey up the driveway, so they are close enough to the hotel’s main building for the odd bit of room service, but far away away enough to guarantee some serious privacy. The children’s bunk beds have edges and steps that are carved out of tree branches and trunks, there are ample DVDs and board games if the weather fails you, roaring fireplaces accentuate every room and fresh eggs and milk are delivered daily to the door. (These are collected from the neighbouring farm, which families are more than welcome to visit).
For You -
Angela Hartnett heads the kitchen of Lime Wood so you know you’re in for a serious gastronomic treat. And the spa? Between the bubbling outdoor hot tub, the elegant indoor pool (which has kiddie-friendly times for swimming), and the gorgeous Raw & Cured eatery (which serves cured meat and fish from the hotel’s own smoke house), the Herb House Spa is a joy from start to finish.
For Them +
Head out in the surrounding grounds together on the bikes that are there for your use (including a chariot-style bike for two and baby seats for tiny tots). The natural environment of Lime Wood, set as it is in the heart of the untouched and very pristine New Forest, offers a natural playground for tots and all are welcome onto some of the surrounding farms to see the animals.
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