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Lime Wood Hotel

Last updated: 26 December, 2023

Lime Wood re-set the bar for New Forest hotels when it opened in 2011, bringing a new level of luxury and pared-down style.

There’s a clever mix of period architecture and sleek, muted furnishings across the elegant country house; rooms have a clean, almost New England-style décor, and many open out straight onto the Forest, making it a great choice for walkers – particularly those who like a bit of pampering at the end of the day.

The Herb House Spa is pretty much a destination in its own right; spread over three levels with a huge spa and indoor hydro pool that has wonderful forest views.

Throw in an Angela Hartnett restaurant, rooftop yoga and walks from the door and it’s a pretty unbeatable package.

Surrounding area

Set back from the road up a long private lane, Limewood is the perfect rural retreat, surrounded by open fields with direct access of the Forest. An ideal place to escape the perennial bustle of the Forest – which remains busy with visitors almost all year – Limewood is close enough to Lyndhurst (1.5 miles) to dip into whenever you fancy a little more life.

In the summer months, the roads in the Forest get extremely congested – but it’s the kind of place where you don’t feel you need to go anywhere else.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed