Set in the heart of the New Forest near Lyndhurst and just 11 miles from Lymington, Lime Wood is fast becoming a first choice for those who demand the very best in accommodation, dining, spa treatments, activities and location. Lime Wood, a boutique country house, has been the subject of substantial recent renovations with no expense spared by the owners in their pursuit of perfection.
It is laid-back luxury at its best – the perfect secluded hideaway escape, whether you are looking for somewhere to enjoy lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, a special occasion, a relaxing day at the luxurious Herb House spa, a perfect wedding venue and honeymoon destination or a relaxed but refined business meeting.
Chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder do the cooking, pulling together both of their much-admired signature styles, to create Hartnett Holder & Co, the hotel’s relaxed and stylish Italian restaurant. Hartnett and Holder’s food comes with the much loved Italian approach to eating - where sharing and provenance is everything. The style is chefs’ home-cooked food, not chefs’ food cooked for restaurants. Both Angela and Luke are famed for their informal, grounded style of cooking and their respect for local produce. Find sample menus here
There’s something very special about sitting at the kitchen table and eating together - the best meals are those shared with family and friends and enjoyed with the much loved Italian family approach to eating. So step into the HH&Co kitchen and gather around the kitchen table; its large, antique and well-worn and seats up to 10.
Afternoon tea is served every day between 3pm and 5pm, although you can drop in any time for a cup of tea and big slice of gooey cake.
Why not head behind the scenes of Hartnett Holder & Co with HH&Co Backstage, Lime Wood’s on site cookery school? Suitable for everyone from complete beginners to budding masterchefs, the teams hands-on, relaxed style aims to improve your culinary skills and give you bags of inspiration to go home and get cooking. Short ‘Bites’ classes or Full Day classes are available. Be sure not to miss HH&Co’s Guest Chef Pop Ups that happen throughout the year. Past guests have been Rick Stein, Tom Kerridge, Richard Corrigan, Michel Roux Jnr, Paul Ainsworth and lots more.
Designed over three levels, Lime Wood’s Herb House Spa has a massive Sauna and indoor Hydro Pool with stunning forest views, a Mud House, a steaming outdoor Hot Pool, eight spacious single treatment rooms and two magnificent double treatment rooms. If that’s not enough there’s a state of the art rooftop gym with the very latest Technogym equipment, a 16 metre ozone treated indoor lap pool with glass doors overlooking the garden and a workout studio offering an extensive range of fitness classes. Herb House Spa is a spa dedicated to natural well-being, inspired by its forest surroundings, that instils a sense of calm, well-being and serenity – a serious chilling retreat.
Herb House has chosen to work with boutique product houses from the British Isles who all share their ethos of authenticity and well-being including Bamford, VOYA and Sarah Chapman Skinesis Facials. All of Herb House’s treatments are luxurious and indulgent but also health-giving and good for the soul, and our chosen product houses share this approach natural well-being.
Lime Wood has a range of flexible spaces that can cater from 2 to 52 - so whether you are after that extra special birthday celebration, a creative hub to come up with your next business venture, or just a quick catch up over coffee then why not escape to the Lime Wood.
If you fancy livening up your business or leisure meeting then why not choose from one of the work hard /play hard packages
Why not make Lime Wood your very own Forest retreat with an Exclusive Use event. Available Monday – Thursday, with all 33 bedrooms included, you and your guests will have free run of the whole house. Lime Wood are licensed for up to 110 guests for a Ceremony and can host up to 80 guests for your Wedding Breakfast, without a marquee extension and up to 130 guests for your Wedding Breakfast with a marquee extension (additional costs apply for marquee).