We,ve stayed at Limewood a few times and it's fair to say that the food was not the main attraction; the location, the rooms and the spa, yes, but the food always (slightly) disappointed. Not any more now that Angela Harnett is in charge. Her food is mostly superb,.at times sublime and always yummy. This place costs an arm and a leg - almost £1k a night for one of the pavilion suites and that doesn't include breakfast! But it's about as good as a country house hotel can be. Go if you can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lime Wood, a boutique country house hotel in England, 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. We like to think of ourselves as a luxury country house hotel with a difference. We've used Lime Wood's classical structure as the basis of our design but we've lovingly renovated it with a fresh approach, reviving its architecture and grounds. We've kept the spirit of its past, taken inspiration from its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and added the odd contemporary twist to bring it to life. The food is by Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett. With its proximity to London, our New Forest boutique hotel really is the ultimate countryside getaway; perfect for weekend breaks, a dash from the city, or an escape from home; whatever your motivations, we can't wait to show you around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lime Wood Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest