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Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.


The 5-star Lime Wood Hotel was created with a particular vision in mind, to give guests a place to escape from the outside world and with carefully curated interiors and excellent service. It really is a sight to behold.

Situated near Lyndhurst, the area embodies everything people imagine when they think about the New Forest. Rolling landscapes, picturesque little cottages, the odd wild pony or two – making it the ideal location for a sneaky little getaway.

The team behind the hotel enlisted the help of top architects and designers to give it its understated-luxury vibe. Everything around you has been carefully picked and matched to create the most beautiful surroundings.

Its in-house Italian restaurant, Hartnett Holder & Co, is led by signature chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder who know a fair bit about cooking! Suffice to say, you’re in good hands here.

As well as the spa, you can also take part in a spot of yoga on the rooftop herb garden, after which you can you sink into your frankly stunning bedroom.

An added bonus is that it’s also very dog-friendly, meaning you can take your beloved pooch to explore the surrounding New Forest.

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