Lime Wood

“Country house hotel deep in the New Forest with a relaxed atmosphere” - AA Inspector



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Lime Wood is a meticulously restored country house situated deep in the New Forest, which provides a wealth of facilities and much opulence. The hotel prides itself on its relaxed, friendly and attentive service, and has lots to interest and captivate. The luxurious bedrooms are notable; some are in the pavilion and some in the main house. A major attraction at Lime Wood is the restaurant, Hartnett Holder & Co which is headed up by Luke Holder and, as you'd expect, Angela Hartnett. The Herb House spa offers a hydrotherapy pool and many other excellent facilities along with a gym and steam room.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA star rating logo for Hotel
Breakfast Award
AA Best UK Spa
3-Rosette restaurant
Lime Wood
Beaulieu Road, LYNDHURST, Hampshire, SO43 7FZ


  • En-suite rooms annex: 17
  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms: 7
  • Bedrooms Ground: 6
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Indoor Pool
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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