The dates are in your diary and you’re ready to retreat to the forest... Whether it’s your very first time at Lime Wood or you’re a seasoned guest, we’ve put together a few notes that will help you to make the most of your stay.

House rules

Check-in: 4pm

Check-out: 11.30am

Please note, if you have something special planned for the day, do let the team know before your stay and they will do their best to accommodate you where possible.

Your four legged friend

Can't bear to be parted from your four legged friend? Then our Garden Lodges offer the perfect solution for you to get away with your dog staying by your side.

At the time of booking please let us know they'll be coming with you and for £30 your faithful friend will be booked in.

With direct access to the forest many of our Garden Lodges include open fires, wood & stone floors, access to private terraces and we even supply a dog basket so they can enjoy their break in comfort!

Please can us on 023 8028 7177 or email us to find out more.

Make a Reservation

If you haven't already booked, select a check-in date on the calendar below.



Our 33 bedroom house was five exciting years in the making. 

The results are a rich collaboration of creative talent at its best. The architectural parts were designed by Charles Morris and Ben Pentreath, interiors have been added by David Collins, Martin Brudnizki and Rob Angell and, more recently, Judy Huston.

From rooms tucked up in the eaves of our main house, to the Lake Cabin, nestled at the end of a winding private pathway, Lime Wood is a home-from-home and the perfect chilling retreat.


While each of our 33 bedrooms are unique, each has:

  • Cosy king-sized bed
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A well-stocked in-room pantry
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Speaker with AUX and Bluetooth
  • DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers

There are 16 bedrooms in the main house, five in the Coach House, five in the Crescent, Pavilion Lodge 1, 2 and 3, two cottages, Forest Cabin and our newest addition, Lake Cabin. Read more about our rooms here.

Food and drink

Hartnett Holder & Co - our restaurant

Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable restaurant - full of character, yet unpretentious. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced Italian dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons and to Italian culinary ideologie.

View sample A La Carte menu.

If you haven't booked your lunch or dinner table already, please do so online.


Raw & Cured

Raw and Cured is our food bar in the Herb House Spa which offers delicious, natural and healthy food, including freshly made salads, cured fish and meat from Lime Wood’s own Smoke House; as well as fresh juices and smoothies, but not forgetting the glass of wine and fizz to remind you that it’s ok to indulge!

Pop in anytime and the team will do their best to accommodate you.



Afternoon Tea

Our Full Afternoon Tea includes a yummy selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream & strawberry jam and our sticky eclairs, with your choice of tea. You can also choose a big slice of one of our homemade cakes, and if we still haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth tuck into some of our daily pick and mix treats.  Perfect to pair up with a glass of fizz or a cup of Lime Wood blend.

View sample Afternoon Tea menu.

If you haven't booked already, please do so online.

HH&Co Backstage - the cookery school!

Head behind the scenes of the Hartnett Holder & Co kitchen with HH&Co Backstage – the cookery school!

Drawing on Angela and Luke’s fresh, confident approach to cooking and eating and their signature home-cooked style, HH&Co backstage offers a unique, fun and informal way of learning how to cook delicious food!

Suitable for everyone from complete beginners to budding masterchefs, our hands-on, relaxed style aims to improve your culinary skills and give you bags of inspiration to go home and get cooking. 

If you haven't already, view course list and book online.

Herb House Spa

Herb House Spa is a spa dedicated to natural well-being and inspired by its forest surroundings. Herb House instils a sense of calm, well-being and serenity – it’s the perfect chilling retreat.

Designed over three levels, Herb House 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 – the perfect place to escape from the world in the heart of the New Forest. 

View our treatment brochure here.

Book your treatment online here.

View our children's, Little Nipper's, Swim Times.

Smoked & Uncut Food & Music Festivals

4 dates, 4 festivals...counting down the days!

Jump in feet first to our line-up of open-air parties; intimate home-grown festivals, not too far from home, that are just as much a celebration of food as they are music!

Many more acts still to be announced, festi-food stalls, cocktail bars, local ales, English fizz, kids activities and DJs to take you into the evening!

Lime Wood's festival is on 14th July 2018 and Razorlight is heading the bill!

EV Car Charging

Worried about where to charge your EV? Don’t fret!

We have a Tesla car charging point and a universal car charging point for you to use during your stay.


How to find us

Set in the heart of the stunning New Forest National Park, we like to think Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – the perfect secluded hideaway escape!

1.5 miles from the small town of Lyndhurst and just an hour and a half drive from London.

Nearest train station: Brockenhurst (5 miles)
Local taxi: Lyndhurst Taxis
Sat Nav: Open in Google Maps