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Country House Hotel

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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 274 reviews

Country house hotel deep in the New Forest with a relaxed atmosphere

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At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

This meticulously restored country house situated deep in the New Forest, 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.

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  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms: 7
  • Ground-floor rooms: 6
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

Getting here

Exit A35 onto B3056 towards Beaulieu, hotel 1 mile on right.

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M27 junction 2
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Room prices from£385/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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