Beaulieu Rd., Lyndhurst
With roots that date all the way back to the 13th century, this country manor-turned-luxury hotel is still fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation. A short drive from London, Lime Wood’s fifteen bedrooms and seventeen suites are a stones throw from the rural beauty of the New Forest, which in addition to providing guests (both kids and pets are welcome) with nature eye candy and ample roaming space (ask the staff to loan you a pair of Wellies), supplies the hotel’s eateries with freshly foraged fare. With chefs Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett at the helm, Hartnett Holder & Co serves up traditional English dishes letting locally-sourced ingredients shine while the health-focused Raw & Cured—as the name suggests, everything on the menu is either raw or cured—is ideal for wholesome refueling after a visit to the Herb House Spa. Spanning three floors and overlooking the ground, this wellness mecca is hailed as one of the best in the country thanks to rooftop yoga classes, a slew of stress-melting treatments, and the on-site caldarium. What’s a caldarium? A piping-hot plunge-pool inspired by ancient Roman baths.
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