Lime Wooden Is The Final Nation Staycay: H&H Critiques

With summer time lastly exhibiting itself, you’re doubtless scouring airline web sites and studying lodge evaluations in a bid to e book the last word vacay. However earlier than you begin trying abroad, why not contemplate a staycay as a substitute? We’re spoilt for selection relating to luxurious properties and boutique lodges within the UK, and nobody does nation retreats higher than us Brits. Relating to a quintessentially English break full with spa, nature, and significantly good meals, it doesn’t get significantly better than Lime Wooden.

Nestled within the beautiful woodland of the New Forest, it provides peaceable seclusion simply an hour and a half’s drive from London and all the pieces you can presumably ask for relating to r&r. Initially a 13th century medieval searching lodge, it was reclaimed by royalty within the 1740s earlier than being restored and renovated into top-of-the-line nation locations within the UK. So, naturally, we needed to see what all of the fuss was about. Right here, Hip & Wholesome evaluations the laid-back, luxurious lodge that’s Lime Wooden. Which, we will safely say, greater than lived as much as the hype.


There’s a purpose why individuals journey to Lime Wooden simply to eat, and that’s because of the lodge’s spectacular eating choices. Boasting not one, however two award-winning eating places on-site, it’s simply the place for those who’re after a bowl of artisanal handmade pasta or a uncooked, vegan salad.

The culinary star (Michelin, after all) is Hartnett Holder & Co from Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, which serves up scrumptious, Michelin-starred seasonal British delicacies with an Italian twist. Assume: gnocchi baked with parmesan, kale and breadcrumbs, Lake District veal tartare with truffle oil, roasted celeriac salad with pickled walnut ketchup and dandelion, and prawn risotto with spiced shellfish butter. Simply be sure you save room for pudding. One phrase – tiramisu.

On the flip facet, for those who’re searching for one thing lighter pre-yoga sesh or woodland stroll (extra on that in a second), Uncooked & Cured is simply the ticket. Overlooking the spa’s beautiful indoor pool and Lime Wooden’s sun-splashed herb backyard, its menu is jam-packed with scrumptious and nutritious meals and snacks to maintain you going all through the day. There’s all the pieces from recent juices and vitality balls to combined grain bowls and sharing plates brimming with homegrown pickled veg and smoked mackerel pâtés. The uncooked Rocky Highway is to not be missed. 


The rooms at Lime Wooden Resort are nothing in need of magnificent, with each that includes distinctive decor and splendid facilities. From the splendid beds to the plush robes and slippers, company are handled to the last word in consolation and leisure. The eye to element in every room is actually spectacular, with each facet of the design fastidiously thought-about to create probably the most inviting of environments. Working alongside main architects and inside designers, every room has its personal spin on the lodge’s country-chic fashion, from the smaller (however on no account much less spectacular) cosy dwellings, to the secluded forest lodges and over-water lake cabin.

Managing to remain true to custom with out being stuffy and dated, it’s not arduous to see why Lime Wooden has develop into the poster little one for English countryside lodges. A mixture of vintage furnishings, luxurious materials and playful patterns, open fireplaces, wood flooring, roll-top baths and four-poster beds, don’t be stunned if you find yourself with a brand new Pinterest board after you checkout. 


No staycay is full and not using a spa, and – after all – Lime Wooden nails it with its three-storey Herb Home Spa providing. Not solely is its hydro-therapy space second to none, however its indoor pool, outside scorching pool, and thermal space (full with sauna and steam room) boast breathtaking views out throughout the lodge’s foliage-filled gardens. Though the remedy space isn’t large (there are simply 10 gorgeously cosy rooms with white-washed wooden partitions and uncovered beam ceilings), the spa menu is significantly expansive. Working with the easiest British boutique magnificence manufacturers, there’s all the pieces from de-stressing Bamford massages to bespoke Sarah Chapman facials and detoxifying seaweed wraps from Voya.

For a spa remedy like no different, e book in for one of many lately launched GROUND experiences. Simply as its title suggests, it would depart you grounded and restored, with a mix of gua sha, facial therapeutic massage and sweeping therapeutic massage actions centered on the pinnacle, face, and décolleté. Customised to your wants, it’s all about intention, goal, and contact, combining holistic therapies with breathwork and touchpoints to advertise deep leisure whereas serving to alleviate a complete host of psychological and bodily points – nervousness, insomnia, and digestion included. All with a 100% pure aromatherapy physique oil handmade in Eire in addition.


Speaking about complete rejuvenation, Lime Wooden provides an array of retreats and workshops all year long that embrace Pilates, guided nature walks, meditation, and sound therapeutic periods. Whether or not you examine in for a retreat programme or not, the spa amenities, state-of-the-art fitness center and array of health courses are there for each time you’ll want to work up a sweat or an urge for food (one phrase – tiramisu).

Or just embrace the English nation setting, seize a pair of wellies from the boot room, and go discover the very best of what the New Forest has to supply. A stone’s throw away and you may get pleasure from a Solent Approach stroll, and there are bikes readily available if a superb cycle is what you’re after. However, if that each one sounds a bit a lot, we gained’t decide you for merely switching off and doing nothing. When on vacation, proper? 

E book your keep at Lime Wooden

phrases by Frankie Rozwadowska

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