Fruit of the Forest: Arcadian Escapes at Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Green peace The Lime Wood Hotel enjoys a bucolic setting in the heart of the 570-sq-km New Forest National Park

Everything about Lime Wood hotel feels right. Maybe it's the idyllic pastoral location on the brow of a hill, with a calming backdrop of England's untamed New Forest and a constant gentle tweeting of the old-fashioned feathered variety. Maybe it's the eco-friendly yet luxurious and contemporary interior by David Collins, set within a grand Regency facade. Then again, it could be the locally sourced, creatively used ingredients featured on the restaurant menu — many are foraged literally on the doorstep of the kitchen of chef Luke Holder (formerly of famed Michelin three-star Dal Pescatore Santini in Lombardy, Italy). Certainly, after a...

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