Luxury New Forest hotel Lime Wood named best boutique venue in UK

A LUXURY hotel in the New Forest has been named the best boutique establishment in the UK, with another Hampshire hotel ranking in third place.

Lime Wood in Lyndhurst gained the top spot, and jumped up 18 places from last year’s list, while Heckfield Place in Hook came in third

The list is curated and voted on by leading industry experts, hoteliers, travel writers and influencers and is presented by William Reed.

Chris Lowe, Group Director, Hospitality and Manufacturing at William Reed says “We’re delighted to be revealing this fantastic new list and see such strong movement in this year’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels.

Salisbury Journal: The Lime Wood Hotel team accepting their awardThe Lime Wood Hotel team accepting their award (Image: William Reed)

“Our number one has jumped up 18 places from last year and the highest new entry is number 5 which is testament to those teams’ stellar efforts.

“With staycations continuing to be a focus for Britons, it is encouraging to see such a strong regional presence this year and such a wide range of unique hotel experiences to enjoy.”

Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

Lime Wood is described as a “hotel to behold” by William Reed which has “luscious grounds” and “splendid interiors”.

The rooms are depicted as “relaxing and plush” and have “quirky surprises” such as a “freestanding bath in a bay window or a comforting wood-burning stove in the bedroom”.

Praise also comes in for its luxury dining, its onsite spa and the chance to take cookery classes.

William Reed concludes: “Truly, the Lime Wood is a hotel that offers it all in buckets and spades and well worth several visits throughout the year.”

Heckfield Place, Hook

Heckfield Place is described as the “epitome of Georgian elegance” as well as “effortlessly warm and welcoming”.

Its “beautifully curated” gardens are just one selling point along with its luxury dining, with five different places on site to choose from.


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Additionally, there is a spa on site which offers “comforting and rejuvenating treatments”.

William Reed concludes: “Truly, Heckfield Place is deserving of its position among the top five boutique hotels on this year’s list, but you’re more deserving of a break at this stunning retreat.”

The full list of the Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK can be viewed on the website here.

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