England – Lime Wood, Hampshire

England - Lime Wood, Hampshire

This 29-room, contemporary country-house hotel is in the heart of the New Forest. Interior designer David Collins has created a sexy, relaxed atmosphere combining modern touches with historic detailing from the original 18th-century manor. Chef Luke Holder produces hearty British dishes, using many ingredients foraged from the surrounding forests and beaches. The spa has 10 treatment rooms, a 16-metre indoor lap pool and a gym.

X factor ‘The three-storey Herb House spa is a stunner,’ says Gold List contributor Lisa Johnson. ‘It has sophisticated interiors and spectacular facilities that include an outdoor hot tub, an outsize sauna overlooking the forest, and a rooftop herb garden, scented with mint and thyme, for yoga and meditation.’

Source: cntraveller.com