First constructed as a hunting lodge in the 13th century, Lime Wood is a romantic country house nestled in New Forest National Park, which is famous for its free-roaming New Forest ponies. Taking utmost care to protect its Regency charm, Lime Wood has been ushered into this century by several talents including interior designer Susie Atkinson, who recently redressed Lime Wood’s three Pavilion Suites, and internationally acclaimed interior architecture and design star Martin Brudnizki, who was responsible for the interiors of the Courtyard Bar and the esteemed Italian-influenced Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant, led by celebrity chef Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder.
The Newt in Somerset is much more than just 23 guest rooms. The recently opened estate comprises restaurants, a spa, cultivated gardens, apple cider press and cellar, and farm and garden shops. With a honey-colored limestone façade, the Georgian Hadspen House contains most of the guest rooms; a few others can be found in various outbuildings like the Stable Yard and Clock House. Under the creative direction of owner Karen Roos, former editor-in-chief of South Africa’s Elle Decoration and creator of South Africa’s famed Babylonstoren, The Newt in Somerset is an idyllic English mix of the old and new, complete with grand sash windows and plenty of comfortable drawing rooms and reading nooks.
With a Michelin-starred restaurant, award-winning spa, equestrian stables, tennis courts, croquet lawns, and a cooking school, there’s little that this 500-acre posh pad lacks. Nestled in the outskirts of the storybook Cotswolds and just a short drive away from postcard-perfect Bath, this is a deeply traditional Georgian manor with classical Greek touches, four-poster beds, in-room fireplaces, and claw-footed tubs.
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