The New Forest in Hampshire (post and pics of thatched roofs! ponies! boats! scones! here) is the fairy tale land of England. And when I got to Lime Wood Hotel, a truly perfect country house hotel, I thought there would surely be hundreds of forest fairies and pixie dust. The main building was a hunting lodge in the 13th-century, now impeccably restored to a fresh, comfortable, quirky, beautiful getaway. I could easily have spent 3 days exploring the bike trails and yoga classes, and drinking bottomless cups of Earl Grey at afternoon tea.
Just look at these two. Wish you were them? Me too!