Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire, England

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!

Prepping for afternoon teaI loved the table settings in the dining room

My favorite spot for teaMy other favorite spot for tea, the indoor courtyardAfternoon at Lime Wood English gardensFeels like home! Drinks outsideSpa Pool Love at first sight - the reception areaRoof Garden

GymMain Entrance