21st April 2021

Forest Therapy with Lime Wood

The Perfect Staycation Getaway

After the year we have all just had, we think that everyone deserves to spend a little time treating themselves to some R&R. We are, once again, checking in to one of our favourite UK getaways, who’s philosophy is centred around making you feel fantastic! Who is up for a little bit of Forest therapy?

We know that having a sense of wellbeing can mean many things and take many forms; it is a feeling that is entirely guided by you. At Lime Wood, our New Forest retreat, we hope that we can help create a little window of opportunity and space to give you some much-needed relaxation and replenishment during your time with us.

For some it may look like quality time with loved ones and a cocktail (or few). For others, it may be the chance to curl up with a great book and have everything else taken care of for a while. But for those that would like to use their stay to tune into their health, we have also teamed up with some most respected experts in the wellness industry to create a space that helps our guests to really nurture their well-being and feel their absolute best.

A shared ethos and approach to balanced wellness, that takes inspiration from centuries of wellbeing tradition as well as latest industry trends and thinking, we are working together to make Lime Wood somewhere that really supports, inspires and enhances our guests’ lifestyle choices.

The experts bring with them a wealth of knowledge, expertise and insider advice that is being integrated into the heart of the hotel and spa; their philosophies influence and underpin our overall approach to nutrition, fitness and holistic wellness – our Go-To Gurus!

It all starts in the Herb House Spa….our spa that is dedicated to natural well-being and inspired by its forest surroundings. Herb House instills a sense of calm, well-being and serenity – it’s the perfect chilling retreat.

Designed over three levels, Herb House has a massive Sauna and indoor Hydro Pool with stunning forest views, a Mud House, a steaming outdoor Hot Pool, eight spacious single treatment rooms and two magnificent double treatment rooms – our treatments start from the moment you walk into Herb House, but they don’t finish when you walk out! Our expert team focuses on authentic, holistic treatments that take inspiration from centuries of practice so that you feel better, longer.

If that’s not enough there’s a rooftop gym, a 16 metre ozone treated indoor lap pool with glass doors overlooking the garden, and an indoor workout studio and an outdoor yoga studio with views of the gardens offering an extensive range of fitness classes.

So who are our Go-to Gurus and how can they help you to feel great?


The renewal of our health and energy can be aided by incorporating certain practices in our daily lives.’ Amelia Freer

Want to get that ‘glow’?

Our treatments start from the moment you walk into Herb House, but they don’t finish when you walk out. Our expert team focuses on authentic, holistic treatments that take inspiration from well-being tradition so that you feel better, longer.

Our range of treatments are luxurious and indulgent but also health-giving and good for the soul! We have deliberately chosen to work with boutique product houses from the British Isles…

Carole Bamford, Founder of Bamford is an influential champion of natural living. Bamford work in harmony with environmental surroundings, sourcing the finest natural ingredients and fibers to nourish the body and mind. The core treatment offerings at Herb House are created by Bamford’s experts using their pure and organic product range.

We also work with VOYA for body and facial treatments; a family-run Irish brand that has been inspired by the breath-taking natural beauty and long-standing traditions of Ireland’s northwest coast; three generations of the Walton family have scientifically harnessed the healing properties of seaweed and created VOYA, organic beauty products and treatments from the sea.

Herb House is now one of only 3 destinations in the UK, including Sarah’s Chelsea clinic where you can experience a Sarah Chapman facial. As Founder, CEO and product formulator she is widely regarded as a premier skincare authority, making her one of the most respected and sought-after experts in the beauty industry.

Feel-Good Food

The move towards healthier food is one that we have been championing for some time, with Raw & Cured in the Herb House being one of the early trend setters in raw food bar openings in 2010, and Hartnett Holder & Co, headed up by chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, celebrating the simplicity of home-cooked Italian food that is packed full of fresh flavour.

Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer has introduced her nutritional guidance throughout our food offering so that those looking to support and enhance their well-being have access to the most nourishing options. She takes a scientific and holistic approach and is vehemently against fad diets and exaggerated food marketing hype.

Head Chefs Angela and Luke’s approach to cooking in Hartnett Holder & Co very much reflects Amelia’s values; a shared belief that food should be cooked from scratch using good quality, seasonal ingredients that have been sourced locally where possible, dishes that are put together with a less is more approach.

Get Moving

The top floor of the Herb House is devoted to fitness and health with a Matt Roberts gym with forest views and the very latest Technogym equipment. We mix luxury, intelligent training methods and the beautiful Forest to offer a truly unique experience. Many of our fitness classes take place on our open roof top herb garden or out in the wide open spaces of the forest.

Matt Roberts is renowned for perfecting some of the most famous physiques in the public-eye, but is also widely recognised to have pioneered one-to-one training within the UK, making him the industry name for health and fitness, now you can train in the ‘Matt Roberts Way’ at Lime Wood.

Our own dedicated Fitness Team and Matt Roberts Personal Trainers are on hand at all times for guests and Herb House Members, as well as running an extensive range of fitness classes.

Of course, this is all accompanied with beds so comfy you won’t want to leave, fresh Forest air on tap and your favourite drink just minutes away…so if all that you need is to sleep for a couple of days and indulge in the things you have been missing, we can arrange that for you too!

Take Saltee with you on your UK getaway.  With a wide range of hand, face and body care, you’ll find your travel essentials that you and your family will love.  Vegan friendly, cruelty free, paraben free and all suitable for sensitive skin.

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