31/05/2013 05:34 BST | Updated 29/07/2013 06:12 BST

Spa Spy: Lime Wood, The New Forest

Over 3,000 pigs, ponies and cattle roam freely across 140 acres of the breathtaking woodlands and heaths of the New Forest. They all look so happy and content. I'm sure one of the cows smiled at me as I made my approach in to their Narnia of nature. The great British countryside really doesn't get much better than this.

Perched on the edge of the forest, just outside the pretty village of Lyndhurst is Lime Wood, a charming Regency house, scattered lodges and spa set against an enchanting forest backdrop.

Lime Wood prides itself on being "a different type of luxury boutique country hotel". Intrigued by this, I start my investigation.

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