It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010
Courtesy of Lime Wood
Spending a weekend in wellies never felt more stylish than at Hampshire’s handsome new Lime Wood. Although it’s not the first property to reinvent the English country house, the red-brick Regency building strikes an admirable balance between heritage and design: Robin Hutson, ex-Soho House Group director, joined forces with David Collins of London’s Blue Bar, who created the 29 cream-and-eau-de-nile–hued rooms, which come with large marble-and-nickel bathrooms and views out over manicured lawns. Doubles from $300.