WHY IT'S HOT Tucked-away in New Forest National Park, a visit to Lime Wood feels like a romantic stay at a quiet country home. Once a 13th century hunting lodge, each room has a king-sized bed and many have working fireplaces.
WHAT TO DO Mountain bikes are perfect for sunny cycles through the woods. When it rains, guests can borrow Hunter wellies from the boot room.
WHO'S BEEN THERE When British model Sophie Dahl married musician Jamie Cullum in a winter ceremony at Lime Wood, guests included Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.