From Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon & Sourdough to Rare Sirloin Of Hereford Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & Horseradish and our scrumptious Sticky Toffee pudding with Clotted Cream, everyone can’t help but leave beaming. Check out our menu here. Now, for extra brownie points, hit the road (or take to the skies) for one of these incredible Mother’s Day Treats…
Lime Wood is one of those wonderful places which simply ticks all the boxes. Originally a medieval hunting lodge in the 13th century and then home to the Duke of Clarence in the 1740s, it now takes top prize as a spa escape. The main house is all very Regency-style with classic luxe bedrooms complete with Italian marble bathrooms, leather chairs and roaring log fires. However, tear yourself away and head to Herb House – the fabulous three-storey 22,000 sq/ft spa.
The delicious treatment menu boasts everything from facials to body wraps (choose the Bamford de-stress massage) plus there’s traditional Arabian treatments in the nearby Mud House. The design-led interiors are oh so beautiful including the changing rooms, which feature private bathrooms with deep copper tubs. But it’s the surroundings which will really make you gawp – soak in the outdoor and indoor pools with stunning forest views. Finish in the healthy bar, Raw & Cure – enjoy salads, freshly cured meat and fish from the hotel’s Smoke House as well as fresh juices and smoothies.
Lime Wood, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FZ.
023 8028 7177
It’s hard to get more elegant than this 26-room boutique hotel with its subtle, sophisticated and very French interiors. However, there’s also an element of fun with each bedroom dedicated to a letter of the alphabet and a writer from Andersen (Hans Christian) to Woolf (Virginia) – plump for a top-floor suite which has perfect views of the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. Yet, this literary bolthole still remains a fashionista’s paradise.
Not only is designer-lined Rue St Honore just around the corner, but they are on it when it comes to shopping with their personal shopping tours one of the best in town, taking you from vintage boutiques to old school haberdasheries and from shopping arcades to the chicest of private salons. Designers can come to the hotel too and do beautiful made-to measure outfits. For real keen beans, you can even take a fashion history lesson. For men who are not quite feeling it, there’s a super comfy library where you can read everything from novels to comic books.
12 Rue des Saussaies, 75008 Paris.
+33 1 49 24 26 26
Jasper Conran is already a favourite in the design world. Now, he’s gone one step further and opened up a hotel in the beating heart of the Medina in Marrakech. And, in true Conran style, it’s pretty much perfect. Formerly a central part of a Caidal palace, this 19th-century riad has kept its looks with whitewashed walls, high ceilings, zellij tiles and wide courtyard garden housing an idyllic swimming room, nestled in a wilderness of honeysuckle, bougainvillea, jasmine and scented roses.
Jasper’s touch is evident too – with a 1930s look, he’s decorated the space with Moroccan crafts, antique furniture and art from his own private collection. Bedrooms feature four-poster beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and white voile curtains billowing out to the terrace with incredible views of the Atlas Mountains. Unwind on the sunloungers, try the hammam, take afternoon tea under the pergola and enjoy cocktails amongst orange blossom and fig trees before tucking into traditional local fare at dinner, listening to the gentle sound of the water fountain.
41 Derb Sidi Lahcen ou Ali, Bab Doukkala, 40000 Marrakech.