When you think of over-water bungalows, typically destinations like Fiji and Bora Bora come to mind. In the middle of the woods in the heart of Southern England? Not so much. But, five-star hotel Lime Wood in New Forest decided to break the norm by building a secluded modern cabin and perching it over their lake.
Appropriately named The Lake Cabin, guests must walk around the lake and along a meandering pathway to reach the private cabin tucked away behind ancient trees and lush greenery. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by double height floor-to-ceiling picture windows on all three sides that boast views out across the grounds, neighboring field, and, of course, the lake.
Designed by Robin and Judy Hutson, space was made from reclaimed wood and features a large bedroom, a little bar area to make cocktails, and a bathroom with a tub big enough for two. Luxe furnishings such as black four-poster bed and furniture add a modern twist to the rustic timber structure.
The best part of all has to be the outside terrace. Acting as an extension of the bedroom, the terrace looks over the lake and is finished with a log burner and silver roll-top bathtub, perfect for that discreet outdoor bath for two.
“The Lake Cabin at Lime Wood is the ultimate romantic retreat,” Robin Hutson, chairman of Lime Wood, said in a statement. “Its barefoot elegance in a unique secluded spot, with the discreet outdoor bathtub suggesting just a hint of naughty nudity, not to mention the shower for two. This is a special spot for a lazy weekend in bed, making full use of room service and the in-room cocktail bar.”
While you’ll get total seclusion in the over-water cabin, you still get access to the rest of the properties luxurious amenities like an indoor pool, spa, and restaurant. The cost for a stay in the unique property? You’ll pay $1,450 a night for a stay for two.