Burley Manor at winter

When December arrives, winter follows and joining us at Burley Manor in the beautiful New Forest for the festive season is a must! A joyful spirit fills the manor, the tree goes up and we become decorated from top to bottom.

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the comfort of our uniquely designed rooms, where you can stay in bed a little longer, and watch the sun rise in comfort, under the fluffy, cosy sheets with a coffee in hand. Then make your way down the manor stairs, feel the warmth of the roaring open log fire in reception and head through to the restaurant. Kick-start the day with a tasty breakfast, choosing from the varied menu that utilises only the very best local ingredients. Whether you go for a light fruit salad with Greek yoghurt and granola or the hearty Burley breakfast of locally sourced sausage and all your favourite cooked breakfast trimmings, it’s most definitely the best way to fuel you for the day ahead! Enjoy all of this whilst you admire the open winter blue skies and watching the majestic red deer skipping through the neighbouring frosted fields.

Wrap up warm, grab those wellies and walking boots and head out for the day, enjoy the local village of Burley or stretch your legs and enjoy a morning ramble through the surrounding heathlands. Don’t forget to look out for our forest neighbours – You’ll spot ponies, donkeys and cattle grazing all around us in the New Forest.

Spend the afternoon warming up in front of the fire in our drawing room whilst enjoying a cuppa with a slice of our cake of the day which is always freshly baked and delicious! Or go a little further and treat yourself to a cheeky afternoon tipple and our tasty afternoon tea. Indulge in a range of chef’s delicious sandwiches, freshly home-baked scones, candied pecan carrot cake, pave of chocolate (to mention just a few) and all served with Dorset clotted cream and naked strawberry jam – Yes please!

We even have special winter treats for our New Forest neighbours to revitalise your mind, body and soul for the New Year ahead. Bring your loved one, friends or family and immerse yourself in an afternoon of total relaxation with one of our luxurious 55 minute wellbeing treatments, whether that be a skin boosting facial or a full body massage, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed. Complete the perfect afternoon in our cosy lounge and enjoy all the afternoon tea and treats mentioned above. Sound good? Then book here.

We take meal times very seriously here at Burley Manor so our chefs create simple vibrant, rustic and oh so tasty dishes that we believe should be enjoyed together with friends and family in the relaxing, fun atmosphere of our restaurant. Be sure to know that the food in front of you is well sourced as we advocate the slow food movement. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean your food is slow to cook, we just spend longer sourcing the most special produce from as close a radius as possible – That’s the only slow bit!

Finish your evening in our bar with a glass or two of your much-loved wine or maybe you’ll find a new favourite from our ever-changing choice of 25 whites and reds. Then, if you’re staying the night head back to the comfort of your room, enjoy a long soak in the bath or shower. Wrap yourself up in our soft, luxury robes before sinking into bed for a well-deserved night’s sleep and we’ll see you in the morning to do it all over again!