Contemporary Class England's best country house hotels

In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Burley Manor is a glorious red brick mansion overlooking a well stocked deer park. Anticipation builds as you come through the gates and along the long drive, and the hotel’s impressive facade certainly doesn’t disappoint.

The recorded history of the manor dates back to 1212, but the current Grade II listed manor house is proudly Victorian. Inside you’ll find large open fireplaces, leather armchairs, attractive artworks, plenty of books, and an extensive drinks menu — everything a country gentleman could want after a day spent tromping through the forest…