Forbes The Poetic Charms of The New Forest Are Captured By Burley Manor

Gangs of ponies with tangled manes and bushy coats announce you’ve entered the New Forest. And as you pull into the drive at Burley Manor, you are first met by a corral of antlered, mahogany-coloured deer. Forty rooms and suites form the elegant accommodation within the grade-II listed main house dating back to 1852.

Warm and inviting, the house recalls something you imagine once hosting a coveted ball or evenings of games and frivolity in Austen’s times. Decorated with antiques, elegant flowers and a mix of modern and traditional artwork, it’s a memorable setting…