Islington Gazette Burley Manor makes idyllic countryside escape

Set in 8-acres of grounds alongside Burley Park deer sanctuary (you will see deer in the morning), the 40-room hotel has recently undergone a £1.8 million refurbishment. The stately exterior dates back to 1852 and is Grade II-listed. Inside, the interior retains the manor’s original elegance while still being comfortable and relaxed. It’s also adult only – children under the age of 13 are welcomed between noon and 6pm. Dogs, however, are welcome to stay the night.

The hotel has several different styles of room. The garden suites are large, comfortable, contemporary yet rustic rooms in the newly built garden wing. It came with an impressively huge bed and a front porch that opened up to a superb view of the deer reserve and gardens. And attention was paid to the little things: a bag of locally made fudge and a jar of cookies, Temple Spa products, a big bath and the morning paper delivered to the door…