The Telegraph A grand escape to the countryside

Best for… animal lovers

The low-down: Deep in the New Forest lies Burley Manor, a cosy yet contemporary country house hotel. Each bedroom is a photogenic blend of mellow antiques and zingingly coloured and patterned textiles, while more than a good number are dog friendly too. Book in for a restorative massage or simply settle down in front of the vast fireplace in the bar for a post-winter-dog-walk doze. In the hotel restaurant, a Mediterranean-influenced menu of rustic dishes is in keeping with Burley’s relaxed, fresh and modern take on luxury…