To Work or Play A hidden gem in the heart of the New Forest

Need a little escape for some wholesome downtime, fresh air and delicious food? Emily discovers Burley Manor in the heart of the New Forest.

Wild horses greeted us as we turned off the main road and across the New Forest towards Burley Manor. Grazing by the roadside against a backdrop of heather and endless sky (although their presence cannot be guaranteed), they certainly helped set the tone for a pretty spectacular stay at Burley Manor. Under 2 hours from London (ideal for any ‘term time’ mini break), we got to Burley Manor on a Friday evening. With a greeting from the glorious Marilyn in the majestic entrance hall and an impressive log fire burning, this really was the warmest of welcomes – even the four legged friend was involved (yet another luxury hotel happy to take on your dogs)…