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Wanderlust Chloe Impressive grade II listed building

Walking up the drive to Burley Manor was quite a moment. The impressive grade II listed building dates back to 1852 and looks out over gorgeous countryside, with a red deer sanctuary just in front of it. The interior décor is a marriage between old and new – bold, patterned fabrics and original fireplaces. It really works.

After a brief look around, I checked into room 42 at the far end of the long building extending from the manor. What a great room! More of a grand suite, it looked back towards the impressive manor, but still felt intimate. I loved the bold fabric headboard in pink and cream, mixed with the rich purple armchairs and grey sofa. Several antiques sat in key areas of the room – an old style radio and telephone by the bed, a large leather trunk at the end of the bed, and a bookshelf with a stack of classic novels. This was history with a fresh twist…

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