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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Travel: Burley Manor, Nestled Within The New Forest

boutique manor crown room at burley manor hotel
view across the deer park from our bedroom
retro DAB radio burley manor
luxury four poster bed
free standing in room bath tub
countryside retreat
complimentary temple spa goodies
luxury breaks in the new forest
luxury plush bedding burley manor
please put your hand in the cookie jar
a break in the new forest
breakfast conservatory at burley manor
new forest breakfast at burley manor
burley manor new forest hotel
luxury hotels in the new forest


Burley Manor is located just outside the picturesque village of Burley on the outskirts of the New Forest, directly accessible from the M27.

The historic grade II listed building dates back to 1852 and is surrounded by beautiful New Forest countryside and a red deer sanctuary sits directly to the front of the hotel.

When you visit the New Forest there is a group of around 3000 locals that you really can't ignore, and no, I'm not talking about the people! If you ever visited before you'll know that as soon as your car is greeted by the metal grids on the road, your in for a treat!

Let's just say the New Forest is like experiencing a safari, right here in the UK, however with only one predominant species - horses, who roam free, everywhere and I mean everywhere, make sure you drive slowly around the villages because there might just be one standing outside the local newsagents.

The hotel compromises 40 rooms and suites which are spread across the original Grade II-listed main manor house and the modern garden wing which houses the rooms and suites with outdoor verandas. If you are a dog owner, you'll be pleased to know this is where you can stay with your furry four-legged friend!

Within the hotel gardens, for guests, there is also the luxury of an outdoor heated swimming pool which is open from June to September. One minor downside about visiting the hotel out of season!


Our Manor Crown Suite was situated within the main manor building itself, individually designed for indulgence and relaxation. It was a striking room with nature-inspired colours throughout - dark, carved wood across the wardrobe, dressing table and bed posts.

Bold fabrics feature throughout, I particularly loved the bold floral curtains which spanned the length of the bay window. Other unique features included the four-poster bed and free-standing roll-top bath tub.

The room was extremely spacious with a couple of armchairs, a dressing table, large wardrobe, rustic countryside trunk and generous extra touches included a glass jar of homemade cookies and complimentary temple spa goodies.

If this wasn't enough, the room also features a power shower (as well as the lavish free standing roll top bath directly in our bedroom), a top quality Hypnos bed with sumptuous bedding, a generous supply of tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary Wi-Fi, DAB radio and fluffy bathrobes and slippers.

A stand-out feature of the bedrooms within the main house is their clear eye for detail, while carefully ensuring retention of the manors historic charm, now combined with a mix of antique furniture and modern comforts.

As we visited in the autumn season, around the 5th November (Bonfire night), we were also lucky to be able to have a first-hand view direct from our bedroom window of the bonfire which the hotel had set up outside the front of the building. The bonfire oozed a warm and comforting sight from our bedroom window before dinner.

Treatment Rooms

Although small in its offering, the Burley Manor is also able to offer a range of luxurious and indulgent treatments with Temple Spa products, again inspired by the Meditteranean. It is apparent from the spa menu that treatments have been carefully selected to compliment the hotel theme throughout and most importantly leave you feeling refreshed long after you leave the comfort of the treatment rooms.

During my stay I was offering a complimentary treatment from this menu, which was lovely as it allowed me to extend a little bit of pampering time across the week, as well as a moment to sit, relax, simply sit back, do nothing and re-energise.

I chose the Spa Manicure - designed to leave your hands and fingertips looking elegant and feeling oh so good, which is exactly what I needed. A lovely little extra of the manicure was that after choosing the nail treatment colour I was then able to keep and take the remaining bottle of Nail Polish home with me!

Explore all of the spa treatments on offer here.


Again addressing the theme throughout, the restaurant at Burley Manor takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean, with bold flavours expressed across vibrant and rustic dishes.

Their Med-inspired dishes follow the seasons while allowing nature to take a leading role in the menu. Ingredients are still sourced locally, however, prepared simply with the help of their wood-fire oven to ensure each flavour is carefully drawn out.

I wanted to talk about our dinner in the restaurant in a separate post, watch this space! 

For more information see below: 

Burley Manor Hotel
Ringwood Road 
New Forest
BH24 4BS

To make a reservation call Burley Manor on 01425 403522. Doubles from £139, B&B. Dogs welcome.

(*) My overnight stay, dinner and spa treatment at Burley Manor Hotel were provided on a complimentary basis in exchange for an honest review on my blog. All opinions expressed here are my own (*)

1 comment:

  1. Well, this place looks I N C R E D I B L E. I love the rustic / vintage / country-esque theme it has but it's not too overdone!
    Bee |


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