If you are looking for convenient New Forest accommodation, Burley could be the ideal choice for your cottage holiday in the New Forest. Sitting at the edge of the Forest, it has everything that you would expect from a traditional New Forest village along with the extra attractions such as a traditional cider farm and art galleries!
Burley is surrounded by a stunning open heathland landscape, and sits in the lee of a hill; everywhere you look around the village, there is outstanding natural beauty and breath-taking countryside. In the village itself, you can see the rare tradition of ‘commoning’ in action, where cattle and ponies are free to roam around the village and graze upon the open forest. Burley is a village clearly untouched by the march of time, with thatched cottages at every turn and history and ancient customs on display throughout the village.
Along with the historical tales that Burley has to offer is a good old-fashioned dose of English folklore describing a dragon’s lair at Burley Beacon. Strangely the tale tells of the dragon flying around the area in order to find milk; according to folklore, a visitor slayed it by lying in wait with two wild dogs.
Close by there are many walks and cycle paths to explore as well as horse riding, wagon rides and a deer safari on offer. Golf is also available locally, alternatively, just enjoy afternoon tea at one of the local tea rooms, indulge in free cider tasting at the local cider farm or lay back and treat yourself to some famous Burley ice cream.
Burley is the perfect place to unwind and relax in a tranquil atmosphere, so plan your New Forest break now and search for holiday cottages in Burley today.