Burley, Ringwood & Fordingbridge Getaways


Holiday Cottages in Burley and Ringwood, New Forest

Burley village is surrounded by the New Forest National Park. It is a very beautiful area. The area here is 50% ancient forest with towering trees and 50% heathery heathland. Ponies and cattle live wild in the area and wander the roads and village centre as they wish.

Ringwood is the nearby market town in the area. Busy, bustling and a great foodie find, you’re only 5 minutes drive, to the edge of the National Park boundary. The area is highly protected so once you’re inside the park, you’re in proper countryside and will find the wild ponies and commoner’s animals roaming about – go steady on the roads – they have right of way!

The area here is half ancient forest, with towering trees, streams and gentle hills, and half heathery open and big skies.

It’s well worth a visit to Burley, which is a particularly eccentric village. It’s famed for its ‘white witch’ and has a Fairy Festival each summer. We love the ice-cream shop, the excellent butcher and first-class deli. The local White Buck pub is well respected for food and drink.

The Burley golf course is one of the oddest in Britain. It sits directly in the National Park and ponies graze the greens, sometimes pigs too. Eccentric? Certainly!

Bransgore village is also nearby – a 15 minute drive from Burley. The drive is very pretty, amongst the heath and ancient forest.