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The Nook

...stylish, countryside, sweet spot

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Tucked amongst Burley’s bustling village, and nestled at the foot of a forest path , our super-stylish & dog-friendly bolthole provides just the sweet spot for a couples’ countryside retreat…

Once home to Burley’s old grain store, The Nook has been lovingly restored into the 21st Century and you’ll now find bags of top-notch interior design & creature comforts awaiting under the eaves. Whilst the peaceful Farrow & Ball palette, luxe linens & playful art throughout invite you to make yourself at home inside (it is seriously gorgeous!), the courtyard garden also beckons as a sun trap & cat nap paradise… decisions, decisions. Lucky you though, as wherever you choose to curl up, the French doors blend inside & outside to perfection so you’ll have the best of both worlds anyway.

With Burley’s buzzy village & its woodland wanders competing for your attention, we’d start with a mooch around to grab a coffee & supplies (top tip… the cafe just opposite packs a mean takeaway picnic #spoiltmuch), before answering the call of the wild in the open forest that surrounds. N.b If you don’t fancy walking, you can hire a bike or even hitch a wagon ride!

Come back home to while away the afternoon with alfresco nibbles & natter before settling in by the log burner to chat about tomorrow’s adventures…  after a nightcap in one of the pubs perhaps?! Our ‘Hansel & Gretel’ cottage is at-the-ready to settle you into life as a New Forest local.

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£140 / night

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Light, airy, and in a dreamy location… Our perfectly formed countryside bolthole has left no stone unturned in its quest for holiday cottage heaven. From the herringbone floor, to the vaulted ceiling, you can expect high end finishes & super sleek styling in every direction.

You will definitely feel smug you’ve found this place... and we can’t think of a snugger spot than the living room area to start the tour. Light & airy by-day (the French doors effortlessly connect you to your countryside location), the sinkable sofa & flickering log burner beckons come-nightfall. No matter when you succumb & settle in, we love the Scandi styling with its mix of pale wood & plump soft furnishings amongst the fun finishing touches.

Like the gorgeous bathroom here, the kitchen boasts beautiful blue hues & high spec finishing touches (+ those gorgeous tiles!) and you’ll find everything at-hand to rustle up something delicious before you settle in to natter & nibble around the table.

When you’re finally ready to hit the hay, your bedroom sanctuary provides a little safe haven to sink into, with its painted walls & plush headboard… close the shutters and hunker down before enjoying another day in the life of a Burley local!
Floor plan


Bedroom King bed with synthetic bedding.


Bathroom Large shower cubicle, sink and wc.

All the rest...

KitchenOven and hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Nespresso Magimix Coffee & Milk Machine / Dishwasher / Kettle / Toaster / Washer Dryer / Iron.
Mod ConsSmart TV with Freeview & Netflix / USB plugs / WiFi.
Kids' StuffA travel cot dimensions - H80.5 x W25 x D27cm, high chair and children's crockery & cutlery are available.
PetsDogs are welcome here - with a small charge per dog, per stay. Garden/patio is well fenced and enclosed.


Given your incredibly sought-after spot in Burley village, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the tranquillity & privacy that awaits as you head through the gate to explore The Nook's sun-drenched courtyard garden…

With a canopy of tall trees to gaze into, we’d definitely take our morning coffee out here… but will you listen to birdsong or lose yourself in a good book on the sofa as you wake up amongst nature?

After a busy day out, pop over the road to pick up the freshest local fayre and head back to BBQ something mouth-watering. With French doors connecting to the living area, the nibbles & ice-cold drinks are sure to flow freely!

We love how the small grassy section adds a gentle touch to the patio out here, and your pooches will be sure to find a little spot to cat nap in the shade. With an allocated parking space, an electric charger, and secure storage for bikes, The Nook’s thoughtful owners have thought of everything to make your countryside pursuit plain sailing.

GardenThe enclosed terrace is a perfect sun-trap for alfresco dining. Gas BBQ / Fire pit / Bike store.
ParkingThe driveway has room for 1 car with a Pod Point charger available to use.

Home truths

The Nook is perfect for solo travellers, couples & those with a babe in arms. Please chat to our team if you are looking for a New Forest escape that is suitable for children.

There is an extra charge for logs and kindling to burn on the fire (October- March) but feel free to BYO!


There is a small step that leads from the entrance level (where the bedroom, bathroom & kitchen are located) up to the living area. The garden doors from the living room have a small step down into the patio area, followed by another small step into the grass section.

Booking Information

Included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

Deposit: 50% at booking
Balance Due: 45 days before you stay
Security Deposit: £250

Location, location, location...

With the forest behind & the village in front, you couldn’t choose a better Burley bolthole to call home! In the village centre itself (mere steps from your front door) you’ll find a smorgasbord of places to eat, drink & be merry. We’d go to Noohn for breakkie & head to a beer garden for lunch (take your pick from the two just across the road), but the two local stores are equally as fab to stock up & rustle up something yummy back at The Nook.

For days out, cyclists will love to get off the beaten track (the bike hire here are super helpful + our guests enjoy discount too), but the circular walk around the edge of the village is just as lovely. Golfers can also amble up to the local golf club and join in for the day + Burley Cider Farm & Burley Wagon Rides are also a must if you have time.

For a jaunt a little further afield you'll find Avon Beach's sparkly shores a 15 min drive away.

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.9 out of 5

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Lovely place as described and the team at New Forest Escapes very helpful. Also in a great location.... March 2024 Read More
Super place to stay in a great location in the New Forest. Lovely local walks, coastal walks and great pizzas... November 2023 Read More
Gorgeous, cosy bolthole. Perfect place to get away. Lovely long walks from the door and to be close to a grea... October 2023 Read More
Beautiful cottage with attention to every details, we had the perfect retreat. ... October 2023 Read More

Guests that have stayed here rate this place:

4.9 out of 5

Lovely place as described and the team at New Forest Escapes very helpful. Also in a great location.

Joshua March 2024

Super place to stay in a great location in the New Forest. Lovely local walks, coastal walks and great pizzas on Fridays from the local cafe.

Dave & Chris November 2023

Gorgeous, cosy bolthole. Perfect place to get away. Lovely long walks from the door and to be close to a great coffee shop 'Noohn'.

Jes, Debby & Poppy the dog October 2023

Beautiful cottage with attention to every details, we had the perfect retreat.

The Packs October 2023

Thank you for the perfect stay in the little 'Nook'. Simple and stylish space with wonderful outside space, we had perfect cool no wind evenings for us. Great walks from the back of the cottage.

Sally, Phil & Esme October 2023

Lovely cottage, luxurious and perfect for our little getaway. We loved our walks behind the home and Rhinefield. We will be back!

Osamu, Sema, Meg & Charlie the dog September 2023

Such a beautifully arranged little 'Nook' in a magical village and forest. Thank you.

Sam, Mark, Wolfie & Wizard September 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay. A beautiful place and garden in the perfect location. We will 100% be back soon.

Michael, Steph, Henry & Lenny the dog September 2023

Had a lovely couple of days. Beautiful home to relax in with everything we needed, thank you!

Steph, Mike & Lola the dog September 2023

Lovely weekend escape from the city. Great breakfast at Nohm. Recommend a walk to The White Buck - super food! Thank you x

Jess, Stuart, Georgie & Tilly August 2023

Glorious weeks escape to The Nook! It's beautifully finished & Burley was so cute to explore. We'll be back. Thank you Alan and Rob.

Peter, Emilia & Little Lampsy August 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Nook. What a beautiful little home. Perfect position for the village and forest with ice cream on your doorstep. Doggie heaven.

Tony, Rachel, Bear and Fig August 2023

A lucky few days at The Nook, great facilities and good location next to the ice cream and coffee shops. Lovely decor everything you need for a peaceful beach or forest break.

Simon, Julie, Maggi Moo & Heathcliffe August 2023

Thank you for an amazing stay, your home is beautiful and in the perfect location. What a great little town. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Lee, Rose, Eliza & Finn August 2023

Heaven on earth! Perfect. Our new favourite place in the forest.

Ann & Paul August 2023

A perfect haven in the middle of Burley, lovely walks straight from the door and a beautiful garden. We have been very lucky to have warm sunny weather.

Sandra, Mick, Daisy & Tommy August 2023

We loved The Nook! Such a beautiful place to come back to. Thank you Alan & Rob.

Liam, Louise & Minni & Moocher July 2023

Relaxing and enjoyable stay in a beautiful retreat (the addition of a teapot would be welcome) In an interesting location.

Margaret, Neil & Daisy dog July 2023

Beautiful hideaway in the lovely New Forest. Thank you for a relaxing break - The Nook is heavenly. We'll definitely return.

Mike, Julie & Tilly July 2023

The Nook is the cutest home, we loved it. I've taken colour tips to my own home.

Pippa & Harley July 2023

What a lovely place to sit and chill. A nice mix of beach and forest time and board games while it poured with rain!! Lovely coffee at Noohm, food in the deli and a massage at Hermitage beauty. Recommend food and drinks at The Old Mill near Lymington - Yum! and a very pretty place.

Rob & Ang July 2023

Had a great stay here, everything finished to a high standard. Helps that ice cream is only 10 steps away. Perfect break thank you.

Alex & Sarah July 223

Really good stay here - home is finished to a high standard and is a relaxing space to enjoy. Helps that there is ice cream available 10 steps away! Burley is a good place to base yourself to walk / cycle the New Forest.

Sarah July 2023

We've had a lovely stay in your beautiful home-attention to detail is impressive! Enjoyed relaxing in the garden -just what we needed - thank you.

Lesley & Bob June 2023

The Nook surpassed our expectations in every way and your attention to detail was very much appreciated. It was so relaxing and comfortable. It provided the perfect base for exploring the local village and forest.

Steve & Ginny & dogs Will & Tess June 2023

What a wonderful cottage location and we love Burley. We chose a perfect week with the most amazing weather. Luna was in heaven enjoying the New Forest and made our stay. It was perfect with everything we needed. Thank you.

Lucy and Anthony & Luna June 2023

We had a lovely time staying at The Nook - the garden is dreamy! Special mention to Noohn across the road for amazing coffee and picnic x

Annie & Ian June 2023

Dear Alan and Rob, we had a wonderful stay, just what we needed. Peaceful, beautiful surroundings and The Nook is perfect, thank you.

Glynn & Susan June 2023

Wow, what a place! We loved it, beautiful place to live and The Nook is amazing, will tell lots of friends to visit. All the very best x

Darren, Annabel & Ted June 2023

Well, we chose and epic week to visit. 25c! What a sun trap! The cottage is amazing, everything is just lovely and beautiful quality. 'Home from Home'. A wonderful way to explore the most magical place. The foals, the ponies, the views and the peace! The kitchen and BBQ are a godsend. Milford is great for food, shopping after a sneaky paddle and coffee. Burley is super cute but the cottage enables you to escape the crowds and relax, we will be back!

Heather & Mike and Raven June 2023

Thank you for a beautiful stay! The Nook is a perfect home away from home! You have thought of everything. Thank you also for the very kind welcome gifts, we are so happy we could be your first visitors and we will be telling everyone about this gem in The New Forest! x

Annika & Chetan May 2023

This bolthole is a complete treat, and you will be absolutely torn as to whether you should stay in and lounge amongst your gorgeous home, or to head out & about in the great outdoors! The Nook is perfectly located with the village in front and the forest behind - both are mere seconds from your door and have so much on offer. The circular walk is a great way to combine a meander in Burley village with a scenic wander, but make sure you stop off at one of the pubs before snuggling back at home as you'll get a lovely feel for life as a New Forest local.

Emily - Ambassador of Buzz at NFE April '23

The styling at The Nook blew me away, and is the perfect example of how a cosy space can also feel light & airy. The muted colours and attention to styling detail make every room feel like its oozing with laidback luxe and effortless cool. My favourite spot was in the living room where the French doors opened to let the birdsong flow in.

Sarah - Queen of Office Operations at NFE April '23
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