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Nestling in the lea of a hill surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty is the village of Burley. If you love a bit of peace and quiet, Burley holiday cottages provide certainly that with the New Forest right on your doorstep, allowing you to walk straight out on to open heath and moorland. Burley holiday cottages are a perfect destination to explore the New Forest National Park. With ponies and cattle roaming around the village, Burley has remained untouched by time. Visitors will find many tearooms, pubs and shops to keep everyone entertained.
For those who love the outdoors, find Forest Leisure Cycling in the centre of the village where you can hire bikes and enjoy a healthy and active day out in the surrounding area of Burley, touching on the Old Railway, with rides for all ages and abilities. Is horse riding your thing? Get in touch with Burley Manor Riding Stables and explore the New Forest on horseback. Alternatively hitch a ride on one of the Burley Wagon Rides, allowing you to see the New Forest at a leisurely pace. The rides start at 12 noon from the Queens Head car park in the village centre.
Witches, Smuggling and Dragons
Witches, smuggling and dragons are part of burley's unique character. During the late 1950's a famous 'White' witch named Sybil Leek lived here. She was often seen walking around the village in a long, black cloak with her pet jackdaw resting on her shoulder. Unfortunately, because her attire fitted the image of a wicked 'black' witch, the locals were upset by her presence and she decided to live in America where she continued writing many books on the occult and astrology, including "Diary of a Witch". One of the gift shops was named by her and has her picture hanging by the old Jacobean fireplace inside.
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