Hideaway in ancient woods

Burley  |  Sleeps 8 grownups + 4 kids  |  Four-legged friends welcome

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Deep in the woods in a clearing among ancient trees you’ll find this calm, leafy oasis, where birdsong surrounds you, wild ponies hang their heads over the gate for apples, and best of all you can walk out into the wild forest for miles in every direction.

The owners have travelled extensively and live nearby. Nigel is a graphic designers and Nikki ran a Montessori School in London for many years. The house is a clever extension of both their talents and an absolute delight for family and group gatherings.

The house and separate stables layout of bedrooms and playroom means that sleeping and living spaces are seriously flexible. There are 4 downstairs bedrooms here, 3 have ensuite shower rooms so it is particularly well-designed for VIP birthdays, those with little ones and grandparents in tow.

It's perfect for hikers and cyclists from experts to amateurs as you're right in the heart of the national park with too many routes to choose from. Animal lovers will see deer, horses, cows and even pigs, at the right time of year, walking past the gates. Garden badminton and BBQs are encouraged in the summer, followed by volleyball in the pool! And in the winters snuggle up to log fires throughout the cottage and wrap up for a short walk to the owner's favourite local pub!