Staying in Burley, Hampshire
The village is famed both for its former resident White Witch (Sybil Leek) who was seen walking the village during the late 1950’s, pet jackdaw on her shoulder, and the 16th century Queen’s Head public house renown – or perhaps more honestly ‘notorious’ – for highwaymen and smugglers.
Surprisingly, despite its relative size and ‘quaintness’, the village offers a quite surprisingly ample selection of traditional and quite unique shops. There are old-style pubs, tea rooms, a cider farm, plenty of locally-made produce available, and of course, the famous Burley Ice Cream which visitors have a duty to sample. There are also seasonal activities such as a deer safari and wagon rides (pulled by horses), although coarse fishing and a challenging 9-hole round at the Burley Golf club is available year-round. Christchurch and Bournemouth are nearby. Renting a holiday cottage in the area is the perfect match for life in Burley.