Exclusive holiday home offers luxury breaks at Burghley

Famed for being England’s finest Elizabethan house, a real-life TV and movie location, and home to the world’s greatest five-star equestrian event, few people realise that Burghley House also offers a luxury countryside escape.

At the heart of the Burghley Estate and surrounded by sweeping Capability Brown parkland, The Dairy is a 10-bedroomed holiday let offering guests an exclusive opportunity to stay within a private estate, tucked away in a picturesque spot not open to the public.

The restored and refurbished 19th century farm building features expansive dining and living spaces with open fires, while each individually styled bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with deep bathtubs and walk-in showers.

As an added bonus, guests have access through the private parkland to walk to Burghley House and its Gardens, with the route crossing the Lion Bridge, one of Brown’s most iconic landscape features.

Also included in the accommodation package are tickets for Burghley House, Gardens and Hide & Secrets Adventure Play, along with a round of golf at the adjacent Burghley Park Golf Course and a welcome hamper with treats including Burghley wine, honey, jam & fudge as well as the usual everyday essentials.

Perfect for extended family gatherings or for groups celebrating special occasions, prices start from £4,251 for a three-night weekend stay (£71pppn based on full occupancy of 20 guests) and £4,312 for a four-night midweek stay (54pppn).

A legacy of the 2nd Marquess of Exeter, The Dairy was fully renovated in 2017 and combined period features with contemporary design, while the interiors were created by internationally acclaimed interior designer Thomas Hamel. Wherever possible original features of the building were kept and reused, and antique paintings, prints and furniture from the collections at Burghley House were added.

Set on the outskirts of the Georgian stone town Stamford, just a mile away through the park, The Dairy offers guests a very private countryside retreat, but also easy walking access to the Estate, including The Orangery Restaurant, open most days from mid-January to Christmas, and, of course, the House, Gardens and Adventure Play, open from mid-March until November.

Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”, Stamford regularly appears in national newspaper’s top places to live and visit, and along with its blend of history and Georgian architecture, with more than 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone, it wins praise for its quality shopping and thriving café, pub and restaurant scene.

Meanwhile, Burghley also hosts of annual events, including the Defender Burghley Horse Trials in September, country fairs and food markets, car rallies, summer concerts and special torchlight Spooky Tours around Halloween.

It has also featured as a TV and movie location, from big screen blockbusters Pride & Prejudice (2005) and the Da Vinci Code (2006), as well as 2023’s The Flash – where it was transformed into Batman’s Wayne Manor estate – to Netflix’s worldwide hit The Crown.

Full details and to book, visit https://burghley.co.uk/plan-your-visit/stay-with-us/the-dairy

For details about visiting Burghley House and Gardens, see www.burghley.co.uk