Perhaps best known as the setting of the eponymous horse trials, this splendid Elizabethan country house is also home to a fine collection of heritage trees, says Graham Downing

Graham Downing is taken on a tour of the breathtaking Burghley parkland with head forester Peter Glassey to find out more about its ancient trees.

Available to hire, these fine sporting homes from home offer exceptional accommodation, top-notch hospitality and plenty of hot water, says Gabriel Stone.