Local Attractions

The market towns of Oakham, Market Harborough, Uppingham and Melton Mowbray are all within 8-10 miles. Also, Stamford, Peterborough, Northampton and Leicester are all within easy reach. This central location opens up easy access to Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, as well as Leicestershire, providing many attractions and amenities close by.

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Stately Homes

Burghley House
Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.

Belvoir Castle
Our hilltop setting commands stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir and with glorious gardens and fascinating magical castle to explore, there’s something for everyone at our family home.

Belton House
The perfect English country house, set in its own extensive deer park, Belton was designed to impress. Built in the late 17th century for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, with family fortunes founded in law.

Rockingham Castle
This remarkable castle, built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, has been my family's home for 450 years. Prior to the Watson's ownership the Castle was held by the crown.

Grimsthorpe Castle
Grimsthorpe is a historic house, park & garden in Lincolnshire, open in the summer for adults and children to enjoy the countryside, nature and history.

Althorpe House
Beyond the public face seen by the tens of thousands of people that visit Althorp each year, the Althorp Estate extends much further, covering 14,000 acres of beautiful countryside in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Norfolk.

Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens
For families or gardeners Barnsdale is an inspiring place to visit at any time of the year. With britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens, it is teeming with great ideas.

Kelmarsh Hall
Kelmarsh Hall is a graceful 18 th century historic house, set in beautiful romantic gardens and surrounded by its own working estate in the rolling Northamptonshire and Leicestershire countryside.

Cottesbrook Hall
The remarkable 18th century landscaping of the Park, its vistas and lakes, are by an unknown hand - much has recently been restored. The celebrated gardens are of great variety with fine old cedars and specimen trees.

Coton Manor
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.

Other

Rutland Water
This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain.

Foxton Locks
Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, they are located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal. The Grade II listed locks are a popular tourist attraction and the county council has created a country park at the top. At the bottom, where the junction with the arm to Market Harborough is located, there are two public houses, a shop, trip boat and other facilities

Guestbook Entries

"Very comfortable and peaceful. Seeing an Osprey fishing at Rutland water made our stay perfect."
Pete and Lyndsey