The Local Area
We will be delighted to help you choose from the many fantastic cafes, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep in all four surrounding towns and villages, and make dinner or theatre reservations for you in advance of your stay.
You will find the bed and breakfast is located within walking distance of several pubs and restaurants and only 2 – 4 miles from a choice of 7 local pubs / restaurants! Stamford town has a theatre showing an array of different films, whilst Peterborough has a Showcase Cinema, The Key Theatre and The Broadway Theatre. We are also only 7 miles from Peterborough Showground. Not to mention Burghley Horse Trials just 7 miles up the A1 in Stamford. Oundle School offers the Stahl Theatre which is open to the public to enjoy Oundle Literature Festival and Music Festival amongst others.
And so Beautiful
The White SwanThe pub, which dates from the 1600s, is a stone-built, Grade II listed building set in the middle of an idyllic English village. The White Swan has recently been re-opened following major refurbishment and has wasted no time in establishing a great reputation for its delicious modern British food, beers and wines.
Rob Bibby CeramicsWoodnewton based Rob Bibby creates a wide range of functional pottery from plates, bowls, mugs etc to larger serving dishes and tureens. His work is colourfully decorated and glazed and can be used in the microwave, oven and dishwasher. He will take orders for complete dinner services. Rob’s studio known as Woodnewton Pottery is a large workshop converted from a historic Wesleyan chappel.
Halefield Equine TrainingHalefield Stud is a purpose built equestrian training centre, owned and run by a professional equestrian family with over 50 years of experience at the highest level. Home to Matthew Lanni, one of the most highly qualified coaches in British Show Jumping.
Oundle SchoolOundle School is situated in the quintessentially English market town from which it takes its name. The School’s buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus. As a result, pupils pass through the streets continually as they go to lessons, games or other activities, and are not isolated from the local community.
Elton Hall & GardensAn extraordinary, romantic, part Gothic house which has been in the Proby family since 1660. The Hall, which stands in the midst of unspoilt landscaped parkland, is a fascinating mix of styles surrounded by stunning gardens. There is also a garden centre and Loch Fyne restaurant to visit.
Fotheringhay Church and Castle MoundThe magnificent church of St.Mary and All Saints dates from the 15th century. A college was founded in the church in 1411 by Edward of York before his death at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Also the site where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded in 1857 and the birthplace of Richard 111 in 1452.
The Kings HeadWith a fine selection of real ales and locally sourced wines, as well as a monthly cocktail menu, this pub is your new favourite local. Simon and Charlotte have created a unique ambiance to this traditional English village pub, with open fires, fantastic home made food using where possible local suppliers and a great range of wines local real ales and ciders. The atmosphere is friendly and informal.
Apethorpe HallApethorpe Hall is truly one of England’s great country houses. It was begun in the late 15th century and once played host to Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and King Charles I. In total 13 royal visits were recorded between 1565 and 1636.
tours are arranged by English Heritage on 0870 333 1181 and are available at 10.30a.m., 1p.m. and 3.30p.m. by arrangement costing £7.50 per person for a 1 1/2 hour tour.