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
And So Beautiful – beauty, holistic & hydrotherapists, really is just 100yds from our front door. A handcrafted log cabin enclosed in greenery that makes a great escape. There’s no alternative around that can offer quite the same experience.
The White Swan
The 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 Ceramics
Woodnewton 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 Training
Halefield 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 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 & Gardens
An 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 Mound
The 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 1587 and the birthplace of Richard 111 in 1452.
The Kings Head
With 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 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.
The Queens Head
A warm welcome and traditional hospitality greets visitors to the Queens Head Riverside Inn, a small hotel, restaurant and pub near Peterborough. This historic Northamptonshire Inn and Restaurant, awarded a AA Rosette in 2010 for culinary excellence, is situated on the banks of the River Nene in the picturesque village of Nassington. A popular choice with visitors requiring accommodation near Peterborough this four star inn is recognised as one of the best small hotels in East Anglia. Also an excellent wedding venue.
Burghley House – Home of The Famous Burghley Horse Trials
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. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens of Surprise and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.
The George Hotel
Luxurious bedrooms, a cuisine to satisfy the most exacting tastes and a truly warm welcome make The George an ideal stopping point for tourists and businessmen alike. The cellars are a source of great pride, where wine of the finest quality is stored under ideal conditions in vaults which date back to the earliest days of the foundation.
Tolethorpe Open Air Shakespeare Theatre
Comfortably seated and protected from occasional summer showers, beneath permanent all-weather canopy it’s the perfect setting to enjoy the works of the world’s greatest playwright. Enjoy all the comfort of an indoor theatre with the charm of an open air setting in what everyone calls the complete Tolethorpe Experience. There is nothing more enjoyable for a theatre visit on a summer evening than a picnic on the lawn… or a pre-performance meal in one of the two elegant restaurant rooms in the historic hall… a quiet drink in the sun-filled, spacious bar… or a stroll through the delightful garden where others have walked for the past 1000 years.
Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners’ World, Barnsdale Gardens, in Rutland, is Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens with over 38 individual gardens held within the 8 acre site. Wether you are a keen gardener, an armchair gardener or a visitor looking for a relaxing day out, the Barnsdale Gardens is for you.
The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new. You can try sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat, visit the Egleton and Lyndon nature reserves, or just relax by the water and watch the action around the 25 mile shoreline.
A most interesting house, occupied and developed by the Brudenell family since 1514, from a mediaeval manor around a courtyard into a Tudor and Georgian mansion. Visitors see many rooms of different periods, providing an impressive yet intimate ambience of the family home of many generations. The most flamboyant member of the family to date was the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava and of whom there are many historic relics and pictures on view.
Wicksteed Park, as well as having rides and attractions, is also an English Heritage Grade II Listed Park and Garden. Visitors can walk into the Park 365 days a year, free of charge, and the vehicle gates are only closed on Christmas Day.
Fantastic for garden enthusiasts, about an hour away but well worth the visit. This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Cottesbrooke is a wonderful Queen Anne house dating from 1702, set in delightful award winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The Hall is the much loved family home of the Macdonald-Buchanan family and lived in every day. With some exceptional family portraits this is quite apparent and makes a visit to this house a truly unique experience.
The Peterborough Flying Club is a well established flight training centre incorporating extensive skills and experience from full and part time flight instructors. The flying school has an extensive aircraft fleet providing good availability for training and hire. In addition to basic training aircraft there is also tail-dragger, aerobatic and vintage aircraft, which makes PFC one of the best equipped schools in the country. The airfield is situated to the west of Peterborough and southeast of Stamford. Feeling adventurous?
Peterborough Cathedral is one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today and is a UK landmark. Here you will find information about its past, its present and our hopes for its future whilst also gaining an insight into its life as a living church.
Situated in Peterborough’s city centre the Key Theatre brings entertainment to the area with a wide variety of productions throughout the year, from drama to comedy, dance to live bands. The excellent theatre includes national touring shows, local community productions and the Key Theatre’s own shows including own renowned Christmas Pantomimes. The Key’s intimate and friendly 379 capacity auditorium offers a perfect view from every seat.
East of England Showground
The East of England Showground is a modern, purpose built, multi-functional complex in Peterborough, that welcomes over 800,000 visitors each year. It has been designed by event organisers to be flexible and adaptable in order to accommodate all types of event from conferences, exhibitions and product launches to sporting events, gala dinners and concerts.