Things to do

Our site is very rural, and offers a number of delightful walking and cycling routes.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the area – otters have been sighted in the canal, and various hunting birds of prey (Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels) are a common sight.  You may hear owls and foxes hunting at night.  Bats are extremely active in the summer months, and if you are very lucky, you may spot a Kingfisher or a muntjac deer.

At various times in the year, our bee-keeper will be offering experiences to interested guests.  Please get in touch for further information.

Local points of interest include Naseby Battlefield, and reservoirs/nature reserves at Stanford, Hollowell or Pitsford.  Northamptonshire has an abundance of stately homes – Coton Manor Gardens and Althorp House are both close by.   Stanford Hall is less than 5 miles away, offering various musical events throughout the summer.  The Crick Music festival is a popular event every July.

There are several golf courses in the vicinity, and we are sited midway between Northampton and Leicester, which offer rugby, football and cricket viewing options at various times of the year. 

The market towns of Rugby and Market Harborough are about 20 minutes away by car.

Local pubs and restaurants

The nearest coffee shop is Squisto, an Italian deli in Yelvertoft (3 miles away).  Local pubs include The Wharf at Welford, and the Red Lion in Thornby.  We can provide guidance on local eating options.