We are strategically placed in an area of countryside sprinkled with small villages and attractive market towns, with the Vale of Belvoir to the north of us and Rutland Water some distance to the south.
There are many interesting places to visit and a whole range of opportunities for outdoor pursuits and leisure activities.
The area is rich in culture and heritage with historic houses, famous gardens, National Trust properties, museums and battlefields to visit and explore. Belvoir Castle has an ongoing programme of special events throughout the year and Melton Mowbray plays host to a series of major annual events including, amongst others, the East Midlands Food Festival, The British Pie Festival and the International CiCLE Classic Race which attracts people from all over the country.
The area is well provided with fishing lakes and golf courses and for the more adventurous there are balloon flights across the Vale of Belvoir and sky-diving from the local aerodrome, with sailing and a range of water sports also available, including white water rafting at the National Watersports Centre.
There are private hire boats and water cruisers at several locations.
We are situated on route 64 of the National Cycling Network.
For cyclists there are miles of country lanes and tracks to explore with minimal effort. With a little more exertion the cycle tracks around Rutland Water and Grimsthorpe Castle (where cycles can be hired) provide a great day out and some stunning scenery.
We have prepared details of suggested routes for the more serious cyclist.
We can provide secure storage for bicycles should you wish to bring your own.
A footpath from the bottom of the garden connects with an extensive network of other paths including the Jubilee Way and the Mowbray Way, both of which have detailed route maps and guides to points of interest. Guides are also available for a series of other routes in the area and the towpath alongside the Grantham Canal provides miles of level scenic track for both cycling and walking.
We can provide drying facilities for wet and muddy clothes.
For the naturalist the wildlife is interesting and varied and there are several Wildlife Trust nature reserves in the area.
Rutland Water is an internationally famous nature reserve with bird hides and nature trails to visit and is one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Britain. It is home to the successful project for the re-introduction of ospreys to our English countryside.
For children, teenagers and parents there are the delights and excitements of Twin Lakes Park, a honey-pot for family days out conveniently located a short distance down the road. Amongst other major attractions within easy reach and providing great family days out are Wheelgate Adventure Park, ‘Conkers’ and The National Space Centre in Leicester.
Use Stonepits Farm as a base for a wonderful holiday!