We've recently completed a 10 year renovation project bringing our gorgeous 5 bedroom Edwardian home back to it's former glory (with all the modern...
Where is it?
Colston Bassett is an ancient settlement & quintessential English village. The written history of the manor certainly dates back to the Doomsday book in 1086.THE Market Cross was placed in the centre of the village on 3rd Sept 1257, when King Henry III made a grant. You can read all about the history here from a detailed history written as far back as 1942 http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/monographs/young1942/preface.htm
Within half an hour you can visit Leicester, Derby, Nottingham & Newark. The Derbyshire Peak District is a little over an hours drive, as is the city of Birmingham. There is so much to see and do, for example in Leicester a fascinating museum has opened following the recent discovery of the body of King Richard 3rd. - Google will help you plan your trip for sure!! If you like soccer then you should take in a game at Leicester City- Winners of the Premiership for 2016 (the best club in the UK).
Colston Bassett present day, has a 16th century pub & award winning restaurant. With the village school & church & beautiful cricket ground in the lea of Colston Bassett Hall, it really does live up to its name as a quintessential English village. the area is one of the UK's Best kept Secrets undiscovered by tourism although it is only an hour and a half from central London via the train at Grantham. If you have ever eaten Stilton Cheese you may be surprised to learn that it comes not from the village of Stilton but from either the Colston Bassett Dairy or one of the handful of villages within a few miles radius. Indeed it is reputed to be the favorite of the Royal family. The village is divided by a small river named "the Smite" and has access to the nearby Grantham Canal ideal for angling, cycling or walking along the level towpath. Nottingham, well known around the world for the Legend of ROBIN HOOD, is also superb for nightlife theaters entertainment & shopping (home of fashion designer Sir Paul Smith) There are a number of Spas nearby - The Little Retreat is a short stroll across the fields in a converted farmhouse, Eden Hall Day Spa is a 10 min drive for the ultimate in luxury relaxation and pampering. & Ragdale Hall is a 15 mins drive. For sport lovers, Trent Bridge Cricket International Ground is nearby and Leicester Football club at the time of writing are 1st in the UK Premier league ( the worlds foremost football league) only 35 mins away.
One of the best thing about the village is the old fashioned sense of community and the friendly people. Come and see for yourself :-) Nearby attractions include Britain's largest skydiving parachuting school,& The National Waterspouts Centre with all manner of water sports activities including white water rafting and Kayaking Windsurfing and water Skiing,, superb golf courses, Rutland Water, Britain's largest inland waterway with extensive water sports sailing and sport fishing. The Romantic hilltop Belvoir Castle is only a short drive & Hunting with the Quorn Belvoir and Cottesmore are regular features in the village. The Belle Vue stables is superb if you wish to learn to ride or you wish to take horse out for a hack. Nearby, Newark has the largest Antiques fair in Europe (4000 stalls) Nottingham Castle & Sherwood Forest are a short drive away. If you would like to visit London, just drive to Grantham (25 mins) and you can be in central London in just over 1 hr by train with trains leaving every 20 minutes.
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