Beautiful country cottage in quintessential English village 1.5 hrs to london

Beautiful country cottage in quintessential English village 1.5 hrs to london



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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

PEACEFUL LUXURY BEAUTIFUL RELAXING are words that have been used to describe the Lodge.
The Lodge is a newly built 2 bed roomed Oak framed cottage using traditional materials including lime stone floors on the ground floor and carpets on the first floor We have under floor heating throughout the property & a Charnwood log burning fire for those cozynights in. It is beautifully furnished in a comfortable English country style with a mix of vintage and contemporary style furniture. You will have plenty of bathrooms to choose from as we have 2 in the Lodge and a third WC on the ground floor. Every facility that you need during your stay is on hand from sound surround high definition TV & home entertainment system through to dish washer fridge range cooker microwave etc. There is ample onsite parking for up to 10 cars and space for horse boxes. There are lovely views form the garden over the scenic vale of Belvoir. On a clear day you can see the castle 7 miles away. There is plenty of room in the large garden for relaxing and entertaining.

The property was built on the site of a much older property dating back to the 1500's but the area has been inhabited for thousands of years. We have found artifacts in the garden dating back to Roman times, The village is two miles from the old Roman highway the Fosse Way which for about 50 years marked the western boundary of the Roman Empire and linked Exeter via Bath and Cirencester through Leiceter to Lincoln.


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  1. My husband and I love traveling and a few years ago took a career break of a year and a half to visit the USA Australia New Zealand and South East Asia. Having spent the last few years building up a commercial property development business and recruitment business, its now time to travel again although for shorter periods this time! This is a 'second home' in the village so we can provide non simultaneous exchanges. We have exchanged before and had fantastic experiences and would recommend this way to explore to anyone.! Please feel free to contact any time.

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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

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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