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Guide to Rural England - Leicestershire & Rutland

Guide to Rural England - Leicestershire & Rutland

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Leicestershire’s most attractive features are
shy and quiet and have to be sought out, but
they amply reward the explorer. The county
is divided into two almost equal parts by the
River Soar, which flows northward into the
Trent. It separates the east and west by a
broad valley, flowing like a silver ribbon
through historic

Travel Publishing has made available Free of Charge digital editions of its popular series of Guide Books. These are available with working hyperlinks and for free download for personal use from http://www.findsomewhere.co.uk/PDF/PDF.htm
Leicestershire’s most attractive features are
shy and quiet and have to be sought out, but
they amply reward the explorer. The county
is divided into two almost equal parts by the
River Soar, which flows northward into the
Trent. It separates the east and west by a
broad valley, flowing like a silver ribbon
through historic

Travel Publishing has made available Free of Charge digital editions of its popular series of Guide Books. These are available with working hyperlinks and for free download for personal use from http://www.findsomewhere.co.uk/PDF/PDF.htm

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5 miles NE of Melton on the A607

Straddling the A607, high up on the

Leicestershire Wolds, Waltham is an attractive

village with an excellent hostelry and a tall-

spired medieval church. Roman pavements

and Saxon stone coffins have been discovered

here, testifying to the antiquity of the

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F stories and anecdotes G famous people H art and craft I entertainment and sport J walks

A historic building B museum and heritage C historic site D scenic attraction E flora and fauna

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STAPLEFORD PARK COUNTRY

HOUSE HOTEL & SPORTING ESTATE

Stapleford, nr Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire LE14 2EF
Tel: 01572 787000
Fax: 01572 787001
e-mail: reservations
@stapleford.co.uk
website: www.staplefordpark.com

The approach to the house through the 500-acre

estate offers the first glimpse of Georgian grandeur,

confirmed when guests pass under the stone arch

and into the welcome, warmth and grace of a

bygone era. Most of the building is late 17th

century, and the long history of hospitality is

maintained by impeccable (but always

approachable) hosts and staff. Oak floors, panelled

walls, heavy drapes, fresh flowers, fine carvings

and sumptuous armchairs and sofas set the scene

in the day rooms, and the bedrooms are equally

striking.

The 55 bedrooms have 55 unique designers, and

the easy chairs, soft settees, beautiful beds and

sumptuously appointed bathrooms put them in a

class of their own. Most bedrooms enjoy glorious

views of the grounds designed by Capability Brown.

Dining here is also a memorable experience, the

finest and freshest seasonal ingredients used to

create superb dishes complemented by a superb

cellar. The private dining areas make a wonderful

venue for a special celebration, and modern

technology is available for meetings, conferences

and events.

Stapleford also excels in its sporting and leisure

facilities, which range from golf and tennis to

riding, shooting, falconry, archery, croquet, boules

and off-road driving. The Lifestyle Club in the

converted stable block has a well equipped

Technogym and six treatment rooms that offer a

range of Clarins Gold Spa treatments. The main

house features a swimming pool, sauna, steam

room and Jacuzzi.

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Henry VIII. The Queen’s Royal Lancers

Museum has moved from the Castle to a new

location – call 0115 957 3295 for information.

The grounds are as splendid as the castle and

are used for medieval jousting tournaments on

certain days in the summer.

GRIMSTON

3 miles W of Melton off the A6006

Perhaps because of its unappealing name,

Grimston tends to be overlooked by guide

books. It is in fact one of the county’s most

appealing villages. At its centre is a lovely

green where a set of ancient stocks stands

beneath a chestnut tree. Overlooking the green

are two venerable hostelries and the Church

of St John the Evangelist. Here the curious

custom of “bidding by candle” continued

until the early 1900s.

A small stump of candle was lit and

buyers would then make their bids for the

item being auctioned. Whoever made the last

bid before the candle guttered acquired the

lot at that price.

Rutland

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