Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and French doors leading to decking.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
This lovely wooden lodge enjoys a cosy log burner for those chillier evenings, and a well-equipped kitchen perfect for rustling up a celebratory meal. It’s a quiet and peaceful area with sheep and cattle as your neighbours, and depending on the time of year you’ll see the lambs in the adjacent paddock. Use of the paddock for exercising dogs can be agreed with the owner on prior arrangement, as sometimes it can be used for livestock.
Just set outside the village of Drayton in Leicestershire, but close to the county borders of Northamptonshire and Rutland so perfect for exploring these three lovely central England counties. It’s an area popular with walkers and cyclists as there are many footpaths and country roads to explore. You can also enjoy fishing at the nearby Eyebrook trout Fishery, 3 miles, or at Rutland Water, 13 miles, horse riding and a choice of Golf courses at nearby Corby or Rutland. Rutland Water also offers many other outdoor pursuits including water sports, bike hire, inflatable water course during the summer, a beach and fantastic bird watching at the nature reserves including the Osprey project.
Also in Rutland is Geoff Hamilton’s Barnsdale Gardens, Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens. Visit one of the many historic homes in the area including Rockingham Castle, which hosts many events throughout the year, Lyveden, Kirby House, Coton Manor Garden, Althorp House, the final resting place for Princess Diana and Burghley House, where the annual horse trials are held in September. Just over a mile away is Nevill Holt Opera, an annual opera festival that runs from mid-June to early July.
The local market towns of Uppingham, 6 miles away, with galleries, independent shops and cafés, and Oakham, 13 miles away, packed with eateries, high street and independent shops, are both well worth a visit. Market Harborough, 8 miles away, has shops selling popular brands, a historic market and lots of lovely places to eat and drink, and Stamford, 17 miles, regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England, also make a brilliant day out. The towns of Corby and Kettering in Northamptonshire are close by, as well as the city of Leicester; home to the tomb of Richard III of England in Leicester Cathedral, as well as the National Space Centre.