Guidebook for The Nest, Woodland View, Primrose Barn & The Ark

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Guidebook for The Nest, Woodland View, Primrose Barn & The Ark

City/town information

Scalford is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It lies 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray at the southern end of the Vale of Belvoir. Good old-fashioned stilton and pork pies come from here, and if food is described as artisan, it will have been produced by hand to a generations-old recipe, not invented last week by a wide-eyed hipster. Transport links in the Vale are surprisingly good. Nottingham is a 35-minute drive from Belvoir Castle and East Midlands airport is 45 minutes away. It’s 18 minutes by train from Bingham to Nottingham and 20 to Grantham. Delightfully down-to-earth English countryside, Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of cosy pubs if you love dining out. The real joy of the Vale is being outdoors.
Scalford
Scalford is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It lies 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray at the southern end of the Vale of Belvoir. Good old-fashioned stilton and pork pies come from here, and if food is described as artisan, it will have been produced by hand to a generations-old recipe, not invented last week by a wide-eyed hipster. Transport links in the Vale are surprisingly good. Nottingham is a 35-minute drive from Belvoir Castle and East Midlands airport is 45 minutes away. It’s 18 minutes by train from Bingham to Nottingham and 20 to Grantham. Delightfully down-to-earth English countryside, Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of cosy pubs if you love dining out. The real joy of the Vale is being outdoors.

Food scene

The Kings Arms is an 18th century village inn bursting with character, offering excellent food and a friendly greeting. Situated in the heart of Scalford, just five miles from Melton Mowbray,
Kings Arms station
The Kings Arms is an 18th century village inn bursting with character, offering excellent food and a friendly greeting. Situated in the heart of Scalford, just five miles from Melton Mowbray,
The Nags Head in Harby is situated in the stunning Vale of Belvoir on the border of Leicestershire. The pub itself is one of the oldest pubs in Leicestershire dating back to the 14th century. The Nags Head is a friendly and homely atmosphere. Our team front and back of house strive for excellent service and scrumptious food. Our traditional meals are from locally sourced produce and we have a great range of beverages.
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Nags Head
20 Main St
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The Nags Head in Harby is situated in the stunning Vale of Belvoir on the border of Leicestershire. The pub itself is one of the oldest pubs in Leicestershire dating back to the 14th century. The Nags Head is a friendly and homely atmosphere. Our team front and back of house strive for excellent service and scrumptious food. Our traditional meals are from locally sourced produce and we have a great range of beverages.
Beautiful Chinese food that can be deliver to your door - 01664 562299
China Town
9 Park Road
Beautiful Chinese food that can be deliver to your door - 01664 562299
Lovely food always at Nico's Either eat in or take away, also delivery service if required 01664 562078
Nickos Fish Bar & Restaurant
62 Nottingham Street
Lovely food always at Nico's Either eat in or take away, also delivery service if required 01664 562078
Beautiful food and setting - We are never disappointed x Tel: 01664 820320
Crown Inn
Church Street
Beautiful food and setting - We are never disappointed x Tel: 01664 820320
Lovely food and setting - Never disappointed x Tel:01664 820407
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The Tap & Run
Main Road
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Lovely food and setting - Never disappointed x Tel:01664 820407

Sightseeing

Farmers Market - Tuesday & Fridays Melton’s Farmers market was the first of its kind in the region, focusing exclusively on the promotion of local businesses and providing a diverse range of specialist produce, including locally farmed Bison, Goat & Ostrich meat. Held at the Cattle Market every Tuesday and Friday morning. Melton Street Market Come and visit one of the Country’s oldest and finest markets. Every Tuesday and Saturday you can experience the hustle and bustle of the town’s busy street market. Based around the Market Place in the safe pedestrianised area of the town, the streets are filled with stalls selling everything from clothing to fresh produce.
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Melton Mowbray Market
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Farmers Market - Tuesday & Fridays Melton’s Farmers market was the first of its kind in the region, focusing exclusively on the promotion of local businesses and providing a diverse range of specialist produce, including locally farmed Bison, Goat & Ostrich meat. Held at the Cattle Market every Tuesday and Friday morning. Melton Street Market Come and visit one of the Country’s oldest and finest markets. Every Tuesday and Saturday you can experience the hustle and bustle of the town’s busy street market. Based around the Market Place in the safe pedestrianised area of the town, the streets are filled with stalls selling everything from clothing to fresh produce.
Melton is a vibrant market town with an abundance of specialist independent retail, tasty bistro’s and cafes, local producers and markets which can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book. The town offers a truly unique shopping experience. Special Interest Markets Tuesday at the Cattle Market is also the day of the Antique & Collectors Fair where there is always an extensive array of antiquities on display. Every Wednesday shoppers can hunt for bargains at the Antique / Bric-a-brac Market in the Market Place and on the first Wednesday of each month the Cattle Market runs an evening Tack & Sundries Auction where you can grab some affordable equestrian supplies. The Sunday Car Boot Sale is the biggest in the area attracting over 3000 buyers. Christmas markets are extremely popular with the Victorian Christmas Market attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country.
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Melton Mowbray
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Melton is a vibrant market town with an abundance of specialist independent retail, tasty bistro’s and cafes, local producers and markets which can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book. The town offers a truly unique shopping experience. Special Interest Markets Tuesday at the Cattle Market is also the day of the Antique & Collectors Fair where there is always an extensive array of antiquities on display. Every Wednesday shoppers can hunt for bargains at the Antique / Bric-a-brac Market in the Market Place and on the first Wednesday of each month the Cattle Market runs an evening Tack & Sundries Auction where you can grab some affordable equestrian supplies. The Sunday Car Boot Sale is the biggest in the area attracting over 3000 buyers. Christmas markets are extremely popular with the Victorian Christmas Market attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country.
31 Degrees Leisure Days offering exclusive Spa Days would like to share this experience with you. Enjoy a lovely day with friends, relatives or work colleagues in our private leisure facility set in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, in the small quaint village of Eastwell. Your day begins with coffee on arrival, pick up your robe and towel and relax in the Spa. Swim in the 10 metre heated pool Train in the upstairs mini-gym Enjoy the bubbles in our 40° outdoor Jacuzzi Relax in 31° on the sunbeds around the pool Indulge in a homemade two-course lunch, served in the bar area.
31 Degrees Leisure Days
24 Scalford Rd
31 Degrees Leisure Days offering exclusive Spa Days would like to share this experience with you. Enjoy a lovely day with friends, relatives or work colleagues in our private leisure facility set in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, in the small quaint village of Eastwell. Your day begins with coffee on arrival, pick up your robe and towel and relax in the Spa. Swim in the 10 metre heated pool Train in the upstairs mini-gym Enjoy the bubbles in our 40° outdoor Jacuzzi Relax in 31° on the sunbeds around the pool Indulge in a homemade two-course lunch, served in the bar area.
There is nowhere better than Rutland Water Park to enjoy time in the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for some adrenaline-fuelled fun or a relaxing break from the daily hustle and bustle, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Set around beautiful Rutland Water and covering 4,200 acres of open countryside, the park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. There is also our fantastic nature reserve, managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and home to the Rutland Osprey Project. Expert or novice, everything you need to make the most of your visit is right here, including cycle hire and expert tuition on boat handling. And of course, you will also find a choice of places to enjoy a cuppa or a bite to eat.
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Rutland Water Cruises
Bull Brig Lane
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There is nowhere better than Rutland Water Park to enjoy time in the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for some adrenaline-fuelled fun or a relaxing break from the daily hustle and bustle, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Set around beautiful Rutland Water and covering 4,200 acres of open countryside, the park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. There is also our fantastic nature reserve, managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and home to the Rutland Osprey Project. Expert or novice, everything you need to make the most of your visit is right here, including cycle hire and expert tuition on boat handling. And of course, you will also find a choice of places to enjoy a cuppa or a bite to eat.
Meander through our beautifully established formal gardens and parkland on a variety of walks and trails – including the Rose Garden, Spiral Walk, Japanese Woodland, Duchess Garden, Hermit’s Garden and Duke’s Walk
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Belvoir Castle
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Meander through our beautifully established formal gardens and parkland on a variety of walks and trails – including the Rose Garden, Spiral Walk, Japanese Woodland, Duchess Garden, Hermit’s Garden and Duke’s Walk
100 Acre theme park for all family fun
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Twinlakes Family Theme Park
Melton Spinney Road
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100 Acre theme park for all family fun
Relax in our family friendly tearooms, wander the wild wood and browse a selection of boutique shops, all exclusive to our 200 year old Windmill site.
Wymondham Windmill Tea Rooms
Butt Lane
Relax in our family friendly tearooms, wander the wild wood and browse a selection of boutique shops, all exclusive to our 200 year old Windmill site.
Enjoy a walk at Holwell Reserves, disused quarries, with a mixture of grassland, woodland and exposed rock faces create a peaceful atmosphere throughout the year. A special place for bats, wildflowers, birds and mammals, Holwell Reserves is a hidden gem in the heart of Leicestershire. This trio of reserves together form a hidden gem in the Leicestershire countryside, just a few miles from Melton Mowbray and on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. With a mosaic of habitats and steeped in geology and history, you can easily spend a few hours exploring the varied habitats and spotting the wildlife that lives there. There are steps and some slopes so come with good footwear.
Holwell Reserves
37 Main St
Enjoy a walk at Holwell Reserves, disused quarries, with a mixture of grassland, woodland and exposed rock faces create a peaceful atmosphere throughout the year. A special place for bats, wildflowers, birds and mammals, Holwell Reserves is a hidden gem in the heart of Leicestershire. This trio of reserves together form a hidden gem in the Leicestershire countryside, just a few miles from Melton Mowbray and on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. With a mosaic of habitats and steeped in geology and history, you can easily spend a few hours exploring the varied habitats and spotting the wildlife that lives there. There are steps and some slopes so come with good footwear.
A delightful meeting of old and new, people and wildlife, Wymondham Rough is a mosaic of woodland, ponds, grassland and marshes – with a length of disused canal thrown in!
Wymondham Rough
A delightful meeting of old and new, people and wildlife, Wymondham Rough is a mosaic of woodland, ponds, grassland and marshes – with a length of disused canal thrown in!
Whatton House was originally built in 1802 for Edward Dawson and was bought by the first Lord Crawshaw in the 1870s when the Dawsons moved to Launde Abbey. Only a short time later a disastrous fire struck, leading to the house being almost entirely rebuilt in 1876. The reconstructed house had 26 bedrooms which housed an army of cooks, maids, butlers and footmen, but various alterations have been made to it over the years, including the demolition in the 1950s of a large part of the back of the house to adapt it for modern living without a large staff. Unaffected by the fire, the stable yard and the walled garden date from 1802, and many of the trees in the park and gardens are also over 200 years old. During World War II the house was offered as a Maternity hospital by the then Lord Crawshaw and 2324 babies were born there, mostly to mothers who were evacuated from the bombing in London. It wasn’t as peaceful as had been hoped because several bombs were dropped in the area and a house was destroyed only half a mile away. On 10th February 1941 thirty incendiary bombs fell in the grounds. Whilst the house remains a private home to the Crawshaws and hence closed to the public, the gardens are simply not to be missed and we encourage you to come and share in their vibrancy and beauty!
Whatton House and Gardens, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5BG
Whatton House was originally built in 1802 for Edward Dawson and was bought by the first Lord Crawshaw in the 1870s when the Dawsons moved to Launde Abbey. Only a short time later a disastrous fire struck, leading to the house being almost entirely rebuilt in 1876. The reconstructed house had 26 bedrooms which housed an army of cooks, maids, butlers and footmen, but various alterations have been made to it over the years, including the demolition in the 1950s of a large part of the back of the house to adapt it for modern living without a large staff. Unaffected by the fire, the stable yard and the walled garden date from 1802, and many of the trees in the park and gardens are also over 200 years old. During World War II the house was offered as a Maternity hospital by the then Lord Crawshaw and 2324 babies were born there, mostly to mothers who were evacuated from the bombing in London. It wasn’t as peaceful as had been hoped because several bombs were dropped in the area and a house was destroyed only half a mile away. On 10th February 1941 thirty incendiary bombs fell in the grounds. Whilst the house remains a private home to the Crawshaws and hence closed to the public, the gardens are simply not to be missed and we encourage you to come and share in their vibrancy and beauty!
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Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
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