The Shepherd's Wing Rural Retreat
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The Shepherd's Wing Rural Retreat - Minimum 2 nights stay
The Shepherd’s Wing Retreat is a self-contained, independent, first floor apartment within the main farmhouse. Accessed via an external spiral staircase, its rooms command some of the finest views of the farm across the rolling hills of Rutland and Leicestershire.
This is a generous and comfortable space. Although it has no dedicated outside space, there are long walks to be enjoyed. Plenty of space to pitch a rug and settle down for a picnic. Of course our wonderful Farm Shop is nearby full of great treats to be enjoyed here, on that very picnic, or when you return home.
Bright and airy throughout, the bathroom has extraordinary vintage fittings with a wonderfully refreshing shower. These date back to the 1920’s and have been totally restored.
The king size bed is handmade in Oak. The bedroom & large sitting room receive the morning sun and have some of the finest views of the farm across ancient pasture, hedges and woodland.
In the fields below you will often see grazing rare breed cattle, sheep as well as a selection of wildlife that populate the farm. Buzzards, Kites, Kestrels abound, not to mention, hares, deer and many other animals.
Recreation and attractions
There are lots of countryside walks near the farm. Please follow the yellow bridleway or footpath signs as you explore. Rutland abounds with beautiful walks and stunning landscape. Our local tourism website has a wealth of information and suggested walks at https://www.discover-rutland.co.uk/things-to-do
Rutland Water is one of our greatest local attractions – a beautiful man-made reservoir, with nature reserves, ospreys and migrating birds, trout fishing, windsurfing and sailing – fantastic walking and cycle routes. All the family can enjoy a bike ride, with the obligatory ice-cream stop or cosy pub lunch en-route!
A small, medieval moated “castle”, with a fine selection of horseshoes … visit to find out why.
Twin Lakes Theme Park
Twinlakes is a 100 acre theme park located 0.5 miles (0.75 kilometres) north-east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England.
Attractions at present include: small zoo, falconry centre, roller coaster, log flume, assault course, toboggan slide, go karts and a boating lake.
Slightly further afield are Belvoir Castle and Burleigh House, both world-renowned staely homes of huge heritage importance.
Direction: Left out of the farm gate, at the main road turn right and follow the road signs for Oakham. Market days Wednesday and Saturday. Approximately 5 miles. Oakham is a pretty stone built town, with mostly independent boutiques and shops, with a good selection of coffee shops and gastropubs. Rutland, of which Oakham is the capital.
Directions: Left out of the farm gate, at the main road turn left. Follow the main road for approximately 5.5 miles following the road signs for Melton. Full livestock and street market Tuesday. Melton Mowbray, where Pork Pies & Stilton Cheese were born. You can even visit the very first pork pie shop in the town center. The phrase painting the town red originated in Melton; Out celebrating a successful hunt in 1837, the 3rd Marquess of Waterford and his hunting party found several tins of red paint which they daubed liberally on to the buildings of the High Street, some traces of which can still be seen on doors of older buildings in the town.
Directions: Head for Oakham. Turn Left at the first roundabout onto the Oakham bypass and follow the signs for Stamford, turning left at the 5th roundabout. Approximately 9 miles from Oakham. Street Market Friday. Stamford is a beautiful part medieval, part Georgian town, bursting with good shops and places to eat. It has been the star of many television series and films. Burghley House, about a mile out of Stamford, is a glorious stately home with fantastic parkland for walks and picnics.