Win a two-night stay at College Farm
Win the Wolsey Lodges prize for April. This is a two-night weekday stay for two at College Farm, a…Read More
Win the Wolsey Lodges prize for May. This is a two-night stay for two at award winning Horseshoe Cottage Farm, a beautifully renovated property in rural Leicestershire.
The area is full of interest: it’s just 15 minutes to Leicester with its King Richard III Exhibition, The National Space Centre, Great Central Railway and Roman remains and also within an hour of Belvoir and Warwick Castles, the Peak District and the market towns of Uppingham, Oakham, Stamford and Market Harborough. The quaint NT Stoneywell Cottage is just 10 minutes away too.
The farmhouse has been decorated to a very high standard, with flagstone floors and large oak beams. There are three guest bedrooms, all en-suite, that are in the stunning barn conversion, and one guest bedroom is on the ground floor for those who struggle with stairs.
The property has a large cottage garden, with flowerbeds, topiary and lovely kitchen gardens that supply fruit for jams, honey from Linda’s bees and – with the help of a few hens – eggs for your breakfast. There are walks from the door: the countryside here is laced with footpaths and you simply need to cross the road to get into Bradgate Country Park, the home of the nine day Queen, with its herds of Fallow and Red deer.
Following a green ethos, every effort is made to be sustainable from food production, local suppliers, energy production and an ev charger for those who wish to top up overnight (chargeable). Holly House has recently been listed as one of three finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2022, with the final judgement due in June. This means you can be sure of staying in what the National Tourist Board regards as one of the three best B&Bs in the country.
Relax on arrival with tea and Aga-baked cakes – on the terrace in the summer and by the Inglenook fireplace in cooler months – and settle in for a very comfortable stay at Horseshoe Cottage Farm.
A two-night stay at Horseshoe Cottage Farm for two consecutive nights for two in an ensuite, twin or king size bedroom.
Breakfast each morning of your stay.
A pot each of Linda’s home-made marmalade or jam.
Two family tickets for the King Richard III exhibition
The prize is to be taken on week-nights before December 16th 2022, is subject to availability and is not transferable.