Come in early spring and watch the lambs beyond the garden where chickens roam and produce breakfast eggs to go with locally cured bacon, homemade sausages, bread and apple juice. Chat to Jane about your plans – she’ll help you choose a local food or antique market and which country house or castle to visit. Belton and Belvoir are close; Lincoln’s cathedral and castle well worth a detour.
Come for picnics and the open-air performances of the Stamford Summer Shakespeare Festival at Tolethorpe Hall, and to explore the coasts of Norfolk and Lincolnshire, about an hour’s drive away.
Come with your children; two rooms interconnect, and there are games, books, a cot and highchair; easy country walks from the door and a friendly fireside to come home to when it’s chilly. There’s the village pub for meals without taking the car; and nearby gastro eateries to sample if you do.