Melton Mowbray 5 miles.
A lovely one bedroom brick-built, lodge-style cottage in the centre of the conservation village of Upper Broughton on the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire border.
This contemporary lodge boasts a private deck with fantastic uninterrupted views over the Vale of Belvoir, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is ideal for couples who want to explore the wide variety this area has to offer, or for those who just wish to relax and hideaway from everything.
From the gravelled forecourt, you enter into the open plan kitchen and dining area with laminate flooring.
The modern kitchen is well appointed and has a dining table next to the large French windows looking out onto beautiful open countryside.
The double bedroom is afforded lots of natural light by the two corner windows and the bathroom is a lovely place to take a revitalising shower or luxurious soak.
The sitting room is the ideal place for telly addicts and sports fans to stretch out on the sofas and take full advantage of the superfast streaming broadband and Sky package, though it is also piped through into the dining area as well, if you can’t tear yourself away!
There’s a large private deck with dining furniture to the rear, perfect for an alfresco meal watching the sun set over the distant hills.
Tempting though it might be to hibernate for the duration, there’s plenty to do all around you.
Langar Hall and Stapleford Hall are magnificent country house hotels where you can indulge in a spot of luxury, plus there are plentiful walks in the area, birdwatching at Rutland Water or a trip to the grand Belvoir Castle and its delightful gardens.
A perfect hideaway or base camp, no matter when you choose to go.
About the location
Melton Mowbray 7 miles; Nottingham 14 miles.
Upper Broughton is a small, pretty village with local stone cottages, a village store, Bailey’s family butcher’s, as featured on TV by Jamie Oliver, a public house The Golden Fleece, and good transport links. Upper Broughton is situated just on the outer edge boundary of the Vale of Belvoir (French for ‘beautiful view’), an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bordering the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The nearby market town of Melton Mowbray is located in the heart of the East Midlands, and is world-famous for its pork pies, stilton cheese and nowadays its excellent sausage shop. The town is a popular and lively place especially on the market days, Tuesday and Saturday. To fill your days, the surrounding area offers many places of interest to visit, including lovely Rutland Water, where you can enjoy walking, cycling, and water sports. Play a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course at Belton Woods, visit the local castles and stately homes which include Belvoir Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle, NT Belton House, and Burghley House or one of the several museums which include the unusual Framework knitter museum on the outskirts of Nottingham. Further afield, Nottingham is home to the National Water Sports Centre, while Loughborough has great shopping and the Great Central Railway – this great location has something for everybody.