AA 4* Accommodation, 2 AA Rosettes and Home To Jimmy’s Smokehouse in Rutland
Overlooking Rutland Water and the undulating hills of Englands smallest county, this former 17th Century farmhouse adjacent to the estate of the Earl of Gainsborough, is an idyllic retreat for anyone wishing to escape.
Price from £85
Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.
Originally a 17th century farmhouse on the Exton Estate, home to the Noel family (Earl of Gainsborough) for generations at the head of a horse chestnut tree-lined avenue, Barnsdale Lodge hotel is now a superb 44 bedroom hotel and restaurant.
The Kings Arms Inn
13 Top Street, Wing, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8SE, United Kingdom
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
Barnsdale Avenue (adj), Oakham LE15 8AB, UK
The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom
Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant
The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom