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Wardley House is on the edge of the small village of Wardley in Rutland. Uppingham is 2 miles to the East along the A47 and Leicester 20 miles to the West. The properties we have for rent are ideal for exploring the surrounding area and taking full advantage of the history, countryside and activities on offer. Below we've listed a few notable places to see but there are many more besides.
Burghley House - Stamford
15 mins away
You cannot visit Burghley without experiencing a feeling of awe - for this is the very largest and grandest of houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Here you will see Burghley's glorious treasures - paintings, antiques, tapestries, furnishings, wood carvings, porcelain, sculptures and more.
As you move through the house enjoying the splendid interiors you will see a panorama of the grounds and parkland through the windows. There could be no finer setting for such a great house. You will need several hours to appreciate the House and to explore the park.
Rutland Water - Rutland
10 mins away
The largest man-made lake in western Europe, Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new.
You can try energetic sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat or just relax by the water and watch the action around the 25 mile shoreline.
Rockingham Castle - Nr. Corby
15 mins away
The essentially Tudor formal gardens were conceived by Lord Rockingham in the 17th Century after the Civil War. They comprise a series of terraces rising round the house to a substantial landscaped mound at the rear. The western terraces are divided by a double yew hedge shaped like a herd of elephants. The Terrace Lawn provides an ideal setting for small concerts and receptions, with views over the Welland Valley. The Tilting Lawn is the site of the southern bailey of the Norman Castle, surrounded by fortifications and formal tree planting, making it suitable for medium sized concerts and small events.
Stamford - Lincolnshire
15 mins away
Captured in time by its conservation status this once major wool town has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity. Many of the buildings are constructed from old Lincolnshire limestone, hence the town's distinguished appearance and popularity with tourists and movie directors alike.
Despite a modest population of 18,000 the town boasts 11 churches, 30 pubs, 20 restaurants and over 10 quality hotels and guest houses. Most of the pubs serve Real Ale and are conveniently within walking distance of town centre, railway and bus stations.