Burghley

Burghley
Attractions | Stamford
Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. Visitor facilities include The Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the hisotric parkland laid out by Capability Brown. History can come alive in a single trip - whether you take a guided tour, enjoy a walk through the park or explore the gardens.
Burghley House
Stamford
PE9 3JY
www.burghley.co.uk
burghley@burghley.co.uk
01780 752451

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Burghley House
Stamford
PE9 3JY
www.burghley.co.uk
burghley@burghley.co.uk
01780 752451

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The Little Barn

Rural tranquillity in high quality self-catering luxury awaits you in the charming, quiet village of Carlby, near Stamford. You’ll feel so at home in the open plan, comfortable surroundings of The Little Barn – with a full, modern kitchen area and stylish wet room too. King size double bed, plus modern sofa bed option, to sleep up to 4 people. A detached, single level property with disabled access and adjacent to your hosts’ home. Breakfast tray provided, free Wifi, cot on request, off road parking and local walks. A short drive to nearby village inns. The Little Barn is wonderful base for exploring Stamford, Burghley House, Tolethorpe Hall’s open-air Shakespeare theatre, Bourne and Rutland Water. ‘Perfectly equipped, lovely little touches, very welcoming owners, gorgeous bathroom’

Rest and be Thankful

Rest and be Thankful is one of three farm cottages built in 1873 set in stunning countryside with lovely views. Walk out of the gate and there are three nearby Nature Reserves. We are just 10 minutes drive from splendid Stamford.
The cottage sleep up to four people. With super comfy beds, high quality bed linen and newly installed double glazing, you are guaranteed a warm and cozy stay. The fully equipped kitchen means you can relax and eat in, or venture out to one of the many local eateries. Or light the BBQ and sit in the garden to enjoy the sunset. Your four-legged friends are also welcome!
Perfect for a romantic getaway.
By booking our other cottage Little Bothy we can accommodate up to 8 people with flexible sleeping arrangements. Great for friends or family to enjoy time together!

The Cosy Club

Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting – think aristocratic abundance with a dash of local village cricket pavilion pottiness! Our magnificent menus veer happily from brunches and light salads to comfort food classics, from fine coffees and smoothies to some of the finest cocktails known to man and woman.

Burghley

Burghley has been entertaining guests throughout its history and today provides a wonderful backdrop for a variety of events. Magnificent facilities, award winning caterers and a dedicated event team, ensure your event is successful and memorable to all. Every occasion can be tailored to suit individual requirements, promising a completely unique event each and every time.
The House itself has three function rooms whilst the gardens and parkland provide several potential marquee sites with fantastic views of the House and lake. Create your own unique wedding at Burghley and choose from our three licensed rooms. For a smaller or less formal meeting or seminar, rooms are available, seating up to 80 theatre-style or 28 boardroom-style. Accommodation is available in a range of local hotels.

Magnolia House

A warm welcome awaits you at Magnolia House – a stylish B&B in a quiet location within walking distance of Stamford centre. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in our comfortable and elegantly furnished en-suite double or twin room. A delicious breakfast awaits you, then relax in our private garden. With its narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards that are home to speciality shops, fine jewellers and much more, it’s easy to see why Stamford was named as ‘the best place to live and stay in the UK’ by The Sunday Times.

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from the magnificent Cathedral city of Peterborough (only a 20 mins walk from our halt ) though the Nene Park with it’s visitor and child friendly attractions through to the rural Yarwell halt with riverside walks and excellent county pubs.

The Priest’s House (National Trust)

Two miles from Stamford, this interesting 15th Century National Trust building contains a museum of local bygones and an extensive exhibition on the mining and preparation of Collyweston slates – an ancient and unique local industry that flourished until the 1950s. A mine has, however, recently reopened using modern working methods. Videos show mining taking place in former times and nowadays. Entry is free every day, all year, from 10am-5pm – access is obtained by contacting one of the very nearby keyholders, as indicated on the property notice board. Every Sunday In June, July & August, the property is open and manned between 2-4.30pm.

Café au Chocolat

Captivating the hearts of residents and visitors of Stamford is Café au Chocolat, the taste of continental France. This chic and cosy family-run café & creperie appeals to customers of all ages with its original offering of authentic French crepes, eye catching patisserie, fine artisan chocolates and speciality single origin coffees and organic hot chocolates! The staff are skilled in the original Breton art of making traditional crepes and use gluten free buckwheat flour to produce mouth-watering sweet and savoury crepes & galettes as customers look on. This is a Cafe with a difference and there is something for everyone at Cafe au Chocolat.

No. 9 Burghley Lane

No. 9 Burghley Lane in Stamford is a 4 storey, Grade 2 listed town house sleeping up to eight guests. Great location to explore Stamford and Burghley Park. Well equipped and many original features.

Loomes Clock & Watchmakers

Proper British watchmakers occupy the old gaoler’s house next to the town bridge in Stamford. Loomes are an old established family firm who not only restore but also make fine timepieces. Our qualified and experienced staff can restore almost any kind of antique domestic clock, from an early long-case to a modern quarter-chiming wall clock. For larger items, we are able to collect and deliver and the clock is guaranteed ‘in the home’. Loomes watches are famous around the world. Loomes are currently the only British firm who can supply an entirely British made mechanical wristwatch. From our heritage workshops, we produce only a hundred watches a year. Each is hand-made by skilled staff, using components designed and manufactured in Stamford. Loomes watches are available in stainless steel or 18ct solid gold cases.

Old Hall Coach House

This attractive Victorian stone house enjoys wonderful views of Rutland Water. A popular pub and Rutland Sailing Club are in the village. The twin bedroom with private bathroom overlooks the croquet lawn towards Normanton Church. The double bedroom with en-suite and two smaller bedrooms all have glimpses of the water. We also have a self catering flat with views of the moorings with en-suite twin room, a sitting area with TV, and a new kitchen with all modern appliances. Stamford, Oakham and Uppingham are all about 5 miles away. Burghley, Rockingham Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle and Belton House are all within a half hour drive.

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Stamford Shakespeare Company

Throughout summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night and Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

The theatre is situated in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, where last summer over 33,000 people experienced the magic of a visit to this unique venue. Enjoy a picnic in the glorious grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see a stage like no other.

‘One of the finest things to do in summer’ – The Sunday Times.
‘One of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues’ -The Stage

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The Little Bothy

This recently renovated two-bedroom barn sits behind Old Sulehay Cottages and has been thoughtfully restored and extended to provide a modern self-contained cottage sleeping four people. Imaginatively designed and finished to a very high standard, the bar offers luxury and comfort in abundance.

The Little Bothy has its own courtyard with garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ. The sunny south facing lawned garden has furniture so you can enjoy the evening sunshine. The orchard is yours to walk in or sit and have a glass of wine.

Perfect for a romantic getaway….quiet, peaceful and relaxing.

By booking our other cottage Rest and be Thankful we can accommodate up to 8 people with flexible sleeping arrangements. Great for friends or family to enjoy time together!

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No. 9 Burghley Lane

No. 9 Burghley Lane in Stamford is a 4 storey, Grade 2 listed town house sleeping up to eight guests. Great location to explore Stamford and Burghley Park. Well equipped and many original features.

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