DK Carriage Horses

DK Carriage Horses
Attractions | Grantham
Join us for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir - a well-kept secret and area of outstanding natural beauty on the borders of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Glorious rolling countryside, quiet lanes, pretty villages and stunning Belvoir Castle high up on the escarpment, this is the perfect way to experience a more traditional mode of transport. We are an experienced, professional and friendly family business and can help you plan an Anniversary or Birthday surprise, family activity or relaxing Sunday morning 'something different'. Perhaps you've always wanted to Have a Go? We cater for all ages and requirements - contact us for more information.
Barlows Farm
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
Grantham
NG32 1NX
www.dkcarriagehorses.co.uk
enquiry@dkcarriagehorses.co.uk
01949 358695 or 07761377447

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Barlows Farm
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
Grantham
NG32 1NX
www.dkcarriagehorses.co.uk
enquiry@dkcarriagehorses.co.uk
01949 358695 or 07761377447

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DK Carriage Horses

Barlows Farm

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Allington Manor

Allington Manor is situated on the fringe of the Vale of Belvoir and in a tranquil village with excellent road links. It offers a blend of beautiful and restful country life along with a variety of more lively attractions close to hand. The Manor has 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms that all have their own peiod features. It’s a beautifully restored Grade II Jacobean building. It is steeped in history with the original manor on this site recorded in the Doomsday Book. The current Manor dates back to 1450, evidence of cellars, attics, priest holes and all the human history that suggests is everywhere. The market towns of Grantham – birthplace of Isac Newton and Margaret Thatcher – and Newark with its strong reupation for antiques, are on the doorstep. The historic town of Stamford and also Burghley House lie 20 minutes south, as does Rutland Water, Britain’s largest man-made lake.

Belton House

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate. Although built on a modest scale, it has a fine collection of porcelain and silver, a world-renowned library and architectural finesse that reflects the continued wealth and cultured tastes of its former owners, the Brownlow family. In more recent times, Belton has become a popular destination for families in search of outdoor fun, with seasonal trails and the National Trust’s largest outdoor adventure playground.

DK Carriage Horses

Looking for something different to do as a team building event, a reward or small group activity? Why not join us for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir – glorious rolling countryside, quiet lanes, pretty villages and stunning Belvoir Castle high up on the escarpment, this is the perfect way to experience a more traditional mode of transport. We’re an experienced, professional and friendly family business and can help you plan a Have a Go group activity, themed day or surprise activity. We tailor make your event with demonstrations, hands-on experience to carriage driving or carriage rides for small groups, as well as meeting our handsome, kind horses. We’re happy to discuss all the options with you.

Thorns Farm Self Catering B&B

Thorns Farm offer ‘the ideal home from home’. Our 7 self-contained Bed & Breakfast apartments have a lot to offer to anyone visiting or working in Grantham. Breakfast is included in the price, but our units also offer self catering facilities. Each apartment has its own kitchen with hob, microwave, toaster, fridge – and a small dining area, modern en-suite shower room and seating area with TV/DVD. Wifi available and ample parking. All apartments have their own entrance and an outdoor seating area for warm summer evenings. Rural location with woodland walks, yet close to Grantham.

Easton Walled Gardens

450 years ago, Easton Walled Gardens was owned by the Cholmeley family and enclosed by a stone wall. It still is today. Come and see one of the East Midland’s greatest garden restorations and discover why President F.D. Roosevelt described it as ‘A Dream of Nirvana’. Explore the history and romance of this very English 12 acre garden, eat delicious cake and wander amongst the flowers and wildflowers. The gardens are famous for sweet peas, snowdrops, wildflowers and real gardening. For group visits – talks and tours are available. There is beautiful accommodation for visitors wishing to make an overnight stay.

Kelling House

Kelling House is a charming B&B situated just outside Grantham in the conservation village of Barkston. It is a delightful stone building dating from 1785 with a large garden. We provide high quality accommodation to guests from all over the world and our B&B is one of the premier places to stay in the area. You’re guaranteed a great stay and everything we do is you-focused. Using local produce, we create excellent food for you to enjoy. The bedrooms – one double with private bathroom and one twin with en-suite shower – are quiet, comfortable and attractively furnished. We also have a single room available for friends or family. TV and tea/coffee making facilities are in both bedrooms.

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal towpath offers visitors a delightful 33 mile meander through the Vale of Belvoir. Opening in 1797, the canal’s prime purpose was transporting coal; fuelling the burgeoning industry and domestic needs of Grantham. Following closure in 1936, the canal is now under restoration. Between April and October, narrowboat cruises of 2, 3 or 4 hours, exclusive to your party, can be taken from Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. Tea & coffee is served throughout your cruise, all inclusive – why not bring a picnic hamper to enjoy as you glide through the pastoral landscape. Pre-booking required. More details on our website.

ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, as it was formerly known, was built in 1840. The excellent acoustics at ChristChurch, together with the original Foster and Andrew’s pipe organ is in demand by organ scholars as a practice and performance instrument. Many music events are held here, recently the sanctuary hosted a concert by the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (who played at the Royal wedding in 2018) with an audience of 500. The Chapel was also attended by Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) throughout her youth.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

A Lincolnshire based independent chain of family owned department stores with 5 stores across Grantham, Boston & Scunthorpe – trading since 1804. Oldrids & Downtown employs over 700 people and most are based at the flagship Downtown site in Grantham – just off the A1. Attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the area each year Downtown plays an important part in the local community and prides itself on its contributions towards local communities around the county through charitable causes and sponsorship/partnership. With over 250,000 products to choose from, Oldrids & Downtown is a must visit destination for you, your home and your family – from crockery to chameleons, you can get it all.

Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Hire a bike for the whole family in Grantham’s Wyndham Park for access to the riverside trail, and to Belton House, Belvoir Castle and the South Lincolnshire countryside.

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire aims to make your day enjoyable and stress free. We have carefully selected bikes to provide a safe and comfortable ride both on and off road. All bikes and accessories are maintained to a high standard and all service history is routinely logged.

Grantham’s ‘Green Flag’ award winning Wyndham Park offers the perfect start point for your day of cycling. From here, follow the riverside National Cycle Route 15
to Belton House, check out its deer park and extensive grounds and enjoy its woodland adventure play park.

Or take a ride on a tandem, along a traffic-free Grantham Canal into the spectacular countryside of the Vale of Belvoir, then onto the majestic Belvoir Castle. There are many places to stop on the way for a pub lunch or take a picnic to enjoy amongst interesting and varied wildlife you will find along the way.

The countryside makes the area around Cliff Edge Cycle Hire a fantastic cycling destination for all ages and abilities. It’s most suited to recreational riders, couples, families and groups – not forgetting the pet dog! Or spend the afternoon in the park with the kids, maybe teaching them to ride of our our balance bikes. The choice is yours!

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St Wulfram’s Church

The parish church of St Wulfram is a noble building, one of the largest medieval churches in the country, seating around 900 people. Simon Jenkins in his book England’s Thousand Best Churches gave it a five-star rating.

The church is dedicated to St Wulfram, a 7th century missionary who was canonised after numerous miracles had been attributed to him.

The spacious interior has a broad nave and aisles. Inside and outside is a gallery of medieval carved stone heads. There is even a hippopotamus head to look out for!

Visit the ancient Chained Library (the first public library in the country) and go down to the Crypt Chapel. The windows contain wonderful Victorian and modern glass.

The Visitor Centre provides full information and a touch screen. We welcome visitors throughout the year. From May to September our stewards will welcome you between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am -1:00pm Saturday.

The church itself is usually open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm.

The Coffee Shop is open Easter to September: Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm. October to Easter: Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

You are most welcome at St Wulfram’s!

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Ownsworth’s Lincolnshire Wine & Rapeseed Oil

Our family has been farming for several generations and our aim has always been to create top quality produce which is reflected in our farm being “Red Tractor” certified. On our mixed arable and stock farm in Fulbeck we grow milling wheat on contract to Warburtons Bakery (winning Northern Regional Grower Award in 2009), malting barley for Budweiser and oilseed rape (winning Select Lincolnshire “Grower of the Year” in both 2015 and 2016) for our cold pressed rapeseed oil Our walled garden vineyard is now producing a range of still and sparkling wine and our pedigree cattle graze adjacent parkland

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Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

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