The Old RectoryBrochure Page. 46
A long gravelled drive leads to this Grade II former rectory, standing proudly on a hill next to the church in this lovely Leicestershire village in the heart of the rural countryside. Here you will find The Old Rectory, luxury bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation close to Market Harborough. The building has many unique features, and was externally decorated using crests and stone figurines dating back to 1732.
Wolsey Lodge B&B guests are greeted warmly and are offered welcoming afternoon tea served in the drawing room. An imposing oak staircase leads past the guest dining rooms and lounge to a galleried landing and to luxury B&B accommodation - beautifully decorated king size, twin and single bedded guest rooms - all with televisions, hospitality trays and quality toiletries.
The bed and breakfast bedrooms overlook the traditional fruit orchard, formal topiary yew trees, landscaped flower beds and a walnut tree known to be grown from walnuts taken from a renowned Motte and Bailey castle mound in Hallaton in the 11th century- a touch of history that Wolsey Lodge B&B guests visiting Leicestershire will appreciate.
Your B&B Hosts
Raili Fraser was a nursing sister and is now dedicated to making sure B&B guests enjoy all that the family home has to offer, aided by her daughter, Alexandra, who used to work in finance in London.
The Old Rectory is a luxury Wolsey Lodge B&B located in Hallaton, near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. The heart of England offers a wealth of historic houses and stately homes to discover. Rutland Water, Britain's largest man-made lake with bird watching, sailing, windsurfing, cycling and fly fishing is close by, not to mention Uppingham, Rockingham Castle and Althorp Hall, the Spencer Family home. The traditional “Bottle Kicking” village festival dating back to medieval times, takes place in Hallaton on Easter Monday.
Attractions Near The Old Rectory
Burghley House, Rockingham Castle, English Heritage (Kirby Hall, Lyddington Bede House, Rushton Triangular Lodge), Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Lamport Hall & Gardens, Stanford Hall , Althorp - Home of the Spencer family for 500 years, Coton Manor Garden, Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Rutland Water Butterfly Farm, Rutland Water for watersports, fly fishing , cycling and bird watching, Eyebrook Reservoir for fishing, bird-watching and walking.
Hallaton Bottle-kicking - takes place every Easter Monday in Hallaton and has been going strong for 1500 years!