Spanhoe Lodge Rockingham Forest - The only Quality Assured accommodation provider in the East Northants, Rutland and Corby district to attain a Gold Award
Steve & Jennie - offer superb, friendly accommodation in a quiet and pretty rural location. Our four purpose built rooms are well appointed with large en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have TV, video and a full hospitality tray. There is more than ample parking on our one point seven acre site. Secure parking is available by prior arrangement and large vehicles such as horse boxes, can easily be accommodated.
For our disabled guests, one of our rooms has direct access (through French doors) from the parking area via a gently sloping ramp. Ideal for families, are our connecting rooms which give parents peace and privacy whilst having the children close at hand. A high/low chair and cot are also available.
Spanhoe Lodge is on a WW2 airfield, with High Fliers being able (by prior arrangement) to arrive in their own plane. For those guests who prefer to relax here at Spanhoe Lodge, we currently offer hot and cold snacks from an extensive menu, with a new restaurant due to come on-line during summer 2006. Conveniently situated in the East Midlands close to the A1 and A14, business meetings and family get-togethers have become a regular event here at Spanhoe. A private dining room will be available, with new conferencing facilities. Many excellent walks start here at Spanhoe Lodge, including the well known Jurassic Way. Packed lunches are always available.
Spanhoe Lodge is the only Quality Assured accommodation provider in the East Northants, Rutland and Corby district to attain a Gold Award. Our most recent achievement has been an "Egg Cup Award" from the AA for our gourmet breakfasts. Our inclusion in the "Best Bed & Breakfast Guide" and being featured in the "Which Magazine Editor's Top 20 B&Bs" - are accolades that we are extremely proud to have received.
:: Family Days Out:
East Carlton Country Park
Barnsdale Gardens (Geoff Hamilton)
Nene Valley Railway (Home of Thomas the Tank Engine)
Santa Pod Raceway
Rockingham Motor Speedway
The Owl and Falcon Centre
Sacrewell Mill and Country Park
Foxton Locks (10 Locks in a “staircase”)
Fishing - Rutland Water & Eyebrook Reservoir
Golf - There are many golf courses within a 15 mile radius.
Houses & Castles
Althorp The beautiful home of Lady Diana Spencer together with an exhibition celebrating her life and the island where she is laid to rest.
Belton Set in a 1,300 acre deer park with 25 rooms open to the public.
Belvoir Magnificent state rooms and art treasures plus annual jousting events.
Burghley House One of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England. Set amidst parkland where the deer roam freely. Home of the Burghley Horse Trials.
Deene Park Home of the Brudenell family. A splendid manor house set amidst delightful parkland.
Fotheringhay Castle Earthwork remains of the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was executed.
Grimsthorpe Many state rooms with beautiful tapestries and art treasures.
This castle was built in 1540 for Henry the VIII.
Kirby Hall One of the most outstanding stone-built Elizabethan mansions in the country set in magnificent grounds where peacocks roam free. Home of the annual “History in Action.”
Lamport Hall and Gardens Home of the Isham family. Outstanding paintings, furniture, china and books.
Elton Hall Stands in the midst of unspoilt landscaped parkland, on a site where there has been a house since the Norman Conquest.
Lyveden New Bield An unfinished retreat built by Sir Thomas Tresham.
Oakham Castle Fine great Hall of the 12th Century. Unique display of Horseshoes forfeited by royalty and peers to the Lord of the Manor.
Rockingham Castle Set high on a hillside, in a commanding position, this famous castle was built by William the Conqueror.
Southwick Hall A family manor house dating from 1300, beautiful gardens.
Prebendal Manor House The oldest manor in Northamptonshire. 14th Century medieval garden and museum.
Rutland County Museum Oakham - Museum of Rutland life.
Foxton Canal Museum Interactive displays for all ages.
Stamford All Saints Brewery Museum A working Victorian brewery.
Stamford Museum Life size model of the once largest man in England and General Tom Thumb.
Oundle Museum History of Oundle with Roman & Saxon finds
Shakespeare at Tolethorpe (Open air theatre)
Walking & Cycling
Protected Cycling Track at Rutland Water
Various cycle trails
Fineshade Woods (The Red Kite Centre)
Wakerley Great Woods
Barnwell Country Park
Ideally placed between Corby and Stamford, the cities of Peterborough and Leicester are little more than 30 minutes drive away, as are the towns of Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.
Reservations/payments can be made by credit/charge card, cash or cheque.
*** Spanhoe Lodge is strictly a non-smoking house. ***