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Grantham

Much more than just the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the town of Grantham is surrounded by rolling green countryside and has a rich historic legacy, ripe for exploring.

Grantham is perfect for those interested in history. Indeed, the town was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but its origins are said to sit even further back in history, perhaps around the 6th century. Today, Grantham boasts a number of historic houses and museums that are well-worth visiting.

One of the finest buildings here is undoubtedly Belvoir Castle, which dates back to Norman Times. Although the present castle was built much later, in the 19th century, it is still a magnificent structure that has a stunning interior and enjoys breath-taking views from its elevated position above the Lincolnshire countryside.

Dating from the 17th century, nearby Belton House is another fine stately home that proves popular with tourists. In the town itself, Grantham Museum houses a number of artefacts that tell the story of the town and some of its more famous former residents, including the scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who attended school here.

In addition to its many historic houses and beautiful countryside walks, Grantham also has attractions to suit younger members of the family. One of the most popular is Fun Farm, home to rope bridges, ball pools, slides, net climbs and all manner of fantastically fun things for kids.

To experience the history and splendour of Grantham for yourself, check out the availability of Grantham holiday cottages now.
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  • Abbotts Farm

    Horbling, nr. Sleaford

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    Ref: RI2

    Set on the owners’ non-working farm in Horbling village, this detached farmhouse, with its own swimming pool, lies in the heart of the Fens, an ideal touring base for visiting the area’s wealth of historic attractions. Providing comfortable holiday accommodation for families, it retains many original features, including exposed woodwork, an ornate cornice in the dining room and a traditional farmhouse-style kitchen. There is a second sitting room, well-stocked library and video and DVD collection (including latest releases). Outside is a large, private, rear lawned garden with apple, pear, plum trees and gooseberries which guests are welcome to pick in season, and a large patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The fenlands make ideal walking and cycling country, an excellent way to view the landscape with its rich farmlands, huge skies and wonderful sunsets; walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep; facilities can be found nearby for golf, fishing or horse riding. Within easy driving distance are a wealth of interesting places, including the delightful old towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, full of beautiful stone buildings. On the edge of Stamford stands Burleigh House, one of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses. Nearby Spalding is an attractive, Dutch-influenced town and centre of the flower-bulb industry, where the Springfields show gardens and the annual flower festival in May are popular. Tattershall Castle (NT), Belton House and Coningsby, noted for its huge one-handed church clock, and the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. One of the landmarks of the Fens is the octagonal lantern tower of St Botolph’s Church in Boston. Shop and good pub with food ½ mile in Billingborough, or village pub 300 yards.

    Large living room and separate dining room with ornate cornice, each with open fire. Large beamed, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Neff 6-ring gas/elec double oven cooker and twin sink. Utility. Second sitting-room with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed (for +2). Double bedroom with zip and link beds. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Seven bedrooms, each with TV/DVD, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet; three double (one with half-tester bed), four twin (two zip & link). Bathroom with toilet. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath.

    Open fires and multi-fuel stove – fuel available locally.Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs. TV/DVD in all bedrooms. Video, DVD (extensive library). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. American-style fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large gardens with fruit trees, patio and furniture. Large 3-burnerGas barbecue. Parking (6 cars). Private outdoor heated swimming pool (27ft 6in x 15ft 9in, depth 5ft) available May to August. Annexed games room with football table, snooker table, table tennis and games. Ground floor facilities.

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