Peace and quiet in the countryside
This has been our family home for over thirty years and here at Elms Farm you can relax in attractive and peaceful surroundings. After a good nights sleep you can enjoy a delicious breakfast of local produce, organic where possible, including choice of juices, cereals, fruits and yogurts. There is then a choice of cooked items making up a full english breakfast or some other options followed by home-made bread or toast and home made preserves with leaf tea, espresso or freshly ground coffee.
All rooms have a hospitality tray, colour TV/DVD player and a hair dryer with an iron and board on request.
There are lots of places to visit in the area and links to some of them are on the buttons below.
For the benefit of all who stay here we ask visitors not to smoke in the house. Thanks.
Colsterworth (25 minutes)
Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here in the plague years of 1666-7. The Manor House, his family home, is furnished as a 17th-century farmhouse might have been at this time. You can still see the famous apple tree that inspired his thoughts on gravity from the bedroom window, and explore some of his ideas for yourself in the Science Discovery Centre.
Nottingham (30 minutes)
Despite Nottinghamshire being the most land locked county in England, NWSC boasts some of the best white water and flat water you will find anywhere.
Grantham (40 minutes)
This classic 17th century English country house is set in delightful gardens with a magnificent deer park. Perfect symmetry, opulent décor, fine furnishings and Brownlow family portraits give Belton both grandeur and a more intimate feel while our ‘Below Stairs’ tours give fascinating insights into how Belton’s servants lived and worked in the 1900s. Some of Pride and Predjudice was filmed here.
Ticknall Derbys (55 minutes)
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story. Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures.
Stamford (1hour 15 minutes)
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. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of surprise or take time over lunch in the Orangery.
Bakewell Derbys (1 hour 45 minutes)
Explore the historic house, discover fascinating stories and enjoy one of Europe's most significant art collections. Discover 105 acres of garden with giant water features, sculpture, beautiful flowers and magnificent views of the park. Meet the animals, see how the farm is run and enjoy adventurous fun in the playground, including the new climbing forest.