If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the Rutland area, we recommend the Barnsdale Lodge. In times gone by it was a farmhouse, and it still has all the style of an old-fashioned farmhouse, combined with all the comforts of a modern hotel.

All the bedrooms are en-suite and there is free broadband in every room. There is a spacious bar area, and the conservatory provides a relaxed setting for mealtimes.

Outside there is a charming central courtyard where you can sit with a coffee and a book or paper and enjoy the sound of the birds singing.

For tour planning, or to book a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, visit www.iabtours.com