Saturday’s events will be centred around Woodhall Spa and Sunday will be spent at Belton, near Grantham. Woodhall Spa and Grantham are around 30 miles apart and connect easily along Wolseley-friendly ‘B’roads. It is matter of personal preference whether you choose to stay in or around Woodhall Spa and so drive to Belton on Sunday, or stay around Grantham, to be on-hand for Sunday but with the drive to Woodhall Spa and back on Saturday. For the last few weeks we have only listed a range of accommodation options around Grantham, including Belton Woods hotel where we have negotiated special rates and where we are having the Sunday evening meal. However, we have now added a range of Woodhall Spa accommodation to this list.
For those wishing to stay in or around the Woodhall Spa area:-
- The Petwood Hotel. A luxurious and traditional hotel, based on an Edwardian building. This was the Officers’ Mess for 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) during the War. Mention the Wolseley register when booking for special rates.
- The Golf Hotel. Another traditional hotel, close to the centre of Woodhall Spa. A little more contemporary in its furnishings than the Petwood. Again, mention the Wolseley register for special rates.
- The Dower House. An elegant and intimate country house hotel, close to the centre of Woodhall Spa. Noted for very good food.
- The Village Limits. A pub/hotel in Woodhall Spa.
- The Inn at Woodhall Spa.
- The Leagate Inn, Coningsby.
For those wishing to stay in or around the Grantham area:-
- Belton Woods – situated over the road from Belton House. We have negotiated the following special ratws for the weekend:ave negotiated are:
- Dinner Bed and Breakfast on Saturday 29th – £150 double room; £125 single room
- Bed and Breakfast on Sunday 30th – £100 double room; £85 single room
- Find more details and book your reservation at now. Don’t forget to mention the Wolseley Register when booking to secure the above prices!
- Olde Barn Hotel, Marston, (Ramada Grantham Resort). Perhaps the next nearest hotel to Belton. Situated just off the A1 near Gonerby Moor. The website looks quite good.
- The Angel and Royal (Best Western Grantham). Originally a coaching inn, in the centre of Grantham. Lots of character. The menu in Bertie’s Bistro is rather limited. However there is an excellent Nepalese restaurant a short distance away and a good Chinese a longer walk away. Although in the centre of Grantham the hotel has its own car park.
- Stoke Rochford Hall. This is owned by the NUT and was/is their training centre. It has been rebuilt recently after a fire. In fact you would possibly not even know that such a catastrophic event had taken place. It is situated about six or seven miles south of Grantham just off the A1 before Colsterworth.
- The Manners Arms Hotel (Knipton, Nr. Belvoir). A small hotel which used to be a hunting lodge for the Belvoir Estate. The food is good and the room rate of £100 dinner, bed and breakfast for double occupancy does not look too bad.
- Staunton Arms, (Staunton). A pub with seven en-suite bedrooms. It has a good reputation.
- The Thatch Restaurant, (Bottesford). Describes itself as a restaurant with rooms. The restaurant has a very good reputation in the village.
- The Welby Arms, (Allington). Another pub with two rooms. Food very good and reasonably priced . A favourite venue with local Wolseley Register members!!
- Premier Inn, (Grantham). Situated on the A1/A607 junction (Harlaxton Road).
- Travel Lodge, (Gonerby Moor, Grantham). Situated north of Grantham , near Downtown. Very convenient for Belton House.
- Allington Manor. A lovely Jacobean manor house.
- Glebe House, (Muston). The former Georgian rectory in Muston situated on the A52 near Bottesford.
- Belvoir Vale Cottage B&B. Located at Stenwith near Woolsthorpe by Belvoir.
Caravan & Camping Sites:
- Woodland Waters, (Ancaster). A large venue with what can possibly be described as a clubhouse. Caters for both tents and caravans.
- The Rutland Arms (aka The Dirty Duck), (Woolsthorpe by Belvoir). Long established as a popular weekend venue for caravaners. The two people that ran it for many years have retired. The caravan site is now managed by the Belvoir estate. The contact is Ricky Phillips 0774 0720203. Perhaps a more intimate location than Woodland Waters. The pub is situated on a pretty section of the old Grantham Canal and Belvoir Castle is very near. Caters for both tents and caravans.
- Wagtail Country Park, Cliff Lane, Marston, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2HU. A brand new 5 star luxury lodge development situated in the peaceful and tranquil Lincolnshire countryside. Caravans only. Call Susan or Angie on: 07814 481088., or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thorns Farm, Thorns Lane, Barrowby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1EQ – B&B. Caters for both tents and caravans. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 01476 590 923, Mobile: 07932 764 478.