The areas surrounding Wing Hall offer something for everybody. We have listed some of the attractions and activities which are most popular below, to help with your planning. Should you decide to come to Wing Hall, please don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations or tips on where to go and what to see locally, when you arrive - we'd be delighted to make some suggestions.
For some of our favourite local businesses, attractions and resources, please visit our links page.
is the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe. Just one mile from Wing Hall, and set in over 3,100 acres of countryside, the reservoir offers somthing for everyone in what Anglian Water (the owners) call an 'exciting yet peaceful' environment.
Rutland Water has a 25-mile circular track for walking or cycling. Cycle Hire is available and a number of excellent pubs on the route help ease the passage.
Rutland Water has an international reputation for sailing, trout fishing, bird watching and hosts compeitions and events throughout the year.
Rutland Water's Bird Watching Centre offers over 20 hides and is the site of the first breeding Ospreys in England for over 150 years. It is also the home of the British Bird Watching Fair each August, an event for which Wing Country Cottage offers a range of accommodation.
Set in rural England, Rutland has a strong tradition of horse riding and hunting. Local stables offer horse-riding for all levels of experience. Hacks and lessons can be booked through Wing Hall for guests staying in the holiday accommodation
In addition to Rutland Water, the local area offers endless quiet lanes and paths on which to cycle. The stunning countryside offers routes ranging from gentle rides to more challenging, adrenalin-rich trails!
Burghley Horse Trials
The world-famous Burghley Horse Trials
are held each September in
Stamford (a 20 minute drive from Wing). The thrilling 4-day event
offers an exceptional society event,
but with a broad appeal.
The Barns at Wing offer a special 3 night rate for the trials. Please contact us
for further details.
For the rest of the year, Burghley House offers visitors the most exceptional example of Elizabethan architechture in the country. Built by Elizabeth I's chief courtier, the house and grounds are open to the public year-round.
Pubs & Restaurants
There are a number of excellent, friendly local pubs close to Wing. The closest pub to Wing Hall is the King's Arms in the village of Wing (approximately 200 metres from the Hall itself). Offering high-quality food, the pub is a good choice for those not wanting to cook for themselves.
The Horse and Jockey in nearby Manton is around a mile from Wing and offers a typical English country pub, with good food and welcoming atmopshere. It is well position on the cycle path around Rutland Water. Another recommended pub choice is the Old White Hart in Lyddington - a little further from Wing (approx 10 minutes drive) it is well worth the effort - a genuine, quality, English pub! There is a link to the Old White Hart's website on our Links page
For a truly gourmet experience, the food at Hambleton Hall is without equal. Hambleton Hall is around 3 miles from Wing and boasts stunning views across the expanse of Rutland Water. There is a link to Hambleton Hall's website on our Links page
In the immedaite vicinity of Wing, Oakham and Uppingham (both around 3 miles from Wing Hall, see a local area map here
) offer visitors an insight into the life of an English market town.
Oakham (the County Town of Rutland) holds a weekly market each Saturday and a Farmers' Market around once a month. With small independent shops and an excellent butcher's, the High Street is an interesting place. Antiques shops, furnishers and a range of clothes shops all add to the appeal.
Uppingham, whilst smaller than Oakham, offers just as much appeal. A market takes place each Friday in the historic centre of the town, just metres away from a quality baker and two excellent butchers offering fresh, local meat. The famous Uppingham School is a remarkable building, well worth a detour to see. Uppingham has some good dining options, pubs and a theatre which is the focal point for a lively arts scene, with the Uppingham Festival
For more options and ideas of things to see and do, plus special local services and shops, please visit our Links page