Accommodation in Market Harborough

Homestead House
Bed and Breakfast

has now closed due to the retirement
of Mr. and Mrs. Wainwright.

Accommodation in Market Harborough
I have now retired and Homestead House Bed and Breakfast is closed for business. We thank all our past guests, some of which visited many times over the years.

Bottle Kicking

Alternative accommodation

We are sorry that we can no longer offer accommodation, but here are some nearby alternatives...

Bewicke Arms, Hallaton

The Bewicke Arms, Hallaton.
Trip Advisor4/5
With a warm welcome and all the facilities you'd expect of a traditional country pub, the Bewicke offers pet-friendly accommodation in the charming village of Hallaton near Medbourne. Free private parking is available. More

The Nevill Arms, Medbourne.
Trip Advisor4/5
Built in 1863, this Grade II listed pub lies at the heart of the village with tables beside the village green and stream. With 10 en-suite rooms on the first floor, this CAMRA listed pub offers real ales, great pub food and traditional Sunday lunches. More.

Nevill Arms

The George Inn

The George Inn, Ashley.
Trip Advisor5/5
This family-run, 18th-century coaching inn is in the pretty village of Ashley, near Medbourne.With modern en suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant and bar serving tasty food and traditional English ales you are assured a great stay. More

Introduction to Medbourne

The village of Medbourne is just a short drive from Market Harborough, Corby and Kettering. Whether you are working or touring, you will not find a friendlier place to stay with lovely views over unspoilt farmland in the beautiful Welland Valley.

It's no wonder that visitors return to the village time after time. Medbourne is an unspoilt traditional English village. The manor house, the village pub beside the trickling brook, the church and the village green. Medbourne is less than 10 minutes drive from Market Harborough, with regular main-line connections to London St. Pancras and Leicester and the North. 

Other major towns nearby include Uppingham (10 miles) and Leicester (15 miles).  The village is an excellent location for the business traveller, family holidaymaker, tourist, the fisherman, or as a base for hikers, walkers and cyclists.

Where to eat

Medbourne villageGreat food is available at Medbourne's friendly village pub next to the village brook. The ever popular Nevill Arms is CAMRA listed and offers a good range of restaurant and bar meals which can be eaten either in the bar, or outside at the wooden tables beside the village brook.

Local places of interest

Within 10 miles...

Image:Foxtonlocks-bottom.jpgFoxton Locks and canal museum,
Rockingham Castle, Burleigh House,  
Lamport Hall, Boughton House,
Rutland Water (sailing, cycling, fishing and bird watching),
Eyebrook reservoir (trout fishing),
Naseby and Bosworth battlefields,
Snibston Discovery Park,
Uppingham Theatre,
Rockingham Speedway.

And a little further afield...

Twycross Zoo,
National Space Centre,
Curve Theatre, Leicester,
Taylor's Bellfoundry, Loughborough.

Connections to London

The regular Midland Mainline train service leaves Market Harborough every 30 minutes or so and takes about an hour to reach London St. Pancras, making it very easy to enjoy a leisurely days sightseeing or shopping in London with maybe dinner and a west-end show thrown in for a special treat or occasion ! The same service calls at Luton Airport.

More about the Village

Medbourne is a picturesque village dating back to Roman times, though it was probably given its current name in Saxon times as the Anglo-Saxon word  'Meadbourne' meant 'Meadow Stream'.  The population was 22 at the time of the Domesday Book, rising to a maximum of 580 in 1861.  The current population is approximately 405.

There are two documented walks in the village - for more information click here. The village website can be found here.

Nearby Market Harborough offers many High Street shops and other retail facilities including a bank (with a cash machine) and Petrol stations.  There is also a dispensing chemist, doctor, dentist and Tourist Information Centre.

Hallaton Bottle-Kicking

Hallaton Bottle-Kicking is a unique kind of pagan Rugby match that takes place every Easter Monday between the neighbouring villages of Medbourne and Hallaton.  

Click here  for more information on Bottle Kicking.

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