Stapleford Park

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Sophisticated country living in a magnificent and historic setting

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At a glance

55 rooms

Set in one of England’s finest stately homes, Stapleford Park provides today’s guests with the opportunity to experience a taste of leisurely country life with fine dining in an elegant setting, exhilarating rounds of golf on a championship course, wonderful spa treatments and an array of country pursuits all within 500 acres of glorious parkland. In June 2011 Stapleford Park's Championship Golf Course once again hosted the ISPS Handa Senior Masters following on from the success of the 2010 event when the course became the East Midlands' first European Senior Tour venue.

Location

Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 40 miles from Nottingham East Midlands Airport and 90 miles from Birmingham International Airport.

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Things to enjoy

Golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery, walking, falconry, spa.

Number of floors: 2
Number of lifts: 1

In detail

Each of the rooms, suites and cottages at Stapleford Park are decorated in the fabrics and colour schemes of well-known designers from Mulberry and Crabtree & Evelyn to Nina Campbell, Zoffany and Osborne & Little. The public rooms are delightfully traditional with hand-embroidered silk wallpaper, chesterfield sofas, tapestries, chandeliers and hunting trophies.

There is a myriad of pastimes to enjoy at Stapleford Park. Try clay-pigeon shooting, archery, falconry or four-wheel drive off-road driving. The more leisurely pursuits of golf or swimming in the indoor pool can be rounded off with an energizing spa treatment followed by an indulgent cream tea in the drawing room.

Rooms

Each of the 55 en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their creators, with famous names such as Mulberry, David Hicks and Crabtree all having contributed to the Hotel’s unique appeal. There are also 2 cottages located on the grounds, each with a lounge and kitchen area. Whichever guests choose, they will enjoy a restful night’s sleep and a truly memorable stay. As one would expect from a luxury Hotel, all rooms come fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen, bath, shower and designer toiletries. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the surrounding grounds and the 18 hole Championship golf course.

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House Room

Each en-suite room has been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their creators. All rooms come fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the golf course. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

Manor Room

These luxurious en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their creators. All rooms come fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the golf course. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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Grand Room

These luxurious en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their creators. All rooms come fully equipped with King-size beds, free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the countryside and the golf course. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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State Room

These luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their famous creators. All rooms come fully equipped with King-size beds, free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the lake. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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Suite One

These luxurious suites have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their famous creators. All rooms have a living room, bedroom with an en-suite and come fully equipped with King-size beds, free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. The Suites also feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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Suite Two

These luxurious suites have been individually designed and furnished in a style reflective of their famous creators. All rooms have a living room, bedroom with an en-suite and come fully equipped with King-size beds, free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen and designer toiletries. The Suites also feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Twin rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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Gardeners Cottage

Located in the grounds, just a short distance from the Hotel, this traditional thatched cottage features four en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge and dining area. It also comes fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen, bath, shower and designer toiletries and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

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Pavilion Cottage

Located next to the Golf Pavilion within the grounds, just a short distance from the Hotel, this homely cottage features three en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area. It also comes fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, Egyptian cotton linen, bath, shower and designer toiletries and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Services

24 hour room service. Analogue dial-up data port. Baby-sitting (charge). Brasserie restaurant. Butler service. Family rooms. Fine dining restaurant. Golf course. Gymnasium. Indoor pool. Interconnecting rooms. Meeting rooms (charge). Pets allowed (charge). Safe deposit box (all rooms). Spa. Sports trainer. Tennis courts. TV & CD players (all rooms). VCR rental. Wireless Internet (charge)


Directory of services

  • Car Parking ( complimentary )

On-site facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool

Languages spoken

  • English

Dining

Dining at Stapleford Park means delicious food and friendly service complemented by elegant surroundings. Guests can enjoy a choice of dining experiences to suit every occasion – whether it’s a sandwich on the terrace or a three-course meal in our fine dining restaurant.


The Pavillion

The Pavilion, which overlooks the 18th hole of the Stapleford Park Championship golf course, was built in 2000 from stone with a thatched roof. It houses the Members' Meeting Room, pro-shop, golf changing rooms and the informal dining area can cater for up to 45 guests. The Pavilion offers guests a relaxing dining experience in an informal and comfortable environment. Guests can sit back, relax and enjoy hearty food with the opportunity to watch great sporting events on TV.

Restaurant details
Type: Brasserie
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: The Pavilion Menu is available from 12.00 - 17.00 daily. Breakfast is only available from 08.00 - 12.00 and Ciabattas are available from 10.00 onwards.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

House Dining

For more informal dining, the House Menu offers a tempting selection of continental dishes which can be served either on the Terrace, in the Lounge or in the Old Kitchen. Everything is prepared by a team of talented chefs using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Restaurant details
Type: Continental
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: The House menu is available 7 days a week (11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm) on the Terrace, in the Lounge or the Old Kitchen.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Grinling Gibbons Restaurant

Dining at Stapleford Park means delicious food and friendly service complemented by the uniquely elegant surroundings of the 2 AA Grinling Gibbons dining room. Committed to creating high quality gourmet cuisine using locally sourced produce and ingredients. The venue itself is richly decorated with 17th Century wood carvings and elegant chandeliers, cultivating an atmosphere just as sumptuous as the menu.

Restaurant details
Type: Gourmet Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart
Opening Hours: Fine Dining is available Wednesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 9.30pm (last orders 9.30pm). A tasting menu is available Wednesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 8.30pm (last orders 8.15pm). Lunch is available from 12pm to 2pm six days a week, and Sunday Lunch is available from 12pm to 2pm on a Sunday.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Spa

Situated in the converted Victorian stable block, the Stapleford Park spa contains seven treatment rooms, a relaxing lounge area, fitness studio and fully equipped Technogym. Just a five minute stroll through the picturesque gardens is the House where the pool complex, with a heated 22m pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi can be found.


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Spa Treatments
  • Visualisation

Leisure

The 18-hole Championship golf course at Stapleford Park wraps around the heart of the estate in two extended loops, never being more than two holes wide, making it unusually spacious and peaceful. Challenging and immaculately maintained, it is among one of the finest golf courses in the Midlands. In 2010 and 2011 it hosted the ISPS Handa Senior Masters tours. The hotel also has a long history of traditional British field sports such as falconry and shooting. Other activities include tennis, target shooting, croquet, horse riding, giant chess and archery.


Activities

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - On Site
  • Bike Riding - On Site
  • Croquet - On Site
  • Golf Driving Range - On Site
  • Freshwater Fishing - Within 10 Miles / 15 Km
  • Horse Riding - Within 10 Miles / 15 Km
  • Indoor Swimming Pool - On Site
  • Jacuzzi - On Site
  • Jogging Track - On Site
  • Pitch And Putt Golf - On Site
  • Sailing - Within 10 Miles / 15 Km
  • Snooker - On Site
  • Tennis - On Site
  • Windsurfing - Within 10 Miles / 15 Km

Meetings and Business

Stapleford Park is one of the most prestigious conference hotels in the Midlands. The unique, discreet setting and central location, provides the perfect venue to host meetings, seminars and other corporate events..


Business Services

  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Conference telephone
  • Dance floor/Platform/Stage
  • Data ports
  • Direct dial telephone
  • DVD
  • Exhibition space
  • Flip charts
  • Internet / E-mail access
  • Lectern
  • Microphone
  • Mineral water/Tea/Coffee
  • Overhead projectors
  • LCD / Plasma flat screens
  • Projector
  • Slide projector
  • Television
  • Webcam
  • Wireless internet access

Getting there

Hotel Address

Stapleford Park
Stapleford
Near Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LEI4 2EF. England LeicestershireLE14 2EFUnited Kingdom

Transportation

Stapleford Park is located in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, just an 11 minute drive from Melton Mowbray, 20 minutes from the A1, 30 minutes from Grantham and less than two hours north of London. What’s more with free on-site parking, it is both convenient and accessible. Grantham Train Station offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country, including regular services to Kings Cross, there is also a local station at Melton Mowbray. For those flying in, East Midlands Airport is roughly a 50 minute drive away, whilst the Hotel also has its own helicopter pad.

Airports

Nearest international airport: Birmingham Aiport (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport: East Midlands Airport (41 - 50 Km.)

Trains & Buses

Nearest train station: Melton Mowbray (8 Km.)

Driving

Nearest motorway junction: M1 Junction 22 (31 - 40 Km.)

Directions

Travelling from the South, take the A1 north from London towards Grantham. Leave onto B676 sign posted Colsterworth and Melton Mowbray. Drive 9 miles through Saxby, and then turn left at the signpost to Stapleford. Alternatively travel via M1 and leave at J21A, sign posted A46 Leicester and Newark, and follow the A607 Melton Mowbray. Follow ring road A607 and signs for Grantham, stay in the right hand lane until the Grantham road turns left. Drive straight across the traffic lights, following signs for B676 to Colsterworth and Stapleford. After 4 miles turn right to Stapleford. The Hotel is approximately 200 yards on the left. From the North, Leave the M1 at J24, through Kegworth on the A6 then follow A6006 to Melton Mowbray. From here follow as above.

By air

Stapleford is located within easy reach of several international and regional airports. East Midlands International Airport is only forty five minutes away by car. The International Airport at Birmingham is about an hour and half away, Luton an hour and a half and Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester International Airports are all approximately two hours by road. All the airports have excellent rail links to the convenient stations at Grantham and Melton Mowbray. Chauffeur driven transport can be arranged for you and we are happy to accommodate chauffeurs by prior arrangement.

By train

Intercity trains from London Kings Cross leave almost every hour and the journey takes just over one hour to reach Grantham. Collection from Grantham Station directly to the hotel can be arranged. Rail links from other departure points can be provided on request. To make your journey as easy as possible we can arrange chauffeur cars which are available on request at a small charge. Catch a train from either St Pancras or Kings Cross, change at Peterborough or Leicester and arrive at one of our local stations, Melton Mowbray or Oakham, just 5 miles from Stapleford Park.

Near Stapleford Park

Horse riding, off-road driving, Rutland Water, Burghley House, Market Town Oakham.


Landmarks

  • Burghley House

    Burghley House is the largest and grandest house of the Elizabethan age which is still privately owned but also open to the public. Capability Brown landscaped the magnificent grounds, including the deer park, and the house contains one of the finest private collections of seventeenth century Italian paintings. Between 1924 and 1933 Lord Burghley earned an international reputation as a hurdler, His achievements were featured in the film 'Chariots of Fire' and the Olympic medals and countless other trophies are on display in the house.

  • Chatsworth House

    The long driveway up to Chatsworth is breathtaking with ornate stone bridges and rolling fields. Chatsworth was built between 1687 and 1707 for the 1st Duke of Devonshire and is still lived in by the family today. The house contains a fine collection of paintings, drawings, books and furniture and the gardens are famous for their elaborate fountains and waterfalls.

  • Clumber Park

    Clumber Park boasts 3,800 acres of forest, countryside and landscaped parkland. Once home to the Dukes of Newcastle it has the longest double lime tree avenue in Europe, a fine Gothic Revival Chapel and an 80 acre lake. There is also a walled garden, vinery, fig house, orchard and Victorian apiary.

  • Deene Park

    Deene Park has limited opening times but is well worth a visit if possible. The house was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan, the most famous of whom was the hero of the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. The house is lived in today by the Brudenell family where paintings and artifacts decorate the elegant rooms. The gardens are beautifully kept and there is a lake in the extensive parkland.

  • The Donington Park Grand Prix Collection

    This collection of Grand Prix cars spanning the lifetime of the sport is widely regarded as one of the best available in Britain. Its owner, Tom Wheatcroft, has built the collection up over many years and it is housed in a purpose made building at the site of the Donington Race Circuit. Now much modernised, the Donington Circuit was originally one of the grand parkland Grand Prix circuits built in the 1920s, with its heyday in the pre war years. For the motoring enthusiast this visit is very worthwhile.

  • Grimsthorpe Castle

    The house boasts an extensive collection of fine works of art and the interior designer John Fowler (Colefax & Fowler) worked on many of the rooms in the 1950s which are still visible today. This medieval castle is set on a 13,000 acre estate including a 40 acre lake, Tudor gardens and woodland.

  • Hardwick Hall

    Hardwick Hall is a late 16th century 'prodigy house', now owned by the National Trust. The house is often referred to as "more of a window than a wall" because of its proportions and contains an outstanding collection of furniture and needlework. Magnificent walled courtyards enclose orchards and a herb garden and the historic parkland is home to rare sheep and cattle.

  • Harlaxton Manor

    Harlaxton Manor, which is built in Ancaster Stone, is a mixture of Baroque style architecture and the impact is dramatic and unforgettable. The house is situated in the Vale of Belvoir, and has very impressive gardens. Although the gardens are open to the public, the house is not. The formal gardens encompass French, Italian and Dutch styles and the ornate 6.5 acre walled garden houses a large collection of rare plants. There is also a half-mile nature trail in the surrounding woods. These gardens are open to the public 11am - 5pm Tuesday through to Sunday, April to October.

  • Kedleston Hall

    Home to the Curzon family, this Palladian mansion is now owned by the National Trust There is a large collection of Indian artifacts dating back to the Raj when Lord Curzon was Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905.

  • Melton Mowbray

    Dating back to 1077 and still held every Tuesday and Saturday, Melton Mowbray has one of the oldest street markets in the country. The town is famous for being the home of pork pies and the surrounding villages are renowned for their Stilton cheese dairies. The town has a colourful history which includes the origins of the phrase 'painting the town red' when in 1837 the Marquis of Waterford and his friends decorated the town with red paint. The Carnegie Museum in Melton has displays on both foxhunting and the history of Stilton and pork pies.

  • Newstead Abbey

    Newstead Abbey is situated in beautiful parkland and was the home of the poet Lord Byron. It was originally built as a priory and was converted into a family house in the 16th century. The cloisters and medieval secret garden helped to inspire the ghostly legends with which Byron's works are associated.

  • Oakham

    Oakham has managed to retain much of its original charm and the Market Square fills with little stalls every Wednesday and Saturday. There are a number of antique shops as well as a magnificent fine art shop selling highly collectable works of art. Oakham's most famous character was Jeffrey Hudson, a tiny dwarf measuring only 18" high, who was put in a pie which was presented to King Charles I in 1628. Oakham Castle - Famous for its collection of horse shoes gathered from visiting nobility including members of the Royal family, and also for the Court which has been held, since medieval times, every Monday.

  • Rockingham Castle

    Rockingham Castle is situated near Corby and is steeped in over 900 years of history. It houses an educational and enlightening exhibition on the Normans, the Tudors, the Civil War and the Victorian Era. Special events at Rockingham include open-air performances and re-enactments of the Siege of Rockingham between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads. The castle's remarkable hill top location provides fine views over five counties.

  • Rutland Water

    Set in 3,100 acres of beautiful countryside, Rutland Water is Europe's largest man made lake. Water sports such as wind surfing, sailing, canoeing and fly-fishing are available and cycling and walking are also popular. The circuit around the reservoir is 25 miles and there are a number of good pubs en route where you can relax. It is also possible to take a cruise on a paddle steamer called the Rutland Belle and enjoy the scenery. There is a Butterfly and Aquatic Centre at Rutland Water where butterflies fly freely in the tropical heat of the garden and a multitude of fish can be seen in the streams, rivers and reservoir displays. Since the creation of the reservoir twenty years ago the nature reserve has become an important wildlife sanctuary. Over 250 species of birds have been counted here and wildfowl numbers can exceed 20,000 in the winter - you may even be lucky enough to catch sight of an Osprey.

  • Sudbury Hall

    This beautiful house was built to an outdated Jacobean plan and is full of idiosyncrasies There is a stunning carved staircase and intricate wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The house was featured in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice' as the setting for Pemberley, Mr Darcy's home.

  • Burrough on the Hill

    During the Iron Age the Coritani built a fort, the ramparts of which can still be seen today. Burrough House has five acres of beautifully manicured gardens and the thatched Bower House set in the grounds is where Edward and Mrs Simpson met in the 1930s.

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