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Homestead House
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Recommended in the Michelin Guide since 2010

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Welcome to Homestead House. A local and very popular event is the Burghley Horse Trials which start on the 4th. for four days and make for a great day out not only for the many famous horses and riders providing a great spectators sport but the many exhibitors in the shopping village. With the weather forecast promising an improvement this should be well worth going to. There are still many events taking place throughout this month so it is a good idea to make the most of it before it becomes colder.

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One of Leicestershire's best kept B&B secrets

Homestead House B&B lies on the edge of the village of Medbourne, only a short drive from Market Harborough, Corby and Kettering. With over 25 years experience, Mrs. June Wainwright offers a genuinely warm welcome to your comfy refuge in the glorious Leicestershire countryside.

Whether you are working or touring, you will not find a friendlier place to stay with quiet, peaceful views over unspoilt farmland in the beautiful Welland Valley.

It's no wonder that visitors return time after time. Medbourne is an unspoilt traditional English village. The manor house, the village pub beside the trickling brook, the church, the village green, all within a two minutes walk of Homestead House.

The house is fully central heated and in the colder months, you can relax in the lounge on the comfy leather suite in front of a log fire and digital HD TV and DVD player, but all rooms also have their own TV if you prefer privacy.

Our cosy bedrooms all offer the following features:-

En-suite bathroom,

Tea and coffee making facilities,

Remote-controlled, TV

Spring water,

Hairdryer and shoe-cleaning kit,

Radio-alarm clock,

Free Broadband WiFi

You are free to come and go whenever you please and there are no restrictions on access to your room, except for daily cleaning.  There is ample, private, off-road parking for all guests in the guests' car park beside the house and bicycles and other equipment can be securely stored under cover in the garage.

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. 

The house is open all year round and offers all the comforts of home with ample parking, central heating and double-glazing throughout. 

We offer a comprehensive breakfast menu which always includes a vegetarian option click here for example menu.


Where to eat

Medbourne villageWe do not currently offer evening meals, but we are pleased to recommend Medbourne's friendly village pub, which is just round the corner from Homestead House.  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.

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.

Our Accreditations

We are very proud to have been listed in the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland since 2010. We are also registered with Market Harborough Council and the English Tourism Council who have awarded us the prestigious 'Four Star' Approved by English Tourism Councilrating in recognition of our continually high standards.  

In addition, we have been awarded the English Tourism Council 'Silver Award' which is reserved for those establishments which not only achieve the overall quality required for their rating, but also reach the highest levels of quality in those specific areas which guests identify as being really important for them.

Access Statement

Please click here to download and read our Access Statement.

What is an Access Statement?  An Access Statement is a written, clear and accurate description of our current facilities and the services we offer, to enable a potential visitor to make an informed decision as to whether our guest house meets their particular access needs.

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