A bustling prosperous market town with quaint streets and delicious food.
Stamford has a unique blend of history, niche shopping and stunning Georgian architecture – and won the supreme compliment from the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘Britain’s top place to live’ in 2013. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”, it was declared a conservation area in 1967 and has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone including five medieval churches.
There is a thriving high street with coffee shops, restaurants and a vast range of retailers to tempt you. Our main street market is on a Friday with a smaller Saturday market and once a fortnight there is a Farmers’ Market.
The popular Town Trail takes you through Stamford exploring quaint passageways, main thoroughfares and market squares. Guided walks are also available with official guides. So whether the tranquil river walks, fine Georgian buildings or the more modern attractions captivate you, Stamford has something to charm everyone.
The Burghley Estate is only a mile away, the centrepiece of which is Burghley House, one of the foremost Treasure Houses of the United Kingdom and hosts the Burghley Horse Trials.
Other local attractions include Rutland Water Park, Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre, Easton Walled Gardens, Ancaster Outdoor Activity Centre, Belvoir Castle, Burghley Golf Club and Stamford Theatre to name a few.
Burghley House in an Elizabethan Mansion set within acres of Capability Brown parkland. The house is a short stroll away from The Garden House in Stamford.
Unspoiled by the Industrial Revolution, much of the town centre was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in Jacobean or Georgian style.
Our properties make an ideal base for all running and cycling groups. The area is abundant in tracks, for all levels, both running and cycling.
Golf societies will be delighted with the golfing opportunities all within putting distance of The Garden House.