In the Area


Enjoy a wonderful choice of local pubs and good restaurants locally. We keep menus and details for guests use.

THE CHANDLERS ARMS, SHEARSBY,         LE17 6PL           0116 2478384

The Chandlers Arms is an award winning traditional village Pub with a cosy, comfortable atmosphere. Pub food at reasonable prices. It is a haven for real ale enthusiasts.  During the pandemic it has also been doing amazing takeaways, highly recommended 1 mile

THE JOINERS ARMS, BRUNTINGTHORPE, LE17 6NT           0116 2478258

The Joiners Arms is a small village Pub/Restaurant which seats around 50 people. It has an excellent reputation having recently won an award for Best pub in England. It is an eating rather than drinking place. It is advisable to book in advance.1 mile away


Menu varied to suit all tastes .Serving modern english food. Large Portions, beware having a starter. Special Menu on  Monday Evening Curry Night. Sunday Carvery. 2.5 miles away

THE STAFF OF LIFE, MOWSLEY,                LE17 6NT    0116 2478251

Good pub guide & the AA. Village pub with log fires offering modern british dishes made using local ingredients. 3.00 miles away


Sunday Buffet, eat as much as you like.

This pub is now an Indian Restaurant and Take Away which adds to the variety of eating out in the area. It has two Restaurant Areas and is run by an Indian family who also have another successful restaurant at Countesthorpe. 2.5 miles away

THE GREY GOOSE, GILMORTON,                       LE17 5PN    01455 552555

The Grey Goose offers a contemporary & modern experience for both dining & drinking. All ingredients are of the finest and are sourced locally. Look on website for special offers! 3.8 miles away

THE CROWN INN Gilmorton,LE17 5NY       01455  550560

The crown in has a menu to suit all tastes. It is well known locally for its specials nights when it is best to book to ensure a table.Tuesday -evening carvery  6.00-9.00pm . Thursday -steak & fish night £7.95 .6.00-9.30pm Friday-chip shop style buffet.  6.00-9.30pm. Great value and good food.  3.7 miles away

THE QUEENS HEAD Saddington,LE80QH     0116 240 2536

Everards ales, a British menu and child-friendly ambiance in a homely rural inn with a large garden. 3.4 miles away

THE SHEARSBY BATH, Weddings and Private Hire.LE17 6PP          0116 2478202

 Fantastic for weddings and events.  Please be aware whilst an amazing venue you cannot go here for a meal.  Just 400 yards away


There are many wonderful places to visit and things to do near our accommodation...

Knaptoft Church Ruins

Today Knaptoft (of which The Greenway is a part) is a small hamlet of a few houses and farms in the Harborough district some ten miles south of Leicester. It was once a much larger village but most of it was deserted by the 17th century. The only visible remains from the original village are some farm buildings, the ruined parish church and its medieval fish ponds to the south (restored 1976-82 by our brother Richard and are visible from the footpath from The Greenway up to the ruins). You can make out earthworks around the east of the church where the village originally stood.  Your will experience the most outstanding views of Leicestershire when you walk up to the churchyard.

Foxton Locks

Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA

The whole family will enjoy a fun-packed visit to Foxton Locks, situated within a few miles of us. Surrounded by Leicestershire's beautiful countryside, you will experience all that this unique waterways landmark has to offer - colourful narrow boats, the famous flight of 10 locks and the new Boiler House virtual experiences.

Bruntingthorpe Events

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS

Enjoy a number of top class events facilities all on one huge and impressive site, designed to accommodate just about any kind of event from exhibitions and conferences through to large gala dinners and product launches.


Southfields Farm, Husband Bosworth, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6NW

Experience the fun and exhilaration of driving monster tanks and other military vehicles over courses set around a real life World War II bombing range.

Pine Tree Alpacas - Peatling Parva

Little Fishery Farm is the home of Pine Tree Alpacas and is based near Lutterworth in Leicestershire, run by Nick and Lisa. We offer Alpaca Experience visits & Alpaca Walks, Nature Trail Parties & craft workshops; complimentary Hot Chocolate, Coffees, Teas and Juices with cookies by the lakeside. Please make a booking.

Mini Meadows Farm

Mini Meadows Farm is a lovely children’s farm park on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire border. Nestled in 12 acres of rolling countryside in the village of Welford, Mini Meadows Farm provides a fun, educational and great value family day out for adults and children alike, whatever the weather.

Come and meet our animals, explore the indoor and outdoor play areas, enjoy the delicious food and drink in our café and take in the spectacular views.

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH

Set in a panoramic location with views over five counties, the Castle has magnificently furnished rooms of several periods, and is surrounded by 18 acres of superbly contrasting gardens.

Kilworth House Theatre

There's a special aura and magic about open-air theatre on a beautiful summer's evening, so what better way to experience that magic than amidst the magnificent surroundings of the Kilworth estate.

Wistow Maze

Wistow Maze is a giant 8 acre maize maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways, with high-level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views.

The Gliding Centre

The Airfield, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6JJ

Whether you're new to gliding, already learning to fly or an experienced pilot looking for a top class gliding club, you'll be very welcome at The Gliding Centre.

Bird on the Hand

Barn Owl Hollow, Stonton Road, Church Langton, Market Harborough, LE16 7SZ .A great introduction to birds of prey and a great gift for young and old. A fantastic memorable experience getting up close and personal flying hawks, falcons, eagles and owls

Stanford Hall

Stanford Hall is open on select days throughout the year and hosts a number of public events and car rallies through the summer season. On these days the public can enjoy guided tours around the house, relaxing afternoons in the park and The Stableyard café is open for light lunches and teas. It is also well known for hosting The Wolf Run.

Shearsby Bath

Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, Shearsby Bath is a unique venue offering superior cuisine, elegant décor, fantastic weddings and events.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Become a forensic scientist for the day and learn how the remains of King Richard III were proved to be his as the Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicestershire Records Office

For family history researchers it is located nearby at Wigston

Bridge 67 Cookery school

Come and enjoy a session of cookery lessons and share a passion for food and to teach you with little or no experience some basics, and for those who can cook, to share different ideas and improve cookery skills.

Digital Photography Courses -Smeeton Westerby

Are you disappointed with the results from your digital camera? Would you like to get off the full auto setting & learn how take fantastic photographs in just one day? Yes! Then this is the best photography course for you.

Peter Welton Painting Courses-

Watercolour Class at Arnesby. Would you like to paint in watercolour using my technique? I run occasional one-day classes in Arnesby, where I live, when I introduce students to my watercolour painting techniques. The cost is £60.00 for the day

National Space Centre

Recently voted a Travellers’ Choice Winner, this Leicester based attraction in the top 10% of attractions in the world. A wonder place for adults and children to visit, you'll love it!

The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester. It is located on the north side of the city in Belgrave, Leicester, next to the River Soar.

Twycross Zoo

Set in the heart of England on the Leicestershire / Warwickshire border.

Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conservation charity, and fun for all the family 364 days a year.

Set in more than 80 acres, we have around 500 of almost 100 species to see, including many endangered animals and also native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Rutland Water is one of the best places to enjoy birds and wildlife in the UK. Search for rare spring migrants, admire fishing ospreys in the summer, enjoy the autumn wader passage and marvel at huge flocks of winter wildfowl. With events year round, walking trails and two visitor centres, you'll be sure of an immersive wildlife experience for the whole family.

Twin Lakes Family Theme Park - Melton Mowbray

No.1 East Midland’s Theme Park with endless adventures of family fun providing
great days out, where the fun never stops!

Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre and Country Park

The site of the Battle of Bosworth is of national significance and international interest. It is infamous as the place where King Richard III lost his life and crown to Henry Tudor, and the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty.  There are some excellent walks and you can book a guided walk.  The visitor centre is interactive and informative.  


Walk straight out of The Greenway and you can enjoy  a stroll up to Knaptoft Church ruins. We are also happy to lend you our footpath map centred on The Greenway so you can venture further taking a number of walks to either Bruntinthorpe, Shearsby or Mowsley. We are lucky to be close to the well known Leicestershire Round at Shearsby. Walking boots are an asset, but not usually essential in summer.


    • Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground & Events
    • Manheim auctions
    • IOSH Centre Wigston
    • Leicester University
    • NEC Exhibitions ,Birmingham




Local Taxis

Karls Kars (Fleckney) 07815 044068
Rural Connect (Fleckney) 07803 552580
Fleckney Rural Cars (Fleckney) 01162 404567
George's Taxis (Lutterworth) 01455 559000
Wigston Taxis 01162 777111
Stage Taxis (Wigston) 01162 788333


Welcome to Knaptoft

A little bit about Knaptoft.

Knaptoft is small hamlet of a few houses and farms. It is a deserted medieval village first recorded in the doomsday book. The only visible remains from the original village are some farm buildings, the medieval fish ponds and the ruined church of St Nicolas.  You can walk from here on a lovely stroll past the medieval ponds up the hill to the churchyard, where there are outstanding views of Leicestershire.