Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Keythorpe Hall is the ultimate sustainable gastronomic escape on the Leicestershire and Rutland border. The House sleeps 14-20 guests and is available to let exclusively. The kitchen is led by Bent Varming (formerly of St. John and Lyle’s) using produce grown in their walled garden or sourced from local farmers. They champion the local terroir and the very best that’s in season. On top of great food, a dedicated in-house team provides a tailor-made service to each individual party, ensuring your stay is truly exceptional.
Keythorpe Hall has 7 large uniquely decorated principal bedrooms, all enjoying distant views over the Leicestershire rolling hills. There is a further 3 double-bedroomed apartment in the east wing, which would be the perfect getaway for those in your group with young children or teenagers, or for nannies and other private staff.
Everything you do at Keythorpe Hall is tailor-made just for you. Whether you want to just enjoy the grounds and the house, explore the surrounding area or have a full itinerary of bespoke activities arranged. There are 25 acres of grounds, with 10 acres of formal gardens, and woodland, all with paths and walks close to the house. There is a tennis court, croquet lawn and wood-fired cedar hot tub with spectacular views.
Distance from Airport
East Midlands 25 miles, Birmingham 38 miles
Spa treatments available on request
Food and Drink
In the kitchen they have culinary star Bent Varming, who spent most of his career in London, beginning at Sketch (3*) before working at St.John (1*), the forerunner of nose to tail eating, and then moving to renowned Lyle’s (1*) where he was senior sous chef. Bent uses vegetables grown in the walled garden and works closely with local farmers and small artisan businesses to find the best produce around. The menus are hyper-seasonal, constantly changing to champion ingredients at their very best. All menus are fully bespoke, taking into account guest preferences and requirements.
With good food goes good wine. Keythorpe Hall have teamed up with award winning sommelier and author of ‘Which Wine When’ Bert Blaize. Bert will be your wine concierge – available to create personalised wine and drinks experiences to match the menus and the occasion.
The rolling hills of Leicestershire & Rutland remain a hidden gem in the middle of England. The yellow limestone villages remind you of the Cotswolds but without the tourist crowds and the area is much more accessible with being under an hour by train from London or a 2 hour drive.
The historic market towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford are close by, and Cambridge and Stratford upon Avon are just over an hour away; Keythorpe Hall is uniquely placed as a base to explore more of the UK.
The woodlands in the grounds of Keythorpe Hall are a wonderful natural playground for children. Let the children collect the colourful eggs from Keythorpe’s own flock of chickens, dig potatoes, pull carrots or pick raspberries – a great way to learn where food is coming from! They can deliver their harvest straight to the chefs through the ‘secret’ kitchen door, to find it on their plates moments later (guess who eats their vegetables now!). If you prefer more organised fun, most activities we organise can be adapted to suit children and Keythorpe has great relationships with some of the country’s best childrens entertainers.