Apple Orchard Farm

Apple Orchard Farmhouse is a part oak framed building, the oldest part of the house dating back to 1640. The farm is sited on what is thought to be part of the site of the Battle of Bosworth, situated a third of a mile from the road within 15 acres of unspoilt grazing meadow.

The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought on 22nd August 1485 and marked the end of the War of the Roses, where King Richard III lost his life, and his throne to Henry Tudor. Thus the start of the Tudor Dynasty! See www.bosworthbattlefield.com for more details.

There is a network of footpaths which can be taken directly from Apple Orchard Farm, through meadows, traditional parkland, woods and along canals to various places of interest. The picturesque and unspoilt village of Shenton with its traditional tea rooms and antiques centre is just a ten minute walk over the meadows, from here you can continue to walk to Shenton Steam Railway Station and further on to the Battlefield Heritage Centre.

The Ashby Canal at Sutton Cheney Wharf can be reached on foot or by car, where you are able to hire a canal boat or just enjoy a cup of tea or lunch and feed the ducks!

Evening meals can be taken at our local pub, The Dog & Hedgehog, which is a half a mile walk through the lanes or along the footpath from Apple Orchard Farm. If you prefer to venture further afield, then why not try one of the eating houses in Market Bosworth or Sutton Cheney, details of which can be obtained from the leaflets in our Lobby area.

 

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