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.
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!
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!
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.