Walton Thorns Farm Holiday Cottages


Our Farm Trail and Classic & Vintage Tractor Collection


Our marked and mapped trail of over 6km has been created around the farm passing woodland, ponds, streams and hedgerows alongside our arable crops with many species to be seen - Muntjac & roe deer, fox, hares, rabbits, buzzard, red kite, barn owl, chaffinch, goldfinch, yellow hammer, song thrush, blackbird, robin, wren, various tits, greenfinch, wagtail, dove and kestrel.

We also have a collection of tractors including Ford, Ford Conversions, County, Roadless, McCormick, International, David Brown, Massey Ferguson, John Deere and Nuffield. We are happy to give guided tours on request for interested guests. Several Vintage Tractor events are run nearby including Rempstone Steam Rally and Newark Tractor Show.


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Local Attractions


We post as regularly as we can on social media about attractions, events and offers local to us here in Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

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Leicestershire and our neighbouring counties of Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire provide numerous opportunities for a day out during your stay at our self catering holiday accommodation. Below are just a selection of visitor attractions listed nearest to furthest, all within 40 miles of our cottages and usually achievable by car within approximately one hour, traffic permitting.

Sports, Leisure and Relaxation

  • Six Hills Golf Club (18), Six Hills
  • Race Hub - Cafe, Wattbike Studio, Bike Shop & Repair, Open Water Lake Swimming & Triathlon Training, Six Hills
  • Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa, Ragdale
  • Beedles Lake Golf Centre (18), East Goscote
  • Watermead Country Park, Wanlip
  • Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves
  • Lake View Fishery, Holwell
  • Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford
  • Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club Stadium, Leicester
  • Somerby Equestrian Centre, Somerby
  • The National Watersports Centre Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Rutland
  • Rutland Water Cycling, Fishing, Watersports, Climbing, Rutland
  • Foxton Locks, Foxton near Market Harborough
  • Go Ape at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe
  • Family friendly gems - with relaxed eating and a nice cup of tea...

  • Nice Pie Tea Room, Old Dalby
  • Thrussington's Village Store & Tea Rooms
  • Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Mountsorrel
  • Manor Farm & Woodlands Animal Centre and Donkey Sanctuary, East Leake
  • Bonington's Coffee Shop & The Soar Valley Garden Railway, Sutton Bonington
  • Heritage Railways, Motor Museums and Vintage Tractors

  • Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Mountsorrel
  • Great Central Railway, Loughborough
  • The Great Central Railway Nottingham Heritage Railway & Road Transport Collection, Ruddington
  • Stapleford Miniature Railway, Stapleford (only selected weekends of the year)
  • The Battlefield Line Railway, Shackerstone
  • Castles, stately homes, halls, beautiful buildings and gardens...

  • Belvoir Castle, Belvoir
  • Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
  • National Trust Woolsthorpe Manor, Woolsthorpe
  • Easton Walled Gardens, Easton
  • Barnsdale Gardens, Exton
  • National Trust Belton House, near Grantham
  • National Trust Calke Abbey, Ticknall
  • Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens, Grimsthorpe
  • Rockingham Castle, Rockingham
  • Burghley House, Stamford
  • Theatre and The Arts

  • Loughborough Town Hall and Sock Gallery, Loughborough
  • The Curve Theatre, Leicester
  • Century Theatre, Coalville
  • Local History, Visitor Centres and Museums

  • The Bellfoundry Museum, Loughborough (by appointment only)
  • Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum, Loughborough
  • Charnwood Museum and Queen's Park, Loughborough
  • Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe - Dickinson & Morris, Melton Mowbray
  • Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Mowbray
  • The National Space Centre, Leicester
  • The Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester
  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
  • Burrough Hill Iron Age Hillfort, Burrough on the Hill
  • The Records Office for Leicestershire and Rutland, Wigston
  • Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
  • Rutland County Museum, Oakham
  • National Forest and Conkers Visitor Centre, Moira
  • Bosworth Battlefield, Market Bosworth
  • The National Brewery Centre, Burton Upon Trent
  • Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe
  • Theme Parks, Farm Parks and Wildlife Parks

  • Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Mountsorrel
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Melton Mowbray
  • Tropical Birdland, Desford
  • White Post Farm, Farnsfield
  • Twycross Zoo, Twycross
  • Showgrounds and Venues

  • Prestwold Hall, Loughborough
  • The Carriage Hall, Plumtree
  • Newark Showground, Newark
  • Stanford Hall, Lutterworth