The Two Churches Walk

A young couple who stayed with us wrote eloquent feedback about their walks in the village, including the observation that Colston Bassett has “one functioning church for religious purposes, and one ruined church on a lonely hillside for poetic ones”. This circular walk takes in the both of these churches … and the village cricket…

Art at Manor Farm House

Throughout Manor Farm House you will stumble upon striking decor, evocative paintings and sculptures and intriguing objects, some that speak across the centuries, others that speak across continents. From classic English landscapes to vibrant Cuban art, from Indian and Arabic mythologies to remarkable objects found in nature. Ours is also a musical house, with piano, guitars, and a…

About the Estate

Colston Bassett was a traditional sporting estate in the Victorian era and has undergone many demographic changes in recent years but remains a jewel in the Vale of Belvoir.  Harriet’s ancestor, Robert Millington Knowles, bought the estate, including Colston Bassett Hall and Manor Farm House in 1875. At the time the area was at the…

Horse Sense for Humans

Why not take some time during your visit to have a coaching or personal development session with Harriet and our horses… This approach is gentle, effective and powerful in helping people find more fulfilment and enjoyment, in directing their lives with choice and overcoming blocks or unhelpful patterns. The horses give you a fascinating mirror…