The Village and the Vale

The Neighbourhood Colston Bassett (pop. 225) is an exceptional village, beautifully kept and little developed. It lies in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whose rolling landscape dotted with ancient villages under wide open skies begs to be explored on foot or by bike. “The village of…

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…

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…