Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

These neighbouring counties offer a wide range of experiences from small personal houses to cosy gardens and woodland habitats.

Canons ashby on a bright frosty morning

Canons Ashby

A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart

The garden lodge framed by autumn leaves

Lyveden

Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden

The cottage at Stoneywell in autumn light

Stoneywell

The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts and Crafts

Exterior view of Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Church

Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior

A view of the Priest's House.

Priest's House, Easton on the Hill

Small pre-Reformation stone building

Wet grass at Ulverscroft Nature Reserve

Ulverscroft Nature Reserve

Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust