Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

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

Daffodils in front of the house

Canons Ashby

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

An aerial photograph of the unfinished lodge and garden.


Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden

The cottage stands beyond the rowan tree in spring


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

Staunton Harold Church, Leicestershire, is managed by the National Trust

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