|Byards Leap Cottage Sleaford Byards Leap Cottage, Byards Leap, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8EY|
"You are welcome to our country cottage, built in 1851 of local Ancaster stone, surrounded by attractive gardens."
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Byards Leap CottageByards Leap, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8EY
Telephone: 01400 261537
Fax: 01400 261537
AA & Visit Britain 3 Stars
|The Cottage and Facilities|
You are welcome to our country cottage, built in 1851 of local Ancaster stone, surrounded by attractive gardens.
We have 1 twin bedded room and 1 double room. Both rooms have wash basins, tea & coffee making facilities as well as a colour T.V. and a hairdryer.
Tariff Available on request
Evening meals and packed lunches by arrangement.
Attractive village pubs in the area also serve excellent meals.
|Local attractions include:|
The house is situated on the Viking Way, along distance foot-path that weaves its way through Lincolnshire parts of which are said to date back even before Danelaw.
The surrounding area, typical of Lincolnshire's agricultural nature, is also rich with cultural heritage and beauty.
The pretty market towns of Sleaford and Newark are nearby, but most impressive of all is the great historic City of Lincoln, with it's landmark Cathedral and it's wealth of visitor attractions.
The Viking Way has natural meadow flowers and native trees of the old heath land and is home to Skylarks, Pheasants and Partridges.
|The legend of Byard's Leap|
It is said that an old witch named Meg lived in the area, causing much fear amongst local people of Ancaster. One day they contacted a Knight and hired him to seek out the witch and kill her. Upon finding the old women, the knight attempted to carry out his duty, but she dug her long nails into Byard, the Knight's faithful old horse. This so frightened and pained the horse that he leapt away from the witch and amazed everyone by leaping 500 feet in only three strides.
Sadly, after this feat, Byard collapsed and died whereupon the knight drew his sword and killed the witch. The people of Ancaster were so grateful that they marked the spot of Byard's leap with two sets of horseshoes, which can still be seen today.