Belvoir Castle opens boutique holiday accommodation

Charming holiday accommodation for overnight stays has been launched on the Belvoir Castle estate.

Vale House is a newly refurbished boutique guest house located at the foot of Belvoir Castle in the artisan village of Engine Yard with its independent shops, bar and restaurant.

The bespoke bedrooms were all designed by the Duchess of Rutland. Offering a room-only option, guests can order a continental breakfast basket or sample the menu at the nearby Fuel Tank Cafe.

Vale House is in the Engine Yard near Belvoir Castle. (56233042)

The rose-hued facade of the Georgian building has been retained while the interior has been completely transformed. The rooms are named after the famous Castle Gardens, Blackberry Hill and the Hermit’s Garden at Frog Hollow and the Rose Garden. Double, triple and quadruple rooms are available.

Each room features Coach House furniture, luxury Miter linens and art and lighting from the Duchess Gallery at the Engine Yard.

The Duchess Parlor, a champagne and tea room, is located on the ground floor of Vale House, which also serves as the breakfast room for guests and has an outdoor terrace. It will be open to all Engine Yard visitors from Thursday to Sunday each week, offering light lunches and afternoon tea.

One of the rooms in Vale House.  (56233031)
One of the rooms in Vale House. (56233031)

The Duchess of Rutland said: “With so much to enjoy on the estate and further afield in this beautiful rural setting, we wanted to create an overnight offer for our visitors who wish to stay a little longer. It has been a labor of love for me as my passion is interiors and design and I am delighted with the results.

Vale House guests receive a 25% discount on entrance tickets to the castle and garden.

Other places to stay on the estate include glamping options ranging from bell tents, a gypsy cart and a shepherd’s hut to three self-contained properties, including a luxurious lakeside lodge.

Inside the Vale House.  (56233033)
Inside the Vale House. (56233033)

To book rooms at Vale House, go to

A room at Vale House.  (56233026)
A room at Vale House. (56233026)

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