FOR VISITORS  – GENERAL, TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

General

Address is Livestock Market Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY (undercover)

Scalford Road is to the East of the Livestock Market and North off Norman Way A607.

Please note that all ticket payments at the gate will be by cash only – no card payment facilities will be available for entrance tickets. Exhibitors may accept payments by card.

Disabled

Disabled Parking is through Gate 4 off the Scalford Road.  There are disabled toilets on site.  Wheelchairs can access all areas.

Admission is free for the registered carer of a disabled person

Dogs

Sorry it’s a food event so dogs aren’t allowed (except working/guide dogs)

Trains

There is a train station in Melton Mowbray literally five minutes’ walk from the town centre the ticket office is sometimes unmanned but there is an outside ticket machine.

The service Birmingham to Stansted Airport is operated on an hourly basis with connections to London either by Leicester or by Peterborough

Birmingham – Leicester – Melton Mowbray – Peterborough – Stansted Airport

Taxis

Elaines Taxis                     01664    556565 

Manor Taxis                       01664    565533 

Deans Taxis                       01664    480900 

A2B                                     01664    560714

ABM                                    01664    569977

Handy Cars                        01664    563618

Mowbray Taxis                 01664    483101

Coaches & Groups

Coaches should enter the site via Gate 4 off the Scalford Road to the Coach Park and park at the far end.  This is the 4th Gate on the left travelling North along the Scalford Road, which in turn is off Norman Way.  Passengers enter the event by the path at the far end of the Coach Park furthest away from the road . Please let us know when you are coming and with how many. There are significant discounts for coaches and larger groups. Email admin@meltonfestivals.co.uk or phone 07894 229499

Travelling by Car

Car Parking

There is a large free car park to the North of the event and a smaller pay and display next to gate 4 (free on Sunday but pay for on Saturday).

From M1 South

Leave at junction at Junction 21A signposted A46 Newark.  Follow the A46 all the way to the main roundabout  (Hobby Horse Roundabout) with the A607 where you take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray.  After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607.  Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left.  Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road.  Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From M1 North

Leave at junction 24 Signposted Loughborough A6.  Follow A6 for two miles. After dual carriage way turn left onto A6006 sign posted Melton Mowbray. Continue for 15 miles until you reach the first main junction in Melton Mowbray. Go straight over direction A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From A1 North and from Grantham

Leave A1 at second exit for Grantham signposted A607 Melton Mowbray.  Follow A607 to Melton Mowbray.  At main junction turn right direction Nottingham A606.  At fourth set of traffic lights turn right onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From A1 South and from Oakham

Leave A1 at exit for A606 Stamford/Oakham . Turn left onto A606 direction Oakham.  Follow A606 using the Oakham Bypass all the way to Melton Mowbray. Follow one way system round Melton Mowbray direction A607 to Grantham.  After the church on left road bends left and comes to a T Junction.  Turn right here direction Grantham.  At next main junction turn right direction A607 to Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road.  Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From Leicester

Head for the A46 the Leicester Western Bypass.  At the roundabout with the A607 (Hobby Horse Roundabout) take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray.  After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607.  Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left.  Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road.  Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.

From Nottingham

Head for the A52 Clifton Boulevard, the Southern ring road around Nottingham.  Leave the A52 at the roundabout which exits onto the A606 for Melton Mowbray. Continue all the way into Melton Mowbray.  Continue after the Tesco Express/BP petrol station on the left until opposite Sainsbury’s and enter the Cattle Market via Gate 7 which is also marked for disabled parking. Continue into the upper car park.

From Loughborough

Take the A60 North out of Loughborough direction Nottingham and continue until the village of Cotes, turn right onto the B676. Follow the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray.  The road goes under the A46 and at next main (Shoby) Crossroads turn right onto the A6006 and follow the road into Melton Mowbray.  Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights.  Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7.  This is also labelled for Disabled Parking.  Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.

From A50/Kegworth

Take A6 direction Loughborough.  Before Hathern turn left onto the A6006 signposted Melton Mowbray.  Continue straight following the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray.  Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights.  Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7.  This is also labelled for Disabled Parking.  Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.

ACCOMMODATION

Nearest accommodation is the Premier Inn (see below)

For more information/booking and for accommodation further away see the Leicestershire Tourism Website www.goleicestershire.com/where-to-stay

Those hotels below with a * can be booked directly on this Tourism website

* Sysonby Knoll Hotel  – Especially Recommended  Three Stars ***

15/20 mins walk from town centre/cattle market

Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HP

01664 563563 www.sysonby.com 30 rooms – good restaurant

Bouverie Lodge – a working farm with Bison and Deer

10 -15 mins drive from Melton on the Nottingham Road

Nether Broughton, Melton Mowbray LE14 3ES

Phone: 01664 822114 www.bisons.org

Premier Inn – opposite the Livestock Market

3 minute walk

5 Norman Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JE

Phone: 0871 527 9584 www.premierinn.com

Harboro Hotel – Town Centre opposite historic church, St Mary’s

10 mins walk – has restaurant

Burton Street, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1AF

Phone: 01664 560121 www.theharborohotel.co.uk

Quorn Lodge Hotel

5 mins walk from Livestock Market

46 Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HR (located in the town)

01664 566660             www.quornlodge.co.uk

Hotel with 19 rooms £66-£99 prpnb – restaurant

Raffee Hotel

Southbound Carriageway A46 Nr Thrussington LE7 4TF

Travelodge style hotel rooms £35-£50 prpn

Phone: 01664 424525 www.RafeeHotel.co.uk

OTHER ACCOMMODATION (see key at end)

Dairy Farm

8 Burrough End, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EW

01664 562783

Farmhouse with 3 rooms £25-£30 pppnb

www.dairy-farm.co.uk

This working dairy and beef farm offers comfortable rooms and a friendly welcome. Dairy Farm is a three minute walk from a local pretty village , where good pub food can be found. There are lovely walks, bridle rides, fishing and hunting 

* Bryn Barn Bed & Breakfast

38 High Street, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4AH

01664 464783

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms £30-£35 pppnb

www.brynbarn.co.uk

Charming barn and stable conversion set in delightful cottage gardens and situated in a picturesque village of the Belvoir Vale. Short breaks: look for +£ to book extra days at reduced prices.

The Lodge

Melton Road, Scalford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB

01664 444205

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms £33 pppnb

http://thelodge.vpweb.co.uk

Former Gatehouse to Scalford Hall. Self contained bed and breakfast accommodation. 

Hall Farm

1 Main Street, Holwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SZ

01664 444275             .hallfarmholwell.co.uk

Farmhouse with 2 rooms £33-£38 pppnb

The cosy comfortable B&B is part of an attractive two hundred year old farmhouse boasting beautiful views of the lush Melton Mowbray countryside, perfect if you seek peace and quiet for relaxation. 

* Stonepits Farm Bed & Breakfast

Pickards Lane, Wycomb, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4QH

01664 444597

Farmhouse with 2 rooms £35 pppnb

We offer a warm welcome to Stonepits Farm, a smallholding set in the rolling Leicestershire Wolds, close to Melton Mowbray and the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. 

* Scalford Hall

Hotel with 88 rooms £49-£129 prpnb

Melton Road, Scalford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB

Tel 0845 400 1403      www.scalfordhall.co.uk

Scalford Hall is an 88 bedroom Edwardian Country House. Former home to Colonel Colman, the founder of Colman’s Mustard. Set amongst twelve acres of carefully landscaped gardens.

* Stapleford Park Country House Hotel

Stapleford, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF

01572 787000             www.staplefordpark.com

Country House Hotel with 71 rooms £140 prpn , £150-£350 prpnb

The highest standards of service are combined with the informal luxury and warm welcome traditionally associated with a country home, whilst the range and quality of facilities and activities is exceptional. 

Stoke Rochford

Stoke Rochford, Grantham NG33 5EJ

Just off A1, only 15 miles from Melton but it does take 30mins. 

Tel: 01476 530337  www.stokerochfordhall.co.uk

This has been recommended to us as it has spa facilities great for when you’ve finished the fair and want the Bank Holiday Monday just being pampered.

Key

prpnb – per room per night for bed & breakfast,  prpn – per room per night,  pppnb – per person per night for bed & breakfast for normal occupancy,  pupw – per unit per week for normal occupancy

SELF CATERING

Old Guadaloupe Cottage

Eye Kettleby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2TS

07989 960588

Self-catering with 1 unit £200 pupw   sleeps 2-4

www.oldguadaloupecottage.co.uk/

This cottage is lovely and spacious with original beams and has been finished to a high standard. 

Eye Kettleby Lakes

Eye Kettleby, Leicestershire, LE14 2TD

01664 565900

Self-catering with 10 units £207-£423 pupw   sleeps 2-6

www.eyekettlebylakes.com

These beautifully crafted log cabins have all your need for a relaxing break, they are situated around a private fishing lake with stunning views over the Leicestershire countryside. 

Owl Barn

Lower Leesthorpe Farm, Leesthorpe, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2XQ

01664 474246

Self-catering with 1 unit £275-£310 pupw   sleeps 2-4

http://owlbarnholiday.wordpress.com

Newly converted apartment in a traditional farm building offering privacy and peace in a rural area with beautiful views. Situated on a side road yet only seven minutes from Melton Mowbray and ten minutes from Oakham by car. Short breaks: show availability and prices for visits of less than a week.

Special offer from this property

Moscow Farm Cottage

Moscow Farm, Burrough Road, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EP

01664 454833

Self-catering with 1 unit £400-£495 pupw   sleeps 4

www.moscowfarmholidaycottage.co.uk

This is a semi-detached Victorian farm worker’s tied cottage for holiday let. It is in the middle of a working farm. The garden is open to the fields, farm buildings, lanes and footpaths. 

Well Cottage and The Old Lambing Shed

28 Melton Road, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4AJ

01664 464255

Self-catering with 2 units £400-£525 pupw   sleeps 4-6

Self-catered barn conversion situated within the popular village of Waltham on the Wolds, within the Vale of Belvoir. 

www.woldsfishingcottages.co.uk

CARAVANS & CAMPING

Eye Kettleby Lakes has modern facilities for caravans and camping. Note the site is an adult (18+) only site. It also has log cabins for hire. The site is roughly three miles South of Melton.  LE14 2TD Follow the tourism signs rather than SatNav www.eyekettle