History of Scalford Country House Hotel

Scalford Country House was built in 1908 by Major William Dixon Mann-Thomson, who served with the Royal Horse Guards from 1891 to 1918.

Scalford Hall was built in 1908 by Major William Dixon Mann-Thompson, who served with the Royal Horse Guards from 1891 to 1918.  Built as a weekend hunting and fishing lodge it was perfectly positioned to take advantage of the famous Leicestershire hunts – the Belvoir, Quorn and Cottesmore.  The original stables and kennels for the horses and hounds were situated where the Care Home is now, on your right as you come in.

In the 1930’s the house was purchased by Colonel Colman, of the Colmans’ mustard family. His photograph can be found in the Drawing Room or “Colman Room”.  The Colonel and his wife were friends of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and throughout their much publicised courtship, Edward and Wallis Simpson regularly stayed at Scalford Hall. The large carved stone fireplace by the grand staircase was a gift from the Prince to Colonel Colman.

Anyone who has played a game of Cluedo will know of Colonel Mustard. Rumour has it that the game took its inspiration from the Halls’ rooms and the guests who stayed here.

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town built on a strong tradition of farming and fox hunting.

Twinlakes Park
Twinlakes Park
There’s more to Melton Mowbray than food. Twinlakes Park offers a great day out for the family with water rides, animals and picnic areas to enjoy.
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Explore Melton Mowbray
Explore Melton Mowbray
Renowned for its fine food and drink offer, the Borough has become the centre of excellence for local food producers. Famous for its pork pies and Stilton© Cheese, the town of Melton Mowbray is home to a fantastic number of food and drink festivals that take place through the year. These include the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, the Great British Pie Awards, the UK’s PieFest and the largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country. It is no wonder that Melton Mowbray is known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’.
Carnegie Museum
Carnegie Museum
The local Carnegie Museum is an interactive centre where children can enjoy learning about the local area and see exhibits such as the two-headed calf!
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