Sport and Recreation
Northamptonshire Cricket Club is located in Northampton town. The season starts in mid-April and continues until the third week of September.
The hotel is surrounded by three lakes, which are run by a private syndicate. Coarse fishing is possible every month except February for a small charge, and a gillie can be arranged with sufficient notice. The lakes are stocked with pike, carp, tench and roach.
Heyford Fishery was Britain's first purpose-built match fishery and is well stocked with carp, roach, bream, tench, chub and golden orb. Three waters including a small lake for juniors (under 16). Coaching sessions are available.
Heyford Fishery, Weedon Road, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire NN7 3LG
Telephone: +44 1327 340002
The area is steeped in the history of motor racing.
• Silverstone Race Circuit: Needs no introduction as the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix. It is only 25 minutes away.
• Silverstone Drive: Based at Silverstone Race Circuit. Here you can be taught to race single seaters, rally cars, Lotus's, Caterhams, Porsches and indoor go-karting.
• Rockingham Speedway: A newer track offering Daytona-style racing (banked circuit). It is located near Corby, about 40 minutes away.
• Whilton Mill: Also offers a National Karting Circuit but on an outdoor track. Whilton also does quad bikes, hovercrafts, clay pigeon shooting, team-building events and archery and is about 20 minutes away.
• Manor Farm: Quad bikes and clay pigeon shooting close to Adstone off the A5 near Towcester. About 25 minutes by car.
There is a good selection of golf courses within a 30 minute radius of Fawsley Hall.
- Collingtree Park - 18 holes, 72 par, 6,277 yards.
On the outskirts of Northampton, this well-known championship golf course held the British Masters two years in a row. Fairly flat course. Players are required to have their handicap card with them.
Windingbrook Lane, Northampton NN4 OXN
Telephone: +44 1604 700000,
- Farthingstone - 18 holes, 70 par, 6,299.
The course sits between two woods in a small valley deep in the Northamptonshire countryside.
Farthingstone, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8HA
Telephone: +441327 361533.
- Hellidon Lakes - 27 holes, 71 par, 5,609 yards
Pretty location on an escarpment overlooking the Warwickshire countryside. The main course sits in a natural amphitheatre and runs down the hill on the first nine.
Hellidon, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 6LN
- Staverton Park - 18 holes, 71 par, 6,195 yards.
PGA championship course, American style greens and bunkers, undulating parkland, 28 years old.
Staverton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6JT.
Telephone: +441327 705506.
Royal Leamington Spa Polo Club - The season runs from May to September and there are matches with teams competing from all over the world every Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm. Costs around £10 per car.
Dallas Burston Polo Ground, Stoneythorpe Estate, Southam, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV47 2DL
Telephone: +441327 812409.
Brampton Stables - Brampton Stables has been established for 20 years. It trains up to BHSI level and offers hacking and private tuition. The stables include an indoor school, cross country course and floodlit arena. It is situated 30 minutes from the hotel
Derick and Jenny Ward, Church Brampton, Northamptonshire NN6 8BH
Telephone: +441327 842051.
Rugby School - The birthplace of Rugby Football. The town is 25 minutes away and the museum tells the story of rugby.
Open Monday - Saturday 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
Guided tours of the school depart at 2.30pm from the museum. Check before visit.
10 Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3AW.
Telephone: +441788 556109.
'The Saints' play in the Aviva Premiership and are consistently one of the top English clubs, with many international players in the team.
Sturtridge Pavilion, Franklin's Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5BG
Telephone: +441604 751543.
15 minutes from the hotel in pretty Warwickshire countryside. Clay, individual and group shooting lessons. The owner, Nick Hollick, represented England and Great Britain.
The Grange, Priors Marston, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 7SG
01327 262922 or 07973 839844
Manor Farm near Towcester
Clay pigeon shooting and quad bikes. About 25 minutes away and close to Adstone on the A5 on the way to Towcester.
Offers clay pigeon, rifle, pistol and laser clay pigeon shooting.
Milton Keynes Xscape
Skiing all year round at Xscape. Lessons cost £25 an hour. A good place to prepare for the next season. Combine it with a specialised fitness coaching from our in-house personal trainer.
Typical journey time by car is 35 minutes.
The hotel has an all weather surface tennis court, which residents can use gratis. It is advisable to book with reception ahead of time. We have spare racquets and balls, but players must wear appropriate footwear.
Sailing, Windsurfing and Waterskiing
There are a number of options whether you want lessons as a beginner or whether you are an experienced sailor. All are bookable via hotel receptions.
Willen Lake: Near Milton Keynes and offers sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power boating and canoeing.
Willen Lake, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS
Telephone: +441908 691620.
Northampton Watersports Centre: 25 minutes from the hotel at Pitsford Reservoir. Sailing and windsurfing.
Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, Northamptonshire NN6 9DG
Telephone: +441327 880248.