Out & About

At The Arc Cabin


Playing cards, backgammon, scrabble and other old games; jigsaws, art equipment, knitting and crochet stuff…plenty to keep you busy! There is a big library of fiction as well as art, cookery and holistic books to immerse yourself in.

Eating & Drinking


At The Arc

There are farm shops, markets and producers aplenty in the local area to stock the fridge and shelves with goodness

Shops & markets

Elton Village Shop

Oundle Market- Thursday Mornings

Stamford Market – All day Friday on Broad Street

Chutney Shop in Bulwick

New Lodge Farm Shop – Between Bulwick and Laxton

Chesterton Pick Your Own summer berries in season, and pumpkins in Sept/Oct! Their Farm Shop is open year round with local honey, beef and lamb, fresh herbs – and tea and cake

Local pubs & restaurants

The Crown Inn at Elton – your local Sawday’s pub, this beautiful thatched building is a gentle ten-minute walk from The Arc and serves local real ales

Loch Fyne Seafood Restaurant – serving all kinds of specialities from the sea

The Black Horse, Elton


Highly recommended places to eat and drink a little further afield

The Falcon, Fotheringhay – three miles away, walkable from The Arc Cabin

Black Horse, Nassington

The White Swan, Woodnewton

The George of Stamford- Stamford

The Kings Arms – Polebrook. Locally brewed beer and excellent food


Places even further afield that are worth the trip

The Olive Branch – Clipsham

Snooty Fox – Lowick

Outdoors & Active


Elton-Nassington-Fotheringhay loop – Step out from The Arc on a circular walk that leads across the river and through fields. A beautiful walk taking in four local pubs and some history on the way

Ferry Meadows – For long walks with beautiful sunsets

Places to visit


Elton Hall – a baronial hall in Elton Stamford

Stamford is a historical market town and has been voted the best place in England to live by The Guardian and Telegraph. See Visit Stamford. In Stamford, you will find many lovely gift shops and many local pubs and eateries – see ‘Eating & Drinking’ for recommendations

Burghley House – Just outside of Stamford, within a deer park, you will find the Elizabethan manor Burghley House, home of the Cecil family for over 400 years. It is also home to the world-famous Burghley Horse Trials in September, only 6 miles away

Oundle is a beautiful market town only 6 miles away

Sacrewell Farm and Riverford Organics – A fabulous day out, especially good for young families

Flag Fen Bronze Age site – An archaeological dig with a well-organised visitor centre. Museum and exhibitions

Nene Valley Railway Museum

Fotheringhay – visit the castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded