Welcome to The Old Tractor Shed
We have put together this Welcome Pack (also available printed in the accommodation) to give you all the details you should need during your stay
What started life as a neglected home for Hall Farm’s tractors has been lovingly restored to create an oasis of luxury in the middle of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. We are keen travellers with high expectations and have created the kind of place we would love to visit.
We are so happy to have you stay with us at The Old Tractor Shed and are committed to ensuring you have a wonderful experience and return again and again. So, if there is anything you need, or something isn’t quite right, please just ask. We are committed to providing the asbolute best service that we possibly can.
The Old Tractor Shed
1 Main Street (entrance down Sutton Lane)
Telephone: Kate on 07791 597027, Mark on 07854 084364. In the absence of the owners, call Paul Harley on 07950 814414
Check In From 3pm unless otherwise arranged
Check Out By 10.30am – we would appreciate a prompt checkout, unless otherwise arranged, to allow us to start draining the hot tub and to carry out our extensive cleaning routine
How to find The Old Tractor Shed
Hall Farm has three entrance gates. If you turn off Main Street into Sutton Lane, you will pass our metal front gates, and then see our yard gates signed ‘Hall Farm’. These are not for vehicle access, so please continue past these down the lane to our driveway entrance which is signed to The Old Tractor Shed. Take the long driveway up past the orchard, turning right at the fishpond and into the gravelled courtyard. Four parking spaces for The Old Tractor Shed are signed on the right hand side of the courtyard against the fence facing the fields, so you can see our magical views immediately you arrive.
Arriving at the property
The private entrance gate to The Old Tractor Shed can be found in the top right hand corner of the courtyard. Just let yourself through the gate into your accommodation garden. The key to the property will be in the door ready for your arrival. If you wish, we can meet you on arrival to go through things such as the hot tub and stove or we can leave you to settle in and relax – just let us know.
For your convenience there is a doorbell at The Old Tractor Shed gate for guests who wish to order food deliveries.
We have four cameras installed on the property covering our entrances and parking areas. The cameras are mounted on our brick buildings and record 24/7 for security and safety.
You can log onto the wifi using the following details. By logging onto our WiFi you are accepting our usage terms – a full copy of these can be found on our website under our booking terms.
- Find – TP-Link_6C04
- Use Passcode – 77657077
Nearest Hospital with A&E
George Elliot Hospital, College Street,Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ
Main Switchboard 024 7635 1351 – A&E is Option 1
Nearest Doctors’ Surgeries
Pine Cose Surgery, 28 Pine Close, Stoke Golding, Nuneaton CV13 6EB (limited opening hours)
Carlton House Dental Practice, 56 Shilton Rd, Barwell, Leicester, LE9 8HA
For Emergencies Please Call: 01455 848 570
Local Taxi Companies
- JR Cars – John 07375 893890
- Gary’s Taxis, Hinckley 07721 373712
- A1 Taxis Hinckley – 01455 615161 (they have an app but it is not reliable)
- Bosworth Gold Cars – 01455 291999
- Burbage Airport Taxis – 07803 963194 (they don’t just do airport runs)
Local Pubs & Restaurants
Take a look at our Gastro Tour Page
Local Takeaways & Deliveries
Take a look at our Gastro Tour Page
We now have both Just Eat and Deliveroo in this rural area! For your convenience there is a doorbell at The Old Tractor Shed gate for guests who wish to order food deliveries. Please let your order taker know you are in ‘The Old Tractor Shed’ so the delivery driver can follow our road signs, otherwise they will try to deliver to our street gates and we may not be around to redirect them to you.
Closest Supermarket to The Old Tractor Shed
Morrisons is just up the road on the way into Hinckley. Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Sainsburys can also be found in Hinckley
Local Chemist to The Old Tractor Shed
Hollycroft Pharmacy, Hinckley
Nearest Bakery to The Old Tractor Shed
Getting to the Dog & Hedgehog Pub
If you leave The Old Tractor Shed courtyard carpark, head back down our driveway and turn right, then walk up the lane to the T junction, you can either head across the village green and right to the pub or you can turn right onto the road and walk round to find the pub on your left. We recommend walking across the green.
One of our planned projects is to create and fenced private pit top pathway from The Old Tractor Shed garden straight to the road opposite the Dog & Hedgehog. Watch this space!
Joining the Footpath & Towpath
You can either join our Public Footpath by using the stile on the roadside opposite the Dog & Hedgehog to enter the pit field and set off along the footpath, or you can walk to the bottom of our driveway and immediately turn left through the snicket in the hedge heading along the edge of the wheat field to pick up the footpath. Both these routes also lead to the Ashby canal towpath. When you reach the towpath, it’s left for Stoke Golding and right for Sutton Cheney.
Cycling & Bike Hire
Our five super duper Trek 6 Mountain bikes have arrived from the wonderful Ashley at Bikes & Sports in Hinckley. These have been a very long time coming and we are super excited to have them available for hire from June 2021.
Why not set off to enjoy the beautiful Leicestershire scenery on two wheels with the wind in your helmet, fully equipped with a hi viz vest and a lock for those riders needing a pub stop. Fully insured and ready to go!
BOOK HERE or give us a call with any questions on 07791 597027
Walks & Rambles
We are building a page of maps and info to help you find the local walks, footpaths and towpaths and of course the pubs!
Take a look HERE
The entrance gate and pathway are automatically lit from dusk til dawn.
The switch at the back of the hot tub pergola is for the festoon lights and the wall light beside the tub. There are also weatherproof electrical sockets to the left of the main shed doors.
Inside The Old Tractor Shed, beside the main doors, the two switches are for the two outside lights and the centre living room ceiling light.
Beside the bathroom door, the switches are for the bathroom ceiling lights & centre living room ceiling light.
Beside the bathroom door, the dimmers are for the counter pendant lights, the bathroom mirror lights, living room wall lights and the spotlights on the high beams.
In the bedroom, the dimmers are for the right hand bedside lamp, (both bedside lights can be controlled from the dimmers either side of the bed), the wall light & beam light, and the final one is the wardrobe and cupboard lighting (coming soon – currently on order).
Our HF monogrammed bathroom towels are provided for your stay. We also provide our dark grey monogrammed towels for use outside with the hot tub. Should you require more towels call 07791 597027.
Bath Robes & Slippers
Our HF monogrammed bathrobes and spa slippers are available in our add on packages. Should you wish to arrange hire of these for your stay or should you wish to take a robe home with you, just click HERE to purchase and we will arrange brand new robes to be delivered, or you can hire them online by clicking HERE
Hairdryer & Straighteners
These are provided for use during your stay at The Old Tractor Shed and can be found in the wardrobe drawers in the bedroom. We ask that you do not place the straighteners directly onto our surfaces or flooring, but please use the black fabric heat mat provided.
We have partnered with Rituals to provide complimentary toiletries for your stay at The Old Tractor Shed. Rituals Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Soap will be provided in the bathroom for your arrival.
A Sonos speaker is provided in the living room. We do ask please that you do not take this outside. You can download the Sonos S1 App, and log into the existing system using the log in details shown in the accommodation manual.
We have provided a Bluetooth speaker in the accommodation for your convenience. Please ensure this is not left outside or used outside in damp weather. We have placed a high shelf on the wall next to the hot tub to prevent this speaker and/or your phone getting damp. The charger for this speaker is in the bedside drawer in the bedroom.
iPhone and Micro USB chargers are both available in The Old Tractor Shed and can be found in the bedside drawer in the bedroom. Some of our sockets have USB ports. We ask that you make sure our chargers cables and plugs are replaced in the drawer on your departure.
Both living room and bedroom have a TV with remote control. The lounge TV is a Smart TV offering apps such as Netflix and Amazon.
There is also an HDMI cable in the bedside drawer in the bedroom.
Please refer to the instruction sheet in the back of the in-accommodation file.
Heating & Cooling
SEPT to MAY/JUNE- Underfloor Heating
The property has underfloor heating throughout. There is a digital thermostat mounted on the wall near the bathroom door. We have found that the best way to keep the property at a constant is to leave the mode on ‘Manual’ and to keep the temperature set at around 16 degrees. This may sound low, but we have found that once the floor has heated it keeps a temperature above that level. If you press the Up arrows to increase this it can eventually get quite hot meaning windows have to be opened. Please refer to the back of this folder for the full instruction sheet.
MAY/JUNE – SEPT – Air Conditioning
Above the bathroom doorway is a wall mounted LG air con unit. The remote for this can be found beside the kitchen sink/bathroom door. This unit both cools and heats. We have set the unit to Auto – please leave it set to Auto. You can adjust the temperature by pressing the up and down arrows. The temperature to which the machine is working is displayed on the air con unit. It will cool or heat accordingly.
We politely ask, that if the air con is cooling, you please keep WINDOWS & DOORS CLOSED
Heated Towel Rail
The heated towel rail is on the same system as the underfloor heating and will be heated from the same thermostat setting. To override the rail and turn it On when the underfloor is Off, the switch is in the top right kitchen cupboard.
We have provided a folding airer for drying clothes and coats which can be found in the bedroom wardrobe.
We have provided a steam iron and mini ironing board which can be found in the bedroom wardrobe. The ironing board can be used on the counter or table top. If for any reason you require a full size ironing board call 07791 597027.
Please refer to the back of the in-accommodation file for the instruction booklet.
This Bosch Combi oven and microwave is adequate for light cooking ie pizzas, heating, grilling, warming. It may not be ideal for creating a full Sunday roast. Please refer to the in-accommodation file for the instruction booklet.
Download the Manual HERE
The hob can be turned on by touching the Power button. To use each ring, just touch that ring on the front panel and then use the + and – buttons to increase or decrease the heat. The hob can be locked – if the key symbol shows, just press your finger on the Power button for about 5 seconds until it unlocks the controls.
Wood Burning Stove
You may find that the underfloor heating is enough for your comfort during your stay as the Old Tractor Shed is extremely well insulated, but should you wish to light the log burner, you will find kindling and logs in the basket beside. A gas stick lighter & matches can be found in one of the top kitchen cupboards. Firelighters are in the tin in the log store. There is also a set of utensils and a gauntlet for your safety. The wood burner can be controlled using the lever at the base which opens (right) and closes (left) the vent to control the flame. We will remove ash after your checkout. For guests staying for longer stays we can arrange to maintain the burner periodically during your stay. A metal ash bin is provided beside the log store outside should you wish to dispose of the ashes during your stay. Please do not put cigarette ends or anything except logs in the wood burner.
The kingsize bed in the bedroom has an ottoman storage base. Simply grab the two hand holes in the end of the bed base and lift the hyraulic action top to reveal extar bedding and pillows. The mattress has been very carefully chosen for your comfort and is a Millbrook British-made Zen Luxury 3000 Spring Pillowtop Mattress. We hope you have a wonderful night’s sleep!
If you are a party of 3+, you will find sofa bed double bedding ready made up for you in the ottoman bed in the main bedroom. For parties of 2 we will assume the sofabed is not required unless you let us know prior to arrival. If you would like the sofa bed to be made up ready for your arrival just let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange that. Should you require extra bedding at any time just call 07791 597027. The hand made sofa bed has a trampoline style base for your comfort, however we have also put on a memory foam mattress topper to give you a little more “Princess & the Pea”. To pull out the bed, remove the two leather base cushions and the black cover. Grab the bar at the FRONT of the base (marked 1) and pull firmly to pull the bed up and out, then unfold the bed (2 & 3) onto its legs. NB – the sofa bed does not fold up with duvet and pillows in place so please remove duvet and pillows before closing the sofa bed frame. Sofa bed bedding can be stored away in the main bedroom ottoman bed.
Pillows & Bedding
We understand that pillow preference is a very personal thing so you will find a selection of alternative pillows in the ottoman bed base in the main bedroom, including hollow fibre and a firm support memory foam choice.
Our standard duvets and cushions are duck down. If you require anti allergy hollow fibre bedding please let us know when booking and prior to your stay – 07791 597027
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit can be found in the bathroom drawer.
In the event of a fire, please evacuate the property immediately and convene at the fire safety point in the courtyard car park.
The property is fitted with smoke and heat detectors for your safety. A fire blanketand fire extinguisher can be found in the upper kitchen cupboard nearest the bathroom door and a second fire extinguisher can also be found next to the wood burning stove in the living room.
We are on hand to offer local knowledge on attractions, pubs, eateries and so much more. For guests wanting help with bookings, trips, tours and bike hire please just call us.
You can enjoy use of the Char-Broil Gas Infra-red BBQ Grill between April and September. Please use the designated barbecue utensils and clean the barbecue after use.
If you require a BBQ in colder months please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
We have a Weber Fire Pit. See Logs below.
Wellies & Boots
Wet and muddy boots can be stored in our custom built log & welly store outside the accommodation.
We have provided a supply of logs in the log store which should be adequate for warming your hut tub during your stay.
All of our wood has been chopped from trees felled on the farm. We please ask you to use wood responsibly and sparingly during your stay.
If you would like to use the indoor stove, fire pit and hot tub and you require more logs these are available at £10 per pack and can be brought to the accommodation by purchasing this product online – please text 07791 597027 to let us know you have bought them in case we miss the order email when we are busy on the farm.
You will find small bins both in the kitchen under sink cupboard and in the bathroom. Extra bin liners can be found in the kitchen under sink cupboard and the bathroom vanity drawer. Should you wish to empty these bins, you will find wheelie bins in the courtyard. Blue for recycling and black for general waste.
Hot Tub Management
The hot tub is fully drained, cleaned and sanitised between each guest stay. We will light the wood burner to get it warming nicely for your arrival. The perfect temperature for the water is 38-40 degrees when we let the fire die out. On arrival you should check the temperature and, if required, add more logs. You can bathe with the fire going to keep the tub warm whilst you are bathing with the lid off, but be aware of the warm water outlet in the tub. The tub should hold temperature with the cover replaced after use to keep it warm into the next day. The stove will need to be relit the following day to bring the water back up to temperature. We will empty the ashes after you checkout. For guests staying on longer stays we can arrange to clean the burner during your stay. The water is treated with a small amount of chlorine to keep it sparkly, but if you have any issues just let us know. A metal ash bin is provided next to the hot tub should you wish to dispose of the ashes during longer stays. Please do not put cigarette ends in the wood burner.
Please read our Full Hot Tub Instruction Guide
Hot Tub Safety
We want you to enjoy the hot tub, so we have put in place some rules as follows:
- Hot tub use is at guests’ discretion and liability.
- Minimum age for unsupervised use of the hot tub is 16 years
- The hot tub can be used between 7am and 10pm daily. Please adhere to these timings out of respect for our neighbours.
- Guests must shower before entering the water to rinse off creams and makeup. These can cause huge damage to the filter system and result in large service costs.
- Please don’t use glass drinking glasses in or near the hot tub. Plastic glasses are provided in the accommodation.
- No eating or smoking in the hot tub.
- The hot tub seats a maximum of 4 persons.
- Do not use the hot tub if pregnant or hypertensive (high blood pressure).
- Do not use hot tub if under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Please immediately notify us of any equipment failure or water problems.
- In the event of damage, guests will be held responsible, including damage to equipment, hot tub cover or hot tub surfaces.
- The Old Tractor Shed is part of Hall Farm, our home. We want our guests to enjoy the facilities but ask them to please treat the property with the same respect that they would their own home.
- The maximum number of people using the accommodation at any time must not exceed 4 persons and can only include those listed on the booking.
- Vaping or smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the property. Any damage or extra cleaning caused by smoking will be chargeable to guests.
- Barbecue – please use the designated barbecue utensils and clean the barbecue after use. A metal dustbin is provided should you wish to dispose of the ashes during your stay.
- Please do not move any furniture from one room to another.
- Please lock the doors and close the windows when you leave the property unoccupied.
- Please make sure you switch off lights and electrical appliances when you go out – we’re an eco-friendly holiday home.
- When vacating at the end of your stay, please ensure the accommodation is left tidy and all washing up is done and put away. Please return all cleaned kitchen items to the cupboards and remove and dispose of your food & drink items. We do not have a team of cleaners, it is just us so we would appreciate you leaving the property as you found it.
- The owner reserves the right to make a charge to cover additional cleaning costs if the client leaves the property in an unacceptable condition.
- Please be sure to return your keys by leaving them in the door at the end of your stay, replacement keys will be chargeable.
- The owners are not responsible for the loss of any personal belongings or valuables of the guest, including cars and their contents.
- Please respect our lovely local community and keep noise levels to a minimum, especially between 11pm and 8am. Please be aware of sound travelling from speakers and hot tub chats as we live in a quiet rural village.
- Damages and breakages – please treat the accommodation and its facilities with care, so that other guests may continue to enjoy them. Please report any problems, damages and breakages or if anything is not working or missing as soon as possible so that we have the opportunity to rectify any issues.
In a bid to improve our service, these in-accommodation details are constantly being updated and are subject to change. Please check for changes, For our full terms – see our online page
Most importantly, we really hope you enjoy your stay!