Ashby de la Zouch was a short drive away. an attractive town with castle ruins. We visited Calke Abbey, The National Memorial Arboretum and the Space Centre near Leicester.
This is a beautiful, very rural, and pleasantly quiet place.
I was surprised by it being a bit further away from town than the map pin showed at the time of booking, but otherwise there were no surprises: Helena was very welcoming, and the accommodation was comfortable.