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Drop in to Stoke Rochford Hall!

Conference and meetings delegates, brides and grooms and holidaymakers wanting to make a grand entrance at one of the most historic properties in Lincolnshire now have an alternative way of quite literally dropping into Stoke Rochford Hall.
Click onto the ìHow to find usî section of their website these days, and you'll be given clear directions on how to reach the Hall by road, rail and air. But the latest, and most striking, addition to these instructions comes with the words: If you are travelling by helicopter you are able to land within the grounds of the Hall. It all came about as a result of a visit by Robin Sutherland, which made the pages of the latest issue of Rotor Torque magazine.

No stranger to aviation history itself, Stoke Rochford Hall was famously the base for the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment who planned their ill-fated drop into Arnhem from this stately Mansion in 1944.

Today, Stoke Rochford Hall's Compliance Manager is David Frampton, who is fully conversant with all helicopter requirements, including marshalling signals.

The Helipad is located next to one of the Hall's most famous landmarks ñ the obelisk which stands as a memorial to Sir Isaac Newton, who was born nearby. Approached via a large field about 250m west of the Hall, it is bounded on three sides by large trees, which provide protection from the wind on landing.

It is easily accessible via helicopter, and has the added advantage that anyone arriving this way can also keep an eye on their aircraft, as it's visible from the front of the Hall. Stretching back to Roman times, Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, is now recognised as one of the East Midlands' premier conference and meetings venues.

Offering country house hotel comfort and country grandeur, Stoke Rochford Hall boasts 26 flexible meeting areas plus a dedicated IT suite, spectacular breakout areas on the outside terraces and a neighbouring 18-hole golf course.

Capable of catering for groups of any size - from 2 to 300 - and able to hold up to 400 guests at any one time, Stoke Rochford features oak panelled rooms with ornate ceilings, including the Grand Hall with its fine grey stone, carved chimney piece.

But its most remarked-upon feature is it's incredible 'wow' factor, as visitors catch a glimpse of the Hall from the winding, sweeping approach road through the grounds ñ or even better still from the air!

Anyone who now wants to arrive at Stoke Rochford Hall is advised to contact David Frampton for further details. There is no charge for landing, or parking.

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