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Rutland

Situated in the heart of the rural east midlands, Rutland is England’s smallest county and a real hidden gem. It offers a peaceful cottage holiday set amongst beautiful countryside with plenty of activities, things to do and places to see.

One of Rutland’s most popular attractions is The Rutland Water Nature Reserve, with 1,000 acres of wildlife rich habitat. When you visit the reserve you can gain a unique appreciation of how important this nature reserve is with over 30 bird watching hides, nature trails and two visitor centres. Thanks to a varied programme of seasonal events, you’ll find plenty to enjoy all year round including its famous ospreys which visit in the spring.

Along with its varied wildlife and natural beauty, many choose to come here for its historic attractions. Oakham Castle is perhaps the greatest example of Rutland’s heritage. Built in the 12th Century, it offers a fantastic display of Norman architecture and the rather unique sight of hundreds of horseshoes that adorn the wall of the Great Hall!

Oakham itself is a pretty market town and previous winner of Britain in Bloom; it has a lovely market place and regular farmers markets, cafes, restaurants and good pubs.

If you want to go exploring whilst keeping the children entertained, try a trip to Rocks by Rail. Covering 19 acres of reclaimed quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail describes itself as a “journey back in time”. Enjoy nature trails, train rides, workshops, diggers and more at this great family-friendly attraction.

Rutland is perfect for those after a little peace and quiet from their holiday. Exploring the tranquil nature around Rutland Water is a fantastic way to pass the time. Similarly, Rutland’s open expanses and nature trails are perfect for those looking for a more active exploration of the region, where all the usual outdoor activities are on hand; the region is perfect for country walks and gentle cycle routes, watersports on one of Europe’s largest reservoirs; Rutland Water. There are enough family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained on their break. In short, a break in Rutland is well worth considering and has something for all the family.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Rutland today.
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  • Normanton Park Cottages - Copper Beech Cottage

    Oakham, Rutland

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 19603

    Converted from former stables, these holiday cottages are two of several situated within the walled garden, adjacent to Normanton Park Hotel, the setting is one of great beauty overlooking the water. Normanton Park is set on the south shore of Rutland Water and provides the ideal holiday base to visit all this attractive area has to offer. There are many activities such as fishing, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. Rutland Belle glides across the water daily. The ancient towns of Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham are all within a 5 mile radius. Shop 1/2 mile, pub in hotel next door.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. 2 steps down to dining room with beams/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Playstation 2. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Normanton Park Cottages - Mushroom Cottage

    Oakham, Rutland

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23202

    Converted from former stables, these holiday cottages are two of several situated within the walled garden, adjacent to Normanton Park Hotel, the setting is one of great beauty overlooking the water. Normanton Park is set on the south shore of Rutland Water and provides the ideal holiday base to visit all this attractive area has to offer. There are many activities such as fishing, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. Rutland Belle glides across the water daily. The ancient towns of Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham are all within a 5 mile radius. Shop 1/2 mile, pub in hotel next door.

    3 steps down to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/ kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Tom Cottage

    Wing, near Oakham

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: RHHP


    This delightful, Grade II listed, thatched stone cottage is tucked away on a quiet lane with a superb country pub just a short walk away. One of a pair, the accommodation is like a home from home, combining a contemporary home with traditional features, beamed ceilings and wood-burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace for those cosy nights in. A separate snug even allows you space to simply sit by yourself, relax and unwind with a good book. Rutland Water (with world class fly fishing), Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford (home of the International Burghley Horse Trials) are all a short drive, with great walks and cycle routes from the front door.

    A sheltered stone terraced area to the rear equipped with an Outback barbecue, offers a lovely spot for al fresco dining with a large lawn to one side with 6 seater rattan garden furniture and parasol. Tom Cottage even boasts a roll-top bath in the bedroom to have a relaxing soak in as well as an en-suite shower room. Two further bedrooms mean the property can be enjoyed by up to six guests and is ideal for those wanting to experience the country lifestyle in a traditional thatched cottage. Easily accessible just 15 minutes’ drive from the A1, yet tucked away in the countryside village of Wing (which boasts a highly recommended pub/restaurant) means it is a great cottage to just relax in or even use as a base to explore the area from. Wing Hall is a few minutes walk away, where there is a well stocked farm shop that sells local produce, as well as beer, wine and everything guests might need for a barbecue. There is also a café and bikes are available to hire. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, 50" Sky TV (family package), DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player with a selection of CDs, beams and wooden floor.
    Snug: With Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and beams.
    Kitchen/breakfast room: With electric Aga, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Freeview TV and wooden floor.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, 40" Freeview TV, roll-top bath and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor ground source central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Table tennis table. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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