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Tom Cottage

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Wing, near Oakham, Rutland
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

Relax and unwind at this lovely holiday property by the wood-burning stove, or venture further afield and enjoy the Rutland countryside.


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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    05/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2018
    The cottage was gorgeous. It was full of character, with its golden stone and thatched roof. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Rob, the owner, met us when we arrived and showed us round, and was incredibly helpful. The garden was relaxing too. We’d definitely go back.


  • 7

    07/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Lovely rural location and extremely quiet relaxing village. As this is down as a 5 star cottage a few areas of the cottage need to be refreshed but I’m sure the owner will action these. Lovely local pub but be aware this is a rural village so no local shop.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review. I feel it is important to clarify the comments that you made to me separately as your comment in this review that a few areas of the cottage need refreshing is a little misleading. The main points you made were as follows: There were no champagne flutes - This is correct but there are 30 glasses of various other types. I have however now added 6 champagne flutes. There were no egg cups - There are in fact 2 egg cups, I have now added another 4. There were not enough baking trays - I have now provided 2 extra, making a total of 4. The mattress in bedroom 2 was noisy - I have replaced this. I hope this will clarify to any future guests who read your review that these are really fairly minor issues, and have all been dealt with.

  • 10

    24/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    This is a very comfortable, attractive and well cared for cottage. Near a couple of pubs, the Horse and Jockey preferred as more family friendly and relaxed. Rutland Water is only a few miles away and provides a good cycling track for all abilities and scenic walks.


  • 7

    04/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    The pictures that advertise the cottage are not how the cottage is now. These photos relate to when the property was sold and can be found on righymove history. The property could do with more bowls and the freezer makes an horrendous noise. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, but, as it was graded 5* would have expected a few tea towels etc. Underneath of sofas had rubbish and a previous tenants head scarf. Beautiful local walks.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review. I was very surprised by the comment about the photo as the cottage is exactly the same, the only difference is that some of the furniture has been upgraded. My guests usually comment that the cottage looks even better when they see it than it does in the photographs. The noise from the freezer was not reported to me, otherwise it would have been dealt with immediately. It was a simple issue with the ice maker that had become blocked, it was fixed in a few minutes. The kitchen is very well equipped and clean tea towels and spares are always left for guests, along with all other cleaning products that may be required. The majority of my guests enjoy their stay, as can be evidenced by my many previous reviews of 9s and 10s.

  • 10

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Fantastic place. We loved it there.


  • 10

    01/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2017
    A lovely cottage really enjoyed my stay.


  • 9

    16/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017
    Fab weekend- we loved setting out for a walk straight from the cottage. Beautiful cottage. We'd love to stay there again.


  • 10

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2017
    Excellent value for money The aga was a bit of a pain for Yorkshire puddings but it was lovely. Great local pub to


  • 10

    06/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    Lovely cottage... could not fault it at all


  • 9

    11/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Most enjoyable stay, look forward to returning sometime. Many thanks. Linda.


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