Cottages in Rutland

Rutland is England's smallest county, and it certainly lives up to its motto of 'Much in Little'! This is the perfect place for a rural escape, to sample the many leisure pursuits on offer, and tour the picturesque towns and villages set in wonderful countryside. Rutland Water is the ideal place to try your hand at watersports, cycling, fishing or even bird watching. Whereas the towns of Oakland and Uppingham offer a range of boutiques known for their antiques and galleries. For all foodies, Rutland is known as the County of Good Taste and has a wide and varied selection of local providers where you can sample their produce at one of the farmer's markets, or local pubs. There is even a food and drink cycling route! This small county has so much to offer for a staycation so search our cottages in Rutland to find the perfect fit for you and your family.

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As England's smallest county, it may be compact, but it's certainly packed with charm and attractions. Here are the top five things to see and do in Rutland:

  1. Rutland Water: This large reservoir is the centrepiece of Rutland and offers a wealth of activities. Explore the scenic shores by foot or bike on the Rutland Water Park Trail, or take to the water for sailing, kayaking, or paddleboarding. Birdwatchers will delight in the abundance of wildlife and the Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

  2. Oakham Castle: Visit the historic Oakham Castle, known for its unique collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the ceiling. Each horseshoe was donated by visiting royalty and nobility as a tradition dating back centuries.

  3. Normanton Church Museum: Marvel at the picturesque Normanton Church, standing right on the edge of Rutland Water. The church has been converted into a museum, showcasing the history of the reservoir and its construction.

  4. Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre: Get up close and personal with magnificent birds of prey at the Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre. Enjoy flying displays and the opportunity to handle these majestic creatures.

  5. Uppingham: Explore the charming market town of Uppingham, known for its historic buildings, quaint streets, and independent shops. Don't miss Uppingham School, an esteemed institution with a rich heritage.

Bonus: Rutland County Museum: Delve into the local history and culture of Rutland at the Rutland County Museum. The museum houses a variety of artefacts, documents, and exhibits that provide insights into the county's past.