Rutland is England’s smallest and perhaps prettiest county. There are just two towns in Rutland: Oakham and Uppingham. Travellers visiting from abroad will find that the landlocked county of Rutland offers a tranquil escape from the harried lifestyle of a major city. Luxury cottage rentals provide the comforts and convenience of home. Hire a self-catering luxury cottage in Rutland on your next trip to England, and enjoy a relaxing stay in a home away from home.
Situated amongst the beautiful verdant countryside of the rural East Midlands, Rutland offers visitors a range of activities, as well as historical sites and wildlife. Oakham Castle, built in the late 12th century, displays a unique wall exhibit of horseshoes in its Great Hall – traditionally, members of royalty visiting or passing through the town had to pay a forfeit of a horseshoe. After visiting the farmers’ market at Oakham, the county town of Rutland, relax at one of the many cafés, restaurants and pubs. The Gates Garden Centre in Oakham is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Rocks by Rail is a family-friendly attraction that brings to life the region’s ironstone quarry heritage – there are 19 acres of reclaimed quarry and a train ride.
Rutland is a great choice of destination for holidaymakers seeking a peaceful getaway from the city. Rutland Water Nature Reserve is a 1,000-acre wildlife habitat, with over 30 birdwatching stations, as well as nature trails and two visitor centres. Its public nature trails are open for hiking and cycling. Visitors can also participate in water sports on the reserve’s reservoirs. After a day of sightseeing and outdoor recreation in Rutland, you can retire to a self-catering luxury cottage. Avoid the hassle of returning to a hotel room after a day of sport. Indulge in the comfort and quiet privacy of a luxury cottage.
Luxury cottages in the UK offer visitors to England an exceptional holiday stay. Reserve a short-term holiday residence in Rutland on your next trip to Great Britain, and enjoy the experience of a true English countryside holiday. Our luxury cottages are conveniently located near to major airports and bus and train transportation hubs. Reserve 5-star luxury cottages, luxury cottages with hot tubs and luxury cottages by the sea. We have over 1,000 luxury cottages to choose from across the UK, as well as Ireland, France and Italy.
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