- Oakham, England
A fabulously dog-friendly, recently refurbished hunting lodge transformed into a boutique hotel in the heart of Rutland’s undiscovered rural landscape with wonderful walking trails around Rutland water.£145Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Middle St, EnglandThis 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 and beamed ceilings. A separate snug 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 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.£124From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandSet in the beautiful county of Rutland, between the market towns of Oakham and Melton Mowbray, is this fabulous rural holiday home with enviable views of fields and rolling countryside. From every window you’ll be spoilt by the undisturbed views that you can admire for hours on end. The patio enclosed garden gives you nearly 360-degree admiration of the stunning county of Rutland. Inside, the open plan kitchen, living and dining room provides spacious living for a couple with the bedroom on the first floor taking the whole footprint of the property with a convenient en-suite shower room attached.
Walks and cycling paths are in abundance in this area with the convenience of two lovely market towns for all your local amenities just a few miles away. This is certainly an escape to the country destination! Oakham, 4 miles, is packed full of heritage and enjoys an array of local facilities including high street and independent shops, cafés, tearoom and restaurants. The local train station is just over 3½ mile and links to Birmingham New Street via Melton Mowbray and Leicester and Stansted Airport or Cambridge via Peterborough. There are also trains to London St Pancras from Oakham. Oakham also boasts a small castle and museum along with markets. Melton Mowbray (also around 4 miles) is famous for the home of the pork pie is also full of shops, pubs and restaurants. Also with easy driving distance are more local market towns including Uppingham and Stamford with more independent shops and eateries.
Rutland Water with its 4200 acres of open countryside and nature reserves where you can enjoy stunning walks, bird watching at the local nature reserve, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes, golf, crazy golf, boat trips, water sports including windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, Aqua Park, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding during the summer is approximately 8 miles away. There are plenty of places to visit including Burghley House, with its annual horse trials, 18 miles, Boughton House, Barnsdale Gardens, Sacrewell Farm and Rockingham Castle all within easy reach.£57From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandFairchilds Holiday Lets consists of Fairchild’s Barn and Big Drift Barn, two stunning semi-detached barns conversions situated on the edge of the beautiful county of Rutland, England’s smallest county. Set over two floors, each house enjoys views over the pretty countryside, with bi-fold doors opening onto the properties’ own private gardens with seating to enjoy al fresco dining during the warmer months or a couple of drinks after a day out and about, and a private hot tub. The open plan living space makes these properties perfect for social gatherings and celebrations with friends and family, and both houses feature a focal wood burner making the rooms warm and cosy. Having bedrooms with bathroom facilities on the ground floor, these properties cater for less mobile guests. You can enjoy the private hot tub with stunning views of the rolling hills of Rutland. The houses are situated on the owners’ crop farm. The grounds back onto the owners’ woodland where you can enjoy a campfire, or even camp overnight, if you want a different experience during your stay (on request with the owners).
The village of Caldecott is approximately ¼ mile away and borders Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the Eyebrook Reservoir, where you can enjoy fishing (rod licence required). There is an abundance of pretty villages close by, many of them with local pubs serving great food. Rockingham village is 1½ miles away, where you can visit Rockingham Castle which has over 800 years of history. The castle holds many events throughout the year including Christmas fairs and an open air cinema. Kirby Hall is also close by which is a National Trust site and is an Elizabethan mansion with peacocks in the extensive gardens. Two miles away is the village of Lyddington which has an ancient Bede House, one of the former palaces of the Bishop of Lincoln. Rutland is perfect for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits due to the many footpaths, bridle ways and beautiful countryside. Rutland Water, 8 miles away, offers many different water sport activities, as well as horse riding, golf, nature reserves and footpaths. There are other local historic homes worth visiting during your stay including Lyveden, Kirby House, Coton Manor Garden and Burghley House, where the annual horse trials are held in September. The market towns of Uppingham, 4 miles, and Oakham, 10 miles, offer high streets brimmed with popular and independent shops, a choice of cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs and galleries. Other local towns worth a visit are Stamford, 14 miles, regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England, and Market Harborough, 12 miles. Also close by is Leicester Cathedral with the tomb of Richard III of England, as well as the National Space Centre. Althorp Estate, the Spencer family estate with Princess Diana’s island grave and museum, is also within range, as is Geoff Hamilton’s Barnsdale Gardens. The towns of Corby and Kettering in Northamptonshire are close by, as is the city of Leicester. Shops 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
Fairchild’s Barn and Big Drift Barn can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£511From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandA perfect location in the centre of the quaint market town of Uppingham with eateries and bars on the doorstep. This beautiful Georgian cottage is full of character and stunning features and provides comfortable self-catering accommodation in the lovely small county of Rutland.
As the name suggests, wisteria decorates the front of this elegant Georgian property which accommodates up to six guests over four floors. The well-supplied kitchen provides all the equipment you need to rustle up a hearty breakfast or evening supper should you not want to enjoy the many pubs and restaurants located a stone’s throw away. Enjoy your meal in the dining room or retire to the open fire in the living room on the lower ground floor where you can snuggle up in front of the TV. The first floor provides a double bedroom and dressing room, complete with baby changing facilities, leading into the bathroom. The second floor boasts two more double bedrooms each with its own character.
Uppingham is the smaller of the two main towns of Rutland and is welcoming, charming and full of history. Take the heritage trail around the town or just enjoy the honey-coloured buildings that line the streets. The town is well known for its art and antiques with many galleries and dealers around every corner including other speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of whom are still family owned and run. You’ll always find somewhere to enjoy a meal or light snack with a range of traditional country inns, stylish restaurants and cosy English tea rooms within easy walking distance.
Don’t forget to visit the market just around the corner which takes place every Friday. The larger town of Oakham and equally as enchanting is just over 6 miles away where you can discover a larger range of local amenities including high street and independent shops, cafés, tearooms, restaurants and a train station. The town also boasts a small castle and museum and is packed full of heritage. No visit to Rutland is complete with time spent at the stunning Rutland Water some parts of which can be reached in just over 4 or 5 miles. It boasts 4200 acres of open countryside and nature reserves where you can enjoy stunning walks, bird watching at the local nature reserve, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes, golf, crazy golf, boat trips, and water sports.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandAn absolute beauty of a property located close to the centre of the historic market town of Oakham on a quiet residential street. The owners have really shown style and personality in this property with fantastic decorative features showcasing the mix of wood and exposed brickwork. The well-equipped kitchen provides everything you need to rustle up a lovely meal, and with the open-plan living space, everyone can enjoy time together. The living room area also can be used as extra sleeping space with a comfy sofa bed which can be converted into a double. Upstairs you have two bedrooms and a shower room. Outside you and your four-legged friends can enjoy access to an enclosed garden and inside, see if you can find the secret doggy door!
A short walk will take you into the traditional market town of Oakham, packed full of heritage, and enjoy an array of local facilities including high street and independent shops, cafés, tearooms, and restaurants. The town also boasts a small castle and museum. The local train station is only a quick 3-minute walk with links to Birmingham New Street via Melton Mowbray and Leicester and Stansted Airport or Cambridge via Peterborough. There are also trains to London St Pancras.
No visit to Rutland is complete with time spent at the stunning ’Rutland Water’ which is just 4 miles away and can be reached by hiring bikes directly with the owner (payable locally). It boasts 4200 acres of open countryside and nature reserves where you can enjoy stunning walks, bird watching at the local nature reserve, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes, golf, crazy golf, boat trips, and water sports including windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, Aqua Park, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding during the summer. Also within easy driving distance are more local market towns including Uppingham and Stamford with more independent shops and eateries. There are plenty of places to visit including Burghley House, with its annual horse trials, 14 miles, Boughton House, Barnsdale Gardens, Sacrewell Farm, and Rockingham Castle. Other market towns slightly further afield include Oundle, Market Harborough, and Melton Mowbray.£67From price per night based on 7 night stay