'Chocolate Box' Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden, 3 Bedrooms, Beautiful Local Walking & Cycling
*** New cottage open for bookings from Sat 22 November 2013 (NB: Additional interior photos pending) ***
* Sister property to Sticky End, Cottesmore, Rutland - Property No. 9749 *
Little Thatch is a charming cottage that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. The tranquil, traditional cottage garden has also been transformed with beautiful plants, lawn and a patio area.
Centrally heated throughout with an electric woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi. All utilities, luxury bed linen and towels plus welcome tray included in rental. Off road parking for 1 car plus ample free street parking. Sorry, strictly no pets and no smoking property. Childrens' play area just a 2 minute walk away.
Little Thatch is located in the quiet & peaceful conservation village of Seaton in England 's smallest county, Rutland. Located just a 2 minute walk from the village pub, the George & Dragon, and also opposite the beautiful All Hallows Church.
Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provides a beautiful back drop for sailing, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching, golf and walking.
Traditional country pubs offer excellent cuisine, stately homes such as Belvoir Castle, Rockigham Castle, magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials) and National Trust properties including Belton House are within a short drive. Shopping tends to be 'unique and antique' and a pleasurable world away from the shopping centre chains. Geoff Hamilton's legacy of his famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by.
Little Thatch, owing to its charming nature with low ceilings, tiny staircases and nooks & crannies, is perfect for hobbits! If you don't happen to be of similar stature to Bilbo Baggins then be prepared to 'duck or grouse'!
* See also Sticky End, our sister Grade II Listed thatched cottage, located in the vilage of Cottesmore, on the northern side of Rutland Water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 70 km, Nearest railway: Oakham 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Rutland Water, known as the 'Playground of the East Midlands', has something for everyone including the Rutalnd Belle pleasure cruise, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, a Rock Block with tree top high ropes, Cycling, an Interactive Visiors Centre, Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre at Eggleton, Lyndon Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre (with Rutland Osprey Centre), Fly Fishing (incl lessons), Walking, Golf, Mini- Golf, Childrens' Adventure Playgrounds plus ample Picnic opportunities.
Stamford is a beautiful historic town with marvellous shops and on its outskirts boasts the jewel of Burghley House home to the annual Burghley Horse Trials and a popular location for filming.
The two principal towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham, whilst there are many quintessentially English villages to be enjoyed.
The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (June- September) is held annually at Tolethorpe Hall where a picnic on the lawns, a stroll around the lawn, pond and flowerbeds and shrubberies all add to the magic of a visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre.
Rockingham Motor Speedway and Rockingham Castle lie just to the south of Rutland. The Stunning Belvoir Castle stands splendidly in the Vale of Belvoir just a short drive to the north.
There are several golf courses within a short drive of each cottage, including Luffenham Heath & Greetham Valley.
King Richard III: In the summer of 2012, archaeologists from the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society, unearthed the ruins of the lost medieval Grey Friars church and within the ruins, the grave of a battle-scarred warrior. Until Spring 2014, The Guildhall, in the shadow of Leicester Cathedral, hosts a major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains. From nearby Oakham, Little Thatch guests can catch a direct train into Leicester city centre, or indeed drive in approximately 40 minutes.
RUTLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS
Seaton is situated in the East Midlands county of Rutland, a small but beautiful and unsung area just waiting to be discovered. Nestling in Middle England, one hundred miles north of London, it is bounded on the west and north by
Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire.
The historic town of Stamford (Sunday Times 'Best Place to Live' 2013) is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire.
Little Thatch (& sister property Sticky End, in Cottesmore, to the north of Rutland Water) therefore makes a perfect base from which to explore the immediate area, as well as treasures such as Cambridge and Lincoln plus major cities such as Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough, all of which are within a 60 minute drive.
Rutland 's greatest length north to south is only 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles. It is the smallest (in terms of area) normal unitary authority in mainland England (only the City of London is smaller!).
At the centre of the county is a vast and picturesque reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve, serving as an over-wintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for Ospreys. Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe , covering some 1225 hectares (3100 acres). Completed in 1977, the reservoir is in the centre of Rutland and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling.
Oakham and Uppingham are charming market towns, famous for their public schools. Oakham hosts its own summer festival. Melton Mowbray including its renowned Pork Pie shop lies just to the north of the county.