Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Paddock Cottage is a pretty, well appointed property set in the conservation village of Barrowden. It sleeps up to 4, in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. The open plan sitting and dining area is bright and airy providing seating for 4, with french doors opening onto a small secluded garden. The property is well equipped with all mod cons and stylishly furnished giving it a comfortable, fresh and bright atmosphere.

The village of Barrowden has a vibrant village pub serving their home brewed beer and hearty meals. It is situated on the picturesque village green with duck pond and splendid views across rolling countryside beyond, just waiting to be explored. There is also a community village shop offering locally sourced produce less than 200m from the cottage. The ancient Wakerley Woods (part of Rockingham Forest) with tracks and bridleways are just over a mile away.

Rutland offers a vast number of attractions and activities to experience such as sailing, fishing, cycling, golfing, bird watching and rambling - all set with the stunning backdrop of Rutland Water. Numerous stately homes, including Rockingham Castle, Burghley House, Belvoir Castle and the late Geoff Hamilton's famous Barnsdale Gardens are all within striking distance. The historic market towns of Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham offer atmospheric shopping, museums and theatre to enjoy.

There is a huge choice of traditional country pubs and restaurants as well as the more upmarket Hambleton Hall and Michelin star Olive Branch pub, offering a wide variety of affordable dining. Whether you are visiting in the summer months or in the heart of winter, Rutland is a county where you can enjoy the most beautiful countryside walks. We can recommend lots of routes for the really fit or for those just looking for a short stroll in stunning surroundings with views difficult to beat.

Paddock Cottage welcomed its first guests in October 2011 and has received positive feedback from all visitors.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rutland Water 6 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 55 km, Nearest railway: Stamford and Oakham 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is furnished simply yet stylishly offering comfort and seclusion. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard with oak flooring throughout. All furnishings are of a high standard. Bedrooms are supplied with egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy bath sheets to make your stay more of a treat. The kitchen is well fitted with all mod cons and built in appliances. The stylish bathroom provides a large bath and power shower, all with fine fittings. Information on the many local attractions and activities are provided. Games, magazines and books are also available.

Further details outdoors

Located overlooking a small village green and neighbouring paddock the views from the dining area, kitchen and main bedroom are peaceful and inviting. The sitting area looks onto the enclosed private garden.

There is small secluded garden with outdoor shed to house bikes, walking boots and wellies.

Garden furniture and BBQ are provided in the summer months.

Secure parking for boat trailers is available by arrangement.

Further details

Well behaved and clean dogs are welcome on request and an extra charge of £10 (per dog) would be applied

No smoking

Suitable for children

Suitable for people with restricted mobility

If you would like us to pre-book pubs or restaurants ahead, please enquire on booking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Well-renowned as the smallest county in England, Rutland is your quintessentially English county, steeped in history with stunning rural surroundings and offering many attractions and activities throughout the year. Located between the cities of Peterborough and Leicester, it is accessible by train to London only 1 hr away. Rutland is a well-kept secret and consequently still a peaceful unspoilt part of rural England. Those who visit Rutland are looking to enjoy beautiful countryside, with scenic villages and market towns to explore, with the added attraction of the famous Rutland Water and all it offers right on your doorstep. This is the perfect location to escape to, surrounded by peace and tranquility but also with plenty on offer to do and see when desired.

Oakham

The picturesque village of Barrowden is situated in the heart of Rutland within 20 minutes from the 3 historic market towns of Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford. Famous for their well-known public schools, these towns offer stunning architecture and churches, as well as wonderful boutique shops, restaurants, pubs and theatres, plus the weekly outdoor markets offering the chance to sample and local produce.

Throughout the year there are numerous events to attend around the county from open-air Shakespeare at Tolethorpe Hall, Burghley Horse Trials and many sporting events held at Rutland Water, to Christmas fairs and food festivals, and magnificent stately homes such as Burghley House, Rockingham and Belvoir Castles to name but a few.

Rutland Water offers many attractions and activities for those who want a sporting challenge and for those who wish to enjoy a leisurely walk on the shores of the water. There is a sailing club at Edith Weston where you can hire boats and wind surfers, a Watersports centre at Whitwell for a variety of activities for adults and children. There is a climbing wall and high wire activity centre open all year round. There are several cycle centres situated around the Water where you can hire bikes and trailers to enjoy the 25 mile cycle route with cafes, pubs and restaurants en route. There is a fishing lodge and bird watching centre where people come from far and wide to enjoy the nature reserve of Rutland Water and all the wildlife it attracts. There is the internationally renowned Birdfair which takes place every Summer. There is something here in Rutland to please everyone!