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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Built in the 1850s out of local limestone with a typical Rutland Colleyweston slate roof, Postbox Cottage has an array of original features. The doorway to the bakery has been preserved, as have the beams of the loft, now forming the bedrooms and bathrooms, and in the lounge the impressive twenty inch thick stone wall has been left exposed.
The accommodation is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and dining area with south and west facing windows. There is a gas fired simulated wood burning stove.
The kitchen, which was newly fitted in 2009, is fully equipped with a gas cooker, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, iron, ironing board, electric kettle and toaster. Double doors lead out onto a secure courtyard complete with table and chairs so that you can enjoy alfresco dining
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, one double with en suite bathroom, and a twin room with separate bathroom with bath/shower over.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rutland Water 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
About this location
The Rutland region
Rutland was first recognised as a Shire County in the 12th Century, although the history of the area dates back to much earlier times. Many of the villages have names linked to Anglo Saxon times as far back as the 7th Century.
The county certainly lives up to its motto ‘Multum in Parvo’ which means ‘Much in Little’ as it only measures sixteen square miles in area. There are arts, music and food (including real ale) festivals held throughout the summer in both towns and villages and the Rutland Bird Fair held in August each year draws visitors from all over the world.
The towns of Oakham and Uppingham are full of interest and the Georgian jewel of Stamford lies just over the border into Lincolnshire. All three towns have traditional and farmers markets and a host of small independent shops.
Did you know that Rutland horseshoes are hung upside down? This is supposed to stop the devil making a nest in the bottom. There is a 500 year old tradition that peers of the realm visiting the county present a horseshoe, which is then hung in the great hall of Oakham Castle. The earliest horseshoe in the collection is dated 1470 and was presented by Edward IV.
The biggest change to the local landscape happened in the 1970s when the Gwash valley was flooded to create Rutland Water. Normanton Church was saved from flooding and now houses a museum filled with history and fascinating information about the area.
The village of Edith Weston lies on the south shore of Rutland Water, famous for its water sports, trout fishing and Ospreys. There is a fine church, a well stocked shop and post office and a pub which serves excellent food.
Rutland Sailing Club and the Rutland Water Fishing Lodge are within walking distance and the beautiful towns of Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford are a short drive away.
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5 Jan 2015
"Perfect Cottage. Perfect Location"
Cottage was clean and comfortable with lots of thought put into it by the owner to ensure that guests have a wonderful welcoming and relaxing stay. Village location with pub and lakeside walks minute… More
3 Jan 2015
"Great cottage and location will go again."
Amazing owner. So helpful.Great cottage in a great location, everything thought out nicely.Lovely and clean, time has been spent maximising this property. As mentioned in the details local pub is only… More
14 Jan 2014
"A wonderful cottage"
I stayed here last year. The cottage is glorious. two bathrooms upstairs, plenty of room downstairs and a quiet location.The owner was friendly and really helpful.… More
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