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House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Sleeps 12. The house can host up to 15 guests using one trundle in the family room and One king Sofabed in 3rd lounge. The house layout and downstairs space works particularly well for 2-3 sets/generations of families with children and adults. We do have groups of mature single adults too who have had a wonderful time, but it is in a residential area so meeting for parties would not work.
At Swallows Rest guests enjoy the feeling of being outside while inside! Enjoy the relaxing countryside views through the floor to ceiling windows looking onto beautiful countryside across the south facing garden and patio area. Or step onto the balcony and watch the sunset under the heat lamp. In the morning indulge in breakfast in bed push open the french doors to open the room up to outside. You may start the morning in the outside hot tub or enjoy it later with a glass of wine looking at the stars.
Inside Swallows Rest you will enjoy the substantial 6 bedroom house with 3 reception large rooms with stacks of space for family and group gatherings. Completely set up for guests with children and pets so you can relax in style. We find Farrow and Ball paint washes well!
The house is set within the picturesque and friendly village which has an award winning Egon Ronay pub, with a warm welcome beer garden backing onto the newly renovated park, There is also fabulous friendly local with sunny beer garden and pool table that does better fish and chips than Grimsby! Children and dogs are welcome at both. Swallows Rest is ideally located in the heart of the UK so it is easily accessible to the North and South (20 minutes from the M! and A1) with London readily available via fast link train (1 hour) in nearby Grantham. You have your choice of 3 pretty market towns 15 to 30 minutes drive or the vibrant city of Nottingham. There are heaps of activities in the area and the Peak District, Rutland Water, or Sherwood forest all accessible for a lovely day out. Stathern is a popular village situated in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir which is well known for being a fabulous gastro area with beer gardens, fantastic beers and very friendly locals. The local scenery is spectacular, popular with many cyclists and horse riders and walkers on the many public walking routes available.
Some key local attractions: Belvoir Castle, Rutland Water, National Ice Centre, Belton House National Trust, TwinLakes Adventure Park (15 mins), Melton Mowbray, National Watersports Centre, nationally known cycle and walking routes. There is also a private pool to hire In the next village. We have a list of babysitters used by the owners for years.
Swallows Rest is designed for the guest who enjoys style, luxurious amenities like the hot tub, jacuzzi and balcony in pleasant surroundings, while feeling able to relax without worrying about damaging designer furniture. Most of our flooring is and is being replaced with hard flooring and soft rugs, so that spillages are also less concerning for guests. There are two large 42 inch TVs, Additional TVs are in two of the bedrooms. BOSE sound system, DVD, WIFI, Nintendo WII, iPhone doc are all available.
You will have a large american fridge freezer, double oven, balcony, jacuzzi, hot tub. Equally there are 4 WCs: 1 double shower and Jacuzzi, 1 family bathroom with over baths shower, 1 shower and a downstairs loo. Balcony and stacks of inside space to enjoy. The local shop run by Pat and Alf is busy and seems to stock everything and open daily. The butchers is a must - David cox sausages are a local legend and the bread and local Stilton is available here. We are lucky to have Fat Cheeks...wonderful food cooked fresh to heat that Saturday night. Gourmet food at home. Ocado deliver with one hour window, as do Tesco.
1 spacious Superking Family Room with a daybed single and trundle underneath, Double, King, Single, Twin, Bunk (high Quality) 12 Bed spaces 3 additional at a charge for costs only. Room six is a walkthrough room (please see the plan) The Dining seats 12 but we have additional seating and tables for guests to move around as needed. All rooms are spacious, even the family room with all beds up has lots of walking space.
When you arrive we leave a welcome basket and some logs/coal for the first couple of nights. Fresh arranged flowers by Sophie are also there to enjoy. We provide fresh linen including towels for the booked number of guests. The welcome basket has simple little things in for a little treat as you arrive. This ranges from Jelly Beans, Wine, Fizz, Elderflower water, popcorn and a little bread. Our aim is that you enjoy the space we can offer in a comfortable, modern and bright setting. We have a team of cleaners, planned maintenance and our bookings manager to try our best to ensure that even in the large space everything is set up for your group and is clean and functioning. The light bulbs alone total 200!! Large groups or sets of three families using the house requires a lot of maintenance so we plan it in and when you tell us something has been broken, we fix it. We don't provide toiletries but leave some hand wash by the downstairs sinks.
We know a lot about you but only in terms of guests ages and type of occasion. This is so firstly we can recommend you don't stay with us if it won't work for your group. But hopefully you will! Then it's just a question of making sure you have the right number of beds, cots and can offer a space as everything is set up so you wont be disturbed by us once you have arrived. One of us will come over once or twice. Our typical guests are sets of families meeting together in a large peaceful and relaxing space. We also welcome corporate events with 9 guests staying in separate beds and 3 showers available. We have fantastic feedback and already have return bookings as we listen to your comments and respond to any recommendations you find as a particular group.
If you enjoy peace and quiet but with access to village amenities like the shop, butchers and a country pub (more famous than the village) come to Swallows Rest. The owner has successfully run a holiday cottage in the neighbouring village for several years. Swallows Rest has just become available and while very different, has been brought up to the same high standard as the highly rated (5 star trip advisor) Cherry Tree Holiday Cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midland 30 km, Nearest railway: Grantham 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (4), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland border
Vale of Belvoir
Availability Your dates are available
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23 Apr 2014
"Excellent Family Rental"
A group of 10 of us (including 4 under 5s) rented Swallow's rest over the Easter Weekend. We had a great time. The house is very family orientated and has plenty of space for the children and a… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Swallows Rest. We are delighted you had such a good time. Swallows Rest has been developed so that it is good for parents and the little ones to enjoy. I am so glad this worked well for you. Hopefully you will enjoy the Hot tub when you come in a few months, it is lovely to use in the winter, honestly! We look forward to welcoming you back.
7 Apr 2014
"Perfect friends reunion...home from home (with a hot tub)"
Stayed here with 11 friends for a long weekend at the end of March. This house has everything you could ask for in a holiday let. Large dining area with a table that sat everyone around with ease (har… More
Thank you so much for taking the time for such an insightful and helpful review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us, as a relaxed, comfortable and clean environment is our main aim so guests can focus on enjoying their time together. Yes the Red (as we locals call it) is very special. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sarah
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