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Mouse Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Mouse Cottage (no we don't know why it is called Mouse Cottage, it always has been according to locals) is a stone and brick built cottage which sits opposite the village green in the beautiful village of Braunston-in-Rutland. The cottage has oil fired central heating, is fully double glazed and can comfortably accommodate four people.

Rutland is England's smallest county and is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Rutland Water is only 6 miles away, so Mouse Cottage is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Opportunities at Rutland Water include fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. For children, in addition to cycling, there is an adventure playground, a climbing wall and a butterfly farm with aquatic centre.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rutland Water 10 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 60 km, Nearest railway: Oakham 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
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), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

The property provides a tastefully decorated lounge with a small open fire and a separate dining room with a log burning stove, an ideal place to be on a cold winter's evening. There's plenty of comfortable seating in the lounge and for entertainment; a flat screen television with inbuilt freeview and a DVD player. There are also lots of books to read and games to play and a Wii games console.

The dining area is suitable for seating four people. The fully equipped kitchen has everything required to ensure a comfortable stay, including a cooker, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

Upstairs there's a stunning black and white master bedroom with a King Sized bed and a second bedroom with twin beds, one under the other for storage. Downstairs there is a bathroom with bath and shower attachment.

A high chair, travel cot and stair gate are available.

Bedding and towels are included, as is housekeeping. An iron and ironing board are also at the cottage.

Power and central heating are included in the rental price.

Logs and coal can be provided at a small extra charge should you wish.

Further details outdoors

The fully enclosed terrace garden – up the steps at the rear of the cottage - has attractive borders, a conifer garden, panoramic views and is absolutely perfect for enjoying those warm summer days and evenings outdoors. There is also a gas BarBQ. The garden enjoys the sun all day, and there is a table and chairs set to seat 4.

Further details

We are sorry but Mouse Cottage is not suitable for people with restricted mobility due to the steps up to the cottage and up to the garden at the rear.

No pets allowed.

No smoking at this property.

The property is self-catering.

Rental start and finish days are flexible for most of the year, but in July and August we normally only take bookings from Saturday to Saturday, but please feel free to contact us in relation to your particular dates.

The Rutland region

Braunston is an attractive village just 2 miles from Rutland's market town of Oakham (market on Saturdays), 6 miles from Uppingham (famous for its public school and its most famous pupil Stephen Fry, and market on Friday), 17 miles from Leicester and 12 miles from the Georgian town of Stamford (home to Middlemarch) which has a charming shopping area. Braunston has two local pubs, The Old Plough and the Blue Ball (which is the oldest pub in Rutland) both offering first-rate food and ale, and having the added advantage of both being only a few minutes walk from Mouse Cottage.

Rutland is England's smallest county and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Rutland hosts England's largest man made lake, Rutland Water. This is only some 6 miles away, so Mouse Cottage is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Opportunities at Rutland Water include fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. For children, in addition to cycling, there is an adventure playground, a climbing wall and a butterfly farm with an aquatic centre.

Oakham and surrounding areas have numerous fine restaurants, takeaways and public houses.


Locally there are many other attractions including Rockingham Castle, Burghley House, home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials, Belvoir Castle, Rutland Water Nature Reserve and the famous Barnsdale Gardens, made famous by the late Geoff Hamilton in Gardeners World. Historic Buildings in the area include the Great Hall of Oakham Castle (free entrance) which is filled with horseshoes given by visiting aristocracy and the Bede House in Lyddington, originally built as the Bishop's Palace.

Oakham is just two miles away and there is a lovely mix of small shops along the High Street and the side streets, together with one two storey department store. There are Co-op and Tesco supermarkets, a train station and numerous restaurants and pubs.

Melton Mowbray (9miles) is Rural Capital of Food and is famous for Melton Mowbray pies and Stilton Cheese. On Tuesdays and Fridays there are farmers markets, and additionally on Tuesday there is the livestock and street market.

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15 Oct 2014


"Excellent base for sailing at Rutland"

Lovely cottage in a quiet location. Well equipped, lots of space for a family of 4. Everything you could need for a relaxing break. Highly recommended. Nice wood burner in the dining room.… More

16 Aug 2014


"Excellent cottage. Quiet and peaceful holiday"

Just had a wonderful holiday in Mouse Cottage. A lovely cosy, welcoming cottage. It is comfortably furnished to a high standard, very well equipped and the garden terrace is a fantastic suntrap. We h… More

14 Jul 2014


"Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely village"

So well located 2 miles from Oakham and handy for Rutland Water, Nottingham, Stamford, Peterborough, Leicester with bus and train services to each if you want to leave the car behind. Some issues with… More

28 Oct 2013


"Authentic Cottage"

We spent the week of 12th to 19th October in this great little cottage, it still has all the character of a small village house but with all mod-cons and comforts. We did not have the best weather bu… More

We are very happy that our guests enjoyed their time at Mouse Cottage, we look forward to welcoming them back in the future. Marilyn and Richard.

27 Dec 2012


"Cosy cottage in great location"

We spent Xmas 2012 in Mouse Cottage and had a relaxing few days in a warm, cosy atmosphere. The cottage had everything we needed and the village location was great. richard was very helpful especially… More

We are very pleased that our guests had such a great stay at Mouse Cottage.

29 Nov 2012


"nice cottage, helpful owner"

Mouse Cottage is well positioned close to Oakham and is well equipped and should be comfortable. I say 'should be' because, unfortunately, the heating and hot water packed up during our stay and it was freezing! fortunately the owner was understanding and helpful, and refunded our charge when we finally gave up and moved out. Don't worry - he said the boiler was being replaced so future guests shouldn't suffer the same way.

We are really sorry that our guests stay was spoilt by a fault on the boiler, a full refund was the least we could do in the circumstances. The burner unit has been replaced and all is now working perfectly. Mouse Cottage is cosy again.

Marilyn and Richard

5 Aug 2012


"Fabulous little cottage with all we needed for a great stay"

We had a wonderful stay in Mouse Cottage which was beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything we needed. The secret garden up the steps was a tranquil and sunny spot - perfect for relaxi… More

Needless to say, we were delighted with this glowing review and that other people loved Mouse Cottage as much as us!

24 May 2012


"Gorgeous little cottage in a perfect & tranquil location"

Great location and an ideal holiday cottage to visit Rutland and the quaint surrounding towns and villages. There's so much to do and see in that part of England.It is also, a perfect setting fo… More

We were very happy that the visitors were pleased with Mouse Cottage and its surroundings and posted such a lovely review.

6 Sep 2011


"What a lovely cottage in a great village in a fantastic area."

Our recent stay at Mouse cottage was a joy. The cottage is equiped with everything you need for a break in the quiet countryside. Rutland water is a must to visit and is not far from the cottage. Oakham is close to Braunston take a visit to the Grainstore Brewery (next to the train station) or just wonder round the small shops. We look forward to our next visit to Mouse Cottage and another relaxing break.

We are very pleased our guests enjoyed their stay at Mouse Cottage and that they enjoyed the many delights of Rutland and Rutland Water. We look forward to welcoming them back again in the near future.

24 May 2011


"Dream Cottage in Delightful Village"

This is an excellent cottage.It is very comfortable and clean with two good bedrooms and a downstairs bath/shower room.There is a suntrap garden just right for a bbq.Ample information is given about the large number of places to visit in the area.Rutland water is nearby with its wide range of outdoor activities including ,walking,cycling,birdwatching.The village has two very good pubs with real ale and tasty food.The area has a variety of interesting pubs and restaurants. It is a very good place for a romantic break or an outdoor activity holiday.
We were reluctant to leave and look forward to our next visit.

We were delighted to receive this review and pleased that our visitors were so happy with Mouse Cottage and our village. We hope that they will stay again in the future!

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