Rose Cottage Caldecott Rutland
About the home
This very pretty Grade ll, listed, cottage with a hand crafted thatched roof can comfortably accommodate three people, just perfect for a get-away-from-it-all romantic break. This superbly furnished cottage is situated in the village of Caldecott, in Rutland, England's smallest county - an area known for it's outstanding natural beauty.
Caldecott is an attractive village of yellow ironstone cottages, situated on the A6003 between, Kettering and Oakham. Two local restaurants, The Plough Inn and The Castle Inn offer first-rate food and ale. Both /restaurants have the added advantage of being only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage.
Rose cottage is perfectly placed for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Only twenty minutes drive from Rutland Water, England's largest man-made lake, for fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling sailing and windsurfing. On a sunny summer afternoon take a trip across the lake in the Rutland Belle motor steamer – its great fun. For the children there's a butterfly farm to visit, a climbing wall for budding rock climbers and a number of playgrounds for smaller children.
There are many interesting places to visit in the vicinity including, Rockingham Castle, Burghley House, home of the famous Burghley horse trials. Another 'must visit' attraction is Barnsdale gardens, made famous by the late Geoff Hamilton, well known from his appearances on the BBC's gardening programmes. His son now runs the gardens.
There are numerous quality restaurants and pubs in the area, many in fabulous village locations. For those who like old English market towns there's Uppingham, with it's friendly Friday market and well known for it's public school and some well known ex pupils including Stephen Fry. Visit the ancient and truly magnificent market town of Stamford, where Middlemarch and many other films have been made.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Rutland Water, 15km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Rose Cottage is a small but beautifully furnished oak beamed property set on two floors. With gas fired central heating throughout visitors can be assured of a warm and comfortable stay whatever the season.
The tastefully decorated lounge has an attractive inglenook fireplace, the log burning grate is ideal for sitting in front of on cool winter evenings. There's plenty of comfortable seating in the lounge and for entertainment; a TV, DVD and stereo player, also lots of books and magazines to read and games to play.
The dining area, with pine table is suitable for seating four people, is linked to the fully equipped kitchen with everything required to ensure a comfortable stay, including a refrigerator with freezer compartment and microwave etc. There are French windows in the kitchen that lead outside onto small enclosed terraced garden that is completed fenced off and private, although this is next to the garden of House on the Green.
Upstairs there's a stunning master bedroom with its own en suite shower cubicle and separate WC. An additional single bed or cot can be provided in the bedroom if required.
Parking is on the lane near the cottage or sometimes subject to availability, in the drive of The House on the Green if this cottage is not let.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed but sorry, no cats.
Strictly no smoking except in the garden.
A deposit is payable at time of booking and to be discussed with the owner and the balance due six weeks prior to your stay.
If your stay is after that 6 week period then full payment is due, unless otherwise agreed with the owner.
Long term lets are available.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Leicestershire and Rutland region
Small is beautiful, and certainly England's smallest county lives up to this maxim. Rutland County measures just sixteen miles square in area, where the countryside has little changed since medieval times, apart from the vast, Rutland Water reservoir.
Rutland was first recognised as an official Shire County in the 12th Century, although its history goes back much further. Many of the town and village names date back to the early Anglo Saxon period around the 7th Century.
Where the name Rutland came from, no one is certain. Some claim it refers to the rich red colour of the soil, but it is more likely that Rutland was Rota Land, a ruler who owned a large estate in the area soon after the Roman period.
Rutland is a little piece of old England, hidden away at the heart of the country. It's a place where Kings once hunted deer in the valleys, where tiny villages were bequeathed to Mercian Queens and where charming thatched cottages, ancient churches and fine Georgian architecture are all reminiscent of a bygone age.
The Rutland area
Historic buildings in Rutland include the Great Hall of Oakham's Norman Castle, which is filled with horseshoes from visiting aristocracy over the centuries. The famous Bede House at Lyddington was built as a palace for the Bishop's of Lincoln in the 15th Century and remains an important historic site at the heart of this pretty village.
The 1970's was a most turbulent time in Rutland's modern history. Not only did the county endure a dramatic change of landscape, but against its will it was also merged with Leicestershire, despite much opposition from the local inhabitants. However, Rutlander's independent spirit prevailed, and in 1997 Rutland regained it's status as a separate English County and today remains one of the most charming rural areas in Britain.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
UK and European low-cost flights from East Midlands (60km) - Ryanair and Flybe.
International flights from Birmingham (60km) or London (Heathrow) (130km)
Rail; Main line from Market Harborough (16km) to London Kings Cross and St Pancras (60mins)
Car Hire: Hertz
From the North: Motorway M1 - exit at junction 19. Take A14 eastbound towards Kettering, leaving at junction 7. Travel on the A43 for 2 miles, then onto A6003 signposted Oakham. Pass through the village of Rockingham and within 1.5 miles and you are in Caldecott.
Trunk road A1 - exit onto A43 at Stamford and head towards Kettering, leaving A43 at its junction with A47. Head towards Leicester, on the A47, leaving it at Uppingham, junction with A6003, signposted Corby and Caldecott. Keep going, Caldecott is just 4 miles away. As you enter the village you will go around a left hand and within 200yds another sharp right hand bend. Within 250yds the road bends gently to the right. Now, look out on the right hand side for The Plough pub/restaurant. Turn right immediately in front of the restaurant and then first left. Rose Cottage is just 50yds down the narrow lane on the left hand side
From the South: Motorway M1 - exit at junction 15 and onto the A508 towards Wellingborough. Exit A508 onto A43 towards Kettering (10 miles). At junction A14/A43 head towards Corby on A14. At next exit take A43, towards Stamford. Leave A43 onto A6003 towards Oakham. Pass through Rockingham on A6003 for another 1.5 miles and you are in Caldecott. As you enter the village you will see the village green on the left and facing you The Plough pub/restaurant. Turn left immediately in front of the restaurant and then first left again. Rose Cottage is just 50yds down the narrow lane on the left hand side
Trunk road A1 - Exit A1 at Huntingdon, onto A14 westbound. Leave A14 at junction 7 onto A43 for 2 miles and then onto A6003 towards Oakham. Pass through Rockingham on A6003 for another 1.5 miles and you are in Caldecott. As you enter the village you will see the village green on the left and facing you The Plough pub/restaurant. Turn left immediately in front of the restaurant and then first left again. Rose Cottage is just 50yds down the narrow lane on the left hand side.
Activities near Rutland
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
12 Jul 2012
The cottage is lovely, nce setting, helpful rep at the cottage.etc. The problem is in communication before going on holiday and getting the deposit back afterwards. I emailed several times and eventually telephoned before getting confirmation and the details of how to get there. i am now still waiting for the deposit to be returned after several emails - the last of these not acknowledged. We have been back for 5 weeks as I write this.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||1 Nov 10||1 Apr 11||£ 295||£ 105||£ 105||2 Nights|
|mid season||1 Apr 11||31 May 11||£ 350||£ 110||£ 110||2 Nights|
|29 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 501||£ 72||-||1 Night|
|25 May 13||3 Jun 13||£ 648||£ 93||-||1 Night|
|3 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 501||£ 72||-||1 Night|
|13 Jul 13||5 Sep 13||£ 648||£ 93||-||1 Night|
|5 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 501||£ 72||-||1 Night|
|19 Oct 13||5 Nov 13||£ 648||£ 93||-||1 Night|
|5 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 501||£ 72||-||1 Night|
|21 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 714||£ 102||-||1 Night|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Pets @ £10 each.
Any extras required such as Highchairs etc must be paid for with the final balance.
Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card, paypal, internet banking or international wire transfer.
Special dates throughout the yearly calender may be subject to higher rates
Longer lets may be discounted at owners discresion.Enquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the manager
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
You are contacting
Sarah/Stacey Rutland Cottages
Rutland Cottages (property manager)
The property manager is based in the United Kingdom and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2013. This cottage has received 1 review from previous guests.
Verified property manager
This property manager has been verified by our team.
Payments for this home can be made directly to the property manager.
Selected other homes from this advertiser
Wisteria Cottage and Chalet in Rutland, England
The Lodge in Market Harborough, England
Peartree Cottage, Rutland in Rutland, England
Lavender Cottage, Rutland in Rutland, England
Holiday cottages in England (21,188)