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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

St Monica's Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

St Monica's Cottage and Front Garden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

With accommodation for up to 6 people (extra 2 fold away beds more suitable for children), St Monica's provides single storey accommodation suitable for a couple or couples wanting a quiet retreat, perhaps visiting some local attractions or for families or friends wishing to enjoy the many activities available locally. Bird watching, cycling, sailing, walking, fishing, windsurfing and golf are all easily accessible nearby.

Its renovation provides a traditional setting with a contemporary interior, log burning stove and beautiful gardens and views. Egleton is home to the International Bird Fair during August. The area is a haven for birds and the perfect place to relax.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brancaster/Hunstanton 110 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 50 km, Nearest railway: Oakham 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
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 Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Enclosed oak porch

Large Kitchen Dining and living area with central wood burning stove. New leather sofas and fitted kitchen.

One large double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom . Roll top cast iron bath and large shower. Patio doors to rear garden from bedroom

One twin bedroom with adjacent shower room

One separate sitting area with two single sofa beds and door leading to rear garden. This room is adjacent to the shower room

High chair available on request

Further details outdoors

Enclosed private gardens to front and rear of property. The front garden is laid to lawn with borders and the rear is paved with views over farmland. This area has a table and seating for 4 people and additional seating is available to place at the front or rear of the property. There is off road parking for one vehicle and a space in a lockable garage for bicycles, fishing tackle etc.

Further details

£595 per week Christmas/New Year/Burghley Horse Trials Week. £575 BirdFair week.

Christmas, New Year, Easter and high season (see prices) have a minimum booking of 1 week

Short Stays of 3 nights minimum are available from £105 (low season), £110 (high season) or £120 (Christmas/ New Year extra nights/ Burghley Horse Trials) per night

One basket of logs supplied for your stay - further logs are available locally in Oakham

Cleaning and breakage security deposit of £50 per booking for bookings of more than 4 people (payable on arrival and held for maximum of 7 days after return of keys on departure date)

About this location

The Rutland region

Rutland is England's smallest county, often described as “the Cotswolds without the tourists”. As well as a selection of quaint villages, the county also boasts Rutland Water. This vast reservoir has become one of the most significant wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain as well as providing an array of leisure activities. Rutland's motto “Multim im Parvo”, meaning “much in little” certainly sums up the area.

Local towns including Oakham, only 2 miles away, Stamford (9 miles) and Uppingham (5 miles) provide all the necessary amenities as well as all having weekly markets. They also have a wealth of designer boutiques and high quality shops providing local produce. As well as restaurants in these towns, the surrounding villages have an excellent choice of gastro pubs. The area boasts fine dining at Hambleton Hall Hotel (Michelin Star restaurant) only 5 minutes from St Monica's, as well as other notable hotels such as Stapleford Park and The George in Stamford. Burghley House (Stamford) is only 20 minutes away by car as is Rockingham Castle. Belvoir Castle and Belton House are both a 45 minute drive away. There are many picturesque drives through beautiful villages and countryside.


Egleton forms part of the cycle path which travels around the reservoir and is home to the Egleton Bird Reserve. Cycle hire is available on both the north and south shores. Oakham, Rutland's county town remains a charming and thriving hub, with its Castle situated in the centre of town near the market place which holds a bustling market every Wednesday and Friday. A monthly Farmers Market is also held. The Castle is the remains of a manorial hall which now houses a vast collection of mainly ornamental horseshoes given by visiting dignitaries. Rutland County Museum houses a Visitor Centre and collection of artefacts reflecting Rutland's rural history. Oakham has a heritage trail booklet available to explore its history and you can discover a variety of excellent shops and designer clothes boutiques. Stamford is a fine example of a Georgian stone town and has many historic houses and churches as well as a series of interesting alleyways and courtyards to discover. The George Hotel sits by the stone bridge spanning the River Welland. Sailing, windsuring, fishing, walking, cycling and birdwatching are all easily accessible. Rockingham circuit provides car experience days and Rockingham Castle has a Land Rover experience facility for off-roading.

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31 Aug 2014



Beautiful cottage, lovely accommodation and very well equipped. Best cottage we've ever stayed in. The village is wonderful and the surrounding areas are lovely. Penny is lovely and very friendly… More

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. It's always very kind of people to take the time to write about the cottage. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay - that's always number 1 as far as I'm concerned. I hope you will be able to return again at some point in the future. Many thanks again.

21 Aug 2014


"Excellent accommodation in peaceful location"

The lounge/kitchen/diner was comfortable and well equipped. The main bedroom was light and spacious, with a delightful view over fields. The en-suite was extremely well appointed, with a large bath as… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to review St Monica's Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

10 Jun 2014


"Lovely House, Lovely location"

The house is set in a beautiful small village on the edge of Rutland water, making access to places such as Oakham, Stamford and Uffingham easy to get to. It's very quiet and peaceful with no pas… More

Thank you for your review. I will try to answer some of the points you have made. As you will see on the website, the cottage is advertised for 4 people. The extra beds are normally used by people travelling, for example, with 3 children. I am always very clear to potential guests who request the extra bed(s) that the space there is small. At least they can then make an informed decision about whether to stay. This is part of the reason I do not do automatic online bookings. Apologies for the garden furniture. I take it that it was the 2 antique benches you found dirty as the table and chairs should have been clean. I did subsequently scrub the benches so I hope they have been better since. It's a shame that you didn't mention the cleaning aspect with me when I came down to check that everything was ok for you. It is hard to say which parts of cottage you found dirty inside so I hope that once it has been repainted in November it will give a good chance to make sure everything is clean. When you came back after your check out time to collect the food you had left behind, I was cleaning and you could see that I had sofas out, cupboards being cleaned etc so it is something I try to do properly. Anyway, apologies that the cottage was not really up to your standards.

6 May 2014



We stayed at St Monica's Cottage as our base for attending a wedding at Barnsdale Lodge which is just 5 mins away. The cottage is lovely both inside and out. Our children loved the closeness of t… More

Dear Brian. Thank you so much for taking the time to review St Monica's Cottage. As you had originally found it on Trip Advisor it's great that you thought it worthy of writing your own review! I'm so pleased it added to your exciting weekend. The main thing always is that guests enjoy their stay. Hopefully you will find an excuse to come back!!

23 Apr 2014


"Great cottage."

It was a very pretty cottage, with a well thought out layout , in a chocolate box village . We had a great week there and it lived up to all the rave reviews that previous visitors have given it.… More

What a lovely surprise to have a review from you. It is always very kind for people to take the trouble to write a review having stayed at the cottage. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you also for your kind words in the cottage visitor book.

27 Oct 2013


"We really enjoyed our stay, and would recommend the cottage without reservation.."

We really enjoyed staying at this peaceful cottage, in a most beautiful and peaceful part of England. We really appreciated the lovely cottage itself , the thoughtful support provided by Penny, and th… More

It was a pleasure to have you all to stay. I really appreciate you taking the trouble to write a great review for the cottage as well as putting a lovely comment in the visitor book. Thank you for visiting and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

10 Oct 2013


"St. Monica's Cottage and Penny are Gems!"

Had a fantastic time at St. Monica's and would recommend to everyone. Penny helps out with everything you may need and is full of information. We felt very much at home at the cottage and it is a perfect base to explore all that Rutland has to offer. You won't find a more accomodating hostess thasn Penny and we fell that we have made friend for life. We sampled over 25 pubs with meals and found the majority to be excellent. All in all a great month's stay and we will be returning.

Wow. What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I'm always happy when people have enjoyed their stay - after all, that's what it's all about! So pleased you would think of returning and it was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay.

31 Aug 2013


"Excellent location and good facilities"

My family (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) had a very enjoyable week in Rutland. We have not visited before and would recommend the area. Egleton is a lovely small village right on the edge of Rutland water. Oakham is the nearest town and worth a 30 minute walk on the public footpath that takes you through farm and common fields. St Monica's cottage is well placed to explore Rutland. The facilities in the cottage were very good. The kitchen had all the mod-cons required, plus there was a good stock of utensils and cooking equipment. The main bedroom was large and extremely comfortable with an excellent en-suite (the shower was brilliant). It was lovely to wake up and open the windows and patio doors in the bedroom and look out over the fields. The twin room and main bathroom are small but our two teenage boys seemed to manage. I would recommend St Monica's to anyone that wants to stay in a cottage with a lot of character, in a good location and a wonderful county, and with all the mod-cons you need.

I'm pleased you had a good time at St Monica's and thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is always much appreciated.

29 Aug 2013



We organized our holliday around this stay and it was worth it.....The cottage is lovely, beds were made up, fire was ready to start, a lot of privacy and,,,,very important..a incredible nice property owner; we felt very very welcome!! Service afterwards [ forgotten things ] was also "top"...

It's great to know you enjoyed your stay at St Monica's. I'm so pleased! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I hope the rest of your trip was successful.

24 Jun 2013


"You'll want to return"

Just returned from five day stay at St Monica's which is a real 'chocolate-box' thatched-roof cottage in delightful hamlet in Rutland, fully equipped and the owner, Penny couldn't … More

It was a lovely surprise to see you had taken the trouble to write a review on St Monica's Cottage. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I do hope that you will choose to return at some point in the future. Thank you again and also thank you for your lovely comments in the cottage visitor book.

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