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St Monica's Cottage and Front Garden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

With accommodation for up to 6 people, 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 in luxury.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brancaster/Hunstanton 110 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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

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 and New Year periods and Easter have a minimum booking of 1 week

Short Stays of 3 nights minimum are available from £100 (low season), £110 (high season) or £120 (Christmas/ New Year extra nights/ Burghley Horse Trials) per night

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)

The Heart of England/Peak District

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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Review 1-10 of 13

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.

4 Nov 2012



We are regular visitors to Rutland but this is the first time we have rented accommodation. St Monica's cottage is fabulous and in a stunning location, with everything on hand to make our stay enjoyable. We look forward to booking again in the future.

It was great to have you to stay at St Monica's Cottage and I am so pleased you enjoyed your time there. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you for taking the time to review the property - it is very kind of you to think of doing so.

16 Apr 2012


"Nicest cottage we have EVER stayed in"

A beautifully equipped cottage, the owner had obviously taken great care to make the cottage as much like home from home as possible. Some cottages stint on that extra toilet roll, or tea bags, but we… More

What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for taking the time to put a review on for me. The comments in the visitors book are very much appreciated too. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure to have you. It's great when people are kind enough to say how much they have enjoyed their time at the cottage. I hope to welcome you back at some point in the future.

15 Mar 2012


"Absolutely perfect"

St Monica's Cottage is located in a beautiful hidden-away village. The cottage itself is a delight, both on the inside and the out. The thatched roof and log fire give St Monica's a cosy, warm feel! A Beautiful bathroom, big wooden doors, modern kitchen and picturesque view from the back garden.
During our visit we drove to Oakham town centre, which was charming with cobbled streets and little tea cake shops. A perfect stay, we would love to visit again! Thank you very much.

It was lovely to have you to stay and I'm so pleased St Monica's suited you. Your wonderful comments in the visitors book at the cottage were also very kind, thank you. I really appreciate people spending time reviewing the cottage, especially with such positive comments. I hope you will return to enjoy another stay in the future.

14 Mar 2012


"Lovely quiet country retreat"

The cottage was ideally located for our stay visiting friends in Melton Mowbray and was in a very peaceful little village close to Rutland Water.
The cottage was very well equpped and furnished to a high standard and we would definitely book this again.

It was a pleasure to have you and your friends to stay at St Monica's and thank you so much for putting a review on Trip Advisor. Your comments in the visitor book were also much appreciated, thank you. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

8 Nov 2011



Great place! Evrything was beyond expectations! Place was very tidy and clean! Location is superb! Will recommend 100%

Many thanks for taking the time to review St Monica's. It was a pleasure to have your group to stay and I'm pleased that you found everything clean and tidy! It's always great to have feedback. Thank you again for your time and for recommending the cottage. I look forward to welcoming you back if you choose to stay another time.

Review 1-10 of 13

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