Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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. Vintage leather sofas and new 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.
£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.