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A Cottage for all Seasons

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ideal for couples and perfect for a romantic escape, this charming Grade II Listed thatched cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday or short break retreat. Sticky End is located in the conservation village of Cottesmore in England's smallest county, Rutland.

Sticky End is an ideal base for exploring the region including the nearby busy market & impressive public school towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and is only 10 miles from historic Stamford (filming for the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice and TV's Middlemarch). Rutland is a truly unspoiled rural gem in the heart of Middle England.

Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provide a beautiful back drop for sailing, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching, golf and walking. Traditional country pubs offer excellent cuisine, stately homes such as Belvoir Castle, magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials and popular film set) and National Trust properties including Woolsthorpe Manor (Sir Issac Newton's Home) and Belton House at Grantham are within a short drive, whilst shopping tends to be "unique and antique" and a pleasurable world away from the shopping centre chains. Geoff Hamilton's legacy of his famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nottingham East Midlands 67 km, Nearest railway: Oakham 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

* Oak beamed sitting room with open inglenook log fire and dining table

* Quaint study/library with books/DVDs & CDs for your stay

* Traditional country pine kitchen with cosy dining area

* Separate utility room / cloakroom with washing machine

* New bathroom suite, also with shower

* Main double bedroom with luxury bed linen plus washbasin & en suite toilet

* Comfortable & cosy second double bedroom with luxury bed linen

* Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Further details outdoors

* Front cobbled cottage garden

* Charming rear courtyard garden with garden furniture and barbecue facility. A real sun trap if you are lucky with the weather!

* Private garage for secure parking and storage of bicycles, fishing equipment, etc

Further details

Terms & Conditions + Booking Form on request.

The Heart of England/Peak District

Cottesmore is situated in the East Midlands county of Rutland, a small but beautiful and unsung area waiting to be discovered. Nestling in Middle England, it is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. The historic town of Stamford is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire.

Sticky End therefore makes a perfect base from which to explore the immediate area as well as treasures such as Cambridge and Lincoln plus major cities such Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough, all of which are within a 60 minute drive.

Rutland's greatest length north to south is only 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles. It is the smallest (in terms of area) normal unitary authority in mainland England (only the City of London is smaller!).

The two principal towns are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham, whilst there are many quintessentially English villages to be enjoyed. At the centre of the county is a vast and picturesque reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve, serving as an over-wintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for Ospreys. Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe, covering some 1225 hectares(3100 acres). Completed in 1977, the reservoir is in the centre of Rutland and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling.


Rutland is a haven for cyclists, walkers & those who enjoy the quiet pace of country life. Rutland Water hosts an aray of water sports, a pleasure boat, wild life and hosts the annual British Birdfair event at Egleton Nature Reserve (17-19 August 2007).

Oakham and Uppingham are charming market towns, famous for their public schools. Oakham hosts its own summer festival. Melton Mowbray including its reknowned Pork Pie shop lies just to the north of the county.

Stamford is a beautiful historic town with excellent shops and on its outskirts boasts the jewel of Burghley House home to the Burghley Horse Trials (03-06 September 2009) and a popular location for filming. The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (8 June-29 August 2009 - The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream & Oliver Twist) is held annually at Tolethorpe Hall where a picnic on the lawns, a stroll around the lawn, pond and flowerbeds and shrubberies all add to the magic of a visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre.

Three stunning film locations for the Da Vinci Code movie, Burghley House, Belvoir Castle & Lincoln Cathederal are all within a short drive.

Rockingham Motor Speedway and Rockingham Castle lie just 25 minutes drive south. The Stunning Belvoir Castle stands splendidly in the Vale of Belvoir just 25 minutes drive to the north. Leicester is home to the National Space Centre which is a 30 minutes drive. Several National Trust properties are within an hour's drive including Belton House at Gratham.

There are 3 golf courses within a short drive, including the excellent Greetham Valley.

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1 Oct 2014


"Superbly equipped and comfortable cottage in a scenic area"

We spent a delightful week at Sticky End, helping to prepare for our son's wedding at nearby Exton Park. It was a very busy week, but Sticky End was a great base as we knew that anything we neede… More

Many thanks for taking the time to post your positive feedback. Delighted that we could accommodate you & were glad to have the E Type Jaguar parked in our drive! We very much hope to welcome you back to Sticky End, or indeed our other thatched cottage, Little Thatch near Uppingham, in the future when hopefully it will prove a more relaxing break for you. Martin & Julia

27 Sep 2014


"Best cottage ever"

This was a lovely cosy,spotless and well equipped cottage. Everything you could possibly need had been provided by the friendly owners as well as a lovely welcome pack. Rutland is a beautiful area goo… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your positive feedback & for being model guests! We very much hope to welcome you back to Sticky End, or indeed our other thatched cottage, Little Thatch near Uppingham, in the future. Martin & Julia

5 Sep 2014


"Beyond Expectations!"

What a truely wonderful find. From the moment you step into the Sticky End cottage you're overwhelmed with the attention to detail with the homely decor & antiques displayed throughout this litt… More

You are very welcome! Many thanks for your kind comments & we hope to welcome you back to either Sticky End, or our other thatched cottage, Little Thatch in Seaton(near Uppingham), before too long.

Best regards, Martin & Julia

24 Aug 2014


"A superbly equipped cottage in an attractive Rutland village"

We booked Sticky End to be near Rutland Water for Birdfair and were delighted to find such an attractive cottage, full of interesting antiques and decorations. We have stayed in many holiday cottages … More

Thank you for the great feedback & kind comments that you took the time to post. We are delighted that you enjoyed your week at Sticky End & really look forward to welcoming you back again next August!

4 Jul 2014


"Wonderful well equipped cottage in a lovely country village"

Stayed with my wife at this lovely cottage. It looks the part from the outside with thatched roof and enclosed walled courtyard. Inside it is even more impressive. It is quite a large house with bigge… More

Thank you for your very kind & comprehensive feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be able to welcome you both back to Sticky End, or indeed our new cottage, Little Thatch near Uppingham, in the not too distant future.

PS: Just as a general point for potential future bookers, we have had a variety of small cars parked in the garage (including a Caterham & Porsche), however most guests do prefer to park at the front of the cottage. The road (B668) is certainly busier at the times mentioned, although has never been an issue.

10 Jun 2014


"A beautifully quaint home from home."

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful country cottage. Great place for a romantic getaway, my husband and I really enjoyed our trip. Martin and Julia were very helpful and accommodating and even l… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. We were delighted to help you celebrate your honeymoon and that you found the cottage to be an ideal romantic venue. We very much hope to welcome you both back to Sticky End, or our new cottage, Little Thatch near Uppingham, in the future.

9 Jun 2014


"Relaxing and cosy, with all home comforts"

This was the second time we stayed at Sticky End, and ait was just as we remembered with all our needs catered for. The cottage is comfortable and cosy, and Martin and Julia have thought of everythin… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. You have been perfect guests on both occasions that you have stayed and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Sticky End, or our new cottage, Little Thatch, in the future.

18 Feb 2014


"Walking through the front door is liked coming home, relaxing,cosy, perfect."

A beautiful cottage in a village location, handy for lots of country pubs serving good food. The cottage is warm, cosy, and very traditional. The furnishings and bedding are of superior quality, and e… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback - it makes it all worthwhile! You were perfect guests & we are delighted to welcome you back. Martin & Julia

19 Jan 2014


"A memorable experience"

This cottage is quite charming and equipped to a very high level. We arrived from Australia on Christmas Day, so to walk in the door of Sticky End after a long journey and find all the essentials in p… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback - it makes it all worthwhile! You were perfect guests & we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sticky End or Little Thatch on your next visit. Martin & Julia

27 Mar 2013


"The most PERFECT cottage ever!"

My mother and I booked Sticky Cottage based solely upon photos that we saw online. We weren't familiar with Cottesmore, although we had read that the Rutland area was lovely. Turned out to be o… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback - it makes it all worthwhile! You were perfect guests & we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sticky End on your next visit. Martin & Julia

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