Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A pretty Listed grade II cottage nestled in the centre of the conservation town of Stamford. The house itself is in situated overlooking the towns meadows and river, only a two minute walk from the George Hotel, an important local landmark. The property has been sympathetically renovated and tastefully furnished to retain a feeling of history yet providing a cosy and comfortable retreat in a tucked away location. This cottage is ideal for two to four people holidaying together, wishing to experience true town and country living.
The living accommodation comprises a fully fitted kitchen to include dishwasher, washer dryer and Nespresso coffee machine. A dining/breakfast room, living room with French doors leading to a south facing sun room and double doors leading to a small courtyard garden complete with stone table and seating. The décor oozes country cottage charm using Laura Ashley furnishings and fabrics throughout and local artist Karen Neal prints dotted around. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with vaulted beamed ceilings. The master bedroom having far-reaching views over the town meadows has a comfortable double bed, whilst the second bedroom has a beautifully crafted Laura Ashley Classic Day bed with trundle. The bathroom is fitted with a shower over the bath. Babies and toddlers can be catered for too. Facilities include a travel cot, high chair and stairgate. We can also recommend a local baby-sitter (this should be arranged in advance of guests' arrival).
The hustle and bustle of town life is close at hand and everything is on the doorstep. From one of England's oldest street markets to antique shops, the town offers an eclectic array of boutiques, independent cafes and restaurants; catering for a wide range of tastes and the best real ale pubs in the region! For those who just want a night in...M & S & Waitrose are just a short walk away. It's quite possible to spend a few days browsing the area without even using your car!
The famous George Hotel, which was once an important coaching inn on the Old North Road is a must see and only a stones throw away.
The surrounding area offers many attractions from water sports, bird watching, cycling and fishing at Rutland Water to the renowned Shakespeare productions and plays at Tolethorpe Hall's open air theatre. There is of course Burghley House, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age with its beautiful park on the southern fringe of the town. Also several other historic houses are within easy reach.
From country walks to cultural attractions it is all within easy walking distance of this comfortable cottage.
There are many and varied events happening locally throughout the year, from arts and craft fairs to outdoor film festivals to ghost walks. To make your holiday even more special - let us use our local knowledge to help you. Please let us know what tickles your fancy and we will endeavour to get it booked!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nearest airports: Stansted, Birmingham or East Mid, Nearest railway: Nearest train statation: Stamford Station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Stamford is one of Britain's finest conservation stone towns. First time visitors will be taken aback by the towns vast array of medieval and Georgian buildings, which have provided the backdrop for several films and costume dramas including Pride and Prejudice, The Golden Bowl and Middlemarch.
In and around Stamford there are plenty of historic and interesting places to visit including the many ornate churches, Browne's Hospital, St George's Square, St Mary's Street, Barn Hill and High Street St. Martin's.
The town has been named as the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times! Reporter Matt Rudd commented in the supplement, titled Best Places to Live in Britain. "Across the green of Stamford's famous water meadows, young families and couples enjoy the day, sipping takeaway coffees from the cosy independent cafes, such as the Fine Food Store, that line the gloriously Georgian high street."
“The town has starred in period dramas from Middlemarch to Pride and Prejudice, just one lucky by-product of Stamford being named Britain's first conservation area. The architecture and honey-stone streets really are magnificent, but that's not all Stamford has to recommend it; this friendly town offers good organic produce as well as designer boutiques.”
There is a broad range of activities available in the area, these include the following:
* Burghley House is an historic Elizabethan House (circa 1587) set amongst the beautiful surroundings of Burghley Park situated on it's outskirts of the town. It features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown in 1754, a gothic greenhouse, stables and a picturesque summerhouse beside the scenic lake. The park is also home to the world renowned 3 day event Burghley Horse Trials which brings visitors to the town from around the world.
* Bird watching, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing and bike hire at Rutland Water.
* Fineshade Woods offers fantastic walks, bike hire and bird watching
* Burghley Golf Course, Greetham Valley, Luffenham Heath, Stapleford Park are all within the nearby vicinity.
* Riverside walks directly from the property as well as many lovely trails and footpaths nearby.
* Horse riding
This is just a flavour of activities - there's so much more, from flower shows to food and craft fairs.........
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28 Sep 2014
"Marvelous what a find."
Didn't know what to expect but once there was not disappointed .the cottage was very welcoming ,the area was lovely overlooking the meadow .never had a softer bed any where else we have stayed… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review about our cottage. Its great to hear back from guests and we are really glad you found everything to your liking and had an enjoyable stay in Stamford. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Isobel and Robert
28 Jul 2014
"A perfect 5 star cottage in a beautiful small town"
This is a first class 5 star cottage in the centre of a beautiful town. It is in walking distance of the huge variety of pubs, cafés and independent shops that Stamford has to offer. It is spotlessly… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. we are so glad you had an enjoyable week in our cottage...and the weather was glorious for you too. Stamford has so much to offer with its places to eat, things to do and see and of course - its friendly people who cant resist having a chat! Hope to see you again soon.
25 Jul 2014
"Fantastic accomodation that we will definitely book again."
We stayed at the cottage to visit relatives over a gloriously sunny weekend in July and loved every minute.The Cottage location is excellent: central to Stamford but on a quiet side street with on str… More
Thank you so so much for your very kind and wonderfully complimentary review. We try very hard to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay in our cottage and I know I would like all the little extras and comforts when I arrived in my chosen place to stay. Holidays away, whether for two nights or two weeks are a treat and we take pride in thinking that's what we achieve for guests. Hope to see you again very soon.
22 Jun 2014
"A real gem in with stunning views in the centre of Stamford"
The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated and furnished. The generous welcome hamper was a real bonus and much appreciated. It was a good representation of local produce.The sitting out a… More
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad you enjoyed your week at our cottage and hope to see you again very soon.
24 May 2014
"Location, Location, Location"
Spent a terrific weekend in this delightful cottage with friends. The cottage is gorgeous with every home comfort. Its location is excellent - in the centre of town with a lovely view over the meado… More
Thank you very much for your kind and helpful review for future guests. Very happy you enjoyed your stay in Stamford and our cottage met with your satisfaction. It really means a great deal to us. Hope to see you again soon.
13 May 2014
"Best holiday property ever stayed at."
Had a great break & weather was fine apart from Thursday.You have lovely cottage with everything that we could possibly need. Was so impressed with the Bose sound bar, bought one for ourselves !Will … More
Thank you so much - what an accolade to have! Really glad that you will be booking again with us.
7 May 2014
A picturesque old cottage overlooking the peaceful Stamford meadows, everything about this place is perfect. The location is central to the town centre while still benefitting from country views; the… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
22 Apr 2014
This cottage was perfectly located for a long weekend in Stamford, the cottage is beautifully decorated, peaceful and very cosy. You could not ask for more the accommodation worked so well and yet y… More
What a lovely lovely heartfelt review. We try to go the extra mile to ensure guests have a relaxing and comfortable break. Hope to see again soon.
7 Mar 2014
"Beautiful, relaxing and perfect"
We stayed with our one year old little boy in February this year. The cottage was spotless and we really couldn't have asked for more.Everything we could have wanted/needed was provided, and mor… More
Thank you for your very kind review and taking the time to write it for future guests. We are really pleased you enjoyed your weekend and that everything worked well for you and your little one. Hope to see you again soon.
26 Feb 2014
I spent a lovely relaxing weekend here in February with my husband, 2-year old daughter and 8-month bump; the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day, a birthday and our last month as a family… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are really happy your enjoyed yourselves and all the treats we left for you to make your weekend special. We look forward to seeing you all again along with the new arrival. Take care.
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