Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Clematis cottages 1 and 2 have been established for over 10 years and we are continuously improving all aspects of the venue. Many of our guests have returned to us over 12 times during this period.
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Lodge farm house, built in 1635, overlooking the medieval hamlet of Aunby and is located on a hill top with views of rolling countryside, fields and forests to all four aspects The peace and tranquility that surround the cottages helps you to unwind away from the pressures and stresses of day to day living. Even the wi-fi reaches out into the garden so you can book your day return to see a London show whilst enjoying the views. It is the ideal location for a "get away from it all' holiday or short break.
Richard and Kaye who live in the seventeenth century farmhouse on site, bought Lodge farm in the year 2000 and since then have worked tirelessly to create a sanctuary for wildlife and wild birds. Jokingly, their friends refer to them as Tom and Barbara (for those who can remember the "Good life!" )
They have created a vegetable and herb garden to die for, with herbs also planted in the flower borders for guests to help themselves. In the springtime lambs are often brought on in the paddock behind the farmhouse, and beside the apiary the ducks and chickens go about their business ensuring that fresh eggs, vegetables, and honey are almost always available.
2007 saw the addition of the wildlife lake and ponds to the flower meadow. Attracting a variety of regular visitors ranging from ducks, red kites, woodpeckers and damsel and dragon flies, to deer, hares and badgers. (Keen bird and bat enthusiasts are regular guests.)
Strategically sited benches and summerhouses are inset into the copse of native trees and around the lake and meadow enabling guests to enjoy the simple pleasures of watching nature at it's finest; whilst sipping a glass of wine whilst the sunsets on the western horizon. Many guests enjoy an evening stroll along the bridle path, and some even bring their fishing rods and visit the local Mary Wood fishing lakes which are only a short walk away.
Clematis cottages 1 and 2 can be booked as a whole or individually. Both properties are fully self contained, and centrally heated making them fully available all year round.
Visit Britain rated five star Cottage 1 features 3 double bedrooms, beautifully furnished family lounge, shaker style kitchen and dining area to seat 8, with a family bathroom upstairs, and shower room downstairs, and not forgetting the very useful laundry/drying room.
Visit Britain rated four star Gold award Cottage 2 (1 bedroom, beautifully fitted kitchen/ living area, luxury shower room) have been converted from stone outbuildings which are believed to date back to the eighteenth century have been sympathetically restored and tastefully converted retaining many original features and oak beams to provide luxury accommodation, and is furnished to a very high standard. (When the cottages are booked to accommodate 10 there is a quality double sofa bed in the living area.)
Recently completed, and pending Visit Britain inspection, (The "Eco barn") -cottage 3 is an English heritage green oak framed building, which has been built to encompass everything we strive to achieve in being green. The cottage benefits from a biomass boiler based heating system, low energy lighting, innovative "green" building materials, rain water harvesting -feeding the lake and ponds and much much more.
Cottage 3 is a beautifully presented oak building. It features two large downstairs bedrooms which can be set up as a superking and double, or double and twin, complete with a downstairs luxury shower room and laundry room. The solid oak kitchen (fan oven, hob, extractor, fridge and freezer, microwave and dishwasher) also benefits from an oak dining table which extends to seat 6. Upstairs there is a beautiful spacious family lounge and adjacent office area.
Cottage 3 is positioned between the farmhouse and the newly completed stone barn. (Richard's office, developing innovative and ground breaking renewable energy projects for the rural community.)
All cottages benefit from dedicated parking areas, and the all important high speed internet (wi-fi) connectivity, (so rare in the countryside,) and mobile phone connectivity is not an issue ensuring that if you need to be in contact with the outside world, you are!
To see more please visit www.clematiscottages.co.uk website for loads of photos and the all important Trip Advisor customer reviews.
When taken together all three cottages can accommodate 12 in comfort, or 14 with the use of the sofa bed in cottage 2. (Please call Kaye directly to chat about details on holidays/breaks for larger groups.) We always try to ensure that when parties are sharing the facilities available that their wishes are respected. For our younger guests there are 2 cots and high chair available. Clematis cottages make the ideal venue for those very special family /friends reunions, and there is always a quiet sanctuary for Grandma and Grandpa to retreat to!
The award winning town of Stamford, Rutland water, Burghley house and the Elizabethan Tolethorpe hall (venue for the open air Shakespeare productions) are all only a few minutes drive away. Fine dining is on our doorstep with the "Olive Branch" pub of the year 2013 in nearby Clipsham, and the "Jackson Stops"country Inn at Stretton.
Nearby Ryhall, is home to the local post office and general store, -good for the Sunday paper together with the relatively new "Wicked Witch" restaurant and the locals Green Dragon pub serving fresh pizzas.
The river Gwash which runs through Ryhall marks the start of many stunning walks, in fact 19th Century poet John Clare is said to have walked his girlfriend from Great Casterton to Ryhall along the banks of the river on summer evening after a day working at the Lime Kilns in nearby Pickworth.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands (Nottingham) 100 km, Nearest railway: Stamford 10 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||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The medieval hamlet of Aunby, was originally a small village with Church and Monastery unfortunately falling victim to the black death in the mid 1300's. Stamford is located in the south western tip of Lincolnshire bordering onto Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Stamford and the surrounding areas are steeped in history, with Burghley House hosting the annual Burghley Horse trials at the beginning of September attracting well over 300,000 visitors over a four day period.
Stamford as a town is also a well known tourist attraction. The first staging post on the great North road from London to Scotland to change the horses at the famous George Hotel, steeped in history and quoted as being "the finest stone town in England."
A favourite with the film buffs as Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, The Three Musketeers,and the Da Vinci code were all filmed locally.
Fotheringhay, (Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded here) and the cathedral cities of Peterborough and Lincoln a short drive away.The Knights Templar set forth from the surrounding villages on crusades to Jerusalem and Aunby is actually referenced in the doomsday book.
The area benefits from a host of County houses, golf clubs and wonderful gardens (Geoff Hamilton's Barnsdale gardens for example.)
The local area is famous for fine eating (Melton Mobray being the home of Pork pies, and locally produced blue vein Stilton Cheese,) with Stamford being voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times.
Although located in rural England London is very easily reached by train (Peterborough station to Kings Cross in less than 50 minutes, making a shopping trip and London show easily available.
Rutland water is a favorite haunt for walkers, birdwatchers, fly fishermen, cyclists etc
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18 Feb 2014
"A Cosy Retreat"
We stayed in cottage two during December for a week and had such a brilliant time. The service we experience the whole week was great, Kaye & Richard (the owners) were very attentive and did their utm… More
Hi there, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, thanks for a great review and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Kaye
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