two chapel lane
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set in one of Rutland's pretty villages, two chapel lane is an eighteenth century stone-built Grade II listed cottage and former barn that sleeps up to 6 people (max 4 adults). It includes a wood burner in the sitting room and pretty walled courtyard garden for al fresco dining.
Suitable for guests looking for a grown-up getaway as well as those with tots in tow, there's an eat-in kitchen, sitting room (with double sofa bed), master bedroom with king-size bed and second double bedroom. The bathroom has a shower and bath. The interior is decorated in a contemporary English country style, with antique furniture, white Egyptian cotton bedding, Cath Kidston fabrics and traditional Farrow & Ball paints. There's also an extensive DVD collection, Sky TV, books and board games. Guests can pre-order breakfast hampers as well as Champagne, flowers or chocolates for their arrival.
Babies and toddlers are well catered for too. Facilities include a travel cot, high chair, stairgate and toy basket. We can also recommend a local baby-sitter (this should be arranged in advance of guests' arrival).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted or Birmingham, Nearest railway: Stamford|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, 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||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Our accommodation consists of:
• Master bedroom with king-size bed and stripped wood floors
• Second bedroom with double bed
• Sitting room with two sofas, stone walls and wood burning stove
• Double sofa bed in sitting room
• Eat-in kitchen with shaker style units and granite worktops
• Bathroom with shower and bath
• Pretty walled courtyard garden with table, chairs and lighting
• Double glazed hardwood doors and windows
Our facilities include:
• Complimentary wifi
• Sky+ and On-Demand
• Integrated washing machine and dryer
• Electric oven and gas hob
• Small freezer
• DVD player and extensive range of DVDs
• Digital Radio
• Books, games and magazines
• Bed linen, towels and hairdryer
• Complimentary tea and coffee
For Babies and Toddlers:
• Travel cot with mattress and changing mat
• Sheets and hypo-allergenic pillow
• High chair and bottle warmer
• Stair gate
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is available at the top of the lane, approximately 5 metres from the cottage
Changeover days are Monday and Friday, with guests asked to vacate the property no later than 10:30am and arrive no sooner than 4pm.
A minimum three nights' stay is required at weekends and four nights mid-week
Guests are asked for a £100 refundable breakages deposit
Costs include all bed-linen and towels
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar are included free of charge
two extra services are charged separately
two chapel lane operates a non-smoking policy
We do not allow pets in the cottage
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The Heart of England/Peak District
Rutland is a relatively unknown gem, situated in the east of England, north of Cambridgeshire. It doesn't have the high profile of the Cotswolds or the Lake District and yet it is equally stunning.
The area is renowned for its beautiful Georgian stone-built market towns and villages, the Burghley Estate with its Capability Brown-designed gardens, Rutland Water and its beautiful countryside. The area has recently featured in the films of Pride and Prejudice, The Da Vinci Code and Middlemarch.
two chapel lane is situated in the pretty village of Ketton, just four miles from the Georgian market town of Stamford. There are two local pubs, a convenience store (with post office facilities) and a church; and all just a short stroll away.
Visitors have easy access to a variety of activities and events including sailing, fishing, bird watching, cycling, golf, concerts and the theatre as well as cosy pubs and some excellent restaurants. Stamford also offers some great shopping including stylish boutiques, gift shops and specialist food stores.
Local supermarkets include M&S and Tesco. The popular Burghley Horse Trials take place every September.
A 3,100 acre reservoir providing sport and leisure facilities as well as supporting wildlife conservation. Visitors can take part in sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat, go bird-watching or fishing, or just relax by the water around the 25 mile shoreline. It is the largest man-made lake in Western Europe. www.rutlandwater.org.uk
A unique open air theatre re-built in 1993. With 600 seats and a permanent fabric canopy over the auditorium facing the open air stage, it is set against a beautiful woodland background. It now attracts more than 30,000 people from the UK and Overseas to the annual 13-week summer season of Shakespeare plays. www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk/tolethorpe-hall.htm
A large country estate on the edge of Stamford. The house was designed and built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The main part of the House has 35 major rooms, with a further 80 smaller rooms, numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The parkland was laid out by Capability Brown. It is open to visitors from April until October. The famous Burghley Horse Trials are held in September. www.burghley.co.uk
The gardens at Barnsdale in Rutland, were built by gardener Geoff Hamilton over several years for BBC TV Gardeners' World programme & various other BBC specials. Since his death in 1996, his gardens have been open to the public & include a nursery and unusual plants, mainly propagated from the gardens. www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk
Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary's Street, just off St George's Square
The Arts Centre houses a theatre/cinema, assembly room, cafe, art gallery and tourist information centre. The assembly room complete with chandeliers, dates back to 1727. The theatre was added 51 years later and is one of England's earliest provincial theatres. www.stamfordartscentre.com
The Meadows, Near Stamford Town Centre, South of Bath Row
Originally called the Water Meadows, the Meadows is a pleasant place to picnic, sit and relax and watch or feed the birds. It provides level walking along the River Welland, where you'll find the Boudicea plaque recording her pursuit of the Romans, and is the starting point for the Jurassic Way. There are footpaths to the villages of Easton-on-the-Hill and Tinwell.
Stamford Museum, Broad Street, Stamford
The museum sets out the history and archaeology of the town from its earliest times to today with displays, exhibitions and galleries. The museum organises a yearly series of public lectures and its archives are available to view for researchers and students.
All Saints Brewery, Just off Red Lion Square in Stamford town centre
Originally established in 1825 as a steam-operated brewery, it was restored in the late 1990's to produce specialised fruit beers from a micro-brewery known as Melbourn Bros All Saints Brewery. It has a coffee lounge, restaurant and brewery shop and is open for guided tours and tastings by pre-arrangement.
All Saints' Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford town centre
Dating back to the 13th Century and rebuilt by the Brownes after suffering damage during the Wars of the Roses, this striking church in Red Lion Square has Browne family memorial brasses, a carved angel roof, stained glass windows and a reredos of the Last Supper. Open daily. www.allsaintschurch.org.uk
Brownes Hospital, Stamford Town Centre
The wealthy wool merchant, William Browne, and his wife, Margaret, founded this almshouse in the late 15th Century to house 10 poor men and 2 poor women with a Warden and a Confrater, both of whom were to be priests in holy orders. Despite extensive 19th Century restorations much of the medieval stained glass, original furniture and archives remain. Open weekends and Bank Holidays May-September.
Rutland Water Fly Fishing
RWFF can provide everything for your FlyFishing Adventure. Total beginner, improver, gift day, treat, company event, fun day, ladies days, company away day, team building, stag event. www.rutlandwaterflyfishing.co.uk
Running from Boston on the Lincolnshire coast to the Dorset coast at Abbotsbury, it passes through Ketton and Stamford along the way and is 290 miles in length. www.macmillanway.org
Starting in Oakham, Rutland and finishing in Harling Road Station, Norfolk, this route also passes through Ketton and Stamford. www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/countryside/activities/distance/Hereward.htm
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21 May 2014
"Great stay with 2 small children"
Great cottage, beautifully furnished and well equipped for young children with blackout blinds, cots etc. we stayed with our 2 year old and 4 month old baby over a lovely sunny weekend. Burlurgh house… More
Thank-you very much for you lovely review - I'm really pleased that you liked both the cottage and the area. It's a shame that the Northwick Arms was closed during your visit. I understand it's just been sold and is opening under new ownership - so hopefully it will be up and running again if you do make a return visit. Kind regards, Gillian
30 Jan 2014
"A wonderful cottage to stay in."
The cottage was absolutely perfect, everything you could possibly want. The area is very picturesque.… More
Thank-you very much for your kind review - I really appreciate it. Kind regards, Gillian
23 Jan 2014
"Quintessential country cottage in lovely village location"
We had a lovely weekend at 2 Chapel Lane with our toddler and parents/in-laws. The cottage is extremely well equipped for children, which means you really can pack light. The decor is lovely, and alth… More
Thank-you very much for your kind review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Kind regards, Gillian
2 Jan 2014
"Perfect cosy cottage stay"
The photographs of this property are fantastic and don't even do it justice- this is one of those rare occasions where it is better in real life!
The cottage is gorgeous, really beautifully and thoughtfully decorated in a cosy country style.
The kitchen is clean and modern with dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The oven is easy to use and there are simple instructions for all the appliances. There is a wide selection of DVDs in the living room, as well as books and CDs plus Sky+, no chance of getting bored if you're staying for a while! The log burner is a great feature especially if you're staying during winter as we did.
It's next door to a pub but we didn't notice at all noise wise. Plus really handy if you want to pop out for a drink without going far.
The owner had thoughtfully left us a pint of milk and a bottle of prosecco which was such a kind touch!
Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Thank-you very much for your very kind review. It's always great to know that guests enjoy staying at our cottage and would be happy to recommend it to their family and friends. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Gillian
31 Dec 2013
"Divine little Cottage"
I can't speak more highly of this lovely cottage. We stayed over the Christmas period and it was a complete delight. Pictures do not do the place justice - it is chic, pretty and cosy. The cottag… More
Thank-you very much for your lovely review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage over Christmas. Kind regards, Gillian
2 Oct 2013
"perfect for a cozy romantic getaway and close to Stamford!!!"
We stayed here for 2 weeks as we were getting married at the George in Stamford and were not from the area. We needed somewhere close to the town. We had friends and family visit from all over the … More
Thank-you for your kind review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we helped make your wedding such a happy occasion. We hope to see you both again in the near future. Gillian
15 Aug 2013
"A cute, well equipped cottage. A lovely place to stay!"
The cottage was clean and well equipped. It had everything you need when travelling with small children including a travel cot, black out blinds, steriliser and toys. There was plenty of space in all … More
Thank-you very much for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Gillian
9 Jun 2013
"Charming well equipped cottage"
We had a short mid-week break in this very charming cottage with our two year old. She normally doesn't sleep well but obviously felt very at home here and slept wonderfully! This cottage is well… More
Thank-you for your lovely feedback - I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay. I didn't realise exercise classes were held at the chapel next door, so will definitely post that on to our Facebook page for future guests. Hope to see you all again soon.
12 Mar 2013
"Cosy, warm and well equipped"
Overall very comfortable stay and owners went to great lengths to accommodate our needs. Parking was easy. Only minor issues were that better operating instructions for TV, oven and microwave would have made it a bit easier but nothing to stop us going back again.
7 Dec 2012
"Lovely country retreat"
My boyfriend and I stayed at 2 Chapel Lane for 3 nights in December. It definitely exceeded our expectations and I would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat amongst lovely countryside. The … More
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