£81 / night
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Clematis cottages - The Retreat, Stamford and Rutland – Home 1433804 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Clematis cottages - The Retreat, Stamford and Rutland – Home 1433804

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 17 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Awarded the Trip adviser "Certificate of Excellence", for 3 years running and Visit Britain's 4 star Gold award "The Retreat" - No 2 Clematis cottages offers a stunning setting from which to enjoy your holiday or romantic short break. Beautifully and very tastefully converted from an old stone outbuilding "The Retreat" is set within 5 acres of private flower and vegetable gardens and benefits from secluded seating areas, spectacular wildlife lakes, and panoramic views. The cottage will be prepared ready for your arrival complete with linen and towels plus all of the basics to get you started.

Peace and tranquility are only some of the reasons why your break will be one to remember! Lodge farm house, built in 1635, is located on a hill top overlooking the medieval hamlet of Aunby on the outskirts of Stamford and enjoys 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 a summerhouse 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 watching the sunset 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.

The Retreat is Visit Britain rated four star and Gold award. It benefits from a double upstairs bedroom, and downstairs a beautifully fitted kitchen complete with Dishwasher, washer/dryer, fan oven with extractor, microwave and all of the utensils that you require to prepare a light lunch or 4 course meal. There is a seating area and luxury shower room, the cottage has been converted from a stone outbuilding which was believed to date back to the eighteenth century. It has 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.

Clematis Cottages are three individual cottages and comprise of 'Clematis Cottage' 'The Retreat' and 'The Eco Barn' there is also a newly converted annex which can be booked either on it's own or with any of the cottages. 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! All properties are fully self contained, and centrally heated making them fully available all year round. (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 6 Bells' at Witham on the hill, 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 "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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is the advisable mode of transport as the local bus only runs every other hour throughout the day. Stamford train station is very handy if you fancy a day out in London or in the other direction is Birmingham.

Interaction with guest

We aim to have the cottage prepared for your arrival from 3pm onwards, as we live on site we are always at hand if you need us but we do like to leave you to relax and enjoy the cottage and grounds. If you could let us know your expected time of arrival we will be here to show you around and hand over the key.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Kaye G.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
2 hours 4 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
16 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Dec 2014. Located in Stamford, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £430 to £487.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

17 reviews

Very Good

“Relaxing County Retreat”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2019

We stayed at the Clematis Cottages, the retreat for two people for one week. It had a very relaxing homely atmosphere. The gardens with a large lily pond,ducks and moor hens also include plenty of seating areas to sit and enjoy your surroundings. We sat and had breakfast in the summer house and in the evening enjoyed watching the bats at sunset. Kaye and Richard are friendly hosts. The Honey from Richards hives is delicious. A good location to explore the area.

Owner's reply: So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review.

“Very enjoyable stay”

Reviewed 5 May 2019

My husband and I stayed in The Retreat, Clematis Cottages for 5 days. It was a good choice and just what we wanted. Peace and quiet, very rural but not a far drive to local amenities and the hosts, Kaye and Richard, were very friendly and welcoming. The complimentary jar of farm honey was delicious and the milk that Kaye left for us was very useful as we had forgotten to bring ours. Kaye recommended The Six Bells at Witham on the hill for a meal and we enjoyed their "Auberge meal" on the Wednesday evening. Good food and very reasonable price. All in all very comfortable, clean and well kept place to stay to visit the surrounding area.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review Karen I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and our recommendation of a place to eat, take care until next time.

“Clematis cottage”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2017

Delightful place, isolated but within easy reach of supermarkets and interesting tourist destinations.

Owner's reply: So happy that you enjoyed your stay, you all seemed to be having fun in the snow with the sledges!

“Fantastic Holiday”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2015

Our stay in Clematis cottage was everything we wanted and much, much more. Excellent accommodation, beautifully and conveniently laid out. Clean and well equipped cottage. Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quiet, exactly what we needed. The hosts were warm and welcoming, we were greeted with a happy smiling face, fresh laid eggs, a jar of home grown honey and fresh flowers on the table. These little touches marked what the holiday was going to be like from the word go. The site is perfectly located for sightseeing, whether you want a city, the seaside, stately homes, gardens or just peace and quiet. I cannot speak too highly of this brilliant home from home. Didn't want to come home and can't wait to make a return visit.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed the garden produce. We look forward to seeing you both again soon when your second book has been published, and so pleased that our Hollyhocks inspired you. Kind regards, Kaye

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kaye the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kaye (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kaye (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kaye (the owner) a message.

If Kaye (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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