Pond Cottage at the Old Vicarage, Caldecott – Home 6623692 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Pond Cottage at the Old Vicarage, Caldecott – Home 6623692
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 3 nights min stay
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4
- Nearest beach 15 km
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Nestled in the Welland Valley Pond Cottage with it's countryside views is the old kitchen annexe of The Old Vicarage, Caldecott, Rutland. Built in 1863 by Rev Thomas Wheeler Gilham, it was divided in the 1970's and the annexe sold off and became Pond Cottage, in September 2014 we were fortunate enough to buy the Cottage & have refurbished it to provide a truly lovely welcoming place to stay. The level open plan layout gives a lovely bright & airy feel to the cottage, on the ground floor there's a spacious lounge decorated eclectically to suit all tastes, with a lovely panoramic wood burning stove for cosy evenings. For entertainment there's a 4K colour TV, blu ray DVD player, wireless ipod speaker , XBox, board games plenty of books to read.The spacious newly fitted modern dining kitchen is fully equipped with everything required to ensure a comfortable stay, including a hob & oven, built in dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave. Patio doors to the patio.Outside
Nestled in the Welland Valley Pond Cottage with it's countryside views is the old kitchen annexe of The Old Vicarage, Caldecott, Rutland. Built in 1863 by Rev Thomas Wheeler Gilham, it was divided in the 1970's and the annexe sold off and became Pond Cottage, in September 2014 we were fortunate enough to buy the Cottage & have refurbished it to provide a truly lovely welcoming place to stay. The level open plan layout gives a lovely bright & airy feel to the cottage, on the ground floor there's a spacious lounge decorated eclectically to suit all tastes, with a lovely panoramic wood burning stove for cosy evenings. For entertainment there's a 4K colour TV, blu ray DVD player, wireless ipod speaker , XBox, board games plenty of books to read.The spacious newly fitted modern dining kitchen is fully equipped with everything required to ensure a comfortable stay, including a hob & oven, built in dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave. Patio doors to the patio.Outside is a separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, so no noisy spinning to interrupt the peace. The ground floor bathroom is bright & airy and has a large shower, full size bath, basin & toilet . Always lots of fluffy towels available along with Molton & Brown toiletries. The ground floor bedroom with a double bed is great for anyone who struggles with stairs, it has a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables & room for a travel cot. Upstairs the master bedroom has a fabulous king size bed and, wardrobe, lovely dressing table, bedside cabinets, it has it's own en suite toilet with wash basin.The garden has a lovely patio with barbecue & views over open countryside. Private parking for two cars. Tea, coffee, jams, spices, sauces, cereals are always available along with milk, eggs, bacon, bred & butter for your first mornings breakfast We are happy to accept & pack away your online shopping by arrangement
The Pond has recently been renovated but is beginning to look a bit happier but this won't impact on your holiday.
Location description from owner
The England region
Rutland is a great destination for travellers who want a countryside feel with plenty to do and without the tourists. It's within half an hours drive of major motorways & trunk roads. This tiny county has two beautiful reservoirs both of which are loved by bird watchers & fishermen, numerous historical places of interest to visit, Rockingham Castle, Burghleigh House, Deene Park, Boughton House & so many more. For the gardeners there are the late Geoff Hamiltons's wonderful BBC gardens at Barnsdale. The stunningly beautiful Stamford, so often used in period dramas which also has great independent shops & for a special occasion The George at Stamford. Steeped in history with it's beautiful market towns, great restaurants, and plenty of things to do, there's something here for everyone.
Newly opened this year is Rutland Water inland beach, fabulous fresh water swimming for all the family
Semi rural location half a mile from the nearest village, 3 miles to the nearest shop, for that rural feel without the total isolation.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- 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).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 27 Apr 2017
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, German
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jun 2015. Located in Rutland, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £660.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Apr 2017.
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– based on 25 reviews
- Very Good
“This cottage has everything!”
We have stayed in many cottages but this one was really hard to beat. Everything was just perfect; beds, sofa and chairs very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. There was a very generous welcome pack left for us. Always plenty of hot water for showers and baths, and a very useful utility room for muddy boots. The owners who live next door, were welcoming but never too obtrusive. During our weekend stay, we visited Lyveden (NT) and walked round Rutland Water to Normanton Church, There are plenty of places to visit in the area, and very attractive villages - we'd like to return to this delightful cottage and see more of Rutland. Thank you Barbara and Philip for creating such a relaxing and well-equipped property.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, there is so much to see in such a tiny county, we hope to see you all again
“Lovely cosy cottage. Excellent tourist location.”
Lovely cosy cottage with very well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished rooms and comfortable beds. Plainly much thought has gone into anticipating what a guest requires. The location is wonderful too. Very quiet, in glorious countryside and conveniently close to Stamford, Rockingham, Rutland Water so outing driving was a minimum. So many things to do or see nearby. Very good food at nearby Sondes Arms. The perfect place to stay for a holiday.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we are very fortunate that we live in such a pretty county which is often overlooked as a holiday destination.
“A fantastic cottage in a lovely area”
Pond Cottage is one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. It is very tastefully furnished and in particular the kitchen is filled with good quality equipment. The garden area is a lovely space to sit, weather permitting. We couldn't get the hang of the shower which seemed to go cold after only one of our party had showered, but as we were only there for 3 nights we managed. - there is a bath too. The welcome pack of wine, bacon, eggs, bread, milk and more was fantastic. Lovely local villages, we enjoyed a meal at the pub in Rockingham. Hope to return one day.
Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely comments about the cottage, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are aware that we are aware we need a bigger tank our plumber is just waiting for a quiet period to fit it, though it does usually manage to do at least 3 showers in succession, it will certainly all be sorted by early September. Hope we may see you all again
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