£92 / night
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Primrose Hall Holiday Cottage, near Rutland Water – Home 236984 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Primrose Hall Holiday Cottage, near Rutland Water – Home 236984

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 42 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


Primrose Hall is a homely cottage in the centre of the lovely village of Empingham, with parking immediately outside. A pub serving hot, home-cooked food is one minutes walk away and open all day. There is also a shop open 7 days a week, a doctors surgery and a hairdressers. Originally a farm building, it was converted in 1863 as a meeting place for The Primrose League, a political organisation set up in memory of Benjamin Disraeli and using his favorite flower as an emblem. In the middle of the 20th Century it lapsed into dis-repair and in 2008 the current owners completely renovated it, converting it into the wonderful holiday cottage it is today. Original features remain including an Ancaster Arms Crest embedded in the stone fireplace, a highly unusual oak block floor in the open plan living area and exposed beams are displayed in every room.

Empingham lies half way in between the historic market towns of Stamford and Oakham. The quaint alleyways and hidden corners in each of the towns are home to some exquisite independent retailers. Stamford, with its Georgian townhouses is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England and is home to Burghley House, one of the most magnificent stately homes in the country.

Rutland Water is home to The British Birdwatching Fair and perfect to enjoy an active or relaxing holiday. Go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fly-fishing, birdwatching, rock climbing, take a cruise or just enjoy the wonderful views with a gentle stroll around its footpaths.

Three miles from Empingham is Barnsdale Gardens, a theme park for garden enthusiasts. Built by Geoff Hamilton for the BBC's Gardeners World, it contains over 30 individually themed gardens and provides courses and events throughout the year.

Rutland may be the smallest county in England, but has two Michelin starred restaurants and many with one or more AA rosettes and is home to The Good Pub Guide's "Pub of the Year". Good quality food is a passion, and the cottage contains a folder with sample menus from over 30 local eateries, as well one with information on the numerous things to do in the area designed to cater for every taste and budget. Both folders are constantly up-dated so you can easily find out "what's on" when you stay.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Staying in a small county surrounded by five others can make it hard to discover all that is on offer in the area, as each county has it's own tourist authority. However the information supplied in Primrose Hall is informative and clear and does not just concentrate on Rutland, but shows attractions close by in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Interaction with guest

A few weeks before your stay, Dale will send you a personal email with details she feels will be useful to you...where to pick up the key, where the thermostat is, how to find the village shop, where the wifi passcode is, where a spare key is located etc. If you have dogs good walks can be suggested and advice on dog friendly pubs.. On your first evening Dale or Helen will call round to answer any queries you may have.


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


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 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

Dale B.
Average reply time:
30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Jun 2012. Located in Rutland, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £625 to £922.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

42 reviews

Very Good

“Everything you could need from a perfect dog friendly cottage”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2018

Primrose Hall cottage, is a cosy comfortable home from home historic holiday accommodation. Ideal for a short or long holiday break, with everything could possibly need, to totally rest and relax. The owners have gone of their way to make sure it’s well equipped.They have thought of everything. That include Comfortable beds, good heating if needed,plenty of towels,books,games a welcoming delicious bowl of fruit, bottles of milk and wine. Our dog was spoilt too by the dog biscuits left for her. With bowls and towels for her if needed.The pretty village has a little well stocked shop and dog friendly pub all within walking distance. And others not too far away. There are plenty of lovely walks in the beautiful surrounding area. We especially fell in love with the Rutland Lakes. So much to do if you enjoy watersports, bike rides or just amazing scenery and walks around the waters. We would definitely like to stay again and have already talked our friends into making a future booking.

“The Ideal pet friendly getaway.”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2018

A wonderful fully equipment home from home cottage in a perfect location. Primrose Hall has been restored to a very high standard with all the requirements a holiday cottage needs. With some essential provisions already supplied, for man, woman and dog, it gives an excellent welcome factor. Rutland is such a great place for all ages to explore. 2nd time we've holidayed in Rutland, not our last! Thank you Catherine and Simon for a great week.

“Perfect Pet Friendly Break”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2018

The cottage is in a beautiful location, and very dog friendly. Catherine the owner has thought of everything, we have never been to a holiday cottage where the owner has left wine,beer, fruit, chocolates and fresh flowers. And even calls round on your first evening to check everything is ok and tell you about the area. She has gone the extra mile and needs to be complemented. The cottage is well placed to visit the likes of Stamford, Oakham, and Rutland Water is within walking distance of the cottage. There are some wonderful walks from the cottage door, and so much to see and do, the 4 days we were up there just wasn't enough. I would highly recommend this cottage to other dog owners, even though the courtyard garden isn't very big don't be put off from going because there are plenty of dog walk places from the front door. There is a pub just down the road called the White Horse which is dog friendly and a small well stocked shop in the village which sells most things. This is a little gem of a cottage for dog people like us, and a added bonus, and one a lot of other cottage owners could learn from is the owner Catherine going all out to make sure people have everything within the cottage they could possibly want and for being so concerned they have a enjoyable time while staying at the cottage.

“Quaint luxury hideaway”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2018

This place is just what we needed. Long Girlie weekend to getaway from it all, in a stay at a fabulous And extremely well equipped cottage. I would definitely recommend this place to stay. The area is just lovely too......a visit to the white horse literally yards away from the front door is a must we had a good feed from the sunday specials menu that was delicious especially after a long walk around the surrounding countryside. The owners are lovely and make sure you have everything you need. We will be back. Louise, Angela, Bec and Nicola. X

“Every possible need catered for!”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2017

Our stay at Primrose Hall, Empingham has been wonderful...Catherine made us feel welcome and at home...the walks are so accessible...the cottage had everything we could wish for...and dog friendly too! We'll definitely be back!

“Beautiful holiday home!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2013

We found this accommodation only a few days before our trip and the owner couldn't have been more accommodating! Everything was arranged in a couple of emails and absolutely no fuss! It's amazing how this property has been renovated and the owners have done a fantastic job down to the tiny details! We had fresh flowers and fruit waiting for us on arrival as well as high chair and travel cot which made travelling with a baby a lot easier! The village is beautiful and really close to Rutland waters (5 min drive) where there's plenty to entertain you for the day! Would definitely go again!

“Privliged to say we have stayed at Primrose Hall AMAZING.”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2013

Catherine & Simon made us so welcome especially Cracker our rescue dog. This village hall conversion is stunning Catherine & Simon must feel very proud, so comfortable cosy and short of nothing. A very welcome bottle of wine also the special touches fresh fruit and flowers and choccies pure heaven thats all I can say and many thanks for a great stay. We also found all the information about the surrounding area very useful.


Reviewed 6 Oct 2012

From the moment I booked this property up until I left everything was perfect. I arrived to the most wonderful welcome of fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk which I was desperate for a cuppa after a long drive. On top of that the most amazing bowl of fruit and some treats for my dog. This was so thoughtful of the owner and nothing I have ever received before. The cottage was amazing, clean, spacious and every piece of equipment needed in the kitchen and more than I had expected. Too many little touches to mention but you will not be disappointed. The beds are extremely comfy and I had some of the best nights sleep especially being away from home. I cannot fault this propery in anyway. The location was also perfect I was looking to do some biking, and walking and I was able to bike to Rutland Water from the cottage and take the dog to the enclosed part for a safe run of the lead and having a springer spaniel he needed to run free so only being 2 mins in the car it was perfect. Some beautiful walks around and the owner has a folder packed of things to do, places to eat and lots of laminated walks for you to try so if you are stuck for things to do, you will be able to find something. I can't wait to go back and was very sorry to leave. It was one of the most relaxing holidays I have had in a long time and a lot of that was the accommodation and location. Thank you for renting out your beautiful home.

“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a lovely location”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on a cycling/walking visit to Rutland. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and superbly equipped with everything you could need plus nice touches such as wine, fruit, coffee tea and milk to get you started. The owner was very accommodating and helpful and was happy to squeeze us in at short notice. The cottage is located in a lovely village close by Rutland Water and was ideal for us as it was just a short hop on our bikes to view and enjoy this picturesque area. With the towns of Stamford and Oakham closeby it is in an ideal location to explore this delightful part of the country.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Dale (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Dale (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Dale (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Dale (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Dale (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

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

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Dale (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

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 Dale (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 Dale (the owner) a message.

If Dale (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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