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The Old Post Office – Home 5345422 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Old Post Office – Home 5345422

Excellent Excellent – based on 12 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is a downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from the lake.

Welcome basket - bread/milk/eggs/butter/jam. Shampoo and shower gel and soap provided.

Hambleton village has an excellent pub called The Finches with terrace overlooking the lake. Hambleton Hall, a Michelin starred hotel is also in the village. There is

The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is a downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from the lake.

Welcome basket - bread/milk/eggs/butter/jam. Shampoo and shower gel and soap provided.

Hambleton village has an excellent pub called The Finches with terrace overlooking the lake. Hambleton Hall, a Michelin starred hotel is also in the village. There is a cycling path around the lake and the Hambleton pensinsula. Fly fishing and sailing is also available on the lake. Oakham is 2 miles away providing a selection of restaurants and pubs and shopping facilities and Uppingham is 5 miles away and the larger Georgian and Medieval town of Stamford is around 10 miles away. The Finches pub has an excellent NEW YEAR party. The chef used to work at Le Manoir Aix Quatre Saisons and goes to town at New Year and there is a live band.

There are a variety of activities nearby. The lake has various activity centres including bird watching ( Osprey nest on the lake) and canoeing and windsurfing as well as open water swimming. Rutland Sailing club is nearby. There is a golf course overlooking the lake, falconry centre, horseriding, picnicing areas. Rutland water is one of the best fly fishing lakes in Europe.

The Old Telegraph and Post Office is newly renovated to a high standard and newly listed to the market. It was renovated for my parents who are now contemplating moving to Hambleton!

Rutland is England's smallest County around 90 miles from London. It is like a small Cotswolds. Hambleton can be reached by rail via Peterborough ( 45 minutes from Kings Cross) to Oakham (25 mins) with a connecting train. Journey time around 1.5hrs. Oakham is 2 miles from Hambleton. Alternatively Rutland can be reached from the A1 turnoff at Peterborough ( 2-2.5 hours from London)

Hambleton Bakery is nearby owned by Hambleton Hall. It won Britain's best bakery and is open 7 days a week.( Located near Exton in a copse) Exton also has a lovely pub. You can get fresh bread and various types of British tarts and buns from Hambleton Bakery. It serves many of the hotels and pubs in the area.

Oakham, 2 miles away has a deli in Mill Lane called Otters as well as a few lovely shops including Cavells, a small department store selling designer clothes and there is a large Tesco. Cooperative supermarket is a short drive away as is a drive-in M&S. The Barn is a lovely small restaurant in the town and the Bakers Yard is also a nice lunch place. There are several other cafes and restaurants. Stamford around 10 miles away has a broader selection of shops and The George Coaching Inn is recommended for food. Burghley House nearby hosts a selection of events all year. There is more than enough to do for a week holiday in the area.

Oakham castle is in the town of Oakham surrounded by the old moat and inside Oakham Castle is a selection of large horse shoes including one recently donated by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Another excellent pub is located in Clipsham called the Olive Branch. It also in the Michelin guide for 2014.

Location description from owner

The England region

Rutland is a beautiful county - the smallest in England. There are a lot of villages in stone similar to the Cotswolds. Oakham and Uppingham towns are in the County and Stamford is just over the border in Lincolnshire. All these towns provide a good quality of shopping, cafes and restaurants. Hambleton is situated on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland water. Hambleton Hall hotel is in the middle of the village and has a Michelin starred restaurant and views over the lake. The Finches Pub in the village has restaurant quality food and also has a lovely terreace with views to the North and Burley House on the hill which is now a private residential estate. Burghley House an Elizabethan Estate is in Stamford about 8 miles from Hambleton ( Burghley Horse trials in August) Stamford is also home to the George Hotel a 15th Century coaching inn with an excellent restaurant. Stamford is very interesting architecturally with Georgian and medieval architecture.

Rutland water has a range of activities. You can rent bicycles and cycle around the lake and peninsula. There is a man-made beach, various cafes and walking is very popular. There are few crowds so there is a generally hassle-free activity environment. Rutland Water bird centre has views over marshes where a variety of rare birds breed. The British Bird fair is held on the lake every August. Rutland water has a sailing club and water sports facilities and the lake is one of the best fly fishing lakes in Europe and well stocked with trout.

There is an owl centre with various rare owl breeds nearby.

Hambleton

The National Space Centre is in Leicestershire about 35 minutes drive away ( selection of NASA rockets) Foxton Locks has the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system is in South Leicestershire South of Market Harborough. Belvoir Castle which has 16000 acres of grounds and a pheasant and patridge shoot is in Lincolnshire and Rockingham Castle is around 15 miles away in Northamptonshire. Rutland borders 4 counties - Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. King Richard III centre has opened in Leicester and you can also visit the battle of Bosworth fought in 1485 which was in a field south of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire. Oakham Castle, Oakham. Burley House on the HIll ( private residential estate).

Places to eat : Hambleton Hall in Hambleton with a Michelin star but book well ahead ( 6 weeks if possible), The Olive Branch Clipsham ( Michelin Guide), The Finches Pub in Hambleton ( book ahead - food is restaurant quality), The Barn, Oakham ( a restaurant), The Lord Nelson Pub, Oakham, The Lakeside, Uppingham ( restaurant), The Kings Arms ( Wing), The George Hotel Stamford rated 4.5. The Fox and Hounds, Exton, Barnsdale Lodge ( Hotel and restaurant) , Barnsdale ( Hotel), The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham ( afternoon tea), Gates Nurseries ( Fantastic Christmas sale where people drive from miles around to shop also a small restaurant), Barnsdale Gardens, Whitwell for adventure playground, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, cafes and outdoor gym.

Regular events in the area : Hallaton Bottle kicking Easter Monday ( thought to be the foundation of the game of rugby and is a battle between the villages of Medbourne and Hallaton over caskets of beer ), Burghley Horse trials at Burghley House in Stamford, The summer sees outdoor concerts at Burghley and at Christmas there are carols and at Easter an Easter egg hunt as well as various country fairs. British Bird watching fair Rutland Water August, Hambleton Hall hotel features special wine dinners and lunches throughout the year, The Rutland Bell ferry features dinners on the lake including bird watching, sailing competitions on Rutland Water, Comedy Festival in Leicester 4-22 Feb. Rockingham castle features various events including the kennel club agility festival and a Viking festival with fighting in August and the Rockingham fair in September and a Victorian Christmas feature in Dec.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Sharon D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
27 Nov 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Oct 2014. Located in Hambleton, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £1200.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Nov 2016.

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“a perfect house”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

6 of us stayed here for 5 days - perfect location, great house, comfy beds and space to spread out in.

Thank you. It helps my business if guests leave a nice review. Sharon

“Superb”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

A super house in a stunning location. Extremely well presented and very well equipped. The owner was very friendly and very helpful.

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