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Mouse Cottage Cottage

2bedrooms
4sleeps
2nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Mouse Cottage (no we don't know why it is called Mouse Cottage, it always has been according to locals) is a stone and brick built cottage which sits opposite the village green in the beautiful village of Braunston-in-Rutland. The cottage has oil fired central heating, (it also has a multi fuel burner in the dining room and an open fire in the lounge). It is fully double glazed and can comfortably accommodate four people. The main bedroom has a King Size double bed and the second bedroom has a Captains bed (one bed slides out from underneath the other) . It has a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Rutland is England's smallest county and is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Rutland Water is only 6 miles away, so Mouse Cottage is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Opportunities at Rutland Water include fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and windsurfing.

Mouse Cottage (no we don't know why it is called Mouse Cottage, it always has been according to locals) is a stone and brick built cottage which sits opposite the village green in the beautiful village of Braunston-in-Rutland. The cottage has oil fired central heating, (it also has a multi fuel burner in the dining room and an open fire in the lounge). It is fully double glazed and can comfortably accommodate four people. The main bedroom has a King Size double bed and the second bedroom has a Captains bed (one bed slides out from underneath the other) . It has a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Rutland is England's smallest county and is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Rutland Water is only 6 miles away, so Mouse Cottage is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Opportunities at Rutland Water include fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. For children, in addition to cycling, there is an adventure playground, a climbing wall and a butterfly farm with aquatic centre.

Location description from owner

The Rutland region

Braunston is an attractive village just 2 miles from Rutland's market town of Oakham (market on Saturdays), 6 miles from Uppingham (famous for its public school and its most famous pupil Stephen Fry, and market on Friday), 17 miles from Leicester and 12 miles from the Georgian town of Stamford (home to Middlemarch) which has a charming shopping area. Braunston has two local pubs, The Old Plough and the Blue Ball (which is the oldest pub in Rutland) both offering first-rate food and ale, and having the added advantage of both being only a few minutes walk from Mouse Cottage.

Rutland is England's smallest county and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Rutland hosts England's largest man made lake, Rutland Water. This is only some 6 miles away, so Mouse Cottage is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Opportunities at Rutland Water include fishing, bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and windsurfing. For children, in addition to cycling, there is an adventure playground, a climbing wall and a butterfly farm with an aquatic centre.

Oakham and surrounding areas have numerous fine restaurants, takeaways and public houses.

Rutland

Locally there are many other attractions including Rockingham Castle, Burghley House, home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials, Belvoir Castle, Rutland Water Nature Reserve and the famous Barnsdale Gardens, made famous by the late Geoff Hamilton in Gardeners World. Historic Buildings in the area include the Great Hall of Oakham Castle (free entrance) which is filled with horseshoes given by visiting aristocracy and the Bede House in Lyddington, originally built as the Bishop's Palace.

Oakham is just two miles away and there is a lovely mix of small shops along the High Street and the side streets, together with one two storey department store. There are Co-op and Tesco supermarkets, a train station and numerous restaurants and pubs.

Melton Mowbray (9miles) is Rural Capital of Food and is famous for Melton Mowbray pies and Stilton Cheese. On Tuesdays and Fridays there are farmers markets, and additionally on Tuesday there is the livestock and street market.

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Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

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

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings
  • House swap

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Marilyn and Richard J
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
09 Apr 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“nice cottage, helpful owner”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2012

Mouse Cottage is well positioned close to Oakham and is well equipped and should be comfortable. I say 'should be' because, unfortunately, the heating and hot water packed up during our stay and it was freezing! fortunately the owner was understanding and helpful, and refunded our charge when we finally gave up and moved out. Don't worry - he said the boiler was being replaced so future guests shouldn't suffer the same way.

We are really sorry that our guests stay was spoilt by a fault on the boiler, a full refund was the least we could do in the circumstances. The burner unit has been replaced and all is now working perfectly. Mouse Cottage is cosy again. Marilyn and Richard

“What a lovely cottage in a great village in a fantastic area.”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2011

Our recent stay at Mouse cottage was a joy. The cottage is equiped with everything you need for a break in the quiet countryside. Rutland water is a must to visit and is not far from the cottage. Oakham is close to Braunston take a visit to the Grainstore Brewery (next to the train station) or just wonder round the small shops. We look forward to our next visit to Mouse Cottage and another relaxing break.

We are very pleased our guests enjoyed their stay at Mouse Cottage and that they enjoyed the many delights of Rutland and Rutland Water. We look forward to welcoming them back again in the near future.

“Dream Cottage in Delightful Village”

Reviewed 24 May 2011

This is an excellent cottage.It is very comfortable and clean with two good bedrooms and a downstairs bath/shower room.There is a suntrap garden just right for a bbq.Ample information is given about the large number of places to visit in the area.Rutland water is nearby with its wide range of outdoor activities including ,walking,cycling,birdwatching.The village has two very good pubs with real ale and tasty food.The area has a variety of interesting pubs and restaurants. It is a very good place for a romantic break or an outdoor activity holiday. We were reluctant to leave and look forward to our next visit.

We were delighted to receive this review and pleased that our visitors were so happy with Mouse Cottage and our village. We hope that they will stay again in the future!

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