£114 / night
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Little Thatch, Seaton, Uppingham - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage – Home 1130618 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Little Thatch, Seaton, Uppingham - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage – Home 1130618

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 18 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


'Chocolate Box' Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden, 3 Bedrooms, Beautiful Local Walking & Cycling

** Sister property to local Rutland thatched cottages:

Sticky End, Cottesmore, Near Oakham, Rutland - Property No. 9749
Autumn Cottage, Preston, Near Oakham/Uppingham, Rutland - Property No. 6555591

NB: All our cottages operate a strictly "Non-smoking" & "No pets" policy. Children aged 10 years & over only.


Little Thatch is a charming cottage that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. The tranquil, traditional & private south facing cottage garden (a real sun trap!) has also been transformed with beautiful plants, lawn and a patio area (perfect for al freso dining in fine weather). Little Thatch is an ideal haven for garden & nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and perfect for romantic breaks.

Centrally heated throughout with an electric woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi. All utilities, luxury bed linen and towels plus welcome tray included in rental. Off road parking for 1 car plus ample free street parking.

Sorry, strictly no pets and no smoking property.

Children aged 10 years & over only. Please specify ages on enquiry.

Little Thatch is located in the peaceful conservation village of Seaton in England 's smallest county, Rutland. Located just a 2 minute walk from the traditional village pub, The George & Dragon, and also opposite the beautiful All Hallows Church.

Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provides a beautiful back drop for sailing, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching, golf and walking.

Traditional country pubs offer excellent cuisine, stately homes such as Belvoir Castle, Rockigham Castle, magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials) and National Trust properties including Belton House are within a short drive. Shopping tends to be 'unique and antique' and a pleasurable world away from the shopping centre chains. Geoff Hamilton's legacy of his famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by.

Little Thatch, owing to its charming nature with low ceilings, tiny staircases and nooks & crannies, is perfect for hobbits! If you don't happen to be of similar stature to Bilbo Baggins then be prepared to 'duck or grouse'! Cosy separate dining room. Owing to fact that it is a narrow room, it ideally seats 4 persons, or 5 maximum. The motto of the county of Rutland is "Multum in Parvo", Latin for "Much in Little"...the same is very true of Little Thatch, however please be aware that by its very nature Little Thatch is a charming old cottage but the rooms (downstairs in particular) are fairly if you are looking for large open plan spaces, then at the risk of stating the obvious, Little Thatch is not the cottage for you!

We have made both our thatched holiday cottages extensions of our own home, positioned at the high end of the holiday let market. Guests comment very positively regarding how extremely well furnished & equipped they are....'more than just a holiday home'.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, 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

House rules

Strictly no smoking property.
No pets allowed.
No stag or hen parties.
To use the premises as a private holiday residence for up to 5 persons only and not for any other purposes whatsoever. Only those guests who have been pre-registered on our Booking Form are permitted to stay. Additional persons may be accommodated by prior arrangement only and a nominal charge may apply.


About the owner

Martin & Julia C.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
12 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Nov 2013. Located in Rutland, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £619 to £1145.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jul 2019.


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Guest reviews

18 reviews

Very Good

“Delightful Chocolate Box Cottage”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2016

What a delightful cottage so quaint and pretty. Thank you to Martin and Julia for creating such gem of a place to stay in. The Kitchen is stocked with every utensil you can think of, there were tea, milk, coffee and luxury biscuits waiting for us on arrival. The cottage is home from home. It is a good base for visiting Rutland Water, Stamford, Oakham, Burleigh House, and Uppingham. Well done Martin and Julia on the presentation of the cottage as a whole.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to post such a good review. Positive feedback makes the hard work worthwhile! We hope to be able to welcome you back to one of our thatched Rutland cottages soon! :)

“Perfect place for a quiet, luxurious holiday”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2016

My husband and I have just returned from a week at Little Thatch and it was just perfect. Martin welcomed us with a tour of the house including tips on where to watch out for the low celings - there are many! There was also freshly baked cake, tea, coffee and milk available which was a lovely touch. The cottage itself is wonderful, very quaint with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, but refurbished to the highest standard with every amenity and tasteful decor. The kitchen is well equipped for those who want to cater from home and the garden is a delight, from breakfast to late evening drinks, always in the sun. The local pub serves really good food, ale and cider and is only a 1 minute walk - but is also lovely and quiet, so no risk of loud late night music. Towns of Uppingham and Oakham very close by and full of art and antiques shops, cafes and independent traders, Rutland Water fab for bird watching (Ospreys a must) and lots of local walks straight from the doorstep. All in all a restful, peaceful and throughly enjoyable week, thank you to Martin and Julia.

Owner's reply: Thank you both for being excellent guests & also for the excellent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage, the George & Dragon and the local Rutland & Stamford area. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Martin & Julia

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Martin & Julia (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

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

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Martin & Julia (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 Martin & Julia (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 Martin & Julia the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Martin & Julia (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 Martin & Julia (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Martin & Julia (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Martin & Julia (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. Martin & Julia (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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Martin & Julia (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

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.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

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 Martin & Julia (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 Martin & Julia (the owner) a message.

If Martin & Julia (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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