The smallest county in England, this East Midlands delight is predominantly rural, and therefore incredibly scenic. With the enormous Rutland Water lake in the centre of the county, and plenty of activities on offer, isn’t it time you booked your next holiday rental in Rutland?
But there's lots of excitement to be had, both on and off the lake, and some incredible routes for walking, cycling, or just generally exploring.
What to Do
Uncover local history at the Rutland County Museum, and get a feel for what it would be like to live in such a rural area. Oakham Castle is a charming place to look around, with an unusual horseshoe collection that's well worth checking out.
Get out on the lake. Whether you prefer sailing or fishing, it's a beautiful place to spend some time. Or head for Aqua Park Rutland, an adrenaline-packed inflatable obstacle experience on the water that the adventurous will love.
Top Rutland Travel Tips
To enjoy some of the best of the rural English countryside, be sure to book your next holiday rental in Rutland today.
Top Destination reviews
The house is wonderful, it was spotlessly clean, everything was provided.
We really enjoyed every minute in this house. The village is pittoresque, the area is quiet, the landscape beautiful.
Beds were very comfortable, two bathrooms available. Linen and towels provided very exceptionally clean and fresh.
A perfect stay, we fully recommend this place. …
GLASTON, stylish interior, open-plan, Exton
We booked this last minute (couple of days before we planned to travel) and, with only a small selection of properties available in the area, figured we may have to accept a few concessions. Not so with this lodge. Set in a lovely quiet area just North of the main road traversing the Northern shore line of Rutland Water, the reservoir is a 15 walk from the site - great for a quick dog walk, or a few minutes by car. The lodge was extremely well equipped - a home from home - and very comfortable and clean. The photos on the website unfortunately make these lodges look s bit tired (in my opinion) and do not do them justice. Made with ecology in mind, they are very warm and well insulated. Being a lovely summer, the log burner was not required but with this lit, in winter, this would create a lovely cozy atmosphere in the lodge after dark. Rutland Water and neighbouring villages have a lot to offer walkers, cyclists and nature lovers - Ospreys were in the area as we visited. The lodge takes dogs which is a bonus. Thankfully, the hotel also allows dogs in its bar/restaurant and this theme is common throughout the area with many pubs and restaurants also welcoming people with their 4 legged friends. We will most definitely be back to this lovely place. …
The Gallery Apartment, Oakham, Rutland
The Gallery was clean and well maintained. The location is ideal for exploring Oakham requiring only a short walk to visit the town centre, shops and the castle etc.The WiFi worked very well and the TV offered a wide variety of programmes. …
Near Rutland Water. A Pet Friendly 18th Century Cottage with a historical Past.
Everything you could need from a perfect dog friendly cottage
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. …
Character spacious High Street apartment in the heart of historic Uppingham
Dave and Sue are delightful hosts. The flat is very clean, comfortable and stylish. Fantastic location for amenities of Uppingham. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the accommodation. …
Garden Apartment, Manton Lodge
A charming oasis with delightful views, gardens and a warm welcome.
A great location with easy access to Rutland Water’s walking and cycling circuit. Plenty of walking other routes. Central to Oakham & Uppingham (3 miles) and Stamford 20 minutes by car.
Small villages like Brooke with a glorious church that featured in a film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.
The apartment cosy & charming. We stayed for 4 weeks Oct / Nov. The central heating was good with plenty of hot water, the layout was good with adequate cooking facilities and storage spaces though no freezer. Bedroom was perfect to wake to views of the countryside in a super king size bed and a good size bathroom.
It was quiet, though I’m not sure if that had anything to do with the upstairs apartment being vacant.
Reminds us so much of the Cotswolds with the honey colour stonework, weather excellent.
This location and apartment filled all our requirements it was ideal. …
The Old Post Office, Rutland water
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Really can’t fault this property. The owner is also very helpful and responds quickly. Highly recommend the Finches Arms pub that is opposite the house. The food was amazing. …
Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Everything was perfect, the owners have gone out of their way to make it an amazing place to stay. Thank you …
We are five middle aged men who spend a long weekend away in January every year, and this year we decided to go to Oakham and chose Rutland View as our base for the weekend, and we're so glad we did. From the start of the booking process through to leaving on the Monday morning everything went smoothly. Communication was great and provided all of the information that we needed when we needed it and the house was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. A great place and really well positioned for exploring not only Oakham, but the surrounding area. …