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A RURAL RETREAT. GREAT FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS AND GET-TOGETHERS.

Lynn Lawton

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Speaks English, French, Italian
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A RURAL RETREAT. GREAT FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS AND GET-TOGETHERS.

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Melton - 1 the Green

Two double and two single bedrooms, large kitchen and separate dining area

1 The Green is a delightful 4 bed-roomed holiday cottage in the village of Muston in the Vale of Belvoir (pronounced “Beever”).

The house is actually two farm cottages joined together to make a family house of four bedrooms with gas central heating. The house is newly restored in a sympathetic style using natural ecological paint, and is furnished with antique pieces to suit the house. There is an ample supply of glassware, china and linen. There is a large kitchen with electric stove, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble drier; a large sitting- room with television and open fire and an elegant separate dining- room/study.

There are two double bedrooms with double beds and two single bedrooms. There is a bathroom, shower room and a downstairs cloakroom. Outside there is Outside there is a large front lawn, and at the rear a patio garden. A small conservatory serves as a store for bicycles, walking gear and garden furniture.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lynn Lawton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Lynn Lawton

I am a part-time tutor of English for international students at a university. I have many friends abroad, and my son's family live in Colorado in the US. I live in Surrey in a small 18th century cottage. My interests are nature and the environment, history, house renovation, music, walking and gardening.

Lynn Lawton purchased this house in 1970

Why Lynn Lawton chose Melton

My parents bought this house in 1970 when my father's work (international educational bookseller) required him to move to the Midlands. My son spent all his school holidays there when he was growing up. After my mother died in 2008 I decided to renovate the property and retain some of the furniture, books and other items that had been used when my parents lived there.

What makes this house unique

This house has a calm and happy atmosphere and gets the sun in the kitchen in the morning and in the sitting room in the afternoon. When the weather is not so kind it is cosy and comfortable and there is a log fire too. There is also a proper dining room- the house is traditional and elegant but also spacious and unfussily furnished. The countryside is good for walks and bike rides and there are plenty of places to visit. Nottingham is about 40 minutes drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a lovely time. ....with dry and bright weather we were outdoors most of the time. Stilton, pork pies, fresh strawberry scones, cycling at Rutland Water and a stroll along the canal. A great extended weekend!
Feb 2014
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 29 reviews
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
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Melton Leicestershire
5

A home from home relaxing stay

  • 5 out of 5
We were just delighted with our stay at 1 The Green. The cottage is very well kept, clean bright and airy. During our time there we wanted for nothing, all that we needed was in the house so we just had to provide our food and drink. The bedrooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. The kitchen worked well for our family and we didn't have any concerns over the size of the cooker! A travel cot with mattress, stair gate and high chair were available for us to use for which we were very grateful.
The location is lovely, a quiet village with a good play area for our children, one of whom was thrilled with all the tractors going by due to the harvest. The tea rooms in the village is also really nice. We managed to get to the National Space Centre in Leicester in 45 minutes and travel into Nottingham by train from Bottesford is easy, plenty of free parking. We travelled into Grantham for supermarkets was easy and took around 15 minutes.
Lynn was quick to respond to our enquiry and able to provide and information that we needed and made booking a quick and simple process.
We would happily recommend staying here and hope to make a return visit.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
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Melton Leicestershire
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 out of 5
It was under very sad circumstances that we rented the Cottage on the Green. Upon our arrival, I was immediately filled with a sense that I was home and the Cottage became a safe house that we filled with joy and love for all of those that spent many sunny evenings with us. It was the perfect venue for the funeral and reception and our friends that live in the area enjoyed many evenings with us around the dining table. The Cottage is spacious, well equipped and warm and welcoming. We look forward to returning there sometime int he near future.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting. So pleased you came.
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
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Melton Leicestershire
5

A welcoming atmosphere!

  • 5 out of 5
This property has family history but has also been carefully updated; warm and welcoming in winter, we could see it will also be relaxed and enjoyable in summer.The decoration is contemporary but with a pleasant mix of family antiques which give a homely atmosphere and visual charm.
The house was spotlessly clean, with plentiful facilities - there was plenty of information available, but no bossy signs reminding you you are "only renting"!
The owner was helpful and easy to contact, and I would happily recommend this as a family holiday home, or perfect getaway for a couple. It is conveniently situated for many activities and for visiting Grantham, Nottingham, Lincolnshire and Belvoir. The village setting is very quiet, so although it is only a short distance from other houses, you enjoy a feeling of seclusion without being isolated. Bedrooms are pretty, with nice beds and plenty of storage!
Our sole quibble is that, with a lovely dining room and handsome kitchen, there is a very basic small electric cooker - one of the pleasures of self-catering is to enjoy cooking and not having to go out to eat every evening ... I think it would be a struggle to cook for a family, especially without a dishwasher. However, the charm of this house makes this seem a very mean quibble!!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1010120
Melton Leicestershire
5

Had a very nice stay

  • 5 out of 5
The village of Muston and the cottage were lovely.The property was clean and cosy.Can t recommend the Gap Restaurant.We ended up with the skwitts from the pint of beer we drank there.We went in once as we re not pub people and like many english businesses,hotels,shops and cafes the restaurant was not dog friendl!.Otherwise we had a nice stay and will book the cottage again in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
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Melton Leicestershire
5

Perfect cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of six (four kids 10 and under) stayed in this beautiful cottage for one month in October. We had such a wonderful time in Muston, we would go back in a second. The small village of Muston is to small for much in the way of pubs but does have one tea house, which we never frequented, and one carvery, for the meat and potatoes type. Two miles away is a larger village (Bottesford) with a few pubs, nice Indian restuarant, produce vendors, pizza, a library, a cafe, among other gems. You can walk to the town by only crossing one busy highway, which was very fun. The cottage was very homey and comfortable, with a large kitchen, warm bathroom, and plenty of linens. One bathroom has a large fancy bathtub that the kids enjoyed. The house was clean and we didn't miss any comforts of home. The TV is small, but who wants to watch TV in the English countryside. Lynn was most hospitable, helping when questions arose and having plenty of tea on arrival. She even volunteered to have a neighbor buy some basics on arrival, due to it being a Sunday evening and no shops being open. Lots of walking trails around, horses and sheep to see. This cottage bring the best of memories. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
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Melton Leicestershire
Gillingham, Medway
5

Relaxing week

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I had a lovely week in Murston, the house was situated in a lovely village ideal for peaceful walks, but also central enough for days out, we visited Cadburys world in Birmingham, and saw Starlight Express in Nottingham. The village had its own tea rooms and a carvery pub ideal for cheap meals.The house itself had every thing we needed and more, and communication between the owner and ourselves was excellent. Highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Gap
Nearest Golf
8.7 Miles
Belton House Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Bottesford
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Paul's Wine Lounge
Car: necessary

Located in the Vale of Belvoir, overlooked by Belvoir Castle, 1 the Green is situated at the side of an ancient village green with a market cross. The village is just off the A1, the main north south road in England, near the village of Bottesford and the market town of Grantham. There is a pub and a tea-room in the village, and a 13th century church.

It's a great place to explore rural England. We recommend walks along the local canal or cycling to villages with pubs and churches to visit.

Don't forget to visit the house where Margaret Thatcher was born in Grantham! You can also make an appointment to visit the birthplace of an even more famous person, Sir Isaac Walton, at Woolsthorpe Manor.There are other historic places to visit such as Belvoir Castle and Belton House, which are nearby. You can also visit Lord Byron's home at Newstead Abbey. Nottingham, which has test matches and a Robin Hood centre, is about 40 minutes away by car. Grantham has a Saturday market, and not far away, the Burghley Horse Trials. There are ancient and beautiful cathedrals and towns a pleasant drive away, and details of everything can be found at the house, plus wireless internet for you to do some research.

Local products include Melton Mowbray pork pies, fresh vegetables and the famous blue Stilton cheese, and there is a fish and chip shop and restaurants in Bottesford a short distance away.

1 the Green is especially popular with families. Both children and older people enjoy the peacefulness of the area and the calm and friendly atmosphere of the house. The house is often used by people who want to go away to meet up with relatives or celebrate an anniversary.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Melton, Leicestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Price Band A
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Xmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£454
for 5 nights
£635
 
 
Price Band A
5 Jan 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Price Band C
16 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
£585
 
 
Price Band A
23 Feb 2015 - 29 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Price Band C
30 Mar 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£208
for 3 nights
£485
 
 
Price Band A
20 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Price Band E
1 Jun 2015 - 7 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
£585
 
 
Price Band A
8 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Price Band B
22 Jun 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 
 
Price Band C
6 Jul 2015 - 12 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£208
for 3 nights
£485
 
 
Price Band D
13 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
£530
 
 
Price Band E
20 Jul 2015 - 26 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
£585
 
 
Price Band F
27 Jul 2015 - 9 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
Price Band E
10 Aug 2015 - 23 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
£585
 
 
Price Band D
24 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
£530
 
 
Price Band A
31 Aug 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Price Band C
26 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
£208
for 3 nights
£485
 
 
Price Band A
2 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
 
Xmas and New Year 2015
21 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
£635
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
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£77
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes The quoted rates for three nights are only for additional nights and not for three night stays, which are higher.
The minimum payment is £230 for three days off season.
Normally a non returnable deposit of £50 must be received to secure a booking.
The total rent is due two weeks before arrival. You can pay by bank transfer or cheque. A deposit is required to secure the booking.Please contact the owner initially to confirm rates and flexible dates. You will then receive documents for Rental Rules, Booking Confirmation and an Invoice. The owner will contact you to acknowledge receipt of the deposit and final rent payment.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melton in Leicestershire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs cloakroom has wash basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • There is ample storage space in each bedroom and views over the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing

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