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LUXURY THATCHED COTTAGE & GARDEN NEAR RUTLAND WATER/UPPINGHAM

Martin & Julia Copeman

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People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Martin & Julia Copeman

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LUXURY THATCHED COTTAGE & GARDEN NEAR RUTLAND WATER/UPPINGHAM

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Rutland - Little Thatch, Seaton

Luxury Thatched Chocolate Box Romantic Cottage, 3 Bed, Local Walking & Cycling,

* Sister property to Sticky End, Cottesmore, Rutland - Property No. 90946 *

This charming cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. The tranquil, traditional cottage garden has also been lovingly transformed with beautiful plants, lawn and a patio area & is sure to appeal to gardening lovers.

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 & babes in arms are welcome - please specify ages on enquiry.

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

Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provide 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 several National Trust properties including Belton House & Woolsthorpe Manor are all within a short drive, whilst 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'!

See also Sticky End, our established sister Grade II Listed luxury thatched cottage in the vilage of Cottesmore on the north side of Rutland Water.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin & Julia Copeman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Martin & Julia Copeman

Having refurbished our original sister Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage, Sticky End, in nearby Cottesmore & taken bookings since 1996, we have constantly had excellent feedback from guests & repeat bookings.

Now Little Thatch is the perfect sister property!

Martin & Julia Copeman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Martin & Julia Copeman chose Rutland

Rutland is truely an unspoiled little gem of a county. Multum in Parvo', the motto of the County of Rutland translates from Latin as 'Much in Little'... the same is true of both Sticky End & 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 small....so at the risk of stating the obvious, if you are looking for large open plan spaces then Little Thatch is not the cottage for you!

What makes this cottage unique

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 equipped & furnished they are....'more than just a holiday home'.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden Near Rutland Water/Uppingham
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden Near Rutland Water/Uppingham
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1171332
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Rutland East Midlands
5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 out of 5
We booked the cottage at relatively short notice and martin and Julia were very helpful and accommodating. The cottage is amazing, a real chocolate box find. It had everything you could ever need and the garden is beautiful. We were blessed with fabulous weather so made use of the lovely sitting area in the garden. If you want peace and quiet then little thatch is the place to stay. Lovely pub within 2 mins walk and well located for all attractions in rutland area. Must mention the delicious apple cake baked by Julia, it was yummy!!! Thank you for a wonderful few days and we will be back.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind & positive comments. The cottage is such a restful escape for couples that we are often very tempted to move in ourselves!

We are delighted that you both enjoyed such a well deserved rest & wish you well. Hope to welcome you again either back to Little Thatch, or indeed to our other thatched cottage Sticky End in Cottesmore, before too long.

Martin & Julia
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Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden Near Rutland Water/Uppingham
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1171332
+44 -(0)1572 813507
Rutland East Midlands
5

Excellent & first class property, home from home.

Excellent & first class property, home from home.
  • 5 out of 5
Having used several SC, B&B, Hotels etc. this was one of the best, and as we were the first booking, with everything we required to make our stay very enjoyable being provided, and as it was the festive period the seasonal additions were much appreciated. The refurbishment of Little Thatch and garden also being excellent.
Located in the quiet Village of Seaton it was only a short walk to the very friendly Pub serving enjoyable food, also for children there was a play area nearby. Within the locality are several eating establishments from the garden centre at Cold Overton to the George at Stamford (coffee & cake £20) and Uppingham a short drive away, Oakham slightly further.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments & taking the time to post your feedback. Delighted that you both enjoyed your stay over Christmas week & hope to welcome you back to Little Thatch or Sticky End in 2014.

Location

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
George & Dragon Inn
Nearest Ferry
119 Miles
Felixstowe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Luffenham Heath
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Oakham
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A47
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lake Isle Restaurant
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Hunstanton
Car: necessary

RUTLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS

Seaton is situated in the East Midlands county of Rutland, a small but beautiful and unsung area just waiting to be discovered. Nestling in Middle England, one hundred miles north of London, it is bounded on the west and north by

Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire.

The historic town of Stamford (Sunday Times 'Best Place to Live' 2013) is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire.

Little Thatch (& sister property Sticky End, in Cottesmore, to the north of Rutland Water) therefore makes a perfect base from which to explore the immediate area, as well as treasures such as Cambridge and Lincoln plus major cities such as Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough, all of which are within a 60 minute drive.

Rutland 's greatest length north to south is only 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles. It is the smallest (in terms of area) normal unitary authority in mainland England (only the City of London is smaller!).

The two principal towns are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham, whilst there are many quintessentially English villages to be enjoyed.

At the centre of the county is a vast and picturesque reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve, serving as an over-wintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for Ospreys. Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe , covering some 1225 hectares (3100 acres). Completed in 1977, the reservoir is in the centre of Rutland and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling.

Oakham and Uppingham are charming market towns, famous for their public schools. Oakham hosts its own summer festival. Melton Mowbray including its renowned Pork Pie shop lies just to the north of the county.

Rutland Water, known as the 'Playground of the East Midlands', has something for everyone including the Rutalnd Belle pleasure cruise, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, a Rock Block with tree top high ropes, Cycling, an Interactive Visiors Centre, Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre at Eggleton, Lyndon Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre (with Rutland Osprey Centre), Fly Fishing (incl lessons), Walking, Golf, Mini- Golf, Childrens' Adventure Playgrounds plus ample Picnic opportunities.

Stamford is a beautiful historic town with marvellous shops and on its outskirts boasts the jewel of Burghley House home to the annual Burghley Horse Trials and a popular location for filming.

The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (June- September) is held annually at Tolethorpe Hall where a picnic on the lawns, a stroll around the lawn, pond and flowerbeds and shrubberies all add to the magic of a visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre to experience the annual summer Shakespeare Festival.

Rockingham Motor Speedway and Rockingham Castle lie just to the south of Rutland. The Stunning Belvoir Castle stands splendidly in the Vale of Belvoir just a short drive to the north.

There are several golf courses within a short drive of each cottage, including Luffenham Heath & Greetham Valley.

Richard III: In the summer of 2012, archaeologists from the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society, unearthed the ruins of the lost medieval Grey Friars church and within the ruins, the grave of a battle-scarred warrior. Until Spring 2014, The Guildhall, in the shadow of Leicester Cathedral, hosts a major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains. From nearby Oakham, Little Thatch guests can catch a direct train into Leicester city centre, or indeed drive in approximately 40 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

From £765 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Rutland, East Midlands

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Christmas / New Year Weeks
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£765
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£765
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes Terms & Conditions + Booking Form on request.
50% Deposit on Booking
50% Balance Payment + Pre-paid Security/Excess Cleaning Deposit (refundable - see T&C) required by 6 weeks prior to arrival date,

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rutland in East Midlands

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Refurbished bathroom on Ground Floor.
    Upstairs Toilet - Toilet , Upstairs loo located on landing. Main bathroom is downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 (Double) - 1 Double Bed , Comfortable double, can access via separate steep staircase
    Bedroom 3 (Single) - 1 Single Bed , Comfortable single room, with a WC opposite on the landing
    Bedroom 2 (Twin) - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedded room, 2 x single 3' beds, interconnecting double
  • All bedrooms are front/south facing rooms, overlooking our apple & Victoria plum trees in the charming & private cottage garden & with a view of the church steeple. Bedroom 1 (Double): Inter-connects with the adjacent Twin room (ie Bedroom 2), so ideal for families (children aged 12+ only), yet remains suitable for couples as can remain private. Bedroom 2 (Twin): Inter-connects with Bedroom 1 but also has another door leading out on to landing for main staircase & upstairs WC. Bedroom 3 (Single): Generous single off landing from main staircase & opposite the upstairs loo.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing

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