Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Oakham

The gardens, lake and countryside display a scene truly unique to Oakham. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its bars and restaurants. New Walk Museum and Highcross Shopping Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Oakham

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Oakham a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rockingham Motor Speedway (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Priors Hall Golf Club (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Kettering Golf Club (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Blaby Golf Centre (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Cosby Golf Club (21.5 mi / 34.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oakham

Nature lovers will enjoy Oakham for its beautiful gardens, panoramic lake views and pristine countryside. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oakham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Stamford Meadows (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Fermyn Woods Country Park (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Victoria Park (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Oakham

The nearest airport is in Nottingham (NQT), located 22.7 mi (36.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into East Midlands (EMA), which is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Oakham Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oakham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 90 holiday lettings around Oakham. From 66 cottages to 15 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Oakham?

There's something inherently pleasant about living out in the countryside. If you're a born-and-bred city dweller itching for a slice of the rural life, let us help you find what you're looking for. HomeAway has 43 countryside holiday properties in this destination. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our selection here includes:

  • 21 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 13 lakeside holiday accommodation options.
  • 11 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Oakham in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere new with your family and loved ones. And the good news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. Why not take a peek at the 14 cottage holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading choice for large groups of visitors. In the area, the holiday rentals that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 26 properties perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night for as little as £97.
  • Require a holiday rental for 5 guests? We have 5 that will be perfect. You can book one for as little as £93 a night.
  • Seeking places for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 4 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £215 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring along your aunt, your grandpa and all your mates to Oakham.