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Make A Holiday Rental House in Rutland, United Kingdom, Your Home Away From Home

The county of Rutland is located in the East Midlands region of England. This is the smallest rural county in the entire country and was only recently grabbed back from the clutches of Leicestershire. Although your holidays in Rutland will reveal that this is a small county, there are plenty of activities and places to visit on your stay. Rutland is reputed as being a very affluent area and therefore you can rest assured that your self catering accommodation will be of an exceptionally comfortable standard.

Things to Do on Holiday in Rutland, United Kingdom

If you are able to prise yourself away from your comfortable and cosy rental house, you will want to get out and explore all that the county of Rutland has to offer. Rutland Water (the largest manmade lake in Western Europe) is located right in the heart of the county and this is where you can enjoy some breathtaking countryside, nature walks and water sports on the large lake. Oakham is the largest town in the county and is perfect for a day trip. Other activities in the county that are widely available include cycling trails, rambling, tennis, badminton, squash, swimming and river fishing.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Rutland, United Kingdom

As your holidays in Rutland will be spent in a part of England that is convenient to so many areas, there are more towns and cities to visit than you could possibly fit into one trip away. A short drive north of the county will bring you to the very well known town of Melton Mowbray. This will be an ideal opportunity to do a spot of shopping and your lunch must include tucking into a pork pie, which is what the town is most famous for. You may also wish to spend some time at Belvoir Castle, which has an origin back to Norman times; Melton Country Park is very close to the town centre and is ideal for relaxation and includes conservation areas and children’s play facilities.

Weather in Rutland, United Kingdom

For your holidays in Rutland, you will be pleased to learn that this part of England is definitely much drier than other western regions. In fact, there is an average of 22 inches per year. The area experiences a typical temperate climate. Summers see temperatures averaging around 21 degrees Celsius and winters are much cooler: seeing temperatures around 6 degrees during January and February.

Travel to Rutland, United Kingdom

There is a choice of airports for your holidays in Rutland. Probably the closest is East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is closest to the city of Derby. There are numerous airlines offering flight to this busy airport and these include BMI and BMI Baby, Ryanair, Flybe and Eastern Airways. London Luton (LTN) is not too far away and opens up additional airlines such as easyJet to you. Rutland is well connected to all parts of the UK and the A1 actually runs through the county.

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                                                        A lovely place to stay

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        Beautifully fitted out little cottage. Luxury kitchen & bathrooms. Quality linens. Immaculately clean to the point where you'd believe you were the 1st people to stay. Thoughtful selection of treats. Exceeded our expectations in every way. Space-wise, perfectly adequate for my wife & I, & our 3 children (6y, 3y, 6m). Would (& hope to) stay again, & have already recommended it to 2 friends.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
                                                        • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                        A HIDDEN GEM

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                                                        On arrival at the Little Thatch the first impression is one of "Wow", what a beautiful picture postcard cottage. We were met by one of the owners, Martin, who was very welcoming and he showed us around the property. The cottage is very well stocked with books, games and dvd's and had everything we needed for our stay. The cupboards have plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils and the fully fitted kitchen is perfectly formed. Little Thatch is a true home from home experience and we will definately return. Thank you Martin and Julia for sharing this little piece of magic with us.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
                                                        • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                        Cosy getaway, perfect for two!

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                                                        We had a long weekend here to recharge our batteries. It was an hour away from Nottingham which is perfect for a short break, a nice change of scenery if you want to go south instead of to the Peak District. Alex was very welcoming and we even got to meet Scampi, their eight months old border terrier (so cute). Being greeted with a little parcel of homemade biscuits after our long bike ride was a lovely gesture and one we thoroughly enjoyed. The Hide was absolutely perfect for us, the bed was big and cosy with a superb outlook over a stream and the shower room was brilliant. An underfloor heated place is one of sheer luxury! The location is close to Rutland Water so is perfect if you want something to occupy you. We did a 24 mile bike ride round the reserve (a ten minute walk to get to Whitwell) and went to the nature reserve the following day. There is a pub within two minutes walking distance and Alex recommended us some great places to eat, we cooked at The Hide though so cannot comment on these places. We love finding new places to stay and this is one we would definitely like to come back to! Rich and Lucy.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                        • Date of Stay: Feb 2017