Just 3 miles off the A1, a village in the heart of the Rutland countryside, our house has a self-contained private annex called The West Wing (by us!)
You will have one large bed/sitting room with a double bed and 2 seater sofa and a second bedroom with a permanent single bed and another fold out single bed available if needed.
Private kitchen with self catering facilities - cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster and all necessary equipment.
Bathroom with an over-bath shower.
It's not a fancy, five star palace, but it is clean, equipped and private. We, as hosts, do whatever we can to make our guests' stay comfortable.
We're close to the beautiful Rutland Water. You'd need a car as the public transport isn't great in our village. The area is very popular for cyclists and hikers, plus there's always lots going on, especially through the summer months, at Rutland Water. All year round the area is popular and the scenery and nature is fantastic.
The West Wing itself is fully self contained, it's located on the first floor and has a private entrance. We have tried to equip it so guests have what they need, but we'll learn what's missing by guests telling us! Please let us know ahead of your visit if you need anything from us to help make your stay comfortable.
We've got a big driveway so plenty of off road parking. We have a huge garage with plenty of secure storage space for guests who bring bikes or sports equipment etc.
Village location, we have one shop/post office, one fish and chip shop, one pub which does very nice food. It's a fairly quiet location, closest shops are in the town, about a 10 minute drive, and things are generally not open late.
Transport needed. We're 3 miles from the A1 and 4 miles in the other direction from Oakham. There is a train station at Oakham where you can get a train to Peterborough, Stamford, Leicester and more but you'd need to drive to Oakham to get the train. The lovely Rutland Water is less than 10 minutes away, we are closest to the Whitwell entrance and the Sykes Lane main visitor centre. Rutland Water is not just a reservoir, it is a popular cycling and hiking location, with numerous watersports and outdoor activities, even a beach area! Great for a family day out.
Well behaved dogs welcome (maximum 2 or 1 large).
We have two dogs but can keep them away from guests and guests' dogs if necessary - we do have an Alpha Female.
Some of the West Wing needs a facelift but it's clean and comfortable. It fits 2 or 3 people easily, 4 at a squeeze! If there's four of you, we will need to use the fold out bed, it's quite comfortable but better for a smaller adult or a child.
Children are welcome but we are not equipped for very young children, we don't have a cot, stairgates or a highchair. If you can bring your own then you are more than welcome to bring your tiny people with you!
We also run cooking tuition from the West Wing (not while we've got guests in of course!). The tuition focuses on simple, home cooking, adapted to suit specific or limited dietary needs, ie allergies, veganism etc. If you are interested in this, please let us know.