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Quiet s/c cottage with garden 5 minutes walk to the centre of Uppingham

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Pretty terraced cottage sleeps 3 with original features garden & country view

Number 4 Pleasant Terrace is part of a Victorian Terrace built in 1896 with many original features, wood panelled walls, tiled floors, cast iron fires etc. The honey coloured stone on the outside had been taken from an earlier building which stood on the spot as there is a sundial dated 1666 set into it. (The oldest in Rutland apparently) Curtains and Austrian blinds are all hand made from Chinese silk. With its own entrance accessed from the street by a short flight of steps down, regrettably it is not really suitable for wheelchair users. Internally the stairs to access upstairs are narrow and the garden has steep steps down.

Central heating throughout as well as a log burner which will make any winter visit very cosy and comfortable.

It has a kitchen with sink,cooker(small electric oven with 2 hobs) microwave and fridge freezer and ground floor sitting room with sofa bed which sleeps 1 adult comfortably.The TV has Freeview and a built in DVD player with a small collection of DVD's available to watch.The first floor has a fully-tiled bathroom with spacious shower and a comfortable double bedroom with double bed and Wardrobe. Outside the garden has 4 terraces,one with a pond,(so children must be supervised at all times) with fish and extensive country views of open fields across the valley. Planting has been done to maximise each season. Apple trees form the hedge on the west side and you are welcome to try any when in season (usually in September). We live next door and grow vegetables in a small plot at the bottom of the garden and again you are welcome to use any which are in season for your cooking.

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Marc Oxley
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Marc Oxley

I live next door with my wife Xiao Jun and we bought Number 4 in 2011 for my Mother. After she moved to residential accomodation we refurbished the ground and first floor. We believe it is a oasis of calm in this increasingly stress filled world in which we live. We both like visiting historic buildings and gardens and have built gardens in number 3 and number 4 which give us an enormous amount of pleasure. Hopefully you will enjoy it as well. Xiao Jun & I have been married for 10 years and she is an excellent cook and Mandarin is her first language although she speaks very good English. I have been a dealer in 19thc watercolours since 1981 but am now semi retired.

Marc Oxley purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Marc Oxley chose Harborough District

The view from the back is beautiful. Big skies are the order of the day. It has a charm all of its own. The area is very quiet and not many people know we are down here. But we are close enough to the Town Centre to enjoy all that it offers, award winning pubs and restaurants. Excellent takeaways offering a wide range of food choices. There is also a Post Office and Barclays Banks along with a Co-op supermarket, Londis and One Stop shop. Uppingham has some excellent Galleries and Antique centres and is becoming a Mecca for those interested in history due to the Heritage Trail. We are close to Eyebrook and Rutland Water for those who enjoy Fly fishing or bird watching. Stamford and Oundle are half an hours drive. Corby is 6 miles away and has a Theatre and Cinema as well as all the major shops. An ideal location for the Annual Bird Fair, Burleigh Horse Trials and Rockingham Speedway. We are midway between Leicester and Peterborough, 14 miles from the A14 and 11 miles from the A1

What makes this cottage unique

The views over open countryside at the back were what sold the house to me when I first saw it 14 years ago. Sitting at my desk and watching Foxes sniffing around the rabbit holes on the hill opposite is magical. We also have red kites flying over on a daily basis as well as a pair of ravens who are nesting 2 miles to the west of us. Badgers have visited our garden and can sometimes be seen at night foraging on the lawn at the back of nearby flats. There are always birds singing in the garden attracted by the insects who feed on the flowers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Harborough District around the Rutland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a spacious shower, fitted with a power shower. WC and sink with mirror above. An unusual feature is the ladder towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom on the first floor has a double bed, Wardrobe and chest of drawers. A sofa bed on the ground floor will sleep an additional 2 if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Quiet s/c cottage with garden 5 minutes walk to the centre of Uppingham
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Charming Georgian terrace for two

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully kept property, comfortable size for two and a dog. Great that the cricket field was close for morning dog walks. Friendly owner next door.

Only drawback was the micro cooker when we tried to do Xmas dinner! But fine for simple cooking.

Would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute Victorian townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully accommodating landlord. Apartment was tidy and clean. Difficult parking but it was possible.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lowell. You and your family would be welcome back at any time. I can always advise of alternative places to park nearby if it is a bit busy.
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Cosy, quiet cottage close to center of Uppingham

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 adults (from overseas) staying for 3 weeks, visiting relatives and old friends plus sight seeing in Rutland and Leicestershire, with 1 person sleeping on the sofa bed in the living room. Everything was spotless, and comfortable, and became home away from home for us. The cottage is a short walk to the Co-op grocery store, and Uppingham has a better variety of places to eat and coffee shops than we had expected.

Juanzie and Marc were most welcoming and accommodating. Juanzie is a wonderful gardener, and shared her strawberries and veggies with us. We were lucky enough to be in town to participate in the open garden tour and the Uppingham feast day, which were lots of fun. I would encourage Juanzie to open her garden next year. It is very pretty.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Will return

  • 3 of 5

Lovely quiet cottage, not good for people with mobility problems cooking facilities very basic but catered for. Was disappointed that I couldn't sit on terrace due to landlords washing!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Diane, I am glad you enjoyed your stay apart from the issues of the washing line and cooking facilities. Because we live next door it is difficult to dry bedding from previous guests etc. anywhere else. I hope you would agree it didn't happen every day..The summer months are busy and so there will inevitably be overlaps.I have asked my wife to try and find somewhere else in future. I hope prospective guests will realise from the description that No.4 is not really suitable for those with mobility problems. Steps down from the road and in the garden are unavoidable. Finally we would hope the kitchen has all that a short stay guest should need. The images show all that is on offer. It is difficult to change the cosy original feel of the cottage without making drastic changes to its look. We are buying a new counter top oven and hobs which I have been told will greatly improve the time it takes to cook a meal. The one we bought to begin with is not as powerful as those available several years later.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Crown
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
North Luffenham
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Corby Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Lake Isle
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
North Norfolk
Car: recommended

Built from the same honey coloured stone as seen in the Cotswolds, Uppingham is a quintessential English Market Town. It is very near Rutland Water, Burghley House, Rockingham Speedway and many beautiful villages like Lyddington ,Barrowden and Exton are a short drive away. We are also near the pretty Towns of Stamford and Oundle. Barnsdale Gardens, immortalised by Geoff Hamilton on BBC's Gardeners World are also 5 miles from us. Set mid way between Peterborough and Leicester on the A47 both cities are easy to access.Cambridge is an hour away. It is 1.5 hours by car from many historic Towns including Stratford on Avon and Warwick. Derbyshire and the Cotswolds are approximately 2 hours drive as is the North Norfolk Coast.


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Cleaning Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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