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Comfortable, Well Equipped Character Cottage With Country Views.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House in Belton, Near Uppingham, Rutland, England - Great Location In An Attractive Rutland Village With Pub And Farm Shop.

Waterend Barn is a delightful, wisteria and ivy covered cottage built with the golden sandstone so typical of Rutland. It is set in a small, well tended garden and provides guests with every comfort. There are fine views from the bedrooms and an excellent choice of walks from the doorstep. Rutland Water is close by offering world class fly-fishing, sailing, wind surfing, cycling, bird watching and good restaurants. Oakham and Uppingham are charming county towns with museums, galleries and theatres. The countryside is unspoilt and will take you back to less hectic times.

Property Manager
Colin and Maggie Gordon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Colin and Maggie Gordon

Maggie and I having been living in Germany for the past several years, prior to which we lived in Rutland and remain very fond of our quirky little county. The locals are friendly, the countryside is very attractive and there's plenty to do and see - Multum in Parvo (the county motto -Much in Little). We very much hope you find Waterend Barn a charming place to stay, whatever the weather and season. With best wishes, Colin and Maggie Gordon.

Colin and Maggie Gordon purchased this cottage in 2000

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We loved this cottage. The children had lots of fun in the attic" Family from Bristol.

"Lovely cottage, great location, very quiet and peaceful. Will come again." Family from Alberta Canada.

"Perfect cosy cottage for our family break" Family from Dorset.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harborough District in Rutland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main family bathroom has a large corner bath with shower over, basin, wc and heated towel rail. The shower room has a good electric shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail. All towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, antique cupboard and chest of drawers with further storage space in drawers under the bed. Bedroom 2 also has a large double bed and a walk-in under-stairs cupboard. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are singles on the second floor. All bedding is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Waterend Barn is non-smoking throughout. Up to two pets are accepted but should not be allowed upstairs and a stair gate is provided. There is a garage and easy, off-road parking on the large verge opposite. Broadband Wifi fitted. Outside: The garden to the front of the cottage is small but well tended. A garden bench and table are provided. There is a small BBQ in the garage, available for guests. Utility Room: The kitchen understairs cupboard contains cleaning equipment, an iron and ironing board; also a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket attached to the inside of the door. The washing machine and tumble drier are in the attached garage and fully plumbed in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will be clean for arrivals and all towels and linen are included. Should guests wish the cottage to be cleaned during a longer stay, special arrangements can be made. Other: The dining room seats 6 around a marble table. Glasses are kept in an interesting antique side board. Between the two single bedrooms on the top floor is an another sitting area, ideal for children and young guests, equipped with TV, DVD and video.


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Comfortable, Well Equipped Character Cottage With Country Views.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 3 night stay in this exceptionally well equipped cottage. All correspondence with the owners was brilliant. The house is really lovely with big bedrooms and lots of space throughout. We were 4 adults, 2 teenagers and a dog and there was ample room for us all. The boys loved the top bedrooms and area all to themselves. Two great showers. Lovely big beds. Easy parking. Extremely quiet location, Belton in Rutland is very charming. The local pub has a great garden. We had lovely long walks all from the doorstep as well as venturing further for more walks. Lots of shops/pubs in Uppingham a short drive or 4 mile lovely walk away. We had a takeaway delivered from there one evening which was helpful.

Visited Oakham, a very nice market town and walked around the isle on Rutland Water ( around 5 mile loop) which was very nice.

Can’t fault this cottage / break at all, many thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma and her family have been great guests and we are very pleased that they enjoyed their stay so much.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights here as a joint 60th birthday celebration, and it couldn't have been more suitable. The wisteria was out, the weather was super and the cottage so comfortable and well-equipped. Loved having two bathrooms, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Top marks!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay.
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Lovely home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Everything was in a great condition, plenty of provision, and really welcoming. The owners have been very helpful and I would recomend it in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris' family and guests stayed over a very wintery weekend, so we're pleased it worked out well.
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Lovely cottage in nice village.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage.

Lots of space, very well equipped and warm.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm & cosy & peaceful weekend cottage in a lovely rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage in a very pretty village with rural views

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely autumn break.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, comfortable & clean. Very homely feel, would definitely recommend this lovely cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Excellent fly-fishing is available at Rutland Water and the Eyebrook reservoir. Guests wanting a boat are advised to book well ahead. (Please remember to bring your licence.) There is also sailing, wind surfing and cycle-hire at Rutland Water. Ospreys and other rare birds can be seen at both locations.


By air: East Midlands Airport, 36 Miles. Luton Airport, 72 miles. Stansted 82 miles.

By rail: Stations at Leicester, Oakham, Peterborough and Market Harborough.

By car: Belton is just north of the A47, West of Uppingham.

By bus: there is an hourly bus service through the village to Uppingham and Leicester.


Uppingham is 5 miles away and Oakham 10 miles. Both towns have banks, supermarkets, specialist shops and Post Offices as well as a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Leicester and Stamford are both 16 miles away in opposite directions.

Further Details:

There is a pub and a farm shop in the village. Uppingham and Oakham will provide for virtually every other requirement. Nearby places of interest include Rockingham Castle, Burghley Park, Foxton Locks and Tolethorpe Hall for outdoor Shakespeare productions. There is an annual Oakham festival and the Rutland Show.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. Reservation dates will be held pending receipt of the booking deposit or full payment which constitute acceptance of these conditions. The deposit required is 50% with the balance 30 days before the start of the holiday.
2. What is supplied in the rental price:
a. Clean and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people.
b. Two TVs, 2 DVD players, 1 video player, 1 radio, 1 radio / CD player, 1 hairdryer.
c. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. Vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Selection of books, DVDs and games.
d. Broadband Wi-Fi.
e. All bed linen and towels, tea towels and kitchen cloths.
f. All electricity and heating (oil fired).
g. Logs.
h. Starter supply of dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, washing powder, condiments, rubbish bags and loo rolls.
User instructions for all equipment in the cottage are contained in a white file kept in the dining room. A fire extinguisher and fire blanket are attached to the inside of the kitchen under-stair cupboard. There are regularly tested smoke alarms on each floor.
3. Unless otherwise agreed arrival should be on Friday after 15:00 (3 pm) and departure should be on Sunday (short stay) by 11:00 or Friday (long stay) also by 11:00.
4. Preferred method of payment is through the Owners Direct payment system.
5. On receipt of full payment, guests will be given the access code to the Waterend key safe located by the front door, directions and details about the cottage and village. Two sets of keys are supplied on the kitchen key rack.
6. Waterend Barn is a non-smoking property. Up to two pets are welcome but should not be allowed upstairs. Rutland County Council recycles rubbish and provides 3 bins. Please use the green bin

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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