Welcome to The Old Post Office, situated at a central position within the village. As its name suggests the property was once the village shop and post office but has since been converted and furnished to a high standard. This spacious property consists of 2 bedrooms (one double and one with bunk beds for two – minimum age 5), a living room, kitchen diner and shower room and benefits from central heating and double glazing. It has its own front door and secure parking at rear for one vehicle, where there is also a patio for enjoying the sunshine! Amenities nearby consist of a well stocked community shop and a pub, The Black Bull, which serves good food. Also within the village is a bowls club, cricket club, children’s play area, doctor’s surgery, C of E Church, a Free Church and a country cafe. Market Overton is a lively conservation village of approximately 220 houses situated 6 miles from Oakham and 13 miles from Melton Mowbray. It is set within rural Rutland the landscape of which lends itself to walking, cycling and generally exploring Middle England. A bus service runs in both directions every two hours and the A1 (4 miles away) provides an excellent link both north and south. Towns such as Uppingham, Stamford, Peterborough and Leicester are also all easily accessible. Nearby Rutland Water is famous for its water sports and bird watching activities and has a cycle track/footpath around its perimeter.
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Cottage In Market Overton, Rutland, England - Ideal For Holiday Base
- Calendar last updated:
- 25 Sep 2018
About Lynn Lane
Lynn Lane purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Lynn Lane chose Rutland
My husband and I first bought this property in 1988 when it was the village shop and Post Office. We successfully ran it as that until retirement in 2010 after which time we converted it to residential use, whilst still remaining in our own home adjoining The Old Post Office.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property occupies a central point within the village being close to local amenities – ie the replacement community run village shop, pub, church, etc., and yet is only a few hundred metres to open countryside with brilliant views.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
What a superb and immaculately clean cottage the Old Post Office is. Probably the nicest stay we have ever had anywhere. Lynn and Alan are the perfect hosts being close at hand and ever helpful if needed. The village shop has everything you need so please use it and there is no need to really bring that much with you. Inside the cottage there really is again everything that you need for your stay, you could move in tomorrow and not require anything whilst staying. It’s so quiet being nicely tucked away from main roads but so easy to tour the area where there is so much to do. We will be back and it could be every year it’s really that good. Thank you Lynn and Alan.
Thank you, Richard, it was a delight to have you and your family stay. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Delightful Cosy cottage
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this property. Very good and informative welcome from the owner including a few goodies! Excellent village position for touring Rutland area. Very well equipped and furnished. Superb sun trap patio. Local pub has excellent food with very friendly hosts.
I loved staying in this cosy and very comfortable cottage. Everything is thoughtfully appointed to ensure maximum relaxation and enjoyment . The kitchen is especially super, airy, bright, very well equipped, with direct access to a beautiful sunny garden. Lynn and Alan are attentive, generous and welcoming hosts though never intrusive. Market Overton is a pretty village, with lovely walks from the door, and easy access to charming Rutland and surrounding area. I didn't want o leave
It was a pleasure to have this friendly and appreciative guest to stay as our neighbour. Thank you for your kind words, Robin. Hope to see you again one day.
Excellent and extremely clean and fitted out.
Bed not so good much too hard for our taste.
Rutland is a ver very nice county and friendly people.
A very comfortable retreat.
I feel compelled to reveal that Rutland's weather was atrocious for our spring holiday , though
this made the comfort and warmth of the Old PO all the more welcome when we got back from our trips. Furthermore , Rutland itself has plenty of Houses and Gardens, towns and villages to enjoy. not least Market Overton itself. The Lanes are very thoughtful hosts.
I agree, John, you had most unfortunate weather but were still able to see the attraction of Rutland through the mists and fog! Many thanks to you both for leaving the Old PO in such a clean and tidy state - much appreciated. If you should ever like to make a return visit you would be more than welcome. Lynn and Alan
A very relaxing stay in a lovely cottage
We recently enjoyed a four night break at The Old Post Office. It was our first stay but we hope to stay again in the future. We were warmly welcomed by Lynn, who showed us around the cottage. The accommodation is lovely, very clean, modern and warm with very comfortable furnishings. The kitchen is very well equipped, which makes self catering easy if you wish to have meals in. The welcome pack of milk, bottle of wine and lovely handmade chocolates was also much appreciated. Lynn and Alan live next door, so are nearby if needed but are not intrusive. The village shop (run by the community) is next door and is well stocked, which is very useful. Market Overton is a pleasant village and we enjoyed walks on the nearby bridle way, overlooking beautiful countryside. It is well located for visiting many places. We enjoyed walks around Rutland Water and visited Burghley House at Stamord and Belton House at Grantham. It is an area that we have not visited before but we hope to return again. We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Post Office and would certainly recommend it to others.
Many thanks for a lovely review - it will be so helpful to future potential guests. You would be more than welcome to pay us a return visit, there is still a lot more to see.... Lynn
Market Overton is situated in Rutland, 6 miles from Oakham and 13 miles from Melton Mowbray. A bus service runs in both directions every two hours and the A1 (4 miles away) provides an excellent link both north and south. Towns such as Uppingham, Stamford, Peterborough and Leicester are also all easily accessible. Train stations are at Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Peterborough. The nearest airport is East Midlands which is 33 miles away. Use of a car is recommended.
Oakham (6 mls), Uppingham (12mls), Melton Mowbray (13mls), Burghley House at Stamford (15mls), Belton House at Grantham (22mls,) Rutland Water (7mls)
Market Overton is a lively conservation village of approximately 220 houses. Amenities nearby consist of a well stocked community shop and a pub - The Black Bull - which serves good food. Also within the village is a bowls club, cricket club, children’s play area, doctor’s surgery, C of E Church, a Free Church and a country cafe. There are many pubs and restaurants all within easy distances that offer excellent dining experiences. The nearest supermarket is 5 miles away on the road to Oakham where most main banks are situated.
Nearby Rutland Water is famous for its water sports and bird watching activities and has a cycle track/footpath around its perimeter.
Market Overton is set within rural Rutland the landscape of which lends itself to walking, cycling and generally exploring Middle England. Specific places to visit include Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham Castle, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Burghley House, Belton House, etc
Notes on prices: Prices could be negotiable for longer periods of stay. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is between 3pm and 7pm; later than this, unless previously agreed, would be deemed as 'non-arrival'. Departure time is 10.00am latest, please