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The Dairy, on the Burghley Estate, luxury accommodation for 12 guests in Capability Brown parkland.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Six bedrooms with en-suites. Sleeps 12. Parking for ten vehicles.

The Dairy is comprised of two wings named Cecil Cottage and Exeter Cottage, making it ideal for a group of friends, family reunions and all manner of celebrations including wedding parties. Wherever possible, original features from the dairy have been kept and reused along with the introduction of some antique paintings, prints and furniture from the collections at Burghley House. Award-winning interior designer, Thomas Hamel, has created spectacular dining and living spaces enjoying open fires and wonderful views. Every room has the advantage of an en-suite bathroom with deep bath tubs and walk-in showers. There is space for your dogs and an enclosed garden.

The Dairy is within walking distance of Burghley House which offers a full calendar of events and facilities. These include concerts, country fairs and food markets, car rallies, the Burghley Film festival and the world class Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The Orangery Restaurant, is open most days from mid-January to Christmas and while the park around the House is accessible all year during daylight hours, the House and Gardens can be enjoyed from mid-March until November. Guests at the Dairy will have privileged access through the park and be able to walk down the 18th Century drive known as ‘Capability's Cutting' to the beautiful Lion Bridge and across the lake, one of Brown's most iconic landscape features.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps 12 guests

Six bedrooms with double or twin beds and en-suite facilities.

Front and rear gardens.

Access to the Burghley Estate's Capability Brown landscaped grounds and parkland.

WiFi.

Parking for ten vehicles.

Children and infants welcome.

Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog).

Minimum stay of three nights.

Additional features

Extraordinary views of Burghley House and its surrounding parkland.

Two open fires and wood burning stove.

French windows leading from Exeter to an enclosed garden.

Two open plan kitchen and living areas.

Dining table seating 20 guests can be set up in the Exeter dining area.

Two gas hob and ovens, three fridge/freezers, three dishwashers and two microwaves.

Washing machine and tumble dryer.

Three televisions with Freeview and Satellite channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

A selection of books and board games are available for guests to use during their stay.

Two highchairs and two cots.

All-weather rattan garden furniture.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Burghley is one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in England. Whilst still a family home, the House is open to the public from March to October. Burghley also hosts the Garden of Surprises, a modern oasis of flowing water and fountains perfect for children to splash in, and the Contemporary Sculpture Garden which mixes beautiful landscape gardens with innovative sculptures.

St Martin's church, the interior of the church houses the tombs of the Cecil family, the most renowned of whom is William Cecil who died in 1598. He was the Lord High Treasurer of England during the reign of Elizabeth I and responsible for building Burghley House.

Stamford is just over a mile from the Dairy, a beautiful and historic market town, popularly voted one of the top places to live in the UK. Stamford is a thriving place, with numerous independent and high quality restaurants and shops and a bustling market on Fridays.

Plenty of entertainment is available at the Arts Centre. Built in 1768, it is one of the oldest provincial theatres in England and hosts many events throughout the year, from films and stand-up comedy, to willow weaving workshops.

Slightly further afield, Rutland Water, 10 miles to the west, is one of Europe's largest reservoirs and is now a haven for fishing, cycling, sailing and wildlife, and rolling countryside with picturesque villages all round.

Burghley is within Hidden England, a treasure trove of great family days out and activities, combined with some of England's most stunning heritage sites, including Belvoir Castle, Peterborough Cathedral, Grimsthorpe Castle, Rockingham Castle and Easton Walled Gardens.

Guests enjoying a weekend booking have free complimentary membership to Burghley Park Golf Club, which came into being in 1890 and has since developed into one of the most pleasing and enjoyable parkland courses in the country. The facilities include an 18 native grassland links course, a driving range, and clubhouse with restaurant and bar. Weekday guests have unlimited discounted green fees. (See: Things to do for for information).

The Dairy is situated within the Burghley Park a short stroll from Burghley House and on the edge of Stamford in Lincolnshire, just 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1. Regular train services run from London King's Cross to Peterborough and take a little over 50 minutes.

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Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Stamford in East Northamptonshire District

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Exeter Wing: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom and separate shower
    Exeter Wing: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom and separate shower
    Exeter Wing: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom and separate shower
    Cecil Wing: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
    Cecil Wing: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room with walk in shower
    Cecil Wing: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath
  • Exeter wing: Three en-suite bathrooms with walk in showers and separate baths with handheld shower attachments. Cecil Wing: En-suite bathroom. Walk in shower and separate bath with handheld shower attachment. En-suite shower room with walk in shower only. Bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath with handheld shower attachment.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Exeter Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 6' superking bed
    Exeter Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed
    Exeter Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' bed
    Cecil Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' king size bed
    Cecil Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed
    Cecil Wing ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 6' superking bed
  • Exeter wing: Bedroom one has a 6' super king size bed. Bedroom two has a 6' zip and link bed set up as two 3' single beds. Bedroom three has a 5' double bed. Cecil Wing: Bedroom four has a 5' king size bed. Bedroom five has a 6' zip and link bed set up as two 3' single beds. Bedroom six has a 6' super king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Cecil Six ring gas hob and oven, combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Large screen smart television with Freeview and Satellite channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime. A selection of books and board games are available for guests to use during their stay. WiFi* Exeter Six ring gas hob and oven, combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Electric whisk and hand held mixer Two large screen smart televisions with Freeview and Satellite channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime. A selection of books and board games are available for guests to use during their stay. WiFi* Scullery kitchen, boot rooms and outside Washing machine and tumble dryer. Combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher and commercial glass washer. Two highchairs and two cots. All-weather rattan garden furniture available. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.

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Burghley House is a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, built by and still lived in by the Cecil family. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown. The exterior very largely retains its Elizabethan appearance, but most of the interiors date from remodellings before 1800. The house is open to the public and displays a circuit of grand and richly-furnished state apartments.

Burghley House holds a number of events throughout the year including food markets, craft festivals and Burghley Horse Trials. Visit the Burghley House website.

Burghley Park Golf Club came into being in 1890 and has since developed into one of the most pleasing and enjoyable parkland courses in the country. A par 70 for men and 73 for ladies. The facilities include an 18 hole native grassland links course and driving range and offer practise facilities. The clubhouse offers a lounge with Sky LCD screen, the Spike Bar and a restaurant with an extensive patio overlooking the 18th green. Guests enjoying a weekend booking have free complimentary membership to Burghley Golf Club for the weekend, only 2 minutes from both Exeter and Cecil Cottages at the Old Dairy. Green fees will be included for one round of golf per stay. Weekday visitors will receive discounted green fees and can play as many times as they wish during their stay. Visitors wishing to book tee times should email sarah.huxtable@burghleyestate.co.uk or telephone: 01780 752075.

There are a number of activities which can be pursued locally, such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fishing, Cycling and Sailing, Chocolate Workshops and a number of Cooking Schools are within a short drive of the Dairy.

All Saints Church. With about 12,000 residents, our parish is the largest in Stamford, extending out along the Tinwell, Empingham, Casterton and Little Casterton Roads and including Essex Road and New Cross Road, and like the other churches in the town, we have many members and visitors from all over Stamford and beyond.

St Martin's church, the interior of the church houses the tombs of the Cecil family, the most renowned of whom is William Cecil who died in 1598. He was the Lord High Treasurer of England during the reign of Elizabeth I and responsible for building Burghley House.

Deene Park, the seat of the Brudenell family since 1514, is a country manor located 5 miles north-east of Corby in the county of Northamptonshire.

Boughton House is one of Britain's great stately homes, offering a unique experience for all visitors.

Stamford Arts Centre. Drawing on a rich heritage dating from the eighteenth century, Stamford Arts Centre aims to provide the best in live arts.

Browne’s Hospital. Almshouses built in 1475, original furniture and stained glass

Stamford Town Hall. The historic building was purpose built in 1728 and houses an extensive collection of regalia. Free guided tours.

All Saints Brewery. Restored Victorian steam brewery with award winning fruit beers

St Martins Antique Centre. An extensive centre with over 70 antique dealers.

Corn Exchange Theatre. Refurbished almost entirely by volunteers with a wide range of arts events from local amateur and professional companies.

Stamford Guided Town Walks with Jill Collinge, Blue Badge Guide. Discover why Stamford is recognised as one of the finest stone towns in Britain. For private or group guided walks call Jill on 01780 729076 or email jillcollinge2002@hotmail.com.

Stamford Leisure Centre. Includes a pool with wave machine and flume, health and fitness suite.

National Trust – Priest’s House. A delightful small 15th century building, with fascinating local architecture and a museum exploring Easton's industrial past. The house contains a collection of local bygones and memorabilia associated with the local Collyweston slate mining industry, which hasn't been in operation since the 1950s.

National Trust – Woolsthorpe Manor. The 17th century birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton who formulated some of his major works here. Discovery centre and café.

National Trust – Belton House is a country estate with formal Italian and Dutch gardens, and historic deer park.

Belvoir Castle. A romantic 19th century turreted castle set high on a hill, home to the Duke of Rutland. State rooms, art treasures, formal gardens and re-enactments.

Easton Walled Gardens. Twelve acres of nationally important gardens restored from dereliction and set in a delightful valley. Lunches/teas overlooking the gardens.

Rutland Water. England’s smallest county offers a perfect escape, with its charming market towns, delightful villages and the watery expanse of Rutland Water. Rutland Water offers a wealth of activities from bird watching, fishing, cycling through to a number of different sailing activities on the water.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens is housed in a beautiful wool merchant's house built in 1451 on the banks of the River Welland.

The Nene Valley Railway offers a superb day out for all the family from 5s to 95s. Step back in time as you climb aboard a heritage steam or diesel train.

Sacrewell Farm is a multi-award winning heritage farm attraction and 18th century watermill nestled between the historic city of Peterborough and the beautiful market town of Stamford.

Barnsdale Gardens. Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners' World, Barnsdale Gardens, in Rutland, is Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens.

Hamerton Zoo Park is situated in Hamerton, near Sawtry. It is a 25-acre wildlife park that exhibits around 500 animals from over 100 different species focusing on lemurs, cats and birds.

Grimsthorpe Castle. The Castle is the centrepiece of the estate. It is a large quadrangular house with a central courtyard. Each section has a different appearance, reflecting the different architectural styles that have been employed here since building began in the 13th century. A Castle built for a King. Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516, when it was granted by Henry VIII to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon.

Rockingham Castle. Built under the order of William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Rockingham Castle has been a Royal Castle for 450 years and 450 years a family home. Twelve acres of formal and wild garden are also open to visitors, and offer sweeping views of the breathtaking Welland Valley. In total five local counties are visible from the grounds on a clear day.

Peterborough Cathedral. Just as Lincoln Cathedral is famed for its Gothic architecture, so Peterborough Cathedral is for its magnificent Norman construction. The building was finished in 1118 and there will be great celebrations in 2018 when we reach our 900th anniversary. Henry VIII’s first wife, Katharine of Argon, is buried here and so was Mary Queen of Scots after her execution at Fotheringhay in 1587.

Doddington Hall. Begun in 1595 by Robert Smythson Doddington Hall has never been sold or cleared out and is still a lived-in and much loved family home, filled with history and interest. For many, the Gardens at Doddington are just as spectacular as the Hall itself. Remaining faithful to the original Elizabethan layout, mellow walls provide the framework for the formal East Front and West Gardens and there are acres of romantic wild gardens beyond along with a Kitchen Garden growing produce for the popular Farm Shop and Restaurant.

John Clare Cottage. Tucked away between Stamford and Peterborough lies the village of Helpston, the home of John Clare (1793-1864). Widely regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets, John Clare lived in the village for his first forty years from 1793 until 1832.

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