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The Old Post Office, Rutland water

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is ba downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from the pub, The Finchs. Items provided: Shampoo and shower gel and soap provide...The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is ba downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from the pub, The Finchs. Items provided: Shampoo and shower gel and soap provided. Most of the time I provide bread, milk, eggs, butter and a small jar of marmalade time permitting inbetween bookings and dependent on repairs and cleaning issues/ spillages to sort out. Hambleton village has an excellent pub called The Finches with terrace overlooking the lake. Hambleton Hall, a Michelin starred hotel is also in the village. There is a cycling path around the lake and the Hambleton pensinsula. Fly fishing and sailing is also available on the lake. Oakham is 2 miles away providing a selection of restaurants and pubs and shopping facilities and Uppingham is 5 miles away and the larger Georgian and Medieval town of Stamford is around 10 miles away. The Finches pub has an excellent NEW YEAR party. The chef used to work at Le Manoir Aix Quatre Saisons and goes to town at New Year and there is a live band. There are a variety of activities nearby. The lake has various activity centres including bird watching ( Osprey nest on the lake) and canoeing and windsurfing as well as open water swimming. Rutland Sailing club is nearby. There is a golf course overlooking the lake, falconry centre, horseriding, picnicing areas. Rutland water is one of the best fly fishing lakes in Europe. The Old Telegraph and Post Office is newly renovated to a high standard and newly listed to the market. It was renovated for my parents who are now contemplating moving to Hambleton! Rutland is England's smallest County around 90 miles from London. It is like a small Cotswolds. Hambleton can be reached by rail via Peterborough ( 45 minutes from Kings Cross) to Oakham (25 mins) with a connecting train. Journey time around 1.5hrs. Oakham is 2 miles from Hambleton. Alternatively Rutland can be reached from the A1 turnoff at Peterborough ( 2-2.5 hours from London) Hambleton Bakery is nearby owned by Hambleton Hall. It won Britain's best bakery and is open 7 days a week.( Located near Exton in a copse) Exton also has a lovely pub. You can get fresh bread and various types of British tarts and buns from Hambleton Bakery. It serves many of the hotels and pubs in the area. Oakham, 2 miles away has a deli in Mill Lane called Otters as well as a few lovely shops including Cavells, a small department store selling designer clothes and there is a large Tesco. Cooperative supermarket is a short drive away as is a drive-in M&S. The Barn is a lovely small restaurant in the town and the Bakers Yard is also a nice lunch place. There are several other cafes and restaurants. Stamford around 10 miles away has a broader selection of shops and The George Coaching Inn is recommended for food. Burghley House nearby hosts a selection of events all year. There is more than enough to do for a week holiday in the area. Oakham castle is in the town of Oakham surrounded by the old moat and inside Oakham Castle is a selection of large horse shoes including one recently donated by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Another excellent pub is located in Clipsham called the Olive Branch. It also in the Michelin guide for 2014. More
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sharon D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

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Reviewed 22 April 2019

This is the third Easter we have spent at the cottage. Each stay has been just what we needed. Peace and quiet plus continual “ bird song“. The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities to meet the needs of five people. Sharon...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

Thank you for a lovely review. It all helps with the search when people look for a place to stay in Rutland! Kind regards, Sharon

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Reviewed 28 December 2018

I have just returned from a family Christmas break at this superb country cottage. I chose the location as a halfway point between my parents in Yorkshire and my immediate family in Surrey. There were 6 of us sharing (all adults) and the cottage suited...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thank you for your kind review,look forward to having you return in the summer, Sharon

Reviewed 11 December 2018

I’ve let a few months go by before reviewing this place as I wanted to be fair. You may have guessed that I wasn’t that impressed with the Old Post Office when I stayed there in August and that view hasn’t changed. It’s a fairly...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hello, I am sorry that you weren’t happy with the cottage. I have taken on board your comments. The bathroom was newly renovated with marble tiles three years ago so it is in fact fairly new as was the downstairs toilet. The Kitchen is also...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2018
Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The National Space Centre is in Leicestershire about 35 minutes drive away ( selection of NASA rockets) Foxton Locks has the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system is in South Leicestershire South of Market Harborough. Belvoir Castle which has 16000 acres of grounds and a pheasant and patridge shoot is in Lincolnshire and Rockingham Castle is around 15 miles away in Northamptonshire. Rutland borders 4 counties - Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. King Richard III centre has opened in Leicester and you can also visit the battle of Bosworth fought in 1485 which was in a field south of Market Bosworth Hambleton Hall in Hambleton with a Michelin star but book well ahead ( 6 weeks if possible), The Olive Branch Clipsham ( Michelin Guide)...
Getting around
You will need a car. You can cycle from Oakham station which is 2 miles away.
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