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2 Bedroom Cottage In Rutland

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage In Market Overton, Rutland, England - Ideal For Holiday Base

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.

More Details

Owner
Lynn Lane
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Lynn Lane

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Lynn Lane purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Lynn Lane chose East Midlands

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Black Bull
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Greetham Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Oakham Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Black Bull
Car: recommended

Travel:

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.

Distances:

Oakham (6 mls), Uppingham (12mls), Melton Mowbray (13mls), Burghley House at Stamford (15mls), Belton House at Grantham (22mls,) Rutland Water (7mls)

Further Details:

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

Amenities

Rutland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with bunk beds (minimum age 5)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Outside at the rear is a patio area with bench seating and level access from the patio to the parking area. The owners live on site and they have a good size garden which is visible from the patio. The total property is walled and secured with full size gates at night for which the guests would have a key. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly or as required. The property is cleaned weekly.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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2 Bedroom Cottage In Rutland
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
5

One of the best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted from a sub Post Office. Now perfectly arranged as a two-bedroom cottage, all on one floor, with a high quality, fully-equipped kitchen. Secluded patio at the back catches the afternoon and evening sunshine. Handy village shop next door. Pretty village and lovely countryside, with lots to see and do.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - we are so glad you enjoyed your week here and hope you were encouraged in your re-location search. We hope to see you both again sometime. Lynn
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A very relaxing stay in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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5

Lovely place with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice welcome and a pleasant surprise to find milk, wine and chocolates... which meant a nice cup of tea before unpacking.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is immaculately presented, and had everything that we wanted. Market Overton is a picturesque and quiet village. The village shop is next door, and the pub is 2 doors away

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house great location

  • 5 of 5

Overall I really enjoyed my holiday in the old post office, the house is well equipped for cooking and rooms are a decent size, the location is close to a local shop next door and pub on your doorstep. Plenty of puzzles should the weather be bad, quick access routes to Rutland water and barns dale gardens and generally good if you wish to stay local or drive further afield.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Alovely cottage, clean and homely. We had a quiet break and visited the area I knew as a young child. Just so relaxing , a home away from home. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are a guide only and based on a 7 night stay. Shorter/longer stays are available and these prices are usually less than quoted. We ask you therefore to please contact the owners to make a booking. All reservations will be confirmed by post or email. A deposit of 40% of the final bill should be received no later than 5 days following confirmation of your booking together with a refundable damage waiver of £100. Full payment for your stay should be received no later than 56 days prior to your arrival. For full details please ask to see our Terms and Conditions.


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

Notes on prices:
Prices could be negotiable for longer periods of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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