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Holiday Cottages in Rutland

Home to the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, England's smallest county of Rutland in the East Midlands is a great holiday rental destination for exploring the outdoors. A break in Rutland offers walks and cycle paths for staying active, and lots of nature-based attractions. Visitors can also check out the very exciting Aqua Park, which contains massive inflatable slides and obstacles, great for a physical challenge for all the family. Read more

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52.744531, -0.476457

Hill View is on the border of the picturesque county of Rutland, conveniently located just an hour from North London and six miles from historic Stamford. The house sits in two acres of grounds, so you don't have to worry about keeping the neighbours up with your all-night karaoke sessions! Guests love the high-quality decor and luxurious touches that include an outdoor hot tub. This house is perfect for hen weekends, accommodating out-of-town guests attending your wedding, or special celebrations like Christmas with your extended family or a reunion with your friends for a milestone birthday.

Weekly guide price:
£2495 to £2795
Short breaks from £650 per night

20  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.733435, -0.594380

Clover at Stretton Lakes offers Five Star Gold self-catering. Just for two this lovely log cabin is perfectly set overlooking fishing lakes surrounded by woodland with its own private hot tub and indoor sauna providing the ultimate in relaxation for couples wanting a romantic retreat! Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£610 to £945

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

52.733435, -0.594380

Waterlily offers 5 Star Gold self-catering for two, perfectly set overlooking Stretton Lakes, surrounded by woodland with its own private hot tub and indoor sauna. The ultimate in relaxation for couples wanting some peace and tranquility and a romantic break! Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£620 to £1025

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star Gold

52.733435, -0.594380

A Five Star Gold log cabin for two sitting in a tranquil position in the small county of Rutland. Overlooking the fishing lakes and surrounded by woodland, Poppy offers a high standard of holiday accommodation with its own private hot tub as well as an indoor sauna providing the ultimate in relaxation for couples wanting a romantic retreat! Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £920

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

52.733435, -0.594380

Stretton Lakes provides a tranquil haven to escape the pressures of every day life with a choice of six luxury log cabins for a self-catering holiday. Sitting in the county of Rutland, the cabins overlook the fishing lakes and are encapsulated by woods and each has its own private hot tub providing the ultimate in relaxation! Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £840

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.733435, -0.594380

A 4 Star Gold log cabin which is perfectly set overlooking the fishing lakes surrounded by woodland. This welcoming self-catering holiday rental has its own private hot tub offering the ultimate in relaxation! Sitting in England's smallest county, what Rutland lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty with one of Europe's largest man-made reservoirs, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and water lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £840

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.733435, -0.594380

Bluebell is a luxurious log cabin nestling in a peaceful haven amongst woodland with its own hot tub in the county of Rutland. Beautifully presented to Four Star Gold standard, the self-catering lodge is surrounded by farmland abundant with wildlife with lovely views over the fishing lakes. All the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £840

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.670027, -0.713402

Finches Cottages is a luxurious escape in a fantastic location. The three-bedroom holiday cottage sleeps six people and is perfect for families or couples. It is in the picturesque Rutland village of Egleton, close to Oakham and within a short walk of beautiful Rutland Water and the village's shops, pubs, cafes, and a Michelin starred restaurant. The property is dog friendly and available for bookings all year round. The owners have created an indulgent and welcoming place where guests can relax and enjoy beautiful rural views, gorgeous walks, and easy access to Rutland's best sights and attractions. 

Weekly guide price:
£1100 to £1250
Short breaks from £233 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.713366, -0.663199

With two double bedrooms and a pretty English cottage garden, Sticky End is perfect for a romantic break or friends who want somewhere peaceful to stay while exploring Rutland and Middle England. Located in Cottesmore, a vibrant village with an amazing 27 listed buildings and an excellent pub, The Sun Inn, village shop and post office, and good chip shop. Rutland Water, Oakham, Uppingham and historic Stamford are all only a few miles away, and you can reach Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge and Lincoln are all within a 50-minutes drive. Rutland is England’s smallest county, but it certainly doesn’t skimp on beautiful views, wonderful footpaths and cycle ways, fishing, golf, and horse riding, with Rutland Water being the jewel in the crown! Sticky End is the perfect place to start and finish every memorable day.

Weekly guide price:
£720 to £860
Short breaks from £140 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 6 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Rutland Travel Guide

Before booking your Rutland holiday cottage, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips, check out our complete Eastern Central England Guide.

When to Visit Rutland

The historic county of Rutland is situated in the East Midlands of England, nestled between Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire. Being the smallest county in the UK makes it a particularly interesting place to see. If you’re planning your trip to Rutland, keep reading to learn more about the best time to visit.

Spring is a lovely time to see Rutland for those who want to make the most of outdoor activities. With pleasant weather and mild temperatures, you can make the most of all that the county has to offer during this season. From March until May, expect temperatures of around 9 °C to 16 °C.

For those seeking warmer temperatures and more sunshine, summer is the time to go to Rutland. The season lasts for around 3 months, from June to September. During this time, visitors make the most of the natural landscapes here, alongside swimming at the lovely Rutland Water beach.

If you’re seeking a cosy getaway, a trip to Rutland in winter will do the trick! The days are shorter and the weather is much cooler. This provides the perfect time to wrap up and wander the top sights in this tiny county. Temperatures range from 6 °C to 8 °C during this time, so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing!

What to Do in Rutland

There are many lovely holiday cottages in Rutland, perfect for those seeking a relaxing UK getaway. Don’t let the size of this county fool you into thinking there’s nothing to do, as there are still plenty of excellent activities for the whole family.

When staying in a holiday cottage in Rutland, you have two main towns to explore, alongside several quaint villages. If you plan to visit in the summer, a trip to Rutland Water should certainly be on your list. Here you will find one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, alongside a place brimming with stunning natural landscapes.

For lovers of the outdoors, you must check out Barnsdale Gardens in Oakham. Here you will find a stunning eight-acre plot that has been landscaped into stunning gardens. There are many sections to wander around, including a rose garden, wildlife garden, fruit, and vegetable allotment and much more.

If you are staying in one of the cottages in Rutland with family, then a trip to Rutland Farm Park in Oakham is sure to impress. Here you can find everything from chickens, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, and much more. There are 18 acres of farmland to explore, the perfect way to keep the kids entertained!

Deciding to stay in a self-catering cottage in Rutland provides the perfect way to explore the small county, with somewhere lovely to relax after days of adventuring. There is so much to do and see here, you won’t be disappointed when choosing a break in beautiful Rutland.