3 (off peak)
Sticky End is a Grade II listed Stamford stone cottage in the centre of Cottesmore which has many original features including exposed beams, an open Clipsham stone fire place and a thatched roof. The cottage comfortably sleeps four people in two double bedrooms and is a quaint and cosy retreat with lots of traditional charm. Also, in the heart of this bustling village, you will find the 17th Century pub, the Sun Inn, a fish & chip shop, general store and post office. Sticky End is one of twenty seven listed buildings in Cottesmore each contributing to the charming traditional village atmosphere.
Rutland is one of England's best-kept secrets. This tiny county (only eighteen miles at its widest point) is just as lovely as the Cotswolds yet does not attract the same volume of tourists which means you can enjoy its beauty, peace and tranquillity without jostling with the crowds! The county motto ‘Multum in Parvo’, which translates as Much in Little, really does ring true.
Rutland Water is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, 25 miles in perimeter and a site of special scientific interest. It offers superb bird spotting and has many excellent walking and cycling paths, as well as the option of sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing.
Staying at Sticky End is a good base for the market town of Oakham with its pretty shops and castle, and Uppingham with excellent galleries, antique shops and boutiques. Days out can include Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland County Museum, Lyddington Bede House, Burghley House and Belvoir Castle. Lincoln, Leicester and Cambridge are fascinating historic cities within an hour’s drive. You should also visit nearby historic Stamford. With six hundred wonderfully preserved listed buildings, it is Britain's first urban conservation area, having a good variety of shops, pubs and cafes, and a busy Friday market.
You may never have visited Rutland, or even heard of England’s smallest county, but it has everything you could possibly want from a holiday in the English countryside.
Martin & Julia Copeman joined Independent Cottages in June 2017
The cottage has been carefully restored to provide comfortable accommodation without losing original features like exposed beams and a quirky layout.
Outside: There is a pretty cobbled garden to the front of the cottage and a charming enclosed courtyard garden complete with fountain and garden furniture at the rear. A small private garage provides secure off-road parking and storage for bicycles and fishing equipment.
Additional Information: All utilities, including a starter basket of logs, towels and linen are included in the price. The property is not suitable for children under 10 years old. Sticky End has gas central heating and WiFi. No smoking. No pets. Short breaks are available depending on availability. Payment for bookings can be made by cheque, bank transfer, Paypal (surcharge applies) and credit card (surcharge applies).
* Prices based on 2 guests. Additional guests by prior arrangement are charged @ £5.00 per person/night. * Short Breaks (min 3 nights)on request. * Sister Cottages: Little Thatch & Autumn Cottage
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