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Holiday Cottage & Lodges, Rutland Water - Golf, Walking, Birdwatching, Fishing

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Cottage & Lodges near Rutland Water - Pet Friendly Holiday Break Accommodation On Greetham Valley's Superb Golf Resort In Rutland

Mill Cottage and Rutland Lodges offer a choice of 4* self catering accommodation tucked away on Greetham Valley's superb golf estate, set amidst rolling countryside a few minutes' drive from Rutland Water. Both have three bedrooms and sleep 5 (Cottage) and 6 (Lodge) and are perfect for relaxing, sight-seeing, sailing, golf, fishing, birdwatching, walking and cycling. Burghley House and the castles of Belvoir, Rockingham and Grimsthorpe are nearby - plus excellent shopping in nearby Stamford, Oakham, Grantham and Uppingham! Guests can enjoy free on-site Par 3 golf, free use of the gym, free fishing on Meg's Lake (coarse) and Katie’s Lake (trout and carp), discounted green fees on our two 18 hole main golf courses, and will find a warm welcome in our lounge bar and restaurants. Other on-site leisure facilities include archery, bowls, salmon fishing and off-road driving (you'll need to pre-book!) whilst the amenities of Rutland Water are just a few minutes away.

Mrs Dee Hinch
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2017

About Mrs Dee Hinch

I have lived in this area for over 30 years and simply love it! It's very peaceful and I am always struck by how friendly people are in Rutland. My husband and children are born and bred here (I'm an interloper from Lancashire...) and I can't see any of us wanting to move anywhere else..! Although sometimes some more sunshine would be nice...

Mrs Dee Hinch purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mrs Dee Hinch chose England

We bought our own home along with a tumbledown barn in the garden and converted the barn into Mill Cottage. We rented it to friends longterm but in 2010 decided to rent it out for holiday breaks as we were asked about it so much! The Lodge is one of several Norwegian log cabins erected in 2009 100 yards from the Cottage. Rutland is a perfect location from which to visit the rest of England. The Cottage is hidden away in a valley on Greetham Valley's golf estate, yet with easy access from the A1 dual carriageway. Rutland Water is just a few minutes drive away and many of Hidden England's stately homes are within easy reach. There are fabulous restaurants / pubs in the locale - the only problem you'll have is deciding which one to choose! We'll be happy to suggest our favourites...

What makes this cottage unique

Within a few minutes walk, Mill Cottage and Lodge guests may enjoy: free golf on Greetham Valley's nine hole par 3 course; free use of the gym@greethamvalley; free coarse fishing (carp, perch, tench, bream and rudd) on our private Meg's Lake - right outside the Cottage door! Free trout and carp fishing on Katie's Lake. Discounted green fees on our two main 18 hole golf courses at Greetham Valley, The Lakes and The Valley, a warm welcome in the Lounge Bar and snacks or fine dining in the Restaurants, a take away menu prepared by superb chefs and delivered to your door - perfect for arrival night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Only one complaint - we wish we had booked for longer! This is a beautiful holiday cottage in a lovely setting" Mrs and Mrs James Campbell, Nairn

"Two words - sheer luxury!" The Robertson Family, South Wales.

"Lovely lodges, superb golf courses, excellent food in the Hotel. We'll be back!" The James Gang, Manchester.

"Simply wonderful - lodges are superb and very comfortable, all the staff we met were friendly and helpful. And we saw the Rutland Water ospreys fishing on the lake in front of the restaurant!" The Jackson family, Yorkshire.

" A very relaxing break - everyone we met made us feel very welcome and we have re-booked for next summer!" The Chamberlains (group of family and friends on a reunion).

"Super comfortable Lodge, friendly owners and staff - can't do enough for you! Picturesque walks and we had a go at fishing and golf - lot of fun! Really enjoyed our meals in the restaurant - made a change from our own cooking." Jim, Betty, John, Jan, David and Sarah, The Wirral.
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stamford in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 6 ft King size bed is zip & linked,can be made into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Second large bedroom has two single 3 ft beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Third bedroom has one single 3 ft bed
  • All bedrooms have ample room for an additional cot - free of charge, but please bring own bed linen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Cottage and Lodge have fully equipped kitchens - but why cook all the time on holiday?! Just a few minutes walk away, Greetham Valley offers a very comfortable, welcoming lounge with well stocked bar, wide range of restaurant and snack menus and a take away service. Rutlanders are genuinely welcoming folk and our staff are second to none in this respect! The owners live next door to the Cottage and are happy to discuss favourite restaurants, pubs and places to visit with guests - but are equally happy to leave you to enjoy your privacy! Mill Cottage welcomes up to two well behaved pets to accompany their owners and the Lodge may also be able to accept pets - please ask for pet friendly Lodge availability (small additional charge). Outside: Mill Cottage has an enclosed private garden, with lawn, orchard trees and a stream running through the grounds (shallow but unfenced). Garden furniture can be positioned just right to catch the last of the evening sun whilst enjoying that BBQ! There is also gravel hard standing for 4 cars within the garden. The Lodge enjoys a deck with outdoor furniture, ideal for alfresco dining. The grassed grounds are shared with our other Lodges and two cars may be parked directly outside each Lodge. Between the Lodge and the Cottage is the owner's private coarse fishing lake, Meg's Lake. Cottage and Lodge guests are very welcome to fish this lake for carp, tench, perch and rudd but please bring your own rods etc. Katie's Lake just upstream offers free trout fishing - rainbow and brown - plus some good sized carp. We've had a 30lb carp caught and released again! It's still there, waiting...


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Holiday Cottage & Lodges, Rutland Water - Golf, Walking, Birdwatching, Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Quite simply the most wonderful place to stay.The Mill house is everything we hoped for and heaps mo

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Greetham Valley and it's surrounding countryside are absolutely gorgeous.The facilities are impeccable and the staff and owners are totally wonderful.We would recommend this holiday to all who love the great outdoors.

20 out of 10

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ted and Andy, what a wonderful review! It was a real pleasure meeting with you both - and Annie the lovely Rottweiler and Pumpkin the nutty spaniel too! We very much hope to welcome you all back on a future visit. Kind regards Dee
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Greetham Valley's Lounge Bar on site
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
2x18 holes, 1x9 holes on site at Greetham Valley
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Stamford or Oakham
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Greetham Valley's Lakeview, Valley & Lounge Bar
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Dry ski slope Tallington
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
On Rutland Water
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Other on-site leisure facilities include archery, bowls, petanque, coarse, salmon and trout fishing and off-road driving (pre-book early!). Walking and birdwatching breaks are very popular here - please ask about our complimentary minibus service, in particular of value to groups wanting to walk daily sections of The Rutland Round, a 65 mile hike around the most beautiful parts of Rutland.


Rutland Water has its' own man-made beach, opened in July 2014, just a few minutes' drive from Greetham Valley.


We recommend that guests have access to a car during their stay. Greetham Valley is easily accessed from the A1 dual carriageway, using the B668 exit at Stretton. We are 2 hours from London, York and Birmingham by car and have excellent train links from Peterborough (20 miles), Grantham (12 miles), Stamford (8 miles) or Oakham (8 miles). The nearest airport is East Midlands (50 minutes drive).


Greetham village with 3 excellent pubs is 1 and a half mile away - or a 20 min walk across the golf course path (daylight only recommended!). Rutland Water is a 5 minute drive with Barnsdale Gardens on the way. Stamford (retail therapy) and Burghley House (the famous Burghley Horse Trials held here every September) are 8 miles away. Oakham and Uppingham (lovely market towns) and the castles of Belvoir, Rockingham and Grimsthorpe plus other Hidden England properties are easy driving distance.

Further Details:

Nearest bars and restaurants: Greetham Valley's own restaurants and bar offer a range of excellent menus, from snacks to full a la carte and are a couple of minutes stroll from Mill Cottage and the Lodges. We do a great range of take-away meals too! Greetham village has two pubs and a super traditional village shop and post office. Nearest banks and supermarkets are in Stamford or Oakham. Grantham, Peterborough and Leicester boast excellent large shopping centres. Head for Rutland Water a few minutes' drive away for fly fishing, sailing, windsurfing, birdwatching (Rutland Water's ospreys are often spotted fishing for breakfast and high tea at Greetham Valley in summer!), a cruise on the Rutland Belle, cycling, RockBlok climbing. Horse riding (hacks or lessons) can be arranged at Somerby Equestrian Centre or Stretton Riding Stables. If you like gardening, TV's Geoff Hamilton's Barnsdale Gardens is just down the road a few minutes away, as are Easton Walled Gardens whilst the award winning Gates' Nurseries are a 20 minute car trundle away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stamford, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20.83 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
A booking form, terms of booking and further guest information will be sent on enquiry/request. A reservation can be provisionally held for 10 days then a 25% non-refundable deposit will be required. The balance must be paid one calendar month ahead of arrival. Payments may be made by cheque, credit or debit card.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover days are Fridays and Mondays but we may be able to be flexible - please ask. Arrival is from 3pm, departure is by 10.30am please.

Notes on prices:
Our prices shown are for week breaks; we also offer short breaks - 3 night long weekends arrive Friday, depart Monday or 4 night midweek breaks arrive Monday depart Friday. Please ask for our seasonal short break tariffs, between £335 to £525 for 2015. We also offer discounts in our properties for couples, again please do ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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