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2 Bedroom Cottage In Rutland

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

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

Lynn Lane
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Lynn Lane


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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Comfortable spot for a short break

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my short stay to attend a course nearby on the outskirts of Leicester. Lynn was very helpful with the arrangements and the cottage is very well set up with everything you need. I like to cook for myself when away & the kitchen was full of useful equipment.

The welcome basket of fruit, milk & local chocolates was very welcome & the bed was comfortable. I had a walk round the village on arrival and it was lovely but due to visiting in January and the attendance times for the course I wasn't able to explore very much in the local area, so I would like to come back at some point and do so. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and, of course, you'd be very welcome for a return visit. Lynn
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home from home

  • 4 of 5

very nice and comfortable cottage, convenient for rutland water and the surrounding area, market overton is a very nice village with a very good public house doing lovely food and beer, would visit this property again without hesitation

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We would welcome you back any time you decide to re-visit the area - there really is so much to see and do!
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Spacious, comfortable accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a real gem. Plenty of space to store all your belongings in kitchen cupboards and wardrobes, something that is lacking in a lot of cottages we have stayed in and very comfortable. Market Overton is a lovely picturesque village and the shop next door and pub on the corner makes it very convenient whether you wish to eat in or out. Easy access to a lot of attractions in the area but a week is really not long enough to see everything.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind and helpful comments, P and D. We hope to see you back again one day. Alan and Lynn
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A great cottage in a pretty setting.

  • 5 of 5

The Old Post Office is a very well equipped, comfortable and extremely clean place to stay. The shop next door was very useful and the Black Bull Pub just around the corner served excellent food. This was a great base for exploring Rutland Water, Oakham, Lincoln, Burghley House and Stamford. Also visited Sandringham in under an hour and a half. We will certainly recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your constructive and helpful comments - I am sure they will be of good use to any potential guests.
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A nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, clean and attractive cottage, very easy to find with friendly, helpful owners.Plenty to do for kids in the area and a handy little shop next door. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and would welcome you and the family back any time.
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A charming home from home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a great location. Well stocked community shop next door and the friendly Black Bull pub just around the corner serves very good food.The cottage is extremely comfortable, so thank you Lynn and Alan and we hope to be back for longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - we look forward to seeing you both again.
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Prices & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rutland in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with large shower cubicle, wash basin, wc and heated towel rail.
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.

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