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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

17 Northgate
Welcome to Number 17 Northgate, a 300 year old listed thatched farmhouse in Oakham, Rutland offering superior quality bed and breakfast accomodation. This bed and breakfast is located in Oakham, close to the beautiful Rutland Water.

Blueberry Lodge
Blueberry Lodge provides high quality self catering bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet setting in the middle of attractive open Northamptonshire countryside within easy reach of the A508 and A14.   We have 4 double rooms all with en suite bathroom facilities in a recently refurbished barn conversion with a kitchen/breakfast room and separate sitting room.   Prices range from £55 - 75 per night for a room and continental breakfast.  Information on Blueberry Lodge is set out on our web site. 01604 686328 or 07798851168

Bridge Cottage B&B
Bridge Cottage is a charming Bed and Breakfast situated in the “golden corner” of Oundle, Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford – but only 8 miles from Peterborough city centre and train station.  Bridge Cottage is a newly renovated property situated on the edge of the village of Woodnewton. We have superb views over open countryside with the Willowbrook running through the bottom of the garden. There is a large summer house for visitors to spend time down at the river watching an abundance of bird life and the sunsets – we run a very informal, friendly home where we welcome visitors to make them feel relaxed and rested.  01780 470860 or 07979 644864.

Dingley Lodge
The restoration of this Victorian house began in 1982, with the aim of providing a good standard of accommodation whilst still retaining some of the original character. From its elevated position, the house has views over the Welland Valley and the point to point race course.


Great Easton Bed and Breakfast
Elaine and David Hankey welcome you to their comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation situated in the scenic welland valley village of Great Easton in South East Leicestershire. 01536-770309

Home Farm
Enjoy complete privacy in a newly restored barn in a tranquil picturesque village centre, only 300 yards from the pub. This newly restored barn, at Home Farm, provides privacy and tranquillity in the heart of the picturesque village of Sudborough. A real home from home, the whole building to yourself. Completely restored and redecorated to a very high standard.

Meadow Farm Caldecott
Meadow Farm is situated in a quiet location in the village of Caldecott. The family run bed and breakfast in the old farmhouse has a twin/double family room and 2 single rooms.  We serve an excellent english breakfast (or breakfast can be arranged to your requirements). We also provide other facilities including washing, ironing and a freezer. The house has a large garden and ample parking.

Rutland House Bed and Breakfast
Welcome to Rutland House Bed and Breakfast, situated in the heart of the small market town of Uppingham. Located in Rutland, England, Englands smallest county, Uppingham is just six miles from Oakham and Rutland Water and 19 miles from Peterborough and Leicester.

Jenny Hitchin has run hotels and Bed and Breakfast accomadation for the last 35 years. Since retiring and downsizing to just one room, Rutland house welcomes back returning customers and new visitors. So... whether you are looking for a short stop over or a longer term let whilst you are doing business in the area, Rutland House has something for all.

Rutland House, 61 a High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY


Spanhoe Lodge

Steve and Jennie offer superb, friendly 5 star accommodation in a quiet and pretty rural location. The twelve purpose built rooms are well appointed with large en-suite bathrooms.

Swallows Rest
Sam and Nick offer luxury rooms including super king beds, ensuite power showers, free wi-fi and a yummy home cooked breakfast all in a quiet village location. 28 Bridge Street, Brigstock, Northants NN14 3ET

The Bulls Head
A family run pub and B&B set in the beautiful countryside on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, just a few minutes from A14, junc. 2.  Whether you want to enjoy a quiet meal with some friends or are looking for somewhere to stay for business or pleasure, The Bulls Head is for you!  The Bulls Head, Kelmarsh Road, Arthingworth, Market Harborough, LE16 8JZ

The Castle Sleeper
Set on the edge of Caldecott with lovely views over the Welland Valley and towards Rockingham Castle. The accommodation is situated in two areas. Four rooms are located within the pub, which is an old coaching inn, whilst the other rooms are located across the road in a sleeper block.

The Dog House and Rose Cottage
Bed and breakfast accommodation with ensuite facilities in Caldecott, and every comfort to ensure that visitors feel completely at home.

The George 
Set in Ashley, this ironstone grade II listed pub serves real ale and good local food. There are 6 ensuite modern rooms in the barn conversion for those wishing to stay for longer.

The Nevill Arms
Set by a river in the beautiful village of Medbourne, The Nevill Arms is just 3 1/2 miles from the castle. We offer 4 star accommodation, in well appointed rooms. Inn, Restaurant and Coffee shop, all compliment each other, with a reasonable tariff. En-suite facilities, Flat screen TV and WiFi, in each room. 10 Rooms.

The Old Pheasant
Set in the heart of Rutland in Glaston, The Old Pheasant is ideal for those wishing to explore Englands smallest county and beyond. All rooms are bright and tastefully decorated with all the usual facilities you would expect to find. Main Road, Glaston, Rutland LE15 9BP Tel: 01572 822326

The Old Vicarage
Located in Laxton, on the borders of Northamptonshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. The Old Vicarage is a charming Georgian home designed by Humphrey Repton in a peaceful hamlet.

The Old White Hart
This charming and attractive country inn is set amongst the sandstone cottages of Lyddington, a rural Rutland village surrounded by the slopes of the Welland Valley.

The Stags Head - Maidwell
A public house has occupied this site since 1766 (it was formerly named The Goat) and is now under new management. Recently refurbished to a high standard, The Stags Head Public House, Maidwell has a large beer garden for the summer time, and warming open fires during the winter. The pub now presents a clean, warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, open 7 days a week, with ample car parking facilities.

The White Horse
1 Harborough Road, Stoke Albany.  Once a coaching Inn, we offer a welcoming atmosphere. Our homely pub and lovely restaurant compliment our well appointed rooms.  All have en-suite facilities, Flat screen TV and WiFi. A good breakfast guaranteed. 5 Rooms.

The White Swan
The White Swan is one of the oldest inns in the county and has been serving the county for over 500 years. Located in Harringworth, you cannot help but notice the impressive Harringworth viaduct. Built in the late nineteenth century, it is believed to be one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

Willow Cottage
Seventeenth century cottage situated on Main Street in Middleton offering quiet and peaceful accommodation with off road parking.


Holiday Cottages

The Granary
The Granary is a spectacular modern apartment created from an ancient building (parts of which are believed to be 900 years old) lying 5 miles north of Stamford in the medieval village of Aunby. After an extensive period of renovation and refurbishment, the Granary is now available for holiday use. With its tranquil location in rolling countryside, lake views and light and airy interior, the Granary is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the countryside or visit the many attractions close by. The closest of these being Stamford, the Georgian town described by Sir Walter Scott as ‘the finest scene between London and Edinburgh' and widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in Britain.

Top Cottages
This rural 1902 stone built cottage with Gas Central Heating has been tastefully restored to enhance its original charm and character. Located in Thistleton, on a no through road and only a short drive to Rutland Water, Oakham, Stamford and Melton Mowbray  Heather 07519 452045 or 01529 497737

Top Lodge Caravan Park
This is a tranquil, open meadowland site surrounded by woodland where you can walk freely, watch birds and deer and enjoy a profusion of wild flowers. Stamford is the nearest town; one of the most perfect stone towns in England with a long history and many important medieval buildings: BBC Middlemarch was filmed here.

Top Lodge, Caravan Club Site,Fineshade, Corby, NN17 3BB Telephone - 01780 444617

The Lily Pad
The Lily Pad, are bespoke stone holiday cottages. Situated within the 5 acres of Frog Hall, the home of the proprieters; Jane and Andrew Codman. The cottages sleeps 6 to 8, either as 3 double rooms or a 3 twin bedded rooms. One bedroom is on the ground floor as is a large bathroom, ideal for those with less mobility.  The living area is open plan and leads onto a sunny patio and lawn area. Parking is directly in front of the property.  01780 784 394 / 07833 680 110

Hotels & places to stay

In the area surrounding Rockingham Castle, there are a number of hotels.

Barnsdale Hall Hotel
Set in extensive landscape gardens overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Rutland Water, Barnsdale combines state of the art facilities with the charm of a traditional shooting lodge.   

Belmont House Hotel
Located in Leicester, the Belmont House Hotel has been owned by the Bowie family for over 70 years. Following a tradition founded on the principals of great service, comfort and style - qualities that have been maintained and built upon by the current generation.

Hambleton Hall
The Ultimate in small country hotel, Hambleton Hall has been a centre of excellence for 25 years.  It has a glorious setting looks down on Rutland Water through a screen of mature trees.   

Hampton by Hilton
Welcome to Hampton by Hiltonâ„¢, a new kind of hotel in Corby. Whether travelling for business or leisure, in our spacious rooms you'll enjoy all the extras our hotel has to offer and your comfort is assured with our Hampton 100% Guarantee

Highgate House
Highgate House is a striking country mansion in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Creaton. Originally a coaching inn, it has evolved over the years into a superb venue for all kinds of events. Its continued development has been careful to maintain the beauty of the original building, successfully combining 17th century charm with 21st century comfort. Additions to the main house allow Highgate House to offer over 30 well-appointed meeting rooms, 5 elegant function rooms, 98 en-suite bedrooms and leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness suite and all-weather tennis court. The historic, family atmosphere is strong throughout the estate, but is perhaps most noticeable in the rooms in and around the main house; each containing centuries of memories almost tangible to those within.

Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering
The perfect place from which to discover Northamptonshire, the Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering hotel is fully air conditioned and benefits from wi-fi internet access plus its own health & fitness club with indoor pool. Rockingham Castle is within just a few miles of the Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering.

Kettering Park Hotel
The 4 star Kettering Park Hotel and Spa has a cosy atmosphere that'll help you feel at home from the moment you walk through the doors. All hotel bedrooms are executive with a separate relaxation area. The Spa has plenty to keep you occupied with a 13 m pool and well-equipped gym or you may choose to sit in the landscaped gardens and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Kilworth House Hotel
Kilworth House Hotel is a breath of fresh air - an enchanting blend of Victorian opulence, fine food and contemporary luxury set amid thirty-eight acres of landscaped south Leicestershire parkland.

Rockingham Forest Hotel
Located just 300 yeards from the gates of Rockingham Castle this modern recently refurbished hotel with 71 en suite bedrooms offers confortable accommodation.

Stapleford Park Hotel
Secluded in the heart of some of England's most attractive and enjoyable countryside, Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate, provides standards of hospitality & elegance found in only a few hotels & resorts around the world.

The Garden Hotel
This historic hotel is situated in the centre of the old market town of Uppingham opposite the XVI century public school. It is the ideal setting for both the business person or the tourist who wishes to explore Rutland.

The George
The George of Stamford is one of England's greatest coaching inns. It retains the charm and atmosphere of its long history yet offers today's guests every modern comfort.

The Haycock Hotel, Wansford
The Haycock Hotel, one of England's finest coaching inns, dates back to 1620. It's impressive facade dominates the idyllic stone village of Wansford, set in unspoilt countryside on the banks of the River Nene.

The Lake Isle Hotel
The Lake Isle is located in the picturesque town of Uppingham. Bedrooms are named after French wine regions and are all individually styled and furnished. Most of the rooms overlook the quiet courtyard to the rear of the hotel, despite being located in the heart of the town.

The Marquess of Exeter
The peaceful village of Lyddington is a pretty little place situated in the heart of the Rutland countryside. The delightful 16th century former coaching inn, the Marquess of Exeter Hotel, is a well-established family-run hotel offering excellent facilities. It has been extensively refurbished though the bar still retains a cosy traditional feel with exposed wooden beams, open fires and walls displaying the family shields and history of the Exeter family.

The Nevill Arms
At the Nevill Arms we have Deluxe Rooms and Superior Rooms. All of our rooms are finished to a very high standard and all rooms contain hair dryers, Irons and Ironing boards, Free-view LCD Televisions, Hospitality trays and Wifi.

The Talbot Hotel
Our hotel is in the centre of one of England's most picturesque and unspoilt small towns. Situated in the beautiful Nene river valley, Oundle sits in a meander of the river as it flows towards the east coast of England. It is a limestone built town dominated by exceptional mediaeval, Elizabethan and Georgian architecture - including the beautiful 13th Century church of St Peter and the buildings of Oundle public school.

The Whipper In Hotel in Oakham
In the old market square of Oakham in Rutland, Britain's smallest county, sits the 3 Star country hotel - the Whipper-In Hotel.

The charming Whipper-In Hotel in Oakham was formerly a 17th-century coaching inn, which has been modernised but yet still retains its charm and many original features such as real log fires and original oak beams.

Known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Whipper-In Hotel is centrally located and ideal for the business traveller and leisure guest due to the many local tourist attractions nearby.

Free private parking is also available for hotel guests.

Three Swans Hotel
This 16th Century Coaching Inn has been superbly renovated to create a subtle blend of history and traditional hospitality with the comfort and amenities of a modern day hotel. Located in Market Harborough, the hotel is in an excellent position whether you are visiting for business or leisure.


Castles & Houses to visit

Belvoir Castle
Doddington Hall  

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

Hidden England
Hidden England Website portal to the 5 Heritage sites of  Doddington Hall, Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle.



Corporate Functions, Off-road Driving & Activity Days   

Land Rover Experience




Estate Management and Houses to Rent on the Estate

King West
Estate Agents for the Estate




Wistow Maise Maze
Famous for the Wistow Maze (with new design and quiz trail each summer), the thriving Rural Centre (with traditional Tea Rooms, plant centre, model village and variety of shops), numerous country walks around St Wistan's Church and the Grand Union Canal, attractive cottages and flats for rental, and views of historic Wistow Hall with its scenic parkland and lake.