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The Old Post Office, Rutland water

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Snowy Christmas 2014 near lake on peninsula
Hambleton Peninsula, Rutland water
1 of 36Snowy Christmas 2014 near lake on peninsula
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage, featured in Conde Nast 20 Best Villages in the UK and Starfish, the movie is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is ba downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from ...The Old Telegraph and Post Office cottage, featured in Conde Nast 20 Best Villages in the UK and Starfish, the movie is in the village of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest reservoirs. Hambleton is probably one of the nicest village locations in England. There are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen and 3 bedrooms, two king size beds and a third bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath and a good-sized kitchen with table and brand new kitchen units by Neptune and a newly renovated bathroom with marble tiles with freestanding bath and overhead shower. There is ba downstairs loo and log burner in one sittingroom and an open fireplace in the other sittingroom. The entrance hallway has a dining table. The cottage is a short distance from the pub, The Finchs. Items provided: Shampoo and shower gel and soap provided. Most of the time I provide bread, milk, eggs, butter and a small jar of marmalade time permitting inbetween bookings and dependent on repairs and cleaning issues/ spillages to sort out. Hambleton village has an excellent pub called The Finches with terrace overlooking the lake. Hambleton Hall, a Michelin starred hotel is also in the village. There is a cycling path around the lake and the Hambleton pensinsula. Fly fishing and sailing is also available on the lake. Oakham is 2 miles away providing a selection of restaurants and pubs and shopping facilities and Uppingham is 5 miles away and the larger Georgian and Medieval town of Stamford is around 10 miles away. The Finches pub has an excellent NEW YEAR party. The chef used to work at Le Manoir Aix Quatre Saisons and goes to town at New Year and there is a live band. There are a variety of activities nearby. The lake has various activity centres including bird watching ( Osprey nest on the lake) and canoeing and windsurfing as well as open water swimming. Rutland Sailing club is nearby. There is a golf course overlooking the lake, falconry centre, horseriding, picnicing areas. Rutland water is one of the best fly fishing lakes in Europe. The Old Telegraph and Post Office is newly renovated to a high standard and newly listed to the market. It was renovated for my parents who are now contemplating moving to Hambleton! Rutland is England's smallest County around 90 miles from London. It is like a small Cotswolds. Hambleton can be reached by rail via Peterborough ( 45 minutes from Kings Cross) to Oakham (25 mins) with a connecting train. Journey time around 1.5hrs. Oakham is 2 miles from Hambleton. Alternatively Rutland can be reached from the A1 turnoff at Peterborough ( 2-2.5 hours from London) Hambleton Bakery is nearby owned by Hambleton Hall. It won Britain's best bakery and is open 7 days a week.( Located near Exton in a copse) Exton also has a lovely pub. You can get fresh bread and various types of British tarts and buns from Hambleton Bakery. It serves many of the hotels and pubs in the area. Oakham, 2 miles away has a deli in Mill Lane called Otters as well as a few lovely shops including Cavells, a small department store selling designer clothes and there is a large Tesco. Cooperative supermarket is a short drive away as is a drive-in M&S. The Barn is a lovely small restaurant in the town and the Bakers Yard is also a nice lunch place. There are several other cafes and restaurants. Stamford around 10 miles away has a broader selection of shops and The George Coaching Inn is recommended for food. Burghley House nearby hosts a selection of events all year. There is more than enough to do for a week holiday in the area. Oakham castle is in the town of Oakham surrounded by the old moat and inside Oakham Castle is a selection of large horse shoes including one recently donated by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Another excellent pub is located in Clipsham called the Olive Branch. It also in the Michelin guide for 2014. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
If you have requested that a dog stay please don’t let them foul the garden or the neighbour’s garden. I have to consider the hygiene aspect of this for children staying, vegetables in the garden, damage to the lawn and upsetting my neighbour. There is space for one car directly in front of the cottage and other parking spaces on the road nearby. We have three cottages with 3/4 spaces in front of the cottages.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
sharon D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of Hambleton village on the peninsula virtually surrounded by Rutland Water is idyllic, so no through traffic. The Old Post Office is close to the church (which does not have a noisy clock, thank goodness) and the pub, the Finches Arms. The Finches...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Redgwing
Reviewed 15 September 2021

Lovely house in a beautiful area. Quiet , pretty hamlet with plenty of footpaths. Nice pubs and cafe's in local villages. Historic town of Stamford 30 mins away. Burghley house 30 mins drive away. A great weekend away.

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank traceyn686
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 19 April 2021

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Date of stay: April 2021
Reviewed 1 January 2021

We had such a wonderful stay at The Old Post Office. The property is beautiful having been sympathetically renovated it retains all the character and charm of a period home whilst having the comforts of a modern kitchen and bathroom. We spent most evenings snuggled...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank nicolar507
Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

Really stunning old stone building, great facilities, very nicely decorated. The weather was pretty mild when we were there, but I’m sure it would be warm even in winter. Very close to Hambleton Hall hotel, which has a very good restaurant, and there’s a great...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Theno23
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Reviewed 21 August 2020

We spent a long weekend at the Old Post Office. A great location for exploring Rutland Water. Lovely house,well-equipped and exceptionally furnished. A short drive to places of interest around the water - bike hire, nature reserve, etc. Scenic walk around Hambleton. Beautiful little garden...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Relax64225040580
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the Old Post Office, the property was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The owner came to greet us and provided us with milk bread and some lovely cakes from the local bakery. The surrounding...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank shaldon25
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

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Reviewed 22 April 2019

This is the third Easter we have spent at the cottage. Each stay has been just what we needed. Peace and quiet plus continual “ bird song“. The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities to meet the needs of five people. Sharon...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Sharon D, VR Owner at The Old Post Office, Rutland water, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

Thank you for a lovely review. It all helps with the search when people look for a place to stay in Rutland! Kind regards, Sharon

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The National Space Centre is in Leicestershire about 35 minutes drive away ( selection of NASA rockets) Foxton Locks has the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system is in South Leicestershire South of Market Harborough. Belvoir Castle which has 16000 acres of grounds and a pheasant and patridge shoot is in Lincolnshire and Rockingham Castle is around 15 miles away in Northamptonshire. Rutland borders 4 counties - Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. King Richard III centre has opened in Leicester and you can also visit the battle of Bosworth fought in 1485 which was in a field south of Market Bosworth Hambleton Hall in Hambleton with a Michelin star but book well ahead ( 6 weeks if possible), The Olive Branch Clipsham ( Michelin Guide)...
Getting around
You will need a car. You can cycle from Oakham station which is 2 miles away.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Post Office, Rutland water

The Old Post Office, Rutland water is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Old Post Office, Rutland water has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Old Post Office, Rutland water has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Old Post Office, Rutland water must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.