Halliday's Folly was one of the hidden gems that we found in the countryside of Rutland Water, in a village called Greetham 12 minute drive from Oakham! We stayed 3 nights for the annual Bird Fair in the smaller barn that has been restored to perfection with the keen eye and design sense of the owner/landlady Sue Johnston. It is Sue that brings the property to life with her warm hospitality, deep knowledge of the region-its flora fauna, birds, English countryside traditions, places to eat ( The Wheatsheaf Pub - by far the best countryside fine dining experience I have ever had 5 minute walk down the road from Sue's home) and the latest happenings around town - a vintage car rally if you please while i was there! The room was spic n span, all modern amenities from the kitchen to the bath were in place, lots of air and natural sunlight in the rooms and most of the garden with her collection of stunning rose climbers, salvias, jasmine, sage , cosmos and many more....Just go. Its an awesome countryside experience! Thank you Sue for your wonderful hospitality.
We were so pleased when we arrived to find such a lovely home with all the amenities, but the added treat was that every room had a (new) bathroom, there was a good flow of heat throughout the house, and the beds were all large and comfortable! Our hostess was very good about communicating and it was very easy to find. We loved that the house felt like our own, and totally enjoyed and immersed in our stay! Would highly recommend this place to anyone~!
We have just returned from a long weekend from this property which is one of the best we have stayed in. The cottage is very clean and tidy with all modern amenities. Sue, the owner is very welcoming and was on hand if we needed anything. There are two pubs in the village of Greetham, both within walking distance and both provide very good meals, if required. There is a small seating area outside the property which is shielded by a trellis from the main road which gives you the degree of privacy you need when sitting out. We will definitely be returning at some time in the future.
Halliday's Folly is a really great cottage, finished to a high standard and with very comfortable beds! Greetham is a lovely village and there are two pubs and a village shop within walking distance. Perfectly positioned to explore Rutland water and Oakham. We cycled to the reservoir from the cottage, past Hambleton Bakery - a perfect stop to pick up picnic goodies - delicious bread, savoury and sweet treats. This was a very relaxing break, thank you Sue, a fabulous host
Excellent comfortable cottage. Newly renovated and nicely furnished, including 3 bath/shower rooms. Sue is helpful and friendly. Good location for walks in the area. A great base for our walk around Rutland Water.