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Near Rutland Water. A Pet Friendly 18th Century Cottage with a historical Past.

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Open plan living area
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Primrose Hall is a homely cottage in the centre of the lovely village of Empingham, with parking immediately outside. A pub serving hot, home-cooked food is one minutes walk away and open all day. There is also a shop open 7 days a week, a doctors surgery and a hairdressers. Originally a farm building, it was converted in 1863 as a meeting place for The Primrose League, a political organisation set up in memory of Benjamin Disraeli and using his favorite flower as an emblem. In the middle of the 20th Century it lapsed into dis-repair and in 2008 the current owners completely renovated it, converting it into the wonderful holiday cottage it is today. Original features remain including an Ancaster Arms Crest embedded in the stone fireplace, a highly unusual oak block floor in the open plan...Primrose Hall is a homely cottage in the centre of the lovely village of Empingham, with parking immediately outside. A pub serving hot, home-cooked food is one minutes walk away and open all day. There is also a shop open 7 days a week, a doctors surgery and a hairdressers. Originally a farm building, it was converted in 1863 as a meeting place for The Primrose League, a political organisation set up in memory of Benjamin Disraeli and using his favorite flower as an emblem. In the middle of the 20th Century it lapsed into dis-repair and in 2008 the current owners completely renovated it, converting it into the wonderful holiday cottage it is today. Original features remain including an Ancaster Arms Crest embedded in the stone fireplace, a highly unusual oak block floor in the open plan living area and exposed beams are displayed in every room. Empingham lies half way in between the historic market towns of Stamford and Oakham. The quaint alleyways and hidden corners in each of the towns are home to some exquisite independent retailers. Stamford, with its Georgian townhouses is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England and is home to Burghley House, one of the most magnificent stately homes in the country. Rutland Water is home to The British Birdwatching Fair and perfect to enjoy an active or relaxing holiday. Go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fly-fishing, birdwatching, rock climbing, take a cruise or just enjoy the wonderful views with a gentle stroll around its footpaths. Three miles from Empingham is Barnsdale Gardens, a theme park for garden enthusiasts. Built by Geoff Hamilton for the BBC's Gardeners World, it contains over 30 individually themed gardens and provides courses and events throughout the year. Rutland may be the smallest county in England, but has two Michelin starred restaurants and many with one or more AA rosettes and is home to The Good Pub Guide's 'Pub of the Year'. Good quality food is a passion, and the cottage contains a folder with sample menus from over 30 local eateries, as well one with information on the numerous things to do in the area designed to cater for every taste and budget. Both folders are constantly up-dated so you can easily find out 'what's on' when you stay.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time stay. Of historic interest and situated in a beautiful village. Rutland water very close. Stamford and Oakham easily accessed. Cottage is very well equipped and booking was easy with lots of information provided. Lots of games, dvd's and books provided. Beautiful flowers, cake...More

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About the Owner
Catherine D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
A few weeks before your stay, Catherine will send you a personal email with details she feels will be useful to you...where to pick up the key, where the thermostat is, how to find the village shop, where the wifi passcode is, where a spare key is located etc. If you have dogs she will suggest good walks and which areas of the Pub allow dogs. If you have children she will let you know what facilities are in the cottage for them and suggest places for them to go dependant on their ages. On your first evening she or her husband Simon will call round to answer any queries you may have.
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About the neighbourhood
Rutland has a rich heritage with many Castles and Stately Homes to visit. The magnificent Burghley House, built beween 1555 and 1587 lies on the outskirts of Stamford, and Grimsthorpe Castle, Rockingham Castle, Belton House, Belvoir Castle, Broughton House, Deene Park and Kirby Hall are all close by.The Watersports Centre, Fishing Lodge, Cycle Hire Shop, pay and play Golf Course, Rok Blok, Sailing Club and Bird Watching centre are all within 5 miles of Primrose Hall. The picturesque village of Exton is 3 miles away with its excellent pub and bakery, a Falconry and Owl Centre and is home to the famous Barnsdale Gardens. Barnsdale Hall Hotel, 3 miles away provides wonderful spa treatments whether you want flotation therapy, a make up lesson or an Indian head massage!
Getting around
Staying in a small county surrounded by five others can make it hard to discover all that is on offer in the area, as each county has it's own tourist authority. However the information supplied in Primrose Hall is informative and clear and does not just concentrate on Rutland, but shows attractions close by in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. A list of postcodes and distances from Primrose Hall is also supplied.
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