Why a B&B stay is hard to beat

After a year or so of being confined close to home, a stay in a Bed and Breakfast in Rutland could be your safe step forward to a taking some time away.

Before you book you can talk to the person who’s responsible for your accommodation, so you can reassure yourself about cleanliness and Covid protocols. When you arrive, expect to receive a genuinely warm welcome. You can have as little or as much or as little social contact as you are comfortable with – your wishes will, of course, be respected – though a chat at breakfast with your host about the day’s plans for advice is well recommended to pick up tips on the best places to go, eateries, hidden secrets, shops to visit, and so on.

Your B&B will be a chance to stay somewhere a little bit different, in a pretty cottage in a quiet village or in a rural setting with beautiful countryside views all around. If you’re looking to move to Rutland, it’s a great opportunity to get a good feel for the area and gain an insight into local life.

If you are coming to Rutland to spend time with friends and simply need a base, a B&B is perfect. They can also be seen as a safe and stress-free option for solo travellers and for road-trippers looking to get a taste of our county. Speaking of taste, you will of course be free to take your seat in one or two of the many local restaurants that pride themselves on only using fresh locally grown produce.

Here’s a quick round-up of the brilliant B&Bs in Rutland, some of which are very popular, so book as soon as you can!

In the pretty village of Clipsham, multi-award-winning pub the Olive Branch offers luxury B&B accommodation where you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep followed by a beautifully cooked full English breakfast.

Set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Laxton, is Spanhoe Lodge B&B with the added benefit of a pool, hot tub and games room. Each of its eight large ground floor en-suite bedrooms is accessed by its own front door. One of these has a micro-kitchen for those wanting a self-catering option, while another is wheelchair accessible.

Tresillian House in Melton Mowbray is a home away from home where you can opt to take part in a course and learn a new skill including willow sculpture, garden design and jewellery making.

In the village of Manton, within walking distance of Rutland Water, Broccoli Bottom offers comfortable B&B rooms in the main house in addition to flexible self-catering accommodation for between two and six guests.

Also close to Manton is Pear Tree Cottage which has two pretty guest rooms, a sunny conservatory for breakfast and a charming and comfortable sitting room.