The Bee Cottage Rutland

23 The Lea's, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7DG, United Kingdom
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***May last minute offer – 3, 4 or 5 night’s stay – from 2nd May to 7th May *** 

Why us? Situated in the village of Cottesmore and close to Rutland Water is a 17th century picture perfect thatched cottage. With original features such as exposed beams, a newly installed wood burning stove and ample living space, the cottage provides accommodation for up to 5 people. We’ve enjoyed hearing the new reviews about, places they’ve visited, relaxing experiences, enjoying all weathers and sometimes…hedgehogs (see reviews).

Dog friendly!  We welcome up to two well-behaved dogs at the Bee Cottage.  Kindly note, this will cost £25 / dog. Rutland is ideal for dog-friendly visits with plenty of dog walks, including enclosed off-lead areas away from livestock, and lots of pet-friendly places to visit.  And if you ever fancy a pleasant meal out, we can suggest a few dog sitters you can book.

Welcome package.  In strong support of locate businesses, guests are welcomed to the cottage with a supply of locally grounded coffee from Two Chimps Coffee for the cafetiere and some locally baked treats from either Hambleton BakeryThe Larder Oakham or Lily and Honey Bakery

Wood Burner.  A free bag of wood for the wood-burner will also help to keep you cosy during the winter, we ensure this is swept twice a year to keep you cosy and safe the our thatched cottage.

Layout. The cottage has a deceptively large living area, with separate seating around a second decorative stone fireplace as well as a tucked away reading corner and a conservatory in which to enjoy a cup of tea. The dining room nestles between the kitchen, lounge and conservatory – bright and airy for leisurely breakfasts and perfectly practical for having an evening meal for up to 6 people. Upstairs, there are two beautifully presented bedrooms with crisp linens and fluffy towels. The third bedroom is situated downstairs with direct access to the garden.

Thatched Cottage. The cottage is situated in a quiet lane only a stone’s throw away from the Sun Inn village pub and shop. With plenty of activities to keep visitors of all ages busy around Rutland Water, the Bee Cottage Rutland is the ideal place where visitors can relax and put their feet up after busy days exploring England’s smallest county.

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Quick Overview.
• Central heating • Wood burner (inc. one bag of wood) • Sleeps 5 • Dog Friendly • Free internet • Free Netflix access • Freshly made beds • Quality crisp linen • Beautiful garden • outdoor seating • 5 min from Rutland Water • 5 star google reviews.

About Us

We welcome guests to connect with us on their stay.

Our names are Steve & Hanri – we have hired out two of our previous homes as holiday lets, but the Bee Cottage is our first dedicated holiday let, and by far our greatest renovation project.

Having just completed a MSc in Sustainability, Steve enjoys making furniture from reclaimed wood (examples can be seen in the Master bedroom headboard & side tables, the TV table, coffee table and some shelves around the cottage). Hanri is a Dress Pattern Designer and local Yoga teacher.

Steve and Hanri enjoy walks with our rescue dog Chunk.


*****2nd May to 07th May – 3 nights (£400) / 4 nights (£500) / 5 nights (£600) – new special offer.*****
7th May to 14th May -7 nights – £910.
14th May to 21st May – 7 nights – £910.

4th June to 11th June – 7 nights – £1050.
18th June to 25th June – 7 nights – £1050
25th June to 2nd July -7 nights – £1050

2nd July to 9th July – 7 nights – £1100
9th July to 16th July – 7 nights – £1100
16th July to 23rd July – 7 nights £1200

30th July to 6th August – 7 nights – £1190
13th August to 20th August – 7 nights – £1190
20th August to 27th August – 7 nights – £1190
27th August to 3rd September – 7 nights – £1190


Bee Cottage Night £100 to £175

Contact Details

Tel (1): 07912 207044

Email: [email protected]



Parking is available on the gravel driveway to the left of the cottage, or if you’d prefer free on-street parking is also available immeadiately outside the cottage.


Situated in central England means that the village of Cottesmore is a great base from which to explore plenty of beauty spots and activities on a day trip. Here are a few suggestions.


Belvoir Castle – 30 minutes

The National Space Centre – 50 minutes

Cambridge – 1 hr 15 minutes minutes

Sandringham Estate – 1hr 22 minutes

Norfolk coast – 1hr 30 minutes

Warwick Castle – 1hr 30 minutes minutes

Stratford-upon-Avon – 1hr 30 minutes minutes


Peterborough has fantastic train links from London through to Edinburgh. The journey times below are for trains directly from Peterborough. Trains from Oakham and Stamford go via Peterborough.

York – 1hr 30 minutes

London Kings Cross – 45 minutes

Cambridge – 50 minutes

Kings Lynn – 1hr 20 minutes

Nottingham – 1hr

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