The Bee Cottage Rutland

23 The Lea's, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7DG, United Kingdom
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Situated in the village of Cottesmore and only 5 minutes away from 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.

Dog friendly!  We welcome up to two well-behaved dogs at the Bee Cottage. 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.

Complimentary welcome gift.  Guests are welcomed to the cottage with a supply of locally grounded coffee for the cafetiere, tea and locally baked biscuits.   A free bag of wood for the wood-burner will also help to keep you cosy.

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.

The cottage is situated in a quiet lane only a stone’s throw away from the 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.

Please read out guests reviews to hear more about their personal experiences.

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Quick Overview

– 5 minutes drive from Rutland Water – Central heating & Wood Burner (including free wood) – Sleeps 5 & Dog Friendly – Free internet access & free Netflix – Includes bed linen, towels and soaps – Beautiful garden with outdoor seating

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 dance photographer, a children’s book Art Director and Yoga teacher (she teaches yoga on Tuesday nights 7pm in Oakham at the Hotbox – do come along if you fancy a stretch).

Steve and Hanri enjoy walks with our rescue dog chunk and keeping fitting at CrossFit in Oakham.

Our One Person Green Team.

We are delighted to announce a new member to our team – Martina.  Martina is our new gardener.  She”ll be visiting the Bee Cottage Rutland by making the most of our front and back garden area.  Martina has a honest passion for gardening and she’ll be maintaining our foliage within a green and white theme. To keep in sync with the bee’s, Martina will be bringing the flowers and plants back to their full pollen-potential!


Bee Cottage Day £120

Opening Times

Date From: 01/01/2019

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