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Little Thatch, Seaton, Uppingham - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage

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Little Thatch - Luxury Rutland Cottage and Charming Cottage Garden  nr. Stamford /Uppingham, Rutland
1 of 29Little Thatch - Luxury Rutland Cottage and Charming Cottage Garden nr. Stamford /Uppingham, Rutland
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
4 nights minimum
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'Chocolate Box' Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden Prefect base for short walks and hiking, as well as bicycle / tandem rides (just ask our regular tandem guests!) ** Sister property to local Rutland Thatched Cottages: Sticky End, Cottesmore, Near Oakham, Rutland - Property No. 9749 NB: All our cottages operate a strictly 'Non-smoking' & 'No pets' policy. Adults only. LITTLE THATCH: Little Thatch is a charming cottage that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. The tranquil, traditional & private south facing cottage garden (a real sun trap!) has also been transformed with beautiful plants, lawn and a patio area (perfect for al freso dining in fine weather). Little Thatch is an ideal haven for garde...'Chocolate Box' Luxury Thatched Cottage & Garden Prefect base for short walks and hiking, as well as bicycle / tandem rides (just ask our regular tandem guests!) ** Sister property to local Rutland Thatched Cottages: Sticky End, Cottesmore, Near Oakham, Rutland - Property No. 9749 NB: All our cottages operate a strictly 'Non-smoking' & 'No pets' policy. Adults only. LITTLE THATCH: Little Thatch is a charming cottage that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. The tranquil, traditional & private south facing cottage garden (a real sun trap!) has also been transformed with beautiful plants, lawn and a patio area (perfect for al freso dining in fine weather). Little Thatch is an ideal haven for garden & nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and perfect for romantic breaks. Centrally heated throughout with an electric woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi. All utilities, luxury bed linen and towels plus welcome tray included in rental. Off road parking for 1 car plus ample free street parking. Sorry, strictly no pets and no smoking property. Adults only. Little Thatch is located in the peaceful conservation village of Seaton in England 's smallest county, Rutland. Located just a 2 minute walk from the traditional village pub, The George & Dragon, and also opposite the beautiful All Hallows Church. Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provides a beautiful back drop for sailing, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching, golf and walking. Traditional country pubs offer excellent cuisine, stately homes such as Belvoir Castle, Rockigham Castle, magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials) and National Trust properties including Belton House are within a short drive. Shopping tends to be 'unique and antique' and a pleasurable world away from the shopping centre chains. Geoff Hamilton's legacy of his famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by. The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (June-August) is held annually at Tolethorpe Hall where a picnic on the lawns, a stroll around the lawn, pond and flowerbeds and shrubberies all add to the magic of a visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre to experience the annual summer Shakespeare Festival (9th June-29th August 2020 - Love's Labour's Lost, Romeo & Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest). Rockingham Motor Speedway and Rockingham Castle lie just to the south of Rutland. The Stunning Belvoir Castle stands splendidly in the Vale of Belvoir just a short drive to the north. Richard III: In the summer of 2012, archaeologists from the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society, unearthed the ruins of the lost medieval Grey Friars church and within the ruins, the grave of a battle-scarred warrior. Until Spring 2014, The Guildhall, in the shadow of Leicester Cathedral, hosts a major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains. From nearby Oakham, Little Thatch guests can catch a direct train into Leicester city centre, or indeed drive in approximately 40 minutes. London: From Oakham you can also catch a train to Peterborough on the East Coast Mainline for connections directly into London for a day trip to the capital. Little Thatch, owing to its charming nature with low ceilings, tiny staircases and nooks & crannies, is perfect for hobbits! If you don't happen to be of similar stature to Bilbo Baggins then be prepared to 'duck or grouse'! Cosy separate dining room. Owing to fact that it is a very narrow room, it ideally seats 4 persons, or 5 maximum. The motto of the county of Rutland is 'Multum in Parvo', Latin for 'Much in Little'...the same is very true of Little Thatch, however please be aware that by its very nature Little Thatch is a charming old cottage but the rooms (downstairs in particular) are fairly small....so if you are looking for large open plan spaces, then at the risk of stating the obvious, Little Thatch is not the cottage for you! We have made both our thatched holiday cottages extensions of our own home, positioned at the high end of the holiday let market. Guests comment very positively regarding how extremely well furnished & equipped they are....'more than just a holiday home'. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Strictly no smoking property. No pets allowed. Adults only. No stag or hen parties. To use the premises as a private holiday residence for up to 5 persons only and not for any other purposes whatsoever. Only those guests who have been pre-registered on our Booking Form are permitted to stay. Additional persons may be accommodated by prior arrangement only and a nominal charge may apply.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Martin & Julia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2006
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Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

A lovely relaxing break in an idyllic cottage with beautiful garden. Excellent facilities and equipment inside and out. Lots of good local walking and places to visit locally. Perfect for a quiet peaceful break.

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Maureen N
Reviewed October 22, 2019

We stayed at Little Thatch on the recommendation of friends and we certainly weren't disappointed! We were greeted on arrival by Martin and by Julia's mouthwatering apple cake. The cottage is beautiful and immaculate and has everything you could possibly need. Unfortunately we weren't blessed...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Carol H
Reviewed August 19, 2019

This is our fourth visit to Rutland and out third consecutive stay in Little Thatch. It is a perfect hideaway in beautiful Seaton (impressive Seaton viaduct nearby). The cottage is beautifully decorated and has absolutely everything we needed including cakes and biscuits on arrival. Martin...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank i842018
Vacation687442, VR Owner at Little Thatch, Seaton, Uppingham - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such lovely and rewarding feedback, not to mention being such lovely guests! We hope to welcome you both for another return visit next year. Best regards, Martin & Julia

Reviewed August 1, 2019

How pleasant it was to stay in a luxury thatch cottage in the village of Seaton. This is not the first time we have stayed in this cottage. It is a home away from home with everything provided. Both cottage and garden are of an...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank David G
Vacation687442, VR Owner at Little Thatch, Seaton, Uppingham - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

Many thanks David & Val for your kind feedback. You are perfect guests and it is always a pleasure to welcome you both. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Best regards, Martin & Julia

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a wonderful thatched cottage in the quiet village of Seaton. The cottage has been beautifully restored and includes all modern conveniences. There is a lovely and very well maintained garden. We tried the local pub (George & Dragon Inn) and were positively surprised...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Peter W
Management response:Responded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words & for taking the time to post this review on Little Thatch cottage & indeed the local Rutland & Stamford area. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Martin & Julia

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We stayed in this beautiful thatched cottage and loved every minute of it. Martin and Julia were very hospitable, and the cottage was so cosy. The village has a great pub a short stroll away serving home cooked delicious meals. It was an ideal place...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Ralphinator
Management response:Responded March 22, 2017

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Little Thatch & exploring the local Rutland & Stamford area. Thank you for the very positive review & we hope that we will be able to welcome you back to one of our cottages before too long. Martin...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

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Date of stay: September 2016
Management response:Responded October 7, 2016

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Reviewed August 21, 2016

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Date of stay: August 2016
Management response:Responded August 23, 2016

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Reviewed May 14, 2016

This perfect Hobbit Thatch is oozing with charm in every room and corner. Four of us slept, dined and relaxed in ultimate bliss. While remaining true to the charm of an historic cottage, this little gem sparkled: the entire house has been scrupulously remodeled to...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank deswilson1234
Management response:Responded May 15, 2016

Thank you for being perfect guests, looking after the cottage & also for your wonderful review. It is so rewarding to know that all the hard work has been appreciated :) Hope to welcome you back in the future, Martin & Julia

Reviewed September 20, 2015

Just returned home from a week stay at Little Thatch. Cosy lounge, well-equipped kitchen, clean bathroom and very comfortable beds. Martin and Julia have provided with everything you could possibly need during your stay and more. Compliments on very tasteful furnishings and cleanliness throughout. Little...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Sarah F
Management response:Responded October 15, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind & positive feedback following your stay at Little Thatch. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future, either back at Little Thatch or to one of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
RUTLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS Seaton is situated in the East Midlands county of Rutland, a small but beautiful and unsung area just waiting to be discovered. Nestling in Middle England, one hundred miles north of London, it is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. The beautiful historic town of Stamford (Sunday Times 'Best Place to Live' 2013) is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire, just10 miles from Little Thatch. Little Thatch (& sister property Sticky End, in Cottesmore, to the north of Rutland Water) therefore makes a perfect base from which to explore the immediate area, as well as treasures such as Cambridge and Lincoln plus major cities such as Nottingham, Leicester and Peterbor...
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