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Sticky End - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage

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Charming Thatched Cottage with Courtyard Garden, near Oakham / Stamford - A Cottage for all Seasons
Warm Winter Retreat
Sticky End
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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STICKY END: Ideal for couples and perfect for a romantic escape, this charming Grade II Listed thatched cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday or short break retreat. Sticky End is located on the Main Street (B668) of the busy & bustling conservation village of Cottesmore in England's smallest county, Rutland. Sticky End is an ideal base for exploring the region including the nearby busy market & impressive public school towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and is only 10 miles from historic Stamford (filming for the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice and TV's Middlemarch). Rutland is a truly unspoiled rural gem in the heart of Middle England. Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provide a b...STICKY END: Ideal for couples and perfect for a romantic escape, this charming Grade II Listed thatched cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday or short break retreat. Sticky End is located on the Main Street (B668) of the busy & bustling conservation village of Cottesmore in England's smallest county, Rutland. Sticky End is an ideal base for exploring the region including the nearby busy market & impressive public school towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and is only 10 miles from historic Stamford (filming for the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice and TV's Middlemarch). Rutland is a truly unspoiled rural gem in the heart of Middle England. Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provide 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, magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials and popular film set) and National Trust properties including Woolsthorpe Manor (Sir Issac Newton's Home) and Belton House at Grantham are within a short drive, whilst 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. ** Sister property to local Rutland Thatched Cottages: Little Thatch, Seaton, Near Uppingham, Rutland - Property No. 1130618 NB: Both our cottages operate a strictly 'Non-smoking' & 'No pets' policy. Adults only. BEFORE BOOKING, PLEASE READ THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & ALL INFORMATION IN FULL, ENSURING THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE PROPERTY AND LOCATION (REFER ALSO TO GOOGLE MAPS/EARTH IF NECESSARY). IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS THEN PLEASE ASK. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Strictly no smoking property. No pets allowed. No stag or hen parties. To use the premises as a private holiday residence for up to 4 persons only (NB 2 Double rooms, no twins) 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 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Martin & Julia C
Hosting since February 2006
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe like to welcome guest to our cottages in person whenever possible. Thereafter we are usually readily contactable for any assistance or queries during your stay.
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Reviews (42)
Anne O
Anne O
1 contribution
We stayed at Sticky End for 9 nights, and it was really wonderful. The village is very pretty with lovely walks. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, lots of extra touches that ensured our stay was so enjoyable. The beds were very comfortable with beautiful linen that was so much appreciated. We received a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble if we had any queries. A unique place to stay in a beautiful part of England.
Visited August 2022
Written September 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan J
Alan J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom14 contributions
This cottage was immaculate, everything we needed was provided. It was very tastefully decorated, unique, comfy beds, spotless - we could not fault a thing, the attention to detail was excellent. The owners could not have been more welcoming and went out of their way to help us settle in - we didn't want to leave and would definitely visit again. In the visitors book were many repeat guests - we hope to be too. We very highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a break away in this area, which is ideal for visiting Burghley, Belvoir Castle, Barnsdale Gardens (Geoff Hamilton) many local National trust properties and Rutland Water, as they are all on the door step .
Visited August 2022
Written August 31, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

i842018
i842018
Gillingham, United Kingdom5 contributions
Sticky End is a stunning cottage with all that is needed for a perfect stay in a beautiful part of England. The attention to period detail is outstanding. Julia and Martin are wonderful hosts and provide plenty of information on the local attractions in the area of which there are many. We cannot recommend this property highly enough. Quite excellent.
Visited June 2022
Written July 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

geoff e
geoff e
London, United Kingdom26 contributions
A supremely comfortable cottage in the centre of Cottesmore, comprehensively and thoughtfully provisioned by the owners, Martin and Julia, and ideally situated to enjoy all that Rutland has to offer. We couldn’t have felt more at home.
Visited January 2022
Written February 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meander798549
Meander798549
2 contributions
This cottage was immaculate, everything we needed was provided. It was very tastefully decorated, unique, comfy beds, spotless including the bathroom - we could not fault a thing, the attention to detail was excellent. The owners could not have been more welcoming and went out of their way to help us settle in - we didn't want to leave and would definitely visit again. In the visitors book were many repeat guests - we hope to be too. We very highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a break away in this area.
Visited October 2021
Written October 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Thank you so much for your kind words & for looking after the cottage. We too hope to be able to welcome you back next year.
Written November 2, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paula P
Paula P
1 contribution
We stayed here for a week and were blown away by the cottage and its contents. We loved all parts of it from the quirky study to the modern bathroom and the attention to detail is exceptional. We will definitely be back again!
Visited August 2021
Written August 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Many thanks for your kind comments & hope to welcome you back soon. Martin & Julia
Written October 25, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yvonne F
Yvonne F
Leyton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Thank you Martin for coming to welcome us on our arrival and for the welcomed treats milk & cakes, our first taste from Hambleton Bakery. It is a lovely cottage, just like some of the previous comments, this Grade II listed little gem is more like a home than a holiday let. It oozes character, and the interior is a perfect blend of homely, country living, with charm and quirkiness. Every time you look around you see something new. It is spotlessly clean, there is every thing you would need and the kitchen is very well equipped, Martin & Julia have thought of everything. And the A-Z guide provided was very helpful. We hope to return to this lovely area sometime and we certainly know where we would stay ! Thank you !
Visited August 2021
Written August 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Many thanks for your kind comments & hope to welcome you back before too long. Martin & Julia
Written October 25, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scaggs
Scaggs
Jedburgh, United Kingdom21 contributions
Very comfortable cottage, quirky antique decor and artefacts, fascinating just looking through everything there including the tiny but packed library. Warm welcome and friendly, informative hosts. Lovely small gardens including a terrific secluded sun trap to enjoy a quiet few hours. Perfect location for visiting Rutland Water, Uppingham, Oakham, Stamford etc...
Visited June 2021
Written June 17, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Many thanks for your kind comments & hope to welcome you back before too long. Martin & Julia
Written October 25, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dream57692623884
Dream57692623884
1 contribution
My husband has fished Rutland Water for many years but this year we decided to book a cottage for me to go too. I have never visited the area before. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Martin, the owner, and shown around the cottage. Our first impression was 'Wow, what a beautiful place.' It felt like 'Home from Home' This feeling continued throughout the entirety of our stay. The beds were very comfortable, as was the furniture. There was so much to look at and read, we could have spent much longer there. The heating was perfect and could be set for your own preference, also as much hot water as you needed. We have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage before and have vowed to return. We had the worst May weather on record for our stay but it did not spoil our holiday at all. However, we look forward to exploring the area in much closer detail in, hopefully, less inclement weather. We do not have any negative to say whatsoever but we do say a huge thank you to Martin and Julia for allowing us to share their beautiful cottage for a short time.
Visited May 2021
Written May 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Thank you so much for your wonderful review & kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed Sticky End so much (despite the awful weather!). Look forward to welcoming you both back :) Warm regards. Martin & Julia
Written June 18, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Golfe217
Golfe217
Lessingham, United Kingdom10 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sticky End. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Our host Martin, gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around. The small courtyard at the back was ideal for an evening glass of wine or two and catches the sun in the evening which was great. We cycle so the lock up garage was very handy for storing our bikes safely when not in use. The area around Cottesmore is lovely and cycling around Rutland water was a big attraction as are the towns and villages in the vicinity. All in all good value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others as a short stay holiday let.
Visited May 2021
Written May 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation687442
Vacation687442
Thanks for taking the time to post such positive feedback, Andrew. Haste ye back! Martin & Julia
Written May 18, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
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
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Rutland is a haven for cyclists, walkers & those who enjoy the quiet pace of country life. Rutland Water hosts an aray of water sports, a pleasure boat, wild life and hosts the annual British Birdfair event at Egleton Nature Reserve (17-19 August 2007). Oakham and Uppingham are charming market towns, famous for their public schools. Oakham hosts its own summer festival. Melton Mowbray including its reknowned Pork Pie shop lies just to the north of the county. Stamford is a beautiful historic town with excellent shops and on its outskirts boasts the jewel of Burghley House home to the Burghley Horse Trials (03-06 September 2009) and a popular location for filming. The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (8 June-29 August 2009 - The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream & Oliver Twist) is held a...
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sticky End - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage

Sticky End - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Sticky End - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Sticky End - Thatched Rutland Luxury Holiday Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.