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Cuckoo Barn Lodge - luxury (4 Star Gold) in a idyllic valley near Rutland Water

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Large open plan living area which is a great place to catch up with family and friends.
Fully equipped kitchen open plan kitchen, enjoy cooking together.
Large master bedroom with ensuite wet room.
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Sleeps 6: 3 x double or twin rooms Cuckoo Barn Lodge sits in an idyllic valley near Rutland Water. It is a perfect place to enjoy a wealth of activities, wine and dine, and pamper yourself. It sleeps six comfortably in 4 Star Gold luxury with extra beds available. A spacious living area with three sofas, large oak dining table and well equipped kitchen make it the perfect place to entertain your friends and family. Coronavirus Cuckoo Barn lodge is a great place to get away from the Coronavirus pressures however to keep it that way we are implementing a flexible cancellation and refund policy to deal with coronavirus risks when they occur. Please help us protect you and all our guests by following the guidance in our Terms and Conditions and Risk Assessment and Guidance for Guests. Cucko...Sleeps 6: 3 x double or twin rooms Cuckoo Barn Lodge sits in an idyllic valley near Rutland Water. It is a perfect place to enjoy a wealth of activities, wine and dine, and pamper yourself. It sleeps six comfortably in 4 Star Gold luxury with extra beds available. A spacious living area with three sofas, large oak dining table and well equipped kitchen make it the perfect place to entertain your friends and family. Coronavirus Cuckoo Barn lodge is a great place to get away from the Coronavirus pressures however to keep it that way we are implementing a flexible cancellation and refund policy to deal with coronavirus risks when they occur. Please help us protect you and all our guests by following the guidance in our Terms and Conditions and Risk Assessment and Guidance for Guests. Cuckoo Barn Lodge has acquired the Industry Standard mark, We're good to go Visit England, confirming that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Eat out on your private south facing terrace with lovely views over our own meadows. Chat and relax curled up in front of the wood burning stove. Enjoy peaceful walks down the stream to Fort Henry beside its landscaped lake in Exton Park or wander up the valley though what were once medieval ponds and enjoy the ambiance of The Fox and Hounds on the green at Exton. Make it a base for your activity holiday with Cycling, birdwatching, sailing, fishing, golf and great places to eat just down the road or explore the unspoilt historic market towns of Oakham and Stamford. Treat yourself to candle lit Pilates or a massage in the studio or platters in the breeze hut overlooking our landscaped garden. A short break or longer stay in Cuckoo Barn lodge leaves you feeling revived and rejuvenated.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Coronavirus We operate a Coronavirus policy to manage the risks of Covid-19 in the interests of the health and safety of all our guests - please see rental agreement. Our Changeover days are Friday and Monday and check in is after 3.00 p.m. and check out is by 10.00 a.m. Well behaved dogs are allowed by prior arrangement and subject to a cautionary deposit. Guests are asked to respect the privacy of others and rowdy or noisy parties are not allowed. See rental agreement for details.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Dickie M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviews (7)
Kim B
Kim B
Billingham, United Kingdom15 contributions
Pros: On arriving at the lodge, the scenery is beautiful, and a beautiful setting. The lodge itself is lovely, an upside down lodge, with bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs, which in the very hot weather we had, was a welcome relief as they were cooler. Dick (the owner) was there when we arrived, went through key safe and a couple of other things. Cons: Upstairs, the main living/dining area became unbearable in the heat, we were advised to keep windows, doors shut, and blinds closed to keep the area cool. With the heatwave we had this did not work, nor opening doors, windows or blinds, did any good. Maybe some fans could be provided. On arrival, we noticed that the kitchen units, which were high gloss, were quite dirty, there were streaks, runs, greasy marks, all down the front of the units, we spent the first hour or so, cleaning these down, spraying, cleaning and drying off. We didn’t do all of the units, just the main ones. We were told, quite rudely, when we were leaving, the units had been sprayed because of COVID. There were food items left in the fridge and freezer, which should have been cleared. Downstairs, the beds were awful, cheap metal framed beds, which creaked and made a noise everytime you moved, pillows and mattresses were extremely hard and uncomfortable, not good for a good nights sleep. Single quilts on double beds. The bedroom windows were next to the drive to the main house, and their car was parked right outside the windows, so on a night when we were in bed, when they came back in, all you could here was the car doors slamming, laughing giggling and talking when they got out of the car. In their description and rules it states that any rowdy or noisy parties are not allowed, maybe they need to follow their own advice as they seemed to make no effort to be quiet, even though they had guests at the lodge. This also prevented us from opening the bedroom windows. Rubbish left in the bathroom bin, so had not been emptied. The fans in the bathrooms were full of dust. The shaver socket could not be used without switching on the illuminated mirror, so in order to charge an electric toothbrush , the mirror light needed to be switched on and kept on. It was such a shame about all of the problems, because the lodge itself was in such a gorgeous setting. We did leave a day earlier than expected.
Visited June 2022
Written June 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dick M
Dick M
We are inspected by Visit England who give us a 4 Star Gold Rating and gave us the Rose award for service excellence in 2019 which is awarded to only a few establishments across the country and can only be won once. Nothing has changed and the Lodge is prepared to the same standard every time. We do our utmost to address any problems and make sure our guests have a lovely stay at Cuckoo Ban Lodge. I am so sorry that Michael Steel and his party were unsatisfied and chose to give us a such a critical review after they left. We have had so many lovely guests who have left us wonderful reviews over the last 8 years, and this is the first bad review. It was a very hot week, which they clearly did not enjoy. We would have been very happy to supply fans if we had been asked. There is also a shaded veranda with lovely views to enjoy and great place to eat in the cool of the evening and is enjoyed by most of our guests. Why shut yourselves inside when there is so much to see and do in beautiful Rutland? I do advise guests to close the curtains when they are out on hot days in accordance with Which advice. The bedrooms are cool in summer and cosy in winter. The living room enjoys lovely southerly views over tree lined meadows through glass doors which open onto your own private sunny veranda. I am not sure how our quiet dinner party with old friends became the rowdy party in the review, but we did give Michael Child a full refund for that evening when he complained that his very early night had been disturbed, though they would have had much more disturbance on many of the local sites with several lodges and people enjoying themselves. Perhaps it was the contrast with the quiet of our valley most evenings, The Lodge is cleaned properly and in accordance with Covid 19 cleaning guidance the surfaces are sprayed with disinfectant and left hence the smearing on the surfaces. The welcome pack is left in the fridge and on this occasion unopened items left by the previous guests were left in the fridge as we thought the incoming guest would enjoy them. We will not do it again! The beds are good quality metal framed beds which enables us to clean properly underneath and as is the practice in many good hotels we join two single beds together to make a double and we supply two single quilts in common with continental practice. All consistent with our Visit England Four Star Gold rating. Thank you to all our wonderful guests who love Cuckoo Barn Lodge and give us great reviews.
Written September 3, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsey P
Lindsey P
3 contributions
My family and I spent Christmas at Cuckoo Barn Lodge. As soon as I walked through the door, I was utterly wowed. It was beautifully and tastefully decorated and ready for Christmas. They had literally thought of everything you could possibly need and much more. We felt extremely comfortable and had such a lovely welcoming from Dick and Rosie. My dog also had a fantastic time and if he could speak, he'd ask me to go and buy him a wood burner, as he loved laying right by it and falling asleep. I've stayed in many places, but nothing compares to how truly special Cuckoo Barn Lodge is. We'll be back in the summer. Thank you for having us! :-) Lindsey, Tom and Rupert
Visited December 2021
Written January 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ShazKim
ShazKim
Stamford, United Kingdom4 contributions
Perfect place to gather the family together under one roof including our daughters dog. Well equipped and presented, decorated beautifully inside and out for Christmas and lovely goodies given.
Visited December 2019
Written December 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rossj497
rossj497
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
It is testament to how wonderful Cukoo Barn Lodge is, that we keep coming back year after year. We have made it our holiday home for the last 3 years now and can only see that continuing for the next few years. We initially stayed for a week so that we could attend Burghley Horse Trials but have extended our stay for two weeks to enjoy more of the surrounding area. Dick and Rosie are brilliant hosts and can't do enough for you. they are on hand to deal with any issues that arise. The accommodation is luxurious and meets all of our needs, with a lovely garden and decking area and plenty of space in the open plan living/kitchen area. We love taking our family dogs to the lodge so that they can enjoy the outdoors too and they are welcomed just as much as we are. Since our first visit we have added to our group and our little boy loves it just as much as we do and his needs are also catered for. Ideally situated close to Stamford, Oakham and Rutland Water, there are numorous walks and activities to do for young and old alike. We can't recommend staying here enough and look forward to returning in September 2018!
Visited September 2017
Written March 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bcollin
Bcollin
Cardiff, United Kingdom5 contributions
Cuckoo Barn Lodge is ideally located not far from Rutland Water amidst beautiful countryside. It is very peaceful and an ideal place to unwind and relax. There are plenty of country walks and while in the heart of the country the towns of Oakham and Stamford are only a short drive away as are a number of excellent country pubs and restaurants. This really is a luxury lodge and the owners have gone out of their way to ensure that you have everything you may need to make your stay perfect. Despite being in the middle of winter, the underfloor heating and log burner kept us cosy and warm. We had to change our plans at the last minute and were not able to travel until very late on Christmas Day arriving at just before midnight. The owners were very accommodating and concerned that we had everything we needed on arrival. There was even a Christmas Tree and presents for the children. We would definitely come again.
Visited December 2017
Written December 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dick M
Dick M
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and it is always lovely to hear from guests who enjoyed their stay in Cuckoo Barn Lodge and our peaceful Rutland valley. Hope to see you again soon.
Written January 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

angelaallison00
angelaallison00
Leeds, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our party of 6 which included a baby, a toddler, parents, auntie and grandparents all thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Cuckoo Barn Lodge. The property was well equipped, warm and cosy and there was loads of space both inside and outside. We had access to lovely walks on the doorstep and Rutland Water was just a short drive away. Our hosts were charming and were available to advise on activities when needed. We're looking forward to visiting later in the year when we can enjoy relaxing on the patio.
Visited February 2017
Written June 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dick M
Dick M
Thank you for such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you later in the year. It is such a pleasure to see guests enjoying their stay in Cuckoo Barn Lodge and our lovely valley.
Written June 13, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joflove
joflove
Framlingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Accommodation perfect for different groups, very flexible sleeping arrangements. Very well equipped for cooking own meals. Beautiful setting with some great walks to local pubs.
Visited April 2017
Written May 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dick M
Dick M
Thank you and it is wonderful to be able to welcome delightful people to our lovely valley.
Written May 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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