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Harley's House

Exton, Rutland, Leicestershire (Ref. 1091986)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Rutland Retreats

15 contemporary, cedar-clad retreats set on the relaxing grounds of the 18th-century Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, just a short stroll from the idyllic Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Topped with moss sedum roofing and with eco-friendly features, along with the multitude of wonderful outdoor activities nearby, use the Barnsdale Retreats to fully unwind with your friends, family and even your four-legged companions. Barnsdale Lodge Hotel is also available to all retreat guests, to enjoy everything it has to offer, including the delicious locally sourced menu served in either the formal dining room or more relaxed conservatory and bar area. This location is the perfect spot to get away from everyday life and try something new. The nearby renowned Rutland Water offers all things outdoors from cycling and walking to thrilling water sports, fishing, golf and more. The towns of Oakham and Uppingham rest nearby, offering many unique independent shops from boutique to antique, farmers markets, making them the perfect places for all your shopping needs. And, if this isn't enough for you, a little further afield is the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford where Pride and Prejudice was filmed. A group of superb and immaculate retreats, promising to give you lasting memories with your loved ones.

The property

Exton 1.9 miles.

Set in an idyllic position in a quiet park near Exton, Rutland is this stylish, detached retreat of Harley's House.

Offering a family of six contemporary, ground-floor accommodation, whilst also being a stone's throw away from the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Harley's House is a marvellous stay.

Upon arrival, park your vehicle in one of the off-road parking spaces, or in the additional parking at the nearby hotel before wandering inside this fabulous abode.

Hang your things before making your way inside the open-plan living space, a room that is brimming with natural light, thanks to its white-washed walls and floor-length windows.

Kick back and relax in the sitting area, where the sofas are perfectly positioned in front of the TV and toast woodburning stove; why not put on a family-favourite DVD for all to enjoy?

Move through the tastefully decorated space to the sleek kitchen, where the budding chef of the group will be delighted to discover a fantastic range of appliances, which are integrated or built in, to give the space a clean and sophisticated feel.

When tasty meals have been made, they can be savoured at the dining table which seats up to eight; why not invite a couple of friends to join you and fill up the two extra seats?

When night falls, you will find three marvellous bedrooms situated off the open-plan space, with one consisting of a double that not only enjoys direct access to the garden but offers an en-suite shower room; the other two bedrooms consist of twins, with one enjoying Jack-and-Jill access to the family bathroom, and the other featuring a wall-mounted TV.

During the sunnier months, be sure to catch some ray's out in the lovely, rear garden, whilst you tuck into an alfresco meal.

A remarkable break awaits at Harley's House.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 977692, 977696, 977698, 977700, 977704, 981543, 981545, 981547, 981548 981549, 981550, 988524, 981544 and 997416, together they can sleep up to 76 people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, ironing board
  • 2 x TVs, DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking with additional parking in the adjacent hotel's car park
  • Rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: The beds in the twins are not zip/link, but can be pushed together to make king-size beds
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Please be aware that the WiFi can be intermittent due to the property being in a rural area

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About the location


Stamford 7.8 miles; Melton Mowbray 14.4 miles

Exton offers a typical English village setting, with its traditional, stone buildings crowded around the green, in the East Midlands county of Rutland. The Fox and Hounds public house overlooks the tree-planted green, a former 17th century coaching inn, oozing with character, offering cosy winter evenings around the fireplace and lazy summer days out in the beer garden. To the south of the village are Barnsdale Gardens, created by Geoff Hamilton for the BBC's Gardeners' World, and the Barnsdale Hall Hotel and Country Club. Oakham is the nearest town, boasting a combination of stone and thatched buildings, a range of shops, as well as pubs, bars and eateries to choose from. There is also a local history museum, a 12th century castle and a 14th century church. The Rutland Water Nature Reserve offers watersports, a small water adventure park, birdwatching, a sailing club and fishing opportunities, with the Rutland Water Golf Course overlooking the lake. The train station provides access to the cities of Nottingham and Leicester with shops to browse and architecture to admire. The market town of Stamford is a mere stone's throw away, with its attractive Georgian-style buildings used in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, independent shops, cosy pubs and a range of restaurants. Melton Mowbray is further afield, with more amenities to explore. Home to the famous pork pie, this town also offers The Regal Cinema, Melton Theatre and the Melton Carnegie Museum. The village of Exton offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for the perfect holiday exploring the East Midlands.

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