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The Coach House

(Ref. 993830)

Barrowden, Rutland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The host's to this property were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and the property was in a wonderful location and the standards were exemplary."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Coach House was lovely and warm and comfortable and perfect for our family stay with our kids and their partners."

    We really appreciated the champagne and the fresh flowers in the rooms. We were very grateful for the local recommendations and the info about using the facilities (particularly the fact that it wasn't a list of "don't do's"!) The surrounding area is lovely too.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years."

    The Coach House is without doubt the finest and best equipped we have ever encountered

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week here."

    The property was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The friendly owners had left very helpful information about the property and the surrounding district and were close at hand if needed. Barrowden is a delightful village with a friendly community shop and an excellent pub. We would certainly stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything was clean and of a very good quality. Very quiet and relaxing place. Pub serving excellent food is a short walk away in village, and community shop opposite the cottage. We would definitely stay again.

    Dear Bernard, Thank you for your kind comments about your stay at The Coach House . We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy our village pub and community shop . We would of course be very pleased to see you come back again to explore more of Rutland. Mike & Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be amongst the best we have stayed in and met all our expectations."

    The owners Mike and Lesley were helpful but not intrusive and provided us with additional advice on the surrounding area. Would certainly recommend this property and would consider returning at a future date.

    Dear John , Thank you for your kind comments about your stay at The Coach House and we are very pleased that we were able to meet all your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the future should you decide to come back to lovely Rutland. Mike & Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Coach House is absolutely beautiful we couldn't fault anything immaculate throughout."

    Mike and Lesley are lovely hosts and should be very proud of The Coach House. On arrival complimentary tea coffee and milk plus a bottle of wine in the fridge. Fresh flowers throughout the house was a lovely touch too. Barrowden is a beautiful village and the community shop is also lovely (excellent tea and cake served) . I only wish we could of stayed longer but unfortunately we had to return home. I would have no hesitation to return nor would I have any hesitation recommending The Coach House to anyone. The perfect relaxing holiday we needed.

    Dear Mandy , Thank you for your lovely comments and delighted that you enjoyed your short stay at the Coach House and exploring Rutland .Pleased also that you enjoyed using the village shop. Mike &Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is next to the owners house up a short drive and set in a lovely peaceful garden and it has its own private beautiful garden with chairs, tables and a gas barbecue."

    The property is to a high standard of cleanliness and fittings and Mike and Lesley were at pains to make sure all was to our liking and were on hand if any problems arose (which they didn’t). All that we needed was included in the property and the shower in our en-suite was superb! Mike and Lesley provided complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate cookies, milk and sparkling wine. The village of Barrowden has several walks around the village and Welland Valley on tap. Laminated A4 maps are provided which were most useful. The Community run shop is a few yards away and is run by friendly volunteers and sell local bakery bread and cakes as well as a range of everyday items. They will reserve newspapers for you during your stay. We used it every day. All in all a great holiday made even better by the standard of accommodation and we would definitely return in the future. A must visit not too far away is Barnesdale Garden, garden of the late Geoff Hamilton of Gardeners World and Rutland Water.

    Dear Trevor , Thank you for your kind comments . We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in The Coach House and our village in lovely Rutland. We look forward to welcoming you back if you want to explore the area some more. Mike & Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2023


    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage- perfect for our stay."

    Friendly host. Very clean throughout and well equipped.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second time of staying at The Coach House and we spent a relaxing, warm and comfortable stay."

    There was everything we could possibly need, a home from home. The bed linen was of exceptional quality as were many other items including the Welcome Pack. Lovely little touches like fresh flowers in rooms. Top quality furnishings and white goods too. The village of Barrowden is really quite lovely as is the surrounding area. Close enough to visit Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham and Leicester. Mike and Lesley are gracious hosts. We hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is lovely to welcome guests back for a second time and, of course, we’d be delighted to see you again. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "Only niggles were it would have been better for us if the beds were singles that could be put together to make king size and choice of duvets."

    We were very hot with winter duvets even though we turned the heating off and opened windows. Beautiful house and village

    Dear Janet, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry you were disappointed with the sleeping arrangements . All we can do on the booking website is describe our beds as they are : 1 super king , 1 King size and 1 double and let our guests decide if that works for them or not. We do routinely change summer weight duvets for winter weight in late October thinking this is the best arrangement for our guests . We would always change duvet weight either way on request but so far no one has asked for that during their stay. Kind regards Lesley & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Nov 2022

  • "The Coach House was beautiful, it was immaculately clean and very comfortable."

    The owners had left milk, prosecco, tea, coffee & biscuits and I would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Coach House was wonderful and selflessly clean."

    It had every comfort and amenity and generous welcome pack. We met our hosts 3 times by chance on the drive and they were welcoming and friendly. We sat out in the courtyard gardens behind the house..delightful and private. Barbecue would be nice in warmer times. It was great to be just a few yards from the village shop and attached cafe. Barrowden is a beautiful quiet village with a welcoming pub The Exeter Arms..excellent food. Opposite it is a bus stop running a bus between Uppingham and Stamford. Highly recommended.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. Mike and I really want our guests to enjoy their stay and it is lovely to get such positive feedback about our house and lovely village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Comfortable and spacious for 4 adults. The fresh flowers, bubbly, milk and biscuits on arrival were very much appreciated after a long journey. Surrounding area gorgeous with lots to do if you like walking, bird watching and exploring. We stayed in June and the garden area was used with BBQ. Parking and directions excellent. We’re keen to return.

    Thank you for your kind review of your stay in The Coach House. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time here , based in lovely Rutland , your first visit to the area we think. We would always be very pleased to see you again if you did decide to return. Mike &Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Superb location, extremely well equipped and very comfortable beds."

    Very generous welcome pack and a lovely touch with fresh flowers in every room. Friendly hosts on site but never intrusive. Provided extra bed linen mid stay for a change over of guest. Our girly stay couldn’t have been better and we all returned home rested and relaxed. So much to do in the area it’s vastly undiscovered. Fabulous!

    Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Coach House. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable well equipped cottage situated in beautiful village with community run village shop, pub serving excellent food, village green with a pond and pretty little church."

    What more could you want. The owners were friendly and helpful and living next door available if you needed and help or advise but otherwise you were unaware of their presence. A real home from home that we look forward to visiting again.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Coach House is set in the grounds of the owners property yet totally private, with a generous parking area to the front and a beautiful courtyard garden to the rear of the property, where a Kite visited us daily."

    The owners Mike and Lesley are a lovely friendly couple, unobtrusive but there if needed. They had thought of absolutely everything that we could possibly need and more, with many welcome treats and flowers. The village shop is just 2 minutes walk away and the local pub, the Exeter Arms, which overlooks the village green and pond, about 5 minutes away. Thank you Mike and Lesley, we will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much Carol for your review. We would love to see you return. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was lovely to be back again."

    Homely and comfortable accommodation in a fabulous location, who could ask for more?

    Dear Angela, Thanks very much for your kind comments. It was lovely to see you all again and really pleased you had another enjoyable stay at The Coach House Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, great house and location, pretty village pub very friendly, with great food."

    The shop was one of the best community shops we have ever been in good prices and choice. Certainly one to remember.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at The Coach House."

    The owners were present but not intrusive. The cottage is maintained to a very high standard with beautiful furnishings. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. A very pretty garden at the back. The Coach House is well situated for visiting Rutland and we definitely wish to return.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and would love to see you again if you do decide to return. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2022

  • "An extremely attractive and comfortable cottage, well equipped and clean."

    The owners are very friendly, even coming to our rescue during a power cut! Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Mike and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice rural location but within easy reach of local towns and other villages."

    Comfortable place all around including comfy beds. Would recommend as a good place for exploring with also plenty of good restaurants and pubs within a 10-15 minute drive. Owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Unexpectedly beautiful area with much to see."

    Historic houses, gardens, steam railway. The village pub lunch on arrival was great. The village shop was so good. And the cottage itself was perfect. Quiet, comfortable, well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, tastefully and comfortably furnished and with a well-equipped kitchen."

    The pretty courtyard garden is a good size with solid garden table and chairs, and very peaceful. Excellent food and atmosphere at the village pub, and a great village shop. Helpful and welcoming hosts who obviously enjoy sharing their property. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, and I am almost reluctant to post this review as I would like to keep it a secret. Rutland and Northamptonshire are like the Cotswolds, without the Range Rovers and crowds. We very much hope to return soon. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a gorgeous cottage, beautifully appointed and in a lovely location in a pretty village."

    The excellent village shop is 2 minutes' walk away and the equally good pub 5 minutes'. The owners were friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. We were within easy reach of great outings - Burghely, Peterborough, Rutland water, Rutland zoo, lots of gardens, etc. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely and would definitely recommend."

    The listing has 3 bathrooms but there is only 2. Also the mattress in the 3rd bedroom is not comfortable. Overall the cottage is exceptional and the owners, Lesley and Mike are very welcoming and kind. The area has plenty to do and see. Rutland Water, Stamford and Burghley House are all well worth a visit. The local pub, Exeter Arms, is an easy walk and the food is good as are the staff. The village of Barrowden is so peaceful and very beautiful with all the Stone built cottages and houses. We stayed a week but could have done with some more time. So many lovely pubs, walks and views. Cambridge and Peterborough are close if you like shopping. All in all an excellent stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graeme3.8Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet village with an amazing Community shop."

    Easy driving distance to attractions and lots of local walks

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage was exceptional in our experience and we have stayed over 30 years in holiday cottages and this was amongst the best we have ever stayed in,The interior was very comfortable,very well equipped and very clean."

    The garden was secluded and delightful.Lesley the owner was welcoming but not intrusive,will be very happy to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location in a lovely village with good shop and dining pub."

    We did some lovely walks straight from the door. It felt like a home from home and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Coach House was very comfortable and well equipped in a delightful quiet village."

    The local shop was well supplied with essentials. The owners had provided a lovely welcome with flowers, tea, coffee, milk and wine. Also details of some local walks around the surrounding villages We enjoyed a delicious meal at the local pub and the Open Garden event which was on whilst staying there. The courtyard garden with gas BBQ was secluded and ideal for relaxing meals and watching the Red Kites. The cottage is ideally situated to enjoy Rutland Water, Barnsdale Gardens and Oakham etc. It provided an ideal location for a walking and cycling holiday for 3 couples.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were delighted with the cottage - very well equipped with plenty of spare crockery, cutlery, etc."

    Some nice welcoming touches as well as the provision of some essential supplies. The owners live next door - very welcoming and helpful. Plenty of parking, pretty little garden. Barrowden is a beautiful little village - a very helpful/well-supplied community store is just down the lane. Highly recommend the Exeter Arms pub on the village green.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0May 2021

  • "This was the nicest holiday cottage we have ever rented."

    Immaculately presented with all we could need for our short break. Comfortable beds, spacious bedrooms, power showers, modern up to date and quality appliances, flowers, wine in the fridge, coffee machine with pods, biscuits, beautiful courtyard garden.....I could go on and on. Our hosts Mike and Lesley were friendly, welcoming and lived next door to help if we needed anything. The cottage is within easy reach of Burghley House, Barnsdale gardens, Rutland water and the small towns of Stamford and Oakham. A very pretty rural area.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at The Coach House."

    The owner had provided lots of little extras like flowers, wine, tea, coffee, biscuits which all make it that bit more special. The house was beautifully furnished and there was a very pretty private courtyard with table and chairs. It was our first holiday in the Rutland area which we loved and the only thing which could have been better was the weather!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage has been updated to a very high standard and provides everything one needs."

    Also it is in a very quiet location with a private garden and an excellent pub/restaurant within walking distance as well as a local shop only two minutes walk away for newspapers, milk etc.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Delighted with the accommodation and nicely designed garden."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in The Coach House, probably the best property we have had the pleasure of staying in."

    A great location for us to visit and situated in a beautiful village. We hope to return before too long

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just returned from a lovely week in this beautifully presented converted Coach House which was in an idyllic location in a quiet, friendly, rural village ideally located for touring the Rutland area."

    Owners, Mike and Lesley, provided a very warm welcome and clearly take great pride in preparing the stylish coach house for their guests with nothing being too much trouble. The local village pub, the Exeter Arms, being just a short stroll from the cottage, provides an ideal place to enjoy a drink and an excellent meal either indoors or out in the extensive landscaped grounds. The unique “community run” village shop deserves a visit as does the village pond perfectly located and overlooked by the pub front terrace. We highly recommend this hidden gem of a village and, of course, the Coach House.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "We’ve just returned from a wonderful family holiday at The Coach House and couldn’t have wished for a more lovely place to stay."

    The property is spotlessly clean, well maintained and each room is furnished to a high standard and very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well equipped having everything you could need. There is a beautiful peaceful courtyard off the lounge with ample seating. The owners, who live in the adjacent property, are very welcoming and friendly. The village of Barrowden is very picturesque and tranquil having a local pub with a fabulous beer garden and a community shop 2 minutes walk from the house which has all the essentials and more. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this property to family and friends and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Coach House was absolutely a wonderful place to take a break - we love the serenity of Barrowden."

    Lovely, friendly village with a village shop, a pub and lots of lovely walks. The owners Mike and Lesley are lovely and friendly making sure we have everything we need and they even left a chilled bottle of wine. The place is very comfortable and spacious for 6 adults - with our children working from ‘home’. Kitchen is well equip. A treat having a Nespresso coffee machine. Beds are very comfortable and there’s plenty of hot water. The gardens surrounding the house are gorgeous. Rutland waters is a short drive and there’re many interesting villages nearby with pubs serving good food. Will love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2020

  • "This house is really lovely."

    Comfortable and extremely well furnished and equipped and the friendly and helpful owners had left lots of goodies for us too. The village of Barrowden too is very attractive and there are lots of nice walks in the area. The Community shop is only just beyond the end of the drive and we found it very useful and friendly. We enjoyed outdoor meals and drinks in the garden, which has new planting since the photo and looks even nicer. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Coach House is a very comfortable and characterful cottage in an idyllic location."

    Barrowden is a beautiful village with easy access to many places of interest. Thank you to the owners who were very welcoming. We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffe maker, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor dining and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • No Children under 10 years old
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Barrowden, within England’s smallest county, Rutland, in the East Midlands, is this delightful converted coach house.

All set in beautiful grounds with an attractive gravel driveway and positioned next to the owner’s home, the Coach House offers comfortable accommodation for couples wanting to escape the rush of everyday life and relax in this idyllic rural area.

Stepping inside, you will come to a lounge area, where you can sink into the sofas and catch up on your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

Prepare your meals in the fitted kitchen, having all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious, home-cooked meal to reward yourself after a day of activity.

Take a refreshing drink out to the enclosed courtyard where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with a barbecue to assist.

As the evening comes to an end, retire to the comfortable bedrooms for a peaceful sleep.

Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with one of these offering Jack-and-Jill access to serve the third double bedroom.

The unspoilt village of Barrowden is small in size but offers a good selection of amenities, including a community shop with a café serving freshly baked goods and a pub overlooking the village green.

The surrounding area is a real haven for outdoor enthusiasts with a number of footpaths and cycle trails to explore, as well as the magnificent Rutland Water reservoir where you can get involved in a wide range of birdwatching and watersporting activities.

You will have easy access to a number of attractive market towns such as Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, where you can visit the great Burghley House.

The Coach House offers a heart-warming escape, any time of year.

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About the location


Uppingham, 6.2 miles; Peterborough 21.5 miles; Leicester 24.7 miles.

Barrowden is a conservation village situated on the River Welland in Rutland. The village has a convenience store with coffee shop and also a pub within a short walk. You are close to the Rutland Water reservoir, ideal for those keen on birdwatching, watersports, fishing, walking and cycling. A bike path runs around the reservoir and bike hire is available. For golfers, there are several local courses, including the Rutland Water golf club, which offers beautiful views over the reservoir. In the immediate area are numerous pretty villages offering top quality pub food in their local hostelries. Barrowden is close to the unspoilt market towns of Uppinhgam, Oakham, Stamford and Oundle. Slightly further afield are the thriving cities of Peterborough and Leicester, which offer a range of attractions and shopping and dining options. For garden enthiusiasts, the famous Barnsdale Gardens, set up by Geoff Hamilton of Gardeners World fame, are nearby. The famous Burghley House is within 15 minutes drive and other country houses nearby include Deene Park, Rockingham Castle, Elton Hall, Belvoir Castle and Kirby Hall.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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