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The Coach House

Barrowden, Rutland (Ref. 993830)


(26 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JeanApr 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 CarolApr 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 AngelaApr 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 WendyMar 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 JoannaMar 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 JillFeb 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 LouiseNov 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 JeanSep 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 JacquiSep 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 JoyAug 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 GraemeAug 2021

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

    Easy driving distance to attractions and lots of local walks

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 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 JacquelineJun 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 AlanJun 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 BarbaraJun 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 EleanorMay 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 CatherineMay 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 KatherineApr 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 VirginiaSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by KeithSep 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 RichardSep 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 PhilipSep 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 SylviaAug 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 TomJul 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 BrianJul 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 SheilaMar 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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