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The Old Bakehouse

(Ref. 1142296)

Barrowden, Rutland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (5)
  • cottage (4)
  • pub (4)
  • village (4)
  • stay (3)
  • excellent (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage."

    Clean and well equipped. Bedding and towels lovely. Dog freindly (downstairs), which is perfect. Lovely village, excellent local pub. Decent value for the period we booked.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were very pleased with the property."

    It contained everything we could possibly need, and thoughtfully equipped. Beds were extremely comfortable with lovely cotton linen. Welcome gifts were a lovely surprise, thank you. A delightful and wonderful stay in beautiful Barrowden. We were also made very welcome at the pub over the road ( Exeter Arms) Thank you for letting us use it.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Mar 2024

  • "Very lovely cottage will come again dogs love it ."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantasttic property, facilities and equipment provided were excellent and the rooms are super spacious, there was loads more room than it looked from the pictures."

    The village is wonderful and perfectly for visiting Rutland water and the surrounding area. Highly recommend and would definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with fully enclosed garden, ideal for dogs."

    While there was a welcome folder containing general emergency information there was nothing to explain the heating, hot water, TV etc. within the cottage itself. Also it would be helpful for appliance manuals in the kitchen to be in one place, we eventually found the oven manual in the understairs cupboard. However this did not spoil our break and the location is perfect for Rutland Water and Stamford. The pub in the village is well worth a visit and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Nov 2023

  • "Only minor comment would be that a pack from the owners explaining facilities would be helpful."

    For example, setting central heating; location of washing machine; wood for wood burner; tv channels. We figured it all out and none of this spoilt an excellent stay!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at The Old Bakehouse, we were a tad early when we arrived but it meant we got to meet the owner, and she was so lovely."

    Very welcoming and helpful. The only reason we were not fully satisfied with the accuracy of the listing is because it says it comes with a parking space, when in fact it does not. Although such a big enough area outside for one car… the neighbours are not very welcoming if you park there. We thought we would park on the pavement/road first but another neighbour also told us we would have to move. so to keep them both happy you need to park around the greens just across the road (around the pub) This is fine though, we just parked out front whilst we unpacked/packed and then moved the car away after. Don’t let the neighbours put you off… you will barely see a soul, it’s such a beautiful/quiet village with lovely walks and a great pub nearby. We also enjoyed the little village shop with local cakes. Lovely cottage and would 100% come back. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Jody4.7Oct 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric combi microwave/oven, oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, wine cooler, coffee maker, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking nearby
  • Enclosed rear Astro turf area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • Note: There is no parking directly in-front of the cottage but there is ample off-road parking nearby

The property

The Old Bake House is a beautiful detached, stone-built property resting in the quaint village of Barrowden, ideal for a family looking to explore the wonderful countryside of Rutland.

Be charmed by views across the local village and green spaces, lined with mature trees, as you make yourself at home in this lovely property, first discovering a characterful open-plan living space.

Here, there is a sitting area with stylish sofas, contemporary furniture and the added ambiance of a woodburning stove.

When mealtimes call, make your way into the delightful kitchen space, a contemporary room with many amenities to cater to your culinary needs, as well as a light and airy feel that will welcome guests to cook up a storm.

Meals can be served at the dining table over a glass of your favourite beverage, kept cool in the wine cooler.

Alternatively, take your meal outside and make the most of the sunshine in the enclosed rear garden, as your four-legged companions recline beside you.

The shower room rests on the ground floor and is a refreshing space to enjoy a soak amongst the bubbles, or a warm shower beneath the rainfall shower head, decorated in contemporary hues.

When sleep calls, head upstairs and settle into one of two well-presented bedrooms, each with storage and homely décor, choosing between a super-king-size with built-in wardrobes and a twin.

The village of Barrowden is a picturesque location offering a selection of amenities, including a village shop and café, where guests can stock up on essentials before enjoying tea and cake.

There is also the option of enjoying a drink in the sunshine at the Exeter Arms, picnics beside Barrowden Village Pond and walks beside the River Welland.

There are many more attractions within the local area, including Fineshade Wood which is ideal for mountain biking, the historic Rockingham Castle and Burghley House, Rutland County Museum, and for nature lovers the Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Take a day to explore the town of Peterborough, a riverside town with walks through Ferry Meadows in Nene Park and a golf course.

The town also has plenty of eateries, independent shops and Longthorpe Tower.

All of this and so much more with a charming stay at The Old Bake House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas