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Exton, Rutland, Rutland (Ref. 977700)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "The chalet was lovely and spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and well equipped."

    The only issue was the road noise which was constant. We were lucky enough to have some good weather during our stay but sitting outside wasn't pleasant due to the noise.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2021

  • "Great week in a really comfortable lodge."

    Our first time away post lockdown but felt able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Nice surroundings too - the kids loved the chickens, ducks and cows. Plenty to do in the area - walking, cycling, bird watching.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020

  • "Fantastic food and friendly service at the Barnsdale lodge."

    Very professional. Lovely stay and great walks

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2019

  • "Beautiful lodge, we ate at the hotel and food was superb."

    Best of both worlds, and Rutland water is lovely, Stanford definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2019

  • "The cottage was close to the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel which was good for lunch and or evening meals."

    However the listing shows that it is in the village of Exton but it is approx. 2 miles from the village centre. Barnsdale gardens and the village bakery are not within ''convenient walking distance'' as one would have expected from the property details supplied on your site. The most disappointing aspect of the ''Rural Retreats'' is the constant traffic noise from the A606 which is within 75/100 yards of the cottage - not what I would expect from a ''Retreat''. Failed to meet expectations so far as the position of the property is concerned.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Good location and layout of property and nice touch allowing dogs in certain areas of the bar/restaurant in the hotel meaning we were able to eat out."

    Very friendly staff on the whole with nothing that would spoil a short break. However bed was very uncomfortable as a double and property (dining chairs) clearly hadn’t been cleaned properly. £4 for a broken glass - you can pick one up for £0.50 in Tesco! Having said the above I’m sure we would go back.

    Reviewed by IainApr 2019

  • "We were totally impressed in all respects: modern, very clean and very well equipped."

    It provided everything we had hoped for as somewhere to stay in between houses. We used to live nearby so we’re able to visit friends and revisit the attractive spots around Roland.

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin - double on request - with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Electric, heating and starter pack (washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea/coffee and sugar) inc. in rent
  • Logs packs available to purchase on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable bike racks
  • Lawns, patio with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and restaurant on-site
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Note: Apologies, but there is no longer a concierge or transportation of luggage service available

The property

This wooden-clad lodge is situated within the grounds of Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, near the Rutland town of Oakham.

This retreat is finished to a high standard of quality with true comfort and style in mind, boasting an inviting open-plan living room for you to take full advantage of, and relax among your loved ones.

The kitchen is fully equipped and the sitting area boasts a TV and an alluring woodburner, bringing extra warmth to the room.

The master bedrooms benefit en-suite shower facilities, crisp bed linens and considered lighting, creating a tasteful finish.

Outside you have the delights of your very own patio, including a barbecue for alfresco dining.

A quality getaway boasting the ideal location for exploring Rutland and the nearby regions of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 977692, 977696, 977698, 977704, 981543, 981544, 981545, 981547, 981548 981549, 981550, 988524, 1091986 and 997416, together they can sleep up to 76 people.

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.

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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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