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Exton, Rutland, Rutland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi, this was our second visit & we had a nice stay."

    However there were a few issues, mainly housekeeping. The second bedroom (bath en-suite) was not left as well as it could have been, the beds were left as double & I had to move furniture myself to plug the lamp in behind the bed, something I feel should have been done. Cleanliness behind, under and around the bed was poor and I found plasters & other bits left from previous visitors of which was very unpleasant & not a good start to my holiday. This bedroom as stated in your description is a twin, quote ..... ''Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin-double on request -Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC''... and should have been left as a twin unless I asked as stated in your email so again I was very dissapointed as to how this bedroom was left, very poor & disappointed. There were items in the Kitchen that were dirty, not checked when taken out of the dishwasher, a quick check of kitchen items could have been made to avoid me having to wash stuff before they could be used especially the baking trays. Also you state.....''the following courtesy items are provided by the owners as a starter pack for your holiday:- Tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, 1 x sponge, 1 x tea towel, 2 x dishwasher tablets, 1 x bin bag, 2 x toilet rolls.There will also be a set of toiletries per bedroom to include mini soap, shower gel and shampoo....'' The 3 glass jars were very poor, tons of sugas, few coffees but no tea bags, obviously not checked by your staff. The toiletries you offered were not as stated, no shower gel. The trim around one of the toilet flushes was hanging off. There were clumps of dust throughout the living area, under & behind furniture, bits of paper from previous guests, again obviously not checked by your staff. The settee was stained and I had to sort it out as the cusions you sit on were not pushed back into place. I could go on but I am now bored........ ....

    Dear Guest Thank you for your second stay with us and I cannot apologise enough for the out of character shortfall in housekeeping duties. We take all feedback very seriously and I have discussed your comments with The Barnsdale housekeeping team and can assure you that there's now an additional inspection check prior to new guest arrivals. If there are any problems with Hambleton Retreat during your stay, please don't hesitate to advise The Barnsdale who are dedicated to solving them. I hope you feel reassured that we have listened to and addressed your comments. Yours truly, Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely setting, comfortable accommodation."

    We were only 4 adults, which was fine in this property, it would not have worked if there were 6 adults, as apart from the main bedroom the other bedrooms were very small, with only 1 bedside cabinet in the one room. Was disappointed that there was nowhere to recycle bottles, cardboard etc. Whilst there was a bin in the kitchen where you could sort your waste, we were then asked to put it all in the dustbin? There were no additional liners for the bin so when we did empty the bin we had nothing to put back in it. Whilst the cabin was lovely and we would stay here again there are some small things that need attention: Clothes airer was broken and the toilet flush kept falling off. If the door to the patio was opened in the lounge it was difficult to close as the security bolt kept dropping down unless you put the key into it.

    Reviewed by Helene4.7May 2022

  • "2nd visit staying in this lodge."

    Barnsdale Lodge really do look after the lodges and grounds very well. the lodge itself is really comfy, plenty of space and everything you need. we took two dogs and the lodge supplied dog bed, water bowl and a toy. location is central and very close to Rutland Water and their amazing walks, Oakham is about 10 min drive with plenty of places to park, shop and eat.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Rutland water is a very pleasant place to stay."

    Very quiet but within easy reach of Oakham. Loved the Hambleton bakery just up the road. Will definitely be returning next year. Not impressed on how much the cost of renting a lodge next year has increased. Could acccept a 5% increase but nearly £300 seems a bit excessive.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Sep 2020

  • "Everything was absolutely perfect!"

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin - double on request -Bathroom with a 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 (high speed)
  • 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: This has a 4pm check in

The property

This wooden-clad escape to the Rutland countryside offers a contemporary design, making the most of the natural light, with French doors and high windows.

The living room boasts an open-plan design, complete with sleek kitchen units, a bright and sunny dining area and a woodburning stove bringing warmth to a cold winter's night.

Fully relax on plush seating after a day filled with adventure!

Choose from two cosy bedrooms, the master double has its own en-suite, while the other bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.

Reflect on the day's events while soaking up the atmosphere out on the Indian York stone patio.

Take in this picturesque setting with a refreshing glass of wine and plan further adventures together.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 977692, 977696, 977698, 977700, 981543, 981544, 981545, 981547, 981548 981549, 981550, 988524, 1091986 and 997416, together they can sleep up to 76 people.

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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.