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Exton, Rutland, Rutland (Ref. 977698)


Very good

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


13 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the Table Lamps didn't work - it may have just been the bulb needed replacing."

    We reported this to the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel but nobody came to look at it while we were there. That was the only fault we found. Other than that the Lodge was well equipped, very clean, comfortable and in a very peaceful location & in a good position for all the walks we wanted to do. A lovely holiday and we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Except for the standard of cleaning on arrival everything else was first class"

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Great lodge 2nd time we’ve visited."

    Fantastic for walks with the dog also. Wanted to book again for same week next year to find price had virtually doubled. Such a shame, we’re very disappointed. Price is too expensive for this type of accommodation.

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2020

  • "Perhaps more crockery, mugs etc."

    , and responsibility for tracking quantities of each falling to the owners rather than handing us an inventorty and asking us to count each. Wine fridge wasn't working and reported on first day and told someone would come over later and take a look. Nothing happened though. Walk in shower wasn't usable because of the water spillage to the whole bathroom. Don't want to sound negative beacuse it was a lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our time there overall.

    Reviewed by BruceDec 2019

  • "Ticencote Lodge was all that we had hoped and expected it to be."

    The furnishings were country casual style/design and the overall finish was most attractive. The living,dining, eating area was well served with plenty of cupboard space, an area for shoes and coats and overall very well appointed. Having the lodge within a few minutes walk of the lovely Barnsdale Lodge Hotel was the best of both worlds. Somewhere to pop across for a drink before cooking in the kitchen at the lodge but with the option of dinner at the hotel that we enjoyed on a couple of occasions, one being Sunday lunchtime. Unlike a hotel room, the lodge meant with only the two of us plenty of space to stretch out, a bathroom and shower room meant no sharing needed! The area of Rutland Water is beautiful and we enjoyed a relaxed week in delightful surroundings. We almost never return to the same place twice as we love to discover new areas but I have a strong feeling that we will aim to return to a Rutland Reatreat lodge at a different time of year.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2019

  • "These Rutland retreats are fabulous."

    Excellent facilities. Great staff at the hotel. Fabulous food in the hotel. Must advise customers that you can park your car outside your chosen retreat. The local area has many attractions. Rutland water is beautiful as are the surrounding towns and villages. Rutland Water is a bird watchers paradise. Children would enjoy visiting the many visitors centres located around this reservoir.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2019

  • "The second bedroom is more suitable for children than two adults."

    There is only a bedside two drawer chest, a very narrow wardrobe and some open shelving for guests to put there clothing and accessories. Very cramped conditions spoilt an otherwise ideal lodge. The telephone was said to be out of order and away to be fixed, but would be returned to the lodge on Monday. It wasn’t and was subsequently found on a shelf in the cleaning cupboard. Is it that the hotel did not want us to use it?

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed Tickencote."

    please note. twin beds were made up as a double! Your info said it would be made up as a twin unless otherwise requested. But we found that room too claustrophobic anyway so we managed in the double room. My husband is disabled and single beds are easier. But we managed OK. A nice touch was the freshly washed dog bed and water dish for our Jack Russell....nice touch. 5 star accommodation. Tricia F Knowles

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019

  • "The lodge had everything you could need for a holiday break."

    It was warm, very comfy and well equipped. Ideally situated near Rutland water, had great walks with our dog and also explored a lot of the surrounding villages. Ate at the hotel on our last night as they offered a 20% discount which was very welcome and they also allowed our dog in. Food was excellent. This was a perfect place to spend a weeks holiday and we would have no hesitation in recommending this lodge.

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2019

  • "Excellent lodge with everything there on site to have a relaxing time"

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2019

  • "The pictures on of Tickencote Lodge that I saw on your website don't do it justice."

    The grounds that the lodges are in are kept neat and tidy, the gravel is raked regularly, and the interiors of the lodges are excellent. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and I received immediate service to remedy a broken door handle and blown lightbulbs. We used our satnav to get to Barnsdale Lodge but when we were about 100 or so yards away it sent us left instead of right at a T junction, it would be good if this could be remedied. We had a lovely week and would stay there again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by DorindaOct 2018

  • "Lovely well appointed lodge, great location with access to hotel bar and restaurant."

    Staff in hotel helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Everything lovely but only downfall is the road noise so it was not enjoyable sitting out in the sun."

    There are two busy roads on two sides of the property. We would possibly go again if we got a cottage in the farthest corner away.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

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Rutland Retreats

14 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 antigue, 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.

The property

Tickencote is a single-storey lodge situated on the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel estate, engulfed by beautiful woodland scenery, on the outskirts of Oakham.

Enjoy the open-plan living space which sweeps over a plush wooden floor, layered with contemporary color schemes and a quality finish.

The bedrooms boast en-suite facilities and thoughtful décor making you feel right at home.

Sit and relax out on the patio on a balmy afternoon and indulge with your favourite tipple, surrounded by your family and friends.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 977692, 977696, 977700, 977704, 981543, 981544, 981545, 981547, 981548, 981549, 981550, 988524 and 997416, together they can sleep up to 70 people.


  • 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 (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: Road noise may be heard during peak times
  • There is no concierge service or transportation of luggage service available

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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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