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Wren Cottage

(Ref. 956981)

Wing near Uppingham, Rutland, Rutland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was amazing, it was so comfortable and we had everything we needed."

    We could not have asked for a better week. The biscuits, tea, coffee and milk were very welcome, and we loved the recipe ideas for the arga. We went to the horse and jockey for a meal in Manton, and we loved it. The village was so pretty and the people who lived there were very friendly. Thank you for a wonderful week. We will be back.

    So glad you enjoyed your week, we would love to welcome you back. Many thanks for your review, Alex. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Everything was perfect for us. Very comfortable and cosy. Very clean. Lovely little garden for our chihuahua. Ideal location for our plans. Great communication from the owners, although we didn’t need them for anything. Would stay there again.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and were happy and comfortable. Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very clean and nicely appointed cottage."

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommended!

    Thank you Peter for your valued review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. I've put a label on the outside light switch now the nights are drawing in! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well appointed, very cosy."

    Immaculately clean. Slight ongoing problem with the hot water noise but were made aware on arrival and its being sorted. Delightful location.

    Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the location and found the cottage comfortable. Hot water noise finally sorted, thank you for your patience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Wren Cottage."

    Very clean, comfortable and peaceful.

    Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great village setting, quiet with excellent pub just a few yards."

    Further wide it is an attractive rural area with attractive towns and Rutland Waters. Wren cottage, in the main, was clean, tidy and comfortable. It disappointed where the garden, front and rear, was borderline unkempt; certainly for a commercial purpose. The main disappointment was from the plumbing, so much noise in the heating and transfer of water. Shower capability is restricted to "hand held" with minimal tile usage to waterproof. Lack of anti slippage supports were an irksome element that could prove a danger. Saying this we had a excellent response from the owners in them providing bath mats. I would like to go Wren cottage agai

    Thank you Peter for your review, which raises some issues which we have considered. The garden is substantial and subdivided for the convenience of guests visiting with dogs. The grass is cut weekly and the hedge trimmed after August 1st to protect nesting birds. We provide garden furniture and benches and the borders are maintained in an informal style to support wildlife, abundant in Rutland. In a busy season, and with the vagaries of the weather, we try to maintain the garden without intruding on our guests. The plumbing has been noisy at times, the hot water is boosted by a pump to improve the pressure and we have had noise in the pipes which the plumber has dealt with, I'm sorry if this was a problem. I think it is important to emphasise that there is no shower provided at Wren Cottage due to the restricted headroom. The bathroom is described as having a bath with combination tap which allows rinsing when using the bath, and tiled appropriately. As you have kindly noted, anti slip mats were provided promptly when requested for the bath. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Aug 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Wren Cottage, a really lovely cottage in a peaceful, friendly village."

    It's a perfect place to unwind. The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need, a lovely room to eat in or just relax. The lounge is comfortably furnished and cosy, where you can watch telly or just snooze (which we did quite often!). The long cottage garden is beautiful and another great place to sit and relax, weather permitting. It's also very dog friendly and has a gate near the bottom of the garden, so you can restrict access if you wish, very handy at night to prevent your dog from disappearing up into the darkness! Upstairs, the bedrooms are very comfortable and we always had a good night's sleep. The owners, Alex and Ian, are very friendly and accommodating, and provide lots of information regarding the cottage and local places of interest. The village itself is lovely to walk round, with an interesting history. The Buttonhole cafe at Wing Hall is a lovely place where you can sit outside or in, and the staff very friendly, open Thursday to Sunday. The nearby King's Arms is handy and serves good food, very pricey, but also friendly. We didn't go too far afield on this holiday but did enjoy trips to the Lyndon Nature Reserve and Normanton Church at Rutland Water and also the Horse and Jockey at Manton, which serves good pub grub and the staff once again are very good. Uppingham is a short drive away, with many places of interest and a handy Co Op. Thank you for another lovely and relaxing holiday, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you Kathy for your kind and comprehensive review, which I am sure will will be both an accurate and informative assessment for others. Local recommendations are much appreciated too, thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely village with a traditional garden."

    Loved the facilities and the layout and just felt so comfortable there. Had a query and messaged Alex who replied immediately.

    Such lovely comments, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place in a great location."

    Thank you for your succinct and valued review. It was lovely to be a small part of a village occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, well equiped cottage and private garden."

    Homely and spotlessly clean. Appreciated having a sheet in addition to the duvet on the bed as the weather was very warm when we were there. We enjoyed our stay with our dog exploring Rutland.

    Thank you Marilyn for your kind review, delighted you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable despite the stuffy nights, Ian and Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a tranquil and pretty village."

    Ideally placed for trips to Uppingham and Oakham and within walking distance of Rutland Water, it did not disappoint in any way. The cottage was made available to us earlier than expected which was great as we could have lunch in the delightful garden. The kitchen was cosy and extremely well equipped and the cottage was scrupulously clean and comfortable. A great stay.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and exploring the area, and the cottage was comfortable and cosy. Thank you for taking the time to review, and for your helpful and positive comments. More to explore! Ian and Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfy cottage and beautiful garden."

    Thank you Linda for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and relaxing in the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cute and peaceful cottage, easy to find and very near Rutland water."

    Lovely quiet and friendly village. Would definitely recommend this cottage and will hopefully visit again.

    We would be delighted to welcome you back, thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden in a charming village."

    The owners provide everything that is required but then respect the privacy of the guests, so a relaxing stay can be enjoyed

    Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you liked the setting and found your stay relaxing. We try to contact guests at the start of their stay and leave contact information in the information pack for the cottage. Always happy to answer queries or call in if required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Apr 2023

  • "A delightful, spotlessly clean cottage kitted out to a very high standard."

    We quickly fell in love with the charm of Wren Cottage and were sad to leave as it was so homely and welcoming. The owners, Alex and Ian have thought of everything! It’s a perfect cottage with its own garden to explore the beautiful county of Rutland.

    Thank you Pam for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful Rutland countryside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "I loved my break."

    The cottage is delightful and has everything you could wish for highly recommended The hostess was available if required and very helpful I will certainly visit again

    Thank you for your kind review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and missed the snow for travelling home. Always happy to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great village, well equipped and comfortable."

    Will be back in the spring.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Rutland and look forward to welcoming you back in some spring weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden."

    Very comfortable. Hope to visit again soon.

    Thankyou Jillian, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Rutland and would be delighted to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "My husband and I had a lovely weekend away in this charming cottage."

    The lounge is so cozy and the garden was a lovely place to sit when the sun was out (we lucked out with the weather for beginning of October in England). Our dog enjoyed it too! We would definitely love to return.

    Thankyou Allyson for your kind comments. we would be delighted if you all returned to Wren Cottage, there's more to explore! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allyson5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful little village,we had everything we needed, and it was spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great house with a spacious garden - comfortable and well equipped-"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully printed, immaculate cottage."

    Lovely quiet village setting, comfortable and homely. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very lovely well equipped cottage in a lovely village, with easy access to other towns and attractions."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "A gorgeous little cottage."

    Perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was exactly as described & spotlessly clean, communication with the owner wax excellent also, highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at Wren Cottage what a wonderful location with beautiful views."

    The cottage is well equipped and comfortable with ample space for our dog too. Many thanks to the owners of this super property. Will not hesitate to book again when next in Rutland. Roger & Wendy

    Thank you for your comments, it's always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed the beautiful Rutland countryside and been happy and comfortable in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little property in a pretty, quiet village."

    The only downside is the lack of a proper standup shower. A coffee machine would be a welcome addition to the kitchen. Provision of tea, coffee, milk, toilet paper for guests was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jul 2022

  • "After our booking was cancelled last November due to problems with the Rayburn heating I was a bit apprehensive about booking again, but I need not have worried, the cottage is lovely with everything we needed."

    We had fantastic weather, sometimes too hot to let our dog outside. While my Husband booked a boat on Rutland water for a fishing week, I had a relaxing time in the beautiful garden, while musing over which plants I'd like to copy in my own garden. We had a meal in the King's Arms which is nearby, although nice, it was very expensive. We did pop back later in the week just for drinks. I have only one concern, not really a problem but the next door neighbour has access through the garden to take her wheelie bin out. This was fine but the gates caught in the breeze and blew open, fortunately my dog was inside and even when outside she was on a lead just incase. I hadn't seen her go through as she was very quiet and discreet, I just noticed the open gate. Had my dog been outside and not on a lead she would have been off like the wind. I would have liked the gate to have been a bit more secure especially if I could have used the top bolt. Otherwise a fantastic holiday and well worth waiting for. Thanks to the owner's for the milk, tea coffee and biscuits.

    Thank for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage and garden and had a relaxing holiday. The cottage is in a very rural area, and our lovely neighbour is experienced with animals, usually very careful, and always happy to speak to our guests. I am sure that bolting the gate if there are concerns is perfectly acceptable, and maybe just let her know. We'll have another look at the latches too for better security. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2022

  • "Very clean tidy cottage with a high end finish but very homely great garden for dogs and enjoying a rest in beautiful garden."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Very clean and my dog loved the huge garden.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wren Cottage is a very comfortable, cosy and welcoming holiday let in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners have gone to great lengths to provide everything you would need. Only one downside and that was the lack of a proper shower however the bath is very comfortable. We were sorry to leave.

    Many thanks for your comments. We do ensure that the advert is correct and so it does not advertise a shower, but we are glad you found the bath to be comfy and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zena4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was a lovely relaxing place to stay."

    It has to have been the cleanest self catering accommodation we have stayed in. Everything you could want for cooking eating etc was there without having excess. Covid has meant a shortage of extras but that was to be expected. A fantastic Garden in a delightful village. Do visit the Kings Arms for wonderful food and a nice atmosphere. Rutland is a delight. Great shops in Uppingham and Oakham for food, antiques etc. Do visit Stamford. A great place to stay and we will be back. Gary and Sylvia oh and Stanley the dog.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage and very well appointed."

    We were very comfortable and all of our expectations were met and more. We have x2 young children and Wren Cottage provided a very comfortable stay for the whole family. Bravo Alex and Ian!

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was really comfortable and impeccably clean."

    Location was ideal for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting in."

    such a shame there wasn't a shower thoguh.

    Reviewed by Ray4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely few days in this beautiful cottage, garden was great for our dog, very secure."

    Everything you needed was available in the cottage. The only thing that was not very good was the shower tap over the bath, which lacked power, and as unable to sit in bath made showering quite difficult.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Apr 2021

  • "A cracking village based little cottage on which all should set their standards against."

    Reviewed by Esmond5.0Oct 2020

  • "Loved the cottage, the location, the local walks, the quiet and the local pub."

    Especially appreciated the private and very secure garden for the me and my dog.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wren cottage was a great little hideaway."

    The location was ideally situated for exploring the area and for great walks. Burleigh house was only 20 minutes away and Derwent Water even closer. We took our bikes and were very happy to find miles of quiet roads on our doorstep and a pub almost next door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Sep 2020

  • "We are a family of four adults."

    We cannot express enough how lovely this cottage is. The cleanliness, especially during this COVID-19 period, was top notch. The cottage is very comfortable and it was definitely evident that the owners went out of their way to make it as comfortable as possible, lacking nothing. The facilities are of the highest standard. The cottage is very central to the most beautiful historic towns and lakes. Sykes cottages was also very helpful with their area information and tips to make our journey there and stay run smoothly. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Dina5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was finished to high specifications with a lovely garden that our dog adored."

    Situated in a peaceful village with excellent access to surrounding countryside. Pub down the road was a welcomed addition too. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable, one of the best we have stayed in."

    We know the area quite well and are regular visitors. So convenient to have a downstairs toilet, unusual in a property of this size. Friendly and extremely helpful owners. We hope to return post coronavirus!!

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Might be good to warn guests that on the first Wed of each month the local water treatment plant sound an alarm at 9am. It’s very loud! We thought the end was nigh!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    Very clean, lovely decor and lovely quiet location. See you next year!!

    Reviewed by Lia5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely few days."

    The cottage felt like a home away from home, so comfortable and a fantastic location. Only two small issues. My Mum who’s 82 found it hard to go in the front door as no rail to help her up the step, also she is unable to bath and the shower had poor pressure. These didn’t ruin the stay or alter our feelings, and we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Libby4.7Oct 2019

  • "Our weekend at Wren Cottage was brilliant."

    The accomadation was emaculate. The cottage was equiped to a very high standard. The village of Wing was really lovely and so close to Rutland Water. We will definately return to Wren Cottage in the future. Thankyou again for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin room
  • One cloakroom with a WC, hand basin, and washing machine
  • One bathroom with bath with combination tap, WC and hand basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric heater.
  • Central heating with electric underfloor heating
  • Rayburn and additional ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Roadside parking at front property
  • Private long garden and patio area enclosed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 50 yards, farm shop 0.25 miles, shops 3.2 miles
  • Note: The Rayburn that supports both the cooking and the heating can be independent from each other
  • Note: There is pedestrian access only to the side and rear of the property
  • Note: Due to uneven surface in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Children over 5 years old only.

The property

Wren Cottage is situated in the heart of the county of Rutland in the delightfully picturesque conservation village of Wing, near the town of Uppingham.

Entering through the property, you are welcomed into a small entrance hall with an admirable sitting room to the right, featuring plentiful seating and a TV, where you can look forward to unwinding after exciting days out.

This leads off into a wonderful open-plan kitchen/dining room with a splendid combination of both countryside and contemporary décor, and appliances including a stunning Rayburn that supports both the cooking and the heating, ceramic hob, dishwasher, dining seating for five, and elegant French-style large windows which allows appealing natural light into the room.

Situated next to this room is a separate pantry area with additional cupboard space, a fridge with freezer compartment, and a microwave.

Leading from this area is a hallway where you'll find a cloakroom with a hand basin, WC, and a washing machine for all your utility needs.

Heading upstairs to the first floor is a family bathroom including a bath with a combination tap, WC and hand basin, and a well-decorated double bedroom and twin room, each with ample storage space and a homely feature fireplace.

At the rear of the cottage is a superb long garden and patio area suitable for enjoying a pleasant evening of alfresco dining in the sun.

The property benefits from a tranquil, quiet village location, and is within close proximity to several towns that are well worth a visit.

For those seeking adventure, head to Rutland Water Reserve, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, which offers scenic cycling and walking routes around the water, and a wide range of superb amenities, including a bug and reptile zoo, nature reserve, children's play area, golf, fishing, birdwatching, as well as lakeside restaurants and exciting water sports and a small water adventure park during the summer months.

Venture only slightly further afield to come across the picturesque Georgian town of Stamford, which is recognised as one of the finest stone towns in England, with its winding River Welland, lush meadow community park, beautiful church, and splendid cobbled stone Georgian high streets, which boast an excellent variety of eateries, quirky independent shops as well as popular shopping outlets.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Oakham 6.1 miles; Rutland Water 5.6 miles; Stamford 12.5 miles; Melton Mowbray 17 miles; Leicester 20 miles.

Uppingham is a picturesque traditional Rutland market town with honey-coloured stone buildings offering a range of speciality shops, traditional family retailers, antique galleries, art galleries and tea rooms as well as country pubs, a weekly Friday market and an award-winning Heritage Trail which highlights the many historic features of the town. In the centre is the Market Square with the original fountain, where a temporary livestock market has been held every year since 1889. Uppingham and the surrounding area are steeped in history and offer something to suit all tastes and interests. Many sporting events are available at Rutland Water including walking, fly fishing, birdwatching, cycling and horse riding as well as golf, rock climbing, a high rope course and numerous watersports. Just a short drive takes you to Burghley House, one of the grandest houses of the Elizabethan Age, home to Burghley Horse Trails and offering Capability Brown-designed gardens. This stunning house was used in the filming of Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code. Rockingham Castle, built on behalf of William the Conqueror, is open to the public throughout the summer, and plays host to events throughout the year including International Horse Trials, music festivals and family events. The town of Stamford, known as the finest stone town in England, and Oakham with its castle with horseshoes, heritage trail, and bi-weekly markets and monthly farmers’ market, are both worth a visit. Rockingham Speedway offers numerous track events throughout the year, or why not try out one of their many track days? The area boasts many award-winning pubs and restaurants with local produce such as cheese, bread, meats and fish, all of which can be bought at one of the many markets in the Rutland area. Visit the city of Leicester, nestling on the River Soar on the edge of the National Forest and the burial place of King Richard III, or the 'Rural Capital of Food' Melton Mowbray, home to the famous Pork Pie and Stilton cheese. Uppingham was voted best place to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times in 2020 due to the traditional high street with specialist shops and overwhelmingly friendly locals.

Note:Children over 5 years old only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas