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Stables Cottage

(Ref. 951474)

East Norton near Uppingham, Leicestershire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "I had a lovely break with my 4 best and oldest friends."

    The cottage was beautiful very relaxing...excellent beds and the owner Alastair was friendly and helpful.Would book again without hesitation...maybe both cottages to fit most of my family in thank you!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a beautiful cottage and setting."

    Home from home. It had absolutely everything we needed. Plenty of room for the six of us, spotlessly clean and comfortable. We needed for nothing! Quiet and peaceful location. Definitely worth a visit and we will be back. We loved it. Thank you so much Alistair and Debi, you've done a fantastic job :) Ray and Jenni

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stables Cottage."

    It is attractively decorated, comfortable and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The underfloor heating keeps it nice and warm downstairs and it was particularly useful to have a utility room kitted out with towels for muddy paws. Dogs are not allowed upstairs but it is easy to ensure as there is a door to the stairs, which we kept closed at all times. Alistair is friendly and helpful and was always on hand to answer any questions we had. It was a lovely touch to have fresh flowers, a (very tasty) cake and a jug of milk provided to welcome us.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay over Christmas!"

    The house is equipped with everything you could possibly and was comfortable enough for 6. Alistair responded to our queries quickly and was very welcoming. We loved seeing the horses and donkey. Excellent stay and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2023

  • "Such a cosy and relaxing cottage in a truly beautiful setting."

    We have just enjoyed a fabulous Christmas break. We had everything we needed and the hosts were keen to make sure they were on hand to answer any questions. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, spacious and comfortable."

    We stayed for two weeks with our small dog and it was a home from home, extremely clean and excellent facilities, very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was outstanding."

    It was spacious but cosy, clean and well equipped, the beds were comfy and the bath and shower were glorious after long days out with the children. We all loved being in the middle of a stables and hearing the horses and donkeys - took me back to my childhood. The owners lived opposite and were really helpful and kind. We've all said that we would happily return to this property again. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just had a week in Stables cottage which we used as a place to meet up with family."

    Lovely spacious cottage with a large kitchen and lounge. The bedrooms upstairs are very spacious and all the beds very comfortable. We loved watching the horses in the yard and being able to see them in the fields from the view in the lounge and garden. If you have a dog you can walk round the fields near the horses as well. Absolutely delicious cakes on our arrival and we were met by Alistair who was very welcoming. Both him and Debbie are friendly and helpful but also leave you to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2023

  • "Stables Cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    Very tranquil and peaceful. The owners are lovely, the views are wonderful, and the horses, dogs and pussycat are a special treat. This cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Immaculate with really comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderfully well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Great rural location close to lovely market towns and beautiful villages. Our hosts were very friendly, welcoming and really have thought of everything. Scooby snacks and towels for a wet dog are a great touch.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect get away with a very friendly welcome including a delicious cake, clean & comfortable decor, very peaceful setting next to the riding school."

    Really fun watching all the horses, our children loved it. Plenty of local things to do for children not too far away. Comfortable beds, good showers, all you need in the kitchen to cook! Lots of books and games provided making a fun evening activity if the kids are bored. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our party of 6 adults and two dogs had a wonderful time at Stables Cottage."

    The accommodation was characterful, comfortable, clean and equipped with everything we could want. The location at the riding stables was great. It was interesting to see the horses and riders and the view of the meadows with the horses grazing was very tranquil. During our brief stay we enjoyed walking around Rutland Water and visiting Stamford. We also highly recommend Barnsdale Gardens for the beauty and variety of its planting and garden styles. Thank you so much Alistair and Debbi (and Olive and Mabel) for your friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, the photos don’t do it justice & the owners are very friendly & helpful."

    The small garden was fine for a small dog but a bigger dog could jump the fence but that’s a minor point. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days break.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family of 3 adult couples, a baby and a dog."

    Exceptionally clean, well laid out and comfortable, this is one of the nicest places we have stayed. The outdoor area with dining table and chairs is great and the setting is lovely. We ate in every evening and found the kitchen facilities well suited to cooking for 6 people. The host was also very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only positive."

    Accommodation great, location great, owners great.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect set up for visiting with a dog."

    It was quite a muddy w/e so no stress about our dog leaving muddy footprints.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Stables cottage and were made to feel extremely welcome, would definitely stay there again."

    The location is lovely, with great views and plenty of space for a dog walk. The cottage itself was even better than in the pictures, with lots of indoor space and great facilities. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our 2nd visit to Stable cottage & certainly will not be our last."

    The cottage is certainly home from home.On arrival you are welcomed with gourgous cake & Tea & milk.The Cottage is beautifully clean and everything you need is there.Lovely views from the windows & a court yard garden with table.The cottage provided us with a good base to visit relatives & also The Great Central Railway Winter gala.Lovely Dog walks on your doorstep as well as lovely towns to visit.Alistair & Debi are wonderful hosts and nothing is to much of a problem. Olive & Mable the Owners dogs will be up for a walk with your dogs.In all,I would highly recommend Stable Cottage to anyone looking for a cottage which is away from the rat race in a peaceful area and relaxing be walks to be had.The stables provide horse riding,but obviously needs to be booked with the owners..In all a fabulous week.Thanks Alistair & Debi..Brian & Lynda.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at stables cottage."

    The property has everything you need, is spacious clean and comfortable. Very friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Stables Cottage."

    It was tasteful, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The four-legged residents were a bonus! It is a convenient base to explore the surrounding areas, being not far from the A47 but also rural enough to have an ‘away-from-it-all’ experience. The owners were great hosts who go the extra mile to ensure everything meets expectations. Thank you Alistair and Debi (and Mabel and Olive) for a lovely stay, we hope to be back again soon!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at Stables Cottage."

    The cottage is attractive, comfortable and well furnished. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and our hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The delicious cake awaiting our arrival was very much appreciated. All round an excellent choice we would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Six of us spent a fantastic weekend in Leicestershire and the cottage was the perfect location for trips to Leicester and Rutland Water."

    The cottage was extremely clean and well maintained, and there was plenty of seating, crockery etc, and the beds were very comfortable. The host, Alastair, was great and went above and beyond both before (arrived to a delicious cake, milk, tea, dishwasher tabs etc) during (checked in to ask if there was anything he could help with) and after our stay (returned a left behind item). I would not hesitate to recommend Stables Cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stables cottage is a true 'home from home' and is situated in the deep Leicester shire countryside ideally placed to visit Rutland and the surrounding area, this being our intention."

    On arrival were greeted by very warm and friendly hosts, and also rewarded after our journey by a sumptuous plate of locally sourced cakes, these being delicious and very welcome after a very intense Friday journey on the A1 M . Our hosts were very kind and showed us around the outside and explained the layout of the dog walking facilities.The cottage itself was presented spotlessly clean and with a very up to date and extremely tasteful kitchen with all mod cons. There was plenty of room and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. The whole experience was peaceful and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who enjoys all things rural. I can not sign off without mention of Eli the pet donkey, who is delightful and a real character, and really entertained us during our week long stay. Thanks very much Robin and Anna W.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2022

  • "No need to say much “ Perfect in every way, from cottage to owners”"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stables Cottage is located next to a livery stables."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and we were allowed to look around the livery yard and met Eli the friendly donkey. You can book horse rides if you wish. Tea, milk and a selection of small cakes were left for us to enjoy on arrival. The cottage was clean and tidy and had everything needed for a week stay. The TV is connected to an internet device which allows viewing of BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and catch up etc. Very handy as the ITV signal was subject to pixelation. The shower was really good and the bedrooms, clean, light, large and airy and the beds comfortable. Lovely views across the countryside and the fields containing the livery horses. The location is down a good road about a mile from the A47 so access around the area is easy. The road leads to Hallaton and Medbourne, the latter has a small and friendly village shop and post office. We had a lovely week and would recommend Stables Cottage for a restful stay and a good location for exploring the local area. During our stay we visited the Nene Valley Railway, Sacrewell Farm Park, Barnesdale Gardens, Oakham, Harringworth Viaduct, Uppingham, Woolsthorpe Manor (NT) and Lyveden (NT). All were in easy reach. Enjoy your stay!

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7May 2022

  • "Fantastic property-wonderfully equipped, clean and beautifully peaceful-can also recommend the horse riding !"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much."

    A lovely home baked cake was waiting for us which was a lovely touch. Do not hesitate to recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and great location."

    Very well equipped, owners very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Stable cottage is a lovely cottage, thoughtfully and comfortably presented with everything you could possibly need."

    It's spacious and bright in a lovely location yet within easy access of everywhere. The countryside around is stunning with some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Stables."

    The owners were really nice people. The cottage was in a super setting. The cottage was well placed for the things that we wanted to do. The cottage was well equipped and more than served it’s purpose. However our experience with Sykes during 2020 and before this deferring this holiday to 2021 was absolutely shambolic. We understand that we were not the only people to experience such difficulties. We were placed in a very difficult situation and there seemed to be no flexibility in Sykes’ response to our needs. It would be true to say that the internal photographs of the cottage were not up to date.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "The Stables Cottage was very clean and well equipped."

    Alastair and Debbie were always on hand if needed. The rural location was great and lovely to easily pop out for a walk. We really enjoyed our stay and the children loved being able to have a riding lesson. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you like a peaceful location and amazing views of the countryside this place is for you."

    Lovely cottage and well placed for Rutland Water. Really spacious and everything you need. Lovely village of Hallaton is 1.5 mile away. Some really nice walks and pub. Horse Riding on site that can be arranged while you are there. Hosts were great, there if you need, but no interference in you holiday. We had a really great time.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stables Cottage was an immaculate and spacious home for our family of 5 with beautiful views of the countryside."

    It is the perfect place to stay if you have a dog too. The owners and their resident labradors were friendly and helpful. This will become our go-to home from home when visiting family who live nearby.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage, well placed for visits to local attractions in Rutland and surrounding counties."

    The owners were unobtrusive, but always on hand for queries. The cottage is based on a small holding with stables and a riding school where visitors are welcome to either view the horses or participate in riding lessons. Dogs are also welcome.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very warm and friendly welcome from Alistair."

    Delicious cake on arrival was a very thoughtful touch. As mentioned in previous reviews, WiFi is very hit and miss, we found it never worked in the lounge and ground to a halt when people in the neighbouring cottage returned! I would have liked a few more "bits" in the kitchen, such as a whisk and a bit more cutlery, but not a big deal. A great location for us to visit nearby family, we'll definitely be back. Great dog walks at Wardley Woods, Fine Shade and East Carlton.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2020

  • "The hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful."

    The location is perfect for those who want a bit of peace and quiet yet have access to many local villages and the larger town of Stamford.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very clean."

    Alistair was a great host, and very helpful all round. Waking up to the sound of the horses was wonderful. If you are looking for a base to explore Rutland and the surrounding area this is a must. We will definitely go back and stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great, everyone (especially the dog) enjoyed the holiday very much."

    Fantastic place but also great weather and less than an hour away from home!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage, lovely location."

    And owners extremely friendly and welcoming. We had a super week. Pub in Lyddington was lovely. Rutland water kayaking great fun and Stamford beautiful. My daughter rode lots and we all loved the location and dog walks.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at the Stables."

    The owners are very friendly and it was nice to be on the livery as we fed the horses apples from the trees each day and enjoyed seeing all the stableyard activity. Lovely walks from the door for our dog and he enjoyed meeting the resident black labs who were also very friendly. Lots to do locally and spoilt for choice with good local pubs to eat out. WiFi a bit patchy at times but only really a problem for the teenagers! Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2020

  • "Alasdair and Debi have made a very comfortable cottage in a glorious setting."

    Everything was very clean and our stay was a relaxing one. Alasdair was extremely helpful and friendly and we could not have asked for more. We even received a welcome cake! Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely property, owner’s extremely helpful and the cottage was home from home."

    Attention to detail was impressive. A lovely cottage. Would like to stay in the adjoining cottage, Groom’s too.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Stables."

    So clean and comfortable. Beautiful scenery. Loved seeing the horses every day. Smashing owners. Thank you both so much. Merry Christmas. So many nice towns and villages nearby including Uppingham and Oakham. Rutland Water close too. We love all the old traditional shops so were in our element. Lots of lovely coffee shops too. Had a lovely Sunday roast at The Sun Inn, Cottesmore. To top it all the Stables are only 53 miles from where we live. THANK YOU

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owners were really friendly and helpful, even when we thought we’d lost the key!"

    The property was lovely and warm when we arrived and was so cosy throughout our stay. It catered well for dogs with even dog towels and biscuits. There was lovely cake when we arrived. It was just a few miles from Rutland Water where there are off lead areas for dogs

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2019

  • "Just returned from a week at Stables Cottage 18th to 25 October with my daughter and family."

    A beautiful stable conversion done to the highest standard I have ever experienced. The cottage is lovely cosy and warm and set in the heart of rural countryside. Daughter and grandson tried out horse riding on this working stable farm and where thrilled and the attention shown was very professional. The cottage is a lot bigger than it is portrayed with rural traditional touches. The host Alister and Debbie were really friendly and accommodating and made you feel like they knew you personally. With the likes of Oakham, Stamford, Uppingham and endless idyllic villages nearby it’s the perfect base to start from. Wildlife is abundant and plenty of quite dog walking nearby. We will certainly be returning soon. On behalf of myself and family a warm thank you for a lovely holiday. Thank you Alan Waring Thanks Alan Waring

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is surrounded by lovely countryside, just ideal for dog walks."

    We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts, Alistair and Debi, who were always on hand if needed. There's everything you need in the cottage including a great utility room at the entrance, which we found ideal for the dogs. We were attending a wedding at Normanton church, and the location for this was ideal. I didn't know much about this area of the UK, but found some lovely places to visit and some great places to eat!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely holiday in rural surroundings."

    Plenty of places to visit. Looking forward to going to the area again

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were attending Burghley horse trials and it was a really easy drive to Burghley from the cottage, and got us into the West Gate which is our preference."

    The cottage was clean, the beds comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. The views from the cottage are lovely and its a part of Leicestershire I really don't know and it has so many interesting places to visit nearby. If you are taking dogs, the utility room is huge, and the floors are tiled plus the garden is enclosed. Whilst it is on the yard of a riding school, it really didn't interfere in any way with our break and the yard was immaculate, so whilst we love horses if you aren't into the ponies its certainly not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Stables Cottage is very comfortable, spacious and clean."

    Alistair and Debbie made us very welcome on arrival and were always on hand if needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the cottage and exploring the area - Uppingham, Rutland Water, Oakham, Foxton Locks etc - and there are two good pubs in nearby Hallaton. If you enjoy horse riding the cottage's location is ideal. At short notice we enjoyed lessons on two well mannered horses belonging to Debbie. All in all an excellent week.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic family holiday, the cottage is brilliant with everything provided."

    The owners were very helpful. Would definitely :stay again.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great owners."

    Excellent setting. Added bonus of horse riding

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week at The Stables, whilst attending a family wedding in the area."

    What a beautiful part of the country it is! We really enjoyed exploring the area with our 2 labradors finding beautiful parks we could give the dogs a good run out and seeing wonderful villages and thriving pubs. The cottage is extremely spacious and comfortable, and the owners are very helpful and friendly. The cottage is situated on a working stables and it was wonderful watching the horses out of the kitchen window and the daily activity of horse riding lessons etc. (It wasn’t intrusive or noisy at all by the way, it was great to see). The kitchen was well equipped, with some good quality recipe books for your perusal which was handy, and the double oven was of excellent size and quality so that we did a roast dinner for 6 with ease. Fantastic selection of DVDs and board games as well should you need, and plenty of books to choose from if you need a read. A wonderful cottage that more than met our needs and we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2019

  • "Debi and Alistair were fantastic hosts."

    Wonderful rural location with stunning views. Ideal for people with dogs with fields to walk round on site. Horse riding available as it is a working stable. Children will love the donkeys and Debi and Alistair's dogs Mabel and Millie (both Labradors) very friendly. Fox pub about a mile away serves very good food. Dogs and children welcome, next to the village duck pond. Uppingham village is six miles away with a petrol station and local shops including a co-op.

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely clean with a lovely home made cake and flowers on arrival."

    Situated at the entrance to a riding stable, with the opportunity for riding lessons, with wonderful views across the stable yard and surrounding countryside. Activity at weekend but never any intrusive noise. It was great to be able to feed the donkeys. Alastair and Debi were very welcoming ,as were their lovely black Labradors, and informative. The cottage is extremely well appointed, warm comfortable living. Rural situation but easy access to many locations and attractions. Would certainly recommend and revisit.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2019

  • "Stables Cottage is a lovely place to stay, very clean."

    Beautiful views & some good family friendly places to walk the dogs & eat locally.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2019

  • "Stables Cottage manages the difficult task of being stylish, spacious, extremely well appointed while remaining warm and cosy."

    The country location is quiiet and peaceful while the surrounding villages, towns and amenities provide something for most tastes. The proprietors supplied a friendly welcome with a lovely cake and the horses and dogs were a welcome but unobtrusive background. Definitely a “find”.

    Reviewed by May5.0Mar 2019

  • "An area which is not widely known and has beautiful countryside, interesting town and lots to do and see."

    I only want feedback published if it is anonymous, otherwise no.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Extremely helpful and friendly owners who made us feel very welcome, complete with flowers and home made cake."

    What could be nicer? A fantastic, spacious, warm and yet cosy cottage that was a real ‘home from home’. A fabulous cottage in a great location. Couldn’t be happier!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be very clean, warm and very well equipped."

    The owners were friendly and very welcoming. We would recommend this cottage and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great place to stay owners very welcoming and friendly would recommend to anyone saying in this area"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2019

  • "We all had a lovely time at stables cottage ."

    It was a beautiful and peaceful cottage. The horses and the donkey was the icing on the cake. The owners helped us with making the bed higher for a friend of ours . She really was made comfortable.it was a lovely cottage to bring in the new year. Would not hesitate to go back there . Thank you from Mr & Mrs Taylor.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage set in lovely surroundings."

    We got to enjoy a great family Christmas in comfort. The owners made us feel very welcome, I particularly liked the welcome cake and the squeaky donkey. The working stables were of great interest to the 3 year old in our company. Rutland Water also provided a good walk or two to stretch the legs. Would most definitely return.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2018

  • "Stables Cottage was a lovely place to stay while we were on a training course."

    The Cottage had everything we needed and it was warm, cozy and very clean. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage, set in a lovely rural location."

    We were made very welcome by the owner.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2018

  • "We really loved this cottage."

    The owners had really made it extremely homely and we relaxed immediately. The cottage is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable- we loved it and would definitely stay again. It was great being part of a working stables- I loved watching "Horse TV" from our kitchen window and we enjoyed some lovely walks around the field with our dog Ruby. The beds are very comfortable and we really liked the big Tv and choice of DVDs/books/games. Also the stand alone bath was a real treat! The two teenagers we were forced to bring really liked the various blankets/rugs they were able to wrap themselves in and they enjoyed demolishing the homemade cake! Thank you for a lovely break!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2018

  • "The addition of 2 friendly dogs visiting from next door and the welcome chocolate cake on arrival."

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a tranquil location, set in a livery yard where I could watch the horses every day and go riding."

    Plenty of walking and great places to eat, lots of historic houses to see. The cottage was beautifully decorated, really spacious and well equipped. All in all a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at Stables Cottage."

    As our group contained some horse enthusiasts, the location was perfect for us! The owners couldn’t have been more helpful and made us feel so welcome. The cottage was spacious and comfortable, particularly the upstairs with the large double bedrooms and large bathroom with roll top bath. Being able to watch the horses from the windows was wonderful and our Labrador enjoyed going for walks around the fields, sometimes with the owners’ lovely two dogs joining us! The children enjoyed going out to the stable yard and seeing the animals, in particular feeding the donkey! Several of us took the opportunity to have riding lessons during our stay and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It was the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in the beautiful countryside which is all around. At the end of the week we were very sad to be leaving and look forward to returning to stay again as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2018

  • "Host Alister was welcoming and freindly cottage set in a stables."

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Jul 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with very welcoming friendly owners."

    Everything one could need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely, relaxing cottage in a beautiful, but often overlooked, part of England."

    Lots to see and do in the local area for all ages. Loved watching "Horse TV" through the window so if you like horses, donkeys and dogs, this is an added bonus!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2018

  • "Stables Cottage suited our needs perfectly."

    We will return without doubt. We loved its clean and modern interior. Alister and Debs couldn’t be more helpful. The location is not only beautiful but very interesting, especially if you like wild life and animals.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2018

  • "We really want to emphasize the incredible hospitality of the owners, the beautiful surroundings and the more than lovely area with all its quirky little villages, with the local farm and other shops, butchers etc."

    Good old England at its best, really.

    Reviewed by Ghislain5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a nice holiday in a good cottage with enough facilities."

    The ownership were nice and helpfull, our daughter especially liked the horses. We surtanly will come again.

    Reviewed by Claudia4.6Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic weekend away, really enjoyed our time at Stables Cottage."

    Photos don't do justice how comfortable and spacious the property was. There was plenty of room for our party of 6 and 1 dog throughout. We enjoyed the personal touches throughout, including the DVDs and books available to enjoy and it very much felt like we were staying in a friend's house rather than renting. Underfloor heating downstairs was a nice perk too! Enjpyed being part of farm life, even just for a weekend, would recommend to anyone wanting to get away into the countryside. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Dec 2017

  • "Excellent cottage."

    we have had some bad experiences from Sykes in the past so this cottage was a refreshing positive experience. owners very helpful and cottage had all we could ask.

    Reviewed by John4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was really lovely, spacious,clean and extremely well presented."

    The owners were very, very helpful and as it was situated in a riding stable there was plenty of fields surrounding the cottage where we could walk our two dachshunds with the owners permission. Nice little touches added by the owners just made our stay even better. It is perfectly situated for travelling a short distance to rutland water, Foxton Locks and other surrounding villages. We would definitely return and also recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Cottage itself was lovely, the back garden was a suntrap and would have been a great place to eat, if the weather had been better."

    The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and our children thoroughly enjoyed the hack they took from the stables. There was a great view across the fields from the lounge window, whilst watching the activities in the stable yard provided interest from the kitchen window. A great place to relax.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Ground floor under floor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, stair gate
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed paved garden to rear
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Horse riding at the yard and hacking out can be arranged privately with the owners, and can make a great holiday activity for all ages whether experienced rider or beginner
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • NOTE: there is a £20 per dog supplement - this is payable directly with the owner on arrival, dogs must not be left unattended or allowed upstairs at any time
  • NOTE: Check in time for this property is 15:30

The property

A modern, homely semi-detached barn conversion located on the grounds of a working riding school and livery yard between the tranquil villages of East Norton and Hallaton in Leicestershire.

A simple yet comforting layout, the accommodation provides plenty of room inside and out, along with a view of the unforgettable surrounding Leicester countryside.

With the village being home to around 100 people, it is the perfect location for a quiet family break away from the hustle and bustle, with excellent walking, cycling and horse riding.

The one-door entry into Stables Cottage takes you straight into the spacious utility/bootroom with Belfast sink and work surface, this is followed by the modernized kitchen diner which flows nicely into the sitting room, boasting a superb view of the surrounding open countryside and the patio garden.

Substantially sized WC and bedroom with two single beds complete the downstairs.

Heading to the refreshingly decorated upstairs, a large, wooden-floored landing is revealed with yet another astonishing view of the area.

Two enormous bedrooms stand upstairs along with a similarly sized bathroom.

A car park sits at the front of the house, with room for at least four cars.

The back garden presents an enclosed paved area with surrounding gravel, the perfect place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.

Less than two miles away is the picturesque village of Hallaton.

Listed in The Sunday Times ten Best Villages in Britain, Hallaton has two good pubs and a popular tea room.

Just a short drive from East Norton is the traditional town of Uppingham, offering multiple days out including galleries, tea rooms and a weekly Friday market.

A stunning cottage surrounded by plenty of history and scenery perfect for couples and families.

This property can be booked together with Property ID: 993253 to sleep 10.

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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: £20 per dog supplement - this is payable directly with the owner on arrival, they must not be left unattended at any time or allowed upstairs.
Note: Horse riding at the yard and hacking out can be arranged privately with the owners, and can make a great holiday activity for all ages whether experienced rider or beginner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas