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Mandarin Cottage

(Ref. 1020903)

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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85 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay, thank you."

    Thank you for coming, pleased you enjoyed your visit kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Mandarin Cottage is delightful."

    The photos don't really do it justice epsecially the living/dining area which is much larger than anticipated. The underfloor heating keeps the home very warm. The views from the cottage are splendid.

    Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you enjoyed your stay kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our first impression was WOW."

    we were met by the owner on arrival to give us a few pointers and assured us they were there if needed. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Everything was there you wanted. The large enclosed garden was a bonus for our 2 whippets as many cottages say they are enclosed but not. Many amenities within 5 minutes drive. We would highly recommend these cottages if you are looking for piece and quiet. We have already booked this cottage for a week in September and the adjoining cottage Teal for a break in Xmas. Many thanks Chris & Jane

    A big thank you for your great review, pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to your next visit kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2024

  • "This cottage is well designed and very stylish."

    The living area and bedrooms are very comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. The hosts are very welcoming and informative but not intrusive and left a fantastic welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Although the weather was a little bit chilly the cottage was always warm and cosy to come back to. This is one of the best cottages we have booked through Sykes and would highly recommend. Next time we are in the area this will be our go to cottage!

    Big thank you Peter for your great review really do appreciate your kind words, you and your family will always be welcome kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Well designed and beautifully fitted barn conversion."

    Impeccably clean and very well equipped, including for our dog. The owners living nearby were extremely helpful and kind.

    Big thank you Linda for your great review really appreciate it, so pleased you enjoyed your stay kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a lovely cottage with lovely views, was better than my expectations."

    Living area was lovely and cosy, especially in the evenings with the fire burning, kitchen well equipped and bedrooms and bathrooms were great. Our dog loved the spacious garden also. We were very happy with our stay & would definitely return. Thank you Joy

    Big thank you Michael for your great review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay hope to see and your family again take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "The kitchen equipment is poor."

    We were there over Xmas and lacked many items, e.g. 3 champagne glasses, no garlic press, terrible knives for veg and nothing for carving, no salad servers. I could go on. I had made a mistake and arrived a day early, we were sent away by a very unfriendly owner, Joy, who dealt with my mistake badly. We noted many positive comments about the welcome tray but we were underwhelmed by ours! Lovely cottage, fire great, Andrew was much kinder and took in our shopping delivery, for which we were most grateful. Cottage needs attention re kitchen. We will mot be returning, shame, lovely area.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Dec 2023

  • "The weather was not kind to us during our stay but the house was so warm and comfortable that it didn't matter."

    Nice super king size bed, shower and great TV. The garden was probably dog proof for larger dogs but the gate had large gaps so we couldn't take our Chorkie off the lead. If the gate had been dog- proofed there wouldn't have been any negative comments at all.

    Hi Carole, thank you for your lovely review, if you had let me know about the gate I would of attached a wire guard on the gate for smaller dogs , kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2023

  • "We used to live in Whissendine and came back for a nostalgia visit."

    We had an excellent time here and it would certainly be our first choice if/when we come up again. The accomodation was first class and spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was unexpected, but a really nice surprise. We would certainly recommend Sykes Cottages, and especially these cottages to everyone looking for great accomodation and dog friendly/proof holiday.

    Thank you for your great review kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Mandarin cottage is a fantastic barn conversion, bright and spacious yet warm and cosy with beautiful views."

    Very well equipped property and a thoughtful welcome package was supplied. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you Sandra for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope you visit us again many thanks Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    Has everything you could possible want for your stay. Spotlessly clean and stunning views. The welcome pack was such a lovely touch. We enjoyed staying here so much we have booked again for next year. Such a peaceful lovely stay we really did not want to come home! Thank you so much.

    Big thank you Lisa for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you next time take care, joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday barn with fantastic views of the sunrise and sunsets,and I took many photos of them."

    Lovely warm barn and with a log burner too.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We arrived at the cottage and it was just like the advertisement and inside didn’t disappoint either."

    A wonderful welcome pack with so many goodies which I had never been expecting. The cottage was spotless clean and had everything you needed to make the stay memorable. The outlook was stunning and for me was the icing on the cake, miles and miles of fields to enjoy and the nature walks around the property had everything you could want.

    Big thank you Frank great review, pleased you enjoyed your visit kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay, beautiful outlook."

    Have stayed a couple of times and returning early next year.

    Thank you Jane for lovely review, look forward to seeing you next time, thank you for beautiful flowers and card kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you Joy."

    My Mum, sister and I had a really nice time in your lovely cottage. So clean, well equipped and spacious and the views are beautiful. I would certainly stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you all enjoyed your stay, it would be great to see you again take care Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Open plan living and decorative finish make it feel light, airy and large. Owners lovely. The barn is a real get away with views over fields and very quiet, but Warwick and Lincoln less than an hour away. Rutland lakes close by. A real find!

    Thank you Neil for your great review, so pleased you had a good holiday here , kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2023

  • "The pictures don’t do this property justice."

    It’s superbly finished and better than expected. The views are spectacular and I wish we had stayed longer.

    Thank you Karen for your great review, thanks for coming kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superb cottage in a great location."

    Very peaceful yet close to many great places to visit. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome basket of local goodies too!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review much appreciated, kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location."

    Perfect for dogs, nice enclosed garden. Will return xx

    Thank you for your kind message, pleased you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you next time take care Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our 3rd stay at Mandarin Cottage and it wont be our last."

    If you like the peace and quiet of the countryside, this is for you. We take our house cats with us and Joy and Andrew are always accommodating for us humans but also for our kitties!! The cottage is spotless and no doggy smells. It has all the amenities necessary to make your stay comfortable and trouble free. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Thank you Tony and your family for a great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mandarin, look forward to seeing you all again take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in peaceful location"

    Thank you Barbara for your review kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage ."

    It was very peaceful and relaxing . We chose this cottage as it was handy for a Samoyed Rescue Rally that we were attending . We were so pleased that we did …it was a wonderful chill for us and our dogs . We could relax knowing that our dogs (expert escape artists ) were safely fenced in , but with plenty of room to play . Lots of walks nearby too. Welcome pack was very much appreciated by us and our four legged family .Highly recommended.

    Big thank you Karen for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, much appreciated kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cottage, exceptionally clean."

    Set in the countryside, really quiet and peaceful, with lovely views. Joy was especially helpful, would definitely recommend. Dawn and Marion

    Thank you Dawn and Marion for you’re great review, pleased you enjoyed your visit, take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, amazing views and cottage was well equipped and very comfortable ."

    Lots of goodies on arrival which was a nice touch, we'll definitely be back.

    Thank you Tim for your great review, pleased you enjoyed your stay, will be pleased to see you return take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful converted barn in a very tranquil spot."

    everything was very clean and we enjoyed the welcome hamper. the owner were very helpful and friendly. we will denfinatley be staying again

    Hi so pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you so much for leaving the cottage so clean much appreciated, look forward to seeing again kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonwyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Mandarin cottage."

    It is the second time we have stayed there with our dogs and we will I’m sure book again. It’s an ideal getaway. A lovely rural location yet not too far from Melton where there is a great market on Tuesdays and several dog friendly places to eat a short drive from the property.

    Thank you for your good review, pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you again take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property and kind owners, thank you."

    We will be staying again as the beautiful views and accommodation were excellent

    Thank you for coming Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Great for Paddy the dog as well!

    Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mandarin Cottage."

    The views were amazing and everything was high spec - great kitchen facilities, comfortable beds, and very warm and cosy, especially with the woodburner. The garden was great for our 2 dogs and we really enjoyed our time there. Joy was very friendly and helpful and thanks for the welcome basket.

    Thank you so much for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic it was so welcoming and warm we will definitely be staying here again."

    Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you enjoyed it, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Booked as a special treat for my wife."

    First impressions: wow! Wonderfully equipped cottage with beautiful countryside views.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay happy Christmas from Joy Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Your General Feedback Would you like to provide feedback about the holiday property?"

    This will be shared with the property owner. A lovely place to stay. The location is quiet and the views are breathtaking. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The dogs loved the garden where they could wander in safety

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great location with fantastic views of open countryside and the pleasure of some great wildlife - red kites and kestrels for starters."

    The directions to find the cottage were really helpful as without them it could have been a challenge. Joy, the owner, gave us a friendly welcome and she and Andrew, her partner, gave us all the support we could ask for, especially when a large wasp got in... The cottage was everything we could wish for - modern, clean, spacious and warm. Having a choice of bath or shower was also brilliant as was the underfloor heating. Very spoilt! The location is brilliant for access to Melton Mowbray and onwards to Leicester, Nottingham, Grantham, etc. A good base for sightseeing in this part of England. We woudl highly recommend this venue!

    Thank you Andy for a brilliant review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we’ve booked through Sykes."

    The location was easy to access and the views across open countryside were delightful. This was a modern barn conversion, tastefully renovated, providing generous accommodation for four. Great to have two en-suites to the bedrooms. There was plenty to do and see nearby and spending time in the property during bad weather wasn’t a problem, as it was really cosy with under floor heating. A great find!

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2022

  • "Another perfect stay in this wonderful cottage."

    It's a real home from home in a beautiful setting and has everything you need for a fantastic break away from everything. The welcome pack on arrival is so generous, and even includes something for your four legged friends. The beds are really comfortable, the showers fantastic and the whole place is super clean! Thanks for a wonderful restful holiday - will be back for a third visit soon!

    Thank you Claire for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with you friend Freddy. Your welcome anytime and thank you for leaving it lovely kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "Mandarin Cottage was everything we hoped for."

    Our dog doesn't like traveling too far, so we picked this accommodation because it was 40 minutes away from home. The garden is large and secure and the dog loved it. My husband and I are doing the 'couch to 5k' and the garden was big enough to run around. We walked the dog along the gated road, at the bottom of the drive. Because you can see so far ahead, we were able to let him off-lead, which makes for a much more pleasant walk, as he is inclined to pull sometimes on-lead. The weather was kind to us and just being in the countryside felt good for the soul. The beds were comfortable, the layout was good and the accommodation included pretty much everything we needed. The only thing we couldn't find, was a hand whisk, which would have been handy when we made pancakes. It was one of the best places we've visited and we hope to go again some time. We got to meet the lovely Joy and she made us feel very welcome. I would happily recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, beautifully done and in a super location."

    More than enough room for our party of 4 adults and 2 dogs. Enclosed garden was a godsend with fantastic early morning views onto the countryside. Ideally situated for our visits to Melton, Leicester, Bradgate, Uppingham, Oakham and even a day out at Sherwood Forrest mtb. Cottage equipped with everything we could possibly need. Owners friendly, helpful and intrusive. Great place.

    Thank you for your good review, pleased you had a great time kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "This has to be the best stay we've had in a Sykes cottage so far."

    What a lovely place with a stunning view & seeing the sunrise was amazing. It was so quiet & peaceful. I thought maybe too quiet at first but I appreciated it so much & even stopped using my phone ...... The Welcome Treats were fantastic down to the fresh flowers & a pack of treats for our furry friend ( who really appreciated them as recovering from an Operation!! ) Joy - the owner - was lovely & welcoming & also came to say goodbye. She deserves to go from strength to strength with her beautiful cottages & we will be recommending this place strongly to anyone wanting to stay in this area.

    Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you enjoyed it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable property, very well equipped."

    There are fabulous views across open countryside and so many places to go without having to drive far - if you feel the need to go anywhere at all! Lovely owners on hand should you need any help with anything.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful and extremely clean holiday cottage and appreciated the lovely welcome pack from the owners."

    Our 2 dogs loved the large and secure garden. We look forward to returning to Mandarin Cottage soon.

    Thank you for your great review, pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you again kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Sep 2022

  • "It’s a lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings."

    Just lovely,wish I could have stayed there forever. Cottage beautiful, with everything you would need and the little extras made it even more special, fresh flowers, bottle of wine and a little note wishing us a happy holiday. Brilliant for our dog, securely fence and good size garden. We shall be booking again.

    Thank you Jane for your lovely review, we love to hear guests have enjoyed staying here , your welcome anytime, thanks again Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Everything you could need was available and all spotlessly clean. Perfect spot for our dogs apart from the fact that one of them loved the rabbit poo!!! Views superb and perfect place to relax and chill out. Definitely hope to return Thank you also for welcome pack and flowers which awaited us

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, you’re welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location but close enough to town and interesting areas."

    Was just like the photos. Lovely place to relax. Reassuring to know owner nearby and contactable if needed but left you to your privacy. Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "After 15 years of staying in cottages, this was by far, the most outstanding of all."

    It ticked every single box of what I was looking for - comfort, peace, views, and a real home from home feel. The enclosed garden was just perfect for my pup and the owners were kind enough to put extra blocks on the gates in case he tried to escape! The garden overlooks corn fields and there's not a noise to be heard except for nature. Eating meals outside with those sights and sounds was just perfection. The beds are really comfortable, the amenities are without fault, the bathroom facilities were great, and the welcome pack was really thoughtful! Thankyou so much for such a wonderful holiday. I needed rest and relaxation in a wonderful setting and that's exactly what I got! I've already booked to return later in the year for more of the same!

    Very big thank you for your great review, we are so pleased you had a good holiday, look forward to seeing you on your next stay take care Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous relaxing homely place."

    So peaceful with lovely walks and villages to explore. Didn’t want to leave and those views are awesome. Thank you for the lovely welcome goodies too!

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful stay, cottage fantastic, fully enclosed garden great for the dogs , ..."

    A wonderful stay, cottage fantastic, fully enclosed garden great for the dogs , definitely home from home , would definitely recommend

    Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mandarin Cottage a converted barn is luxury, something you dream about because probably you could never afford it."

    The owners are friendly and very helpful. Mandarin is ideally situated to explore the area and we would certainly return and spend more time going to places. Mandarin has all the facilities you need for a holiday and being situated in the countryside plenty of wild life to see especially the hares and rabbits. On an evening you can watch and enjoy seeing the hares in fields nearby and like us you might even have a hare visit you for breakfast. We even had a heron visit us briefly (probably after the fish in the owners pond). Plenty of swallows to watch they even came and sat on the fence.

    Thank you for a lovely review much appreciated, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a really lovely property to stay at."

    It had everything you needed, it was immaculately clean and very well presented. The owners were nice and there was a lovely welcome pack for us on arrival. We have holidayed in many cottages over the years and this was one of the best we have had. The garden overlooks open countryside, is extremely private and very dog safe. We hope that we be able to visit again in the future. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your great great review, much appreciated, hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is our second visit and we are just as impressed as the first time, and we are looking forward to visiting next year."

    Joy and Andrew couldn't be more helpful, always a friendly word and able to advise on local places to visit. The Royal Oak in Great Dalby is great, the food is first class, definitely worth a visit. On the whole if you like the countryside and peace and tranquility you couldn't ask for anything better.

    Thank you very much for your kind words , much appreciated , look forward to seeing you next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2022

  • "Mandarin Cottage is absolutely lovely - very clean, spacious and well equipped."

    The garden is completely enclosed so was perfect for our dog to sit and gaze across the fields. Very peaceful location.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is stunning, as is the view and the peace and quiet."

    Will definitely be back.

    Thank you for a lovely review, pleased you enjoyed it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kezia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Idyllic setting beautiful views."

    Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2022

  • "We loved it!"

    My only request would be that it would be nice to be allowed to have a bbq in the garden and another oven glove is needed in the kitchen as it’s difficult to lift things out of the microwave with just one. Otherwise it was just perfect - the best holiday cottage we’ve had.

    We don’t have bbq as we are surrounded by wheat fields and harvest time would be a fire hazard, and I will sort the oven glove problem. Thank you for coming Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Mandarin Cottage with our friends."

    The cottage was extremely spacious, lovely and warm, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The welcome pack that the owners left us was very much appreciated too, very thoughtful. Our dog also had a great week and the enclosed rear garden kept the dog safe when outdoors. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for a lovely review, so pleased you had a good holiday with us , kind regards Joy and Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a stunning property, beautiful views & a great welcome pack."

    We would thoroughly recommend. Thank you

    Thank you for your great review, pleased you enjoyed it kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a fabulous way to see the New Year in!"

    The cottage was everything I’d hoped for and more, comfortable, cosy, clean, and with beautiful views across open fields with no light pollution whilst still being close to local shops and some beautiful walks. The welcome goodies were a real treat (including for my dog who loved the enclosed garden) and comforting to know the owners are on hand if you need anything. I’d definitely recommend this place and would be happy to return.

    Thank you for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, fabulous stay."

    Very welcoming owners. We would certainly use them again

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Owners really lovely and helpful and live opposite so any queries they are right there. We properly settled in and it immediately felt like home. Just fabulous.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage , very clean , lovely decor very welcoming and in a great location."

    We will definitely be back next year , when visiting our family again

    Thank you for a great review, you are welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage nice quiet location could not fault the facilities both ..."

    Very comfortable cottage nice quiet location could not fault the facilities both inside and out,the welcome pack was a nice surprise and well appreciated, Dogs loved the enclosed garden to play in

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic property, views were amazing."

    Joy and Andrew are very good hosts. Great welcome pack. We'll definitely recommend. Lots of interesting places to visit. Was very impressed with how clean and tidy all the towns were.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Nov 2021

  • "Stayed in this property in September last year and it was a wonderful place to stay for a week."

    Everything you would need was provided and the cottage had a lovely log burner we made full use of.Walks straight from the cottage and a safe secure garden for our two border collies.Great view from the back garden too.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Our week at Mandarin Cottage was amazing."

    This modern farm building conversion is outstanding & nothing has been left out. The finish eg kitchen, bathrooms & flooring etc are all to an extremely high standard & go towards making your stay feel very comfortable & luxurious. Every possible utensil has been provided in the kitchen! The beds are very comfortable & the linen/towels are lovely (& a great size). The view is spectacular & it’s incredibly peaceful. A very generous welcome pack is provided on arrival from the owners, who live on site & are very happy to be contacted, if needed. Chose this property as a disabled guest & cottage is level access with wide doors throughout (small lip at front & French doors). However, the owner DOES have a ramp should anyone need to borrow it. Bedroom 2 has walk in shower cubicle. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mandarin Cottage & will certainly be making a return visit.

    Thank you Sally for a fantastic review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time and the views are amazing."

    Very peaceful there and the owners are really helpful. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is a very well equipped and beautifully presented property."

    The living area is very light and spacious and quite spacious for a 2 bed property. Although quite rural, it is only a short drive into Melton where a wide range of facilities are available. It is also well situated for touring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The holiday home is good, but some minor improvements would make it excellent."

    A stool to go in front of the bedroom dressing tables, would allow the mirror to be used seated. A few hooks on bathroom and bedroom doors would add additional storage. You can now get hooks which hook over the door so no drilling or affixing to the doors are needed. No shelf in the bathrooms, give you nowhere for your toothbrushes etc., to be stored. The seating in the lounge was not very comfortable, and could be improved.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Jun 2021

  • "This is an excellent barn conversion set in the coutryside with wide ranging views."

    The accommodation was comfortable and well thought out. The welcome pack far exceeded any that we have experienced in our many years of travelling around the UK. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Well done and we hope they have great success in the coming years.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful settings."

    Very peaceful with rolling fields all around.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2021

  • "Charming cottage with dual outlook."

    The hosts (Joy & Andrew) couldn't do enough for you. Even provided a super welcome pack, full of local goodies. Cottage itself is very modern, with high ceilings, wood burning fire and open plan living / dining. Patio to east and west so get the sun at both ends of the day. If you want a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle, but within travelling distance of local amenities and acres of walking paths, then this is the place for you. A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2021

  • "Over recent years we have learnt to take more than just essentials with us, but on this occasion we needn't have bothered as everything was available."

    There was a lovely welcome pack, not only for us but also some treats for out 2 cats which to me shows the owners care about their guests. The location was lovely and the views out over fields was beautiful, with plenty of walking routes. Local shop is a couple of miles away and Melton is 3 miles away. If you are after a quiet relaxing break you couldn't wish for better, we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and friendly hosts."

    The accommodation had everything we needed and more. It was perfectly clean and we would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "I would just like to say that we had an amazing week in this cottage, we were made very welcome with an amazing welcome pack and the owners of the cottage were a delight and so welcoming."

    Also fantastic views from the cottage to wakeup to and amazing garden where the dogs were safe and secure. Thankyou again x

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a beautiful place with the most thoughtful welcome package."

    We loved our time here with our cocker spaniel and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The opening of the door blew me away."

    .. The quality of the accommodation is superb..the photos cant show just how spacious..comfortable and classy this cottage is.. The owners were so welcoming, helpful and had made sure everything was sparkling.. no covid fears it was so clean. The little welcome pack was lovely and even included the local pork pie and stilton cheese.. Thank you would recommend to any one..

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "For a quiet holiday this accommodation is ideal with views across the countryside"

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting and owned and run by lovely people."

    What more can you want!

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage - certainly one of the very best we have stayed in."

    The conversion of the derelict barns was inspired, and there was a definite WOW factor when we arrived. And the view....absolutely stunning! Excellent location - rural and peaceful, yet close to amenities in Melton Mowbray. The fully enclosed garden was greatly enjoyed by our dogs, one of whom wanted to spend the whole week out there, gazing across the fields. You have done a fantastic job, Joy and Andrew - congratulations, and good luck for the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2020

  • "Seamless experience from booking to arriving at the cottage, which was extremely clean, peaceful and better than advertised - had a fantastic weekend."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing three days away getting to know out granddaughter."

    The cottage was a little haven and we loved the remoteness of it's location - the goodies left by the owners was a lovely surprise. We plan to return some day as three days wasn't long enough.

    Reviewed by Karen Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful and peaceful location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "Although the cornona virus curtailed our activities whilst at the cottage."

    The cottage has been fitted to a very high standard. The owners supplied a very generous welcome pack. We shall be booking another visit as soon as is particle. A great place

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2020

  • "This cottage is an idyll, views are spectacular, we watched hares and had the pleasure of a weasel coming up to the patio door!"

    , a perfect getaway! The cottage is spotless, so very well equipped and the owners greeted us personally and the welcome pack was first class, we had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend this cottage. Situated just outside Melton Mowbray, ideal for visiting Lincoln, Nottingham , Leicester and all the wonderful small towns such as Stamford, fishing nearby and plenty of walks and of course Rutland Water. We were sad to leave this sanctuary, especially in these unknown times of the virus

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2020

  • "Mandarin Cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need to make it a home from home."

    The log burner was perfect to sit in front of while enjoying the stunning views and the welcome pack was the best we have ever had, even the dog was thought about!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2019

  • "Best property we have stayed in, in the last 10 years."

    Comfort for all the family in every room, all to an extremely high standard.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage with everything you could possibly want or need."

    Highly recommended. Quite close to Rutland Water for fishermen who want comfort as well as wonderful fly fishing.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king size (zip-link into twins available on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, and 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, TV with Sky, and WiFi
  • Pull out sofa bed available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with table and chairs
  • 2 pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2 miles and pub within 1.8 miles This owner also owns Teal Cottage (1021255) and both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 people
  • Note: No BBQs
  • Please Note: This property does not allow the charging of electric vehicles, please use designated charging points in the area.

The property

In the Leicestershire countryside, down a private road, you will find a beautiful set of two bungalows, one of them being Mandarin Cottage.

Converted from a barn, this property is now a fantastic holiday home, ideally suited for a couples break or a retreat with friends.

An open-plan living space is the hub of the property, benefiting from underfloor electric heating throughout, you will love every minute spent in this communal haven.

A plush sofa arrangement sits in front of the TV which has Sky, where you can cuddle up with your loved one in front of a film or put on the latest installment of your favourite show.

Get the woodburning stove fired up on a cold night, centred in the incredible brick feature fireplace, while the chef of the group can start rustling up your evening meal in the kitchen.

Sit across from the culinary master at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine, and enjoy the views out to the fields and the last of the evening light from the velux windows.

When evening turns to night, head to the bedrooms where you will find two double rooms each with their own en-suite bathroom, with the property also benefiting from a cloakroom with basin and WC in the front hall.

To the outside you can enjoy a summer day on the patio table and chairs and revel in the bliss of the countryside quiet.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1021255, together they sleep 8 people.

Mandarin And Teal Cottage

Located down a private lane in the Leicestershire countryside, just on the outskirts of the popular town of Melton Mowbray, you will find these two outstanding bungalow properties. Converted from an old pig barn and now serving as high-quality holiday accommodation, each property features a large open-plan living space with the central piece being the stand-alone brick fireplace housing a modern woodburning stove. Underfloor electric heating keeps you warm as you sink into the plush sofa arrangement and watch a favourite film or show on the TV with Sky, after a long day of exploring the bustling town of Melton Mowbray. When the velux windows show that night has fallen, move into the bedrooms, where you will find two double rooms each with an en-suite; one a shower room and the other a bathroom. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a coffee at the sleek breakfast bar on the kitchen island, and watch your loved one cook up a hearty start to the day, or if the sun is shining take your coffee out to the patio where you can gaze out at the rolling fields in front. Next to the properties is Eye Kettleby Lakes, which is where you can enjoy a spot of course fishing, and nearby is Hambleton Reservoir, where fly fishing takes place. Just a few miles down the road you will find the centre of Melton Mowbray, where you can enjoy an endless choice of restaurants, pubs and eateries, never far from the towns famous Melton Mowbray pork pie or Stilton cheese! The town is home to several fantastic food festivals throughout the year, including the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, ChocFest, the UK's PieFest and the largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country. For some local history, follow the walking heritage trail that takes you through the town and explains its history. Boasting style and excellence, these properties will be the perfect place for you and your family or friends to come together and experience the delights of Leicestershire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Oakham 5 miles, Rutland 5 miles, Leicester 19 miles; Nottingham 20 miles.

The town of Melton Mowbray is set in Leicestershire. Well known for its popular pies, this well-loved town is set just 19 miles from Leicester and 20 miles from Nottingham. With a host of cafes, butchers’, shops and pubs in this delightful town, this is an ideal place for holidaymakers to discover. Pubs such as the Noel Arms with its Gas Dog brewery and the Ann of Cleves, a 14th century pub that was once home to monks, are just two of the pubs that are well worth a visit for enjoying a relaxing drink after exploring this fantastic area. Visitors to the area can also take in a movie at The Regal Cinema, a play at the local Melton Theatre, purchase a few keepsakes from the antiques shops or learn more about the area from the Melton Carnegie Museum. For the more adventurous, why not partake in a game of golf or try your hand at waterskiing or jetskiing. Fly fishing is also available at Rutland Water and Brooksby Equestrian Centre caters for horse enthusiasts. A wonderful town to discover on your holiday.

Please Note: This property does not allow the charging of electric vehicles, please use designated charging points in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas