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The Willows

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Melton Mowbray, Rutland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely time had by us, our three daughters & our fox red lab."

    House is beautifully decorated and a really cosy and comfortable stay. Versatile accommodation and a fabulous hot tub and garden. Enjoyed a few games of Cluedo too. Pleased to report I won!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2024

  • "Perfect stay in a beautiful house, modern, bright and welcoming."

    Garden was ideal for our dog and the hot tub was so relaxing. The living room was comfy, the snug was cosy and the kitchen had everything you needed. The bedrooms are comfortable too. Melton Mowbray is just a short walk and is a lovely place to visit including the market.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Willows was cosy and warm when we walked in and for the whole stay."

    It is fantastically located walking distance from town with lots of pubs and restaurants. The Willows has a hot tub, fire and everything you could need for the most fantastic stay. There is everything catered for I would highly recommend thank you we had a great time .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "It was our second stay in this beautiful house and will not be our last."

    The spacious kitchen is equipped with everything you will need and plenty of toilet rolls which we usually find lacking in other properties! Lovely long well kept garden which is perfect for dogs. Beds very comfortable which is so important.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Willows is an absolutely beautiful property, tastefully furnished, clean and equipped with everything you could need, including an absolutely delicious complimentary sponge cake."

    The garden is huge and well kept and the hot tub was a delight. Melton Mowbray is within easy walking distance where you will find pubs, restaurants and shops. A few potential improvements: some instructions for the various appliances (particularly the TV and hot tub), a recycling bin inside to encourage guests to separate the rubbish (we could see from the contents of the overflowing black bin that isn't always done effectively), labels on the keys (they all look exactly the same and there are multiple doors), and maybe a mirror in the little room. These are small things that were certainly not a problem and we would strongly recommend The Willows to anyone considering it. It was one of the nicest places I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay and everything we needed."

    Beds were very comfortable. Ideal location & walking distance to town and amenities. Thanks

    Reviewed by Philomena4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellently decorated property with everything you would need in a home and I mean everything like plasters, spare batteries etc."

    It was a home away from home with the added bonus of a hot tub, enclosed garden for our dog and the most delicious Victoria sandwich cake ever. The only issue was the shower leaked through to the downstairs toilet, but the owner quickly had someone round to fix this so it did not cause any further problems. These things happen and it was quickly rectified so did not affect our stay. Many thanks indeed.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "Online price was £508."

    00 for the same date but when I called Sykes Customer service since it's last minute (due the next day) and nearly 20:00hrs in the evening and online won't allow me to continue the booking - so i have to call the customer service number to confirm the booking - did not realised I was charged £516. (got a screen shot of what it was advertised and what I was charged). Though only £8 difference but just saying that I was charged wrong. Otherwise the property has no fault and so lovely - we had an excellent weekend. The place is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lysandro5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well equipped property which has excellent facilities."

    We hot tub was very welcome after a long walk and the dogs loved the garden which was very safe and secure. It was great to be able to walk into Melton Mowbray in the evening

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely p!ace to stay, ten minute walk to town."

    Need some waste bins in the rooms, only one under kitchen sink. Bed in double bedroom with metal headboard not comfortable,other beds fine. Could not find pack for hot tub to do the maintainance of water as requested. Enjoyed our holiday there very much.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great house and well equipped."

    Realy close to town centre. The garden is brilliant for dogs. Rachel the owner answered any queries promptly. Would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great central location and nice big garden for the dogs"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a surprise to be in the heart of the town."

    A small walk and everything you could want in a local town. Great place for the dog lovely walks and a secure garden. Parking space was a plus in a busy road . Everything you could want or might forget to pack is available in this house , credit to owners and welcome pack a lovely bonus after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great Cottage very well equipped had a warm cozy feel loved the hot tub and we were blessed with clear skies at night so lots of stargazing."

    The garden looked comfy for in the summer however we didnt get to use. Location perfect for walking into Melton 5 mins and you had Sainsburys Tesco and Aldi just a few mins drive away . As dog owners we found Melton Country Park, Rutland Water and Watermead country Park perfect for a good walk and run with the dogs. The only negative was the front bedroom we found it to be loud from the busy road as the window didnt appear to be sealed properly. All in all a great break just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped house, in excellent location to town and surrounding villages."

    Owner makes the best Victoria sponge cake! Have really enjoyed our stay here and would love to come back when weather is warmer and can take advantage of garden and hot tub.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy property in a great location, hot tub was an added bonus, very relaxing."

    The goodies left by the owner were a lovely touch. One small thing was the shower room requires some improvements. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Dec 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house which is stocked with everything you could possibly need to make a comfortable stay."

    Every room looked clean and fresh. Essentials plus cakes and biscuits were provided which was an added bonus. The lighted Christmas tree and lights round the kitchen window were a lovely welcome. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in good location"

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, garden was great for the dog, all enclosed!"

    Hot tub was very nice. Everything you could need, home away from home! The local village was very nice and only just around the corner!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and furnished by the owners, with a large and wonderful enclosed garden."

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2022

  • "The hot tub was fantastic and the bread, milk, butter and sponge cake welcome pack was much appreciated."

    Beds and furnishings were comfortable. Long garden was (mostly) ideal for our dog - apart from the top right hand fence which wasn't quite as high as we would have liked. Even with the heatwave the house was reasonably comfortable temperature wise - although not sure we got to grips with the heat exchanger/aircon. All in all a great short break.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    The location of the property in terms of gentle stroll into Melton Mowbray was great, there is even a separate pedestrian-only footbridge over the railway lines. The property feels larger inside than it looks from the outside. Lovely open-plan rooms which are beautifully decorated and well-thought through furnishings. Fully equipped with quality fixtures and fittings. Loved the bright and airy dining area. The garden... well... superb. Long spacious lawned area, great seating both on the patio and further up the garden and the hot tub was fabulous. A real credit to the owners. Talking of which, we had a couple of issues (nothing which affected our holiday) and Rachel was at the end of the phone at all times to help rectify. One final comment... if you like cake... BEST ever home made sponge cake in the tin. Delicious and Thank You xx

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is in a good location close to a lovely park and walks."

    And Rutland water very near.The garden and house was excellent. And the welcome package of bread /milk /butter / eggs and a sponge cake a lovely touch. We enjoyed the stay and hoilday. Thank you Rachel.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay John, thank you for the lovely feedback, Kind regards Rachel :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was well equipped."

    Unfortunately my daughter found some dirty underwear and a sock in a drawer in the master bedroom, which was unpleasant and reflects in the cleanliness score. It was great that the hot tub was clean but this meant that we couldn't use it on arrival as it was too cold. Luckily it was warm enough the second day as the reason I had booked the accommodation was to use the hot tub. There was a lot of road noise and it was as if a window was open (they weren't) as the double glazing didn't reduce it at all. The garden was great as well as the fully equipped kitchen. Some nice touches in leaving the eggs, bread, milk and cake.

    Hi Pamela, thank you so much for your feedback. We sincerely apologise that the tub was not at full temperature on your arrival, it had had a full six month service that day which takes a little longer, it is normally at full temperature for the eve of the arrival day. Our staff are normally extremely throrough and follow a strict check list, I am very sorry they had missed the drawer on this occasion and I appreciate you letting us know, thank you. We hope to welcome you back to Sunny Melton Mowbray again. With kind regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2022

  • "Excellent house."

    Grandson now wants a hot tub! Interesting place Melton Mowbray. Not picturesque but loads of civic pride and green spaces

    Reviewed by Francis5.0May 2022

  • "Everything we would of wanted in a house for family and two golden retrievers."

    Rear garden dog proof and hot tub ideal for grandchildren (plus ‘supervising adults!’). Plenty of choices of restaurants Sit in or takeaway only five minutes walk away. Plan to come back again. MacGregor May 2022

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely house, extremely clean and very well equipped."

    Garden was really secure and perfect for the dogs. Soaking in the hot tub after a day out was lovely. The shower room was great and spacious with a really good shower. One of the best houses that we have stayed in, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing well equipped holiday home."

    Lovely bits like a home baked cake, milk, bread, tea and coffee. Even salt and pepper and other essentials available. Many have nothing. So this gets 5 stars from us and a highly recommended. Rachel is a super host without doubt. The hot tub is also a massive bonus and lovely large and secure garden for the dogs. Also, easy walking distance into Melton Mowbray. Will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely property."

    Convenient for the town and the surrounding countryside. We had two dogs we th us and it was easy to look after them here, they settled straight away. For the humans it was nice and cosy too! It was interesting to see an air source heat pump in action as this helps us to decide what we will do in future. Hot tub was a lovely extra!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely lovely property, very tastefully decorated with had everything we needed."

    Lovely surprise welcome basket on arrival. Fabulous facilities throughout, beds really comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped including a Nespresso! The Hot tub was a lovely addition. We will definitely be back. The owner was in touch when we arrived to check all ok and available if we needed anything. Perfect stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay though it would have been helpful to have a booklet on how to operate the televisions."

    We do not have a smart tv and somebody had left the subtitles on. It took us quite a while to find how to turn them off. One other thing we had to get the key out off the key box on the wall as there are two key boxes it would be easier if they indicated which one to open.

    Hi Sheila, I hope you had a good journey home. Thank you for your feedback, its really helpful. The televisions downstairs had just been upgraded to to the latest Virgin fibre before your stay, we will ensure that the instructions are to hand. I have asked the handyman to remove the lower key safe, many apologies for the confusion. With kind regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Dec 2021

  • "Thank you for the stay at The Willows and for the lovely thoughtful things e."

    G. milk and the freshly home made cake, which looked and tasted amazing. Everything was spotlessly clean and smelled beautiful. We loved how you have styled the house as well as how comforting and 'home from home' you have made it feel. The hot tub was an extra special bonus. For my special birthday celebration, this was perfect and we highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the only couple of issues we had were the oven grill was not working properly and the fencing at the end of the garden was open."

    Not really an issue as we saw that in the photos but the property is dog friendly.. if the dog goes through the fence into next doors garden it has free access to the road at the back.. It may be worth wiring this in so that the level of worry about thinking about the dog reduces and people are able to settle into the great hot tub without having to keep watching the dog 100% of the time - ours likes to potter about... except for that it was a lovely property and we had a great time.

    Hi Mark, thank you for your feedback its really helpful. We have taken your comments on board and have had high picket fencing installed at the bottom of the garden to make the it completely dog secure. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Willows. Kind regards Rachel and Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully presented house, had had a new kitchen and been decorated since the photos were taken so even nicer than expected!"

    Slight issue with towels was rectified swiftly. Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely find."

    Little touches to welcome us and a very beautiful property. Loved the hot tub

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday home!"

    Beautifully kitted out, it was a real home from home with all the comforts you could wish for & so well equipped. The whole family enjoyed the hot tub! Very thoughtful of the owners to leave fresh bread, a lovely freshly made cake, eggs, butter & milk. Location was great - a short walk to Melton Mowbray centre, just round the corner from the train station & a fantastic park & play area which our young boys loved as well as being a short drive to many local attractions. The only downside was the fact its on quite a busy road so a little noisy with traffic noise if sleeping in the front bedroom but other than that perfect! Would have been useful to have some instructions left for using the appliances but we figured it out & the owners were so responsive & helpful with any questions we had. Would definitely recommend this place & will be passing on details to any friends & family looking to holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Aug 2021

  • "This was a beautiful clean house."

    The bits left for us (ie cake, milk, eggs, bread, tea and coffee) were lovely and we loved the coffee machine and Jacuzzi We would definitely recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful property, lived up to photos and details."

    Very well and thoughtfully equipped, ie fresh homemade cake on arrival, teas/coffee, milk etc welcome pack makes such a difference for arriving in the evening. All cleaning products available. Plenty of towels and blankets etc. Super clean. There was 1 incident which was deal with quickly and professionally, thanks! Hot Tub was a great bonus feature, and wonderful to have instructions/cleaning kit etc to help maintain it. My only constructive comment is that for a dog friendly property, i would have expected a fully fenced and secure garden, which it is not, our dog was super keen to go across the gate style fence to next doors cat!! Overall I would highly recommend this property and great to see a home owner not overly inflate prices in this time of staycations! Thank you!

    Hi Charlotte, thank you so much for your feedback, its really helpful. I just wanted to let you know that we took your comment on board regarding the fencing at the bottom of the garden. We have put new picket posts at the far end and the garden is now completely escape free for dogs and hopefully looks great if you do book again we would love to welcome you back. Wishing you a very happy Christmas, keep safe. Best regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful home, spotlessly clean and kept to a high standard, topped off with a well kept garden with hot tub, which was an added bonus."

    Owners kept in touch and on hand when needed, with prompt response. All round a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely house and garden with a great hot tub."

    Perfect location for exploring surrounding areas inc. Rutland Water, Burlegh House and Belvoir Castle. Lovely box of bread/eggs/amazing cake on arrival. The house was really comfortable...just to note the bed in the front room didnt seem to be a double, it felt v small, we only had 1 person in it but i think we would have struggled with 2. The single room had a pull out bed, but when it was out you couldnt shut the door, as it filled the room. Also it would be really useful to have some coat hooks. Other than that it was pretty much perfect, thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2021

  • "After the 16months we have lived with covid using it as a excuse for changing arrival and departure times is really not acceptable."

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Jun 2021

  • "The Willows is a very stylish, comfortable and cosy house."

    It is a very short walk to the centre of Melton Mowbray and well connected to other places we visited, Stamford, Oakham, Rutland Water and Newark. A very enjoyable 4 night break.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0May 2021

  • "The Location of the property was excellent."

    The standard of the property and and the welcome things were excellent, including the lovely cake from next door. The weather was very kind to us and the pubs had just re opened outside so we managed to get out an explore Rutland Water and the Peninsula. Then had afternoons in the garden sunbathing and using the hot tub. It was just what we both needed, and the fact that is was pet friendly, meant we could bring Todd our Border Collie with us too. He also loved chasing his ball up the garden and on the walks we had

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, homely holiday let."

    Owners were very helpful indeed with lots of helpful information provided before our stay. We loved the high quality furnishings, towels and linen. Considerate extras included a delicious homemade cake and many cupboard necessities. We had a super stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double, 1 x single with pull out bed
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC. Family bathroom with roll top bath, handheld shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • and a separate walk-in shower room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and additional roadside parking
  • Rear multi-level lawn and patio with furniture, hot tub and summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Garden is fully enclosed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150
  • Note: No parties and quiet policy from 10pm to 8am Please Note: This property has high speed fibre broadband and both downstairs TV's have a full Virgin Media TV package including Sky Sport
  • The property only accepts dogs, thank you

The property

Resting with the town renowned for its pies, The Willows can be found sitting in Melton Mowbray, in walking distance of all of its excitement, Melton is also the Rural Captial of food and a traditional English town.

An impressive property perfect for a celebratory family getaway in Leicestershire, it offers all you could need for a week-long stay.

Enter into the enchanting kitchen/diner, with plenty of space for the whole group to gather around the table and toast to your celebrations, the galley-style kitchen offering all the appliances you could need for a week-long stay, even a dishwasher and washer/dryer for your convenience!

Carry your conversations through to the sitting room, a stylish array of white sofas and bright blue armchair to accompany where you can spend time watching television when you're not exploring the local area, or spend a quiet moment to yourself within the snug where a warming woodburning stove awaits you to unwind on the plush purple sofa with a good book in hand.

The wonder of the property continues outside, with the rear multi-level garden boasting both a lawn and patio area where you can unwind with a refreshing beverage, or take a dip in the hot tub for the ultimate relaxing experience.

Moving back inside you can find a handy cloakroom on the ground floor, while up the stairs you can find both a bathroom and shower room, giving you plenty of space to prepare for your day each morning.

Also on the first floor rest the three beautiful bedrooms, consisting of a king-size with its own television, a double and a single with a trundle bed underneath, the cottage provides a flexible sleeping arrangement as well as the benefit of ample storage space for all of your holiday luggage.

Explore the local town of Melton Mowbray, being sure to sample one of its delicious pies in one of the many local shops on offer, with plenty of opportunities to pick up any essentials for your family-favourite meals back at the cottage too, or indulge in a dining experience at one of the eateries in town, with a range of pubs, cafés and restaurants to choose between, Anne of Cleves, being a 14th century pub once home to monks being a particular wonder worth visiting.

Marvel at the largest and finest church in Leicestershire, St Mary's before visiting the Melton Carnegie Museum to learn more about the enticing history of the town.

Melton Country Park is worth visiting for the perfect picnic spot, with its sensory garden and nature trails too, while the Twinlakes Theme Park is sure to be a firm favourite if you're travelling with little ones.

The Melton Mowbray Food Festival can be found taking place on the first weekend of October where you can sample the very best local produce, while you can also find quaint markets and an Antiques and Collectors’ Fair in the town too.

Visit Rutland Water with its wide range of activities including fishing, an aquapark, mini golf, open water swimming and its 140 metres of sandy shoreline where you can kick back and relax, or venture out to the surrounding cities of Leicester or Nottingham for wonderful shopping experiences and even more attractions to suit all tastes.

The Willows makes a spectacular choice for a memorable holiday to Leicestershire with your loved ones.

The property only accepts dogs, thank you

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.

The property only accepts dogs, thank you

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas