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Vine Cottage

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Whissendine, Rutland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • village (16)
  • comfortable (14)
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  • clean (10)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed the warmth, comfort and relative quietness of Vine Cottage, thank you."

    There was enough space for us, and the facilities were as described and more than adequate. We would happily return for another stay.

    Thank you Jon for the review and leaving the cottage as you found it You would be welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Mar 2024

  • "A very comfortable and well maintained property with all facilities needed ."

    One of the best we have used.

    Thank you John for that great feedback.Also thank you for looking after the cottage for us.You would be welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very cozy cottage, was ideal for my wife and i whilst visiting family."

    Lots of information about the area. Appreciated the welcome pack. Instructions comprehensive, easy parking outside cottage. Was a wintertime visit so appreciated the warmth and comfort. Will stay there again and would recommend it to anyone travelling in that area

    Thank you Ian for such a positive review. So glad you had a good stay. Hope you had a good journey home Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Owners very welcoming, extremely generous welcome pack!"

    Lovely clean, warm cottage. Parking easy, nothing to criticise at all. Great

    Thank you for doing the feedback form.So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent. I loved my week at Vine Cottage."

    It was very warm and cosy, despite it being freezing cold outside. Oakham and Stamford are both very nice. Have a look at Sir Jeffery Hudson`s cottage in Oakham. The Tom Thumb books were thought to be based on Jeffery, well worth seeing. The village pub is also very good. I would love to make a return visit.

    Thank you Michael .You would be welcome back anytime.Also Thank you for looking after the cottage so well Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable week in Vine Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean. We could not have asked for more, one of the best cottages we have stayed in. A perfect base for exploring Rutland.

    Thank you Jane for the lovely review and for leaving the cottage so spick and span. So glad you enjoyed exploring our little county Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "I was lucky enough to meet the hosts of Vine Cottage and found them very friendly and helpful."

    ....thankyou for all the added extra's you left, a real treat. Vine Cottage was warm, cosy, very clean and welcoming. Hot water on tap!, rooms light and airy, good quality bed linen and some very lovely finishing touches decoratively. Also lots of books, games and pamphlets etc with information about the local area and further afield. Whissendine is the perfect location to visit many areas of interest whether in a town or the countryside, we certainly packed plenty in......Burghley Christmas Fair was one of our favourites. Thankyou so much and best wishes for Christmas and 2024. countryside

    Thank you Jackie for doing the feedback So glad you had a good time. Thank you again for leaving Vine Cottage so shipshape . Please come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Nov 2023

  • "We thought that this was a really excellent cottage which we really liked from the moment we opened the door."

    For us it was ideal. It was very well equipped with all that we could possibly need. The quality of the furnishings, linen etc was all first class. It was warm and the heating was fully controllable. We slept very well. The welcome pack was exceptional. We have stayed at scores of cottages in the past few years and there are very few that we would look forward to returning to as much as to this one. FIRST RATE

    Thank you Gerry for your amazing review.So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Vine Cottage.Please do come back.Also thank you for leaving the cottage so spic and span. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a delightful cottage, in a lovely location."

    Lots to do. Recommend highly and the village pub for delicious food. Comfortable beds, great shower, warm and cosy. We have told some friends who intend to book it. A really wonderful break.

    Thank you Tracey for taking the trouble for filling in the feedback.So glad you and your mum had a good time and enjoyed the cottage and area.Please come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful little cottage in a beautiful rural village - Whissendine is very picturesque and the owners are very welcoming."

    Great village pub. Lots of historic and interesting places to visit nearby. Oakham has a superb museum. The Great Hall with all its horseshoes is also well worth visiting. Stamford is gorgeous and has lots of attractions and Melton Mowbray is a must for its pork pies. Scrummy! We had an excellent holiday at Vine Cottage and would definitely recommend it to anyone wishing to take a relaxing break in the County of Rutland.

    Thank you for taking time to do our review.It is very useful.Glad you had a good stay and another Thank you for leaving the cottage in such good order.You would be most welcome back at any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, with everything provided that you might need."

    The village location was lovely, with a shop, cafe and pub. Handy for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Clive4.1Aug 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable, well equipped and clean home from home in a great little village."

    We have really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Thank you Janet for giving feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and Thank you for leaving the cottage so spick and span Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Vine Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever visited."

    It was comfortable, extremely well equipped and beautifully presented.

    Thank you Barbara for the glowing review So glad you had such a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful little village and locals very friendly."

    Cottage well equipped, comfortable, a place to put our bikes round the back. Close to Rutland Water and Melton Mowbray. Plenty of local walks straight from the front door, beautiful surroundings. We had superb weather which made it so much better. Would like to go back again.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage so spick and span for us. Please do come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage very comfortable."

    Would not recommend to anyone disabled as steps to get in the front of the cottage and also to the back courtyard.

    Thank you for your feedback.Its an old cottage and has steps front and back.It isnt suitable for a disabled person.The photos do show steps and its also written in the description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "This lovely cottage is very clean and comfortable and has all the facilities you need to make your holiday a relaxing break."

    Situated in a picturesque village it is ideally situated to explore beautiful Rutland and we will certainly book again. Great holiday!

    Thank you Christine for filling in the feedback.It is very useful for us to see how we are doing.Thank you again for leaving the cottage so spick and span. Please do come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful village only 2 minutes walk from a superb pub / restaurant."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with everything provided. Parking on the road wasn't an issue - the space directly outside was almost always free (reserved by the owner on our arrival day). The small sheltered garden area was ideal for breakfast or a cuppa, with the garden chairs much more comfortable than expected from the photographs

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable and clean cottage."

    a lovely place to stay and explore a wonderful area.

    Reviewed by S. J.5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was everything we wanted for a week away."

    It was cosy & clean, comfortable, well equipped and set in a charming village. There wasn't anything we could fault.

    Thank you Lisa for filling in the feedback form.Glad you had a good stay. Thanks again for looking after the cottage and leaving it in good order. Sue and Alan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, well appointed cottage."

    Large TV and Wi Fi that actually works. Large Fridge /Freezer. Village shop is excellent as is the local pub that is a very short walk away. Village is generally not a tourist stop so on street parking is not an issue. We were there a week and parked outside the front door every time. Will definitely stay again.

    Hi Chris, Thank you for taking time to fill in review form. Glad you had a good stay and were happy with the cottage. Please do come back again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cozy well equipped cottage."

    Maybe little radio for kitchen might be nice Highly recommended. Lovely village.

    Thank you for taking time to fill in feedback.Its very useful to see how we are doing.Glad you had a good stay. Also thanks for your suggestion Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect facilities ,warmth, comfort, welcome, We much appreciated the snow clearing from the path & car !"

    Also ,as a non tea drinker , the sight of a cafetière & ground coffee was a plus . The family celebratory meal at the White Lion was very enjoyable. They were very accommodating ,helpful , efficient , & the food to everyone’s liking. Good village location , the windmill an added attraction , and lots to do in surrounding area. Thank you.

    Thank you Jan for bothering to fill in feedback form.Its very useful to us as we only started doing holiday lets last June. Glad you had a good stay and your husband had a good birthday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved my stay at Vine Cottage."

    The house was lovely and the owners thought of every little thing that would make one’s stay enjoyable. They could write a guide for other holiday cottages. When I arrived there was a whole host of goodies on the kitchen table to welcome me. Such a lovely thought. Everything was in perfect working order and so clean and tidy. I needed parking and there was a place on the street right at the front door. Even when I went out, when I returned there was my space waiting for me. I’m in Spain at the moment and am hoping Vine cottage will be available when I return Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

    Thank you for taking time to fill in the review.Its very useful as we have only been letting the cottage out for about 9 months.So glad you enjoyed your stay. Also a big Thank You for looking after Vine Cottage for us.We wouldn't of known you had been to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a very beautiful place with everything we needed for a ..."

    A beautiful cottage in a very beautiful place with everything we needed for a perfect break looking forward to visiting again

    Thank you David for taking the trouble to do a review.Its very helpful as its our first year doing holiday lets. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and our little county. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in excellent condition."

    Had everything we needed in the cottage. The village pub in walking distance was a bonus, it did good beer and good food, loved the "well-travelled persons" menu at lunch time (well it was raining). Good location for Oakham, Rutland Water, Burghley House, Stamford. Hosts, Sue and Alan, could not have been more helpful. Definitely one to put on the go back to list.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage to spend a week away, warm, very clean and comfortable, larger than expected with all new appliances, comfortable beds and quality linen and towels, plus on road parking outside the cottage was easy, there is a pub and local shop just down the road, plus a mobile fish and chip van which appeared on a Thursday night with delicious food."

    I would recommend this accommodation for a stay at any time of the year, it felt like a home and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you Paul for your very positive feedback.So glad you enjoyed your stay. The fish and chip van is something new to the village and has gone down well with the villagers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Vine Cottage is a great location for visiting Rutland."

    It was well-equipped and comfortable, perfect for a couple. We would definitely book it again.

    Thank you Pam for your feedback.It is very helpful as its our first year with Sykes.So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay - the cottage had everthing we needed."

    The village was lovely and friendly and the shop was very helpful. The local pub was good but would advise booking meals especially at the weekend in season.

    Thank you Kate for filling in the feedback and giving us such a good review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Vine Cottage and also that you liked our friendly village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well set up Cottage in friendly attractive village."

    It's in a lovely area for walking with many interesting places to visit.

    Thank you Roger.Itwas great to see that you gave us a very good review.We have only just started doing a holiday let in June. Also a Very Big Thank You to you both for leaving the property so spic and span!!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "A well furnished property with a sunny courtyard garden."

    Ideal for two persons with the possibility of a third. Close to many fine villages and towns in Rutland, with easy access to Barnsdale Gardens, Burgley House outside Stamford and Rutland Water.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Note: there are 4 steps at the rear of the property
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • 42" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear garden with patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 3 nights
  • Please note: Please note: The maximum booking length for this property is 2 weeks
  • Note: there are 2 steps into the cottage at the front door and 4 steps out the back door onto the terrace area
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Tucked away in the village of Whissendine, Rutland, East Midlands, is this charming two-bedroom, semi-detached cottage, Vine Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location with easy access to the local amenities and popular destinations of Oakham and Rutland Water, Vine Cottage is a fantastic family-friendly property for couples or a family of three.

Step into the sitting room, where you can look forward to relaxing with loved ones in front of a family favourite on the 42” Smart TV, as the electric woodburner adds a gentle warmth to the space.

Impress your loved ones with culinary delights cooked up in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a handy washing machine and dishwasher.

If the weather is nice, why not dine out on your private patio in the rear garden .

After a day of exploring, wash away the day with a hot shower, before tucking your little one up in the snug single bed and catching your rest in the sumptuous double bed.

Explore the local village, where right on your doorstep, you will find the welcoming White Lion Inn, where you can treat your loved ones to a tasty meal and sample the local ales, as well as a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on any essentials.

Take the short drive over to Oakham, where you can explore the 12th-century Oakham Castle, enjoy a day of fun with the little ones at Rutland Farm Park, picnic in Cutts Close Park or brush up on the local history at Rutland County Museum.

On the outskirts of the town, you will find the popular Rutland Water Nature Reserve which offers ample bird watching opportunities, along with the nearby attractions of Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre, Aqua Park Rutland, and the family-friendly Rutland Zoo.

Melton Mowbray is worth a visit, with it’s Melton Carnegie Museum, excellent Melton Mowbray Golf Course and the fun-filled Twinlakes Park.

Further afield is the vibrant city of Leicester, home to the National Space Centre, University of Leicester Botanic Gardens and Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Vine Cottage.

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

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About the location


Oakham 4.5 miles; Melton Mowbray 6.5 miles; Leicester 21.6 miles.

Whissendine is a charming countryside village resting between Oakham and Melton Mowbray, England. The village is well-known for it’s Grade II* listed Whissendine Windmill and offers the annual events of Whissendine Craft and Produce Show in September, Feast Week in July, the bi-annual Flower Festival and scenic walks and birdwatching. Dining options include The White Lion Inn, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience store. Within easy reach of the village is the town of Oakham, where you can find further attractions and amenities including, Oakham Castle, Rutland Country Museum and The Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre.

Please note: The maximum booking length for this property is 2 weeks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas