Availability during 2021

– staycations now offered – 

Two week staycations are now on offer at the cottage – from November through to December.

Sat or Sun check in’s – (14 nights– £120/ night)

– NEW November special offers in – SELECT 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights – 

4 nights at £140 / night        5 night’s at £130 / night        6 night’s at £120 / night         7 night’s at £110 / night

During Sat 6th Nov to Sat 13th Nov (available for 4, 5, 6 and 7 night’s)

 During Sat 13th Nov to Sat 20th Nov – (available for 4, 5, 6 and 7 night’s)

During Sat 20th Nov to Sat 27th Nov – (available for 4, 5, 6 and 7 night’s)


4 nights at £140 / night        5 night’s at £130 / night        6 night’s at £120 / night         7 night’s at £110 / night


During Sat 27th Nov to Sat 4th Dec – (available for 4, 5, 6 and 7 night’s)

During Sat 4th Dec to 11th Dec – (available for 4, 5, 6 and 7 night’s)

During Sat 11th Dec to Fri 17th Dec – (available for 4 and 5 night’s)



If you’re interested in any of the above dates, please just contact us through an ‘email’ or phone call.  Please visit our availability & rates for tariff questions.


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Welcome to the Bee Cottage...

Situated in the village of Cottesmore and only 5 minutes away from Rutland Water is a 16th century picture perfect thatched cottage. With original features such as exposed beams, a newly installed wood burning stove and ample living space, the cottage provides accommodation for up to 5 people.

The cottage has a deceptively large living area, with separate seating around a second decorative stone fireplace as well as a tucked away reading corner and a conservatory in which to enjoy a cup of tea. The dining room nestles between the kitchen, lounge and conservatory – bright and airy for leisurely breakfasts and perfectly practical for having an evening meal for up to 6 people.

Upstairs, there are two beautifully presented bedrooms with crisp linens and fluffy towels. The third bedroom is situated downstairs with direct access to the garden. 

The cottage is situated in a quiet lane only a stone’s throw away from the village pub and shops. With plenty of activities to keep visitors of all ages busy around Rutland Water, the Bee cottage is the ideal place where visitors can relax and put their feet up after busy days exploring England’s smallest county.

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Complimentary welcome package

Guests are welcomed to the cottage with…

Qucik overview


We welcome up to two well-behaved dogs at the Bee Cottage. Rutland is ideal for dog-friendly visits with plenty of dog walks, including enclosed off-lead areas away from livestock & plenty of pet-friendly places to visit.
Please kindly note, there is a £20 / dog charge.

welcome gift

On arrival we provide i) treats from Hambleton Bakery & ii) two chimps coffee.


Guests can enjoy toasty winter visits lighting fires in the wood burning stove. One free bag of wood is provided to get you started.

free wi-fi & Netflix

High-speed Wi-fi connection available free to guests. Free Netflix is also provided to all of our guests.

  •   Relaxing stay in a great place with nice touches throughout

    thumb Andrew

      We had a very comfy stay in this lovely cottage full of homely thoughtful touches. The cottage is full of... read more

    thumb Louise

      Always a delight to return to Bee Cottage. The village location makes a holiday very easy. Rutland to explore on... read more

    thumb Alexandra
  •   We loved Bee Cottage- such a stylish, calm and well equipped holiday home, indoors and out. Perfect for a family... read more

    thumb Lisa

      Beautiful cottage in a great location, spent a lovely week there and would definitely stay again if we were returning... read more

    thumb Ian

      Beautiful cottage, very quiet but everything on your door step. Pub,shop,chip shop on your door step but you wouldn’t know... read more

    thumb Claire
  •   Lovely warm thatched cottage in an attractive village close to Rutland Water.

    thumb Dawn

      Bee Cottage is delightful. It’s location in the village of Cottesmore is great for local amenities and also for exploring... read more

    thumb Alexandra

      A lovely cottage and wonderful hospitality. Would definitely recommend

    thumb Nicola
  •   This little get away was an absolute dream and I couldn’t speak more highly of our hosts Steve & Hanri.... read more

    thumb Jordi

      Steve and Hanri's cottage is beautiful, clean and with all the amenities you could possibly want. Communication was detailed and... read more

    thumb Kay

      Such a lovely place to stay. Very homely and lots of space in the house. Hosts were very nice and... read more

    thumb Jenny