Availability during 2021

– october – 

Sat Oct 2nd to Sat 9th Oct – (7 nights only)

Sat 9th Oct to Sat 16th Oct – (7 nights only)

Sat 16th Oct to Sat 23rd Oct – (7 nights only)

Sat 23rd Oct Sat 31st Oct (7 nights only)

– November – 

We’ve decided to leave November aside to undertake some maintenance at the cottage.

– december – 

Sat 27th Nov to Sat 4th Dec – (6 or 7 nights only)

Sat 4th Dec to 11th Dec – (6 or 7 nights only)

Sat 11th Dec to Sat 18th Dec – (6 or 7 nights)



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.


The bee cottage map of rutland!

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Our more flexible approach TO Covid-19

We now have a new page to answer your questions on covid-19. Click here to locate it.  You will also be able to locate our more flexible covid-19 rules here.

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.

  •   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

      This a gorgeous, spacious cottage in a lovely, peaceful area.

    thumb Diane
  •   This is an idyll! Comfortable, beautiful, cosy with every convenience even some you didn’t know you wanted. The location itself... read more

    thumb Marilyn

      What a beautiful cottage in a really convenient location. Rutland is a great place for a break and all four... read more

    thumb Robin

      Stunning cottage. Wonderful village. Very friendly locals. Everything we wanted and more cant wait to come back again.

    thumb Rebecca
  •   Great place, great location to visit local attractions. Bee Cottage was spotless and we loved the special little touches... read more

    thumb Chris

      Wonderful stylish, cosy, cottage in beautiful location. Highly recommended. Loved it!

    thumb Linda

      We enjoyed a lovely midweek break in this gorgeous cosy cottage. Our hosts were brilliantly responsive, gave us lots of... read more

    thumb Paula