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Last Minute offers - september staycation's - only two left!

We have the following final September staycation available:

***Sat 26th Sept to 3rd Oct. 7 night stay for £799.00 or 6 night stay for £700.00 ***

If you’re interested, please contact us 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.

Take a virtual trip around our cottage with our new video.

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Complimentary welcome package

Guests are welcomed to the cottage with…

Quick overview

  • Sleeps 5
  • Central Heating & Wood Burner
  • Welcome Package including local treats
  • 5 minutes drive from Rutland Water
  • Covid-19 Ready
  • Free internet access
  • Includes bed linen & towels
  • Garden with outdoor seating


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.

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

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      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

      The Bee Cottage is in a great location and is very spacious clean and tidy. With the fire alight in... read more

    thumb Darren
  •   Such a wonderful warm home with a fantastic wood fire and coat conservatory. We absolutely loved it and we’re sad... read more

    thumb Olivia

      This is a beautiful cottage. The location is lovely - a village setting without being isolated. The hosts are incredibly... read more

    thumb Amy

      This is six star accommodation!! The quality of the furnishings and fittings is exceptional,. The beds are comfortable with... read more

    thumb Peter
  •   Steve & Hanri are wonderful hosts and the cottage it just beautiful.

    thumb Samantha

      Amazing stay, brilliant few days away, close to places to visit couldn’t fault it thank you for letting us stay... read more

    thumb Emily

      This is a clean and comfortable cottage, which is stylishly decorated. Cottesmore is conveniently located to explore Rutland Water and... read more

    thumb Charles