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. 

NEW 2020 deals

Offer 1 - FULL WEEK

One week for only £699.00!
Mon 27th Jan to Mon 3rd Feb 2020 or Mon 3rd Feb to Mon 10th Feb 2020.

Offer 2 - Weekend

Fri 31st Jan to Sun 2nd Feb - £300! (Does not apply to large groups above 3 people).

Offer 3 - School HOL

5 days for £710
6 days for £800
7 days for £900
Select dates between Sat 15th Feb through to Sun 23rd 2020.

To book special offers, get in touch…

Complimentary welcome package

Guests are welcomed to the cottage with…

Quick overview

  • Sleeps 5
  • Central Heating & Wood Burner
  • 5 minutes drive from Rutland Water
  • Free internet access
  • Includes bed linen & towels
  • Garden with outdoor seating
  • Linked with Oak Om Yoga Studio


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, and lots of pet-friendly places to visit.

welcome gift

On arrival we provide some freshly baked pastries and locally roasted 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  •   With a very mixed weather forecast I really wanted to stay somewhere that we could enjoy 'staying in' as well... read more

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      Perfect place for relaxing! Steve and Hanri have put a lot of thought in to Bee Cottage, making it homely... read more

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      Bee Cottage is a beautiful place. The decor is a modern take (scandi) on a 'chocolate box' style cottage. ... read more

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  •   We had a wonderful stay at Bee Cottage. The cottage is charming inside and out, furnished beautifully and there were... read more

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      A beautiful home, a real cottage in a very quiet area. Very well decorated and very modern with all the... read more

    thumb Mark

      Warm , welcoming and stylish, Bee Cottage is delightfully situated and has a lovely ambience.
    The attention to... read more

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