Cottesmore Village is perfectly situated 5 minutes North of Rutland Water, only 5 minutes from the market town Oakham and 10 minutes from the beautiful historic town of Stamford, with it’s grand 16th century Burghley House.
Rutland is England’s smallest county, offering plenty of outdoor activities as well as it’s market towns to explore. Rutland Water offers numerous leisure activities such as watersports, cycling, fishing and bird watching. The surrounding Rutland Villages are filled with Chocolate Box Cottages and traditional country pubs.
The towns of Oakham and Uppingham offer a range of individual boutiques; Uppingham is renowned for it’s antiques and galleries, whilst the county town of Oakham has a mix of quality highstreet and independant shops – and even a small castle!
The town of Stamford is a historic stone town, and one of Britain’s best preserved old towns. With plenty of shopping, eateries and coffee shops amidst the beautiful architecture and alley ways, there is a lot to explore within Stamford. On the outskirts of the town is the beautiful Burghley House where visitors can enjoy a guided tour, take a walk around the park, take the children to paddle in the water fountains, or take time over lunch in the Orangery.
Rutland Water is a premier country water park offering fishing, walking, cycling, watersports, beaches and picnics.
Stamford is the most complete, unchanged for centuries, stone town in England. With Georgian Architecture, niche shopping and riverside meadows.
Oakham is a picturesque small English market Town. With historical sights, independent shops and a bustling street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Coffee shops & lunch eateries
Peterborough has fantastic train links from London through to Edinburgh. The journey times below are for trains directly from Peterborough. Trains from Oakham and Stamford go via Peterborough.