Welcome to the Bee Cottage Rutland.

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 Sun Inn village pub and a single village shop. With plenty of activities to keep visitors of all ages busy around Rutland Water, the Bee Cottage Rutland is the ideal place where visitors can relax and put their feet up after busy days exploring England’s smallest county.

With Rutland county now becoming more popular to the rest of the UK, our experiences, walks, local attractions, family activities and shop’s nearby – Cottesmore village is a good place to relax and take it all in.

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

 Summer Availability

***  JULY – 3 to 6 night stays available (as below) ***

Saturday 9th July to Thursday 14th July – £150 / night (3 to 5 night stay)
Sunday 17th July to 23rd July – £170 / night (5 or 6 night stay)

***  august  ***

Saturday 30th July to Saturday 6th August – £180 / night (7 night stay only)
Saturday 20th August to Saturday 27th August – £180 / night (7 night stay only)
Saturday 27th August to Wednesday 31st August – £200 / night (4 night stay only)


WANT to know more about our Rutland county?

From local characters, events due, art galleries, weddings, churches, history, kitchen dishes and local wildlife…the Rutland Pride & Rutland Living magazine’s will cover a number of stories about the countries smallest county.

Read into the past few months and you’ll see what is available in the smallest county in England through Rutland Living free online & Rutland Pride free online.
What about Cottesmore village itself?  If you were looking for somewhere to live and relax, Cottesmore village is certainly a quiet location, “You can come into the village and just live quietly…”, says John Meara (Vice Chairman of the Parish Council).
Perhaps, even you’d prefer a Platinum Celebration Tea on 2nd May or 
Live musical theatre event at Kilworth House later on in July 2022 or early August.

The bee cottage map of rutland!

We’ve designed a new map of Rutland area including our favourite places to visit.  Download your free copy below.

To book the bee cottage rutland, or to ask questions, please get in touch…

Complimentary welcome package

Guests are welcomed to the cottage with…

Quick overview


We welcome up to two well-behaved dogs at the Bee Cottage Rutland. 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 £25 / dog charge.

Contact us

If you contact us, we'll do our best to
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welcome gift

On arrival we provide:
Treat's from local shop & 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.

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