*** February 2022 offers ***

31st Jan 2022 to 3rd Feb 2022: 3 nights for £130 / night
12th Feb to 20th Feb 2022: 5-night minimum stay for £150 / night
26th Feb to 1st March 2022: 3-night minimum stay for £160 / night.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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Complimentary welcome package

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Quick 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 £25 / dog charge.

welcome gift

On arrival we provide i) treats from The Larder Oakham & 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.

  •   Wow, what a special cottage! Fantastic hosts Steve and Hanri, gorgeous historic cottage with lots of homely touches, and all... read more

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      The Bee Cottage is beautiful and feels larger than the pictures. Steve was the perfect host, going the extra mile... read more

    thumb Anna

      This is a wonderful and beautiful place to stay. Rutland is extremely interesting too.

    thumb Liz
  •   This cottage is amazing.
    It has literally everything you could ever ask for.
    Lovely cottage in a lovely area... read more

    thumb Kevin

      Had an amazing stay in their beautiful cottage. As a city dweller was great to experience something different and get... read more

    thumb Josiah

      The Bees cottage is the perfect country get away. The five of us had a lovely winter stay, making the... read more

    thumb Helen
  •   Beautiful cottage, well equipped with everything you need for a short, or even a longer stay. It's in a great... read more

    thumb Martyn

      Relaxing stay in a great place with nice touches throughout

    thumb Andrew

      We had a very comfy stay in this lovely cottage full of homely thoughtful touches. The cottage is full of... read more

    thumb Louise
  •   Always a delight to return to Bee Cottage. The village location makes a holiday very easy. Rutland to explore on... read more

    thumb Alexandra

      We loved Bee Cottage- such a stylish, calm and well equipped holiday home, indoors and out. Perfect for a family... read more

    thumb Lisa

      Beautiful cottage in a great location, spent a lovely week there and would definitely stay again if we were returning... read more

    thumb Ian