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.

 September 2022 deal


***  Last four days available in September  ***

 Saturday 17th September to Wednesday 21st September – £480
***New terms and conditions apply this week.  Please contact us to discuss***


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
respond as soon as possible.

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.

  •   Wonderful, well equipped cottage in an excellent location. Ideal for exploring Rutland water and surrounding countryside.

    thumb Ben

      Wonderful character cottage- beautifully decorated and great little outdoor dining area out the back. We all slept very comfortably.
    Great location for exploring the area. Appreciated the little personal... read more

    thumb Tiffany

      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bee. Steve and Hanri were fabulous hosts. The cottage is quaint and tastefully decorated. We appreciated the biscuits and Stanley says thanks for... read more

    thumb Jill
  •   Very good property and dog friendly house., love it and will come back annual.

    thumb Timothy

      A beautiful characterful cottage in an ideal location to explore all that Rutland has to offer. The cottage is comfortably and thoughtfully furnished throughout, creating a restful and cosy environment.... read more

    thumb Colette

      It's a really lovely old cottage, tastefully modernised inside but retaining plenty of period character. Check-in was easy, and communication with the hosts was excellent. One of our best ever... read more

    thumb David
  •   This is a fantastic place to stay in a lovely setting. We had a great stay thank you!

    thumb Alex

      What a wonderful place! Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Our hosts were great and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was a lovely experience. Would definitely recommend

    thumb David

      Thoughtful, helpful and kind hosts. Lovely, cosy cottage

    thumb Divyan
  •   Beautiful, well appointed cottage with lovely quirky details. Steve and Hanri were very quick to respond to queries and the welcome package was lovely. It’s a wonderful area for dogs... read more

    thumb Kate

      Fantastic cottage with everything you need for a cozy stay. Highly recommend

    thumb Hamish

      A warm and cosy cottage perfectly positioned for all that Rutland has to offer. Perfect hosts - excellent communication and everything as stated. Exceptionally clean and tidy. Excellent chippy... read more

    thumb Robin