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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. Cottesmore Village was recently feature in a Rutland Pride article in March 2022. 

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.

Rest assured, there will always be something to do in Rutland county & year on year it’s becoming more recognised.

Within 10 minutes of Cottesmore

The three areas below offer plenty of things to see and do. Here's a quick overview...

Rutland Water

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.

Things to do and see

The local area around Cottesmore has plenty of Activities on offer to satisfy every member of the family


Rutland and Stamford areas have plenty of options to enjoy a meal, whether it be Michelin star of family and dog friendly eateries. Below is just a quick link list to some favourites.

A bit further afield - but not too far

Situated in central England means that the village of Cottesmore is a great base from which to explore plenty of beauty spots and activities on a day trip. Here are a few suggestions.

By train

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.