In front of this attractive and spacious early Victorian former Coach House on the edge of Rutland Water stands a beautiful weeping willow tree encircled by a gravel drive.
In the spring, snowdrops, crocuses, scillas and aconites show their brilliance in the pale sunshine. The gardens and paddock extend to almost 3 acres, with views over Rutland water and the Normanton church.
Cecilie Ingoldby is a fine cook who likes to dine with her guests whenever possible. She has lived in many countries and has many friends from overseas. She loves her home and is delighted to share it with others.
Her friendly and relaxed home has a log fire in the drawing room, a sunny conservatory and an elegant dining room. Lovingly decorated bedrooms are made up with fine bed linen on very comfortable beds. All have their own bathrooms and enjoy wonderful views.
Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe, covering some 3100 acres. It was completed in 1977 to supply up to 65 million gallons of water per day to the growing cities of the East Midlands. The reservoir is in the centre of Rutland, England's smallest county and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling. At the northern end of the reservoir there is a nature reserve with a large number of bird hides.
England's smallest county Rutland is bounded west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire and southeast by Northamptonshire. It's greatest length north to south is 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles.
The Area is rich in history with market towns of Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham all within 5 miles. Rutland is a "mini-Cotswolds" with thatched cottages, winding country lanes, gentle rolling hills and fine pubs serving good food. There is also an excellent golf course nearby and a sailing club.
Rutland has several towns and villages of architectural and historic interest. The town of Stamford is said to be one of the most beautiful stone-built towns in England. Remains of medieval town walls can still be seen along with several splendid stone churches.
Rates : From £40 to £45 per person per night.
Children are welcome.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.