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“Just a little care would make it better”
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Large private secluded property.
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Large private secluded property.
Off street parking for several cars. TV lounge area and log burner.
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Very good
25 reviews
Large private secluded property.
Off street parking for several cars.
TV lounge area and log burner.
Lounge dining area and exit to patio and garden.
Very large family dining table.
Spacious modern kitchen.
Spacious modern kitchen.
Spacious modern kitchen.
First floor double room.
First floor double room en suite.
One of two identical twin rooms.
WC and laundry.
Entrance and lobby.
Lobby to first floor.
Long private drive.
Breakfast dining area.
Lounge to Kitchen
Off street parking for several cars.
Established secluded garden.
Historic village of Cottesmore.
Rutland Water nearby.
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Cottesmore, Rutland, England

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Very good - based on 25 reviews
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bradders2...
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Just a little care would make it better”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is my first review with negative comments. I stayed with the person who booked the cottage. As a house for a reunion it was great for its room and location, but as others have said with a little more care it would be better. I thought that the lack of a proper shower on the first floor due to a fault not being rectified during our visit was bad service; the oven did not appear to work (on fan did not reach more than 135); wall soap dishes were broken as were coat hooks. You could not seat 8 in the living room sofas unless you were all slim. Driving in was OK but turning round and reversing was difficult especially with overgrown bushes. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay

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Liked best: The roominess and location
Liked least: Small faults that did not make it a good experience
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2015
The instructions for using the cooker are in a prominent location near the the appliance and in the Guest information book. All guests have the caretakers telephone number for any problems during their stay. Unfortunately the shower part had to be ordered and was out of our control. The soap dish was easily fixed and the caretaker could have done this if he had been notified while the guests were there. There are alternative chairs available. if there are large parties.
The shrubs bordering the driveway are kept tidy, and were not overgrown as suggested.
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batleymik...
Batley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great value for money!”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Amazing value for money. Lots of room for large groups. Ideally placed for lots of stately homes/national trust properties/Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mobrey (for great pies)/ Rutland Water.
Would recommend.

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Liked best: Location, amount of space.
Liked least: Surrounded by trees that cut out the sun
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Alison G
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place, a few tweaks would make it brilliant”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

Lovely house, great location and close to lots of lovely places, particularly Rutland Water. Comfy beds, nice decor and good facilities. Particularly impressed with Roger, the caretaker/manager being kind enough to lend us his excellent BBQ for the weekend :-)

There were a few downsides - noisy heating, fridge far too small for 9 people for a weekend (repeated comments about this on TA and in the guest book - why not put an extra one in the garage?) and the garden was a bit tired. Could also do with some better appliances, particularly knives, in the kitchen.

Overall a great weekend, and we mention the negatives because most of them would be so easy to fix. Thanks for a fab stay!

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Ann C
Beverley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great family house but needs some TLC”
Reviewed 31 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We booked the house for a long weekend with our children and grandchildren. Although we enjoyed our stay, a few improvements would have made it so much better. The house hadn't been prepared very well i.e. One of the bathrooms didn't have toilet paper, one bedside lamp didn't have a bulb in, the windows were filthy and disappointingly, there wasn't any fresh milk provided( the first cottage we have stayed in where there wasn't a welcome pack, just some left over teabags from the previous occupants!)
The garden was large and secure and although the grass needed cutting, the main worries were broken steps and loose tiles on a low wall. We had 4 little boys under 5yrs with us and we couldn't let them outside without constant supervision. It seems that some very small changes would mean this house would have an excellent rating rather just good. Just one other thing! A safety gate for the spiral staircase would have been appreciated!

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Liked best: Suitable for a large family group
Liked least: Poor preparation of the garden area and noisy plumbing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Bryan C
Wallingford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great base to explore the Rutland area.”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This property suited the needs of my family throughout our stay. There is ample to keep the kids occupied while recharging the batteries for the next days activities. The property layout was exceptional value for money compared to others we have stayed in, easily accommodating 7 of us and 3 dogs in a very comfortable setting. Local amenities include a reasonably priced petrol station, small shop, pub and fish and chip shop, all within 2 minutes of the cottage. Rutland water is a breeze to get to and local towns are a 20 minute trip in the car. The car is highly recommended if you want to get around Rutland and explore.

In summary, great value for money in an impressive cottage with plenty to do in the local area.

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Liked best: Ease of access to local amenities.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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