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Halliday's Folly

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
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Halliday's Folly, named as such by locals a hundred and fifty years ago, is a unique and historic building built in 1850 by Thomas Charity Halliday, a stonemason and corn merchant. Thomas Halliday restored and repaired churches all over the country and was in the habit of returning home with fragments of medieval stonemasonry which with which he decorated his workshop. Back in the day Mr. Halliday was a successful man employing some 47 men and 4 boys. His son, Samuel Fancourt Halliday was a one time mayor of Stamford. The Folly has been recently restored and converted into two spacious holliday cottages. The first has two bedrooms each with ensuite facilities, a large kitchen, living room with sofa bed creating additional sleeping space which has separate shower room. The second is ...Halliday's Folly, named as such by locals a hundred and fifty years ago, is a unique and historic building built in 1850 by Thomas Charity Halliday, a stonemason and corn merchant. Thomas Halliday restored and repaired churches all over the country and was in the habit of returning home with fragments of medieval stonemasonry which with which he decorated his workshop. Back in the day Mr. Halliday was a successful man employing some 47 men and 4 boys. His son, Samuel Fancourt Halliday was a one time mayor of Stamford. The Folly has been recently restored and converted into two spacious holliday cottages. The first has two bedrooms each with ensuite facilities, a large kitchen, living room with sofa bed creating additional sleeping space which has separate shower room. The second is a spacious studio apartment with fully fitted kitchen, bedroom area, living room with sofa bed, shower room. The outside space makes the best of this iconic building, also providing a private garden, patio areas and adequate off road parking. Greetham is a working village three miles from Rutland Water, eight miles from Stamford and surrounded by beautiful and interesting places to visit such as Barnsdale Gardens made famous by TV gardener, Geoff Hamilton. The village boasts two award winning pubs, The Wheatsheaf and The Plough. Both offering excellent menus together with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.More
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About the Owner
Sue J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
Sue lives on site and is therefore available if guests need anything or have questions. She does however prefer guests to find her there if they need her but otherwise out of sight. On occasions when she is not available then guests will be provided with contact details of a local person who will be available if needed. There is an enclosed garden adjacent to the barns which is for the exclusive use of guests to the Folly.
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Reviewed 11 March 2019

This is a very comfortable, warm and well designed cottage within a great little village. Our group enjoyed the light and airy space, sociable kitchen and number of bathrooms. Amenities were good and the owner was both accommodating and friendly.More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank GilesD41
sue J, VR Owner at Halliday's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

Hi Giles, thank you for your review. That is much appreciated. As a person from the generation who grew up with boys who invariably dropped towels, clothes etc. on the floor then I am suitably both proved wrong and very appreciative of the way you...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Halliday's Folly was one of the hidden gems that we found in the countryside of Rutland Water, in a village called Greetham 12 minute drive from Oakham! We stayed 3 nights for the annual Bird Fair in the smaller barn that has been restored to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank chooza
sue J, VR Owner at Halliday's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Shohba and Janhavi, Thank you for your wonderful review. I truly enjoyed having you both to stay and I hope you will return. I shall show your review to Scott and Carol at the Wheatsheaf - am going there tonight. sue

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were so pleased when we arrived to find such a lovely home with all the amenities, but the added treat was that every room had a (new) bathroom, there was a good flow of heat throughout the house, and the beds were all large...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank winenutt
sue J, VR Owner at Halliday's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you Lynne for your very positive review. I do try hard to get things right for my guests and it’s great to hear that I seem to have got it right. Pleasedo feel confident to recommend Halliday’s Folly as This will always be my...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

We have just returned from a long weekend from this property which is one of the best we have stayed in. The cottage is very clean and tidy with all modern amenities. Sue, the owner is very welcoming and was on hand if we needed...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank andrew r
sue J, VR Owner at Halliday's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

thank you Andrew for your very positive review. I really do hope you will all come back - hopefully when the weather is better. sue

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Halliday's Folly is a really great cottage, finished to a high standard and with very comfortable beds! Greetham is a lovely village and there are two pubs and a village shop within walking distance. Perfectly positioned to explore Rutland water and Oakham. We cycled to...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank marknjenny2016
sue J, VR Owner at Halliday's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Mark and Jenny, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm always so pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay, both in my cottage and also in Rutland which is a beautiful county. I hope you will come again. Best wishes Sue

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Safe
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Greetham is a lovely village. Just five minutes off the A1 it's very easy to get to and is also a great place from which to explore Rutland. Both pubs in the village are within very easy walking distance and both are excellent. The Wheatsheaf is the larger of the two and has a designated restaurant area. Plough is also great. Menu is varied and the chef has done fine dining in the past so quality is very good. They do a daily menu for which they do two meals for £15.00 week nights. Fish and chips on Fridays. Also very good is full English breakfast served until 11am Saturdays for £5.00 per head. Extra large for £7.50 but I can’t even eat all of the regular size. Friday night in the Plough is ‘locals night' and can be great fun.
How to get there
Greetham is just a few minutes off the A1. The exit is the B668 signed Oakham, Greetham, Stretton. From the North the slip road comes to a roundabout. Take the 3rd exit off the slip road and at the next roundabout take the first exit and turn left and follow the road into the village. You will pass the Wheatsheaf pub on your left. Take the 3rd right turn into Great Lane. (If you come the the Plough pub you have gone too far). As you turn into Great Lane the first gates on your left lead into the Folly car park. From the South turn left off the slip road and follow directions into the village as from North. From Oakham you will pass through Cottesmore then a couple of miles further on you will come into Greetham. You will pass the Plough pub on your right. Take 2nd left into Great Lane where you will see gates on your left.
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