Holiday cottages in Rutland
The second smallest county in England (the City of Westminster is the smallest), Rutland is an undiscovered jewel which nestles between Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
The majority of the county comprises small villages and rural scenery, making it an ideal retreat or location for a relaxing break away from urban pressures and stresses. Pretty cottages made from limestone and Collyweston stone slate, traditional pubs and rural pursuits abound, so if you’re looking for the opportunity to wind down and enjoy the outdoors, Rutland is a superb choice.
Despite its landlocked location, Rutland has plenty to offer in the way of water as it has the largest artificial reservoir in the country, known as Grafton water. As well as being a haven for wildlife and a superb location for rambling and cycling, the reservoir is also used for wind surfing, canoeing and sailing. If you fancy trying any of these exciting activities, equipment and tuition is available from a number of local providers, so it’s a superb opportunity to have a go at something a little different whilst enjoying this amazing resource.
The only sizeable town in Rutland is Oakham. Here you can enjoy some excellent dining as well as stock up on locally produced foodstuffs which make self-catering an absolute pleasure. Many visitors chose to rent one of the charming cottages close by, then take advantage of the selection of fresh meats, vegetables and delicatessen products which are on offer at the bi-weekly market. With towns which are internationally renowned for their foodstuffs close by, such as Melton Mowbray, Rutland offers many opportunities to sample some of the very best traditional English dishes. For anyone looking for a holiday which provides chances to enjoy the simple things in life in clean, tranquil surroundings, Rutland is full of irresistible possibilities.