Having searched on line for a place to stay I chose 2 Chapel Lane because it looked well presented and ideally placed for Rutland Water and surrounding towns and villages. I'm fussy and it didn't disappoint. The cottage and village are delightful. The cottage was immaculate and tastefully furnished. The beds were comfortable with high quality linen. Towels, hand soap, hairdryer, tea towel and dvds were all provided. The village has two pubs within walking distance, one with lovely restaurant. There are lovely walks around village. Location perfect for Rutland Water and Stamford. Booking process simple and efficient. Would certainly recommend.
A really beautiful cottage in a lovely village with an epic local pub! The cottage was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for a girly weekend away, including a huge selection of DVDs, lovely bathroom and cosy bedrooms. Gillian was such a dream to deal with when booking the cottage and has even posted back possessions we'd left at the cottage. The Railway pub is a 20 second walk from the cottage and is a great drinking pub, really friendly staff and well worth a vist. Stamford was a 10 minute drive away, or you can order a really cheap taxi if you wanted to visit a few bars in Stamford. Would without a doubt recommend Two Chapel Lane to anyone and everyone! We will definitely be back.
At £175 a night we were expecting a superb luxury high standard of cottage and the pictures on the website on the surface make it look nice, so we were really disappointed when we got there. Unfortunately, the cleanliness, standard of living in the cottage and customer service issues, didn't meet with expectation. We felt we had definitely overpaid for this cottage. The key was not in the safe box for when we arrived as the cleaner had removed it even though we were told it would be there and they should know we were coming. We had to stand around outside for a while and find signal for a phone call which was not what we wanted to do after a long car journey. However, the owner was apologetic and did come within 20 minutes.
In addition, the cleaner also failed to replace toilet roll and although we were advised of this by e mail on day of going, would expect them to sort it out for us rather than tell us we had to buy our own.
For £175 a night there was a lack of attention to detail and several items in the cottage that were lacking or desperately needed replacing. Some of these were thin mattress and could feel springs, washing up liquid had been really watered down which seems silly to try to save money on such a small thing, outside table and chairs very worn and no seat pads available, sun brolley very old, dirty and worn & wooden pole split, mould on seal around bath, bin in bathroom very rusty, cutlery and utensils in kitchen worn and needed replacing, plus overall it was generally grubby and not cleaned properly. On the plus side the courtyard patio has a really nice view of the church and looks nice at night when lit up and is in a very pretty village. It was to celebrate a birthday so unfortunately the many issues for the high price spoiled our holiday, especially when we had looked at other nice cottages for only £80 a night although already booked up.
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