what a wonderful Christmas week - 2 adults plus an old dog. Waking up to sheep at the window every day - the bells of the Barrowden church; christingle at the church (what fun); fabulous villages that take your breath away and what food in wonderful country inns. The cottage was lovely - underfloor heating a boom in damp weather - it was the warmest of cottages - no negatives whatsoever. We sorted the offroad parking easily by parking on the very large unused path - in no-one's way - outside the cottage. We can't wait to book again for 2016. Thanks to Simon for his easy instructions and good advice. Happy 2016. ps no maconalds/kfc/burger king in the whole of Rutland - joy!!
A lovely secluded dog friendly garden looking onto open fields even though it was October the weather was very mild and we got to sit outside in the garden.
The village of Wakerley is a pretty place with a lovely pub (Exeter arms ) we walked to the nearby village and visited the village shop and had a coffee and sat in there lovely flowered garden and the people that came to the shop stopped and had a chat with us everyone was very friendly.
The roll too bath ladies I took my oils and I relaxed every night it was bril with the under floor heating my feet were lovely and warm.
We will returns to bumble bee
The cottage is small but for two people who like peace and tranquility it's very pleasant. The kitchen is rather restrictive in size but then so many cottages are similar and anyway we managed to cook many different meals successfully.
There's no parking place although one can place a car about 20m away, parked half on the pavement. Luckily the road is fairly quiet.
The "facilities" state that there's Sky TV and a TV recorder - there isn't. This didn't worry us though.
Great little place for two, everything you need has been thought of, nice secluded garden, had supper in the garden in december as its sheltered from any wind. The lovely roll top bath was a pleasure, the view great, the cottage is cosy and clean would recommend anytime, lots of walks nearby and the community shop in burrowden has every essential u could need plus lots of local produce. The only negative I could find was the car parking, you hav to park on the pavement, I only hav a little car so bumping up the kerb was not much fun. But all in all a lovely break !
This is a beautiful, well-equipped cottage set in peaceful, quiet countryside. It is in a small village, but within walking distance of the next village ( Barrowden) which boasts a very good pub, The Exeter Arms, which has it's own micro-brewery & serves delicious food, and an excellent community shop. The cottage has a private garden, ideal for dining & enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day. It is not overlooked , apart from the sheep in the field behind the cottage!! It is perfectly located for country walks, but there are plenty of places to visit close by. Ladies, take plenty of bubble bath cos you'll love the huge, free-standing roll top bath!!
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