A hidden gem: England's smallest county


Explore Rutland

With two bustling market towns and many picturesque villages, Rutland truly is an idyllic rural getaway. Whilst our hotel enjoys a peaceful countryside location, we do enjoy good transport links being seven miles west of the A1, a 15-minute taxi ride from Stamford train station and just one hour from East Midlands Airport.

Miles of cycleways and footpaths will take you through breathtaking countryside and provide stunning vistas, and its rich past has left us with a treasure trove of historic buildings with interesting features and fascinating stories to tell.

Around Rutland

Oakham & Uppingham

Bustling with activity, Oakham & Uppingham are pretty, traditional English market towns in the heart of Rutland. Oakham is the proud current holder of the much-coveted 'Britain in Bloom' award - we recommend enjoying a leisurely stroll through the market stalls on a Wednesday or Saturday) selling delicious local produce. Uppingham is well-known for its antiques and its school with some famous names having attended.

Rutland Water

With its water sports facilities, nature reserves and miles of cycleways and footpaths, Rutland Water is the perfect place to relax and do as much - or as little - as you like in beautiful surroundings.


With 600 listed limestone buildings including five medieval churches, Stamford is a Georgian market town that truly deserves its description as "the finest stone town in England" by Sir Walter Scott. Make sure you take a visit to the 12th century St Leonard's Priory, and explore the 'Town Trail', which will take you on a historic tour through the old passageways, lanes and market squares. Pride and Prejudice was also filmed here.

Barnsdale Lodge is ideally located in Rutland, just...


miles from Oakham


miles from Stamford


miles from Uppingham


metres from Rutland Water