Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles square. The county has two historic market towns Oakham and Uppingham, and 54 beautiful villages spread across the rolling, rural landscape.
Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new; cycling along miles of traffic free paths, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, golf, a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Just a short walk down the avenue from Barnsdale Lodge is the late Geoff Hamilton's famous Barnsdale Gardens.
You can also enjoy the delightful individual shops at nearby Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, a visit to Burghley House or the events at Rockingham Speedway and Castle. Visit Discover Rutland or Hidden England's website for more details of local attractions and events.
How to find us.....
By Rail: Our nearest mainline station is Peterborough. Click here for train times and details. We can arrange transport from Peterborough Station to Barnsdale Lodge, prices start from £35.00 for up to 4 people.
By Air: Our nearest commercial airports are East Midlands (38 miles) and Stansted (79 miles). We also have a helicopter landing facility, co-ordinates are Longitude 000° 39° 29° W Latitude 052° 40° 27° N
By Road:From Oakham, take the A606 towards Stamford and Barnsdale Lodge is approximately 3 miles on the left hand side. From London, take the A606 exit towards Oakham for approximately 5 miles and Barnsdale Lodge is on the right hand side after the village of Whitwell. Click here for a route planner, using postcode LE15 8AH as the destination.
Click here for a map of the area