Welcome to Rutland Cottages

Nestled on the north shore of Rutland Water, Rutland Cottages is a luxury hideaway in the small village of Whitwell. We offer a warm, contemporary style with some fine, old-fashioned hospitality.

Our spacious rooms have been renovated to the highest standard, while many of the quirky original features have been preserved. Each room is unique but all offer plenty of special extras to ensure that you have a truly luxurious stay in a very relaxed atmosphere. It is very important to us that our guests are happy and enjoy their break.

Breakfast is a feast of local products, all sourced from within 25-miles. After a day exploring the Water and all it has to offer, come back to the perfect place to unwind - enjoy an evening drink in our beautiful garden or curl up in incredibly comfortable beds.

We are extremely proud of our breathtaking surroundings on Rutland Water, a nature reserve that is quite unlike any other. Rutland Cottages is a ten- minute walk from the shore - for cycling, water sports etc. Burghley House and historic market towns of Oakham and Stamford are all within ten-minutes or so. London is only a 50-minute fast train away.

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Rutland Cottages offers a fantastic opportunity to stay in an exclusive location, sleeping up to 12, the night before and the night of your wedding. Although we do not have a wedding licence, we are often asked if the bride and her entourage can get ready for the wedding and leave from Farmhouse Cottage (our main house). If you are interested in using us for your wedding weekend, our wedding package offers you exclusive use of The Hide, The Nest and The Linney. Additionally, by separate agreement, there are three spacious individually furnished ensuite rooms in the main house, as well as use of the public areas of the house and the garden.

We are perfectly situated for weddings taking place at Normanton Church, nearby Rutland villages as well as All Saints' Church, Stamford

Find us

Rutland Cottages @ Farmhouse Cottage
7 Main Road, Whitwell, Rutland
LE15 8BW

Transport links:

Rail: Stamford, Oakham or Peterborough
Airports: East Midlands, Birmingham, Stansted, Luton: 1hr 20
Directions: sat nav will take you to The Noel Arms Pub which is almost opposite!

Google maps will (unhelpfully!) take you to Empingham which is the next village, one mile away.

We are the first house on the left as you enter Whitwell from Empingham.

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