Cosy romantic Postbox Cottage

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Cosy romantic Postbox Cottage

Entire homePrivate host

Cosy romantic Postbox Cottage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Oakham, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRutland Water Nature Reserve11 min walk
  • Popular LocationBurghley House21 min drive
  • Popular LocationFotheringhay Castle26 min drive
  • AirportNottingham (NQT)56 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cosy romantic Postbox Cottage

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio
Built in the 1850s out of local limestone with a typical Rutland Colleyweston slate roof, Postbox Cottage has an array of original features. The doorway to the bakery has been preserved, as have the beams of the loft, now forming the bedrooms and bathrooms, and in the lounge the impressive stone wall has been left exposed.

The accommodation is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and dining area with south and west facing windows. There is a gas fired wood effect stove.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, iron, ironing board, electric kettle and toaster. Double doors lead out onto a secure courtyard complete with table and chairs so that you can enjoy alfresco dining.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, one double with en suite bathroom, and a twin room with separate bathroom with bath/shower over. Both rooms have large wardrobes.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Blender


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 4


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Cosy Romantic Postbox
Cosy Romantic Postbox Cottage Oakham
Cosy Romantic Postbox Cottage Cottage
Cosy Romantic Postbox Cottage Cottage Oakham

About this area


Located in Oakham, this cottage is in a rural area and on a lake. Browne's Hospital and Museum and John Clare Cottage are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Burghley House and Lyddington Bede House. Travelling with kids? Consider Barnsdale Gardens and The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre.

What's nearby

  • Rutland Water Country Park - 10 min walk
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve - 11 min walk
  • Lyndon Visitor Centre - 5 min drive
  • Burghley House - 21 min drive
  • Fotheringhay Castle - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Oakham Station - 12 min drive
  • Nottingham (NQT) - 56 min drive


  • The White Horse - 4 min drive
  • The Horse and Jockey - 7 min drive
  • Fox and Hounds - 9 min drive
  • Fox and Hounds - 9 min drive
  • George and Dragon - 11 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant mini-break
We spent a wonderfu long weekend at Postbox Cottage. The property is beautiful, spacious and clean. It was very well appointed with everything needed for a cosy, comfortable stay. Plenty of good eateries close by and stunning scenery. Highly recommended. Thank you.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect relaxation
A lovely cottage with everything you could need. A larger, smart TV would have been great but luckily we brought a firestick with us so were able to watch a movie of an evening . We loved walking around Rutland and enjoyed visiting Stamford on market day
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect for our requirements. Situated ideally for visiting different venues.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Dogs first holiday.
My wife and daughter and her partner and our dog molly had a great holiday in post office cottage. The cottage and area were superb and the unseasonal weather a bonus would definitely return. Rory m.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
Comfortable, homely, clean and full of character.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021