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Overview of Cosy Romantic Postbox Cottage

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

Cosy Romantic Postbox Cottage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRutland Water Country Park10 min walk
    Popular LocationRutland Water Nature Reserve11 min walk
    Popular LocationBarnsdale Gardens13 min drive
    AirportNottingham (NQT)63 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds

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

Cottage with kitchen, near Rutland Water Nature Reserve
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. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
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Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


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

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone


  • Sleeps 4



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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


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

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

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


This cottage is located in Oakham. 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. Barnsdale Gardens and The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rutland Water Country Park - 10 min walk
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve - 11 min walk
  • Oakham Castle - 12 min drive
  • Barnsdale Gardens - 13 min drive
  • The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Oakham Station - 12 min drive
  • Nottingham (NQT) - 63 min drive


  • The White Horse - 4 min drive
  • Fox and Hounds - 9 min drive
  • OK Diner - 9 min drive
  • Rutland Balti House - 11 min drive
  • Otters Fine Foods - 11 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Home from Home
Lovely cottage, well equipped , great location

5/5 Excellent

Charming cottage
This is a delightful cottage in the heart of an old village on the shores of Rutland Water and all its activities. Only 100 yards to walk to the pub! The owner made us feel very welcome with lovely touches like fresh flowers on the table, milk in the fridge and enough loo roll!! Despite dreadful weather we had a very happy time here.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic week over Christmas
My partner and I, and our grown up daughter, and our dogs, spent a fabulous week at Postbox Cottage. We have stayed at many cottages and flats over the country, and the world, and never been anywhere so well equipped. From stair gates to contain the dogs, treats and bowls and even towel and poo bags! To the amazingly equipped kitchen, even down to reusable bags for shopping, milk in the fridge and a bottle of fizz for Christmas Day. We were also really impressed with the file of information, especially the many walks (with photocopies so you could take them on the walk with you!). There was more than ample space in the cottage for us all, but probably the most notable for us was the comfort of the beds. A whole week of great sleep has made the holiday even more special for us. We couldn't recommend Postbox Cottage any more highly, in fact our daughter's friend was so impressed when facetiming that she plans to book in the coming weeks. Elizabeth really has pulled out all the stops and provided a fabulous retreat which we hope to return to soon.

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