Overview of Situated on the Burghley Estate, The Dairy Offers Luxury Accommodation for up to 20 Guests

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In-room dining
10 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet
10 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet
TV, fireplace

Entire home

10 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 20

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationStamford Meadows6 min drive
    Popular LocationBrowne's Hospital and Museum6 min drive
    Popular LocationBurghley House7 min drive
    AirportLeicester (QEW-Leicester Train Station)61 min drive

Space details

10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 20
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 king bed
Bedroom 9
2 single beds
Bedroom 10
1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

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

Situated on the Burghley Estate, The Dairy Offers Luxury Accommodation for up to 20 Guests

Historic holiday home in Stamford
The Dairy is comprised of two wings named Cecil Cottage and Exeter Cottage, making it ideal for a group of friends, family reunions and all manner of celebrations including wedding parties. Wherever possible, original features from the dairy have been kept and reused along with the introduction of some antique paintings, prints and furniture from the collections at Burghley House. Award-winning interior designer, Thomas Hamel, has created spectacular dining and living spaces enjoying open fires and wonderful views. Every room has the advantage of an en-suite bathroom with deep bath tubs and walk-in showers. There is space for your dogs and an enclosed garden. The Dairy is within walking distance of Burghley House which offers a full calendar of events and facilities. These include concerts, country fairs and food markets, car rallies, the Burghley Film festival and the world class Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The Orangery Restaurant, is open most days from mid-January to Christmas and while the park around the House is accessible all year during daylight hours, the House and Gardens can be enjoyed from mid-March until November. Guests at the Dairy will have privileged access through the park and be able to walk down the 18th Century drive known as 'Capability's Cutting' to the beautiful Lion Bridge and across the lake, one of Brown's most iconic landscape features. This holiday at a glance Sleeps 20 guests Two master bedrooms with en-suites. Four family bedrooms with double or twin beds, en-suite facilities and a mezzanine twin bedroom. Front and rear gardens. Access to the Burghley Estate's Capability Brown landscaped grounds and parkland. WiFi. Parking for ten vehicles. Children and infants welcome. Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog). Minimum stay of two nights. Additional features Extraordinary views of Burghley House and its surrounding parkland. Two open fires and wood burning stove. French windows leading from Exeter to an enclosed garden. Two open plan kitchen and living areas. Dining table seating 20 guests can be set up in the Exeter dining area. Two gas hob and ovens, three fridge/freezers, three dishwashers and two microwaves. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Three televisions with Freeview and Satellite channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime. A selection of books and board games are available for guests to use during their stay. Two highchairs and two cots. All-weather rattan garden furniture. Attractions and nearby amenities Burghley is one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in England. Whilst still a family home, the House is open to the public from March to October. Burghley also hosts the Garden of Surprises, a modern oasis of flowing water and fountains perfect for children to splash in, and the Contemporary Sculpture Garden which mixes beautiful landscape gardens with innovative sculptures. St Martin's church, the interior of the church houses the tombs of the Cecil family, the most renowned of whom is William Cecil who died in 1598. He was the Lord High Treasurer of England during the reign of Elizabeth I and responsible for building Burghley House. Stamford is just over a mile from the Dairy, a beautiful and historic market town, popularly voted one of the top places to live in the UK. Stamford is a thriving place, with numerous independent and high quality restaurants and shops and a bustling market on Fridays. Plenty of entertainment is available at the Arts Centre. Built in 1768, it is one of the oldest provincial theatres in England and hosts many events throughout the year, from films and stand-up comedy, to willow weaving workshops. Slightly further afield, Rutland Water, 10 miles to the west, is one of Europe's largest reservoirs and is now a haven for fishing, cycling, sailing and wildlife, and rolling countryside with picturesque villages all round. Burghley is within Hidden England, a treasure trove of great family days out and activities, combined with some of England's most stunning heritage sites, including Belvoir Castle, Peterborough Cathedral, Grimsthorpe Castle, Rockingham Castle and Easton Walled Gardens. Guests enjoying a weekend booking have free complimentary membership to Burghley Park Golf Club, which came into being in 1890 and has since developed into one of the most pleasing and enjoyable parkland courses in the country. The facilities include an 18 native grassland links course, a driving range, and clubhouse with restaurant and bar. Weekday guests have unlimited discounted green fees. The Dairy is situated within the Burghley Park a short stroll from Burghley House and on the edge of Stamford in Lincolnshire, just 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1. Regular train services run from London King's Cross to Peterborough and take a little over 50 minutes.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. This accommodation has kitchens with kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 10 spaces)


  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 10 bedrooms


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 20



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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

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About this area


This holiday home is located in Stamford. Thorpe Wood Golf Course and Priors Hall Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rutland Water Nature Reserve and Rutland Water Country Park. Barnsdale Gardens and The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre are also worth visiting. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cycling nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stamford Meadows - 6 min drive
  • Browne's Hospital and Museum - 6 min drive
  • Burghley House - 7 min drive
  • John Clare Cottage - 15 min drive
  • St. Mary and All Saints - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Stamford Station - 5 min drive


  • The Bull and Swan - 4 min drive
  • Zada Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Cloisters - 5 min drive
  • The Fine Food Store - 5 min drive
  • No1 Kitchen - 5 min drive
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5/5 Excellent

Relaxing, lovely, private.
Can't say enough, it is beautiful far better than we dreamed of.

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