We stayed at Barley Cottage because it is handy if you want to visit Stamford and Burghley House and not stay in town. Stephen and Philip couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly and as dog loving as we are (or nearly!). The cottage is small, but beautifully done up, if a little dark. The beds are comfortable, the cottage clean and a plentiful supply of hot water. The letting comes with access to a lovely garden, next to a church by a really pretty river and there is easy access to public footpaths for dog walking and leg stretching. The only draw back is that the cottage is only a few hundred yards from the A1 and therefore there was a lot of traffic noise. This should not have come as a surprise to me as it is clear from the map where the cottage is located, I just hadn't thought it through........so my fault. So, in summary, if you want a handy jumping off spot for the fabulous Burghley House and Stamford that is dog friendly, prettily situated, with charming hosts then this is the place for you. If you want somewhere quiet, maybe not
My colleagues and I stayed here on a work trip and after a 15 hour work day we arrived to a warm welcome from the guys. Went for a tour of the lovely grounds and took a much needed dip in the pool! All beds were incredibly comfy and we slept like babies ready for another big work day the next day. Water pressure was lush! Cottages were super cute! Will definitely be back if we work in the area again!
It was exactly what we needed to break from a hectic work week! Xoxo George
Most beautiful cottage, equipped to the highest standard, with everything you needed, even a cocktail shaker.
Owners were very accommodating.
Would love to visit again and perhaps stay longer.
We have just spent a short weekend at Barley cottage with our teenage sons. It was blissful! Very comfortable, every detail had been thought of (including lovely towels, comfy beds and soap everywhere - not the norm in rental cottages).
The location is quiet, charming and easily accessible and we adored our walk down by the river. Stephen went out of his way to accommodate our every need. Thank you. We will be back!
We are from the USA and we stayed at Barley Cottage for a few days. We had a truly wonderful, relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of our lives back home. We must compliment the venue, staff and location. It is quite unique and set in a beautiful rural river setting; truly English with a very old church next door. Lots of lovely country walks allowed us to recharge our batteries. Thanks guys; we hope to be back. x
This is such a beautiful location cottages are lovely cosy and welcoming and both Stephen and Phillip are amazing hosts nothing is ever too much trouble. Definitely recommend to all friends and definitely come and stay again.
Convenient location for Rutland Water. Beautiful cottages and gardens next to the river. The rooms were really comfortable and clean. Very friendly and helpful owners.