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“Cosy, quirky, comfortable and just perfect.”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Oakham, Rutland, England

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40annek
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Cosy, quirky, comfortable and just perfect.”
Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Just home from a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. So comfortable, full of antiques and interesting bits and pieces. Lovely lounge, huge bedroom and a delightful little courtyard which is a perfect suntrap for a BBQ or quiet afternoon with a G&T and a book. Great local pub within 5 minutes walking distance; excellent food there - steak night - 2 steaks with all the trimmings, plus a bottle of decent wine - £20. Rutland Water, just about 8/10 minutes drive is beautiful and worth several trips. Barnsdale gardens are a must; 39 gardens, all created by the TV gardener, Geoff Hamilton, and only 5 minutes drive from the cottage. Julia and Martin are wonderful hosts - there if you need them but never interfering. All in all a perfect week, and one we hope to do again. Thank you Julia and Martin.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Hard to say, but the overall comfort of the cottage, the big log fire and just everything.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Thank you both for taking the time to post such a great review & kind comments. We are delighted that you had a perfect week & enjoyed Sticky End, as well as the beautiful Rutland & Stamford area.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sticky End, or indeed Little Thatch (Seaton) or Autumn Cottage (Preston), our other two thatched cottages here in Rutland.

Best regards, Julia & Martin.
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JENCHEADL...
Cheadle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Good location,handy for Rutland water,local bakery,oakham and about 45 mins from Leicester.lovely cottage full of antiques,yet feeling homely.every need catered for.would definitely recommend this rental

Date of stay: December 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2016
Thanks for your kind & positive feedback & delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Sticky End over New Year week.
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KarKen275
Poole
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Prettiest and most romantic cottage imaginable!”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at Sticky End for three nights en route to our holiday in the Peak District. All the pictures do not do credit to the beautiful cosy cottage. It really is breathtaking inside beautiful cosy furnishings and wonderful antiques and historic items. It has a lovely kitchen, the lounge is warm and comfortable with the little library full of old books and everyting you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. Extensive selection of cds dvds and games if it rains! Upstairs the collection of teddy bears and toys brought a nostalgic tear to the eye. Martin was very helpful and charming. The village is lovely with a pub with a cinema and an amazing bakery around the corner and close to Rutland Water and Barnsdale gardens. It really is perfect and we will be back as soon as possible!

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: attention to detail and high quality furnishings
Liked least: having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind & positive feedback following your recent stay at Sticky End. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future, either back at Sticky End or to one of our other charming Rutland luxury thatched cottages, Little Thatch in Seaton or Autumn Cottage in Preston. Martin & Julia
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Stephen B
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great cottage in super location”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The cottage is fantastic, well set out and excellently equipped, a real home from home. I loved the antiques, and bits and pieces, although it was a bit "cluttered" on some of the surfaces, which I thought was a bit impractical, but that’s just a personal opinion and me probably being too practical. The location of the cottage is great for all the main towns and markets, and some fantastic walks in glorious countryside are only a few moments’ drive away. The Sun pub in the village is great for a beer and some good honest pub food, and is only a short walk away, as is the village store. There are many great pubs in the villages around Cottesmore, many at the start and end of a good walk. We can't recommend this cottage more highly.

Date of stay: September 2015
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind & positive feedback following your stay at Sticky End. The antiques & curios are all part of the charm of the cottage, which we have deliberately tried to make an extension of our home. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future, either back at Sticky End or to one of our other charming Rutland luxury thatched cottages, Little Thatch in Seaton or Autumn Cottage in Preston. Martin & Julia
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ScubaGirl...
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely charming”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

While "charming" has a very twee connotation, it is the only word that describes this little gem adequately. This cottage is full of delightful little treasures, lovingly collected and displayed by the owners. The "library" was our favourite!
It also is the best stocked holiday home we have EVER stayed in. The owners seem to have thought of everything you could possibly need, starting with a pint of milk and ending with cotton buds!
We had a great time and will certainly be back.

Date of stay: September 2015
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Sep 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay during Burghley Horse Trials and are very grateful to you for taking the time to post your kind feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Martin & Julia
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B_and_C_W...
West Sussex
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
““Sticky End” A Delightful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have had a wonderful week based at “Sticky End” holiday cottage in Cottesmore.
“Sticky End” is a delightful thatched cottage, full of interest, clean, and relaxing. It is extremely well equipped with everything provided for a comfortable stay.
Martin and Julia welcomed us on arrival and were friendly and helpful.
The cottage is conveniently based for exploring the lovely Rutland countryside and surrounding areas – with many places to visit.
We enjoyed a very warm week and spent our days exploring the area, with the added pleasure of returning to “Sticky End” at the end of the day. Particularly relaxing was sitting in the pretty little garden with a drink listening to the trickling sound of the water feature.
A wonderful stay and we hope to return again.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Having breakfast in Kitchen/Breakfast room with stable door half open listening to the birds in the cottage garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your positive feedback & for being model guests! It was a pleasure to meet you both & delighted that you enjoyed both the cottage & the Rutland area. Glad you appreciated the old French urinal fountain too! We very much hope to welcome you back to Sticky End, or indeed one of our other Rutland thatched cottages, Little Thatch in Seaton near Uppingham which you saw, or our new property, Autumn Cottage in the nearby village of Preston, before too long.
Warm regards, Martin & Julia.
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Liz F
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Well-Equipped very comfortable and delightful thoughtful touches”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Sticky End for Christmas 2014. The cottage is very clean, warm, well equipped and very comfortable. Martin and Julia had thought of everything including decorated Christmas Tree and decorations and of course Mince Pies to make our stay home from home! We even had snow on Boxing Day which made the cottage and village look magical.

Date of stay: December 2014
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Liked best: Comfort and well equipped
Liked least: Bathroom on ground floor
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jan 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind & positive feedback following your stay at Little Thatch over Christmas week. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future, either back at Sticky End or to one of our other charming thatched cottages near Uppingham, Little Thatch in Seaton & Autumn Cottage in Preston (new & open for bookings in Spring 2015). Martin & Julia
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