We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Carrot Cottage, Broccoli Bottom”
Review of Broccoli Bottom

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Broccoli Bottom
Ranked #1 of 2 Manton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Carrot Cottage, Broccoli Bottom”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Recent visit to show three daughters where I used to roam and cycle in the late 40s and 50s. Ideal base, with facilities in the cottage excellent . Self catering for breakfasts and one evening meal, sitting out for beer or wine. We cycled mainly in Northamptonshire around the villages, still unspoilt. Lovely views in the evening walking the short distance to the pub, where food was very good. Final morning we did cycle on our own bikes around Rutland Water. Sally very welcoming and accommodating during our short stay. voted such a success the girls want to go back. As an exta for me there was a walk to the nearby deserted village site along the ridge with tranquil views each side.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank Fraser G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
It was our pleasure to have you and your lovely daughters staying with us at Broccoli Bottom. You got out and about and took advantage of all the local area has to offer. Hopefully you will be back to enjoy some more! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

220 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    200
    12
    8
    0
    0
See reviews for
60
101
5
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
uk
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

just come back from a lovely break at broccoli bottom rutland arrived early lettuce lodge was ready for us met sally and colin lovely bubbly people the cottage was well equiped very clean and a great patio to sit on and have a glass of wine we have two english pointers brooke and poppy who are very energetic we asked colin were to walk them he pointed us to the back paddock which was fenced off this was ideal to let them have a blast one of sallys dogs used to pop over and sit on the patio wall enjoying the company of ours couldnt have wished for a better place to stay lovely pub at end of lane nice food good access to rutland water close to fishing lodge and cycle hire we had a lovely bike ride with dogs round rutland water will defenitaly return to broccoli bottom as we were made most welcome through out our break many thanks once again to sally colin and boys
terry mandy brooke and poppy

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank tobymoore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
It was lovely chatting to you and seeing you have such a great time with us. It is very rewarding to hear such kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed at Broccoli Bottom farm during the Rutland Water Triathlon in June (and our 1st wedding anniversary!) and LOVED every minute of it! We hired Lettuce Lodge for 2 nights (miniumum booking) and whilst it's on the more expensive side of our budget for overnight stays, it was such a beautiful location and setting, with a lovely patio which gets sun from 10am right the way through to sunset over the gorgeous rolling hills - totally made up for the price! Sally is an asset to the place and we felt very welcome throughout. Only a 10 min drive from the gorgeous Rutland water and Barnsdale Hall hotel which is worth a visit just to walk round the incredible grounds! Lovely villages worth exploring nearby and The Horse & Jockey pub was only a 5 min walk from Broccoli Bottom and perfect for what we wanted - great food & wine! The accommodation is well equipped, very clean and set in perfect surroundings - what more could you want? We will definitely be returning next year. M & D x

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank traveller86vdb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Firstly.....well done for completing the triathlon and my offer of oxygen wasn't even needed!! So pleased you enjoyed staying with us......Lettuce Lodge has a lovely outlook and the weather was kind to you to enable you to enjoy it. Hope to see you both again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gourdon, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Brilliant Brocolli....stayed in Fennel Folly ,not huge but that is reflected in the price.....clean and comfortable. Perfectly located for Rutland water with a lovely pub within walking distance. Our hostess was helpful and nothing was to much trouble. Perfect for our short break.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank Jean D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. Fennel is lovely, especially with its new balcony. We are pleased you enjoyed your break and the location.......hopefully we lived up to your area of France......which is beautiful.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat, France
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Having spent a week at Broccoli Bottom in May we found our accommodation spacious and well equipped for the two of us, the bed was comfortable and afforded us great nights of sleep.It is a perfect location for exploring the Rutland countryside. Sally and her family made us most welcome and we will certainly be returning to B.B. on our trips to Rutland. Hope to be seeing you all again in the not too far distant future.

Room Tip: Parsnip Place is great for two people and over looks the fields from the private patio area.
See more room tips
Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Sue K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us......we certainly enjoyed chatting with you about France. We hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have just had a wonderful few days in Rutland staying in lettuce lodge! We particularly enjoyed having an evening drink on the patio overlooking fields. The bed was enormous and very comfortable and everywhere was spotless. Hope to see you again.

Have a lovely time and love to all xxx

  • Stayed May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jessicapeach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Broccoli! The patio at Lettuce is a lovely spot for evening drinks......we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

After visiting my grandma who was staying in lettuce lodge for 10 days I wanted to highlight one or two negatives that could easily be corrected.
The main problem was the size and location of the TV! In order to see the screen we had to perch on the end of the bed as it was not possible to see anything from either in the bed, or from the ONE armchair (the room is meant for 3 people). The screen measures 12 inches and is placed very high on the wall.
Other points would be -
lack of none slip matting in the bath and no hand rail. No shelf for toiletries.
A wardrobe full of cleaning aids (iron, ironing board, Hoover etc) leaving little room for clothes

The room it's self was very nice, however we would be reluctant to stay again unless changes were made.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Angelacb14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take all customer suggestions seriously and having brought it to our attention, I realise that viewing the T.V. from the single bed would be difficult. From the super king bed it is easier as it is directly on the wall at the bottom of the bed. It is high to avoid it being knocked, but I will be going off this week to purchase a larger T.V. for easy viewing.
Lettuce Lodge is a small studio usually having a couple or a couple and a child staying in it. It is one of our more popular properties with a high number of repeat guests. However, with hind sight, perhaps our other one bedroom ground floor property would have suited your grandma better.

With regard to the bath mat, I can only apologise....this should have been standard and an oversight by the housekeeper. I will ensure there is one in there immediately. I do wish you had come and spoken to us about it. We would have made sure you had one there straight away.

We would be delighted if you would come and stay with us again and I would personally make sure your visit was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Manton
3.3 mi away
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
Barnsdale Hall Hotel
#2 of 2 in Barnsdale
876 reviews
3.6 mi away
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
2.4 mi away
Hambleton Hall
Hambleton Hall
#1 of 1 in Hambleton
569 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.8 mi away
The Old Wisteria Hotel
3.0 mi away
Brook Whipper-In Hotel
3.7 mi away
Best Western Normanton Park Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Broccoli Bottom? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Broccoli Bottom

Property: Broccoli Bottom
Address: Brocoli Bottom Wing Road, Manton, Oakham LE15 8SZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Rutland > Oakham > Manton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Manton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Broccoli Bottom 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious Broccoli Bottom is set in Manton in the heart of Rutland. Three miles from Oakham, the county town of Rutland, and only three miles from Uppingham, a traditional market town and home to Uppingham School. Broccoli Bottom is the idyllic location for all your Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation. Rutland Water, with its fishing, walking, birdwatching, sailing and cycling attractions is within easy walking distance, as is our village inn. Birdwatchers will not want to miss the Red Kites and Barn Owl that frequently visit Broccoli Bottom. Ramblers routes are close by as are many restaurants, traditional pubs and hotels offering local fare and international cuisine. The road from Broccoli Bottom leads to many well known places including Burghley House, the historic town of Stamford, Belvoir and Rockingham Castles and Barnsdale Gardens. 5 mins to Rutland Sailing Club, The Bird Watching Centre, Cycle Hire & Rutland Fishing Lodge. We have free WIFI and have pet friendly accommodation available. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, LateRooms, Book Direct Rooms and Evoline ltd so you can book your Broccoli Bottom reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing