The hotel also has lodges across the road from the main building down a gated gravel drive..I'd stay here any day over a classic hotel room.
We stayed in the one called Whitwell..Like a huge 3 bedroom shed but very tastefully done..could do with AC on hot nights but we survived..3 double bedrooms & one shower room, 1 bathroom. The beds are all single pushed together which is a bummer as you feel the join, the mattresses are too soft for me too..but this is a personal thing..no toppers...the rooms have about 60cm/2ft around a double bed so noir huge but I'd still prefer to stay here than a hotel.
Good kitchen & reasonably well equipped..you need to request a maid..if you need the place cleaned or bins emptied etc..
Freeview TV's x 2 one in the lounge & the second in the Master bedroom.
BBQ outside on the patio with a picnic table & chairs too.
Two couples could easily have a week here..3 couples might be pushing the space a little.
The place takes dogs too..I'm allergic but there didn't appear to be any trace of previous dogs :-)
We loved our stay here..we had mixed weather but it was just GREAT! & only 3 miles from civilisation OAKHAM
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just across from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of this beautiful, unspoilt and smallest county in England, Barnsdale Lodge is a privately owned hotel that remains a well kept secret. Barnsdale is two hours from Heathrow, one hour from Leicester and a few minutes from the historic town of Oakham. The friendly and efficiently run hotel is the place to relax and enjoy for a few days. Guests can try the courtyard for alfresco dining, or relax in the comfy chairs in the cosy bar and chat, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or glass of Champagne. In every case the relaxed atmosphere is unmistakably Barnsdale Lodge.There are 44 bedrooms, all en suite and individually furnished with charm and style, with views of either the surrounding countryside or the picturesque courtyard. All bedrooms have broadband internet, direct dial telephone, digital free view, a selection of tea, coffee and biscuits, hairdryer, iron and trouser press. Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary White Company toiletries in the bathrooms.Guests at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel can expect the very best food; wine and personal service in one of the dining rooms or enjoy alfresco dining in the courtyard. The hotel use locally sourced, seasonal produce to create fantastic dishes, with something to suit every taste. Barnsdale Lodge is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is renowned for its private dining.Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge is a place to get away from it all and have time for yourself. Guests can escape from the grind and stress of daily life. Viciente offer an array of services that will put your mind and body on a path towards total harmony. Whether you choose a single treatment or a few hours escape, enjoy optimum health, beauty and relaxation. The focus is placed firmly on guests well being for now and into the future, using their products and treatments for both men and women, which have been chosen with environmental concerns in mind. Viciente at Barnsdale Lodge are committed to guest’s complete satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations.Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles square. The county has two historic market towns Oakham and Uppingham, and 54 beautiful villages spread across the rolling rural landscape. Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new; cycling along miles of traffic free paths, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, golf, a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Just a short walk down the avenue from Barnsdale Lodge is the late Geoff Hamilton’s famous Barnsdale Gardens. You can also enjoy the delightful individual shops at nearby Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, a visit to Burghley House or the events at Rockingham Speedway and Castle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barnsdale Hotel Oakham
- Barnsdale Lodge Hotel And Restaurant Rutland