Booked a 1 night bed and breakfast stay with inclusive 3 course dinner in their own restaurant.
Arriving on a cold grey wet winters day meant the courtyard looked uninviting and dreary however, I am assured by their website that during the warm bright summer months that a plethora of bedding plants and nicely welcoming outside seating areas brighten the place up to make it feel more inviting.
First impression when you get inside are fantastic, a very rustic, extremely smart and well presented bar area, a solid wooden bar with nice details and a quaint comfy seating area with the added attraction of a roaring open log fire to enjoy. The dining area in spacious, covers for about 30, in a bright inviting room which looks out onto the high street, dining at solid wooden tables, with nicely appointed details.
The staff were very courteous and made you feel welcome.
The menu was sublime, the meals were cooked to a very high standard, no wonder this restaurant has won awards for its food, its shows in the quality and the presentation, the Sea Bass was divine.
We stayed in one of the 2 cottages that are adjacent to the main building, just a few steps across the courtyard, which does afford you more privacy. The main door to the cottage opens up to a spacious hall area, nice wooden sideboard with welcoming decanter of port. A smaller 'lounge' area with large comfy 3 seater sofa and TV complete the room, ideal for chilling out.
Up a flight of wooden stairs to the bedroom which overlooks the courtyard. The bedroom itself is very nicely appointed, again, lovely solid wooden furniture but the only disappointment of the trip was the bed. The bed itself was comfy, however, being made out of solid wood it was designed with a footboard, and being 6ft 3'' tall I found it difficult to stretch out without having the need to curl up as I found it uncomfy to sleep with my ankles resting on the board at the base of the bed. The bathroom is beautifully appointed, large jacuzzi style bath with a separate glass fronted shower unit. The bath comes in for special praise, the hot-tub jacuzzi style jets and the fact that you can light it up with special underwater lights just adds to the classy effect.
Breakfast was very ample, produce bought from local suppliers.
Uppingham itself is small, very quaint, has a few quiet pubs and small independent shops to wonder round, but we based ourselves there purely for a walk round Rutland Water.
In summary, a very classy comfy establishment, food was excellent; it was just a lovely place to relax for the night. Highly recommended.
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