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“Amazing self catering property in a great location”
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39 reviews
Open plan living area
Kitchen
Downstairs Shower room
Upstairs landing looking into the twin bedroom
Double room
Twin room
Upstairs lavatory
Parking immediately outside the front door
Outside 'Suntrap'
Pictures of the area taken by the owner decorate the walls
Rutland Water is a ten minute walk from the cottage
Walkers will have detailed infomation to lesser known beauty spots such as this one, 3 miles away.
The White Horse is one minutes walk away
The local Pub has both dog friendly and dog free areas.
Barbara's Stores (one minutes walk away) is open every day.
The history of the building and it's political connections are on display in the cottage.
Sir Robert Peel was unimpressed that ladies were able to be part of a political organisation!
A gift from a kind guest on a painting holiday in Rutland.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Empingham, Rutland, England

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Excellent - based on 39 reviews
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Edinburgh
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing self catering property in a great location”
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

What a fabulous property. We loved everything about it. It has all that you need for a self catering stay and has so much character and uniqueness. The owners are extremely attentive and think of everything they can do to make you feel welcome. It is a pet friendly property and is the best we have stayed in. Very comfortable, clean and fresh. We couldn't fault it in any way. Wifi would be the icing on the cake! The surrounding area is beautiful and Empingham itself is a pretty village with a great local pub. The food and service were excellent. We would recommend this property 100% and will definitely return again.

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523tonyb5...
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our best holiday rental in 50 years”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This was all very impressive in both equipment and reception -- everything from fresh flowers to excellent tourist information

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SteveandA...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Life is a bowl of cherries”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The owners, Simon and Catherine, kindly allowed us to stay 3 nights between other lets. The house is a beautiful old converted hall that has been tastefully refitted to accommodate modern living. I have only 2 criticisms. Road noise and a lack of wifi which would make life much easier. Other than that the place is well appointed with free view TV. It is within walking distance of the pub, the shop and Rutland Water itself. What is immediately evident is that Simon has worked in the hospitality trade before. There was milk in the fridge, treats for the dog, a bowl of sweets, fresh flowers, a bottle of beer, a bottle of wine and a huge bowl of fruit with, you guessed it, a bowl of cherries. Great stay and great hospitality. Thank you!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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CBI62
Tadley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed April 30, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a week here whilst visiting elderly mother in Oakham. Primrose Hall is beautifully laid out and has been sensitively adapted into a holiday cottage. The interior design is flawless and well thought out, beds and bedrooms comfortable has shower/wc/utility room & wc next to bedrooms. Catherine the owner supplies milk, tea, coffee, wine, duck eggs and dog treats! Very dog friendly and wonderful walks nearby, owner also visits on day of arrival to check you are okay. Lots of wonderful walks in the area and again lots of information available in cottage on local amenities and walking routes. Decorating the walls are stunning photographs taken by Catherine Davy. We had a marvellous time and hope to visit again. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: Location and comfortable feel of the cottage.
Liked least: Liked it all - no problems at all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kensalgir...
london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We loved Primrose Hall! We will be back!”
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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people found this review helpful

Without doubt the best holiday cottage we have stayed in - clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated, warm and spacious. In fact it had everything we needed. We loved the thoughtful touch of the owner leaving wine and fruit for us and even treats for our dog. It had the feel of a nice hotel. The beds were comfortable and the linen was lovely. I was unwell when I was there and when you are unwell and away you usually are keen to go home, but I wasn't, it was so comfortable and peacful. We also loved the area (first time in Rutland), the local pub was great, Stamford a really nice town and Rutland Water was fantastic for dog walking and our teens to do water sport. As I said, we will be back and we will definitely try and stay here!

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Liked best: the decor, the well equipped kitchen, the lovely touches
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Gwen H
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation for sailors at Rutland Water”
Reviewed April 8, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We chose this cottage because of it's proximity to Rutland. Like another reviewer has said so well, the accommodation exceeded expectations. The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped. There were excellent laundry and drying facilities for sailing kit. What made our stay so special were all the little extras, nice bottle of wine, fresh duck eggs, tea, milk and coffee, newspaper, robes, candles and probably lots of other things that I haven't remembered here. The owners were warm and friendly and made us very welcome. We will most definitely book here again!!

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Liked best: Beautifully presented, well equipped and warm welcome
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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binksh
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed January 27, 2015 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Primrose Hill was beyond all our expectations. Fantastically kitted out, we wanted for nothing. Very comfortable beds bad spotlessly clean. Our booking was dealt with extremely efficiently. It was lovely to stay in a property so steeped in history and yet so stunningly restored. We would definitely recommend it to friends and our dogs loved it as well. We'll be back.

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