We have spent 2 wonderful summer holidays at Piper House. We say it's a great place to get all the family together without feeling cramped.
The tennis court is always in demand for the teenagers and the more mature family members enjoy the relaxation of being in a beautiful spot where walks start at the front door.
You will find that Katie manages your visit in an efficient yet informal way.
We stayed at Piper House in May 2017 as a group of 16 ladies for a friend's hen do wanting a relaxing weekend - the property suited us perfectly, was set up as all twin/triple rooms, loads of bathrooms to share & amazing dining area and also living room with plenty of space for all of us to sit round the table for dinner! Well equipped kitchen to cater for 16 people & whole house very clean/tidy. We hired caterers to come & cook on the Saturday evening which worked well for us. Kate, the owner, was very helpful leading up to us staying and asking about our needs, plus directions to the house as is pretty rural - and was there on arrival to show me round & explain about the house & surrounding areas, offered suggestions for local attractions and places to visit. Only 15 minutes from Stamford by car. Would stay here again definitely with a big group! Location is great - as not far from A1/other major roads so easy for ladies to get to from all different directions - but very quiet countryside retreat which is what we had hoped for. Thanks Kate & Piper House!
I booked Piper House for a girls weekend away & it turned out to be the perfect spot! Location wise it could not have been more peaceful, the surrounding countryside was stunning (Stamford, Oakham & Rutland Water all an easy drive away) & we were delighted to discover the beautiful meadow complete with pond and apiary for a gentle afternoon stroll. The raised terrace at the end of the cottage was just lovely and we whiled away a long sunny afternoon admiring the view with a drink in hand watching the chickens. The cottage itself is spacious, clean, well equipped and a joy to explore with its quirky design. We particularly enjoyed our meals seated round the huge table in the main kitchen. Katie made the booking process a breeze and was beyond helpful with her recommendations for nearby pubs and restaurants (I highly recommend The Olive Branch at Clipsham, 10 minutes drive away). She left us to our own devices during our stay but was explicitly clear she was available should we require anything. Overall it exceeded my expectations and we loved every minute of our stay. We are already plotting our return trip!
A beautiful place to stay. Piper House is perfect for large gatherings, an amazing lounge upstairs but lots of small spaces to find a quiet spot to relax too. The grounds are wonderful with the most fabulous tennis court and beautiful meadow with a lake to wonder around. Katie was a great hostess with lots of information and help beforehand but very discrete during our stay. We enjoyed a wonderful bike ride, horse riding and walks in the local area and 2 fabulous meals in nearby pubs. Piper House completely exceeded my expectations and our whole extended family without exception had a wonderful time, we especially treasured having 18 of us sitting down around one table in the house and enjoying meals together.
Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your wonderful cottage. I had a fantastic weekend. You feel really relaxed and as of your a millions miles away.for anywhere.
The cottage was.clean, spacious and had everything you could have asked for.
Had fantastic time cottages absolutely fantastic plenty of space for everyone but with plenty of space for quiet time away from everything. Very peaceful. katie and matthew are fantastic would recommend to anybody wanting a big roomy cottage with lovely friendly owners