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“A wonderfully relaxing place for a weekend away”
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Broccoli Bottom
Ranked #1 of 2 Manton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alcester, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“A wonderfully relaxing place for a weekend away”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Broccoli Bottom. The booking process was really easy, great communication from the owners and nothing too much trouble (restaurant recommendations, bookings etc). We arrived late on a Friday night and received a lovely welcome. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated. We both slept really well (although the pillows could have been better - we both love feather pillows!) and woke in the morning to a beautiful farmhouse breakfast. We would definitely return to Broccoli Bottom and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is hard to add to the high praise of previous reviewers. But I will emphasise a few points:
1. Very welcoming and helpful hosts
2. Excellent breakfast - proper bacon - mushrooms were cooked under the bacon for extra flavour
3. Proper tea making equipment - a tea pot and fresh milk
4. Lovely breakfast room

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Broccoli Bottom is a very attractive group of cottages located very close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve and with a little pub within a few minutes walk. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. The cottages themselves were very well appointed and beautiful. We had a fantastic weekend and would highly recommend it as a place to stay with friends or on your own.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

My friend and I were warmly welcomed by Colin and Sally in their beautiful B&B. It is comfortable, quiet, has beautiful views and the breakfast was superb. Particularly enjoyable was the story of how the house was named... I'll keep it a secret so you can hear it for yourself...
This is the perfect location for walks in the local area. The terrain is easy and there's a good variety in terms of scenery, combined with villages and lovely pubs, including one pub just a few minutes walk away.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We visited Rutland water for a family weekend away with 3 generations and 3 dogs. Colin, Sally and family made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we picked up our keys up to the time we dropped them off. The location was picturesque and tranquil with Oakham, Rutland Water and a local pub close by. If ever we have to visit the area again Broccoli Bottom would definitely be our first choice of places to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Sally & Colin were both very welcoming and friendly. Six of us stayed in carrot cottage and we had a fantastic weekend. The cottage is very clean and has everything that you need. It's also a few minutes walk to the Horse & Jockey which does fantastic food. I would love to go back soon

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just back from a wonderful weekend in Broccoli Bottom with 5 of my girl friends and am already thinking about booking a weekend with my family. What a wonderful place; peaceful, comfortable and very private, considering how many cottages are on the site. Colin was an absolute star. We lost Sally to her own girlie weekend away so Colin was left to deal with six noisy women, not to mention a party of fishermen who were competing in a local completion on Rutland Water. Could not have asked for a better break. Definitely check out the Horse and Jockey and take the bike ride around the Water. 17 mikes in under 2 hours on a tandem must be a record! Most definitely be back!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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BroccoliBottom, Owner at Broccoli Bottom, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
You see, I know how important girlie weekend breaks are!! I have absolute faith in my husband to do the necessaries! I have trained him well!! Thanks girls and hope to see you all again.
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Additional Information about Broccoli Bottom

Property: Broccoli Bottom
Address: Brocoli Bottom Wing Road, Manton, Oakham LE15 8SZ, England
Location: 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 
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