Dick’s Cottage is situated in the heart of Rutland in the village of Cottesmore which is near the market towns of Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham & only 5 miles from Rutland Water. A beautiful thatched grade two listed building, awarded a 4* Gold rating by Visit England, sleeps 8 people, the cottage has been refurbished throughout to the highest of standards & would make an ideal place to stay if visiting the area for walking, fishing, birdwatching, cycling or just for a break away on your own or with the family.
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Faultless is the only way to describe Dick’s Cottage in Cottesmore where myself and seven old school friends met for our annual weekend break. Katie (our hostess) was delightful and had unexpectedly provided homemade biscuits, bread and wine. Needless to say the biscuits and wine didn’t last long!! The thatched property was beautifully decorated and cleaned to a very high standard and fitted out with modern and quality facilities. My only grievance was that we couldn’t stay longer! For a small group or family Dick’s Cottage is perfect for a longer holiday and is well placed for getting to excellent pubs and to do outdoor activities. I’d recommend Simon Tebbutt (local falconer on 07989 098071) who entertained us with his depth of knowledge in this ancient sport. Thank you Katie for making us all feel so welcome and for helping me pre-book various restaurants. Best of luck for the future. A gem of a property and well worth a stay.

(Hugh, Kings Lynn)

My colleague arrived before me and Katie very kindly arranged for her parents to meet my colleague at the cottage.
The cottage was stocked with homemade biscuits, fresh eggs, a loaf of bread from Hambleton bakery, milk, butter and two bottles of wine!!


Fantastic cottage! When we arrived we were greeted by the really friendly owner and shown around the house (which is beautifully decorated). There were plenty of basics and even goodies (like cookies for the kids). There is a local shop and chip shop within stumbling distance – so we had everything that we needed. The owners live in the village, and were very quick to respond to any query.

We had a great time.


Stayed here for a family long weekend and can’t praise it enough. It is a grade two listed thatched cottage with a good sized rear garden and patio for dining and games for children. The historic exterior is in contrast to the smart modern interior with all ‘mod cons’. Very clean with good showers and comfortable beds. Wi Fi and tv’s all worked and were simple to operate. The owner is very pleasant and lives local to the property so is available if needed, but she wasn’t as everything was as near perfect as it could be. Self catering it is but there was fresh bread, milk, butter, cereal, tea, coffee and wine. Just enough for you first snack or breakfast and very welcoming. Chip shop, convenience store and pub within a few minutes walk. An excellent weekend in an exceptional property.


Beautiful thatched cottage in a lovely part of the country. The house is immaculate and the garden is perfect for children and dogs. Host was super helpful, especially with providing kit for small children (high chairs, cots, stair gates all provided) so we could travel a little lighter! would happily stay again.


Excellent property, very well furnished, clean tidy and in a lovely location!


Very nice & clean. Owner very friendly.

(Thang – California)

Had a lovely time at the cottage, very beautiful place, peaceful & calm.

(Maddie – Lancing)

Had a lovely time, lovely cottage. Thank you for lovely treats.

(Pauline – Spalding)

A fabulous house, very comfortable. Well equipped & practical. We had a lovely restful break. Thank you for the treats.

(Emma – Nottingham)

We have had a fantastic week in this amazing cottage, lovely hospitality & everything we could possibly need. It has been a truly relaxing week. Thank you so much for making us so welcome. 5 stars from all of us!!!!

(Randell Family – Maidstone Kent)

Beautiful cottage, well equipped. Visiting family in the area. Had a lovely weekend. Enjoyed the treats.

(Mitchell Family – Oban Scotland)

We had a wonderful & relaxing week in this exceptionally beautiful, comfortable & well equipped cottage. We managed to have several pleasant bike rides around Rutland Water & the weather was fairly kind to us!! The hospitality from our hosts was amazing & the welcome pack much appreciated (especially the biscuits!!!) we look forward to returning next year.

(Ralph & Maggie – East Yorkshire)

Perfect place for Northern & Southern tribes of the family to meet up. 4 adults & 4 children (age 2 to 6) plenty of space & well equipped. Shame we have to go home!

(Carrigan’s – Hampshire)

Homely, Inviting, very comfortable, we had a lovely stay at Dicks Cottage & cant wait to return next year

Jackson Family – Windsor

What a lovely place to spend Christmas, Beautiful cottage, well equipped for two families to share, thank you for the mince pies!

The Phillips & Welsh Family from Wiltshire

We found the accommodation suitable for all ages, from 1 to 84 years of age.  all 9 of us enjoyed our family Christmas get together.

The Last Family from Stafford, Colchester & Auckland New Zealand

Fantastic cottage, very warm welcome, you went above & beyond expectation

Edwards Shoot Party

Beautiful cottage with exquisite detail. Had a wonderful family stay

Robins Family

Thank you for a wonderful welcome & the opportunity to stay in such a wonderfully equipped & comfortable cottage.


Amazing house, amazing stay, the cottage is excellently equipped, beautiful attention to detail

Rosie & Friends Reunion

We had a wonderful time thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful home, we will be back.

Shepherd Family

A lovely welcome to Dicks cottage & the village. Wonderful location, great pub & chippy, stunning house.

Debra & Friends

Beautiful Cottage, lovely location, everything we wished for. Thank you so much wed will be back.

The Class of 85 from Boston Spa Yorkshire

A fantastic Stay Loved the cottage, loved the area. We will highly recommend and will be back, thanks!

Easton – Rees AGM! Sheffield, Henlow & Cwmllynfell

Super cottage, lovely & clean, well furnished & decorated, we loved it, we will defo visit again. Thank you x

Williamson, Willars, Wharram

I asked the kids to sum up the weekend & they said “Best Weekend Ever” thanks for a wonderful stay, the house is beautiful & so well equipped (+spotless) the wonderful goodies were very well received. We will definitely return. Thanks again x

The Fields, Tomahawks from Harragote & Buckingham

Amazing cottage & a fantastic Weekend, would love to come back again & highly recommend.

The Shaws – Harrogate

This is a wonderful place for a family gathering & we felt very privileged to stay here. Thank you

Evans Family from Chicester, Norfolk & Slough

A lovely sunny stay, the cottage really is pretty & very suitable for a happy fun stay. Lovely people as well. Hope to come again soon, many thanks.

Evans & Boltons

A fantastic few days at this great location & cottage. It ticked all the boxes & we would love to come again in the near future. Dicks cottage goes well over & above the standards we have come to regard as the norm in the world of short term stay. We were able to enjoy the time with friends we don’t see often at this great half way point between Sheffield & Wisbech. Thanks for everything.

Ian & Margaret – Sheffield Adrian & Karen – Wisbech

Dicks Cottage has been amazing, so comfortable, we all slept so well. Would love to come back & explore the area more & would definitely rent this wonderful cottage again.

Suzanne – London

Wonderful Cottage & so well equipped to high standards. Comfortable & most enjoyable.

Davies Family – Canada

Great Cottage, very comfortable

Davies Family – Hertfordshire

Superb from top to bottom, thank you.

Nock Family

Great Cottage

Holland, Germany & UK

Many thanks a very comfortable home for us to spend time together & explore the beautiful countryside.

The Short Family – Cambridge, London & Sydney

Thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Jackie & Dave – Essex

Beautiful Cottage very welcoming, comfortable, highly recommend.

Edwards Family – St Neots

Wonderful stay visiting family, beautiful cottage. See you next year.

Mitchell – Argyll Scotland

Yet another fabulous stay in this superb well equipped & extremely comfortable cottage.  Everything was perfect & we are so relaxed here. Thanks to Katie, David & Zoe for their warm hospitality and much appreciated welcome pack. We really do love it here & are looking forward to returning next year.

Ralph – East Yorkshire

Another great stay up in this part of the country visiting my son at Loughborough University. The house is perfect for us & there is lots to do in the area.  Thank you for the delicious welcome pack.  I am sure we will return very soon.

Whitehead – Somerset

We came here for a pre-Christmas family reunion & we have had the most amazing time. This cottage is unbelievably comfortable & cozy & has everything you could possibly need. A lovely welcome with mince pies & wine.  A beautiful area, will definitely come again. Thank you.

Condello – Leicester

Beautiful Cottage, best we have stayed in. Thank you for fixing the spider!

Newnham Girls – York, Derby, Cambridge, London

Beautiful cottage & so well equipped with all the baby equipment. Friendly welcome & the cookies & wine were a delightful treat.  Thank you for a superb stay.

Aries & Skelding Families – Stowbridge & Hadleigh 

Perfect accommodation, fantastic cottage, superbly well equipped & appointed.  Really appreciated all the complimentary extras.  Couldn’t fault it, thank you.

Dillons – Northampton

Amazing Accommodation, clean, beautiful & idyllic village. Will be back. Thank you.

McMillan – Pollington


Great excitement seeing the Osprey that had just returned to Rutland Water, lots of snow forcing early home going.

Girls Reunion Weekend – Peterborough, Hampshire, Bath, Manchester 

Absolutely Fabulous accommodation everything we could possibly need for a wonderful Easter weekend. Thank you xx

The Riggs & The Kilbys

Very warm welcome & an amazing well equipped & comfortable cottage – thank you.

Porter & Aspinall Family – Hertfordshire & Yorkshire

Very beautiful property with everything you could need. 5* property will be visiting again.

Garrison & Adams Family – Elloughton & Louth

Gorgeous property equipped with everything you could need for a fab break away. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you.

Davies & Hirsts – Huddersfield

We had a lovely time celebrating Brian’s 60th Birthday with all the family.  The house is beautidful & very cosy.  It was a nice place to get away & enjoy the Rutland countryside! Thank you.

Towner & Triffaux Family – Leeds London & Chichester