Best Hotels & Accommodation – Places to Stay Rutland

Rutland Oakham England United Kingdom

For the smallest county in England, Rutland offers a fantastic array of activities.  Rutland Water sits at the center of the county and so is almost like the lungs of it.

The reservoir is known in the UK as one of the best nature reserves and is the largest artificial lake in Europe

Visitors have the choice of some amazing and unique hotels in the area.  From luxury hotels to smaller B&B’s and also camping this county has it all!


Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall Oakham Rutland England United Kingdom

Tim and Stefa Hart own Hambleton Hall which sits in the center of Rutland Water in Hambleton! Together they both had a passion for fine food and interior design.  As a result, the hotel has thrived since opening.

Hambleton Hall is outstanding!  And so regarded as one of the finest country hotels in the United Kingdom!

Walter Marshall built the hall in 1881 with the intention of using it as a hunting box.

Mr. Marshall was a lover of fox hunting and Rutland is known as one of the best areas for this. Thus building the hall provided a great base for hunting.

Lovers of the sport would travel from surrounding states to join the hunting parties.

After 1975 the outside of Hambleton Hall changed as a result of the reservoir! This was due to the fact the house now sat in a prime location overlooking the water.

As you approach the magnificent hall the breathtaking views will amaze you!  Stunning countryside, trees and the backdrop of the lake engulf you as you arrive here.  It is easy to see why this is one of the UK’s top hotels.

Gardens at the hotel boast fantastic features!  Outside there is an array of stunning flowers and shrubs. plus a luxury outdoor swimming pool set among the trees.

You will enjoy the finest meals here with freshly-baked artisan bread made in-house.  The smell of the bread baking will get your taste buds going!

Most of all with Rutland Water is on your doorstep visitors have so much choice in outdoor activities!

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Lantern and Larks – Exton Park

Exton Park Hall Oakham Rutland England United Kingdom

Lantern and Larks offer a unique glamping experience here in Rutland. Located in the village of Exton and surrounded by nothing but nature!

Exton Park is a stunning 18th-century park with over 500 hectares of land! Within the park is a 5-acre walled garden containing a beautiful ornamental lake.

You will also find a Gothic folly called Fort Henry, which is available for weddings.

Each of the glamping pods has bedrooms with beds already made upon arrival. Other features include Wood-burning stoves, bathrooms with gas shower and kitchens. You won’t even know your camping!

Over 25 miles of cycle paths and walking routes surround this marvelous estate. Children will love waking up and steeping straight out into this beautiful wonderland!

Lantern and Larks, Exton Park is the perfect place to come camping! Especially if you want to experience camping without the hassle of all the equipment.

Bookings are available for 7 days Monday-Monday. Weekend Friday-Monday or mid-week which runs Monday-Friday.

Exton Park is extremely popular therefore booking in advance is highly recommended.

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Wisteria Hotel

Wisteria Hotel Oakham Rutland England United Kingdom

Wisteria Hotel is under new ownership by a lovely young couple! Both with extensive experience in hospitality.

Located in the heart of Oakham, set in an old house Wisteria hotel is home from home! Welcoming staff and fine dining here will make your stay a memorable one.

This year they received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018!  The hotel has over 25 en-suite rooms of different sizes including a large luxury suite with a 4 poster bed.

Breakfast consists of a cold buffet or hot English breakfast. Hunters bar & Kitchen offers fantastic fresh cooked food with locally brewed ales

Book early to get the best early bird deals!

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Barnsdale Lodge Hotel

Barnsdale Hall Oakham Rutland England United Kingdom

Barnsdale Lodge is another fantastic hotel in Rutland! Guests can stay among walls that are over 250 years old in a prime UK location.

Visitors also experience fine dining with meals freshly prepared from Barnsdale’s own grown vegetables & herbs!

Rooms at the hotel either overlook the Rutland countryside or the courtyard and so, either way, the view is amazing.  Rooms are beautifully decorated with luxury furnishings and are available in a variety of sizes.

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