The Old Rectory is a family house, bought in 1973, and improved and modernised over the years. It is in a hamlet, with only a church, but there are 2 good pubs within 3 miles. It is quiet and peaceful but easily accessible from the A1 (10 minutes) or from Oakham or Melton Mowbray. Rutland Water is 4 miles away, for cycling and walking, and Stamford with Burghley House are handy for a visit, plus Belton House, Belvoir Castle, Rockingham Castle & Kirby Hall, which are all well worth exploring.
The other attraction to the Old Rectory, is that the BBC used it as a location in their 1995 adaption of Pride and Prejudice. It was Mr. Collins' rectory, with Belton House as Lady Catherine de Bourgh's home.
The accommodation comprises 1 twin room and 2 double rooms, all en-suite with bath or shower, and tea & coffee available. There is a drawing room on the 1st floor for guests with a log fire, and backgammon & scrabble, but not a TV. WiFi is available too. Breakfast is served in the dining room, which has its original stone flags and unusual decorated plaster ceiling and panels. The house is fully centrally heated and shutters on most of the windows help to keep out the cold in winter. There is double glazing on the rest. The garden is full of shrubs and herbaceous plants, and wonderful bulbs in the spring. There is a tennis court available in the old vegetable garden. During the summer discounts are available on bookings of two or more nights.
There is stabling for anyone keen to come and stay with a horse or two and have some hunting with the Cottesmore, Quorn or Belvoir Hunts, which are all within easy reach.