I am often asked why people come and stay in our B&B. It is a question that seems to arouse curiosity from guests staying or from people who are just interested in what we do here. I myself am also often astounded as to the breadth of visitors we have.


Tourism, as you would imagine, brings a large number of people to Rutland, whether they have come to see the largest man made reservoir in England, or to visit Geoff Hamilton’s famous gardens or simply to enjoy the countryside. We are situated in the heart of Rutland and are close to all of the visitor attractions, which makes us a very convenient base for most people exploring Rutland. (However I do wish to point out that being the smallest county in England, wherever you are in Rutland it isn’t far from one point to another).


Rutland also seems to me to be a very sporty county and we see that reflected in our range of guests.  We are popular with walkers, cyclists, sailors, windsurfers, fisherman and even some very brave people who compete in the triathlons hosted at Rutand Water. One of our very busy times is from guests visiting Burghley Horse Trials which is a short distance (15 mins by car) down the road from us.


A particularly busy time for us, is when we are filled with guests visiting or exhibiting at the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water, a huge event attracting over 24,000 people annually, with 400 exhibitors.


Our large range of rooms makes us popular for groups of people. Whether they are here to celebrate a wedding or birthday our rooms are suitable as twins, doubles or family rooms. Our superior en-suite rooms offer the perfect romantic break for couple celebrating anniversary’s or just wanting a quiet retreat.


We are also popular with guests who are here on business and are either temping locally or here on training courses. Our free wireless internet connection and generally quiet environment makes us attractive for those needing to work and concentrate.


I think this covers most of our visitors, but if you have chosen us for a reason I have not listed above, and feel left out, please let me know.


Natalie 23rd May 2011
(Sometimes chef, receptionist, gardener and general dogsbody)

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