Stamford & Surrounding Areas

Rectory Cottage is situated in Rutland, in the village of Tinwell, two miles from Stamford. We are within easy reach of tucked-away towns like Oakham and Uppingham. In 2013 Stamford was named ‘The best place to live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times. The Georgian architecture of the limestone buildings have led it to be described as the ‘Finest stone town in England’.

Stamford is one and a half to two hours by car from central London.

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Cottages on Station Road, Stamford

Nearby Attractions

The river welland runs through Stamford

Stamford market town (2 mins by car)

Stamford is a stunning Georgian market town with lots of individual shops, lovely pubs and restaurants and stylish homeware shops. We are one hour from Stansted Airport and approximately the same from East Midlands Airport.

Stamford on Wikipedia

Burghley House

Burghley House (you can walk or 5 mins by car)

Regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan house in England, Burghley House was built in the 16th Century by William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley. This stunning house, extensive grounds and sculpture park are open to the public over the summer period.

Belton House

Belton House (20 mins by car)

A Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham, Lincolnshire. The mansion is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park. Belton has been described as a compilation of all that is finest of Carolean architecture, the only truly vernacular style of architecture that England had produced since the Tudor period.

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle (half an hour by car)

A stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. It is a Grade I listed building

Rutland Water

Rutland Water (10 mins by car)

Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, Rutland Water is the central rural attraction in England's smallest county of Rutland and offers activities for all the family, including bicycle hire, sailing and fishing.

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle (half an hour by car)

An 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress that was ordered to be built by William the Conqueror. Located above Rockingham village on a raised site where it has stood for 900 years, Rockingham Castle was built in the Norman layout of two baileys with the motte in between.

Oakham Castle Horseshoes

Oakham (15 mins by car)

Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity and holder of a coveted Britain in Bloom award. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see in Oakham; Rutland County Museum is a great place to start, displaying the fascinating history of the town together with unusual exhibits including a set of gallows!

A visit to Oakham Castle, by the Market Place, provides the clues to why there is an intriguing collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the walls. The architecture of Oakham School is stunning, and a major landmark in the town. Founded in 1584 it is a highly regarded public school which has seen its fair share of famous pupils.

Oakham on Wikipedia

Uppingham Market

Uppingham (15 mins by car)

A wealth of history and a host of excellent shops can be found in Rutland’s smaller market town of Uppingham - the town's weekly market is held on a Friday.

Uppingham is blessed with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of which are still family owned and run. For browsing around antiques shops, Uppingham hits the mark perfectly, allowing you to meander around the town for hours, finding hidden gems on every corner. Unique items available in Uppingham including glass, china, cutlery, silver, jewellery, maps, furniture, mirrors, coins and much more.

Uppingham on Wikipedia