The Walled Garden is truly a unique place. You have your own cottage containing everything you need.

On sunny days you can step outside and enjoy the view of a beautiful, tranquil garden that's full of birds and wildlife, and immerse yourself in the Rutland countryside.

This is just a flavour of the Walled Garden. Come and experience it for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Walled Garden Holiday Cottage is situated in Barnsdale, which is 3 miles from the pretty market town of Oakham and 7 miles from the historic town of Stamford. Both Oakham and Stamford offer excellent shopping opportunities, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The Walled Garden is inside the internationally renowned Rutland Water Nature Reserve and is an ideal location for:

Cycling: We are on the Rutland Water cycle route. Rutland Cycle Hire in Whitwell is only 1.5 miles away.

Watersports and Aquapark: A large floating aquapark where you can climb and jump and slide to your heart's content. Canoeing, supping, kayaking are all available at the watersports centre at Whitwell.

Fly Fishing: Lessons and courses are available within a short walk of the Walled Garden.

Walking: There are numerous walks from the doorstep or just a short drive away. We can suggest walking routes for you.

Bird Watching: The Walled Garden is around 5 miles from the Egleton Nature Reserve. There are numerous alternative bird watching locations on the doorstep.

Good Food: Rutland has many wonderful pubs and restaurants, from the award winning Olive Branch in Clipsham and Hambleton Hall in Hambleton, to cosy pubs, cafes and tea rooms. You don't have to go far for fine dining though -
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel is located within just a few minutes walk and has a beautiful courtyard garden, conservatory restaurant and welcoming bar. Rutland Hall Hotel, next door to the Walled Garden has a newly refurbished, very stylish bar /restaurant and covered outside seating. 

Pampering: Rutland Hall Hotel and Country Club has a hairdressing salon and treatment rooms. Spa Day Packages are available and include use of the hotel's leisure facilities.

Stately Homes & Open Gardens: Burghley House, Rockingham Castle, historic Fotheringhay, Belvoir Castle, Easton Walled Gardens, Fineshade Woods and many many more interesting places to visit are all close by.

And relaxing... Once you have settled into the Walled Garden we will leave you to relax and enjoy your break in the privacy of your cottage.