Open-plan living throughout the ground floor
The wood burner adds a romantic ambience
Relax after a day of exploring the area
The perfect spot to relax after exploring the local area
Views over the green offering glimpses of days gone by
The well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm in
Enjoy a bite to eat
The dining table cleverly crafted from recliamed timbers
Enjoy a morning coffee
Light and airy decor throughout
The comfy king-size bed ensures a peaceful night's rest
A complementary mix of old and new
The delightful reading area for a quiet moment
Thoughtful design touches throughout, such as this vintage school desk
Attention to detail throughout
Refresh and re-invigorate in the shower room
Warm fluffy towels
Stepping out into the garden
Steps up to the tiered garden
Enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in the private garden
A mid-afternoon treat
The pretty gardens and village will instantly appeal
Formally a woodsmans cottage
A stylish cottage with character, charm and a blue door
1 / 24  Open-plan living throughout the ground floor
2 / 24  The wood burner adds a romantic ambience
3 / 24  Relax after a day of exploring the area
4 / 24  The perfect spot to relax after exploring the local area
5 / 24  Views over the green offering glimpses of days gone by
6 / 24  The well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm in
7 / 24  Enjoy a bite to eat
8 / 24  The dining table cleverly crafted from recliamed timbers
9 / 24  Enjoy a morning coffee
10 / 24  Light and airy decor throughout
11 / 24  The comfy king-size bed ensures a peaceful night's rest
12 / 24  A complementary mix of old and new
13 / 24  The delightful reading area for a quiet moment
14 / 24  Thoughtful design touches throughout, such as this vintage school desk
15 / 24  Attention to detail throughout
16 / 24  Refresh and re-invigorate in the shower room
17 / 24  Warm fluffy towels
18 / 24  Stepping out into the garden
19 / 24  Steps up to the tiered garden
20 / 24  Enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in the private garden
21 / 24  A mid-afternoon treat
22 / 24  The pretty gardens and village will instantly appeal
23 / 24  Formally a woodsmans cottage
24 / 24  A stylish cottage with character, charm and a blue door

Smock And Dog

Rutland Waters, Rutland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning cottage situated in a picturesque Rutland village
  • Explore scenic countryside with walking and cycling paths aplenty
  • Rutland water provides attractions for all ages and tastes
Property code: 60672

Located in an idyllic village amongst the glorious rolling countryside of Rutland, this delightful cottage provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of the local area. Sightseer’s will be spoilt for choice with many historic buildings which dot the landscape including the 12th century Oakham Castle, Burghley House, a truly stunning Elizabethan house and a must visit for equestrian lovers and Rockingham Castle, a magnificent castle built by William the Conqueror. The area is a mecca for wildlife lovers and walkers with a myriad of paths and tracks to navigate including of course the famous Rutland Water which offers a variety of activities including sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, boat trips, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes, abseiling, cycling and hot air ballooning.

This stylish former woodsman’s cottage has been sympathetically and lovingly renovated by its current owners mixing both old and new to provide a sophisticated and charming place in which to relax. Guests arriving will initially enter the open-plan ground floor comprising of lounge, dining area and kitchen and notice the bright and airy decor with clean lines interspersed with cosy homely touches. A wood burner in the lounge area provides both a focal point and a romantic atmosphere ensuring cosy evenings snuggled up in front of the TV or indulging in a favourite novel. The handmade bespoke dining table created from reclaimed timbers found in the cottage provides a place to enjoy any meal whether a quick bite to eat or a celebration, and the well-equipped kitchen provides everything required to cook up a storm should guests choose to dine in. The kitchen has an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, coffee machine and a handy dishwasher. During the warmer months, the stable door to the garden can be opened to allow for a cooling breeze. The tactile paint palette continues upstairs with light and spacious rooms. Climbing the stairs to the first floor guests will initially find a snug area with vintage style desk and chair, perfect for a moment of quiet contemplation or relaxation. The bedroom easily accommodates the comfy king-size bed and will ensure a good night’s rest, with views over the green to the quintessential English village. Completing the accommodation is a beautiful shower room with shower and WC, benefiting from underfloor heating.

For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, the pretty garden enables guests to climb a little slate path to an upper tier, where there is a patio area with garden furniture and a fire pit/BBQ, providing opportunities for al fresco dining. You can chain your bikes up in the garden, and being enclosed the garden is perfect for pets. There is roadside parking, subject to availability.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, coffee machine and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric, underfloor heating in the shower room and central heating included
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop 1 mile and pub even closer, with a two minute walk.
  • County towns of Oakham and Uppingham are two and five miles away, so jump in the car and explore
  • TV in lounge
  • Fire Pit/BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqueline, 5th July 2024

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Smock and Dog cottage is ideally located to explore Rutland and the surrounding villages. The cottage is clean, tastefully furnished and well-equipped.

Reviewed by Jim, 28th June 2024

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Reviewed by Keith, 14th June 2024

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The fact that this was our seventh visit in 3 years shows how well we rate this cottage. The owner is particularly kind and helpful. We plan to return later this year.

Reviewed by Roy, 31st May 2024

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We have left our review in the guest book. Lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Adele, 3rd May 2024

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For 2 people and our dog this Cottage is very spacious and has some unique furnishings. Staying for a week we did feel it lacked a little practicality. The water was piping hot and the owners was very responsive. The garden is really lovely and sun trap.

Reviewed by Hilary, 26th April 2024

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This cottage has been beautifully renovated with a lovely finish . Its a peaceful location in a very pretty village and Alex is very kind and thoughtful. Theres plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas and we only wish that the weather could have been warmer.

Reviewed by Patricia, 12th April 2024

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We had a relaxing time, with lots of walks from the cottage. The surroundings were at there best with lots of signs of spring. There is plenty to do from the location like Stamford, Uppingham as well as Rutland Water. The cottage itself was very tastefully furnished and well equipped in the kitchen area. We had a delicious meal at the Blue Ball whiRead morech has a good atmosphere and is obviously popular. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 10th November 2023

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Great cottage in a beautiful village near to other interesting places especially Rutland Water. The owner is very welcoming and thoughtful.

Reviewed by Martin, 27th October 2023

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We enjoyed our stay in a lovely cosy & comfortable cottage in a handy location for visiting nearby towns & areas of interest. Lots of places to walk your dog, many of the pubs & cafes were also dog friendly. The owner Alex communicated with us regularly.

Reviewed by Janice, 22nd September 2023

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The cottage is full of character and beautifully appointed. Its in a lovely peaceful village and its really easy to drive to all the sites of interest in the area.

Reviewed by Ann, 25th August 2023

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We stayed at smock & dog to celebrate my 70th birthday . It was just what we hoped for . Clean, comfortable & in a beautiful village of Braunston . We had a lovely meal at the local pub , it was delicious & well presented. We had 2 shnauzers with us ( 1 borrowed) everything round us was dog friendly . Definitely go again & 100 % recommend .

Reviewed by Christine, 11th August 2023

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Lovely, stylish and well-appointed cottage in an attractive quiet village setting. Good base for country walks and visits to Rutland Water.

Reviewed by Hilary, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lynn, 7th July 2023

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Smock and Dog is a lovely cottage in a village well placed for visiting the surrounding area. The owner kindly phoned with lots of handy information beforehand. The cottage is very clean and beautifully modernized, loved the comfortable bed and the shower as well. Sometimes holiday cottages for two can feel cramped, not this one. There's a very preRead moretty garden, great for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Harmail, 16th June 2023

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An amazingly well renovated cottage with so many pieces of artwork/antique/retro pieces could say funky but totally practical fully equipped homely comfortable everything thought of a very thoughtful welcome pack.The owner was fully in touch right up to us moving in and after we had moved in checking in by text to make sure we were all ok. The gardRead moreen is so private and beautifully planted perfect for outside eating reading relaxing. Lovely surroundings peaceful beautiful countryside and walks . Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 9th June 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage. Facilities are exactly as promised. The owner is particularly helpful and always provides an excellent welcome pack. We have just completed our fifth visit and will soon be booking another hopefully.

Reviewed by Raymond, 15th May 2023

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Reviewed by Liz, 12th May 2023

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Exquisite decor, all the equipment anyone could possibly need and a superbly comfortable bed! Ideal just for relaxing or as a base for all the wonderful things to do and see in Rutland which are virtually on the quiet doorstep. Would recommend highly. Lovely owners and friendly villagers.

Reviewed by Wayne, 21st April 2023

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If you want a great cottage in a great location with really helpful & supportive owner. This is one for you!

Reviewed by Suzanne, 29th March 2023

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Reviewed by Cally, 17th March 2023

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Excellent communication from hosts beforehand and during- from recommendations for dog walks to local pubs to places to visit. A small issue was swiftly resolved. Its a great location, in a picturesque village with a good local pub. On street parking available directly out the front. We had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by David, 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Angela, 3rd December 2022

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We appreciated the welcome goodie bag on our arrival, down to treats for our beardie. Thoughtful attention to basic provisions from the kitchen to the bathroom. Everything is there for a comfortable stay in a cleverly designed cottage, with extra touches of art, quirky furniture and a library. The cottage garden is a delight. Very comfortable bed, Read moreand warm bathroom floor a treat. Plus an excellent location for all country pursuits and exploring the area. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 28th October 2022

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Our fourth stay in this lovely cottage speaks for itself. Although we have never met in person, the owners are especially welcoming and thoughtful.

Reviewed by Albert, 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by David, 10th September 2022

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A great little place, ideal for Travel to the midlands and Rutland.

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Open-plan living throughout the ground floor
The wood burner adds a romantic ambience
Relax after a day of exploring the area
The perfect spot to relax after exploring the local area
Views over the green offering glimpses of days gone by
The well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm in
Enjoy a bite to eat
The dining table cleverly crafted from recliamed timbers
Enjoy a morning coffee
Light and airy decor throughout
The comfy king-size bed ensures a peaceful night's rest
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.