A hamper of essentials, chocolates and Prosecco welcomes you on arrival in this authentic cabin that has a cosy log interior and a private outdoor space with a hot tub.
All on the ground floor it has an open-plan living space and a well-equipped kitchen that comes with little luxuries such as a fridge with a water dispenser.
This rustic retreat is set in a small holiday park on the outskirts of the pretty village of Greetham and Oakham, famed for its antique and collectables’ shops, is seven miles down the road. It is only a 15-minute drive to Rutland Water that offers a range of activities from water sports to walking trails.
At A Glance
All on ground floor
Indoor shared pool
Shop & pub 5min walk
About Church View
Set in a quaint holiday park this cosy cabin sleeps two in a double bedroom that has an en suite with a bath and a shower overhead.
The open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher and a large fridge/freezer with a handy water dispenser. There is a table and four chairs in the kitchen and beyond that is a comfortable seating space that has a double door leading to the enclosed outdoor area.
There is a hot tub, a Weber-style BBQ, sun loungers and a table and chairs for alfresco meals. There is parking for one car and the shop and pub are only a few minutes walk from the cottage.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Greetham
There is a heated indoor swimming pool that has half-hour time slots, and the quaint café is a popular pit stop for full English breakfasts and light lunches. Beyond the perimeters of this rural retreat is an area renowned for its beauty. You are in England’s smallest county, but it certainly has a big heart with its dog friendly pubs and tea rooms. The Wheatsheaf is a five-minute walk from the cabin and welcomes dogs in the garden and bar area. This foodie’s paradise has a mouth-watering menu packed with provenance. Try the double-baked Lincolnshire Poacher cheese souffle or the locally smoked salmon, baby spinach and sweetcorn pancake. A meal here wouldn’t be complete without the homemade chocolate truffles. Rated in the Michelin Guide 2021’s one of the top 50 gastropubs in the UK a meal here promises to be a treat you’re unlikely to forget. A stay at the lodge has to include a day out in Oakham which has streets, alleys and Victorian arcades packed with everything from vintage clothing stores to antiques and collectables.
Rutland Water is a gift for active holiday enthusiasts and has everything from fly fishing to cycling and walking trails set in stunning 3,100 acres of the beautiful rolling English countryside. It has a 25-mile perimeter track and has a bike hire facility that has hybrid and mountain models, tandems, tag-a-longs, child seats, buggies and electric bikes. There is also the 110-capacity boat, the Rutland Belle, that has regular afternoon sailings and has onboard commentary highlighting points of interest. The Rutland Nature Reserve’s Osprey Project is best experienced aboard the Belle where the cruise includes detailed commentary from the experts about this beautiful protected bird.
To really explore Rutland Water Nature Reserve, you can do this on foot, and it makes for a day, no matter what season. The reserve is internationally known for its wildfowl sanctuary, boasting more than 25,000 waterfowl. In early summer, there’s still a chance to hear the purring of the rare and romantic turtledove, the distinct cry of the cuckoo or the trilling of the nightingale.
From the moment you drive up to the cabin, you’ll feel the stresses and strains of everyday life drain away. If it’s a romantic break it will be enhanced by the welcome hamper that includes bubbly and chocolates. In the private enclosed outdoor space is a hot tub where you can relax in the warm bubbles under open skies.
This is a part of England that is one of the prettiest, a landlocked slither of land that has borders with Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. This gives it an enviable location that has an abundance of activities right on its doorstep.
For a special occasion such as an anniversary or just the two-of-us time away Church View is a perfect place to take a break from the rat race.
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