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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
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
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 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

This stunning holiday cottage is situated in the picturesque Rutland village. Offering peace and quiet for holidaymakers keen to relax on their next weekend break, this cottage has been stylishly renovated to offer couples a tranquil experience. It’s the perfect hideaway for wildlife lovers who enjoy spending time outdoors and their pet dog. There are plenty of nearby pathways to choose from for your next expedition with your four-legged friend; one of which will lead you to Rutland Water where you can enjoy an array of activities such as sailing, canoeing and abseiling to name just a few.

This stylish cottage blends the old and the new within its interior to offer a unique finish. Upon entering the open-plan ground floor, you’ll find a combined lounge/kitchen/diner, which is ideal for your dog to participate in the family fun. During the summer months, you’ll be able to open the stable door onto the back garden which features a slate path onto an upper patioed tier. Being enclosed, this garden is perfect for pets to be let loose. Upstairs, is a king-size bedroom with glorious views over the charming Rutland village.

The nearest shop is just 1 mile from the property and the pub is in even closer proximity. Rutland is just 2.6 miles away, so you can either jump in the car or make the journey by foot if desired. If you want to give your dog some well-earned snooze time after all the exploring, take the chance to go and visit some of the many nearby historical attractions, including the likes of Oakham Castle (2.4 miles), Burghley House (16.7 miles) and Rockingham Castle (11.4 miles).

  • 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 27 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Sarah 4th July 2022

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Lovely modern interior to old cottage, had everything we needed. It was a bonus to find washing machine, as I dont think that was listed in listing details.

Reviewed by Barbara 24th June 2022

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The little House in this nice village was fine equipped, very clean and cozy. It has all what a guest need. And also it was a good place to discover the beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Keith 17th June 2022

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This is a lovely cosy cottage with everything provided for a pleasant stay. We had excellent communication with the owner. There was a thoughtful welcome pack waiting for us on arrival and a welcoming phone call. We have stayed here three times in the past year and plan to book again soon.

Reviewed by Lynn 10th June 2022

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A wonderful little gem located in a delightfully pretty village, the cottage welcomes you from the moment you open the front door. Quirky furnishings and fabulous attention to detail make this a truly individual little place. Well located for exploring the Rutland area, there are also many lovely walks right from the front door. A great holiday forRead more our doggie too, a thoughful welcome bag included treats for him and for us. Alex was wonderful, providing us with lots of 'to do' info. Thank you xx Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 28th May 2022

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Smock & Dog is a fabulous dog friendly cottage in a pretty village. The cottage is very stylish and quirky and the owner is super helpful and made us feel very welcome. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay.

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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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