Old Hall Coach House

Oakham, Rutland
Bed & Breakfast

Snowdrops and crocuses in spring, a log fire in the drawing room in winter. The grounds are beautiful, Rutland Water walks a treat


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A rare and special setting; the grounds of the house meet the edge of Rutland Water, with far-reaching lake and church views. There’s a terrace with table and chairs, a stunning garden and a croquet lawn. Inside: high ceilings, stone archways, antiques, a log fire to sit by. Comfortable and traditional bedrooms have smart, handsome bathrooms; the twin has glorious views from both windows. Wake for an Aga-cooked spread of home-laid eggs, sausages and homemade marmalade. Rutland is a mini-Cotswolds of stone villages and gentle hills; Georgian Stamford, Burghley House and Belvoir Castle are all near. Cecilie is a well-travelled, interesting host.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay two nights at weekends. Children over 6 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner £30. Pub/restaurant 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles from £45.
1 Twin
From £95
1 Double
From £95


We stayed in the cosy flat for two nights in the depths of winter. The flat was extremely cosy, wonderfully comfortable beds and a fridge full of delicious things to enjoy for our breakfast. It was the perfect antidote to an exhausting family Christmas. Perfect in every way and Cecile was most welcoming. Thank you so much!

Di, Salisbury

Lovely house in fabulous location. I had a sunny walk around Rutland water before a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs. Great views and a delightful host who could not have been more hospitable .


Great stay. Thank you, Cecilie, for providing the lovely setting and interesting conversation. Enjoyed the walk along the water's edge to an Italian Restaurant where we had - out of season - four staff serving the two of us with ice cold beer & good Italian food.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Cecilie Ingoldby

  • Stamford has been nominated the best place to live by the Sunday Times. The market towns of Oakham and Uppingham are also within 5 miles and offer independent shops and award winning bakers and restaurants.
  • Rutland Water offers sailing, swimming, windsurfing and trout fishing and the Rutland Belle sails round the water in the summer with early morning cruises for birdwatchers. There is every chance that the Osprey will be seen.
  • Rockingham, Grimsthorpe & Belvoir Castles, Belton House & Deene Park: all half an hour. Magnificent Burghley House is nearby. Visit cathedrals in Leicester (where Richard 111 lies) Lincoln, Ely & Peterborough (where Catherine, wife of Henry V111 lies).
  • Visitors can walk from the house and join the 23 mile Bridleway round Rutland Water or sail from Rutland Sailing Club in the village or play golf a mile away. Guest can even get married at Normanton Church which can be seen from the twin bedroom.
  • Burghley Horse Trials takes place in September and the International Bird Fair in August. at Egleton which is five miles away.
  • The late Geoff Haimilton's Barnsdale Garden is across the water and Easton Gardens a little further away. The steam trains at Nene Valley operate at holiday times.