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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, Leicestershire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
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 a peaceful and pretty village in the heart of England this stylishly renovated cottage offers couples the perfect backdrop to any visit whatever the time of year or occasion.

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: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Dominic 4th February 2022

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Fantastic cottage in quaint English village. Lovely area, plenty to do nearby, beautiful local dog friendly pub. and loads of walking on your doorstep. Slept like an angel ( which is rare for me). The shower was to die for, shame I couldnt get it in the back of the motor when I left. Communication with owner, and Chelsey the cleaner was exceptionalRead more. Will be definitely trying to book here next year. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 22nd October 2021

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Clean and comfortable, well kept enclosed garden. Good location, 2 miles from Oakham, friendly village pub.

Reviewed by Keith 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Graham 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline 17th September 2021

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Fantastic cosy quiet cottage , lovely village , the cottage had everything we needed, very modern , even had netflix on the TV ,great private safe dog friendly garden,great welcome pack of wine, biscuits and dog treats ,we loved Rutland waters for beautiful walks stopping off at each car park point and exploring the walking areas , Alex the ower waRead mores very prompt with information and very friendly texts , thankyou would definitely recommend this place and hopefully return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Russell 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Harry 2nd July 2021

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Yes we enjoyed our stay lovely walks from the village and surrounding area access and parking could be a issue with less mobile people the road outside the property can be very busy care need when parking.The pub is very handy and staff friendly although only open Friday to Sunday at present.There was plenty of information for walks and places to vRead moreisit we loved the beauty of Rutland Hide

Reviewed by Susan 28th May 2021

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This is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful area. Very well equipped and beautifully converted building. Ideal for a couple to explore the area from.

Reviewed by Julie 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 30th April 2021

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A lovely cottage in a lovely village, with easy access to many places to visit.

Reviewed by Mark 23rd April 2021

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What an excellent place this was our second visit and we will gladly book again it is a truest excellent cottage and superb location

Reviewed by Zoe 16th April 2021

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We had the most GORGEOUS time! What a beautiful cottage - comfortable, well-stocked and so stylish. Dog was visibly upset when we got home again - I think she thought we were starting a new life! We were very lucky with the weather and the walks right on your doorstep are amazing - I think Dog's favourite part was the home-cooked pork scratchings tRead morehat the chef at the village pub made her specially. We'll definitely be back. xx Hide

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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
Show 12 moreA complementary mix of old and new

Location

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