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Focus on: Ranksborough Hall, Rutland

November 13th, 2015 by Emily
Ranksborough Hall Rutland

The lavish interior of Ranksborough Hall, Rutland

Take a jaunt down to Ranksborough Hall in Rutland for a rural holiday cottage break with a difference. Set amongst the rolling hills of Middle-England, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this countryside county.

Regency living in rural Rutland

A grand old manor with distinguished original features, Ranksborough Hall nestles amongst the rural splendour of Langham, a village constructed of stone with two historic pubs. The house is surrounded by 50 acres of parkland, ideal for a lazy picnic or walk with the dog.

The Regency interior is extravagant, with intricate fire-places, elaborate curtains and a host of antiques and curiosities. Sleeping between 2 – 4 people with space to spare, the apartment-style holiday cottages cluster around the courtyard and one wing of the Hall itself, and feature open fire places and even a hot tub to warm up in after a winter stroll.

Wild-life, walks, water sports and more

“Multum in parvo” (“much in little”) is the region’s motto, and Rutland lives up to it, boasting a fine array of activities packaged in to the UK’s smallest county. Check out the home of tomorrow’s world leaders at the prestigious Oakham and Uppingham schools, explore picturesque local villages or the exquisite finery of Elizabethan Burghley House.

You’re also near to Rutland Water reservoir, a vast artificial lake that’s ideal for bike riding, long walks or water sports activities, such as sailing or fishing. The reservoir is also home to many rare forms of wildlife, such as the osprey, and has a history all of its own with the ghostly sunken villages of Upper and Nether Hambleton.

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