Visit Cottesmore and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Cottesmore, Rutland. About 4 miles North East of Oakham on the B668, Cottesmore was made famous by the hunt, one of the most famous in this pre-eminently fox-hunting part of England. The Cottesmore Hounds were established in Exton in 1732 but moved here in 1788.
There are some charming stone-built and thatched houses and good trees. The Church of St Nicholas has a complicated history, with a font probably of c. 1200, a l4th-century spire and l7th-century pulpit. Anglo-Saxon finds have been excavated in the neighbourhood.
Up a small lane l½ miles to the North West Barrow stands high and commands fine views to Leicestershire.
The Church of St Mary has a l4th-century broach spire of unusual design and an originally Norman interior. In the north chapel is some heraldic glass, once part of the ancient church at Pick-worth, which was shattered in the Wars of the Roses.
Try to visit the quarries, which have been worked since the mid-13th century and have supplied stone to Peterborough and Ely cathedrals, many Oxford colleges and the house at Burley. It was also chosen for the rebuilding of the bombed House of Commons. There is no blasting. The stone is excavated with drills and wedges.
At Greetham, 3 miles away on the B668 to Oakham, is the well-known Ram Jam Inn.
Nearby towns: Bourne, Grantham, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Stamford
Nearby villages: Braunston, Buckminster, Burley, Careby, Casterton, Castle Bytham, Clipsham, Collyweston, Colsterworth, Coston, Counthorpe, Creeton, Easton on the Hill, Edith Weston, Edmondthorpe, Egleton, Empingham, Exton, Freeby, Great Casterton, Greetham, Gunby, Hambleton, Ketton, Knossington, Little Bytham, Manton, Market Overton, Normanton, North Luffenham, North Witham, Pilton, Preston, Sewstern, South Luffenham, South Witham, Sproxton, Stainby, Stonesby, Stretton, Swayfield, Swinstead, Tickencote, Tinwell, Upper Hambleton, Waltham on the Wolds, Withcote, Wymondham
Have you decided to visit Cottesmore or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Cottesmore bed and breakfast (a Cottesmore B&B or Cottesmore b and b)
- a Cottesmore guesthouse
- a Cottesmore hotel (or motel)
- a Cottesmore self-catering establishment, or
- other Cottesmore accommodation