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“A charming house in an idyllic setting”
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Snowy Christmas 2014 near lake on peninsula
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Hambleton Peninsula, Rutland water Side view of The Old Post and Telegraph Office cottage in Hambleton
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30 reviews
Snowy Christmas 2014 near lake on peninsula
Hambleton Peninsula, Rutland water
Side view of The Old Post and Telegraph Office cottage in Hambleton
Sunset on Rutland water which is located around 200 metres away from cottage
Kitchen seats 6 people
kitchen
Hambleton village - The Old Post Office is in the centre of the village
Rear garden
Cottage
woodburner sittingroom
Dining hallway
Front dining hallway with sofa and  table seats 6 people
Church  side sittingroom with open fireplace
bathroom
Bedroom 1 overlooking the church - King size bed
Front bedroom - kingsize bed
single bedroom with additional bed underneath single bed.
sittingroom
Cottage view
SUNSET, HAMBLETON PENINSULA
Front door
Clock
Front garden view to 11th Century Church in Hambleton
Terrace at the Finches pub across the road -  voted one of best pubs in UK.
Old Hall on Rutland water, Hambleton peninsula
Lake view
Bluebells in the wood nearby on the lake in May
Sunset, Hambleton peninsula
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Hambleton, Rutland, England

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iggymusto
New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A charming house in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The owner is extremely responsive and her attention to detail is remarkable. The decor is of a very high standard without being austere. We were comfortable and felt very much at home with our three children. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The kitchen is fully equipped and spacious enough for us to cook at home most evenings. I can find no fault whatsoever in this vacation rental. We will definitely return and would recommend it to anyone.

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Carol W
Wingrave Uk
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top Rate Accommodation”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for four nights in early August. The Old Post Office is one of the best self catering properties that we have stayed in. Everything is done to a very high standard and we had a very relaxing break.

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Liked best: The location and high quality of the accommodation
Liked least: No WiFi, but we managed!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Katie C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Elegant and comfortable”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage has been done to a very high standard and has some lovely luxury touches. We were blessed with good weather but I don't think we would have minded if the British weather had trapped us inside!

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DebHWD
Northumberland, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay in a lovely location”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We enjoyed 5 nights at TOPO and felt very relaxed and 'at home' in the cottage. It is very well equipped with everything you need. The TOPO is very tastefully decorated and furnished and we were happy to entertain guests during our stay. We will certainly book again as it is a good base for us as we have family and friends in the area.
Just a note on some things that didn't make it absolutely perfect for us - although I must stress we will book again - no WIFI which could be a good or bad thing depending on reason for staying away - it is available FOC in Finches across the road. The garden is really lovely but not so private. Hambleton has lots of visitors and TOPO is such that tourists like to stop and take photos whilst we were relaxing in the garden. However this has to be outweighed by the lovely ambience of the cottage.

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Liked best: The style and interiors design of the property
Liked least: It actually wasn't as well cleaned as I thought it would be
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gail W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A quality property”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is a lovely property in a very pretty location. Hambleton is a quiet village and traffic light. Facilities are excellent and spacious and I gather The Old Post Office (TOPO) has had only a few months of use. The garden is well maintained and has the benefit of afternoon sun so pleasant to sit in - if you are lucky with the weather - which we were not. TOPO was cosy and comfortable to keep out of the cold and rain so we still had a lovely break away. For this reason were very glad we had booked a cottage and not B&B. Although we did not use them, there are log burners and fires with a generous supply of fuel to use. The beds are super comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped and a good shower, although the step over the bath to get in is quite high. Parking is on the road but we always found a space right outside. The Pub is just across the road and serves good food. Walking and cycling around the area is safe and well provided for with lots of cycle paths all around. There are a few house rules but these are politely requested and will keep the property at the high standard it is.

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Liked best: That it felt brand new.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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