'Autumn Cottage'


Autumn Cottage is an ideal location for exploring the region including the nearby busy market & impressive public school towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and is only 10 miles from historic Stamford (filming for the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice and TV's Middlemarch). Rutland is a truly unspoiled rural gem in the heart of Middle England.

Three stunning film locations for the Da Vinci Code movie, Burghley House, Belvoir Castle & Lincoln Cathedral are all within a short drive.

"Multum in Parvo", the motto of the County of Rutland translates from Latin as "Much in Little"... the same is true of Sticky End.
This charming English Heritage Grade II Listed oak-beamed thatched cottage, dating back to 1807, has been lovingly restored and furnished to an extremely high standard to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat. Our cottages are perfect for a romantic or "get away from it all" break in step back in time countryside, villages & market towns.Rutland is a paradise for walkers & cyclists alike. Autumn Cottage provides access from Preston straight across the country footpaths!
Rutland Water, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, provide a beautiful back drop for sailing, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching, golf and walking.

Traditional country pubs offer excellent cuisine, stately homes such as Belvoir Castle , magnificent Burghley House (home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials) and National Trust properties including Belton House are within a short drive, whilst shopping tends to be "unique and antique" and a pleasurable world away from the shopping centre chains. Geoff Hamilton's legacy of his famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by.

A Cottage for all Seasons
  At Autumn Cottage you will find a delightful holiday or weekend escape, relax in a cottage full of curios and character, yet still enjoy all your home comforts.  

The accommodation comprises:



•  Oak beamed sitting room with open inglenook log fire
•  Quaint study / library with books/ DVD 's & CD's for your stay
•  Traditional pine kitchen with cosy dining area
•  Separate utility room / cloakroom with washing machine
•  Bathroom also with shower


•  Main double bedroom with washbasin & en suite toilet
•  Comfortable second double bedroom


•  Front cobbled cottage garden

•  Charming rear courtyard garden with garden furniture and barbecue facility

•  Private garage for secure parking and storage of bicycles, fishing equipment, etc


Preston is situated in the East Midlands county of Rutland , a small but beautiful and unsung area waiting to be discovered. Nestling in Middle England one hundred miles north of London , it is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire , and southeast by Northamptonshire. The historic town of Stamford is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire .

Autumn Cottage therefore makes a perfect base from which to explore the immediate area as well as treasures such as Cambridge and Lincoln plus major cities such Nottingham , Leicester and Peterborough , all of which are within a 60 minute drive.

Rutland 's greatest length north to south is only 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles. It is the smallest (in terms of area) normal unitary authority in mainland England (only the City of London is smaller!).

The two principal towns are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham, whilst there are many quintessentially English villages to be enjoyed. At the centre of the county is a vast and picturesque reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve, serving as an over-wintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for Ospreys. Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe , covering some 1225 hectares(3100 acres). Completed in 1977, the reservoir is in the centre of Rutland and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling.

Oakham and Uppingham are charming market towns, famous for their public schools. Oakham hosts its own summer festival. Melton Mowbray including its renowned Pork Pie shop lies just to the north of the county.

Stamford is a beautiful historic town with marvellous shops and on its outskirts boasts the jewel of Burghley House home to the Burghley Horse Trials (7-10 September 2006) and a popular location for filming. The Stamford Shakespeare Festival (5 June-2 September 2006 - The Recruiting Officer, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream) is held annually at Tolethorpe Hall where a picnic on the lawns, a stroll around the lawn, pond and flowerbeds and shrubberies all add to the magic of a visit to Rutland Open Air Theatre.

Rockingham Motor Speedway and Rockingham Castle lie just 25 minutes drive south. The Stunning Belvoir Castle stands splendidly in the Vale of Belvoir just 25 minutes drive to the north.

There are 3 golf courses within a short drive, including the excellent Greetham Valley.