Traditional farmhouse B & B, standing on a hill overlooking the Gwash Valley. Extensive garden. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 7 guests.
Stabling available for up to 6 horses. Access to bridle way and footpath. Plenty of parking in the farmyard.
Recently refurbished and now fully open again after a fire in our bathroom.
On our working all pasture farm we are keen to encourage natural wildlife habitats and over the years have created 12 ponds, 4 areas of woodland and cut and layered most of the hedges to create an environment that is beneficial to both farm livestock and the great variety of wildlife living on our farm.
Our farmhouse is situated only half a mile from Oakham with extensive views looking south across the valley. The extensive garden has been opened during 2013 for the National Garden Scheme. There is direct access onto the local rights of way network for riding and walking.
William and Jane wish to provide you with a comfortable place to stay near Braunston. We have four rooms available, sleeping up to seven guests. Each room is decorated and furnished to a very high standard so you won’t be disappointed, no matter which room you choose.
We are on hand to make certain that your stay at Hill Top farm is as enjoyable as possible and to give advice on local events and places of interest.
You are invited to wander around the extensive garden to look at the plantings, wild flower areas, tree plantings, ponds and poultry/fruit tree paddock. For those wishing to walk further the farm is all grass with attractive ponds, views, and woodlands.
Interaction with Guests
Delighted for our guests to join us after dinner to relax before going to bed and at breakfast in our kitchen/living room when numbers allow.
Rutland, motto: 'multum in parvo', is England's smallest county and it does pack 'much into little'. What more could be said!
The railway station is only half a mile away and we can arrange for a local taxi company to service your visit. There is a local bus service with an interchange in Oakham from where you may access many areas of Rutland by using the 'Rutland Hopper' service.
Other Things to Note
We are very keen for you to enjoy your stay and therefore would be delighted to offer any further local advice or help. Rutland has a number of doctors' surgeries and also is very proud of is Cottage Memorial Hospital in Oakham.
We wish for our guests to enjoy their stay and to respect our rural way of life and values.
No smoking is allowed within the home.
Please do let us know your expected time of arrival and departure. Also please provide a contact mobile number, email address in case of the need to make contact.
Dogs are welcome but, with our 3 bitches, not in the main house! We suggest a travel cage should you wish for your dog to sleep with our dogs or we can layout a dog bed in one of the stables.
William and Jane were very helpful and welcoming. Upon arrival they informed us of all the lovely things to do and visit in and around oakham. William was kind enough to lend us some wellies and binoculars to go for a lovely long walk around their grounds and sit by the pond and go bird watching. He was a lot of fun to have conversation with and we enjoyed his many stories. Breakfast was excellent with a variety of different foods to choose from, and the scrambled eggs were the best we had tasted - fresh off the farm. They even had us some to take home. William and Jane's house was very well kept and would be a delight to anyone passing through or looking for a countryside getaway. We thank them greatly.
Hill Top Farm was the venue chosen to stay over a weekend for a family wedding in the area.
We were greeted on arrival by welcoming hosts and given refreshments before retiring to immaculately furnished and decorated bedrooms with all comforts and facilities provided.
Following a sumptuous breakfast we were invited to walk around the farm with the family dogs.
William and Jane were extremely hospitable at all times, arranging taxi transport and making it possible for return at our convenience in the early hours. They made us feel very much at home and more like friends rather than paying guests! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending Hill Top Farm as an excellent place to stay in Rutland
Jane was away but William made us immediately welcome and was a wonderful host, providing tea and biscuits on arrival. We felt as though we were visiting long lost family!
The bedroom was spacious, spotless and luxurious and the beds very comfortable. We had our own bathroom which was equally well apppointed.
William invited us to accompany him when he fed the farm animals and we then walked around his picturesque farm admiring the views. He lit the wood burner and engaged us in conversation then rang local hostelries to check availbility for an evening meal. The following morning he cooked us a delicious breakfast.
I look forward to going back to see the garden and farm in another season as the whole place was quite beautiful.
From arriving to leaving throughout our stay Jane and William made us feel most welcome. Our room and bathroom were beautiful everything needed was provided and the farm was lovely to walk around! I had a cycle race early in the morning but was still offered breakfast at 5am! My mum had a fanastic breakfast with the hosts later feeling most welcome and at home. Jane and William were happy for me to come back and shower after my race which was perfect and we didn't feel rushed to leave, we will defiantly be staying again. What a great find, thank you so much for a lovely stay!
Jane and William are really delightful and made me very welcome at their beautiful farm. I stayed with my business partner and we had to make a very early start so William got up to make a good hearty breakfast with home made porridge. I have been back to stay with my wife since and had a cooked breakfast that Jane prepared with good quality ingredients including eggs from her own chickens.
The house is a classic English country home very comfortable and with great attention to detail and a truly exceptional experience. There are stunning views to enjoy in the morning and when we arrived in the evening we stayed in the large and cosy kitchen/breakfast room near the Aga where we had a drink and an interesting chat. They have four well behaved quiet and friendly dogs.
I hope we can find an excuse to go again soon and it would be lovely to stay for longer and explore the area as it is a very attractive part of England.
Jane and William are new to Airbnb but are experienced B&B'ers I really wish them well as they are charming and run a very good operation. If you are interested in staying with them I would encourage you to go soon as I am sure it won't be long before they are fully booked
Exceptional B&B. We had an excellent night’s stay at Hill Top Farm. Jane and her husband William were fantastic hosts!