Your Stay

The area

Near Stamford, Uppingham and Oakham, three of England’s most charming towns, Ayston is peaceful and unspoilt. Rambling old stone houses, village green, red phone box, church and pastures full of grazing cattle make it a timeless rural idyll.

The Area

Ayston and beyond

Despite being just across the road from Uppingham, you’ll probably not have been through Ayston. It’s a picture postcard village on a road to nowhere in particular, other than rolling fields. So it’s unspoilt, peaceful and tucked away - the perfect place to stay.

If you are out exploring the village, there’s a beautiful church just across the village green while Castle Chase Cottages sit in wonderful ancient parkland surrounded by oaks, beech and other native trees. Just over the fence, from spring to autumn cattle graze the green pastures with far reaching views over the Rutland countryside.

Because our cottages are so close to Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, you’ll find a wide choice of local facilities, shops, cafés, tea rooms and restaurants. We’re a short drive from Rutland Water too with its 4,200 acres of open countryside, nature reserves and stunning walks.

There is so much to do around, and on, Rutland Water. Whether it’s bird watching, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes, golf, boat trips, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding of the Aqua Park during the summer you will find an activity that suits you.

There are plenty of places to visit including Burghley House with its annual horse trials, Boughton House, Barnsdale Gardens, Sacrewell Farm, Rockingham Castle and market towns slightly further afield including Oundle, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.

The Tack Room is a great place to stay - it is comfortable, well equipped and set in beautiful surroundings. I stayed for a business trip and it was brilliant to come back to somewhere spotlessly clean, peaceful and relaxing at the end of a busy day. Sarah and her team have created somewhere really special that I would be very happy to recommend

Local information

Market Towns
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Castle Chase Cottages