Old Rectory

Oakham, Rutland
Bed & Breakfast

Aga-baked goodies and 2 lovely old bedrooms in this delightful B&B; there’s lots of lush countryside to explore and a fun welcome awaits


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Jane Austen fans will swoon. This elegant 1740s village house was used as Mr Collins’s ‘humble abode’ by the BBC: you breakfast in the beautiful dining room that was ‘Mr Collins’s hall’, and you can sleep in ‘Miss Bennett’s bedroom’. Victoria is wonderful – feisty, fun and gregarious – and looks after you beautifully with White Company linen in chintzy old-fashioned bedrooms, a log fire in the drawing room, fruit from the lovely garden, homemade jams and Aga-cooked local bacon and eggs. Guests love it here. You are near to some pleasant market towns and good walking and riding country. Don’t forget the smelling salts!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 12pm
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs within 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £50..
1 Twin
From £90
1 Double
From £90


4 of us had a lovely weekend at the Old Rectory. It’s a charismatic house in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Victoria, our host, could not have made us feel more welcome and was extremely helpful. There is a wealth of excellent pubs and restaurants in the area and plenty of interesting walks to build up an appetite!

Carole, Hove

A wonderful surprise awaited my wife and friends when we all arrived at the Rectory, a beautiful location, great rooms and a really warm welcome. The house is just beautiful. The Rectory is conveniently located for a number of interesting places to visit.

Mark, Brighton

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Old Rectory. It is situated in a peaceful area, beside a lovely church. Victoria could not have been a more hospitable host; she made us a delicious cooked breakfast each morning, (including catering for a vegetarian), with fresh fruit, cereals and smooth, rich coffee. We enjoyed her little dog, Jacko, and were also quite chuffed to stay in the very bedroom Elizabeth Bennett used in the BBC Pride and Prejudice series. I would recommend this B&B if you want somewhere quiet to stay, near a pleasant town with good pub restaurants. It's lovely!

Nancy, Bushey

We had a lovely visit as part of a Pride and Prejudice tour. Tor fixed a delicious dinner as well as delightful breakfast. She was a gracious host and went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of.

Dan, Sweet home

What a special place! A warm welcome - the fire was lit in the sitting room ready for our arrival; there were treats in our bedroom (Lizzie Bennett's!); and heaps of generously sized towels in the bathroom. We slept incredibly well in the comfy bed with its gorgeous white linen, breakfasted on fresh coffee, home made jams and tasty eggs and bacon. Victoria was lovely; we went next door to church with her on Sunday morning in glorious autumnal mists with the sun peeping through and sheep grazing on the churchyard. It was all perfect and we had a marvellous time. Thank you!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Victoria Owen

  • Beautiful country houses to visit nearby include, Burghley House, Belton House & Grimsthorpe Castle
  • Rutland is full of beautiful churches, many included in Simon Jenkins' book The 1000 Best Churches,. including Teigh.
  • Rutland Water is close by and good for walking & bicycling and also The Bird Fair in August each year.
  • Burghley Horse Trials are in early September, and are wonderful for non-stop shopping, as well as Cross Country, Dressage & Showjumping.
  • Sir Isaac Newton was born near Grantham, and his home is opened by the National Trust from March to November.
  • Plenty of good local resteraunts, including the Berkeley Arms in Wymondham, The Olive Branch in Clipsham & Hambleton Hall