Pear Tree Cottage

Oakham, Rutland
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1572 737810

Comfortable, sociable house in the heart of Manton village. Good breakfasts, pretty garden and you can walk to the pub for dinner


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Have tea and cake on the patio when you arrive, accompanied by birdsong and the odd baa from sheep in the field beyond. From the garden there are magnificent views across the valley.Both cosy rooms are en suite – the twin has the garden view. Anne gives you a generous breakfast with eggs from the farm at the bottom of the hill, Oakham butcher bacon and sausages, mushrooms, beans, fruit, porridge, cereals…Walk to Rutland Water where you can kayak, windsurf or hop on the Rutland Belle Paddle Steamer. Dinner is just a stroll – at the award-winning Horse & Jockey pub; their lunchtime baguettes are legendary fuel too for hungry cyclists who have completed the 20 or so miles of the Rutland Water circuit.

Conservatory with dining area linked to Pear Tree Cottage

We think you'll love

  • The friendly host
  • Anne's tasty breakfasts
  • Having so much to do and see on the doorstep
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You should know

  • The double room has the smaller en suite and a road view
  • There might be some traffic noise on weekday mornings and early evenings


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £70.
1 Double
From £80
1 Twin
From £85



Another Sawdays gem! My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were in the beautifully decorated twin room with very comfortable beds, a large ensuite bathroom and great views of the garden and fields beyond. Anne was the perfect host, very friendly and welcoming and cooked a lovely breakfast. We had a beautiful celebratory meal out at Hitchen's Barn in Oakham and on our final night travelled out to The Fox and Hounds, a lovely country pub in Knossington, where we had another brilliant meal with excellent service.

Tim, Lichfield

We had a very enjoyable stay at Pear Tree Cottage, it was immaculately clean. Anne is a lovely host , we would definitely stay again when in the area. Mary and Tim

Mary, Sheringham

A friendly welcome and much appreciated tea tray on arrival after our journey. High quality comfort, beds, linens and en-suite. Anne provides generous and helpful hospitality. Lovely breakfasts in bright conservatory to set us up for exploration. Relaxing garden and views situated in a small country village. Anne helped us find pubs for evening meals, navigating post Covid limitations. Pear Tree Cottage is easy to locate when arriving for the first time. Altogether a great short break.

Anne, Hassocks

Pear Tree cottage is the best of Sawday: toasty warm, comfy beds, spacious rooms, abundant hot water, not forgetting afternoon tea and a delicious breakfast. Anne is a cheery, capable and interesting hostess who generously leant us her new map so we could make the most of exploring the beautiful unspoilt countryside. A hidden gem. Thank you, Anne.

Jane, London

Our first tentative weekend away post Covid lockdown and we felt safe and secure with Anne. She sourced us a delicious home food meal from a local pub which she kindly heated for us. Anne is a very convivial host and we felt quite at home. So much to do and see in the local area.

Liz, Gloucester

I had a wonderful stay at this Sawdays b and b and I have stayed in many. I was away with work and stayed here for two nights. Anne is the perfect host, she's a very smart, well spoken lady with impeccable taste both in her home and the breakfast. I was lady on my own and Anne made me feel so welcome, and nothing was too much trouble for her. The bed, pillows and bedding are Sawdays at their best. I ate in the pub down the road in the evenings and that was very good too. It was a perfect stay and I felt refreshed in the morning after a most contented nights sleep. Thank you Anne very much

Karen, Hereford

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The neighbourhood

From Manton, Stamford is nine miles by car, Oakham and Uppingham three – or 45 minutes if you fancy walking. These three towns form the triangle of Rutland Water, which is just a quarter of a mile away – a man-made reservoir created in 1976 and offering heaps of activities. There’s a cycle track all the way round including the Hambleton Peninsula (great pub here, The Finches Arms); hire bikes or bring yours – they can be stored at Anne’s. Hambleton Hall has an award-winning Michelin star chef and the restaurant is renowned for its tasting menu. Tea at The George at Stamford is wonderful – add a glass of bubbly to make it extra special.

Local points of interest from Anne Butler

  • Pear Tree Cottage is so close to Rutland Water for the fantastic bird watching (Bird Fair, August), walking, cycling, sailing (Sailing Club 1 mile), golf (club 1 mile), fishing, water sports, boat trips.
  • For less sporty types, the lovely Georgian town of Stamford is 9 miles away, with shopping and exploring the many alleyways snaking away from the town centre. Theatre, cafes, restaurants antique shops and, of course, a visit to The George Hotel is a must
  • Oakham and Uppingham are both 3 miles away and are home to two famous schools. Both are charming small market towns with an array of independent shops, antique shops, book shops, delis, butchers etc.
  • No visit to this part of the world would be complete without paying ones' respects to King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, where he now rests. He spent more than 500 years nearby in the remains of Grey Friars Church, beneath, what is now, a car park.
  • Castles and fine houses galore in this area - Belvoir, Rockingham and Grimsthorpe castles, Burghley House, Fotheringhay.
  • Road, rail and air - buses to Oakham and Corby depart from bus stop 100 yds away. Oakham railway station is 3 miles and East Midlands Airport is 40 miles away. If you arrive here by car there is off road parking


Anne Butler

Anne farmed in Essex, bred horses and ran a B&B there for many years (previously with Sawday's). She retired and moved to Rutland, where she likes welcoming guests into her home and making it a relaxing place to stay.