Fletland Holiday Hamlet opens door to luxury “boltholes”
Explore a new five-star family holiday retreat in glorious countryside.
BBC cricket correspondent and former England cricketer Jonathan “Aggers” Agnew recently welcomed guests at the official opening of Fletland Holiday Hamlet near Stamford – the perfect base for those in search of a peaceful and luxurious country getaway.
Fletland Holiday Hamlet offers first class accommodation across five properties and sits alongside owners Philip and Melanie Baker’s 18th-century watermill and manor house. The Sett and The Den are one bedroomed cottages, converted from the old stables. The family-friendly Warren, with three bedrooms, was once the 1750s coachhouse and the Roost and the Holt are three
bedroomed cottages, each with extensive river frontage.
These newly-opened properties sit alongside Fletland Mill, a former grain mill on the banks of the River Glen – the mill provides a further four bedrooms and spectacular views over the millpond and surrounding countryside.
Spacious bedrooms (including four ground floor en-suite rooms), vast living spaces and well-equipped kitchens provide luxury in a tranquil setting.
The Hamlet and Mill offer flexible accommodation for two to 30 guests, and are available for weekends, mid-week breaks or seven night stays, as well as for longer stays by arrangement.
The sound of running waters provides an air of peaceful calm. Fletland enjoys an enviable position, with each property having its own private patio overlooking the river and the grazing horses (and llamas!) in the fields.
Set within three acres of mainly lawned grounds, outdoor facilities include barbecues, tables and chairs ideal to relax in on those lazy summer days. A further 25 acres of fields and woodland includes exclusive riverside walks. Well-behaved dogs are welcome with plenty of walks right from the doorstep. The millpond and 600m of river frontage provide on site catch and return fishing; the tennis court awaits more energetic guests.
The area offers interesting days out for the whole family with historic Stamford only seven miles away; other nearby attractions include Tallington Lakes, Rutland Water, Grimsthorpe Castle, Woolsthorpe Manor, Nene Valley Railway and Peterborough Cathedral.
HISTORY AND NATURE
“The history of the mill fascinates me; built before the 1730s, there was once an adjoining bakery – sited where guests park their cars,” explains Philip Baker. “We recently found lead shot from the civil war and a Bronze Age artefact – in the riverbank by the weir. The most famous occupant was probably Henry Royce (of Rolls-Royce), as the mill was owned by one of his relatives.
“Fletland is home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer, stoats, foxes, hares, badgers and otters, as well as red kites, sparrowhawks, buzzards and kestrels.
“Living here is an honour and a privilege that we will never take for granted; whether it is an early morning coffee by the millpond, or a spectacular sunset over the river, the beauty of the place can be breathtaking.”