Manton Lodge Farm
About Caroline Burnaby-Atkins
Caroline Burnaby-Atkins has lived at Manton Lodge Farm since the mid-seventies, raised her family there, and is now a doting grandmother to Eddie, Gabriella, Rollo and Sophia, all of whom enjoy visiting from their homes in London from time-to-time. Caroline is devoted to the maintenance and improvement of the large and beautiful garden at Manton Lodge Farm and welcomes guests to share the tranquillity and beauty of the rural location and its surroundings with her.
Caroline Burnaby-Atkins purchased this Apartment in 1976
Why Caroline Burnaby-Atkins chose Manton
Manton Lodge Self Catering combines well-appointed, modern-built accommodation, with the charm of a Rutland stone farmhouse. Surrounded by fabulous gardens full of flowers, and set in 100 acres of private land, it is an oasis of tranquility with fabulous views - Rutland at its very best. It is mid-way between the charming market towns of Uppingham and Oakham and just a few miles from glorious Georgian Stamford. It is three quarters of a mile as the crow flies to Rutland Water and offers easy access to its many activities and attractions including sailing, bird-watching, fly-fishing, the aqua park, osprey centre etc.
What makes this Apartment unique
A wonderful feature is the property’s acclaimed garden. Developed over more than 40 years by the current owners, it is open regularly as part of the National Garden Scheme and has been featured in Rutland Pride magazine. Extending to more than an acre , guests are invited to explore its York-stone terraces, stepped walkways, and intimate paths. Features include specimen trees, stone statues and urns, rose gardens, and an ornamental pond with fountain. With a dazzling array of different blooms it’s a blaze of scent and colour throughout the growing season and of course acts as haven for birdlife. Alternatively just sit on one of the many teak benches dotted about the place and soak in the surroundings.
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Lovely position, comfortable bed and everything you need
Excellent position for walking to local pub and onwards to Rutland Waters. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately the upstairs residents were quite noisy which disturbed our slightly noise sensitive dog. Overall would recommend and visit again
Thank you for your kind review, just sorry that the people above were a little inconsiderate, not up to our usual careful guests, we too were not altogether thrilled with them.
Do come again!
Lovely stay - even better than the photos and description
This property is a delightful gem in the Rutland countryside. Well equipped and comfortable, the flat has lovely views of the gardens and surrounding countryside and the proximity to Rutland Water was excellent.
Although the weather could have been considerable kinder, the accommodation was comfortable and homely. The bathroom was superb and the very large double bed was extremely comfortable. The apartment was well apppointed and the host was available if required. The central heating was efficient and the place was very clean. It was an ideal base from which to explore Rutland and we would recommend it to other holiday-makers.
Fabulous place to visit
My husband I stayed here for 12 days in July, 2017. I was very pleased when we arrived.The pictures are exactly what you get. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous landscaping and such a peaceful place. Mrs. Atkins is a lovely person, very personable. We truly wished it wasn't time to move on. Sad to know we will not see Mrs. Atkins or her beautiful place again.
Thank you both, there is a spot in the garden which is known as "Mickey's Corner", a lovely remembrance of you both-thank you.
Hope the rest of your UK visit was a success and wish you a safe return to the States
Have just come back from a week close to Rutland Water and I want to say how delighted we were with our accommodation in the Garden Apartment at Manton Lodge Farm. We were immediately hit by the magnificant views across the valley from the sitting room and bedroom windows and the glorious gardens around the house abundant with spring flowers. The apartment was all we could wish for with a well equipt kitchen and cosy sitting room. The spacious bedroom and bathroom was also a bonus.
There are plenty of interesting walks around Rutland Water and if interested in sailing there was plenty going on at the Rutland Sailing Club. Also of great interest were the Barnsdale Gardens where we spent some 4-5 hours.
If you like the great outdoors and self catering in a natural country setting do give Manton Lodge a try. You will get a warm welcome.
Thank you for such a lovely and encouraging review - we must be getting something right! You were lovely guests, come back soon, and a big thank you to Mike for burning my bonfire! Caroline
A beautiful & relaxing stay
Everything was exactly like the pictures.
We stayed with our very old dog in tow in the Valley View apartment that definitely lived up to its name, rolling country side views from all the windows and a most spectacular well stocked garden that was a pleasure to stroll around.
The apartment was well furnished and very clean. Kitchen was small but functional for a short break, missed not having a full cooker but gave us a good excuse to eat out! The huge comfy bed gave us some good nights sleep too.
Lots to do around Rutland and some great walks. Stamford is definitely worth a visit and not far away.
Fantastic setting to unwind & relax in, Caroline was a great host and would recommend the place to friends & family.
We hope to stay again in the future.
Manton is on the edge of Rutland Water, the biggest man-made reservoir in Europe, hosting a wide range of leisure activities including fly-fishing, sailing, cycling, bird-watching, golf etc.