This imaginatively designed luxury self-contained cottage near Stamford is a dreamy nest for lovebirds looking for a romantic break.
Pea Cottage has been a barn conversion where every aspect has been planned in the smallest detail. This includes antique door fittings, a plentiful supply of seasoned logs for the wood burner, an Everhot range, period lighting and Bakelite switches, to list just a few.
Weekend break? Our top four things to do...
We’ve listed four things to do during a weekend break to Stamford, but you could have just as much fun heading off on a picturesque country walk. There is a public foot path near to the cottage to take you on some lovely circular routes through open farmland. Distances varying from 1.5, 4.5 or 1O miles.
Fortunately we are blessed with the best gastro pub in the whole area. It is a 20 minute walk, 6 minute cycle or 3 minute car journey. If you like the idea, we can lend you our tandem (helmets, lights and lock included) so you arrive in real style. Delicious food and a good selection of local ales.
Meet the neighbours! You pass Burghley House as you drive to Stamford.
The grand 16th-century country house is a sight-seeing must. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown & deer are free to roam. Entry & parking to the grounds is free. Easy to visit by tandem.
Stamford has a plethora of independent tea shops and our favourite is Fine Foods. It recently received a rave review from The Guardian and it’s young owners Jenny and Pete know exactly what the locals like. It serves breakfasts, light lunches and a fabulous selection of home-made cakes.
Great for cyclists and walkers. Easy parking & an enormous cycle shop hiring out bikes of all shapes and sizes. A reasonably accomplished cyclist can get round the 26 mile reservoir in about 90 mins. Walkers can cross the dam, enjoying some of the best countryside the area has to offer.
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"We had a lovely peaceful weekend. The barn was beautiful, tastefully decorated and felt rustic yet with all the modern amenities you could want. The perfect peaceful retreat for couples; Andrew was a great host who responded to all our queries and helped us have a smooth weekend. Pea cottage was a great size for a couple, very well heated and cosy with a nice fireplace and a hot power shower. The kitchen has everything you could need for a lovely meal, with a Waitrose at a 15 minute drive away. Highly recommend Pea cottage for a beautiful and relaxing weekend in the country"
"We stayed at Pea Cottage for our 10th anniversary, and had a lovely time. Andrew was super helpful and easy to contact, but never overbearing! The cottage was clean, tidy, beautiful, warm and welcoming. We were comfy and content the whole time, and felt like we were really able to relax. We loved the 'Crystal Maze' challenge, and the balloons with the balloon modelling book were fun! 😉 We also loved the swing on the old oak tree. Beautiful! We also liked the 'Fred's Favourite Walk' direction cards - but 4 miles felt a bit too energetic for us this time! Location is rural, peaceful and quiet, but with quick and easy access for towns, shopping and things to do. We visited Burghley House which was only about a 5 minute drive away, and was a brilliant day out, and Stamford which has lots of independent little shops and a really quirky 'hidden sites' map for a nice walk if you fancy hunting for interesting and unusual historical sites or points of interest. Overall, thoroughly recommend."
"Idyllic. One word sums up Pea Cottage. We walked in to a Crystal Maze quiz - brilliant fun. One of our favourite things was the record player - what a pleasure. The accommodation is finished to the highest standard and I cannot recommend highly enough. Just beautiful. Thank you to our wonderful hosts. Will definitely return."
"This place is really magical. It is beautifully appointed and the bed is ridiculously comfortable. The tandem bike got us all around Stamford and over to Burghley House as well as to the local pub. The kitchen is well-equipped and allowed us to make all of the meals we required. All in all this place made our bank holiday weekend just perfect. We would definitely stay again!"
"So often you look at photos of a property and when you get there, they don't live up to your expectation. Please do not have that fear with this property - it is perfectly kept, stylishly finished and in the ideal location for being fantastically remote and yet having pubs and activities within easy reach. I went here with my girlfriend for 3 nights and we couldn't have asked for more. We spent our days running, cycling and having the odd beer in local pubs. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for evening meals (we cooked all 3 nights)"
"We wanted somewhere relaxing to get away from it all and have some time to ourselves before our baby is due, in a couple of months. The cottage was perfect, with stunning interior design, luxurious and homely. The bed and sofas are so comfy and having always wanted an Everhot, this is my dream cottage. Thank you so much."
"We have just returned from a fantastic 2 night stay at Pea Cottage.
We were very impressed with the design and decor and also the barn is huge, with a great woodburner and an Aga which I loved using.
Very comfortable sofas to enjoy some Netflix - also provided.
Andrew has a tandem bike for guests to use, surprising easy to ride - which we used to cycle to the local pub - The White Hart.
We would not hesitate to recommend Pea Cottage, a fantastic stay - thank you so much."
"Stunning cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting . Loved watching wildlife and birds .Andrew the owner was very helpful . Good idea about buying provisions at cottage but would have been useful to have known in advance . Visited Stamford , parking not easy . also Oakham - lovely tea-rooms by the church .We also went to Belton House , good tour around the downstairs . We are hoping to go again"
"We visited Stamford this weekend for a friend's wedding. The hotels in Stamford seemed a little expensive, so we booked this cottage instead. Definitely the right decision!
With free parking adjacent to the cottage, it was very easy to unpack. Upon entry, we were totally wowed by the quality of the fixtures and fittings. The airy, open plan layout was lovely. We especially liked the rustic charm of the wooden beams, stone floors and country kitchen. The wood burner is a lovely touch too! Oh did I mention the bed...it's massive and super comfy!
The cottage looks good in the photos, but in real life it is even better!
Thank you so much for a perfect stay!"
"Our stay was absolutely perfect! The barn is in a stunning location. We arrived and the cottage was warm and inviting. It has been finished to the highest standard and is simply beautiful. The hosts were wonderful and made sure that if we needed anything then they were just a knock or call away (we didn't contact them during our stay as there was simple no need) we will already be returning as it was definately a 5* stay! Thank you!!"
"Stunning place to stay, with lovely details....you'll want to live here. I would recommend the local pub for food or a drink and go on give the tandem bike a try, we had a great time peddling about in the countryside. The hosts were very attentive with everything you'd need for your stay. I wish them every success"
"What a lovely cottage. Lots of space for us to spread out while also feeling cosy. Very comfortable bed and lovely big free-standing bath. The surrounding garden was beautiful and it was incredibly peaceful and quiet. We also really appreciated the ready-meals in the freezer, which were very welcome after a long drive! Andrew was great and responded to all my questions very quickly. We were at a wedding all weekend so weren't able to look at Stamford, but we'll definitely be coming back."
"We had a lovely time at grange farm. The barn was beautiful and exceeds all expectations. Andrew was a fantastic host, on hand at all times yet non intrusive. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a romantic country get-away. P.s. Unreal Record collection!! And tandem bike ride to Burghley House was great little activity. Thanks again 🙂"
"Décor was incredible. Finishing touches in terms of interior design in the cottage were exceptional and the place is beautiful, relaxing and homely. The tandem was also a really great plus point. The village in which the cottage is in is quintessentially English and in a perfect location for easy access to Stamford. We will definitely be visiting again"
"We had a wonderful weekend - the cottage is gorgeous, really cosy and beautifully decorated. We felt at home the minute we stepped through the door, and we totally relaxed for the whole of our stay. We definitely didn't want to leave and would love to go back. It's the perfect place for a relaxing retreat!! Andrew was very responsive and answered all of our questions promptly."
"This is my second time staying in Andrew & Janet's beautiful beautiful barn; so good the first time I had to re-book with a friend only a few weeks later. The barn experience gets better and better each time. Complete haven. Immaculately presented. The most comfortable bed/linen ever. Fresh baked goods in a cookie jar on arrival, ample logs for fire and lots of delicious food stored in the cupboards/freezer for purchase. All my friends are planning on trips of their own; so come soon before it's totally booked up. Andrew and Janet always totally available and kind whilst also offering ample privacy; as well as a very kind lift into town and accommodating our last-minute late check-out request (we didn't want to leave) at a small and generous extra-fee. An idyll. Thank you!"
"Andrew's beautiful property lives up to it's title and beyond. We enjoyed two days of feeling incredibly looked after and comforted in beautiful bespoke surroundings. From its wooden beams, crackling log fire, decadent bath tub, the most comfortable bed in the world, to the beautiful vinyl player and perfect selection of records, underfloor heating and a constantly warming agar; everything was *perfect*. Not to mention a night spent swinging from Andrew's self-made wooden swing under the tree in the field behind the barn (full sky full of stars). We were dreamily happy and our surroundings were the facilitation. Andrew welcomed us with a friendly greeting and was on hand for queries we might have whilst also being very sensitive to privacy - and the barn is a beautiful cocoon - you can't hear the outside world, and you'll never want to leave. Seriously, everyone should come here! We certainly would hope to again and again. Thank you Andrew, a very special space."
"We had a wonderful experience staying at the barn, it was everything we hoped it would be. It's in a peaceful countryside location, with plenty of footpaths and nice surrounding villages with good pubs. The barn is immaculate, and was nice and warm, even on a freezing January weekend with some snow. The wood stove was a joy! A relaxing place to stay, everything is spotlessly clean, the bathroom is cosy and warm with a great shower, nice design with mood lighting throughout, and the sofas and bed are very comfortable. Andrew was a great host, giving us privacy but coming to make sure everything was fine when we were settled in. Although we used the wood stove at every opportunity, there were plenty of logs and Andrew provided even more, just in case. We hope to return, and would highly recommend staying here."