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Postcode: LE15 | code search
Population: 600
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The village of Exton is a small village situated in the picturesque rural county of Rutland. In 2001 the population of the village was just below 600. Exton (meaning 'Ox farm' was recorded in 1185 (as Exton Park) as being a 'wooded farm, enclosed for hunting deer'. At the time it was Rutland's largest park; covering 1,500 acres and with a herd of 500 deer. The avenue of trees leading to the Double Lodge Gatehouses at the entrance to Exton Park is still known today as the "Queen of Bohemia's Ride". This relates to the fact that the former owner Sir John Harrington was charged with looking after King James First's daughter, who later married the Elector Palatine to become Queen of Bohemia. In addition to the main village as it is known today, there were several cottages near the Church known as Little Exton. In 1860, however, they were demolished when the then Earl wished to clear the park. Accommodation available for visitors to Exton includes the Fox and Hounds, a former coaching inn which has possibly the largest and prettiest walled garden in the county. There is also the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, with 44 rooms and situated on the North Shore of Rutland Water.


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Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (0.95 miles)

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel has been in Thomas Noel's family since 1760 and formed part of the adjoining Exton Park, seat of the Earls of Gainsborough. Formerly a farmhouse, Barnsdale Lodge was converted by Thomas in 1989. ... More | visit website

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The Noel at Whitwell (1.45 miles)

The Noel at Whitwell

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Come for a taste of the Noel ˆ we do light lunches and quick bites through to long relaxed dinners. There‚s something for everyone, we use fresh local produce and feature daily ... More

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Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club (1.81 miles)

Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club

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Our hotel is a magnificent Grade II listed building set in a conservation area in in the English county of Rutland.
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Greetham Valley Hotel (2.07 miles)

Greetham Valley Hotel

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Within 276 acres (1.12 km²) of beautiful Rutland countryside, easily reached from the A1 and close to Rutland Water, the hotel has 2 of the best golf courses in the Midlands. Greetham ... More

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The Tithe Barn (2.11 miles)

The Tithe Barn
Cottesmore is a picturesque stone village in the unspoilt county of Rutland; with its own pub (The Sun Inn); village stores; post office; fish and chip takeaway and café; and a Ford Dealership with petrol ... More | visit website
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The Wilderness (2.32 miles)

The Wilderness

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Luxurious Bed & Breakfast in large country house with spectacular views situated on edge of picturesque village. Adjacent to Rutland Water, Europe's largest man made lake and close to Cambridge, ... More

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Hambleton Hall (2.63 miles)

Hambleton Hall
Hambleton Hall, with spectacular views overlooking Rutland Water, is small and personal and more than any other hotel seems to convey the illusion of staying in an immaculately run Victorian country house.

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Normanton Park Hotel (3.11 miles)

Normanton Park Hotel

This 3-star hotel is situated in the picturesque county of Rutland, Leicestershire. Standing majestically next to the shores of Rutland Water, only 8 miles from the market town of Oakham, it offers easy access from ... More | visit website

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Kimbles Cottage (3.62 miles)

Kimbles Cottage

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Perfect for family get togethers whatever the season, this wonderful and spacious property boasts lovely countryside views and a large and delightful garden just 5 minutes' drive ... More

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Old Wisteria Hotel (The) (4.15 miles)

Old Wisteria Hotel (The)

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Set in the Rutland county town of Oakham, this attractive house was originally a cottage and has been carefully extended over the years to include private dining, residents lounge, and ... More | visit website

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