The Old Stables - Minimum 4 nights stay

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Old Stables Retreat, Northfield Farm

Welcome to Northfield Farm. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Location: Northfield Farm, Whissendine Lane, Cold Overton, Rutland, LE15 7QF For Sat Nav use LE15 7JD – but do not necessarily trust it!

the space

This is a small family working farm where you will see herds of pedigree cattle and sheep. While it is not appropriate for young children to run around unsupervised, it is a fascinating place to help educate children, young and old about food and the countryside as a working and fun environment.

We have a farm shop which has been open for more than twenty years and is of national and international renown selling a wide range of home grown and home butchered meats as well as a wider range of local flour, beers and pies.

We are only a few miles away from Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest inland waterways as well as Melton Mowbray of pie fame and where there are two livestock markets every week. Great pubs abound, as do walks and entertainment of every kind.


Farm Shop within the grounds, Open Tuesday to Saturday. Includes a full butchery counter, deli counter and essentials. If you wish to pre-order any award-winning meat for your return home, please telephone, email or via our website.

Tea and coffee facilities in the master bedroom. Milk and bottled water is provided at the beginning of every stay.

TV in the living room. And Wifi throughout the Barn Annexe.

We have The White Company bed linen and towels at the barn. One set per person are provided. For long stays we can provide further sets.

Log Burner – Logs and lighters are provided for use in winter months. The annexe has independent central heating which is controlled by a thermostat control.

Visit our Airbnb page for further details and availability.

the old mill retreat, northfield farm

The space

The ultimate small scale, self-contained, tiny romantic retreat.

The Old Mill has been completely restored, keeping exactly to its original design. Upstairs there is a King Size ‘Bateau Lit’ bed, and a shower room with loo and wash basin. Broad floor boards with rugs, two small windows and hand made wooden shutters.

An open traditional narrow spiral staircase leads you down to the kitchen/living area. Here, there is a large comfortable sofa, a small open plan kitchen with fridge, dish washer and washing machine, all on a gorgeous stone flagged floor. The kitchen comprises of a simple two hob range, kettle, toaster & large smart TV on the wall. 

Visit our Airbnb page for more information and availability. 

old mill bedroom

Recreation and attractions

Local Walks

There are lots of countryside walks near the farm. Please follow the yellow bridleway or footpath signs as you explore. Rutland abounds with beautiful walks and stunning landscape. Our local tourism website has a wealth of information and suggested walks at

Rutland Water

Rutland Water is our greatest local attraction – a beautiful man-made reservoir, with nature reserves, ospreys and migrating birds, trout fishing, windsurfing and sailing – and fantastic walking and cycle routes. All the family can enjoy a bike ride, with the obligatory ice-cream stop or cosy pub lunch en-route!

Oakham Castle

A small, medieval moated “castle”, with a fine selection of horseshoes … visit to find out why.

Twin Lakes Theme Park

Twinlakes is a theme park located 0.5 miles (0.75 kilometres) north-east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England.

Attractions at present include: small zoo, falconry centre, roller coaster, log flume, assault course, toboggan slide, go karts and a boating lake.

breakfast sausages

nearby towns


Direction: Left out of the farm gate, at the main road turn right and follow the road signs for Oakham. Market days Wednesday and Saturday. Approximately 5 miles. Oakham is a pretty stone built town, with mostly independent boutiques and shops, with a good selection of coffee shops and gastropubs. Rutland, of which Oakham is the capital, is hugely proud of the fact that it is the only county in Great Britain without a branch of MacDonalds …

Melton Mowbray

Directions: Left out of the farm gate, at the main road turn left. Follow the main road for approximately 5.5 miles following the road signs for Melton. Full livestock and street market Tuesday.  Melton Mowbray, where Pork Pies & Stilton Cheese were born.  You can even visit the very first pork pie shop in the town center.  The phrase painting the town red originated in Melton; Out celebrating a successful hunt in 1837, the 3rd Marquess of Waterford and his hunting party found several tins of red paint which they daubed liberally on to the buildings of the High Street, some traces of which can still be seen on doors of older buildings in the town.


Directions: Head for Oakham. Turn Left at the first roundabout onto the Oakham bypass and follow the signs for Stamford, turning left at the 5th roundabout. Approximately 9 miles from Oakham. Street Market Friday. Stamford is a beautiful part medieval, part Georgian town, bursting with good shops and places to eat. It has been the star of many television series and films. Burghley House, about a mile out of Stamford, is a glorious stately home with fantastic parkland for walks and picnics.