Vitruvian triathlon at Rutland Water – hotel offer

Vitruvian triathlon Rutland WaterIf you are brave enough to compete in the incredibly tough Vitruvian Triathlon at Rutland Water on Saturday 30th August, we are more than pleased to offer you a huge discount on Greetham Valley Hotel accommodation for the night before!

Just £65 B&B, or £49 room only if a full English or continental breakfast really isn’t what you need first thing on the Saturday morning….

We are happy to extend this offer to triathletes’ family and friends too – everyone needs their support team!


Captains’ Weekend at Greetham Valley Golf Club!

Captains’ Weekend 26th and 27th July
Greetham Valley Golf Club’s 2014 Captains, Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman, have great pleasure in inviting members and their guests to enjoy the Captains’ Weekend events on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. 

BBQ chefWhat’s On: Saturday
Captains’ Stableford Competition (full handicap) – on the Lakes course, enter on the computer from 5th July. Sponsored holes with lots of prizes (please let Shaun or Bev know if you or your company/business would like to sponsor a hole – the more the merrier!). Nearest the Pin competitions on 10th (gents) and 12th (ladies); Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th (ladies and gents). Complimentary refreshments in the Halfway House.

BBQ from 7.30pm,  live entertainment from comedy and musical duo Fingers ‘n’ Fumbs, and disco until late. Evening tickets £8 for members and £10 for members’ guests – tickets from Hotel Reception.

golf team of three

What’s On: Sunday
Fun golf competition - 10 Hole Waltz on the Valley course! Teams of three – entry sheet, format and rules will be on the noticeboard from 5th July. Prizes for Ladies, Mens and Mixed teams. Duck Race on the brook after the competition. Back your duck NOW in the Lounge Bar, just £1!

Raising funds for the 2014 Captains’ Charity, the Air Ambulance Service

 


Piggy & a Party!

roastporkSaturday 9th August
7.30pm to midnight

Hog roast and disco at fabulous value – just £10 per person!

Tickets from Hotel Reception or phone 01780 460444.

Hotel: room only £49 for this party night.

Come join us for another superb Greetham Valley Great Night Out!


Self Catering Offers

Late deals at Rutland Lodges and Mill CottageAugust holiday deals - enjoy 25% discount on 4* self catering holiday breaks in Rutland!
Come enjoy a superb value self catering holiday break near Rutland Water this summer at Greetham Valley!

Relax on a long weekend in Rutland, escape for a midweek break or come chill out for a week or more… a Rutland Lodge at Greetham Valley is a luxurious home from home in which to spend some quality downtime on a self catering holiday break near Rutland Water. Our lovely log cabins comfortably sleep 6 in three bedrooms, perfect for families or groups of friends.

Prefer a Rutland holiday cottage retreat? Mill Cottage at Greetham Valley is our lovely, pet friendly holiday cottage tucked away Mill Cottagein a hidden valley and comfortably sleeps 5 in three bedrooms. With a BBQ in the garden and a wood burner in the lounge in case the weather turns British(!), what more could you need?

Book a self catering holiday break near Rutland Water NOW for the following specified dates and enjoy a huge 25% discount off our normal tariffs. Offer applicable for both Rutland Lodges and Mill Cottage, subject to availability.  We regret offers are not applicable to any existing bookings. Up to two pets are very welcome in Mill Cottage and in two of our Lodges, with great walkies from right outside the door - please add an extra £25 if bringing any four legged friends!

Midweek Break Offer:
4 night midweek break, arrive Monday 11th or 18th August,  depart the following Friday - 25% discount off normal tariff, now just £371 (was £495).  Sorry, offer not applicable to any existing bookings. LODGE ONLY AVAILABILITY

3 night midweek break, arrive Bank Holiday Monday 25th August, depart the following Thursdaynow just £300! LODGE AND COTTAGE AVAILABILITY

Book your self catering holiday break in Rutland now with Reservations on (01780) 460444 or email us.


Team results, foursomes and midweek medal

Overhead lakesMost of Greetham Valley’s teams have had a good weekend despite the weather. The First Team led by Chris Steele lost a very tough match away to Boston Golf Club by four games to two. Chris said that they had one or two players drop out for various reasons but he was grateful to the members who stepped in at the last minute.

Steve Anderson who is Second Team Captain, praised his players for winning again this weekend. They won against Tydd St Giles in their first game of the season and this week beat Boston at Greetham Valley to win by four and a half games to one and a half. Steve said that despite the occasional bouts of rain, a three club wind and tough opposition, they stuck to their task to register a “played two, won two” start to the year.

The B Team (friendly) welcomed neighbours Rutland County to Greetham Valley. The Greetham team won by four and a half games to one and a half. Team Captain Fred Aspin said that the team, which included three debutants to matches since joining Greetham Valley recently, played very well and they look forward to their next match against Melton Mowbray away.

The Ladies Scratch Team, Sophie Beardsall, Emma Tipping and Kay Ropson beat Belton Park by three games to nil.

Former Senior’s Captain David Aldred and Senior’s Vice Captain Peter Wood had a great game in the Tudor Spring Foursomes. They came home with a nett score of 73 to take the trophy and the honour of representing the club in next year’s Daily Mail Foursomes competition. Trevor Smith and partner Dave Morgan, with a joint handicap of 3.5, were second with 73.5. Third place went to Captain Shaun Denholm and Gary Moat, they finished with 74.5.

Held on the same day, the Ladies Peugeot Foursomes, which is a stableford competition, was won by Hayley Taylor and Kay Ropson, they scored 37 points. Second place with 36 went to Eve Mills and one of Greetham Valley’s rising young stars, thirteen year old Ellie Haughton. Valda Austin and Chris Edwards were placed third after they too scored 36 but lost out on countback.

Susie Ellis, who has been a member for less than a year won her first Midweek Medal last week. Susie, off 36, won with a nett 67 and was cut to 31; Hayley Taylor was second with a 73. Peggy Smith who is also fairly new to the club took third place on countback from Liz Haughton after they both scored 75.


Hotel Offers

Leisure Break Offer – book for 2 nights, stay a 3rd night FREE!
We have a fabulous Leisure Break Package, available on selected nights throughout Spring and Summer 2014 – book for two nights and enjoy a third night ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Just £75 per person, per night for first two nights, to include three course dinner and full English breakfast. Then stay for dinner, bed and breakfast for a third night at no extra cost.

PLUS we are delighted to offer a complimentary ticket per person, per leisure break, for your choice of one of the following local attractions:

 Burghley House Entry to Burghley House and the Gardens of Surprise
One of the largest, grandest houses of the first Elizabethan
age, Burghley House is just 10 minutes drive away in
nearby Stamford, which is itself a lovely market town
- simply perfect for browsing and retail therapy…
Barnsdale Gardens Entry to Barnsdale Gardens
Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners’ World,
Barnsdale Gardens is Britain’s largest collection of
individually designed gardens. Now run by Geoff’s son Nick,
Barnsdale Gardens are just a few minutes’ drive away
Easton Walled Gardens Entry to Easton Walled Gardens
These are Lincolnshire’s “lost” gardens, where 400 years of
gardening have created a peaceful and joyous ambience,
enhanced by the beautiful valley it nestles in. Just 15
minutes’ drive away from Greetham Valley
Rutland Belle Boarding pass for Rutland Belle on Rutland Water
This is a truly relaxing and enjoyable boat cruise on a lovely
vessel across and around Rutland Water. Passengers
board at Whitwell on the North Shore of the Water, just a
few minutes’ drive away

Prices for this Leisure Break Package are based on shared twin bedded or king-size accommodation. Sole occupancy supplement £15 per night.

This offer must be booked direct with the Hotel, is payable upon booking, is non-refundable or transferable, and is not applicable to existing bookings.

Please quote “3rd Night Free Package”  when calling to check availability for this special leisure break offer. Book your room now with Reservations on (01780) 460444 or email to enquire about available dates.

[This offer is subject to availability and may have date exclusions and limitations - please ask.]


Golf Offers

Greetham Valley golf courses in RutlandGolf Break Offer -
3 nights for just £240 per person
This fabulous offer is available on selected dates throughout Summer 2014.
The offer includes:

  • three nights shared twin or king-size accommodation
  • three rounds of golf
  • three course table d’hote dinner each night
  • full English breakfast each morning

The above price is per person based on two people sharing a room; sole occupancy supplement is £15 per night.

Please check availability with Gilly on 01780 460444 or email gilly.ward@greethamvalley.co.uk.

[This offer is subject to availability and we regret is not applicable to existing bookings.]


May job vacancies at Greetham Valley Hotel

conciergeNight Porter
Greetham Valley has a job vacancy for a Night Porter. Working as part of a team of three night porters, minimum 18 hours per week, exact shift patterns may vary from week to week subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the next day’s activities
  • provide support to the food and beverage team for clear up when functions run into late evening or through to the early hours
  • set up tables and chairs for next day as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents and golf break parties as required
  • patrol the buildings and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide check in and check out services in the Hotel as required
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • report any maintenance issues for action

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 16 May 2014

 

housekeeperSeasonal Part Time Housekeeper
We currently have a part time position available for a Seasonal Housekeeper to work in the Housekeeping Department until October 2014.

The successful candidate will be required to  work a minimum of 16 hours per week although hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.  Weekend work essential.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at GreethamValley,  along with the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 16 May 2014  

 

housekeeperTemporary Housekeepers
Greetham Valley has job vacancies for casual temporary housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444         Closing date 16 May 2014


Gallant James rescues a golf trolley in distress

James AblettA hundred golfers were asked “If you saw an electric trolley go into one of the many lakes at Greetham Valley Golf Club, would you jump in to get it out”? Only one said yes – and did so at the weekend! Greetham Valley member James Ablett and partners had just finished their round and witnessed a fully laden trolley shoot down the hill from the practice putting green and into one of the lakes on the 18th hole of the Lakes course.

The owner, a lady who was a visitor to Greetham Valley and her husband rushed down the hill in a panic. Without any hesitation, James jumped into the water to rescue it. When the lady’s putter was found to be missing, he went back in to retrieve that too!

The lady visitor was over the moon after getting her clubs and trolley back so quickly and praised James for his quick and selfless thinking. Even though a very soggy James had to endure a bit of leg pulling from his mates, they and other club members all agreed that he really is a top man. Club Captain Shaun Denholm praised James and said that what he did was well above and beyond the normal courtesy that the members always extend to the club’s visitors. Incidentally, whilst he was wading around neck high in the lakes, James’ own trolley suddenly developed a mind of its’ own and headed off for the lake – its’ progress was arrested by Bob Green, who was filming the whole episode.

James’ friends in the Airshots Golf Society, a charitable group who fundraise for the Air Ambulance Service,  presented James with the equipment required in case he ever felt the need to repeat his heroic performance!

The video of James’ soggy adventure, as captured by former Greetham Valley Captain Bob Green, is available to view here on YouTube, entitled Golf Trolley Rescue.


Gilly and Liz enjoy Midlands North Foursomes success

Gilly Grant and Liz HaughtonGreetham Valley Ladies Gilly Grant and Liz Haughton took part in the Midlands North 36 holes Foursomes on a beautiful sunny day at Spalding Golf Club last Thursday. The pair, playing off a combined handicap of 9.5, had a fantastic morning eighteen holes, coming in with a gross 83, nett 73.5 off a standard scratch of 74. The pair said that they really scored well on the greens, hardly ever missing a putt.

After a spot of lunch,  they didn’t know where they stood in the field as the results hadn’t been published but when they stood on the tee for the second eighteen they were still buzzing. Unfortunately, this meant that they didn’t get off to the best of starts and it took a couple of holes to settle down to the task in hand. Foursomes is a tough challenge at the best of times but 36 holes requires a lot of concentration and physical strength to complete and play well at a gruelling course like Spalding.

The pair really thought that they had spoilt their chances when they came in with a gross 89, nett 79.5. but were amazed to find that they had won the gross competition in the morning and were only 0.5 off the nett. They had a long wait until the rest of the field finished their rounds and the final leaderboard for the day could be published.

Gilly said that they were really pleased to find that they had won the Nett trophy with a score of 153 and although they were joint top in the Gross competition with a 172, they lost out on countback and were pushed into second place. They were slightly gutted to have come so close to a clean sweep but with so many good golfers in the field, they were very happy with their day’s work.

Both players agreed that it had been a fabulous and well organised day and said that they had thoroughly enjoyed it. They can’t wait to defend their trophies next year in Derbyshire.

Liz isn’t the only good golfer in the Haughton household. Thirteen year old daughter Ellie, who won the Ladies Medal last week also won the Easter Pairs with partner Suzie Ellis, they scored 41 points.

Ellie has also been voted in as Junior Captain for 2014. Junior organiser Pat Jones said  “Ellie has a maturity beyond her years and plays a fabulous game of golf”.  Ellie, who only took up the game in May 2013 along with younger sister Isobel, is enthusiastically supported by Mum Liz and Dad Darren, themselves excellent golfers. Both girls have benefitted from the junior coaching days led by Greetham Valley Club Pro Neil Curtis.

The Men’s Easter Pairs was a very tight affair. Pete Dickinson and Mark Hibbitt were the overall winners with 45 points. The next three pairs all came in with 44 points and were separated on countback. Dean Wilkinson and Dave Morgan took second, Ben Miles and Darren Haughton were placed third just ahead of Gareth Williams and Dave Squires.

Greetham Valley’s Second Team got their season off to a great start by beating Tydd St. Giles away from home by three and half to a half. Team Captain Steve Anderson said that it was just the start that they wanted and the team hope to build upon it in the coming months.

The Ladies Mail on Sunday team have drawn Toft at home in their next round.

Mike Pare won the Seniors’ Stableford competition on Monday with a score of 45 points on countback from Rod Wells. Third and fourth were also decided on countback, Keith Smith took third from Steve Lakeman, both players scored 40 points.