Late deals at Rutland Lodges near Rutland Water

Lodges email sizeLast minute holiday deals at Rutland Lodges
Our lovely log cabins comfortably sleep 6 in three bedrooms, perfect for families or groups of friends to enjoy a self catering holiday near Rutland Water.

Five of our eight Lodges are pet friendly – pets go free when booking the following late deals:

5 night Autumn break for the price of 4 nights – just £485 per Lodge and pets go free with this offer!
Arrive Sunday 11th October, depart Friday 16th October OR arrive Sunday 1st November, depart Friday 6th November.

Free golf on par 3 Academy course, free coarse fishing on Meg’s Lake and trout fishing on Katie’s Lake.

The small print:
 our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with Greetham Valley Reception tel: 01780 460444, e:  Terms and conditions may apply, please ask. We regret our offers are not applicable to any existing bookings.

Hotel job vacancies at Greetham Valley in Rutland

Greetham Valley Hotel has a vacancy for a Housekeeper.  Reporting to the Head Housekeeper, the successful candidate will work a minimum of 30 hours per week.  Flexibility is essential as shifts will include weekdays and weekends on a rota basis.

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, along with the Lodges, Holiday Cottage, Lounge Bar, Conference and Function Spaces and all Public Areas.

Please apply in writing to Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.  Tel 01780 460444

Closing date 11 September 2015

Last minute offers for Mill Cottage near Rutland Water

Mill Cottage at Greetham Valley in RutlandLate holiday deals at Mill Cottage near Rutland Water
Mill Cottage is our lovely pet friendly 4* holiday cottage tucked away in a hidden valley and comfortably sleeps 5 in three bedrooms. The spacious, cosy Cottage is 100 yards away from our Rutland Lodges and just a few minutes’ drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

5 nights for the price of 4!
Arrive Sunday 11th October or Sunday 1st November, depart following Friday – just £485. And pets go free with this offer!
Arrive Sunday 15th or 29th November, depart following Friday – just £335. And pets go free!!

The small print:  our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with Greetham Valley Reception tel: 01780 460444, e:  Terms and conditions may apply, please ask. We regret our offers are not applicable to any existing bookings.

August Meal Deal Offer at Greetham Valley!

£10Greetham Valley invites you to enjoy a scrumptious two course meal this August, for just £10 per person!!

Select either a starter or a dessert to accompany your main course, choosing from our £10 August Meal Deal Menu.

Available in our Lounge Bar or Valley Restaurant from 12 noon to 6pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive – and this is the last week for this great value  meal deal!

The August Meal Deal Menu changes every week – click here to see the menu for Monday 24th to Saturday 29th August!

Rutland Junior Open 2015

Ellie Haughton and Kay Batley of Savvi TravelRutland Junior Open – sponsored by Savvi Travel

Ellie doubles up on Theme Park win

Fifteen year old Ellie Haughton won the 2015 Rutland Junior Open with a magnificent gross 71 to take first prize of a family day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park.

Playing off a handicap of 11, Ellie’s nett 60 also took first place for the nett prize; originally the same prize, Open sponsor Oakham based Savvi Travel kindly offered to swap this prize for another Theme Park of Ellie’s choice.

The Rutland Junior Open, hosted at Greetham Valley on Wednesday 5th August, witnessed a superb display of golf from a strong field of talented junior golfers. Prizes were offered for the top three in both the gross and nett competitions as well as nearest the pin prizes.

Gross Winners
1st        Ellie Haughton (Greetham Valley) 71
2nd     Sanjay Nithiyalingham (Burghley Park) 75
3rd      Joe Carr (Burghley Park) 77

Nett Winners
1st       Ellie Haughton (GV) 60
2nd     Joe Carr (BP) 61
3rd     Tom Haynes (GV) 63

Nearest the Pin winners
3rd          Ellie Haughton (Greetham Valley)
8th          Luc Affleck (Greetham Valley)
13th        Ben Templeman (Thorney Lakes)
16th        Tom Mowforth (Burghley Park)

Savvi-Travel-worldwide-logoKay Batley of Savvi Travel was present, with Greetham Valley Junior Organisers Liz and Darren Haughton, to hand out the prizes. The event was a great success, benefitting from the superb presentation of The Valley course by the greens staff and the excellent array of prizes. Juniors interested in participating in the event next year should contact Liz or Darren to register their interest now.

Swinging Sixties Night!

60sA note for your diary!! Swing back in time to the 1960s for an evening of fab music and scrumptious food at Greetham Valley on Saturday 7th November!

Live band Strange Days will pay their homage to the era with a great range of tracks and DJ James will complete the 1960s scene and have you dancing until midnight!

Reserve your places now – just £20pp to include a two course dinner. Tel: 01780 460444

Click here to check out Strange Days’ website and listen to some tracks. And click here to see the menu for this Greetham Valley Great Night Out!

Christmas Party Nights at Greetham Valley

Bring your party to ours on a fabulous Christmas Party Night this December!

Choose from the following December dates, all with live music, disco, and a delicious three course Christmas carvery, at just £35 per person.

Friday 4th               Avalon Band
& JH Roadshow Disco      
      Tables available       
Saturday 5th Avalon Band
& JH Roadshow Disco
Tables available
Thursday 10th Boyband Legends
& JH Roadshow Disco
Tables available
Friday 11th Co.UK Band 
& JH Roadshow Disco
Limited availability
Saturday 12th Co.UK Band
& JH Roadshow Disco
Fully booked –
waiting list
Thursday 17th           ABBA Fever
& JH Roadshow Disco
Limited availability
Friday 18th  The Magnetics Band
& JH Roadshow Disco
Fully booked –
waiting list
Saturday 19th The Magnetics Band
& JH Roadshow Disco
Fully booked –
waiting list

Christmas Party Night accommodation £65 B&B per room.

Click here to download our full festive brochure then contact Mitch on 01780 460444 or email to book your party night!

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Greetham Valley

New Year's Eve imageJoin us at Greetham Valley for a fabulous New Year’s Eve Celebration! Tickets are just £60pp and are already going fast for our ever-popular New Year’s Eve party – don’t miss out this year!
Arrival and sparkling wine: 7pm
Dinner: 7.30pm
Bar: 7pm ’til 1am
Disco: ’til 1.30am
Carriages: 1.30am
Entertainment: JH Roadshow Disco | Table entertainment

Click here for our superb four course gala dinner menu – then reserve your tickets now with Mitch on 01780 460444 or email

Click here to download a pdf of our Christmas 2015 and New Year brochure

Job vacancies at Greetham Valley August 2015

jobs availableCHEF DE PARTIE
We currently have a vacancy for a Chef de Partie. Overall responsibility will be to work as part of a highly successful team, ensuring a high quality of product and service at all times. Reporting to the Head Chef, with a proven track record in the catering industry.

  • Quality product standards
  • Dedicated
  • Reliable
  • Team Player
  • Flexible working hours
  • Creative

You will work 5 days in 7 and a minimum of 40 hours per week, although hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

Interested applicants should apply in writing by 7th August 2015 to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley,Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN
Tel 01780 460444



We currently have a vacancy for a Night Porter, working a minimum of 24 hours per week, subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business. This is an interesting position, with a varied range of duties. The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the 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
  • service function rooms and rest rooms
  • set up tables and chairs for next day functions as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents as be required
  • patrol the hotel, lounge bar and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide residents’ check in and check out services as required
  • report any maintenance issues for action
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • jobs availableInterested applicants should apply in writing by 17 July 2015 to:
    Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley,Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN
    Tel 01780 460444

Greetham Valley 2015 Mixed Open and more

Ninety two competitors from twenty six different golf clubs, from Woburn to Scunthorpe, attended Greetham Valley’s 2015 Mixed Open sponsored by Oakham based travel company Savvitravel at the weekend. The day was warm, with no rain and a breeze that moved from cooling to two clubs plus during the day. Played on the Lakes course off yellow and red tees, the best scores came from the early competitors before the wind really took hold.

Click here for full Mixed Open 2015 scoreboard.

Prizes were awarded to the top three and the best away pairing. Mark Dutton and Cathy Cooper from St. Ives took the honours for the away team with 41 points. Competition Secretary Peter Wood and his sister Pat Dominey, who is Lady Captain at Basingstoke Golf Club, were third on countback. Second place went to Greetham Valley former Seniors’ Captain David Wallace and his partner Fay Allison from Brampton Park, both pairs came in with 42 points. First place went to their playing partners Colin Allison and former Greetham Valley Lady Captain Jackie Friend, they scored a brilliant 44 points.

Nearest the pins on the twelfth went to our own Gilly Grant and John Stevensonfrom Lakeside Lodge. Kay Anderson of Chesterfield Golf Club was closest to the pin in two on the eighteenth and Greetham Valley’s Neil Upton took the prize for the men.

As many who have organised similar events in the past will know, it does not just happens on the day. A successful event like this can only be achieved with a lot of forward planning and a great deal of help from a variety of people behind the scenes. Peter Wood and his wife Tina worked throughout Friday ensuring that all the cards were made up and that the format for the day was printed out for each competitor.

They and Ladies’ Competition Secretary Gilly Grant also booked everybody in.

Elizabeth Wardhaugh, wife of Secretary Radley, Tina Wood and Ladies’ Vice CaptainSusie Ellis ran a busy halfway house with delicious cakes supplied by Elizabeth, Liz Haughton and Jackie Friend.

Ladies’ Captain Cathy Steele said that the size of the Mixed Open competition grows year by year as its’ reputation spreads. She said that many competitors who have been coming to Greetham Valley for several years have enthused about it so much that some of their club members also now attend. Many have already booked in for next year’s Open as they not only enjoy the venue but remark upon how well the day is organised. Cathy went on to praise the organisers and volunteers whose hard work made the day such a success.

The Men’s Weekend Stableford was a bit of a tight affair. Normally if you were to score 45 points on the Valley course you would look forward to getting your handicap cut, picking up your winnings and perhaps splurging out on a small glass of something at the bar to celebrate. 45 points this weekend however would only get you into the countback club as the top four all had the same score.

Up and coming junior Luc Afflec took fourth place and was cut to twenty three. David Bull was cut to fifteen and took second place. Rob Jerram, who won the 19-28 Championship only a couple of weeks ago, had two goals, the first was to try to win the competition but his overriding aim was to get his handicap cut to eighteen or below so that he can enter the 0-18 two day Club Championships in July. He lost out on the win having to be content with second but achieved his handicap cut to eighteen and lost no time in entering the Championships.
Bill Guest
The win went to Bill Guest who, strangely enough, had exactly the same aims as Rob. For the past couple of months Bill has been a regular visitor to the door of Greetham Valley’s Pro Neil Curtis. Bill said that Neil had to change several things in his swing and his short game. He admits to finding it tough to adapt to them but at the weekend it all came together for him. He said that he drove really well, his irons were very consistent and his putting is improving. Bill said that one of his best holes was the par four fourteenth. He hit his drive slightly offline and had to take his second shot over trees from 120 yards to get at the flag, he came off with a great birdie.

The sixteenth is a tough par three to a three tiered green, but Bill made it look easy, placing his eight iron shot to within six foot to claim his second birdie. Full of adrenaline, he hit his drive well offline into the trees on the left of the seventeenth and spent several fruitless minutes trying to find it. This and a couple of other errors on the hole led to a blob to blight an otherwise great card.

At this stage, Bill’s only thought was to hit the middle of the green on the eighteenth to give him a chance of a par to rescue his round. An easy nine iron, a putt close to the cup and a simple pop in was all that was needed to bring his round to a successful conclusion.

Bill said that when he saw the other scores coming in, he had a very anxious overnight wait for the result. He was very pleased to accomplish both of his goals but was annoyed with himself at his moment of madness on the seventeenth. He knows that he will have to improve his course management now that he has been cut to eighteen and qualifies for the club championships.

Jackie FriendJust seven ladies were able to take part in the Weekend Stableford, which was also on the Valley course. Jackie Friend was a model of consistency and took the win with 36 points. Nine handicapper Kay Ropson was second on countback from Annie McCulloch, both ladies scored 32 points.

The Valley course was also the venue for the Stan Holden Trophy on Monday. Stan was a long time Greetham Valley member and is remembered fondly by many in the Seniors’ section. Stan passed away while playing with friends at North Shore a few years ago and this competition is a fitting tribute to his memory.

On a day of sun, wind and occasional rain, scoring was always going to be tight. Neil Bradbury and Stuart Doddwere third and fourth on countback after scoring 39 points. Ten handicapper Neil Lowndes took second place with 40 points, a very good score in the conditions.Keith Childs


The trophy and the win went to Keith Childs who scored 42 points and was cut to twenty one. Keith had a bit of brain fade as he packed his wife off to work and his son off to school that morning, he had forgotten that he was playing in the competition until he caught a glimpse of his diary. A bit of a mad rush to the first tee resulted in a seven and no points on the first hole. Keith soon settled down to it and rattled off four pars in the next eight holes plus a bogie or two to garner 20 points for the front nine. A good back nine followed to take the win, he was cut to twenty one.

Keith said that after hearing of Stan’s standing in the club and the history of the trophy he was proud to have become its latest recipient. He is not so sure that Greetham Valley Pro Neil Curtis will be so happy with him. Keith won the Lombard Trophy qualifier a couple of weeks ago and he is playing with Neil in the final for the Trophy in a week or so’s time.

The June Midweek Stableford was held on the Lakes course in fairly reasonable conditions. Not too cold, not very windy, and dry. In a week of very tight scoring in competitions, the top three all scored 38 points. Carl Harris was third, dropping only eight shots in his round and was cut to nine. Steve Orton had a rather unfortunate blob on the sixteenth and was placed second. Ian Brocklehurst took first place thanks to a birdie on the twelfth and pars on the last two holes.

Chris HoweBill Skinner and playing partner Peter Key played their Pairs Knockout on the Valley course against Chris Howe and Chris Tapsell over the weekend. They were all level after fifteen holes when Bill put his iron shot to within six foot of the pin on the sixteenth. Chris Howe stepped up and hit his nine iron onto the green even closer to the flag, it bounced once, had a slight check then disappeared into the hole for a fantastic hole in one! This put Chris and his partner one up in the match. They were still one up on the eighteenth when Peter dropped a twenty foot putt to take them into extra holes. They finally finished four holes later with team Chris taking the victory. Chris Howe, who has been playing very well this year, said winning against tough opposition and moving into the next round was very pleasing but getting a hole in one along the way was just really nice icing on the cake.