Blog Category: Accommodation and Leisure

Rutland Water osprey hunts for dinner at Greetham Valley

Where is a camera when you need one?? Just two days after I blogged about hoping we would see Rutland Water’s ospreys overflying Greetham Valley again after their safe return home from West Africa – here one was! Yesterday afternoon, he made several passes over Meg’s Lake – yep, that’s the one with the big old golden orfe lurking…

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Rutland Water’s ospreys returning home safely!

Rutland Water’s ospreys are reported to be arriving back at their nests safe and sound after their winter sojourn in West Africa. They have made it on to the BBC News UK Homepage where they have some cracking photos of them clearing out and defending their old nests. I especially love  the upside down osprey doing some…

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Luxury Accommodation at a Countryside Hotel in Rutland

Countryside hotels are the choice of most Brits looking for a quiet getaway for a few days or to celebrate a special occasion. Spending all week in an office and driving through towns and cities having to put up with the hustle and bustle isn’t most people’s idea of fun, but at Greetham Valley hotel…

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A warm, welcoming reception at Greetham Valley

The old adage ‘first impressions count’ could not be more true than within the hospitality industry and the Greetham Valley Receptionists are very often the first members of staff whom visitors to the Hotel meet. We are fortunate in having such a genuinely warm and welcoming team of ladies on our Reception desk, each of whom appreciates and promotes the…

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Hotel life – plans, paintpots and projects for Winter

The speed of hotel life at Greetham Valley can be quite a rollercoaster! Like most Hotels, we can be frantically busy one week, bursting to capacity with guests, and then the following week occupancy slows down and we take a few deep breaths while we catch up with ourselves! December at Greetham Valley is usually brilliant, especially with…

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Jean-Christophe Novelli at Greetham Valley!

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli was the superb host of the 2011 East Midlands Food and Drink Awards at Greetham Valley last night (Sunday 13th November). With a well aimed light hearted introductory speech, he set a fantastic tone for the evening’s excellent dinner and awards presentation. Sponsors of the Awards were: Long Clawson Dairy, Greetham Valley,…

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Rutland panther sighted at Greetham Valley?

Great excitement for two guests from Australia this week! This lovely couple are staying at Greetham Valley while touring the area and for the past two mornings have spotted what they described as ‘a very large black feline’ strolling across the valley below their hotel room. With glee, they told Gail, their breakfast waitress this morning,…

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Hotel life – an inspector calls….

One of our guests had a surprise for us on checkout this morning – her AA inspector calling card! She needed to speak with a Director to go through her verbal report, so armed with a cuppa we settled down in the Lounge Bar. She was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic, comparing our previous report with…

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Putting on a flowery front

Although we love the ever changing hues of autumn leaves on the trees all over Greetham Valley’s golf courses, this time of year is hit and miss with the colours in our tubs and hanging baskets. Some summer plants at the front of the hotel are still going strong – geraniums and petunias are still particularly spectacular…

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Behind the scenes look at Hotel life

All Hotels strive to portray the image of a swan – with all aspects of their customer facing operations serenely and smoothly gliding along. Sometimes, what goes on behind the scenes can be worthy of Fawlty Towers but as long as the guests are well looked after, staff can cope with anything! Greetham Valley welcomes…

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