Vitruvian Triathlon 2015 at Rutland Water – accommodation offer

Vitruvian triathlonCalling all triathletes! If you are brave enough to compete in the incredibly tough 2015 Vitruvian at Rutland Water on Saturday 29th August, we are more than pleased to offer you a huge discount on Greetham Valley accommodation for the night before, Friday 28th!

Hotel accommodation: 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….

Lodge or Cottage accommodation: £150 self-catering – our Lodges sleep up to 6 in three bedrooms, and our Cottage sleeps 5, so are ideal for groups of athletes, their families and friends – everyone needs their support team!

To book, call Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 and quote “Vitruvian Offer”.


Holiday discounts this August in Rutland!

Overhead lakesSummer holiday breaks at Greetham Valley in Rutland.
For one week only commencing Monday 10th August 2015, we are delighted to offer a superb short holiday break discount at Greetham Valley.

For those who enjoy Hotel leisure breaks, we have a fantastic bed & breakfast offer of just £75 per room per night when booking a Hotel twin bedroom webminimum of two consecutive nights in the week commencing 10th August. Enjoy shared twin or king-size accommodation, a full English or continental breakfast AND a complimentary packed lunch per person each day.  A date to note: the fabulous ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again, will be performing at Rutland Water on Saturday 15th August!

belvoir castleMany of the stately homes and castles of Hidden England are within easy reach: Burghley House, Belvoir Castle, Belton House, Boughton House, Deene Park, Kirby Hall, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle – all are a lovely day out as are the nearby inspiring Barnsdale Gardens, Easton Walled Gardens and Gates’ Nurseries. The market towns of Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham and Grantham are perfectly located for a spot of retail therapy, all Rutland Water cyclinghaving some lovely bijou shops and boutiques.

Walkers and ramblers may enjoy lovely walks across the county, including the Rutland Round, taking in the stunning landscape and chocolate-box villages. Cycling around Rutland Water is a challenge enjoyed by many and a range of “on the Water” sports, from windsurfing to kayaking to sailing are available, as is tuition in all Rutland Water sail smallactivities. Bird watching is a particularly popular activity, both onsite and on Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre has over 90 birds of prey whilst Simon Tebbutt Falconry provides an inspiring bird of prey handling experience onsite at Greetham Valley. Our guests may also enjoy complimentary onsite par 3 golf, coarse and trout fishing, Katie and Errolbowls and petanque.

The small print: Our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with Greetham Valley – terms, conditions, hotel sole occupancy charges and date exclusions may apply. We regret this offer is not applicable to any existing bookings.

For more details or to book, please email: info@greethamvalley.co.uk or
tel: 01780 460444. Please quote “August Leisure Break Offer” when enquiring.

 


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 deal:

7 night Summer break – £150 discount! LAST LODGE AVAILABLE FOR THIS WEEK BREAK
Arrive Monday 3rd August, depart following Monday – now just £685, was £835 per lodge

4 night Bank Holiday break – £150 discount!
Arrive Monday 31st August, depart Friday 4th September – now just £375, was £525 per lodge

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


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 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. Pets go free when booking the following late deals:

4 night midweek break – £100 discount offer
Arrive Monday 31st August, depart following Friday – now just £425, was £525

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


Meal of Fortune – fabulous meal deal at Greetham Valley!

Meal of FortuneDo you remember Greetham Valley’s ‘Turkey Balls’ meal promotion? Well, our fabulous meal deal is back until the middle of February and this time it’s the ‘Meal of Fortune’!

Spin the wheel and what the pointer lands on is what you pay for a two course meal from the Meal of Fortune menu – it could be anything between £3 and £12!!!  And if you want to add a third course just pay an extra £3.50!

The Meal of Fortune menu changes every two weeks, so there’s always a fresh selection of starter, main and dessert dishes to choose from. Click here for a sample menu.


Patrick from Belgium wins stay in Rutland Lodges

Rutland Lodges at Greetham ValleyPatrick de Schutter from Belgium is the latest lucky winner in one of Greetham Valley’s competition draws. This time the prize was a short break in a Rutland Lodge at Greetham Valley.

Patrick stayed with us in May while taking part in an international fly fishing competition on Rutland Water and says ‘I am very pleased to hear I have won a stay in Greetham Valley! It’s a beautiful place to stay …..’

We look forward to welcoming Patrick and his family and friends back to Rutland later this year.


Rutland Walking & Cycling Festival + accommodation offers!

Come to Rutland and enjoy the Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival from 18th May – 1st June 2013!

The Festival is a celebration of Rutland’s beautiful landscape and the many walks and cycle routes in and around Rutland. The walks and cycle rides are all led by qualified volunteer walk and bike leaders, making this festival free!

The first week of walking (18th-25th May) offers a variety of different length walks at different times and locations around Rutland. The second week (26th May – 1st June) will offer the 7 sections of the Rutland Round over those 7 days.

With two of the walks starting and finishing at Greetham Valley, it is the perfect excuse to pop in for some well-earned refreshments in our lounge bar!

Over the two weeks there will also be cycle rides to suit everyone, ranging from family to nature rides and even a led cycle ride around the whole of Rutland Water, including the Hambleton Peninsula. There really is something for everyone!

Rutland is the perfect place for walking, and has long attracted ramblers, who enjoy finding their way around the tiny villages, little known tracks and country lanes. As well as the popular Rutland Water there are many other footpaths covering varied terrain with several famous walking routes as well:

The Macmillan Way was originally developed to raise money for Cancer Research, and was opened as a fully signed and waymarked route in 1996. This route passes the south banks of Rutland Water.

The Viking Way winds its way southwards from the Humber Bridge, through the Lincolnshire Wolds and finishes in Oakham.

The Hereward Way follows a path through Rutland, passing through villages including Empingham, Whitwell and Barnsdale, before reaching Oakham.

The Jurassic Way follows the band of Jurassic Limestone that runs along the northern boundary of Northamptonshire, along the Oxford Canal, via Middleton Cheney and Woodford Halse to Braunston on the Grand Union Canal. Here it passes between Market Harborough and Corby, following the Welland Valley to Rockingham with its castle.

Full details of the free events can be found in the Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Brochure, click here for details. Why not make a ‘Staycation’ of it and enjoy accommodation at Greetham Valley? We are offering some great late deals on self-catering and B&B breaks during the festival, starting at just £15 per person per night!


Greetham Valley’s black labrador Jazz in the snow!

The recent snowy weather may well have frustrated an awful lot of golfers – but Greetham Valley’s black labrador Jazz had a whale of time!  Mill Cottage, our self catering holiday cottage next door to Jazz’s home, had a little white Pomeranian like this one staying as a guest last week. It’s just as well it thought it was too cold to venture into the 8 inches of snow too often as it really resembled a noisy, walking snowball much to Jazz’s bewilderment…. She simply did not know what to make of it!


Ann & Tony win tickets for the Blues Brothers Tribute Night!

All the guests at the fabulous Bee Gees Night at Greetham Valley last Friday were invited to fill in a competition form to win two tickets to the next Greetham Valley Great Night Out – and we received over 200 entries! The lucky winners, drawn today, were Ann and Tony Jones from Melton Mowbray who win two tickets to attend the Blues Brothers Tribute Night on Saturday 8th September!

This promises to be another excellent night of fine food and great entertainment at Greetham Valley – reserve your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment! Phone Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 – tickets are £20pp for a two course meal and live entertainment.


Fishermen’s tales and wedding hats at Greetham Valley


How big???

I always thought fishermen were telling tall tales about the one that got away, but judging by the whoppers I have been asked by our Hotel and Lodge guests to put in the Hotel fridge over night I’m now not so sure.

It has been really great to see our trout fishermen returning for another year of pleasure and competition fishing on Rutland Water,  many of whom have booked accommodation for the rest of 2012 season, as we are only a few minutes’ drive away from this fabulous fishing venue. It would also appear that Palm Springs Salmon Fishing are landing some giants this year.  Our resident salmon fishermen are also helping with the Receptionists’ weight lifting program as we are asked to store their catch in the fridge. 

 

Spring has finally sprung and the wedding season is now upon us.  Oh the dresses, the hats!!! (slightly different to those of our fishing friends!!). Even on a grey day the smiling faces of the wedding party are enough to cheer us all up.

I was asked the other day by a bride’s father how we all keep up the enthusiasm on a 2, 3 or 4 wedding weekend, well – how can you not? A hotel full of happy smiling wedding party faces, it really is contagious.  As the Reception shift goes on, if the enthusiasm starts to wane we just open the door at the back of Reception and enjoy the entertainment that is the bride’s dad dancing the funky chicken after too much champagne….

And then there’s the bright and breezy breakfast parade……enough said!  The morning after can be just as entertaining as the night before….

 Well, that’s a small slice of the variety of customer that brightens up our day on Reception – when are you coming to visit? We look forward to welcoming you!