The Barnsdale

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Rutland Water Nature Reserve

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The Barnsdale

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Dining room
Fort Henry Suite | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; garden views

Overview of The Barnsdale

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Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
The Avenue Exton, Oakham, England, LE15 8AH
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Conference space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Fort Henry Suite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Royal Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Culture Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Cosy Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Classic Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Heritage Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve - 2 min drive
  • Burghley House - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Nottingham (NQT) - 42 min drive
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 52 min drive
  • Oakham Station - 5 min drive
  • Stamford Station - 12 min drive
  • Nene Valley Railway (Wansford) - 17 min drive


  • L Oliveto Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Cottesmore Fish and Chip Shop - 6 min drive
  • Dining Room - 5 min drive
  • The Grainstore Brewery - 5 min drive
  • Domino's Pizza - 5 min drive

About this property

The Barnsdale

The Barnsdale is a great choice for a stay in Oakham. For a bite to eat, guests can visit 1760, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers garden views. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers love the overall property condition.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1760
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


1760 – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 15 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Oakham
Barnsdale Oakham
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Restaurant
The Barnsdale Hotel
The Barnsdale Oakham
The Barnsdale Hotel Oakham
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Restaurant

Frequently asked questions

Does The Barnsdale offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Barnsdale does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Barnsdale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Barnsdale?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 total. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Barnsdale?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Barnsdale?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Barnsdale and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. The Barnsdale also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Barnsdale?
Yes, 1760 offers al fresco dining and garden views.
What's the area around The Barnsdale like?
The Barnsdale is located on the waterfront, a short 4-minute walk from Rutland Water Country Park and 12 minutes' walk from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.







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8/10 Very good

Burghley stay
Jacqueline, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Bridget, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Elaine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Andrea, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Veronica, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Barnsdale is a wonderfully comfortable and welcoming hotel. All staff are efficient and friendly, the rooms are beautifully decorated and appointed. Dinner menus are interesting and the food is delicious!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Meena, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super Place 5 stars all round
Really nice hotel in a lovely location. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Room was a good size, very nicely presented with views over the fields, very clean. Good choices for breakfast and quick service. Can’t fault, apart from there being no Guiness on draft !
Michael, 1-night business trip
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