This historic conference hotel enjoys a peaceful location, in Whitwell, close to the shores of Rutland Water in Rutland, Britain's smallest county. Rutland Water covers 3100 acres and has 25 miles of shoreline. Restaurants can be found in the immediate vicinity. Whitwell is also just a short drive away from the historic market towns of Stamford and Oakham. The nearest nightlife is in Stamford, The nearest mainline rail station is Peterborough, about twenty five minutes by taxi from Whitwell. There is a local station at Oakham, ten minutes away by taxi. East Midlands Airport is some 74 km away, while West Midlands Airport is some 93 km away.||This 16th century hotel, with 8 acre estate, features original stone-built accommodation and conference rooms. It is set in a tranquil environment with beautiful gardens and striking lawns. The 26 bedroom (en suite) accommodation units are situated throughout four country houses. Facilities include a lobby, 24-hour reception and check-out service, a safe, bar, games room, TV room, Internet access, conference facilities, a restaurant and car park (fees may apply). Room and laundry services are also provided for a fee. Cycles are available for guests to use free of charge.||The bedroom accommodations are designed to a high standard and with comfort in mind. Each offers modern amenities, while still maintaining the original character of the country houses. An en suite bathroom, hairdryer, TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial telephone, ironing set, double beds, heating, and tea and coffee making facilities all come as standard.||The gym offers a treadmill, exercise bike, rowing machine, free weights, a cross trainer, Swiss ball and fitness mat. Rutland Water offers picnic and leisure sites, adventure playgrounds, trout fishing, day sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, walks and an outdoor climbing centre. Guests can also borrow bicycles from the hotel, and discover the area that way.||Breakfast is served as a continental-style buffet.