The Rocket Lodge

The Rocket Lodge hot tub

The Rocket Lodge kitchen

The Rocket Lodge bridge

The Rocket Lodge inside

The Rocket Lodge exterior

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  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Rutland, The Midlands, Leicestershire
  • Features:

The Rocket Lodge

Rocket Lodge at A Little Bit of Rough is a totally unique and fabulous roomy retreat, sleeping six in three bedrooms, set in 20 acres of private woodland in rural Rutland

As both George Clarke and Sandi Toksvig discovered when they stayed here recently, this is a very cool and bespoke Lodge, able to sleep six in three bedrooms. Challenging to build and fabulous to stay in, The Rocket Lodge is set in 20 acres of private woodland ‘Spindleberry Woods’ in rural Rutland, just down the road from local market town Uppingham.

Owners Nick and Sarah are passionate about their guests enjoying relaxing stays in a peaceful setting, so do not expect any groups or wild parties to stay here. They welcome families, adults and a certain type of hen party and many are returning guests, so that says it all to us..

The Rocket Lodge is a bespoke creation and is so different to any of other retreats in the Boutique Luxury Retreats directory; it consists of three reclaimed grain silos and four shepherds huts all connected by oak framed glazed links, making a large and roomy retreat with defined spaces to connect or retreat to.

Inside the Rocket Lodge

The Rocket Lodge consists of a sitting room in the first silo and a fully fitted kitchen in silo two, Three of the shepherd’s huts adjoining the silo structure are bedrooms, two double and one twin. Each bedroom has romantic French doors opening up to a private gravelled area through to the surrounding woodland views. The fourth shepherds hut forms the bathroom with shower. Finally there is an amazing The third and final silo is dedicated to a unique bathing room with an amazing huge copper bathtub with beautifully crafted interiors. The Rocket Lodge has been beautifully crafted inside and out from the reclaimed oak church doors and reclaimed wood panelling, carved country house fireplace and bespoke artwork and furniture. Do note that there is a maximum of four adults to stay at any one time in The Rocket Lodge. 

Outside Area at The Rocket Lodge

You walk over a bridge to a green oak framed deck outside the lodge with south-facing views over the stunning Rutland countryside, so expect long lazy relaxing lunches and sundowners on the deck. Outside guests are able to relax in the wood-fired hot tub with a wood-fired pizza oven and BBQ area.

Rocket Lodge is totally private, set in a secret location, in fact, you won’t be given the exact location till you book. Within it’s very own private grounds is an enclosed area of woodland with a wildlife wetland/pond and island with a fire-pit.

The Canvas Lodges at A Little Bit of Rough

In a separate part of Spindleberry Woods, there are also four gorgeous canvas lodges – Ash, Birch, Oak and Willow, each sleeping up to 6 guests, with 4 adults max per lodge. There is a great bedroom set up with a King Bedroom, a Twin Bedroom and a very cool double  cabin bed. Each lodge has a wood fired hot tub, wood fired pizza oven, fire pit and hammocks. The lodges are open from April to the end of October.

New Retreat, The Long House

Just for adults and opening in 2024… we can’t wait to see this what this new and bespoke retreat will be like.

Sustainability for The Rocket Lodge and A Little Bit of Rough

A Little Bit of Rough is committed to minimising its impact and where possible use sustainable and green energy sources to light and heat their lodges.

All wastewater is treated on site using innovative technology and the natural environment. A Little bit of Rough is committed to recycling as much of its waste as possible and provide extensive recycling facilities for our guests.

Owners Nick and Sarah maintain the woodland as a haven for wildlife and to create new habitats.

Local Activities near The Rocket Lodge

This is the perfect location for those of you who love the outdoors. There are  walking and cycling paths from A Little Bit of Rough, golfing and fishing close by and watersports accessible on Rutland Water.

There are two nature reserves around Rutland Water with several hides that offer wonderful opportunities for birding.

The two nearby Market Towns, Uppingham and Oakham, both have a theatre, art galleries, award-winning pubs and restaurants, fabulous boutiques, and independent shops with some lovely farm shops to buy locally produced food and drink.

The Local Area near to The Rocket Lodge, A Little Bit of Rough

Uppingham – A wealth of history and renown antique shops, fine art galleries and book shops.

Oakham –Just minutes from Rutland Water, Oakham is a traditional English market town with boutique shops, antiques and art galleries.

Stamford and Melton Mowbray are also close by with a wonderful farmers market at Melton Mowbray twice a week.

Stamford – Just over the border in Lincolnshire (16 miles from our woodland), is Stamford, widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England. With narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, shopping is a real pleasure. As the town has a reputation for good food, you will be spoilt with a choice of places to eat and drink.

Due to the abundance of wildlife in the woodland, these retreats are not able to be dog friendly.


Perfect for: 

  • Nature lovers

  • Rural Retreats

  • Unique stays

  • Family retreats

  • Active Families

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