Local Villages & Area


The beautiful conservation village of Exton is composed of pretty stone cottages, many thatched, the others with Collyweston slate roofs, surrounding a traditional picture book village green with a very attractive 18th century pub, which serves excellent English and Italian food. There is also a village hall in Exton as well as the multi award winning Hambleton Bakery.


The village of Cottesmore also has stone and thatched cottages, but is larger and has an excellent village store and a couple of other shops, besides a football club and village hall.

Local Education

Exton and Cottesmore are blessed with excellent primary schools, and both villages are near very good state and private schools.


The Estate is a haven for walkers with a myriad of footpaths and bridleways enabling people to walk from Exton to Greetham and Empingham using the Viking Way & other paths some of which are private tarmaced roads.

Local Businesses

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel has been in the Noel family since 1760 and formed part of the adjoining Exton Park, seat of the Earls of Gainsborough.
Telephone: 01572 724678
Hambleton Bakery
Hambleton Bakery produces in a building on Exton Estate, top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Oundle and Stamford.
Contact: Julian Carter
Telephone: 01572 812 995
Lantern & Larks
Lantern & Larks has established a campsite within the 500 hectares of Exton Park. This beautiful 18th-Century park, which is Grade II listed, contains a sheltered five-acre walled garden which gradually slopes down to an ornamental lake at the southern end, where ospreys have been known to catch their dinner!
Contact: Emma Clark
Telephone: 01638 778229
Manor Farm Livery
Manor Farm, Cottesmore offers livery facilities in the heart of the county of Rutland. Based on part of Exton Estate Manor Farm Livery is a busy and friendly environment in which to get the most from your four legged friend.
Contact: Charlotte Hollis
Telephone: 01572 812206
Swans of Oakham
Swans of Oakham - Top quality antiques and interiors
Contact: Tom Scott
Telephone: 01572 724364