Self Catering Cottages

Halliday's Folly, named as such by locals a hundred and fifty years ago, is a unique and historic building built in 1850 by Thomas Charity Halliday, a stonemason and corn merchant.  The Folly has been recently restored and converted into two spacious holiday cottages, both available to rent all year round.


Halliday's Folly and Halliday's Cottage are interconnecting so can be rented either separately or as one large unit.  

Halliday's Folly will sleep a maximum of six adults (extra fold out beds are available for children).  There are two double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, a kitchen diner, large living room with sofa bed, for additional sleeping space, and a separate shower room. 

Halliday's Cottage will sleep a maximum of four adults.  It is a spacious studio apartment, immediately next door to Halliday's Folly, and is perfect for couples or small families.  It comes with a fully fitted kitchen, bedroom area, living room with sofa bed, and shower room.

The Folly is rich in local history.  Thomas Halliday restored and repaired churches all over the country and was in the habit of returning home with fragments of medieval stone-masonry, which he incorporated into the front of his building, his 'posh office', and served to advertise his craft.   Back in the day Mr. Halliday was a successful man employing some 47 men and 4 boys. His son, Samuel Fancourt Halliday was a one time mayor of Stamford.

Rutland and the surrounding areas have many events throughout the year, which attract visitors from all over the world.  To view upcoming events please check out What's on in Rutland for more information, and remember to book early and not miss out!

To check availability, or if you have any questions, please contact Sue on 07803 608919, or to book online, please visit our online booking pages at AirBnB.


Halliday's Folly

Hallidays Cottage


The outside space makes the best of this iconic building,  providing a private garden, patio areas and off road parking.

Free Wifi


Wi-Fi available 



Garden/patio for guests use


Pets are welcome to stay.


Heating in all rooms 


“What a lovely property. And a fantastic location to explore Rutland from. The property caught our eye and didn’t disappoint, it’s beautiful. The village location is very convenient for walking and has some great pubs. Sue was a fantastic host. We’re hoping to return!”