The House and its Setting

America Lodge is located just south of the small village of Brooke (Rutland) and west of the deserted village of Martinsthorpe. Neither are mentioned in Domesday Book. The first records for each date from the twelfth century.

The house was built in the middle years of the nineteenth century and was originally known as 'Brooke Lodge'. It was marked as such on OS maps from the 1880s to the 1950s; the name change appears on OS maps from 1969. Precisely when, and why, the name was changed to America Lodge needs further research.

It is adjacent to the MacMillan Way which passes by the old site of Martinsthorpe and along the shores of Rutland Water.

Surrounded by farmland ...

America Lodge is a secluded property set in 4 acres, surrounded by farmland, well away from traffic.

... courtyard, garden, patio & woodland

The generous courtyard has ample space to park multiple cars.

A large, mostly grass, garden to the west and south of the house makes the most of the sun!

The patio is provided with outdoor tables and chairs for those times you want a BBQ (charcoal BBQ provided).

The small woodland area has spring flowers and is a good place for children to play.

Also on site

We keep free range chickens on site. Children are encouraged to help feed the hens and collect eggs for their breakfast. Adults may join in, too!

During the summer, there are usually some sheep in the small paddock.