- EnglandThe East Wing is a lovely, spacious and comfortable accommodation for couples looking to enjoy the area. Situated in the pretty village of Sutton Bassett on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, with the county of Rutland close by. The open plan living, and dining room has spectacular views of the meadow where you can often see the cows grazing. The well-equipped kitchen has all you need if you rather have a quiet night in with some home cooked supper and the private garden and patio is the ideal place to enjoy a drink in the evening sun. The large en-suite boasts both a shower cubicle and corner bath leading from the kingsize double bedroom.
The historic and pleasant town of Market Harborough is 2 miles away where you can enjoy an array of high street and independent shops and eateries and has a trainline direct to St Pancras in under an hour. Rutland Water is under 20 miles and has much to offer including cycling and walking routes, water sports, fishing and bird watching centres including hides for observing nesting ospreys in season. The local towns within easy reach include Oakham, Uppingham, Kettering, Northampton, Melton Mowbray, and Stamford. Eyebrook Reservoir is another lovely place to visit for beautiful walks and trout fishing. Foxton locks are 6 miles away which consists of a magnificent flight of ten immaculate working lock gates with a museum and lovely pub. Walks along the tow path are recommended. Other places of interest include Althorp House, Diana’s final resting place, Barnsdale Gardens, Rockingham Castle, Burghley House; where the annual horse trials are held, Kirby Hall and many attractions and shopping that the city of Leicester has to offer including the National Space Centre. There are also historic battle sites nearby including Bosworth and Naseby.£111From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandSet in the heart of the Nene Valley countryside, this beautiful stone cottage is perfect for a family holiday or a quiet retreat. Lily Pad Cottages are set around a courtyard, have all been thoughtfully designed and are wheelchair accessible. Lily Pad 2 offers three bedrooms, one on the ground floor, and all can be made as super kingsize doubles or twins. There is also the option to request a Z-bed if flexible sleeping arrangements are preferred, by prior arrangement directly with the owner at an additional cost. There is an open plan living area and kitchen, and a ground floor bathroom with wet room-style shower area. Outside there is a patio and garden to sit and enjoy the sun. There is a beautiful relaxing indoor pool area which can be booked for exclusive use (free of charge) and it boasts comfortable seating, changing rooms, showers and a table tennis area.
Visitors to Lily Pad Cottages are spoilt for choices when it comes to entertainment, there is something for everyone in the family. Within walking distance of the cottages is a world of footpaths and greenways, winding alongside the stunning River Nene and out across the countryside. Many of these trails end at some very accommodating pubs that offer delicious food and drink, as well as a range of local beers. There are great street markets in Oundle (on Thursdays) and Stamford (On Fridays) which are both well worth a visit, while the beautiful Rushden Lakes development is just a 30-minute drive away, offering retail, entertainment and eating options all set around the Nene Wetlands conservation area. Burghley House and Park is only a short drive away, and Stamford is worth a visit.
Indeed, if wildlife and nature are of interest, Rutland Water is only a 20-minute drive and offers great leisure activities from a waterside stroll, learn to sail, windsurf or hire a bike and cycle around the reservoir, stopping for a picnic. Sacrewell Farm Park is home to the giant Shire Horses. Hamerton Zoo Park is 15 miles away but is so popular with visitors as it has some great exhibits, and children love the monkeys. For a day at the beach, Snettisham is a hive of activity for nature lovers and walkers, backing onto a coastal park with reed beds, scrub and marshland behind the shingle beach. It’s also adjacent to the RSPB Snettisham Reserve which hosts an incredible display of knot and pink-footed geese when the tides are right. Sandy beach at Hunstanton is great for children to search for sea life in the rock pools.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 42 guests.£187From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandA fabulous stay awaits you in the beautiful canalside village of Stoke Bruerne in the Northamptonshire countryside. The open plan accommodation has a lovely bedroom area leading to an en-suite shower room, and a light and airy kitchen, living and dining area which provides you with everything you would require for your self-catering holiday. Just outside, the property boasts an inviting hot tub which can be enjoyed all year round. With a choice of two pubs a stone’s throw from Dovecote, an Indian restaurant and a café, you’ll be spoilt for choice for eating options without getting in the car; a good excuse to get out of cooking whilst on holiday!
There are many other great country and village pubs within a few miles of Stoke Bruerne as well. The walks along the canal tow paths are beautiful, you can sit and watch the narrow boats go through the locks or take a leisurely boat trip to the mouth of the Blisworth Tunnel, known for being one of the longest tunnels in the UK. You can also visit the canal museum in the heart of the village. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, but should you want to explore the area, there is plenty to see and do including visits to many National Trust properties: Canons Ashby House, Claydon and Stowe Gardens and other historical homes and gardens such as Althorp House, Castle Ashby, Delapre Abbey, Holdenby House, Lamport Hall and Sulgrave Manor.
A little further afield is the stunning Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, Bletchley Park, the once secret site of the World War II code breakers. Situated just a 15-minute drive away is Silverstone Race Circuit, home of British Grand Prix, MOTO GP, Silverstone Classic, and an interactive Museum Experience and where you can have many different driving experiences, a must for any car enthusiast. The market towns of Towcester and Northampton are within easy reach where you can find lots of local amenities. Fishing available nearby.£75From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandElinor Holiday Cottage is a collection of two barn conversions; Dragonfly and Kingfisher, set next to a trout fishing lake with some of the best unspoilt scenery in rural Northamptonshire. Relax, unwind and getaway from it all in these spacious ground floor properties, perfect for couples, friends and families. Both properties boast spacious living rooms, well-equipped kitchens and comfortable bedrooms with uninterrupted views from most windows.
Sheep and cattle regularly graze in the surrounding fields and if you enjoy fishing as a hobby, the next door lake is well stocked with trout and you can purchase day permits during your stay. There are many walks and cycling routes from the front door and a short stroll will take you into the neighbouring nature reserve where you can spot wildlife and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Located in the heart of the Nene Valley, the cottages are situated halfway between the market towns of Oundle and Thrapston for all your local amenities, open air markets, high streets and an array of pubs, cafés and restaurants. Northamptonshire and the surrounding area boasts many historic and stately homes including Althorp House (Princess Diana’s ancestral home), Castle Ashby, Sulgrave Manor, Rockingham Castle, Wimpole Hall, Burghley House, Boughton House and Lyvedon. Fun for all the family can be found at Wickstead Park, 10 miles away, which is a charming family theme park dating back to the 1920s.
Canoeing on the River Nene is a great way to see the area and hiring a canoe for the day or a few hours is easy to do with a local company. Barnwell Country Park is also nearby with 15 hectares lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore. The larger towns of Northampton, Kettering and Peterborough are all within easy driving distance. The historic university city of Cambridge, where you can enjoy punting on the River Cam, is around 40 miles away.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 9 guests.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Rest and Be Thankful is set just off the beaten track in stunning countryside with lovely views. Sleeping four guests, it offers the option of the king size beds being made into two small singles, ideal for children. Rest and Be Thankful is dog friendly and is set up with the environment in mind. It is fully equipped as a ‘home from home’ with high-end tableware, hotel quality bed linen and fluffy towels - in fact everything you need for a luxurious and memorable stay. The cottage has a small private garden, and the orchard is a shared space to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the property with coffee or a glass of wine and watch kites soaring overhead.
Nearby is Burghley House, home of the famous Burghley Horse Trials. You can also visit Stamford, Rutland Water or even enjoy the Gruffalo Trails through Fineshades Woods with the family. There are lovely walks and cycle routes throughout the area with many good countryside pubs for refreshment within a short drive. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Rest and Be Thankful can be booked together with The Little Bothy (UK38568) to accommodate up to 8 guests.£100From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandMiddle Cottage, refurbished for 2021, is in a peaceful location close to the centre of Easton-on-the-Hill, a lovely village with traditional stone built properties. It boasts excellent walks and cycle routes in beautiful countryside straight from the door, and is only 2 miles from Stamford and a 10-minute drive to Rutland Water. Stamford is a delightful town that offers a unique blend of history with its magnificent Georgian architecture as well as plenty of fantastic independent shops to enjoy. There are many fine restaurants, pubs and tea rooms for refreshment, as well as the famous Burghley House to visit (home of Burghley Horse Trials). Alternatively enjoy a day at Rutland Water, with watersports, cycling and good walks all on offer. After a day exploring the beautiful local area, stroll to the village pub for good food and drink 200 yards away, or walk a further 10 minutes to another excellent pub. With a cosy wood burner and modern bathroom, this dog-friendly cottage provides the perfect retreat for leisure or business purposes. There is easy access to the main train line for a day out in London (1 hour away) or head off to Cambridge and Lincoln to experience the heritage and culture both these university cities have to offer. Shop 500 yards.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- EnglandThese three beautiful, comfortable, single-storey cottages, Graham Cottage (UK35385), Len Cottage (UK35386) and Alice Cottage (UK35387) are located in a stunning rural area of Northamptonshire on the owner’s working farm. Originally traditional farm buildings, these properties were converted in 2006 into accommodation of a very good standard and are well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Located ½ mile from a quiet B road and surrounded by fields, wildlife and panoramic views, this is the perfect place in which to relax, unwind and enjoy these pleasant surroundings. Len Cottage and Graham Cottage both sleep four guests in two bedrooms, and Alice Cottage sleeps two guests. Alice Cottage can be interconnected with Len Cottage to make a three bedroom property. Alice Cottage has also been adapted for accessible use and is M1 and M2 compliant. Each property has use of a garden, where you can enjoy the sunsets on a warmer evening.
There are over five miles of footpaths and bridleways on the farm that you can discover from the doorstep, and with gentle rolling countryside, this location is perfect for cycling fans. Situated between Peterborough, Northampton and Cambridge, there is much to to and see in this area. The market towns of Oundle and Thrapston are both under 5 miles away where you can enjoy shopping at their open air markets, high streets and dine at an array of pubs, cafés and restaurants.
Northamptonshire and the surrounding area boasts many historic and stately homes including Althorp House (Princess Diana’s ancestral home), Castle Ashby, Sulgrave Manor, Rockingham Castle, Wimpole Hall, Burghley House and Lyvedon, near Oundle. Fun for all the family can be found at Wickstead Park, 14 miles away, which is a charming family theme park dating back to the 1920s. The historic university city of Cambridge, where you can enjoy punting on the River Cam, is just over 30 miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Alice Cottage (ref UK35387) and Len Cottage (ref UK35386) can also be interconnected.£56From price per night based on 7 night stay