Northamptonshire Holiday Cottages
For a range of self catering cottages in Northamptonshire, as well as other forms of accommodation, see the companies featured below. Numbers were correct at the time of writing although it's worth visiting the sites for the latest information about pricing and availability.
Cottages Direct - 3 Northamptonshire holiday cottages
at the time of writing, situated in Stoke Bruerne and Long Buckby. They can accommodate up to 5 people with some allowing for pets. Week-long stays begin at £200 for off-peak times.
Holiday Lettings -
Another 3 Northamptonshire cottages
from Holiday Lettings which includes a riverside holiday lodge. Rates are between £450 and £700 with some of their cottages able to accommodate up to 6 people.
Cottages 4 You
- A wide range of holiday cottages in Middle England and its counties. All cottages are inspected individually and graded accordingly. Pets are allowed in many cases and prices range between £300 and £1300 for low season bookings.
- A few more Northamptonshire self catering properties from Holiday Rentals including a riverside holiday lodge which is well-located and available from £450 p/w. Visit the site for further information about this and other holiday cottages in the near vicinity.
Northamptonshire consists of rolling hills, rich pastureland and open plough-land. The meandering River Nene and a collection of picturesque lakes and canals combine to make the region one of the most attractive in the country. It is also renowned for its diverse selection of historical buildings.
The River Nene
flows lazily through the rural, sleepy landscape and creates some wonderful river-side settings - it is popular for angling and pleasure boating. Panoramic views of the countryside are frequent and are punctuated by stone farmhouses and hamlets. The Grand Union Canal also runs through the county and connects with the River Nene.
Villages such as Badby and Moreton Pinkney
, with its 13th century church, are steeped in history and date back to Tudor times. Another major attraction is the 17th century Castle Ashby, which is set in a large country park, and is finely decorated with carved transcripts and tapestries.
One of its churches, the St Sepulchre's dates back to the Crusades and, like most of Northamptonshire, has strong connections with an eventful fascinating past. It also features a number of historically significant stained class windows, such as the Soldiers Window
, which consists of four ornately decorated panels.
Northamptonshire visitor attractions
Cottage holiday makers in Northamptonshire can enjoy a vast array of activities and attractions which will keep the whole family entertained whatever the weather. It is a beautiful region and just an hour’s drive away from London.
at Kettering has over forty rides and exciting attractions. For a more tranquil day out see Barnwell County Park in the Nene valley. It consists of acres of landscaped gardens and features BBQ areas, nature trails and an adventure playground. Admission is free.
Food, drink and entertainment
Northamptonshire has a wide range of chic urban eateries, family restaurants, and country inns. The Don Peppi in Wellingborough specialises in authentic Italian food while Metro’s
in Northampton offers trendy, international cuisine. Visitors will also find a number of excellent pubs that serve traditional English fare such as The Hare
History and Culture
By far the most popular venue is Althorp Park
, home of the Spencer family and the site of Princess Diana’s Memorial. Boughton House, 3 miles off the A43 contains a vast collection of fine art, period furniture and tapestries. Other notable historical attractions include Rockingham Castle
in Market Harborough - once a royal fortress built by William the Conqueror. Its hilltop setting affords a view of five counties and has been home to the Watson family since the 16th century