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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Northamptonshire, England your home away from home

Northamptonshire is a county with a delightful cross section of fields and pastures, forests and urban areas. This historic area, once the Royal hunting grounds, has a wealth of historic attractions and country estates including Althorp, the family home of Lady Diana Spencer, Holdenby House and Kelmarsh Hall among others. Once known as the county of “spires and squires”, Northamptonshire has many churches to visit. The county town of Northampton is known for its shoe-making industry.

Things to Do in Northamptonshire Bird Watching

Rockingham Forest is an area of ancient woodland where many rare and unusual birds can be seen and heard. The Red Kite, an eagle-like bird of prey, was extinct in Britain but breeding pairs have been successfully reintroduced to the area. Bird-watchers may also enjoy a visit to the Red Kite Visitor Centre. Boating

The historic Grand Union Canal runs through Northamptonshire and its towpaths make an excellent traffic-free walking trail. It is also possible to hire boats for the day to explore these rural waterways, including the 3km long Blisworth Tunnel and the nearby Waterway Museum.

Walking and cycling

The quiet green lanes around Northamptonshire are ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. The rural   farmland and fresh air offer a great way to enjoy nature at its best.

Places to Visit in Northamptonshire Woburn Abbey

Set in 3,000 acres of deer forest, Woburn Abbey is a delightful historic home to visit. It has one of the most important private art collections in the world, including paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Canaletto as well as fine antique furniture, porcelain and gold. Stroll around the grounds and browse the Antiques Centre of this excellent attraction.

Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is the home of George Washington’s relatives. It is a modest manor house with beautiful English country gardens and a gift shop. The former buttery is now a café.

All Saints Church

This historic church at Earl’s Barton is typical of many in the area. All Saints Church is known for its fine tower with battlements and observation posts, its Norman door and unique Saxon architecture. The interior of the church has a medieval rood screen, a Victorian font and some fine stained glass windows.

Weather in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire has warm but cloudy summers with some showers. Expect summer temperatures to average 73°F (23°C) during the day. The winters are generally mild with more rainfall and occasional snow.

Getting to Northamptonshire

There are several airports close to your Northamptonshire holiday rental. Coventry Airport is 26 miles from the centre of Northampton. London’s Luton Airport is 34 miles from Northampton and Birmingham International Airport is 39 miles away.

A car is essential to make the most of exploring this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or from London.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      All perfect! All clean! All charming! All wonderful!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Property was lovely.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Nice people and lovely property, we really enjoyed are stay .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Convenient, large family home with outstanding facilities

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Ivy House is well situated in pleasant countryside with good access. This was important for our family which came together from various locations within a 120 mile radius. The house had the facilities as advertised and for us 7 bedrooms with good en suite facilities was an important feature. The kitchen was very well fitted out and we hired an outside chef and waitress for a special meal to be served in the dinning room, everything needed was there. Perhaps the outstanding feature of the house is the new extension, housing the gym, cinema room and pool; these facilities meant that we did not have to go out, the children were more than happy to stay home. The owners were very helpful, and we would certainly consider another stay at this special property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016