HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

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.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters

Property Type

Popular Searches

Payment Options

Facilities

Managed By

Local Area

Property Details

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • 1 - 50 of 51
Additional service fee may apply.
    • 7 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 16
      • 6 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 16
        • 6 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 14
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 10
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
              • 5 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 12
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                    • 7 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 18
                    4
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        4
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          1 Review
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            1 Review
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            • 11 BR
                                                                                            • 11 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 21
                                                                                              • 9 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 20
                                                                                              • 1 - 50 of 51
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              An amazing house and great location for a family break

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our short family break at the Ivy. The location was ideal and the house itself amazing, spacious and well maintained. There was something to cater for everyone – quiet rooms to read in, lots of comfortable areas to sit and chat, cinema room for games and films, swimming pool for the kids an outdoor hot tub for the grownups to chill out in. For those with energy to burn off there’s a pretty well-equipped gym. The location was great and there were plenty of areas for gentle walks through the fields or along the canal and marina. We didn’t venture out too much as everyone in our group was content with staying at the Ivy and enjoying time together. It really was a perfect place to spend a few days with friends and family.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Perfect location for our trip

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Excellently located and well appointed, comfortable and cosy. We needed somewhere reasonably priced to stay in for a visit to milton Keynes and this fit the bill. Friendly and helpful hosts Near a railway line and roadway so there is a bit of noise, but it didn't disturb our sleep at all.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Lovely little cottage in fantastic location.

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Lovely cottage in a very picturesque village. The cottage looks out onto the large village green which is often used for local cricket matches. Evenley village is simply beautiful and full of charm and character. Village shop is just 2 doors down from cottage and the lovely Red Lion pub is just across the green. Pub meals are great and kids are welcome. Fab outside area with a little park. The cottage is really charming with log burner, oak beams and traditional cottage doors. The owner, Cath is lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. Thoughtful touches such as toiletries in the shower room and essential groceries there for us in the kitchen. Evenley is so well placed for exploring Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cotswolds and only an hour or so from London. Bicester designer outlet village is nearby as well as beautiful Oxford City. We had a great time at the outdoor pool in Oxford when the sun shone! Would definitely book again if coming to the area.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016