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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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                                                                                    Lovely little cottage in fantastic location.

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                                                                                    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

                                                                                    Great place with snotty owners

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                                                                                    We were initially very impressed with the property on arrival, and there is no doubt that it's a wonderful house, and a very relaxing place to be. We were staying with a group of good friends for a 40th birthday. Our time there was overall very enjoyable, marred only by the fact that there is a very sensitive smoke alarm that connects not only to the owners in Spain, but also to the fire brigade. This was accidentally triggered during a BBQ, and there were no instructions or means to turn it off, or contact the fire brigade to save their time and effort. Instead the owner charged us £250 for the call out (i presume she must have passed this money to the tax-funded public service at a later date, and not pocketed it), and then we had an equally unwelcomes visit from her entitled son the following day, who glowered at us after allowing himself into the property without any notice or warning. Thankfully the owner was gracious enough not to charge us for using the oven, and microwave, which apparently don't fall under the same cleaning principles as the rest of the property. I'll look forward to visiting again, and cleaning the house and oven top to bottom, as apparently this isn't included in the price.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016