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11th May 2021

Northamptonshire’s Top 20 Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts & Self-Catering

1. Bragborough Hall

The Bragborough Hall Estate comprises three period holiday lets renovated to the highest standard and owned and run by the Phipps Family. Take in magnificent countryside views, enjoy walks over the working farm with beef cattle and arable crops, and wake up to the serene surroundings of the surrounding landscape and fresh country air.

The day belongs to you so, relax in front of the log burner, play table football in the Tack Room, or use the tennis court within the beautiful walled garden.

Bragborough is within walking distance of some great pubs so round off your day at the nearby canal-side Admiral Nelson, Braunston.

Traditional countryside luxuries sit alongside modern facilities here, so your stay will be comfortable, spacious, and private. A complimentary hamper will be waiting for you on arrival.

Bragborough Hall itself has a wonderful history, having contributed significantly to the country’s war efforts in the past. During the Second World War, the Hall was used as a maternity hospital for London’s St Barts Hospital and Hackney Mother’s Hospital when over 1400 'Bragborough Babes' were born here.

2. Bay Tree Cottage

Situated in the picturesque village of Farthingstone, in the rural South of Northamptonshire. Bay Tree Cottage offers a selection of charming and characterful accommodation, ranging from one-bedroom cottages to a large three-bedroom barn conversion, which if booked together can sleep up to 30 guests.  

All properties are self-contained and furnished to a high standard with their own outside seating areas where guests can enjoy alfresco dining while taking in the stunning views.

Surrounded by stunning countryside and woodlands, Bay Tree Cottage is the ideal base for those who enjoy walking whilst also being within easy reach of the village pub (Kings Arms, Farthingstone) as well as a range of attractions including country parks, National Trust properties, historic houses, theatres and art galleries.  There is something here for everyone.

3. Barton Hall, Kettering

A contemporary Grade II listed hotel, Barton Hall is set in nearly ten acres of grounds and woodland, with views overlooking manicured gardens and the valley beyond. Close to Kettering and the popular family attraction Wicksteed Park, expect a warm welcome in a relaxed environment with individually styled bedrooms. At the hub of the hotel, find Vines Bar and Brasserie, both full of character.

4. Brook Farm Cottage

Brook Farm Cottage offers charming and comfortable self-catering accommodation which has recently been renovated to a high standard. On the village green in the peaceful village of Hinton-in-the-Hedges, near Brackley, it is possible to book the entire house (which sleeps 7-8) by special arrangement. Enjoy lunch, dinner or afternoon tea nearby at the award-winning Green Room.

5. Castle Farm House B&B

Castle Farm House is a beautiful period property dating back to 1764. Set in the picturesque village of Rockingham, with its thatched cottages, beautiful village pub (The Sondes Arms) and views of Rockingham Castle and the wonderful surrounding counties of Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Breakfast is served in the lovely dining room overlooking the garden.

6. Church Farm Lodge, Harrington

Just a short walk from the award-winning Tollemache Arms ‘The Tolly’, Church Farm Lodge in Harrington is a family-run barn conversion Bed & Breakfast offering high levels of service and beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments.

7. Fawsley Hall

An extraordinary country house retreat surrounded by 2,000 acres of visually stunning parkland, this surrounding natural beauty is matched by the historic architecture and interiors of the Hall itself. Fawsley offers a range of bedroom styles and suites, including family and ‘dog friendly’ rooms. Multiple award-winning dining options include the on-site 2 AA rosette Cedar Restaurant, and the Tudor bar & lounge. Fawsley’s award-winning spa is currently undergoing a revamp and reopens mid-June.

8. Flore House

A luxury retreat, a historic filming location, a backdrop to a glorious photoshoot? Yes, but also a piece of British history, and a window into a bygone age.

Set in 19 acres of parkland, Flore House represents a taste of luxury that most of us only experience through the tales of Jane Austen, and is the ideal tranquil retreat for a luxury staycation this summer.

Start your day with a breakfast hamper, wander the manicured gardens, parkland and down to the lake, and enjoy the extravagant splendour of the suites; which offer eclectic interiors with a mix of classic and modern twists.

A trip to the nearby White Hart pub rounds of your visit.

9. Hunt House Quarters

Having been a stable block over 100 years ago, all rooms are self-contained with their own front doors and en-suite facilities, set in a peaceful, private courtyard. All finished to a high standard with period features, the rooms sit in the grounds of a restored, thatched Hunting Lodge, parts of which date back to the 1500's.

The rooms in the old stable block are all unique and vastly different from their previous life, which was housing Polo ponies for the Comte De Madre in the early 1900s and before that, the care of young deer over the winter.

Wander to the local pub – The Red Lion, Kilsby – for great food and a warm Northamptonshire welcome.

10. Kettering Park Hotel

A firm favourite locally, Kettering Park Hotel’s restyled outdoor dining space overlooks gardens and is a perfect spot for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea from 17th May; with sheepskins and excellent outdoor heaters.

Local ingredients are served in the candlelit restaurant, and at Sunday lunch, where beef is carved tableside from Potters of Stanwick.

The Spa offers sauna, steam room and outside space for drinks and sunbathing. The Gym is top quality, and family rooms are available.

11. Lower Farm B&B

Lower Farm is situated in the pretty village of Barnwell, Northamptonshire, which is a great location from which to explore the glorious Nene Valley; the Nene Way runs right through the farm, which is tucked away from busy roads, in a picturesque and traditional setting.

There are ten en-suite rooms and good village pubs nearby; The Montagu Arms, only a short walk away, and the Falcon at Fotheringhay. This enduringly popular B&B offers a comfortable and relaxed country retreat, and its award-winning breakfasts are the perfect start to the day.

12. Rushton Hall

A magnificent Grade I listed country house hotel, Rushton Hall is nestled in 25 acres of immaculate grounds and splendid 16th Century surroundings near Kettering.  This historic luxury hotel offers sanctuary to those seeking a relaxing weekend away, and with 4 red stars and 3 rosettes is the only restaurant in the county with a 3-rosette accolade. The restaurant team strives to deliver an unforgettable dining experience – be it for fine dining in the restaurant, afternoon tea in the Great Hall, or a special occasion in one of the stunning State Rooms. The beautiful Stable Yard Spa completes the experience.

13. Spanhoe Lodge

On the outskirts of the pretty village of Laxton, Spanhoe Lodge is set in lovely grounds with beautiful views of Northamptonshire countryside, with areas for picnics and a new secluded heated outdoor pool and hot tub area, which complements perfectly the eight en-suite rooms.

The Lodge is extremely comfortable and peaceful, and offers several dining options including full breakfasts, afternoon teas and traditional pub style menu served in the evenings. All dishes are prepared in house using fresh produce which where possible is sourced from local suppliers.  Other facilities include a games room.

14. Stanwick Hotel

Set in a tranquil rural location, in two acres of landscaped gardens, a warm welcome awaits at the Stanwick Hotel; built around two beautiful courtyards, and featuring a range of first-class services including stunning rooms, restaurant, bars and Reflections; a wedding and special events venue. Conveniently situated and easily accessible on the A45, Wellingborough rail station is nearby, as is the hugely popular family attraction Stanwick Lakes.

15. Swallow’s Rest B&B

One of Northamptonshire’s best kept secrets? Located in the pretty village of Brigstock, the Swallow's Rest offers stylish and comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price. Beautifully furnished rooms are designed with every comfort in mind, to make you feel at home, with a little luxury added in. The Swallow's Rest looks out to wonderful views across the Northamptonshire countryside - a peaceful place to stay for work or to escape for a much-needed leisure break. Recent awards (of which there are many) include “4th Best B&B in the world” on TripAdvisor, Travellers Choice Awards 2019, and Muddy Stilletos’ "Best Boutique Stay" in Northamptonshire 2019.

16. The Falcon Hotel, Castle Ashby

A Coaching Inn built in 1594, The Falcon has been thoughtfully restored and reintroduced into the rural Northamptonshire countryside as a hotel, restaurant and retreat for those in need of rest and renewal.

Guests can explore ancient woodland, meadows and lakes with guided nature walks, experience the liberation of wild swimming in open water, and immerse themselves in over four centuries of history, with the nearby Castle Ashby House Gardens.

There is also a full wellbeing programme on offer with massage, yoga, gong baths, meditation and outdoor fitness. If you’re not spending the night, locals are welcome to dine at Eyas Restaurant, led by acclaimed Head Chef Russell Bateman, or stop by the Little Juice Bar with fresh pressed juices, coffee and a selection of vegan salads, flatbreads and snacks.

17. The Old Post House Bed & Breakfast, Naseby

The Old Post House is a privately-owned B&B offering comfortable and relaxing accommodation on the high street of the beautiful, historic village of Naseby. Guests find themselves within easy reach of two excellent village pubs, as well as Northampton, Market Harborough and Rugby town centres, and some of the county’s leading visitor attractions including Althorp, Coton Manor Gardens and Naseby Battlefield.

18. The Old Vicarage, Evenley

A cracking new boutique B&B just off the A43 in the village of Evenley, with excellent access to the motorway network. Lots of style, gorgeous comfortable rooms, plenty of off-road parking and a charming helpful host.

The location is brilliant for superb local attractions including Evenley Wood Gardens, Bicester Village and Silverstone. Also enjoy the ease of ambling to the local pub - The Red Lion - or the Forge Coffee Shop, both on the glorious village Green.

The Old Vicarage has 3 large rooms, of which 2 are located in the Coach House; independent from the Main House and purposely renovated for B&B guests.

19. The Pytchley Inn

Situated in the attractive village of West Haddon, a warm and friendly welcome awaits at The Pytchley, where they balance brilliantly modern facilities with the informal atmosphere of a classic inn. Hospitality is at the heart of everything here, with a genuine desire to ensure the best possible guest experience.

The hotel offers 18 en-suite rooms, bar, garden marquee, and a bustling restaurant with a far-reaching reputation.

20. The Talbot Hotel

This iconic building with a fascinating history is a former 16th century coaching inn and is as comfortable today as it was in its coaching heyday, when King Charles I chose to visit in 1645, on the day before the battle of Naseby.

The Talbot is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the characterful market town of Oundle, for a long weekend exploring the Nene Valley with several excellent restaurants nearby; including the hugely popular Tap & Kitchen, on the river.

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