Kingfisher Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)
Tim or Beverley Hankins
About Tim or Beverley Hankins
Tim & Beverley run a mixed farm in the beautiful Nene valley in rural Northamptonshire. The holiday cottages are an extension to the Bed & Breakfast enterprise & Tearoom. We farm 200ha with crops & beef cows. We welcome people to come and share the countryside with us and we always say that we provide most things for your stay, just bring a smile!!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location, helpful friendly owners
Well equipped, spacious, single storey property in a very rural location with great views over lakes and open countryside.
Spacious and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting
We had a very pleasant stay at Kingfisher cottage. The bedrooms were a good size and the kitchen was very big and well equipped. We stayed over Christmas and appreciated the Christmas tree and decorations that the owners had put up which made us feel at home.
The cottage is in the middle of some stunning countryside, overlooking fields and a fishing lake and it's very peaceful. The surrounding villages are lovely too and it's well situated also for the A14.
This is a warm, spacious and comfortable house. The furnishings are excellent and seem very new, the kitchen has a good-sized dining table, the living room has 2 sections (a TV area and a dining area). The bedrooms are large enough, with the double having an ensuite shower room. It is very wheelchair-friendly. The location is perfect for countryside activities (we took our dog and found lovely walks through the lake area, literally on the doorstep). The local villages/towns are charming and have all the amenities you will need. There is a very good choice of restaurants within a 15 mile drive. Although set in a quiet area, the house is easy to access from the main roads. We had trips to Oundle, Rushden Lakes, Thrapston, Northampton, Stamford and Milton Keynes (as well as various villages with great pubs like Wadenhoe, Thorpe Waterville, Titchmarsh and Ashton; lovely cafes in Polebrook and Ringstead). Owners are very welcoming and helpful.
Elinor trout fishery self catering cottages
What an excellent place to stay even if some of your family are not into fly fishing for trout as there is loads to see and do and all close by plus there is some stunning walks, but if you are into trout fishing you could not ask for a better place to stay and fish. Elinor trout fishery often holds many national fishing competitions and you can fish it via bank, wadding, row boats and best of all you can use your own float tube here as well. It also holds float tube competitions in conjunction with the British float tube association early in the year. As you can guess I am a float tube trout fisher
Nearest airport is Birmingham about 45 minutes away
Car is essential
Village of Aldwincle is quarter of mile away
Towns of Oundle & Thrapston are 4-5 miles
Lots of rural villages nearby with historic churches and large historic houses such as Boughton House, Althorpe (home of Princess Diana), Cotersbrooke & Burleigh. Also close to Rockingham Castle.
Ideal for walking/ fishing/ visiting historical places/ canoeing on river Nene or as a base for Silverstone/Santa Pod or Rockingham speedway.