About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
With countryside views, part of a 16th century property, a luxury rural escape
Self-contained stables conversion in the small village of North Marston in rural Buckinghamshire. The cottage has one bedroom with en suite shower room. The living / dining area has two leather sofas, (of which one sofa-bed), 65" TV with surround sound, Sky TV, Freeview, Blu-Ray player, wood-burning stove. Wifi is available. There is a separate small but well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and plenty of crockery and cutlery. There is private off-road parking on the drive right next to the cottage.
The village has a local community shop, pub across the road from the cottage offering very decent food (winner of 'Best Community Pub' in the 2015-16 Aylesbury Vale Village Pub of the Year competition and featured in the 2018 Michelin Guide), children's play park, sports field with fitness trail, numerous countryside walks and cycle routes. Use of washing machine, tumble-dryer, patio and garden.
North Marston is a 20 minute drive from Leighton Buzzard from where trains take 35 minutes into London Euston, or 10 minutes from Aylesbury Vale Parkway with a one hour journey into Marylebone.
There are several National Trust properties within a 30 minute drive, including Waddesdon Manor, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Claydon House, Ashridge Estate.
The property is half an hour from Silverstone.
We provide a welcome pack including a pint of milk, tea-bags, sugar, instant coffee and two Nespresso coffee machine capsules (more can be purchased from us at a cost of £5 for a box of ten or you are welcome to bring your own), two toilet rolls, washing up liquid, sponge/dish-cloth and dishwasher machine tablets.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Rachel Butler
Our family moved to this village four years ago - and love the rural environment.
Rachel Butler purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Rachel Butler chose North Marston
The property has country-side views, easy access to walks and cycle routes and the property and village have all the essentials for a rural escape, including a shop if you want to self-cater or a pub if you prefer not to cook.
What makes this Cottage unique
The 65' 3D TV with surround sound and Blu-Ray player means you do not need to leave the cottage for your entertainment if the weather deters you from going out!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Solitude, privacy and comfort - nothing wanting
A long overdue solitary retreat, this proved to be just the right place.
Cosy, warm, quiet and simple, this had everything I was after. For five days I was able to shut the world out - bliss!
Tea bags, coffee and a pint of milk awaited me - very welcome. One of the hosts showed me where everything was. There was a booklet outlining clearly information from wifi codes to local walks from recycling to the village shop (more on that later!)
Comfy bed and pillows, the place was spotless throughout. For most of the time there was absolute silence. Once every couple of days (and a few times on the Saturday night) a car went racing by but beyond that, nothing. Crows, little scurrying creatures and wood pigeons were all I noticed.
When my wifi refused to work, the husband came swiftly and brought it back to life. Civil and efficient, he shared some fascinating history about the place.
For supplies, don't even consider going further than the village shop. Small it might be but the goods they cram in! Continental cheeses, exotic tinned items, meat from the farm across the road (do not miss out, the lamb fillet was first class) and frankly the finest meringues and mince pies (homemade) EVER!
The cottage was everything I hoped for and the hosts and the village wholly supported this feeling.
I’m not the easiest to please but I’m happy to say this cottage pulled it off: no mean feat!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review which will also be useful to other potential guests, I’m sure.
I’m glad that the cottage, the village and the shop were just what you needed. You are welcome back to enjoy the peace and quiet any time.
Best regards, Pete and Rachel
Very welcoming and comfortable
We enjoyed staying in the area and enjoyed the National Trust property's. The cycling was good as well and the cottage had all we needed and the owners were very welcoming and helpful.
Maurice & Trish
Perfect little cottage
Thoroughly enjoyed our recent 3 night stay at Manor Farm Stables.
Very well equipped to a high standard and spotlessly clean.
Cannot fault this place...we would have happily stayed forever!
The 63" surround sound TV/dvd went down a treat 🙉 and the cute little kitchen had everything we needed to cook a hearty breakfast with lovely countryside views.
Had 2 meals in the Pilgrim pub literally across the road - extremely friendly staff and amazing food....omg the food!!
Thank you so much for your warm welcome and relaxed hospitality Rachel, Peter and family. We had such a fantastic time and will definitely be returning soon. Hope your new little puppy Tommy has been behaving himself. We wanted to smuggle him into our suitcase!! Xx
So glad you liked the cottage and had a good time.
Puppy is doing great, thanks!
We look forward to having you stay again sometime.
Outstanding accommodation in a beautiful location
Really beautiful accommodation in a lovely rural setting. Attention to detail was second to none and the owners were on hand if there were any issues, of which there were none. Very modern and fantastically clean accommodation but still in keeping with a lovely cottage feel. Loved the log burning stove and a basket of logs was provided for us to use. Unfortunately the pub across the road was fully booked during our stay so look forward to trying it next time. Will definitely be returning.
Thank you for your review- we are glad you had a good time.
I’m sorry you could not eat at the pub. They seem to be busier these days since they featured in the current Michelin Guide! (For future guests’ information- might be a good idea to book in advance if possible.)
You are very welcome back any time. Best regards, Rachel
Ideal spacious cottage for two in peaceful location close to many amenities
Slightly daunted, it must be said, by the prospect of sharing our weekend with a 300 inch TV, (sorry, 50-odd, or whatever) we were delighted by the welcome, the space, and the peace of this lovely cottage. It being a Six Nations weekend, we were delighted that Sky Plus enabled us to cover our family duties without missing a tackle or a ruck. We were also able to sit at the other end of the comfortable living room and actually read the score. For its size, the kitchen is very well-equipped and we were able to cook some lovely meals (at least we thought so). The cottage was extremely cosy ((it was an extremely cold weekend) and the woodburner is one of the most efficient we've ever come across. The village is charming, the pub across the road is welcoming and stylish (and not intrusive for the cottage). The village shop is a triumph of community spirit, and worth investigating.
We're looking forward to another visit at some stage very much.
Geoff and Ginny Owen, Manchester
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage- thank you so much for writing a review and for providing useful information for future guests. We hope to see you again.
Lovely property perfect for a getaway or base in Country
Rachel was very accommodating as we would not be turning up until later in the evening than originally planned.
Everything you needed to have a little home away from home including comfy sofas and a log burner for those days when the weather was not suitable for going for walks through the picturesque countryside