The Annexe provides a peaceful retreat and perfect location for couples looking to explore the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and surrounding areas of historic and natural beauty. Guilsborough is centrally located between Rugby, Northampton and Market Harborough so the Annexe would also provide the ideal self-contained accommodation for those working away from home.
Holly Cottage is a thatched property built in 1736 and the Annexe formed part of a small working barn within the cottage gardens and has original exposed external cob walls. The kitchen and bathroom area have been converted from a later built Victorian Wash House and the accommodation now comprises of a sitting room and kitchen area, double bedroom and en-suite shower room along with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Free Wi-Fi, power and underfloor heating, hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows, high quality bedding and towels are all included in the price along with complimentary tea and coffee.
A secluded garden area is available for guests and off-road parking is available.
Guilsborough village has an excellent village store and local pub, ‘The Witch and Sow’ within a short walk of the property. There are many beautiful walks and country lanes to explore by bicycle from the Annexe with Hollowell Reservoir just a short walk away from the property.
For more local exploration visit the Battlefields of Naseby where the decisive engagement of the English Civil War was fought in 1645 between the Royalist Army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax. The Althorpe Estate, (the family seat of the Spencers and resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales) are just a short drive away with the historic village of Great Brington, where George Washington's grandfather rests in the ancient village church. Close to Great Brington, you can visit Sulgrave Manor, home of George Washington’s Ancestors and with many other interesting places to visit locally including Kelmarsh Hall, Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens, Deene Park, Holdenby House, gardens and falconry centre, Coton Manor Gardens, Canons Ashby and the beautiful Pitsford Water to name just a few, there are lots of interesting things to see and places to visit! For a longer day out, (about an hour in the car) you can visit Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stamford, Rutland Water, Royal Leamington Spa, Oxford and Cambridge. London is just 50 minutes away on the train from Rugby, Northampton or Market Harborough.
For sporting fanatics, we are also in close proximity to the ground of the Northampton Saints, Silverstone Race Track and Towcester Races.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Annexe’, Holly Cottage, Guilsborough where there's always someone close to hand should you need any help or tips about the local area. We hope you’ll enjoy visiting our lovely county and the ‘hidden gems’ of Northamptonshire.
Guilsborough is a haven away from it all but within easy reach of theatres, city centre shopping and all the excitement of life when you want to join in!
We're located in the heart of the UK which makes us an ideal base for visiting many key cities, towns and places of interest.
We have the peace and enjoyment of the countryside but London is just 49 minutes away by train from Northampton or an 80 mile trip by car to Harrods front door!
Our local market town, Market Harborough is utterly charming and a lovely place to shop, have lunch and meet for coffee. Being just 45 miles away from Stratford upon Avon and Birmingham City Centre, we have theatre, opera, ballet, historic sights all within easy reach.
We're situated in a great location so you can create the holiday breakaway you need with the full knowledge of a peaceful nights sleep in the countryside at the end of your day.