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Character Grade II listed Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly renovated and furnished, charming Grade II listed thatch cottage located in the centre of Blisworth. Walking distance to local pub, 5 minutes from Towcester, Stoke Bruerne, 10 minutes from the centre of Northampton, 15 minutes from Silverstone, and 25 minutes from the centre of Milton Keynes.

Places of interest in the area include, Towcester Races, Silverstone Race Circuit, Salcey Forest Tree Top Walk, Stowe House and Gardens, Castle Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Althorpe, and many more. There is also some great golf courses close by.

For Canal enthusiast - Blisworth is the home of the famous Canal tunnel as well as hosting the Canal festival annually in August. The Grand Union Canal is walking distance from the cottage with many scenic walks along the towpaths; you can even have a canal boat ride from Stoke Bruerne.

Attractions within an hour’s drive: Warwick castle, Woburn safari park, Whipsnade zoo, Bicester shopping outlet, Stafford upon Avon, just to name a few.

On ground floor, entrance, bathroom/toilet, lounge, kitchen/dinning, first floor bedroom one, double bed and a day bed which will accommodate up to a 7 year old (12 if extended) but otherwise doubles as a couch, bedroom two, double bed.

Gas fired central heating, Smart TV (Freeview) with building DVD player, Wi-Fi, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine. Bed linen and towels provided.

Cottage garden to the front.

Road side parking with adequate space.

Small dog welcome.

Local shop in village, in walking distance.

Village park in walking distance for children to play.

Non smoking thank you

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Towcester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Character Grade II listed Cottage
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage it was clean and characteristic. It felt very homely with lovely touches throughout, making sure we had everything that we needed, even with children bowls and utensil which I thought was a nice touch. Our children enjoyed the cottage and talk about it a lot. It was great there was a television and wifi, thanks for our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely intimate cottage, had everything that we needed and was very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay, the cottage was very well equipped, lovely and clean. The building is attractive to look at but also the mod cons such as good WiFi and a smart TV were much appreciated too. It is also really important to us to be able to take our dog so that is another plus point. The communication was excellent, everything explained well and access to the property nice and easy. Great!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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An amazing property, full of character, beautifully presented in a friendly village atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

I rented the property with my kids as a treat over Christmas. Mr & Mrs Williams gave us a holiday to always remember, the house was perfect. The two bedrooms were well presented, beautifully laid out, and a good size.

The living room is very cosy, the open fire adding a rural charm. My kids sat mesmerised by it (woo hoo!). It was very comfortable and made it feel like a home from home.

The kitchen was a good size and very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. My kids had fun helping me cook which made our time more special.

Overall an excellent property and I will be booking to stay here again. The Williams were so helpful and friendly, always on hand to answer questions. Many thanks to them for making my holiday so special.

Richard Brogan.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Richard for the great review, we look forward to having you and your boys stay again.
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A lovely little cottage.......with limitations.

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is well presented and has all you would need for a great stay. Blisworth is just on the outskirts of Northampton, far enough away from the hustle and bustle but near enough to dip into whenever you have to. There is a shop in the village, which has a decent range of goods, some tinned stuff I bought were well out of date and had to be binned. They also don't sell firelighters, small sacks of coal (or any coal for that matter) or logs, so if you want to have the open fire lit, you'll have to source the necessary outwith the village.

The local Public House is but a hop step and a jump from the cottage and the ambiance is great as is the food.

The landlord is understanding which is just as well and, for a price, he allowed me to park my car in the Pub car park constantly. It's impossible to park on the road, there isn't room enough and the traffic is almost 24/7 constant. I tried parking on the pavement as the owners suggested and tried two places and had two neighbours knocking on my door insisting I move my car because I was in their spot. I'm sure "Their Spots" aren't in their Deeds, but, be aware that parking is a major problem. On the subject of vehicles, there is a Blisworth Bypass which nobody seems to use as the route through the village to and from Northampton is considerably shorter than the Bypass. I live very rurally and have peace and quite. You will not get that in this cottage. The windows are cute but not double glazed and there is only a few hours of respite from the traffic noise in the very middle of the night. From 11pm until about 2am Boy Racers in their throaty-exhaust cars trawled the village and surrounding locale on two mid-week nights.

I was informed by the owner that the front door stuck as it had swollen and that one had to push hard to get in and pull hard to lock it.

Well, the door was so hard to pull-to that the feeble handle came off in my hand and the door was so swollen that I had to employ the services of three burly locals to gain access to the house to get to my phone, lap-top, wallet and car keys. Ensure that the exterior door has been planed and is easy to open before you book, particularly if you are elderly. I was charged £175 for gaining access to the property through a disfunctional door.

Lots of pluses but a lot of negatives. Consider carefully.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, I must admit I’ve very surprised that you took the time to review our cottage considering you couldn’t respond to us and explain the damage that occurred during your stay at our cottage. Firewood - we left the fire set up to light with a supply of fire wood to get you started and Towcester, Northampton or Roade are very close to stock up. The local shop is convenient and very friendly. The Pub – to start the landlord is female and she’s a very good friend of ours and commented on you parking in the pub car park but you never asked. We have had the cottage for over 15 years and never had a problem with parking. Traffic, it’s not a major road and considering there is a local police station about 100 yards up the road “boy racers” wouldn’t be trawling the village for this reason. The windows upstairs aren’t doubled glazed as it’s a Grade 2 listed building. The door isn’t “dysfunctional” - it was kicked in with the frame splintered directly behind the Yale lock. We sent you photo’s of the damaged door frame and we have photo’s of the footprints on the door itself. Our assumption is that you locked yourself out and forced entry. Contacting us or employing an emergency locksmith to open the door would have been more appropriate than forcing entry and damaging our property. The retention of part of your damage deposit only covered the cost of a local builder to repair the door frame and the handles which were missing from both sides of the door. Were sorry you felt the need to fabricate your review.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Pet Fee $13.85
cleaning $48.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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