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Beautiful Self Catering Accommodation in Northamptonshire Countryside - The Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



The Cottage

The Cottage offers a two bedroom conversion which will comfortably sleep up to 4 people. The Master bedroom is complete with a double size bed and wardrobe space, whilst the second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. The open plan living and kitchen space offer a warm and cosy environment with beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout, sympathetically restored to highlight the character of the building. Complete with electric cooker, hob and fridge freezer, and a dining area that will seat up to 4 people. All towels and linen supplied. Well behaved dogs welcome in the cottage.

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About the property

Grafton Cottages

Set in the the rural countryside of South Northamptonshire, Grafton Cottages are nestled in the picturesque village of Blisworth.

Grafton Cottages offer a collection of 3 distinctly unique properties situated in the grounds of Grafton Villa, a country home built by the Earl of Grafton in 1837 to show off the Northampton stone. Some years later the house became home to the local Doctor and the cottage provided the waiting room and dispensary for his patients. Over time both the cottage, the house and other outbuildings fell into a state of disrepair but both the house, cottage and stables have now all been lovingly restored.

Grafton Cottages are ideally located for walkers, with Blisworth boasting an abundance of beautiful walks. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the canal and Blisworth Marina. There is also a lovely walk along the towpath to the famous Blisworth tunnel and barge trips from Blisworth to Stoke Bruerne (and further afield) are available. Northamptonshire boasts a wealth of stately homes and museums - all within easy reach, as is the quaint town of Towcester and the Silverstone race circuit.

A bus stop serving Towcester and/or Northampton is situated right outside the house.

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Tim and Nicky Chapman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Tim and Nicky Chapman

We consider ourselves very fortunate to live in a wonderful old stone building on the edge of the Northamptonshire village of Blisworth. Our house used to belong to the local doctor (pre NHS) whilst this lovingly restored cottage used to house his waiting room, the dispensary and the pump for the well!

The cottage is in the grounds of our house but totally self sufficient. It is just a short walk from the beautiful canal and a slightly longer stretch to the famous Blisworth Tunnel. We are also within walking distance of pubs and a shop and just a 10-15 minute drive to Northampton, Towcester or Sliverstone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful cottage, stylish and very comfortable. Thank you Nicky and Tim" - Mat and Vicki, Hertfordshire.

"Thank you for making us so welcome. Your comfortable, snug cottage was just what we needed - will recommend to everyone"- The Mansfield family, Northampton

"Beautifully furnished cottage located perfectly for us to visit family and friends. Happy New Year to you both and we will definitely be booking with you again in the future" - George, Carla, Isabella and Maria, Algarve, Portugal
Jun 2010
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Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% will be required to secure the booking with the remainder to be paid on departure.
We do not accept bookings for less than 2 nights.

Changeover Day:
Checking in is from 2pm and the cottage should be vacated by 10am; there may be fexibility on this depending on bookings - please feel free to check with us.

Notes on prices:
Please note that during the Silverstone Grand Prix and other high interest times (Christmas and New Year), the prices will vary. Please call or email us for a quote. Longer term stays may be considered for a discount, again, please contact us to discuss. We look forward to welcoming you to Blisworth.


Northampton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property. Ashtrays are avaiable on the terrace however. Outside: The cottage does not currently have it's own garden area (although we have plans to rectify this) however, we have a large garden with BBQ area which we are happy to share! There s plenty of secure parking immediately outside the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are supplied. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Absolutely fabulous, couldn't be any more perfect

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated, so well catered and spotlessly clean. Yes there was a train line at the bottom of the garden, but this did not detract at all from our enjoyment of the accommodation. We really want to return to explore more of the local area especially down by the canal. Looking forward to our next visit.

Phil & Julie

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for such a kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope very much to see you again in the future.
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It was a last minute booking but i am glad that i chose Grafton cottage for the weekend. The cottage was immaculate! As soon as you enter you feel as if you are home. Biscuits, tea and coffee were there for us. Very comfortable and attention has been paid to all minor details. There is a great selection of books but unfortunately i didnt have enough time. The rooms are really comfortable and kitchen is well equipped with everything you would need for cooking.

There are plenty of resturants nearby and various cuisines are available.

Nicky and Tim are lovely hosts. Nicky explained the address in such a precise manner that it was really easy to get there. I loved the ambience of overall property. If you are looking for tranquility and home away from home, i would definitely recommend Grafton Cottage. It was worth it. I should mention that my booking for another cottage got cancelled just a day before our departure therefore i had to look for other cottages in a rush and the owners took ages to get back to me. As soon as i enquired about this cottage, Nicky called me straight away. And she was really amicable. It helped me made up mind. So her prompt response was cherry on top else you are clueless if property is available or not.

My toddler enjoyed playing in the garden area and the stroll to a canal nearby.

Thank you Nicky and Tim xx would love to visit you guys again. And Herbert is adorable.

P.s. The pictures don't do justice to the cottage. It is way better in real. I loved it.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was great to meet you all and we are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again another time. Herbert is missing you!
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Compact and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped & clean property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Lots to do nearby. Train line was a bit noisy, but got used to it!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to welcome you back at another time.
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Perfect Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful prior to and during our stay.

Frankel was spotlessly clean tastefully, decorated and had everything we needed. Lovely bathroom with hairdryer and big towels - shower pressure was strong. Tea, coffee,milk and biscuits were provided. Nice little patio area to sit with a glass of wine where you might meet Herbie the Labradoodle.

The sign of a good holiday is when you book again for next year when you're there!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the stables, we rented both the one bedroom properties.

The stables are both extremely well decorated, very clean and have all facilities you need for a break away from home. The wifi was free and very fast and reliable...and no need to get passwords etc which makes such a change in holiday accommodation.

The kitchen included a small counter top oven, which worked well. I managed to prepare both a evening meal and a breakfast with it, with no problems. There's also a microwave in a separate summer house that also worked and was very handy.

The bathroom was again, very clean and shower was modern with plenty of hot water. Again this is not the case in so many holiday rentals.

The living area included a tv with cable as well as a very comfortable bed with clean bed linen and two tub type chairs.

There's plenty of off road parking that is also totally secure.

On arrival the owners had provided milk, tea, coffee, sugar and some biscotti, which again is a nice touch and welcome.

The stables are quiet at night, so sleeping and relaxing whilst there was not a problem.

The owners are also very friendly and gave us plenty of information about where we could eat out and info on the local area.

But for us one of the big highlights was Herbert, their labradoddle. A really friendly and lovely dog that came around to the stables when we were in. Although I'm sure if you was not keen on dogs he would be kept away. We had brought our dog with us and again this wasn't a problem.

I would highly recommend the accommodation to anyone, whether it's a weekend away or a walking holiday. We are already looking forward to staying again in the near future.

Thank you to the owners

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great feedback. We are delighted that you were delighted!! Very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Beautiful cottage with friendly, helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend at Grafton Cottage, a well equipped and clean property. We were attending a family wedding and Nicky and Tim were perfect hosts, going that extra mile arranging hairdresser appointments and exercising our dog whilst we were out. Lovely walks along the canal path and around the village. Would recommend without hesitation. Thank you again Nicky and Tim for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day.
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We are situated just a 5 minute journey from junction 15 of the M1.

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There is a 24 hour Tesco store just a five minute drive away. Restaurants and pubs are within easy reach and the town centre is just a 15 minute drive away. There are bus stops to take you to either Northampton or Milton Keynes, just outside the main house.