About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 distinctly unique self-catering properties within easy reach of canal & pubs
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 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.
Tim and Nicky Chapman
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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.
Why Tim and Nicky Chapman chose Towcester
The property is very well equipped and our aim is to make this a 'home from home' for our guests. If there's anything you require that is not obviously available to you - please do just ask.
What makes this Cottage unique
The holiday lets re on the grounds of the owners home. This means that we are around should you need us and can very quickly respond to any queries you may have. However, all the properties have independent access so there is no need to be sociable if you don't feel like it!
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Check-in: 2:00 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.
Met all our requirements!
Lovely cottage was just right for a family get together of 3 sisters. Everything we needed was provided in the well equipped kitchen and there were thoughtful extras like coffee, Tea, Fresh Milk and Washing up liquid! Owners (& Dog!) were friendly and helpful, making the whole experience really enjoyable and great value too, we will be back!
Lovely cosy cottage !
Lovely, well equipped cottage in perfect location for walking the canal.
Would highly recommend
Beautiful cottage , with everything you could need , really friendly owners and i especially loved their dog , would definately return Thanks Tim and. Nicky
Ah thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay here although a bit put out that Herbert was clearly the biggest hit!!!
We look forward to welcoming you back another time.
Very sweet cottage, a home from home. Perfect. Our second stay and suspect we will be back.
We had a lovely weekend in the cottage, which was our second stay. The cottage has such a lovely feel, is very cosy and beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is incredibly equipped for all needs. It felt very special before Christmas too, and we took the opportunity to walk up to the village to look at the super Christmas lights of Blisworth, as well as a stroll along the Grand Union Canal and surrounding countryside.
Thank you so much for this glowing review. We loved having you here and hope very much to welcome you back again soon. Tim and Nicky
it is a fab little cottage - all redone and very comfortable
we stayed in the cottage for a few days in December and would not hesitate in recommending to anyone!! Nickey and Tim are wonderful hosts and we loved our stay!! The village is lovely - we did a wonderful walk along the canal!
We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. The cottage is perfect for a family of four with everything you could need in a good central location for the local attractions. The beds were comfortable with plenty of storage space in the main bedroom, the bathroom was clean and functional and the kitchen was very well equipped. Everything you could want from a holiday cottage and a home from home for a few days. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back!
We are situated just a 5 minute journey from junction 15 of the M1.
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.
if you would like us to recommend restaurants or places to visit, please do ask - we will happily make reservations for you if that would be helpful.
Rates & Availability
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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.
50% deposit on booking, the remainder to be paid 8 days in advance. We can be flexible with this so please call, or email, to discuss