The Gatehouse

Ashton Wold, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1832 272264
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The original Gatehouse for The Rothschild Estate, with elegant rooms, inspiring views and a large private garden with a Shepherd's Hut


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

The estate is totally private with the house backing onto woodland, so you can walk from the door looking out for birds, deer and many butterflies in spring and summer. You have your own large garden with barbecue, a patio with table and chairs and a communal green with a pavilion (shared with other holiday properties) at the front for cricket, rounders and football.

The kitchen is large and you’re left a hamper with fresh eggs from a local farm and dry cured bacon and sausages from Seven Wells Butcher in Oundle. Peaceful bedrooms upstairs are large and comfortable, full of interesting artwork and with lovely views. For rainy days you’ll find books and games, but these can all be taken to the huts on the Woodland Walk too – some for quiet reading, others for craft or yoga.

It’s one mile to Ashton village for a pint at The Chequered Skipper.

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We think you'll love

  • Being lazy and ordering charcuterie, cheeses and puddings from The Platter Company, who will deliver
  • Wandering through the woodlands with your binoculars, sitting in one of the huts quietly with a book
  • Exploring Oundle Wharf then coming home to such a lovely house
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You should know

  • It's better for older children
  • Three bedrooms share two bathrooms


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Monday-Friday
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
2-night, 3-night or 7-night stays available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £236
Weekly price
from £1650
1 House for 6
From £2363 bedrooms


You are very aware of the history of Ashton Estate staying here with the beautiful, ornate gated entrance attached to the house. Enjoy the comfortable rooms with unusual statues and Rothschild old master paintings. Sit in the large garden surrounded by magnificent mature trees and feel immersed in nature and tranquillity - or even sleep in the Shepherd's hut to embrace the experience fully.

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The neighbourhood

Apart from all the walks, you can try your hand at clay pigeon shooting on the estate - book in advance. It’s three miles to Oundle Wharf and another pub with a view over the river Nene. Here you'll also find shops, a brewery and Hambleton Bakery. Walk along the river, kayak, canoe, or hurl yourselves into Nene Extreme Adventures. Lutton Farm shop (open May to October) has amazing strawberries.

Local points of interest from Carol Maibaum

  • Oundle (4 Miles), surrounded on three sides by the River Nene, is a beautiful stone built market town. The town centre has many stone houses over 300 years old, divided by narrow alleys and courtyards.
  • The Chequered Skipper in Ashton Village is a picturesque thatched country pub. About 1 1/2 Mile walk.
  • With a variety of habitats including wildflower meadows, woodlands and wetlands, the Nene Valley is one of the most important inland areas for wildlife in England. Great way to explore. Hire a canoe in Oundle!
  • Rutland Water. An internationally famous nature reserve. Ideal family day out - cycling, wildlife and adventure.
  • Tap & Kitchen is a waterside restaurant and bar at Oundle Wharf. Great atmosphere . Ingredients sourced locally. Bar showcases beer from their sister and neighbour Nene Valley Brewery.
  • Stamford is idyllic enough to have formed the backdrop for television costume dramas such as Middlemarch and Pride & Prejudice. Independant traders create the perfect shopping experience.


Carol Maibaum

You'll meet friendly and welcoming Carol, who manages the properties and lives on the estate with her husband and daughter. She previously worked in the restaurant trade in South Africa (where she is from) and in the hotel trade in Switzerland.