The Lady Rothschild Dairy

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Heritage and luxury combine in a secluded setting near Oundle. The three Estate houses are an excellent venue for big celebrations


3 places


Sleeping from 8 – 12


The Ashton Estate is one of the best preserved Victorian/Edwardian model settlement in the country. Three miles from the village itself, down a long private lane, the Grade II* listed Lady Rothschild Dairy comprises three former cow houses around a cobbled yard. Immaculately thatched and renovated, they have been most luxuriously decorated inside. Sitting rooms are sociable, beds blissful, bathrooms and kitchens smartly fitted, and almost every room holds a piece of history: a ladder here, a hayrack there, a salt-lick holder, an impressive grain chute. In the communal garden to the side are three shepherds’ huts and barbecues. Living nearby and passionate about the place is Carol, who did much of the decorating herself. She’ll greet you warmly on arrival and will ensure you have a great time. Walking and wildlife watching are on the doorstep – stroll along the river Nene, spot badgers, deer, rabbits, red kites, foxes and an array of birdlife. Close by, the market town of Oundle has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, Elton Hall gardens are stunning and Fotheringhay is ancient and atmospheric.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £270
Weekly price
from £990
Short breaks £990-£1390
1 Apartment for 10
From £2854 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 8
From £2704 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 12
From £3308 beds5 bedrooms


We stayed in the Turner, Gainsborough & Newmarket houses as a big family celebration for my mum's 70th birthday. In the lead up, Carol was incredibly helpful and always swift to reply to our numerous questions! With 16 adults & 8 children, this was a perfect location to give us all space to come together but also spend time in smaller groups. We were lucky with the weather too, so could enjoy the beautiful surroundings for an afternoon walk in the sunshine. The properties are all beautifully kept, and made for a very comfortable & relaxing weekend. We would all would highly recommend a visit!

Rosi, Manchester

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The neighbourhood

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 3 Mile walk. Perfect venue for a family or corporate function or simply a relaxing drink. Outside catering also available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.