1 Hind Stile

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1933 314006

Friendly, humorous hosts give you colourful bedrooms with gorgeous linen and generous Aga-cooked breakfasts with homemade bread and muesli


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A 1750s cottage in the middle of town, renovated with passion and a prodigious splash of individuality by William and Simon. They’ve moved here from The Old House, down the road, and are continuing to welcome guests with good humour and an easy friendliness. You won’t have to budge far if you don’t want to – it’s a stroll to shops, pubs and restaurants.

You’ll find two bedrooms, zingy, deeply comfortable and named after local hunts; and bathrooms that are equally theatrical with glass objects collected by William in one and crocodile wallpaper in the other. Wake for a locally sourced, cooked breakfast or a veggy or gluten-free plateful, as well as fruit and juices, cereals and home-baked bread.

There’s a vibrant farmers’ market on the last Saturday of the month, which includes art exhibitions and other stalls to browse; plenty of pretty Northamptonshire villages within a few miles to visit too. Low, squashy sofas around a coffee table in the sitting room make for a cosy retreat after a day exploring.

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We think you'll love

  • The Aga-cooked breakfasts with homemade bread
  • The striking décor and the extremely comfortable, well-dressed beds
  • Being looked after so well by William and Simon
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You should know

  • One bedroom has a separate bathroom, the other has a small en suite shower room
  • There are some steep, open-sided stairs
  • Parking is off site


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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 4.30pm
Check out
From 10.30am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £65.
1 Double
From £85
1 Double
From £85



From the moment you step into this extraordinary cottage, you know you are in for a treat. Exciting, opulent, extravagant interior design matched with antique furniture in the bedrooms, plus fabulously comfortable beds with exquisite bed linen ensure a memorable stay. Wonderful, Aga cooked breakfasts with home made goodies set you up for the day. Then go explore this little known part of England.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Hind Stile is in the middle of town, so you can walk to cafes and a restaurant or pub for dinner. It is slightly off the main road, at the end of the market place. Next door are private houses and a beauty salon. Behind the house is a school, a pub and a post office. It's in a conservation area of this medieval town. The nearest main town is Oundle – 20 minute drive, for shops, walking, rowing and kayaking on the river, and an independent public school. Georgian town Olney is 20 minutes too.

Local points of interest from William Evans

  • Higham Ferrers is a medieval market town with many buildings in its centre older than 500 years.
  • The town offers a wide range of independent bars, shops and restaurants
  • Nearby Rushden Lakes hosts a 14-screen cinema, many branded and local shops, and 15 restaurants to choose from.
  • The Nene Valley has access to some of the greatest walks and nature reserves in the UK, with access just one mile away from No.1 Hind Stile.
  • Northamptonshire is the country of Squires and Spires, and within 20 miles, you will find some of the most beautiful stately homes and churches in the country. Many are open every day and have cafés to enjoy lunch as you explore.
  • During the summer months, Chichele College in Higham Ferrers hosts music and arts performances, and is open most weekends - free of charge


William Evans

William and Simon ran a B&B in The Old House for about seven years. They moved to nearby 1 Hind Stile in 2019 and have created a similarly individual, artistic home. William used to be on the staff at Althorp House. (Princess Diana's former home).