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.