The Old House

Bed & Breakfast

Facing the market place in a fine medieval town is this lovely recently restored house: luxurious bedrooms, elegant tables at breakfast...


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Northamptonshire is the county of spires and squires. And here, on the through-road of this fascinating medieval town, is a listed squire’s house – once home to a merchant who traded in the marketplace opposite. Enter the heavy oak door and step back 400 years. William, courteous, hospitable and upgrading with aplomb, is forever tweaking the ambience. Facing the courtyard at the back (furnished for summery breakfasts and aperitifs) are the quietest rooms; all have sumptuous fabrics and wallpapers, dramatic touches and divine beds. Delightfully quirky, spanking new bathrooms with power showers are as special as all the rest.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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

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Pubs/restaurants 150 yds.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £65.
1 Twin/double
From £85
4 Doubles
From £85


As warm, friendly and unfussy a welcome as you could wish for. Comfortable rooms, beds and furnishings, matched with décor that was tasteful and eclectic in equal measure. A lovely courtyard to relax in outside. In the morning, a delicious cooked breakfast. Located in the historic heart of Higham Ferrers and very reasonably priced. My only regret is that it is most unlikely I will find myself in the area again with another excuse to stay at the Old House.

Cedric, Woodbury, nr. exeter

It’s always a pleasure to stay at The Old House, it’s by far the best B&B I’ve ever stayed in. You feel at home from the minute you arrive. The attention to detail on the decor is outstanding.

Alan, Newcastle

The essence of what a Sawday's B and B should be! Lovely old buiding, beautifully decorated, comfortable and quirky and yet immaculately clean. Wonderful beds and bathrooms - we stayed in two on separate nights - and luxurious bedding and towels. Every little comfort considered and above all a friendly welcome and thoughtful and attentive hosts. Highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from William Evans

  • Farmer's Market in Market Square opposite, on last Saturday of every month.
  • World Famous gardens in Northamptonshire at Coton Manor and Kelmarsh Hall.
  • Henry Chichele was born in Higham Ferrers, and is almost the longest-serving Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Six Pocket Parks within 5 miles of the town, including the countryside attraction and nature reserve of Stanwick Lakes, just 2 miles away.
  • As well as Higham Ferrers, the area has many local historical towns such as Oundle, Thrapston and Rushden, with over 1000 years of history in each town.
  • Local Art Exhibitions on most weekends in the town.