Woodpiece Cottage

Wadenhoe Oundle, Northamptonshire
Self-catering


Spot red kites and falcons, dine on the owner's rare-breed meats, get cosy round the Rayburn, climb the hand-made staircase to bed...

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Plunge into rural tranquillity in this secluded cottage, surrounded by sheep and the owners’ organic farm. Given the setting you might expect an old peasant dwelling, but your brick and slate home is crisp and modern. Natural light floods the living room, illuminating polished oak floors, modern wood-burner and red futon against warm cream walls. The kitchen is country-style, with a gleaming Rayburn for retro-romantics, and an electric oven, too. Eat here around the elegant oak table or fling open the doors to the garden (there’s a barbecue too) with its herbs and young fruit trees; beyond that, fields and rolling countryside. A hand-made wooden staircase winds up to the en suite bedrooms, light, airy and uncluttered, and furnished with solid wooden beds. You can buy meat from the owners (they keep rare-breed sheep and cattle), or pop over for advice on what to visit: the quaintest churches, the cosiest pubs. The surroundings are a magnet for wildlife, so take binoculars on your walks and spot rare red kites, buzzards and falcons. Unfettered peace, 20 minutes from the A1.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £600
1 Cottage for 4
From £1205 beds2 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Karen Pollock

  • You could eat at Hambleton Hall nr Oakham or Harry's Place at Great Gonerby nr Grantham for a very special meal out; or try the very friendly and atmospheric local pubs at Polebrook, Spaldwick,Thorpe Waterville, Wadenhoe, Lowick and Keyston.
  • Take the Lyveden Way path and walk to its Grade I buildings and gardens. Or, you can drive to visit Ely or Lincoln catherdrals, Burghley House at Stamford, or the wetland Trust's various refuges and bird sanctuaries on the Fens.
  • Oundle has excellent shopping facilities with two butchers, a greengrocer, a Co opand a Waitrose as well as many other shops and cafes plus a very well known Clock Shop and agood antique shop (at the far end of West Street).
  • The Brigstock and Burghley horse trials in the spring and early September, respectively, are only 15 or so miles away.
  • Oundle has a year round festival of literature and there are superb concerts held under the auspices of the Oundle Festival: The concerts include a whole series from spring to autumn held in local churches called 'Music in Quiet Places’.
  • Children will enjoy an outing to Wicksteed Park nr Kettering or a walk at either Titchmarsh Nature Reserve or Barnwell Mill park. There is also an excellent country park for children just off the A6116 at Brigstock:The Brigstock Country Park.