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Beautiful Self Catering Accommodation in Northamptonshire Countryside - The Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Cottage

The Cottage offers a two bedroom conversion which will comfortably sleep up to 4 people. The Master bedroom is complete with a double size bed and wardrobe space, whilst the second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. The open plan living and kitchen space offer a warm and cosy environment with beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout, sympathetically restored to highlight the character of the building. Complete with electric cooker, hob and fridge freezer, and a dining area that will seat up to 4 people. All towels and linen supplied. Well behaved dogs welcome in the cottage.

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About the property

Grafton Cottages

Set in the the rural countryside of South Northamptonshire, Grafton Cottages are nestled in the picturesque village of Blisworth.

Grafton Cottages offer a collection of 3 distinctly unique properties situated in the grounds of Grafton Villa, a country home built by the Earl of Grafton in 1837 to show off the Northampton stone. Some years later the house became home to the local Doctor and the cottage provided the waiting room and dispensary for his patients. Over time both the cottage, the house and other outbuildings fell into a state of disrepair but both the house, cottage and stables have now all been lovingly restored.

Grafton Cottages are ideally located for walkers, with Blisworth boasting an abundance of beautiful walks. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the canal and Blisworth Marina. There is also a lovely walk along the towpath to the famous Blisworth tunnel and barge trips from Blisworth to Stoke Bruerne (and further afield) are available. Northamptonshire boasts a wealth of stately homes and museums - all within easy reach, as is the quaint town of Towcester and the Silverstone race circuit.

A bus stop serving Towcester and/or Northampton is situated right outside the house.

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Tim and Nicky Chapman
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2018

About Tim and Nicky Chapman

We consider ourselves very fortunate to live in a wonderful old stone building on the edge of the Northamptonshire village of Blisworth. Our house used to belong to the local doctor (pre NHS) whilst this lovingly restored cottage used to house his waiting room, the dispensary and the pump for the well!

The cottage is in the grounds of our house but totally self sufficient. It is just a short walk from the beautiful canal and a slightly longer stretch to the famous Blisworth Tunnel. We are also within walking distance of pubs and a shop and just a 10-15 minute drive to Northampton, Towcester or Sliverstone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful cottage, stylish and very comfortable. Thank you Nicky and Tim" - Mat and Vicki, Hertfordshire.

"Thank you for making us so welcome. Your comfortable, snug cottage was just what we needed - will recommend to everyone"- The Mansfield family, Northampton

"Beautifully furnished cottage located perfectly for us to visit family and friends. Happy New Year to you both and we will definitely be booking with you again in the future" - George, Carla, Isabella and Maria, Algarve, Portugal
Jun 2010
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Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% will be required to secure the booking with the remainder to be paid on departure.
We do not accept bookings for less than 2 nights.

Changeover Day:
Checking in is from 2pm and the cottage should be vacated by 10am; there may be fexibility on this depending on bookings - please feel free to check with us.

Notes on prices:
Please note that during the Silverstone Grand Prix and other high interest times (Christmas and New Year), the prices will vary. Please call or email us for a quote. Longer term stays may be considered for a discount, again, please contact us to discuss. We look forward to welcoming you to Blisworth.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Towcester in South Northamptonshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property. Ashtrays are avaiable on the terrace however. Outside: The cottage does not currently have it's own garden area (although we have plans to rectify this) however, we have a large garden with BBQ area which we are happy to share! There s plenty of secure parking immediately outside the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are supplied. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly.


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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Very sweet cottage, a home from home. Perfect. Our second stay and suspect we will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in the cottage, which was our second stay. The cottage has such a lovely feel, is very cosy and beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is incredibly equipped for all needs. It felt very special before Christmas too, and we took the opportunity to walk up to the village to look at the super Christmas lights of Blisworth, as well as a stroll along the Grand Union Canal and surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this glowing review. We loved having you here and hope very much to welcome you back again soon. Tim and Nicky
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it is a fab little cottage - all redone and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

we stayed in the cottage for a few days in December and would not hesitate in recommending to anyone!! Nickey and Tim are wonderful hosts and we loved our stay!! The village is lovely - we did a wonderful walk along the canal!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. The cottage is perfect for a family of four with everything you could need in a good central location for the local attractions. The beds were comfortable with plenty of storage space in the main bedroom, the bathroom was clean and functional and the kitchen was very well equipped. Everything you could want from a holiday cottage and a home from home for a few days. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small but Perfectly Formed!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 lovely nights here, cooking and catering for three. Two bedrooms so room enough for 4. Hosts very helpful and amenable. Blisworth and surrounding villages very agreeable.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well impressed.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend the accommodation to anybody who wants a long or short stay, excellent friendly hosts nothing is too much.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review! Hope your journey home was good and that we see you again another time.
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Very well presented has everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely holiday let set within the beautiful private area of the owners own home. The property was ideal for us, family of 4 (2 teenage children) and our dog. It has a comfortable lounge area, dining area, and well equipped kitchen. Had 3 enjoyable days here with great nights sleep owing to fab beds/mattresses. The owners Nicky and Tim were very welcoming, as was their dog Herbert. 10 out of 10 xx

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review- thank you very much indeed! It was great to meet you all and we hope you might return some day in the future. With all good wishes from us - and Herbert!!
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We are situated just a 5 minute journey from junction 15 of the M1.

Further Details:

There is a 24 hour Tesco store just a five minute drive away. Restaurants and pubs are within easy reach and the town centre is just a 15 minute drive away. There are bus stops to take you to either Northampton or Milton Keynes, just outside the main house.