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Beautiful Self Catering Accommodation in Northamptonshire Countryside - The Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 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:
20 May, 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.

Why Tim and Nicky Chapman chose Towcester

The property is very well equipped and our aim is to make this a 'home from home' for our guests. If there's anything you require that is not obviously available to you - please do just ask.

What makes this cottage unique

The holiday lets re on the grounds of the owners home. This means that we are around should you need us and can very quickly respond to any queries you may have. However, all the properties have independent access so there is no need to be sociable if you don't feel like it!

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 Daventry District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
  • sight seeing
  • 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 available on the terrace however. Rates will carry a premium of £5 per night for key dates at Silverstone, Christmas and Easter. Please check with us.


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The Cottage
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Met all our requirements!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage was just right for a family get together of 3 sisters. Everything we needed was provided in the well equipped kitchen and there were thoughtful extras like coffee, Tea, Fresh Milk and Washing up liquid! Owners (& Dog!) were friendly and helpful, making the whole experience really enjoyable and great value too, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped cottage in perfect location for walking the canal.

Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Royaume Uni

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage , with everything you could need , really friendly owners and i especially loved their dog , would definately return Thanks Tim and. Nicky

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay here although a bit put out that Herbert was clearly the biggest hit!!! We look forward to welcoming you back another time.
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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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Luton or Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Walnut Tree Inn / Royal Oak
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Northampton station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M1 (Junction15)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Walnut Tree / Greyhound
Car: recommended


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.

if you would like us to recommend restaurants or places to visit, please do ask - we will happily make reservations for you if that would be helpful.