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  • 12 guests

  • 6 bedrooms

  • 4 bathrooms

    +1 extra toilet

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In the middle of the quaint Northamptonshire village of Maidford lies this lovingly renovated Georgian rectory ideal for large family getaways. Each room tells a different story, with unique finds ranging from antique plates to watchful bird art and even a crocodile in the downstairs loo – a model one, don't be alarmed! At every turn, this stunning home manages to surpass expectations. In the ten acres of grounds surrounding the property, you'll discover a heated swimming pool, a barbecue, a huge alfresco dining area and manicured gardens where you can escape for a moment's peace. Say hello to the bantam chickens wandering about, too – they're sure to be firm friends by the end of your stay. There's even a games room so you can start up a table tennis tournament or practise your putting on the mini-green. When you fancy a day out, the stately home and gardens at Canons Abbey are twenty minutes away in the car, while the ears of motorsports fans are certain to prick up when they hear the journey to Silverstone's hallowed circuit takes about half that time.


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What to expect


Highlights

Catch some high-speed thrills at Silverstone Circuit, just ten minutes away by car

Catch some high-speed thrills at Silverstone Circuit, just ten minutes away by car

Take a dip in the heated pool hidden away by manicured hedgerows

Take a dip in the heated pool hidden away by manicured hedgerows

Explore the ten acres of grounds that surround this home and bump into the free range bantam chickens

Explore the ten acres of grounds that surround this home and bump into the free range bantam chickens

Play a game of croquet on the lawn

Play a game of croquet on the lawn

Challenge your buddies to a table tennis match in the games room

Challenge your buddies to a table tennis match in the games room

Curl up and get cosy by the fire during the colder months

Curl up and get cosy by the fire during the colder months

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Home truths

    There are chickens that wander the grounds, so any pets need to be discussed in advance

    Your hosts have a couple of friendly dogs that like to greet guests

    Alongside the bedrooms, there's space for up to four additional guests on a double sofa bed in the downstairs sitting room, plus two folding beds

    Since the photos were taken a standalone shower has been added to the third bathroom

    Your hosts stay in a bungalow on-site when the house is let – it's 400 yards from the house on the other side of the stable yard

    This is a family home, so you may find some personal effects around the place

    We'd recommend a car to explore the area – there's ample on-site parking

    Access to the home is via a private entrance

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Desk

Desk / workplace

Workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Exercise equipment

Bedrooms & bathrooms

6 bedrooms, 7 beds

4 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


VIP services

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange catered lunches and dinners, massages and beauty treatments for an additional fee

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Oxfordshire

Adopt the slow pace of nature in a county that paints the picture of an old Romantics poem, positively overflowing with rural harmony, tranquillity and rustic charm. From the Chilterns to the Cotswolds, the chocolate box cottages and pocket-size villages to the stately manor homes and rolling green fields, Oxfordshire is the epitome of idyllic countryside living. Discover 17th-century stone houses in the achingly quaint market towns of Burford, Woodstock,...

Get around

Airport

Coventry Limited

45 min

Oxford (OXF)

1 hr 3 min

Birmingham

1 hr 12 min

Train station

Long Buckby

23 min

Bus stop

St Bartholemew's Church

18 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

15 min

Cafe

11 min

Pharmacy

20 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

Wifi speed: 49Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Sarah

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Sarah has been in the hosting business for a few years now and is still finding it fun. As well as being a fountain of knowledge on this part of England, she also has a big contact book if you want to arrange any extra services.

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