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Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Piper House is a large characterful and rambling property with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It has been created out of an ancient building, parts of which are over 900 years old, and offers nearly 1700 square feet of space internally. Piper House is fully furnished and stylish with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture. The upstairs features a fabulous 50 foot reception room. The downstairs area includes two large reception rooms, one has a more traditional and cosy cottage feel, and features a woodburning stove, the other is an open plan kitchen living area with a sofa and large dining table seating 16-18.
The property has been designed to make maximum use of the space, and the focus is on light and open plan living (although Aunby Cottage, which forms one wing, has a more traditional feel).
Piper House can be broken down into wings, Aunby Granary, Aunby Cottage and Piper Lodge. These can be rented separately and are fully functional and independent. Please contact us if you would prefer to take just a wing. If taken as a whole house, Piper House offers 7 large double bedrooms, 6 of which have king sized beds (which can be divided to offer twins) the 7th has a standard double, which can be divided to give twins probably more suited to children or smaller adults. There are 3 reception rooms. One is 50 foot and contains a TV and separate play area, a second is a large open kitchen diner, with a table that seats 16-18 comfortably, the third acts as a cosy snug, with a wood burning stove. The fact that the property has so much space, and its layout, mean that it is ideal for larger groups where perhaps different age groups do not want to be on top of each other all the time.
Outside, the property has plenty of space, (unfenced), including a designer 'desert garden' terrace with lake and meadow views, and ample parking space.
Wifi is available throughout the property (although please note that the thickness of the walls makes WIFI patchy)
Barbeque and garden furniture available, also cots, high chairs and booster seats. We are extremely family friendly, and guests enjoy wandering through the mown paths in the wildflower meadow, taking time to sit on the benches and enjoy the wildlife. Younger guests may enjoy coming face to face with the chickens we keep.
Aunby lies in gently rolling lincolnshire countryside and makes an ideal base for one of the many walks in the area, proximity to Rutland Water and all the facilities on offer there is a great benefit, as is of course the wonderful old stone town of Stamford. Tolethorpe open air theatre is a couple of miles away, as is Burghley House. We can arrange tours of Burghley, Grimsthorpe, Rockingham Castle and Belvoir Castle, for those interested in the local great houses.
We can arrange for a daily maid service if preferred, and also a cook for lunch/dinner if required. Babysitters can be arranged.
The property lies 5 miles (8 km) north of Stamford in a rural location with wonderful lake and wildflower meadow views.
There is ample parking for up to 10 cars,
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 60 km, Nearest railway: Stamford 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (16), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 17|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ancient exterior with light bright and spacious interior
50 foot reception area with large TV at one end
Large open plan eat in kitchen
Cosy sitting room with log burning stove (wood supplied)
Catering available if required
|Further details outdoors|
Small designer 'desert' terrace garden accessed directly from Master bedroom or via steps from the outside of the property
Barbeque and garden furniture available when weather appropriate
Access to wild flower meadow
We live very close to the property and are always available to help
The property will be warm and welcoming for your arrival and is kept extremely clean.
The downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms may be welcomed by elderly guests
The Lincolnshire region
Stamford is one of Britain’s finest stone built market towns, which retains much of its medieval street pattern. Stamford has featured in many historical films including George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and more recently in Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. The town was on the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh and so boasts many fine coaching inns. The town has 11 churches, 30 pubs and 20 restaurants.
Stamford is also home to Burghley House, regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England. Burghley House was built in the 16th century by William Cecil. There are lots of special events throughout the year including the internationally famous horse trials. Recently it was used extensively by the film makers of the Da Vinci Code.
Aunby is a charming village, rurally located, in rolling Lincolnshire countryside. Abundance of walking, cycling, water sports on either Rutland Water or Tallington Lakes. The Bird Fair, and of course Burghley Horse Trials within easy reach, as is Tolethorpe
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16 Dec 2014
"Wonderful weekend stay for a large group of 17"
We stayed at Piper House last weekend for a pre Christmas getaway and were not disappointed. The property was gorgeous and beautifully furnished/decorated (it was very hard to pick which bedroom we wa… More
18 Nov 2014
"Halloween in Stanford.... oooooh"
We stayed Piper House over Halloween, Are party of family was 6 couples with toddlers & babies. Matthew & Kate the owners are very friendly, the kids loved the home with horse field next to the proper… More
9 Nov 2014
"Oodles of space, stylish decor and relaxed environment"
Lovely converted barn - given oodles of space - suitable for family reunions or friends get togethers. Plenty of hot water. House was very toasty even when cold and wet outside. Friendly owner. Relaxe… More
2 Nov 2014
"The perfect girly weekend getaway!"
I stayed at Piper House with 14 girls to celebrate my 30th birthday.From the time of enquiring, the whole experience was fantastic - Katie is lovely and always responded quickly to my emails, offering… More
20 Oct 2014
"A great family weekend celebrating my father's 80th Birthday"
We rented the whole property for my father's 80th birthday celebration and it worked well for 17 of us. The property can be split into 3 and this worked well as our party ranged from a 5 year ol… More
25 Sep 2014
"Lovely Large House, Fully equipped, Comfortable and Clean."
We rented the full house although there were only 7 of us, all ladies on a reunion. We had a bedroom with double beds each and 5 bathrooms, such luxury ! Katie the owner was very friendly and easy to… More
17 Sep 2014
"Fantastic place to stay"
We had a great long weekend at Piper House. We were 13 adults and 7 children and there was plenty of space for both adults and all the kids to run around. Before we even arrived the owners were really… More
9 Jul 2014
"Peaceful and beautiful setting"
My parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary surprise party weekend was more than we could have hoped for. Everything worked out better than planned! We had a really brilliant time and thoroughly recommend Piper House to all for a family holiday or reunion! It is in such a peaceful and beautiful setting and the house is comfortable and inviting. It is very well equipped with kitchen equipment and appliances. I cooked dinner for 14 people at a time with relative ease. Unlike other rentals towels are included as was liquid soap in the bathrooms and kitchens, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls and bin bags. Everything was very easy and the beds are really comfortable. There's masses of room and comfortable spaces to chill out and relax even with a house full. Great place.
1 Jul 2014
"A fabulous and spacious house in beautiful grounds"
This is the best place I've ever stayed - a beautiful house with 2 huge living rooms, gorgeous bedrooms (and nearly enough bathrooms for everyone!), set in the picturesque countryside.We were wor… More
Thanks for the feedback on the TV Bella - I will take a look at that - and so sorry about the dishwasher tabs ! We do usually leave a bowl of them by the sink but clearly this slipped and I am sorry about that. Katie
26 May 2014
"Gorgeous house, beautiful location, perfect for large groups"
A group of 17 of us rented this property for a hen weekend. The house was perfect for the group with plenty of space for us all to eat and relax together but also lots of places to hide away for those wanting an early night! The upstairs living space is huge and ideal for gathering big groups together. Having 5 bathrooms was also a huge bonus with a group of 17 girls! The house is beautifully decorated and feels very homely with lovely views across the countryside.
I would definitely recommend bringing a car although the owner gave us a list of local taxi companies who all knew the property which allowed us to go out on the Saturday night to Stamford for dinner and drinks.
The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming and never failed to answer my lists of questions quickly! Thank you so much Katie for making my best friend's hen weekend so special.
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