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Thorny Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Thorny Cottage, Watford, Northamptonshire

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Watford, Northamptonshire, Thorny Cottage is a luxury self catering farm barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, large living room and dining area, spacious kitchen and utility storage.

The accommodation has been converted to a very high standard providing quality and comfort for your holiday or short break in Northamptonshire.

Thorny Cottage is accessed from West Haddon Road within Watford Lodge, a modern working farm. This peaceful location provides seclusion from the busy day to day life, so you can escape to the country and enjoy the countryside, wildlife and many local attractions.

We are easily accessible from the M1 and M6 motorways and the railway station at Long Buckby has trains to Northampton and Birmingham every hour.

We operate a no smoking policy and pets are not allowed at Thorny Cottage due to us having our own working dogs on the farm. Older children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Nearby Long Bucky village provides all of your essential shopping requirements.

We can offer walks and wildlife, with two lakes and acres of woodland within Watford Lodge Farm, plus sheep, horses and a friendly donkey nearby

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details

Prices start from £300.00 p/week - £400.00 p/week (peak)

About this location

The Northamptonshire region

With excellent road and rail links it's easy to find your way to the county often described as the Rose of the Shires. Here you can choose to step into the traditional rural lifestyle typified by Northamptonshire's numerous pretty villages with their thatched cottages, country lanes and parish churches. Or at the other end of the spectrum, Northamptonshire offers many modern attractions and facilities, and holds the accolade of hosting one of the most thrilling Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Northamptonshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. There are miles of walks, beautiful country parks, canals and substantial areas of ancient woodland just waiting to be explored. Miles of cycle path follow the landscape of the Brampton Valley Way. Rockingham Castle perches on its hilltop with views stretching to Rutland Water. Stately homes and ancestral seats, including that of the Spencer family at Althorp, are all part of the local heritage. The network of canals that interweave the county are perfect for exploring, with cruisers able to stop to sample the hospitality of the old navigational inns along the way.

In and around the main market towns there are excellent leisure facilities with great shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, health clubs and spas, and a thriving nightlife for anyone with the energy.

Local sporting highlights include international venues at Silverstone and Rockingham motor racing circuits, the revered Saints rugby team, football league teams and first class county cricket. Enjoy spectacular golf courses, equestrian and country pursuits, and excellent watersports centres.

Northamptonshire is a place for everyone.


Thorny Cottage is in an ideal location for your base to visit many local attractions.

Althorpe is just 8 miles away and Ashby St Ledgers where the Gunpowder Plot was planned is within 3 miles.

If you are a motor racing fan, Silverstone Circuit and Rockingham are within easy reach.

We have Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers Rugby Clubs, plus The Cobblers Football Club - named after the famous Northamptonshire shoe industry.

Other places of interest including Stratford Upon Avon and Warwick Castle are a nice drive for a day out.

Trent Bridge and Egbaston are less than one hour away, plus Pitsford reservoir, Draycote and Ravensthorpe - all offering excellent Trout fishing.

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18 Sep 2014


"Wonderful. The kids loved it."

We loved our stay in this beautifully renovated barn, it was so modern and spacious. The family were super nice and always ready for a chat, despite their busy schedules. Our kids had a ball visiting … More

25 Jun 2014


"The perfect little cottage..."

We were lucky enough to come across Thorny Cottage when we were looking for a location for a product photo shoot for our online charity shop for Sue Ryder - The owners couldn't … More

6 Jun 2014


"Great place to stay"

Ideally situated for a combined visit to pick our son up from Northampton university and a short break. Near enough to Milton Keynes for a visit to the snowdome and a day trip to Blenheim Palace. Cot… More

28 May 2014


"Outstanding cottage"

Just returned from a stay ay Thorny Cottage and what a wonderful comfortable stay we had, the cottage is beautiful and you can see how much hard work and thought has gone into converting this barn int… More

11 May 2014


"A fantastic farm stay!"

The ideal place to wind down and get some fresh country air. The Frost family made us feel very welcome and it was great to get a good look at English farm life. Thorny Cottage is charming. Spacious a… More

3 Sep 2013


"The best ever!"

Thorny cottage ticked all but one box at first (private outdoor space) but so glad it didn't as it meant that over our stay we got to meet the various Frost family plus friendly cats & dogs! The … More

5 Aug 2013


"Excellent value and relaxed stay"

The owners were brilliant at making us feel welcome and going out of thier way to help if required. Henry the farmers son was great at taking us around the farm land and they were all great with my 4 year old daughter. Barn was very spacious and perfect as I had a 9 week old baby, I can honestly say I could easily live there. Nice and quiet location with some lovely little villages around and craft shops/pubs near by. I definaitely plan to return. One of the best value for money places I have stayed and believe me I have stayed in a lot of holiday lets, enjoy it, especially the fresh eggs from the chucks in the morning.

23 Jul 2013


"Thorny Cottage not thorny at all"

Thorny cottage was a very spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable converted barn ideally placed for our visit to Althorp. Jenny and Fred handled the transaction without any fuss and made us feel v… More

3 May 2013


"Very Spacious Holiday Let"

Thorny Cottage is a very spacious, well decorated, luxury barn conversion. The cottage was warm, cosy and quite throughout our stay and had everything we needed. The kitchen has the biggest amount of cooking equipment I have seen in a holiday let (there is even a bread maker)

The owners are very welcoming and you have the added bonus of having masses of green land to walk around, accompanied by a lovely friendly dog who likes to chase stones.

I would highly recommend this place for a stay in Northamptionshire.

12 Feb 2013


"A hidden gem! Excellent self catering accomodation"

Thorny cottage is a luxury barn conversion. I cannot recommend it enough. From the moment we arrived everything was done to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Mr Frost had a roaring fire going f… More

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Calendar last updated:15 Oct 2014

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