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Rats Retreat, Towcester, Northamptonshire. – Home 6719364 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Rats Retreat, Towcester, Northamptonshire. – Home 6719364

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 9 reviews

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from manager


Rats retreat has been sympathetically converted to retain many of its historic features, while at the same time giving a modern open plan living, dining and kitchen space.

This cottage has beautiful views through the full length, glazed, feature arches where from the downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and living area you can enjoy views of surrounding farm land and the small pond, which belongs to the cottages and houses an abundance of visiting wildlife.

The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with an electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge & dishwasher and upstairs the master bedroom is furnished and benefits from a king size bed, with pocket sprung mattress, and an ensuite bathroom.

The other three bedrooms are twin rooms, two with two single beds in and one with a bunk bed, which also have comfortable pocket sprung mattresses.

Each cottage benefits from underfloor heating, flat screen TV’s, bluetooth sound system, and free WIFI. You will also find a guide book in your cottage with helpful information for your stay and recommendations for things to see and do in the area.

High chairs and cots are available on request.

The site has a large laundry room where washing facilities are available.

Well behaved pets are welcome. A small pet service fee of £20 per pet is requested, with a maximum of 2. Please read our terms and conditions regarding pets.

Interesting fact:

The arched barn that houses Rats Retreat and Swallows Swoop formed part of the early 19th century farm building complex on the site. This farm complex is important because it is a good example of a planned “model” farm, thought to be from the turn of the 19th Century.

The form of the Arch Barn is of particular interest because it is a rare surviving example of an arcaded cart house, with granary over.

This form is specifically mentioned in relevant literature as being an innovative building type associated with the Grafton Estate. The Duke of Grafton was prominent in the agricultural improvement movement and examples of Grafton estate farmsteads therefore may be of national importance.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Ideally a car would be useful to get around however there are taxi, bus and train services nearby, the nearest train stations being Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Interaction with guest

The cottages are self catering and you will be provided with access codes for the main gate and to the key safe to gain entry to your cottage. Although there is not a reception on site we provide you with contact details, should you require any support during your stay.


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £50.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Check in after 3pm, Check out by 10am
Please notify if bringing pets as small pet service fee of £20 per pet per stay is required and is payable prior to arrival. Maximum of two dogs.


About the manager

Victoria Taylor - Sara Oliver
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Calendar updated::
12 Dec 2018
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Jul 2015. Located in Northamptonshire, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1540.

The Manager has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Dec 2018.


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Guest reviews

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9 reviews

Very Good

“Outstanding cottage and development.”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2016

Stayed three nights, 18th-21st November with our adult children and partner. Had a great time. The cottage, layout, quality of finish, equipment, location and comfort made our little break into a lovely occasion. We have already booked to return to Pheasants Roost for Christmas. Highly recommended.

Response from the manager Thanks so much for your great review, so pleased you had such an enjoyable get away. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again for Christmas!

“Excellent location”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2016

What a lovely location for a peaceful get away, but not to far from all the local shops. Accommodation spotless and very homely. Enjoyed are stay very much and will return

Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of Rats Retreat. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and that you found it to be clean and comfortable. I look forward to welcoming you again.

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