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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

Description

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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Families

  • 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

Amenities

  • 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
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • 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.

Policies

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.
Payment
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
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

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.

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About the manager

Victoria Taylor - Sara Oliver
Average reply time:
2 hours 56 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
18 Apr 2019
Years listed:
4
Overall rating:

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 £1764.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Apr 2019.

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Guest reviews

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“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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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with the property manager through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send the property manager an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact the property manager?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view the property manager's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send the property manager a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send the property manager an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from the property manager through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. the property manager will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call the property manager before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact the property manager to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send the property manager a message.

If the property manager agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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