Intruders broke into a property in Woodnewton near Oundle and left without taking anything.
The break-in happened between 11.30am on Saturday (9 November) and 5.30pm on Sunday (10 November).
A police spokesman said: “The owner returned home to find two ground floor windows at the back of the house had been forced open and damaged. However, nothing appeared to have been stolen.”
Witnesses are asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.