11 of the best hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in Northamptonshire, according to official tourism website

With hotels and B&Bs allowed to reopen from Monday (May 17), Northamptonshire's official tourism website has compiled its favourites in the county.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:24 pm
Three of the best places to stay in Northamptonshire, according to Northamptonshire: Britain's Best Surprise, the county's official tourism website

Hoteliers around the county are looking forward to welcoming visitors once again after the coronavirus lockdown and hope even more will look for a 'staycation'.

Northamptonshire: Britain's Best Surprise has put together a list of its top 20 hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation to inspire holiday-makers.

Here are 11 of those and for the full list, visit northamptonshiresurprise.com/news/2021/northamptonshires-top-20-hotels.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

"A coaching inn built in 1594, The Falcon has been thoughtfully restored and reintroduced into the rural Northamptonshire countryside as a hotel, restaurant and retreat for those in need of rest and renewal. Guests can explore ancient woodland, meadows and lakes with guided nature walks, experience the liberation of wild swimming in open water, and immerse themselves in over four centuries of history, with the nearby Castle Ashby House Gardens. There is also a full wellbeing programme on offer with massage, yoga, gong baths, meditation and outdoor fitness. If you’re not spending the night, locals are welcome to dine at Eyas Restaurant, led by acclaimed Head Chef Russell Bateman, or stop by the Little Juice Bar with fresh pressed juices, coffee and a selection of vegan salads, flatbreads and snacks. https://www.thefalcon-castleashby.com"
"A luxury retreat, a historic filming location, a backdrop to a glorious photoshoot? Yes, but also a piece of British history, and a window into a bygone age. Set in 19 acres of parkland, Flore House represents a taste of luxury that most of us only experience through the tales of Jane Austen, and is the ideal tranquil retreat for a luxury staycation this summer. Start your day with a breakfast hamper, wander the manicured gardens, parkland and down to the lake, and enjoy the extravagant splendour of the suites; which offer eclectic interiors with a mix of classic and modern twists. A trip to the nearby White Hart pub rounds of your visit. https://www.florehouse.co.uk."
"Castle Farm House is a beautiful period property dating back to 1764. Set in the picturesque village of Rockingham, with its thatched cottages, beautiful village pub (The Sondes Arms) and views of Rockingham Castle and the wonderful surrounding counties of Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Breakfast is served in the lovely dining room overlooking the garden. https://www.castlefarmhouse.net"
"An extraordinary country house retreat surrounded by 2,000 acres of visually stunning parkland, this surrounding natural beauty is matched by the historic architecture and interiors of the Hall itself. Fawsley offers a range of bedroom styles and suites, including family and ‘dog friendly’ rooms. Multiple award-winning dining options include the on-site 2 AA rosette Cedar Restaurant, and the Tudor bar & lounge. Fawsley’s award-winning spa is currently undergoing a revamp and reopens mid-June. https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/fawsleyhall
"Situated in the picturesque village of Farthingstone, in the rural south of Northamptonshire. Bay Tree Cottage offers a selection of charming and characterful accommodation, ranging from one-bedroom cottages to a large three-bedroom barn conversion, which if booked together can sleep up to 30 guests. All properties are self-contained and furnished to a high standard with their own outside seating areas where guests can enjoy alfresco dining while taking in the stunning views. Surrounded by stunning countryside and woodlands, Bay Tree Cottage is the ideal base for those who enjoy walking whilst also being within easy reach of the village pub (Kings Arms, Farthingstone) as well as a range of attractions including country parks, National Trust properties, historic houses, theatres and art galleries. There is something here for everyone. https://www.btcaccommodation.co.uk."
"Having been a stable block over 100 years ago, all rooms are self-contained with their own front doors and en-suite facilities, set in a peaceful, private courtyard. All finished to a high standard with period features, the rooms sit in the grounds of a restored, thatched Hunting Lodge, parts of which date back to the 1500's. The rooms in the old stable block are all unique and vastly different from their previous life, which was housing Polo ponies for the Comte De Madre in the early 1900s and before that, the care of young deer over the winter. Wander to the local pub – The Red Lion, Kilsby – for great food and a warm Northamptonshire welcome. https://www.hunthousequarters.co.uk"
"One of Northamptonshires best kept secrets? Located in the pretty village of Brigstock, the Swallow's Rest offers stylish and comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price. Beautifully furnished rooms are designed with every comfort in mind, to make you feel at home, with a little luxury added in. The Swallow's Rest looks out to wonderful views across the Northamptonshire countryside - a peaceful place to stay for work or to escape for a much-needed leisure break. Recent awards (of which there are many) include 4th Best B&B in the world on TripAdvisor, Travellers Choice Awards 2019, and Muddy Stilletos "Best Boutique Stay" in Northamptonshire 2019. http://www.theswallowsrest.co.uk"
"A magnificent Grade I listed country house hotel, Rushton Hall is nestled in 25 acres of immaculate grounds and splendid 16th Century surroundings near Kettering. This historic luxury hotel offers sanctuary to those seeking a relaxing weekend away, and with 4 red stars and 3 rosettes is the only restaurant in the county with a 3-rosette accolade. The restaurant team strives to deliver an unforgettable dining experience – be it for fine dining in the restaurant, afternoon tea in the Great Hall, or a special occasion in one of the stunning State Rooms. The beautiful Stable Yard Spa completes the experience. https://www.rushtonhall.com"
"Situated in the attractive village of West Haddon, a warm and friendly welcome awaits at The Pytchley, where they balance brilliantly modern facilities with the informal atmosphere of a classic inn. Hospitality is at the heart of everything here, with a genuine desire to ensure the best possible guest experience. The hotel offers 18 en-suite rooms, bar, garden marquee, and a bustling restaurant with a far-reaching reputation. https://www.thepytchley.co.uk"
"Lower Farm is situated in the pretty village of Barnwell, Northamptonshire, which is a great location from which to explore the glorious Nene Valley; the Nene Way runs right through the farm, which is tucked away from busy roads, in a picturesque and traditional setting. There are ten en-suite rooms and good village pubs nearby; The Montagu Arms, only a short walk away, and the Falcon at Fotheringhay. This enduringly popular B&B offers a comfortable and relaxed country retreat, and its award-winning breakfasts are the perfect start to the day. https://www.lower-farm.co.uk"
"A cracking new boutique B&B just off the A43 in the village of Evenley, with excellent access to the motorway network. Lots of style, gorgeous comfortable rooms, plenty of off-road parking and a charming helpful host. The location is brilliant for superb local attractions including Evenley Wood Gardens, Bicester Village and Silverstone. Also enjoy the ease of ambling to the local pub - The Red Lion - or the Forge Coffee Shop, both on the glorious village Green. The Old Vicarage has 3 large rooms, of which 2 are located in the Coach House; independent from the Main House and purposely renovated for B&B guests. https://www.theoldvicarageevenley.co.uk"