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The Croft Farm

(Ref. 1029704)

Thornhaugh near Wansford, Cambridgeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Was an amazing venue to hold my dads 80th Birthday celebrations, inc a Murder Mystery party for 16 adults!"

    ! Lovely to have Peter to pop over and check all ok on our arrival, personal touch! Enough cutlery/plates etc for all of us (did have to move it between the three properties. Welcome basket was appreciated. The only downside was the noise of the water heater? in the hidden bedroom. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic big family celebration weekend at Croft Farm."

    All of the accommodation and facilities really are excellent and of a very high quality and clearly a lot of thought has gone into what guests want and need. Peter was really helpful with a few minor issues. I would love to return in warmer weather and make more use of the outside space. 5 stars from us!!!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and perfect for a big group."

    The secure garden meant the children and dog could be let outside without worry. Good size bedrooms and facilities.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Jan 2024

  • "Great stay over Christmas very clean, bedding fabulous all great."

    Lost heating on the last night in the barn phoned the owner he provided a couple of fan heaters this did the trick all good

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Dec 2023

  • "Perfect property for a family get together, super location and so much space and extra lovely that they had decorated it for Christmas!"

    We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Dec 2023

  • "An immaculately clean and welcoming holiday let."

    As a let to accommodate a large family group, like ours (15), it was hard to sit us all comfortably together in a lounge area…. Although great options for eating together. Facilities were very good, our only suggestion would be to have a couple of large casserole or cook pots so that self caterers can cook for such a large group ( luckily one of us brought along large dishes). Also small niggle that I would expect at least a full toilet roll in every bathroom and maybe a couple of spares! Other than that an excellent property and we had a really lovely weekend stay.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Nov 2023

  • "The property was much larger than we had initially thought and two of the properties were connected which made things even more perfect."

    Host was great at responding with any queries. Was super clean, lots of amenities. One cottage was very cute with a fire and secret room- perfect for cosy winter nights. The other cottage more modern but great for hosting dinner. Hope to be back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2023

  • "It was a great place for our large family group The Hot Tub was the highlight for many of the younger ones, and it was lovely to have the space."

    The adults especially appreciated the good parking spaces. It was very comfortable with great TVs and Wifi that worked well. It would have been good to have indoor access to the main house from the Granary - through the Granary living room to the Main House kitchen - only because it would have saved going outside in damp in the evenings, and issues with kids' shoes etc. Minor issue tho! Otherwise it was just right.

    Reviewed by Gail3.8Oct 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property."

    We celebrated a family birthday here and it was fantastic. The three parts to the house are beautifully furnished and very well equipped with everything you need. The gardens have a large hot tub and seating areas for enjoying, we were lucky with the weather so spent most of our time outside. The owner was lovely and extremely helpful and answered all our queries very quickly. I am very happy to give this accommodation 10 out of 10, it’s wonderful.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our family of four generations,ages ranging for 3 years to 87, all had a fantastic week at croft Farm."

    The cottages were clean and well equipped and the outside space was perfect. This really was the perfect place for our annual family holiday and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Croft Farm is simply perfect for groups and families who want to have a break away together."

    The location itself is perfect, it is a matter of minutes from the A1 so it is super convenient for travel, but once you arrive you couldn't feel more miles away from everything. We went as 4 families all with young children (and a baby) and the cottages just seemed perfect for our needs, the fact that we could have 3 living spaces was ideal when people needed space, and we could have 1 set watching a film in the Granary, another in the Farmhouse playing boardgames. While the baby was nursed in peace in the Barn. The outside space also worked amazingly, it is so communal and can be accessed from all cottages. We had lovely weather so the hot tub got a lot of use and we managed to BBQ for everyone too, we spent a lot of time just chilling in the garden knowing all the kids could play safely and dog was safely enclosed. The owners could have been more helpful in the run up to our trip and answered every query quickly. The cottages themselves were beautiful, well equipped and just perfect for groups with The Granary being the perfect eating space for all of us. Also there was much excitement because it took a little while to find the "secret" bedroom, so if you go, enjoy finding it, its genuinely special. We are already looking at dates so we can book for even longer next year :)

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect venue for a large family gathering such as ours."

    Plenty of choice,catering for the different requirements of all age groups. Be aware if you have a small dog who likes to escape,as the Granary has a large farm gate at the end of the garden which we had to cover up. Peter the owner was very friendly and always available to help. Perfect venue for large family gatherings .Thank you

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage’s beautiful surroundings and wonderful place to stay."

    We are a group of 16 (4 families) who have been holidaying for 16 years together this was by far the best place we have stayed. We even re booked before we left.

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottages were beautiful, and the attention to detail was second to none!"

    I absolutely loved our time staying there, probably one of the nicest cottages I've stayed in! Hot tub was lovely and hot too. If you have small dogs they may be able to get out of the gates so bare that in mind, one of our dogs was a bit bigger so he was fine! No complaints, at all the facilities inside the cottage were fab! Thank you :) xx

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property - 3 properties of 9 bedrooms."

    A great location for a cousin reunion of 12. Wonderful layout kitchen space for meals together ❤️. Really welcoming host. Look forward to visiting again, would really recommend.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Feb 2023

  • "We booked this accommodation for a family reunion It was absolutely excellent, ..."

    We booked this accommodation for a family reunion It was absolutely excellent, though finding the 5 th bedroom in the farm house was a challenge, it has a secret door, very unique Peter the owner was extremely helpful and happy to help Hot tub was a great addition as light pollution is quite minimal and sitting in the tub gazing at the night sky was wonderful Thank you for a great break

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our extended family went here to celebrate an 80th birthday, what a beautiful house, the two cottages are linked, one ideal for people not too good with stairs and the farmhouse was just next door."

    The secret bedroom was wonderful. I would definitely recommend a stay here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We contacted the owner in relation to a potential minor issue, they responded immediately and sorted it out. Thank you, we would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jan 2023

  • "Hot tub extra added bonus Takes a while for the farmhouse to heat up No hairdryer Noisy water heater in the secret room Apart from that, place was perfect and everyone was exceptionally happy with everything!"

    !!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "We booked for a pre-Christmas family weekend."

    3 generations including grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins and everything in-between. The accommodation was ideal for all ages. Amazed at the huge space to share ( we booked all three cottages) We didn't realise that two of the cottages were connected by a corridor which was a bonus. The only thing we couldn't figure was keeping the small ground floor bedroom warm or rather above 17 degrees. This made it a bit too chilly for my my elderly mum who was unable to do the stairs to one of the more toasty rooms in the accommodation. That said, it wouldn't stop us booking again in the future. We all loved the Christmas decorations and Christmas tree. Another nice touch!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful setting."

    Rooms were immaculate and had all the facilities you would need for a family gathering. Safe enclosed garden for children and dog, children enjoyed the hot tub and the adults had plenty of space to gather, share meals and socialise. Perfect

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in Croft Farm, using all 3 of the properties."

    We had 3 generations in our party, so the ground floor in The Barn was ideal for the octogenarians. Everything was very clean, and beautifully kitted out. Plenty of parking and enclosed garden for our dogs was extremely helpful. We would love to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    We visited Croft Farm with a group of 15 adults for my husband's 50th birthday and what a perfect location for our celebrations. Croft Farm was immaculately clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable (especially the beds)! There was plenty of space in the Granary for the whole group to socialise, as well as lots of space/seating outside for when the sun was shining. If anyone wanted their own space there were several other lounge/dining areas to do so. Papermills pub in Wansford was a 25 minute walk away (perfect to freshen you up after a few drinks the night before) and the giant map on the Granary wall came in handy to identify a scenic route. Thank you Peter for your prompt replies to my several questions and for the early check in. I would highly recommend Croft Farm to anyone getting together in a large group. We all had a brilliant time and now just need an excuse to book the place again!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a delightful family reunion and the accommodation was perfect for a very mixed age group."

    The owner was so helpful and the hob tub checked every day. It felt like a real family home.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Croft Farm was perfect in every way for our family reunion."

    The location was ideal as we had families travelling from north and south. The property itself was very clean & cozy and suited all the different age groups within the family, The Barn, with its ground floor accommodation being perfect for the older members of group and the Granary was great for gathering at mealtimes. The hot tub was also a great hit even in the 30+ degrees heat. Peter the owner was always prompt in responding to any queries and also very accommodating in allowing us to check in earlier and check out a little later. A fabulous and memorable time was had by all and Croft Farm will always bring back happy memories.

    Reviewed by Kirti5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our stay at the Croft Farm was absolutely wonderful."

    The place on arrival was spotless, with a bottle of wine in the fridge cooling and beautiful fresh flowers throughout. Peter arrived to welcome the party and was extremely friendly and helpful. We were permitted to use apples from the tree to bake crumbles and pies and enjoyed both the garden with BBQs, hot tub sessions and the lovely seating and the inside shared spaces for larger dinners and Warhammer nights! Thank you for such a delightful stay, we'll definately be returning!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the high standard of cleanliness and quality of everything in the farmhouse and the barns."

    There was plenty of crockery and cooking equipment, and as we had planned to eat in this was great. It was very helpful of the owner to be a bit more flexible about the arrival and leaving times. The hot tub was a great success especially for the younger members of the family. We managed to make the garden dog safe by simply moving a few items of furniture in front of the gates, but would recommend that this could be easily done with wire netting across the bottom of the gates. We had a lovely relaxing family reunion, & enjoyed the beautiful setting of the village decorated for the jubilee, and we were amazed to see red kites regularly overhead. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay for a large diverse family group."

    Modern and well equipped, friendly owner very helpful and cheerful. Lovely undiscovered area with plenty to explore.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing - we are a group made up of 3 sometimes 4 families and spend a copious amount of time searching for ideal properties to stay to suit us all."

    .. Croft Farm was perfect! The Barn was perfect for the older members of the group being all on one floor, the Farmhouse was fantastic for a couple of families with children (plenty of hiding places!) and the Granary is ideal for gathering for meals etc if you want to. Each accommodation was perfectly equipped, perfectly clean and perfectly close enough to the other properties but all still able to have some private space if needed. We had a fabulous time and we will definitely return. Oh.. and Peter is a very nice chap - left us to it but very happy to help when we needed it!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2022

  • "The Croft Farm was perfect for the whole family to celebrate a 70th birthday as we were aged from 79 years old to 3 years old."

    We were so lucky to have good weather so that we were able to enjoy the ample outdoor space too. Property was very clean and facilities very good and of a very high standard. The owner was very friendly and helpful. As there was no booking for the day we were leaving the owner very kindly let us stay a little longer than the usual vacate time.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Croft farm was absolutely stunning."

    The pictures really do not show how beautiful the place is and its surroundings. As a group of 14 made up of 3 families it was so nice to be able to have our separate space over the 3 properties. The hot tub was a great addition which the kids loved. The owner Peter was so friendly and made us feel welcome. Communication prior to our stay was good too. We would 100% recommend Croft Farm to our friends and have already sent the information to a few friends that have asked for it. An image of the hot tub may be a nice addition to the listing as we were curious about this before we went.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Brilliant house for a lot of people, we had a great family get together here."

    We didn't spend the time in the farmhouse as expected but one of the small properties as it had a bigger table and was more open. Decoration was fantastic, modern and comfortable. Only suggestion is possibly another sofa in there so everyone can sit comfortably. The farmhouse was as expected more farmhousey but still lovely. Great stay with lovely owners who had fantastic communication throughout the whole stay. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Natasha3.8Mar 2022

  • "We celebrated my wife’s 70th Birthday at Croft Farm."

    There were ten adults and seven children and we used all of the facilities afforded to us by The Farmhouse, The Granary and The Barn.Each of the properties was well equipped to a very high standard.Croft Farm ticked all of the boxes and we would highly recommend it.Our thanks go to Peter who made sure that we had everything we wanted.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a place!"

    ! We stayed at Croft farm for a long weekend and loved every single part of it. We celebrated my partner's 30th birthday. It was lovely to have all our friends together in such a beautiful place. We are definitely going to be rebooking. We had so much space and with us being a group of 16 it was the perfect place. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay Peter the owner was great very friendly and helpful would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Phoebe5.0Jan 2022

  • "Being a large group of 6 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs it is sometimes difficult to find the right place but this accommodation suited as perfectly."

    There was plenty of room for everyone, the outdoor space was great for us all and the cleanliness of the property was 100%. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Gorgeous property with beautuful decor."

    Very well equipped. Everyone had a great time and we hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Ceridwen5.0Oct 2021

  • "The stay was wonderful everything was their,even if one of the other houses."

    All the Adults and Children had a fabulous time.They will remember Nans 70 Birthday so many precious memories Thanks will use it again for family gatherings.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything about our Croft Farm experience was amazing."

    Beautiful decor, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, very welcoming host, we would love to return!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Took the family for my birthday and the property was brilliant."

    It worked very well for us. Very well appointed and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "3 beautiful cottages in a set up which worked perfectly for our family get together."

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • The Farmhouse: Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower and heated towel rail
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating for four
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • The Granary: Two bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link, can be a twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link, can be a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • The Barn: All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link, can be a twin upon request), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • The Farmhouse: Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Hot tub - please note the hot tub cannot be used between 11pm and 7am
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for ten cars and a car port to house three of those cars
  • Parking is for sole use of The Croft Farm and not shared
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • The Granary: Air sourced heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, sound bar and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden with lawned area and patio with outdoor dining space
  • The Barn: Air sourced heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1.6 miles from all three properties
  • Note: The king-size bedroom on the first floor has no window but light is let in through glass light bricks
  • Note: Internal steps throughout and a steep, winding staircase to the second floor, please take care
  • Note: Due to the age and character of the property, there is limited headspace in some rooms, please take care
  • Three well behaved pets welcome
  • Please note: There is a pet supplement of £15 per pet
  • Please note: No stag or hen parties or similar at the property
  • Due to the property being in a residential area, we ask that no music is played outside after 10pm, thank you.

The property

Comprising three exceptional holiday homes, each offering their own characterful charm and an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional interiors, Croft Farm House offers all you could need for a memorable escape with family and friends to Cambridgeshire.

Resting in Thornhaugh near to all of the wonderful amenities that Wansford has to offer, this collection of cottages is ideally located for a rural retreat.

Take your pick from The Farmhouse, The Granary and The Barn, each with their own unique style suited to a variety of group needs.

The Farmhouse can sleep up to ten guests, with a rustic interior presented in its original wooden beams and warming woodburning stove settled in the sitting room, with the kitchen and dining room boasting just as much personality, making a lovely choice for the family of the group.

With accommodation spread over three floors, The Farmhouse is also perfect for a variety of group needs, with zip/link beds and en-suites too to allow for flexible sleeping arrangements.

The Granary is of equal delight, with a more contemporary style, its open-plan living space making a lovely spot for the whole group to gather around the impressive dining table and enjoy a delicious homemade meal, with this property sleeping a total of four guests in two beautiful bedrooms perched up past the glass mezzanine overlooking the excitement of the ground floor.

The third and final property is The Barn, also sleeping four guests and hosting a charming open-plan living space, this property is wonderfully suited to those less able with its all-ground-floor accommodation, also boasting a beautiful contemporary interior with a rustic twist, with two inviting double bedrooms to choose from.

Each of the properties boast their own garden areas, perfect for those seeking a quiet spot with a loved one, or come together to dine alfresco amidst the fresh countryside air, for the ultimate end to any fun-filled day.

The local area is desirably remote, with all of the amenities you could need for a self-catered stay resting along the waterside of Wansford village, hosting a welcoming pub, convenience store, Post Office, garage and The Haycock Hotel, not only serving delicious afternoon teas but also being the perfect place to learn of how the village got its name.

Venture over to the bustling city of Peterborough, with plenty of historic wonder to uncover such as its 13th century cathedral with its impressive Gothic face, a heritage trail taking you back in time with access to the Peterborough Museum home to a reconstructed Victorian operating theatre, fossils and paintings, as well as Burghley House, John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm all being well-worth visiting for a true rural experience.

Make the most of the wonderful dining opportunities in Peterborough with plenty of pubs and restaurants to take your pick from, or enjoy a day in the historic town of Stamford to find a variety of quaint cafés alongside magnificent architecture and noticeable filming locations from Pride and Prejudice.

In easy reach of all of the excitement of Wisbech and Corby too, there's no better choice than the cottages at Croft Farm House for a fun-filled family stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

WANSFORD

Stamford 6.5 miles; Peterborough 9.2 miles; Corby 17.4 miles

Wansford, sometimes known as Wansford-in-England, is a charming village resting in Cambridgeshire, in easy reach of the vibrant city of Peterborough. Folklore, alongside Defoe's 'A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain' (1724), suggest that the name 'Wansford-in-England' derives from the tale of a local man who fell asleep on a hayrick, and when he woke he found himself floating down the River Nene towards the sea. He asked a traveller perched on the riverbank where he was, and upon hearing the reply "Wansford", asked, "Wansford in England?". The Haycock Hotel takes its name from the legend, as well as it making a lovely spot to enjoy fine dining or a traditional afternoon tea. The village also provides a pub, convenience store, garage, Post Office, pharmacy and much more to assist you on your self-catered stay. Explore the historical landmark of Wansford Bridge resting above the flowing River Nene, whilst the Grade I listed building of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is a marvel to be seen. Spend a day in the city of Peterborough, under ten miles away, here you can find the imposing 13th-century Peterborough Cathedral, flaunting a Gothic facade, its very own museum with a reconstructed Victorian operating theatre, fossils and paintings which can be accessed via the wonder of the city's heritage trail, even more eateries to choose from including pubs, restaurants and cafés and wonderful shopping experiences. Visit the historic stone town of Stamford with its stunning architecture, the noticeable filming location of Pride & Prejudice, alongside it hosting a charming atmosphere and a lovely spot to while away the hours amongst its narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards. In reach of Wisbech, Corby and so much more, Wansford is the perfect location from which to explore the East of England.

Please note: No stag or hen parties or similar at the property

Due to the property being in a residential area, we ask that no music is played outside after 10pm. Thank you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas