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The Croft Farm

Thornhaugh near Wansford, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1029704)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 7

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "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 VictoriaJul 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 EileenJun 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 LucyMay 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 LisaMay 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 JanetApr 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 PaulaMar 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 NatashaMar 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 GrahamMar 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 DaniellaFeb 2022

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

    Reviewed by PhoebeJan 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 EmmaOct 2021

  • "Gorgeous property with beautuful decor."

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

    Reviewed by CeridwenOct 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 AlanSep 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 LucyAug 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 stephenAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by JeremyJul 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.

Region Information

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