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Manor Farm House Cottage

(Ref. 996090)

Thrapston, Cambridgeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage with a wonderful host."

    Beautifully clean and I enjoyed a delightfully relaxing week here. Would definitely book again. The cottage is in a quiet area but with excellent local amenities within a very short distance.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2024

  • "My wife and I had a great weeks holiday at Manor Farm Cottage."

    It was an ideal hub for our exploration of this lovely, and historic part of England. The cottage was clean, warm and very comfortable, and had everything needed to make our stay a home from home. We would also like to thank our hosts for the generous welcome basket, it was very much appreciated. As always the question is, would we stay at Manor Farm Cottage again ? Most definitely and without hesitation, YES !

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday in a lovely cottage and surrounding area."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, immaculate, comfortable and well-equipped."

    Great location, lots of beautiful and varied countryside to explore. The owners (and their cat) were very nice. They were communicative, helpful, not at all intrusive and went above and beyond. The welcome basket was very generous and the information pack provided us with an excellent local fish and chip shop! Would definitely book again when and if I return to the area.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Manor Farm was the perfect 'home from home'."

    The information provided by Helen before we came away was excellent and made it easy to settle in. The welcome basket was a very thoughtful extra. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay and we hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location to explore the area."

    Very clean and well maintained with lovely furnishings. Couldn’t ask for more. Also owner left a very generous and thoughtful welcome basket and some nice surprises in the fridge. Highly recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "On our first trip back to England for 4 years, we had a great stay, seeing family in a very welcoming cottage, ideal location and excellent hosts!"

    The welcome hamper was a very nice surprise and the cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2023

  • "A spotlessly clean, beautiful and well-appointed cottage."

    Just delightful, and I would love to return here. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely decoration for Christmas outside and in."

    Generous food and gifts supplied for grand kids/general use.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage with excellent level of comfort, facilities and provisions."

    Helen, hostess, was superb offering many extra implements when I had a dinner party; she went the extra mile and was lovely. Publicity should warn that due to age of building stairs are very steep,bath sides high and ceilings low- a challenge to old, tall folk with arthritis. But well worth the challenge!

    It was lovely to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do just need to say however, for future guests looking to book, that the staircase in the cottage is the standard depth and height that one would find in any home, and the bath was only purchased 4 years ago from a reputable bathroom store; it's sides are no higher than regular baths. The doorway and ceiling of the sitting room is lower than average and that is due to the age of the property. We usually find our taller guests (I'm 5ft 9in and don't have to duck) understand, and even expect, to find a lower ceiling in a stone cottage of it's age. We've never had feedback regarding any of these issues before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Nov 2022

  • "As we promised 2 years ago, we came back and stayed at this most wonderful cottage for a second time."

    And it was just as perfect as it was the first time! Lovely hosts, immaculately presented, equipped to a very high standard- all that we could ask for and more!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Despite the traffic noise (which we got used to after 3/4 days) this was an excellent cottage and we had a very good holiday."

    The owners were charming and there was an excellent welcome pack. No problems at all and the Wi-Fi (very important to us Geocachers) was excellent.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and it was so nice to meet you both. Unfortunately there was a slightly higher traffic volume during your visit, as local roadworks had diverted traffic through our little village that week. But, it is great to hear that it didn’t change your holiday experience in any way at all and that you had a lovely stay. Please come back anytime. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "From the guest book in the property it was clear that our experience had been shared by all the guests who had stayed at Manor Farm House Cottage."

    The cottage was clean comfortable and welcoming. We were able to visit family and friends and have days out in the interesting towns of Uppingham and Market Harborough as well as enjoying walks in the local area.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully appointed, feels cosy, yet light and airy and a relaxing and restful feel to it."

    It is luxuriously and tastefully decorated with many thoughtful touches from the owner such as the welcome basket of food, flowers and magazines. It was a total pleasure to stay there and really made our week memorable. Beautiful walks nearby to the river Nene and is very centrally placed for visiting different areas.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "Should mention not suitable for disabled ,,,,,,owners made every effort to accomodate disabled needs."


    Sadly we were not informed of any disabilities / access needs in advance of arrival by these guests, even though we had chatted to them many times prior to arrival day. If we had been told, then we would have definitely advised against booking with us as our property is a lovely, turn-of-the-century, 2 bed stone cottage with a staircase. However, we did our very best to accommodate and welcome all 4 guests who stayed for the full week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Feb 2022

  • "Manor Farm House Cottage is very cosy, very well equipped and simply beautiful."

    We spent a few days at the cottage during christmas holidays, the cottage & grounds had superb festive decorations. Helen, our host, went beyond what is expected to make our stay as comfortable as possible. There are lovely walks on the doorstep, we also did some day trips To Warwick & Cambridge which were enjoyable. Overall, fantastic cottage stay with an amazing host!

    Reviewed by Kanjhana5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage which enabled us to relax completely for a week's walking holiday."

    The cottage was well equipped, with everything needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2021

  • "Manor Farm House Cottage had everything we needed for an excellent holiday in a part of the country that was new to us."

    The cottage was very comfortable with some nice little touches and the welcome from Helen, the owner, was very friendly. We were intending to do some walking and actually ended up walking every day. Most of those days we walked from the cottage without having to drive which was a real bonus. The area is just so interesting for walking with lots of little lakes and mainly well marked footpaths. Defintely recommend both the area and the cottage. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage, all the necessities and more to make the week a special experience."

    Lots to do and plenty of lovely places to eat out. Would definitely recommend and we hope to go back soon. The personal touches really made the week.

    Reviewed by Niki5.0Aug 2021

  • "Simply superb!"

    If you want a holiday with great walks on the door step, excellent facilities and fantastic hosts, this is the place to stay. Special thanks to Helen & Wayne for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful comfy cottage in a lovely village close to Thrapston."

    Really friendly owners who were great to deal with and helpful. Will definitely stay here again in future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2021

  • "The host was amazing and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was special."

    There is nothing missing at this cottage and we wound 100-% recommend to our friends and family

    Reviewed by Kerstie5.0Dec 2020

  • "This review is a little late coming over, we stayed before lockdown 2."

    0 but had the best time. We hadn't come far but the cottage was perfect and hospitality first rate, the little extra touches that Helen provided made us feel so welcome. Our toddler was definately spoilt and I am certain he didn't want to leave. Denford was also lovely I wouldn't hesitate to recomend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic hospitality."

    Had a lovely short family break. Loved the complementary basket with the little gifts for our 4 years old daughter who by the way was over the moon when saw her unicorn bed setting. A cute, warm, comfortable, relaxing and clean cottage. Will highly recommend to friends and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Arash5.0Oct 2020

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for Helen and Wayne."

    Excellent facilities and location.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Sep 2020

  • "We very much enjoyed are stay at Manor Farm Cottage."

    Helen, the owner, contacted me prior to our arrival date to welcome us and to ensure we had her telephone number for if we needed anything. Upon our arrival the cottage was warm and welcoming. It has everything you need and is very comfortable and well planned out. The kitchen is well equipped and all the crockery and cutlery are very clean and tidy, so we felt safe in these covid times. We especially liked the lovely hand washes and room sprays, they were divine. Helen was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is well situated and there are plenty of places to visit within 20 to 30 mins drive such as Oundle, Rutland Water, St Neots and for anyone wanting some retail therapy try Rushden Lakes shopping park.

    Reviewed by Susie3.8Sep 2020

  • "Helen went the extra mile to make sure that we felt welcome, even putting in some toys for the kids to play with."

    The welcome basket was a lovely surprise too. It’s a lovely cottage, really nicely decorated and feels very homely. Lots to explore in the local area. In terms of improvement areas, we didn’t find the sofa that comfortable, but I guess that’s because it’s a sofa-bed. Also, a doormat would be really helpful for muddy shoes! Would stay again! Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback and comments. There is now a brand new three piece suite (no longer a sofa bed) in the cottage, and we’ve added a doormat!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt4.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, very well kept and the hosts were attentive."

    To improve the experience, a private outside space could be developed.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "Host is very friendly and open, would highly recommend the cottage."

    It was a beautiful space to relax in.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Mar 2020

  • "Really lovely and cozy cottage."

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely hosts, great communication."

    Arrived to lovely little touches including toiletries, milk, jam butter and a welcome basket. Fresh cut flowers, blankets even an iron and hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, so cosy and perfect size."

    Nearby to large shopping centres which is handy. Very friendly owners and a great price

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Jan 2020

  • "Great experience."

    No hitches. The rental was all set up, waiting for us. Helen and Wayne were very friendly and accommodating. It was convenient that they were right next door. The rental was just as advertised. I was surprised by the low ceilings, but overall the cottage was charming and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Guest information pack was very useful and a great idea."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable, modern décor and warm with good control over the heating. Extra little touches and the welcome pack were greatly appreciated - this is the first cottage (self catered for over 30 years) that provided extra toiletries if you needed them and paid to a honesty box, another brilliant idea in case you forget or need something at short notice. We stayed at the cottage to meet up with friends in the area so we will without doubt stay here again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and was perfect for us as a small family of 3."

    The only slight disappointment was the lack of a proper shower (only an attachment to the bath taps), however due to the apex of the bathroom roof I can completely appreciate why there isn't one! Beds were both very comfortable, the kitchen was more than adequately equipped and other furnishings were good quality too. Helen was a lovely host and even provided a very helpful guide with local things to do in advance for us to plan our stay as well as placed some toys for our 3 year old son to enjoy within the cottage. You can also appreciate a number of thoughtful touches that she has made to the property with the soft linens, room fresheners and premium hand soaps etc too. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the numerous country parks in the area. All that we visited were lovely (Barnwell, Irchester, Rushden Lakes (with shopping village) and Stanwick Lakes) and within a short drive. Woburn Safari is also reasonably close and Wicksteed Park is a fun day out too. Whilst the cottage us in a quiet village location, the small towns of Raunds and Thrapston are both within a 5 minute drive in either direction and each have a number of good dining options, takeaways and supermarkets that are easily accessible. We would definitely recommend it and would consider staying again too.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Manor Farm House Cottage and once again everything was absolutely perfect."

    You feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Hosts, Helen and Wayne cannot do enough for you, whilst staying unobtrusive during the stay. We will definitely be back in 2020.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2019

  • "Attractive village and exceptional hosts."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage and its location are lovely."

    Whilst it is well-equipped and comfortable, it only has a very small external seating area outside the front door, due to its proximity to the driveway approach. It would definitely benefit from a larger terrace (perhaps cut into the bank on the opposing flank of the cottage) for family meals and barbecues. That said, Nataliya visiting from Russia, loved her stay, enjoying the nearby country walks and exploring the surrounding historic villages and towns.

    Thank you for your comments. Since your last visit we have invested in building a new seating/patio area behind the cottage for our guests to enjoy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc3.8Jul 2019

  • "Manor Farm House Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and the owners Helen and Wayne are most friendly and helpful hosts who were prepared to go out of their way to ensure that our stay exceeded expectations in every way and we would not hesitate to book again if we were visiting the area."

    Being the first time in this particular location, their knowledge of the locality was helpful in adding that little something extra to our stay. Travelling round and visiting many nearby towns and villages, we enjoyed visiting places that were suggested by our hosts.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really comfortable and well equipped cottage that was spotlessly clean."

    The welcome pack was a bonus and very generous. We would highly recommend Manor Farm House Cottage.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Amazing, clean cottage in a great location with the best hosts."

    Thank you so much for being so accommodating, I was staying with some of my bridesmaids before the wedding day and the hosts went above and beyond what we had expected! The bridesmaids (from Japan and the US) were just as impressed! Thank you so much again, would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely week away in a beautifully decorated and equipped cottage with very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore, good places to eat, and lots of wildlife and wildflowers. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Guen5.0May 2019

  • "Helen and Wayne at Manor Farm House Cottage were excellent hosts."

    Nothing was too much trouble and they made every effort to make us feel welcome and relaxed. The cottage was comfortable, clean and spacious. The location is quiet and relaxing but still close enough to places to go and things to do. We would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely old cottage in a beautiful corner of Northamptonshire within easy reach of interesting places to visit."

    Very quiet and comfortable; a welcome basket was there with the essentials to make a supper and breakfast. Had a great week and would thoroughly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7May 2019

  • "Situated in a lovely sandstone village with footpath walks on the doorstep across the fields and along the River Nene."

    Good location for exploring Northamptonshire and Peterborough, with easy access to A14 and A1.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and Helen was very welcoming and helpful."

    Lovely places to walk to and a great base for exploring the surrounding area. The welcome basket was a great touch and very handy as we arrived later than expected. I would recommend the cottage and would definately stay again if back in the area. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Our Easter Weekend at Manor Farm House Cottage was just great."

    Helen supplied us with all the information to make our holiday memorable. She was especially kind and helped us with any queries we had. We were pleased with the service and would look to book again. Regards Mary

    Reviewed by Mariana5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    I would certainly consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Apr 2019

  • "Manor Farm House is a very welcoming and comfortable cottage and suited our needs for the week perfectly."

    The little touches around the place make it feel like home from home. The owners, Helen and Wayne, are friendly and helpfully without being intrusive. The welcome pack was fully appreciated. Ideal, easy to reach location and we will definitely be booking again and recommending to friends.

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Mar 2019

  • "Manor Farm House Cottage is just a short drive from both east / west and north / south arterial routes making it an ideal location for visiting the many towns, villages and attractions that are situated nearby."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2019

  • "We stayed a Manor Frm House Cottage for two separate 4 week periods."

    The cottage is well furnished and both beds are really comfortable. The number of towels were far more than one would expect, and there was a very eclectic collection of books and videos for us to enjoy. Denford is a lovely village and there are great walks along the river. The owners, Helen & Wayne, made us most welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We were reluctant to leave as it was so comfortable and well appointed.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2019

  • "A lovely property on the edge of a village."

    Everything was as described and there was a nice welcome pack. Owners were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jan 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x double
  • Large fitted bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • There is no shower due to property restrictions as property is grade 2 listed and Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room with woodburner effect electric fire and 1 x double sofa bed.
  • Gas heating with woodburner effect electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles and pub 200 yards.There is access to a small seating area as no garden

The property

Manor Farm House Cottage is located on the grounds of a Grade II listed Georgian Manor House in Denford, nr.

Thrapston, Northamptonshire which is on the River Nene, with easy access to the A14 and A45.

You enter the cottage via a door directly into the kitchen which is well-equipped and has all the appliances you could need.

The property itself has been renovated into a luxurious contemporary holiday home.

From here you enter into the spacious living room with a sofa and two armchairs and a cosy fireplace.

Sit and relax with your loved ones in the warmth and enjoy the large TV with a variety of channels.

Also downstairs is a dining room, which has seating for up to six people.

The owner has generously provided a travel cot and highchair for your little one.

Head upstairs to the first floor, where you will find one king-size bedroom and one double bedroom, both with a wardrobe each, bedside tables, and a set of drawers.

The family bathroom has a toilet, a large oval sink and an L-shaped bath, perfect for soaking away those aches and pains.

Off-road parking is available for two cars.

The cottage itself is close to Stanwick Lakes Country Park and Rushden Lakes Shopping Village, and is a popular area for cycling and walking.

There are a selection renowned pubs and restaurants in the area, within a 10-minute drive.

Locally you will find Manor House Museum, Rockingham Castle and Gardens, Lamport Hall, Rushton Triangular Lodge, Lyvedon Lodge, Santa Pod Raceway and Houghton Mill all within a comfortable driving distance.

There is also Wickstead Theme Park close by with its large parkland, lots of fun rides for the kids and a narrow-gauge train to ride.

Local day passes for fishing.

Oundle and Olney are two beautiful market towns to visit with lovely shops, pubs and restaurants, and there is Stamford, Northampton, Bedford and Kettering, all under 25 miles away too.

Manor Farm House Cottage is ideal for a couple or small family to explore the local area.

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About the location


Milton Keynes 26 miles; Cambridge 30 miles; Luton Airport 36 miles.

Thrapston is a delightful small market town in Northamptonshire, near the River Nene, with a population of just over 5,000 residents. It is just off the A14 between Kettering and Huntingdon. The town has a long history with a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Trapestone. It was granted its charter in 1205 in exchange for two palfreys (horses)! Thrapston was quite likely an earlier Roman town, situated at the crossroads on the road linking Durovigutum (Godmanchester) and Ratae, now known as Leicester. This was intersected by a second Roman road that ran between Durobrivae, now Water Newton, and Irchester. Several Roman buildings have been found four miles away at Ringstead on what would have been the Irchester road. St James Parish Church dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest buildings in the area, built near the site of an ancient castle. When it was completed, it belonged to the Abbey of Bourne in Lincolnshire until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. The church has a sloping floor to accommodate the ploughs that were brought into the porch in mediaeval times. The eight bells were dedicated in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Relatives of George Washington, first President of the United States, lived in Thrapston. Sir John Washington, brother of George's great-grandfather, lived in Chancery Lane and his wife's tombstone can be seen in the local church. Note the stone tablet with the stars and stripes, which were part of the Washington family coat of arms. They are said to have inspired the American Flag.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas