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Glapthorn Manor

(Ref. 1107997)

Glapthorn near Oundle, Cambridgeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic house, spacious, roomy and extremely warm."

    The enormous Aga in the kitchen probably helped! We were a group of ten and everyone was extremely comfortable. The location suited us perfectly for a winter holiday; there is plenty of walking and an array of interesting old buildings to visit. Our hosts made us feel extremely welcome, and were always available to answer any questions we had. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely house and gardens, plenty of room for a big family party."

    We took lots of cooking supplies with us just in case but we didn't need to as it had everything we needed. The house was warm and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2023

  • "A wonderful family home which accommodated our large family celebration (eight adults, six small children and one dog!"

    ). Bearing in mind that we visited in December, it was lovely to enjoy the warm house with Aga in the kitchen and open fire. We actually used the BBQ for one evening meal! Superb location with wonderful facilities on site (hot tub, large walled garden, sitting out area in the summer) and so close to Oundle and Stamford. A floor planner would help with understanding how the sleeping arrangements on the second floor work! No toilet facilities on that floor. One burst external pipe - caused by the frost. Support was on hand very quickly.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful family weekend in beautiful Glapthorn Manor."

    Katie was welcoming and helpful. A good time was had by our entire family, young and old!

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We, along with our three younger families, have all thoroughly enjoyed the house, garden and facilities including the three younger children between five and thirteen."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "I came here with family and friends for my mums 60th birthday and we've just had the greatest weekend!"

    Katie was a fabulous host, who we got to meet when we arrived, she even gave us a bottle of champagne to help us celebrate

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Glapthorn Manor."

    We were 3 generations and our dogs and it was perfect for all of us to get together - or separate off if we wanted. The garden was thoroughly enjoyed by humans and canines. The owner was kind enough to allow us to bring extra dogs too so we could all holiday together. We would certainly go back but can't next year as our family is growing and unfortunately the property won't be big enough for all of us A lovely property and would recommend

    Thank you very much for your response, we really enjoyed having you and it was wonderful that you came down and visited Glapthorn Manor Equestrian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful home."

    The Manor is huge with plenty of shared spaces and comfortably accommodated our large group. The rooms are decorated thoughtfully and to a high standard and everything was clean and tidy. We made good use of the hot tub and the garden and it was a relief to find somewhere totally pet-friendly. The hosts responded immediately to any queries and were very warm and welcoming.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was wonderful having you all and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zara5.0May 2023

  • "The most beautiful house we have ever stayed in, it really made you feel at home as soon as you walked through the door."

    We were a family including 5 grandchildren and 3 dogs celebrating my 65th birthday and it had absolutely everything we needed. The beds were so so comfortable, 2 beautiful lounge areas, a formal dining room plus a warm family kitchen area. The garden was huge, the grandchildren played football, rounders and cricket with plenty of room for all. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning

    Great to have been part of your 65th celebrations, we look forward to having you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay!"

    The house was beautiful, it was really clean, it was warm, the beds were super comfortable, nice showers, we (and the dogs) loved the garden and the games provided! The bottle of cava, chocolates and card on arrival was such a lovely touch, thanks so much! The only thing I would say is we expected there to be more cleaning products like sponges, dishwasher tablets, disinfectant spray and wipes etc as we had to go and buy all of these. Overall we really did love our stay and would definitely book to stay at Glapthorn again, thanks so much!

    We loved meeting you and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have taken on board your thoughts and provide liquid organic cleaners and cloths around the house now, thank you for your constructive comment. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Courtney4.7Mar 2023

  • "What a great place to stay and in stunning countryside"

    Thank you so much for your feedback, yes it is stunning countryside and even better in the summer, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house, very comfortable warm and clean."

    Perfect for a group family holiday thank you!

    Glad you found everything you needed , enjoyed yourselves. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is a lovely historic house which was ideal for our large family group of mixed ages."

    It is very cosy and comfortable and the hosts were welcoming and accommodating. The outside area, which we didn’t fully utilise, must be lovely in Summer. There are good walks locally and Oundle is an attractive town. The house has interesting antique objects but there were a few minor niggles e.g. with lights not working.

    We are pleased you enjoyed our house and do appreciate your feedback. We apologise for the niggles and have rectified these for our future guests, thank you for your constructive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2022

  • "This was a lovely well equipped property in a lovely location."

    The gardens are perfect for the children to run around and we of course made full use of the outdoor space and hot tub. Greeted with wine, chocolates, milk, tea and coffee (highly appreciated although we do not consume alcohol), and a lovely note from the owners. The horses on the field were enjoyed by the children, with owners allowing the children to pet them and talking to them about the horses. The children fully enjoyed their stay. We enjoyed a lovely family get together with lots of space, sunshine and greenery. The Manor is well located to a Waitrose so the quick shop was possible for essentials. We needs a slightly later checkout which was accommodated by our hosts. This was much appreciated by our New Yorkers who have not acclimatised to British timings yet

    Wonderful to have you to stay and a privilege to host overseas visitors, we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nilima4.1Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and separate WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with Smart TV, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor family room with two double beds
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open-fire
  • Snug with Smart TV
  • Air source heat pump central heating and open-fire
  • AGA cooker, electric oven, induction hob, grill, microwave, two fridges, one fridge/freezer, washing machine and two dishwashers
  • 3 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot a
  • Ample off-roadvailable parking
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, or by arrangement
  • Enclosed rear garden with large lawn, patio gin bar, hot tub, BBQ and furniture
  • Table Tennis in outhouse, with new lighting
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, two pubs 1.8 miles
  • Note: the second floor has a steep staircase please take care
  • Note: The second floor has a low doorway
  • Note: Fenced wildlife pond at the bottom of the garden, please take care
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties are accepted
  • Electric car charging is permitted at this property.

The property

Oundle 2.2 miles.

Glapthorn Manor is a Grade 2 listed, stone Manor house.

It was reputedly built by Oliver Cromwell's Uncle, Thomas Cromwell and was called Cromwells Manor for a time.

It became the Dowager house for the Brudenell family from Deene before being bought by the current family who have owned it for over 100 years.

Glapthorn Manor is situated in the picturesque village of Glapthorn in Northamptonshire, close to the beautiful towns of Oundle, Stamford and the villages of Rutland.

With a grand interior hosting exposed beamed ceilings, an impressive open-fireplace dating back to the late 1500’s and hard wooden floors, this seven-bedroom home welcomes a family gathering of 16. Approach by a lengthy driveway and admire the lovely ground before leaving your vehicle in a private parking space.

Enter the hallway, where you can hang your jackets in the cloakroom, ready for an outdoor adventure.

The farm-house style kitchen offers everything you need for your stay, with an AGA cooker, electric oven, induction hob and a dishwasher to save on the cleaning up.

Savour mealtimes in the formal dining room as you recount the highlights of the day; afterwards gather in the sitting room and unwind on a plush sofa.

Walking through the property, you can escape the crowd with a quiet read in the snug and from here patio doors lead outside to the expansive garden.

The enclosed garden enjoys a gin bar to make the most of the summer months, a hot tub to watch the sky grow dark and furniture to relax in your setting.

As day draws to night, head inside and venture to the first floor, which offers a super-king-size with an en-suite, two king-size with en-suites, an additional king-size and a twin bedroom with a Smart TV.

Another set of stairs lead to the second floor, where you will find a family bedroom with two doubles and a twin bedroom, both with vaulted ceilings.

Awaken tired eyes with either a shower or a warm bubble-bath before planning for the day ahead.

A short walk or drive will lead you to the market town of Oundle sitting on the bank of the River Nene in Northamptonshire, home to a flurry of bars, restaurants and boutique shops and on the second Saturday of each month an enticing Farmer’s Market.

The Talbot Hotel is a wonderful place to absorb some local history over a meal or drink; Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night before her execution at the nearby Fotheringhay Castle.

The popular riverside setting at the Tap and Kitchen has an eclectic atmosphere and is popular with beer drinkers who can test the range of Nene Valley Brewery beers on tap.

While the surrounding villages offer some superb settings and menu options, some of which can be reached by way of a scenic walk or cycle.

Or, if you're looking for a great cup of coffee or a hearty breakfast, Oundle has plenty of cafes to choose from. For the sporting enthusiasts Oundle has it’s own golf course (one of several in the locality), canoeing and paddle boarding on the river as well as a large sports facility including hire of racket courts.

The wonderful local scenery can be explored on horseback from the Equestrian Centre just half a mile outside the village of Glapthorn.

For those who enjoy a slightly slower pace of life, visit Oundle Museum, Barnwell Country Park or the Stahl Theatre.

The Georgian Town of Stamford is a twenty-minute drive away, enjoy a stroll through the charming streets and visit Burghley House and Gardens, throughout the year various events and concerts are held here, the feature being the International 5* Burghley Horse Trials every September. The picturesque Deene Park House and Gardens is a 10-minute drive away; continue on to Rutland Water for a range of watersports, cycle hire and during the Summer an inflatable aqua park or visit the Nene Valley Railway at Wansford.

For the children, embark on an adventure to Hamerton Zoo Park or Sacrewell Farm to see your favourite animals, go bowling in Peterborough, visit Planet Bounce in Corby or head a little further afield to visit Wicksteed Park in Kettering. After all the activity, or, if you can escape an action-packed outing, treat yourself to a spa day a short drive away at Rushton Hall and tie in a visit to the nearby home of Warners Gin at Harrington.

The historical city of Peterborough is home to many attractions including the Peterborough Cathedral with a superb West Front, the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and Ferry Meadows.

Further afield, go Boating on the River Ouse from Huntingdon, visit the historic town of Cambridge for some retail therapy or punting on the River Cam, a fun, family day out can be had horseracing at Newmarket, Huntingdon or Leicester, all of which are within easy reach.

For a special getaway for the whole family, choose Glapthorn Manor

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £650.

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About the location

OUNDLE

Hamerton 9.1 miles; Peterborough 14.2 miles; Northampton 29.1 miles

The market town of Oundle sits on the bank of the River Nene in Northamptonshire. This charming town is home to a variety of attractions, including Barnwell Country Park and Oundle Museum. Oundle also has a variety of restaurants and bars, including the popular Tap and Kitchen. If you're looking for a great cup of coffee, Oundle has plenty of cafes to choose from, including the Brew Babu. Outside the town is Hamerton Zoo Park for a day filled with fun, Titchmarsh Nature Reserve for a peaceful stroll and further afield is Wicksteed Park. Visit the city of Peterborough, which has a rich heritage dating back to the Roman period, when it was known as Durobrivae. Today, Peterborough is a thriving city, with a lively cultural scene and plenty of things to see and do.

No electric car charging permitted at this property thank you

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas