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Blackbird Cottage

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Grafton Underwood near Kettering, Northamptonshire Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Blackbird Cottage is absolutely wonderful."

    Grafton Underwood is a lovely village. Good communication with Lee our host. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • External outbuilding for lockable bike storage
  • Electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, coffee machine
  • 2 x Smart TV with access to Sky, Netflix and Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Designated parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, decking, furniture, and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved, medium-sized dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Kettering 5.2 miles.

Situated in the pretty village of Grafton Underwood near Kettering in Northamptonshire is Blackbird Cottage, a Grade II listed, thatched dwelling.

Enjoying a tranquil base, enveloped by countryside walks and cycle paths, whilst adorning original features, a charming exterior, an enclosed garden with sweeping lawn, and a homely interior, Blackbird Cottage offers the ideal base for a rural break; three guests are accommodated, along with two furry companions.

Benefit from designated parking before entering the property, starting off in the inviting living/dining room, where you can gather for lunch, catch up on your latest series upon the Smart TV, and warm up in front of the electric fire.

Continue through to locate the well-equipped kitchen, contemporarily furnished and complete with a wide range of appliances, including a washer/dryer, induction hob, and coffee machine.

Head outdoors to the enclosed garden to watch the sun set or to enjoy a barbecue through the warmer months, whilst your dog’s stretches their legs.

When sleep calls, select between a double with Smart TV, and a single, both serviced by a ground-floor shower room, featuring sleek fixtures.

Awaken to explore your surroundings, with the Pig and Waffle pub available for both food and drink, whilst further amenities lie in the heart of Kettering.

Reaching the town, head to Woolloomooloo Aviary, perfect for bird watching, Kettering Golf Club to practise your swing, or West Lodge Farm Park, a favourite with families, whilst Twywell Gullet, Wicksteed Park, Stanwick Lakes, Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve, and The Wellingborough Museum are all within proximity to the cottage, recommended to add to your itinerary.

Continue towards the centre of the county, to stroll through the pretty grounds of Castle Ashby Gardens, tour Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy a picnic upon Beckets Park, or hike through Duston Mill Meadow, before returning home in time for super.

Experience all of this at Blackbird Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Broughton 2.9 miles; Loddington 4.1 miles; Rothwell 5 miles.

Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire, England. Before the Romans, the area, like much of Northamptonshire's prehistoric countryside, appears to have remained somewhat intractable with regards to early human occupation, resulting in an apparently sparse population and relatively few finds from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. The nearby stately home of Boughton House, sometimes described as the 'English Versailles' has for centuries been the seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch, major landowners in Kettering and most of the surrounding villages; along with the Watsons of Rockingham Castle, the two families were joint lords of the manor of Kettering. The town is home to many shopping centres, water features, public art, sculptures, street furniture, trees, plants and an innovative pavement lighting scheme. Also nearby is Wicksteed Park, the United Kingdom's second oldest theme park, which now plays host to one and a quarter million visitors every season. In 1891, Dr John Allison formed Kettering Golf Club and built a 9 hole course designed by Tom Morris of St Andrews. Shortly afterwards this was extended to the full 18 hole course we have today, making us the original home of golf in Northamptonshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas