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The Little Thatch Cottage

Riseley, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1033740)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "If there’s one thing I value in a holiday above everything else it’s just not having to worry Everything is thought of in this beautiful cottage, and the hosts are always happy to help and thoughtful of guests needs, spending time to explain the mystery of the Aga, not very mysterious after all, just a more relaxed way of cooking."

    The surrounding countryside is beautiful and great to explore, and 20 minutes in the hot tub after a walk is a great way to begin an evening

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday let, better than described."

    David (owner) met us on arrival to talk through how to work the hot tub and the Aga. Also plenty of pointers in relation to local amenities. We loved cooking with the Aga. The kitchen is well equipped everything you need. Shower room was clean and the double shower is a great addition so you don't have one person getting cold whilst the other showers after the hot tub. Due to the age of the cottage it does have low beams, you need to remember to duck, and don't have your sunglasses on the top of your head. Beds are really comfy and we slept great. The cottage is a great location for people wanting to visit Cambridge, we visited other local country parks and several of the local pubs. Lots of great eating places close by. Great for the dog, some of the walks from the cottage he didn't have to go on the lead, secure property, not to mention his new favorite spot became laying in front of the Aga. We don't often revisit places, however, we have said we will go back and stay again.

    Thank you!! So lovely to meet you all Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoeApr 2022

  • "We had a great time at the cottage it had everything you need for a great holiday."

    Our two dogs loved the local area and the garden. Hot tub was great. David was a great host we will be back soon.

    Thank you!! Very lovely too meet you both and your lovely dogs Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Cleanliness was a big issue we had to wash all cutlery and utensils before use as they still had food attached to them from previous visitors."

    Bathroom bin had personal rubbish in from the previous visitors too. Had to question how well the cottage had been cleaned prior to our arrival especially when we both became ill during our stay. Hot tub was amazing so not all bad. I would warn people on the taller side that the ceilings are very low in some areas not a negative but just to be aware.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately as no issues were mentioned on our multiple visits to the property, we were unable to address this for you. Please be assured our cutlery and utensils are put through a dishwasher clean after every visit, and the bins are emptied during each and every changeover. Im really happy to hear you enjoyed the use of the hot tub whilst on your visit to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2022

  • "Had a super stay at ‘The Little Thatched Cottage’."

    Loved the cottage it’s Aga, garden and hot tub! Owner David was super helpful… thank you. The area is delightful, as so many walks. We had a ball.

    Brilliant, thank you!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning and had everything you could have needed."

    Both inside and out. The owner David went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "Cosy, clean & comfortable…."

    By far one of the best accommodations we’ve stayed in. It was so well equipped including every utensil you could think of, a double shower, spacious hot tub, washing machine and over 50 dvds! David met us when we arrived for a good chat about the area and the cottage. He gave us some “Aga training“ and a thorough guide to the hot tub so we got the best out of it. He was very friendly and approachable should we have needed anything at all. The Aga produced the best food!! We made a chicken curry, beef burgers and beef & ale stew. Highly recommend you put some jacket potatoes in for a good 6hrs too. Just put your meal in first thing and leave it for hours. Our dog absolutely LOVED it! He was so settled in the cottage and there were so many walks straight out of the door. We managed to relax and switch off very quickly. Great location with plenty of walks, towns nearby and a pub literally down the road (pie night on Tuesdays). We’ve booked for next year!

    Reviewed by DanaNov 2021

  • "Beautifull cottage,clean,well equipped kitchen with an Agar fantastic for cooking breakfast."

    Comfy beds and lovely private garden. The area is fantastic for walking recommend Grafham water for a visit.The added bonus is the hot tub back at the cottage after a days walking .Plenty of places to eat around Riseley . Thank you Karen and David for a lovely weeks holiday

    Reviewed by RoyNov 2021

  • "What a gem, The Little Thatched Cottage is snug, warm and cozy, with everything you could need for a relaxing break."

    There is a sparkling clean hot tub set in a secluded garden; a fully equipped kitchen with Aga and dishwasher, wet room bathroom and comfortable furniture. It is dog friendly and surrounded by wonderful walking countryside. With it being a very old property it does have uneven floors upstairs and low ceilings in areas so care needs to be taken, however you learn very quickly and only crack your head once!! Lovely local hosts live nearby and are available to assist if needed. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by DonaldOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and hot tub a bonus too."

    Nice and relaxing stay certainly will recommend.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "We loved our few days at The Little Thatch Cottage, the house had so much character."

    The area, great for walks, friendly locals, the owners were really helpful and the hot tub was bliss. We highly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by BridgetOct 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing, had everything you would want in a holiday home and more."

    The location was fantastic. We had lots of beautiful walks around the area and everyone we met was so friendly. David and Karen the hosts have made this a real home from home. We met David and we have to say he was incredible. He went to a lot of trouble to get us information prior to arrival on things for our son to do whilst in the area. He also was exceedingly helpful throughout our stay. We ate out on many occasions in the area in several of the local pubs and they all were superb. We even got the hang of the Aga with David’s help.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2021

  • "What a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Its in a great location with several different walks all around as well as a pub and cafe just down the road. Really helpful and friendly owners too. We have already recommended to family and friends.

    Reviewed by CallumAug 2021

  • "The property was lovely, well situated allowing for fabulous dog walks together with lots of character and charm."

    The owner was extremely helpful with many great local attractions and places to visit.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2021

  • "A fantastic week relaxing at this cottage."

    Dave was so friendly and helpful. The hot tub was amazing and we enjoyed relaxing in the large well-kept garden. There was an honesty wine rack which was a wonderful touch, especially as we arrived very late and were able to sit down with a glass of wine without having to do any shopping first. Very comfortable and clean, in a quiet village with a pub, shop and café, and the whole area is crisscrossed with footpaths which afforded some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "David really made us feel welcome and the cottage was just as described, the whole holiday felt comfortable and relaxing, all the extra special details where just what we needed."

    We stayed for 2 weeks, and is was wonderful. The hot tub was great! The garden was lovely to spend time in to relax. A beautiful home away from home!

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Lovely garden to relax in. Country footpaths started close by so ideal for walking the dog. Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage , lovely garden too , all really well kept ."

    The hot tub and aga a bonus too. I’ve got another booking in October !

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Great place to chill out."

    Loved the quirkiness of an old Thatched cottage. Watch your head if you are over 5 foot lol. The Hot Tub is a lovely touch and read up on Aga cooking before you get there. Dave is great guy.

    Reviewed by DarronMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well presented."

    The owner introduced himself and was keen to find out if we had everything we needed. The file with instructions and information was very comprehensive. The cottage interior was very inviting although if you're over about 5'7" you need to duck quite often to avoid beams and low doorways! The Aga ensured that the kitchen was always warm. Outside the back garden was lovely with plenty of seating and tables. The shed was very useful to store my bike and the hot tub good for relaxing after a long ride. The area is quite quiet with footpaths aplenty to explore. Can't fault anything!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "This Thatched Cottage is Beautiful, The garden is quaint and the Hot Tub is very relaxing."

    I would recommend the property and will definitley be returning.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage and the garden is immaculate."

    Sitting in the hot tub in such a nice setting really is a treat after a nice walk with the dogs. The village itself is very friendly, everyone you walk past says hello and it feels like a nice community. The owners of the cottage are very welcoming and they provide so much information for you on arrival which helps so much with the local area for walks and eating places. Will 100% be going again!

    Reviewed by LeanneApr 2021

  • "The Little Thatch Cottage is a great place for a quiet retreat."

    The bed is large and comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped and the whole place is immaculately clean. Lying in the hot tub looking up at the stars is not to be missed! When we went, the local pub had yet to re-open but our (friendly, local) hosts gave great recommendations for others in the area. The garden is beautiful and secure, which was great for our dog, who also loved the rug in front of the Aga. It’s a very old cottage, so mind your head! All in all, very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BryanApr 2021

  • "This is a wonderful historic cottage full of character but with all the modern comforts."

    Right next to a footpath and in a lovely linear village. Short walk to the Fox and Hounds which is a great pub.and also a nice walk over fields to St John's Arms is great. Hot tub was lovely!!!! We will be coming again for sure. Jamie & Chanelle

    Reviewed by JamieDec 2020

  • "This cottage is just wonderful , everything you need for a quiet few days away , ..."

    This cottage is just wonderful , everything you need for a quiet few days away , extremely comfortable and well kitted out with everything you need on hand , comfy bed with luxury bedding , hottub was amazing ,owners David & Karen very helpful should it be needed will definitely be booking again very soon

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2020

  • "Peace & Quiet in a beautifully maintained Cottage, in lovely surroundings a real tonic in a very stressful year"

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2020

  • "A really lovely comfortable thatched cottage, everything you need for a great stay."

    The cottage was really clean, warm, and it was great to know that it had been thoroughly disinfected due to Covid issues. Lovely secure garden for our dogs. Ideal location for visiting the area. Would definitely like to visit again. We even managed to master the AGA cooker. Can highly recommend a stay in this cottage, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Tony and PatOct 2020

  • "The owners made a special effort to keep us safe in the COVID-19 pandemic."

    We were very comfortable in the amazing cottage. The people we met were very friendly and we were really pleased with selection of this lovely cottage and the village too! We had a very relaxing break! The undulating upstairs floor was quite something! Super character property! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LoisSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the little thatch cottage."

    We thought it was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. We have two young children and a dog and it met our needs perfectly. The owners were very communicative and provided lots of helpful information and help to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and a beautiful garden, lots of lovely walks in the surrounding area, ideal for dog walkers."

    Very quiet, remote and restful.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2020

  • "Karen and David were very friendly and eager to help with anything"

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "The Thatched Cottage was perfect for us and our 2 dogs."

    Beautiful house and fantastic and secure garden.The Aga is fantastic. The owners Karen and David were extremely helpful and thoughtful. They even brought a paddling pool round for our dogs. We opted for the gourmet barbecue experience where David, ably assisted by Karen cooked up a feast for us. Their beautiful dog Fred entertained our 2 dogs. The food and company was superb and well worth the money. We would definitely book again and thoroughly recommend this cottage and the this beautiful part of England. Steve, Sue, Rosie and Bobbie.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2020

  • "The cottage is charming, very old and quaint."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we could wish for, plus extras. There are low beams and wonky floors as is to be expected with a house like this. The aga was a new experience for us. There is a beautiful enclosed garden. There are walks from the door in all directions and you can walk for ages without having to cross a road. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We found lots to do in the area and the local pub is great, with good food, a lot of outside space and it is dog-friendly.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2020

  • "The 'Little Thatched Cottage' was wonderful!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was beautiful with a lovely garden for our dog to run around in. The location itself is perfect if you enjoy village life and enjoy walks in the countryside (and great pub food). Thanks to Karen for allowing us to stay in this little gem for the weekend :) Aden and Trudi

    Reviewed by AdenMar 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single bed
  • Ground-floor wet room with two walk-in showers, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility room and private hot tub.
  • Gas central heating
  • Washing machine, gas-fired AGA, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player with large selection of DVD's,Alexa Echo dot in kitchen and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine, selection of pods provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear enclosed/secure garden (for dogs) with lawn and patio area with table and chairs, hot tub and barbecue
  • Lockable shed for bike storage
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub under 1 mile, shop and cafe within the village
  • Note: Woodburning stove not in use
  • Note: Uneven flooring on first-floor
  • Note: Double bedroom is accessed via the single bedroom

The property

Sharnbrook 3.8 miles.

Found tucked away in the quaint village of Riseley is the Grade II listed abode, The Little Thatch Cottage.

Built in 1640, this heart-warming detached accommodation has been designed for a couple or for a small family seeking to explore the diverse landscape of the surrounding countryside.

The interior exudes a sense of character the moment you step through the porch, where you can hand your raincoats and leave your walking shoes before relaxing into the evening. The beams in the sitting room frame the plush seating arrangement, where you and your partner can cosy up in front of the TV or choose to indulge in a good book.

Step into the kitchen, where an impressive AGA awaits you, enticing the chef of the party to cook up a storm before joining your loved ones at the dining table to celebrate a wonderful holiday and plan the next days adventure.

From here, follow the staircase up to the bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double and a single single bed, ideal for any additional guests.

To the outside of the cottage, a spacious garden area awaits, where your canine companions can roam freely as you rustle up a summer dish on the barbecue or dip into your private hot tub to soak up your picturesque surroundings and open up a refreshing beverage as you catch the final glimpses of sun.

If you fancy a special treat one evening, choose to stroll to the local pub where you will be delighted to find a delicious dining menu and a welcoming atmosphere.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, find a plethora of walks and cycle routes from the doorstep of the cottages, each one promising breath-taking scenery and plenty of picnic opportunities along the way.

Walk to the woods, where in Spring they are a carpet of Bluebells.

During the Summer alive with wildlife and equally stunning in Autumn months.

For those feeling slightly more adventurous, Twinwoods Adventure is located a short drive away, offering opportunities for skydiving, shooting, racing and surfing. If you travel further afield, you could spend a day exploring the delights of the city of Cambridge or catch an event at Silverstone, home of British motor racing.

The Little Thatch Cottage promises to be a wonderful escape at any time of the year.

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About the location


Bedford 9.9 miles; Kettering 20.5 miles; Northampton 24 miles.

Resting in the delightful county of Bedforshire, in the heart of England, is this charming village. Riseley enjoys a wonderful location, being within easy reach of both the A6, A1 and A14, meaning it’s a fabulous base for touring this luscious area. Within the settlement itself you can delight in the convenience of a local shop for any urgent food supplies, as well as a lovely country pub, The Fox & Hounds, perfect for a well-earned pint after a country ramble. Visit the county town of Bedfordshire for an excellent day out; walk along the River Great Ouse, sample fine food from the ample selection of restaurants and pubs, picnic in Priory Country Park, visit The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum for arts and culture, or catch a show at the Bedford Corn Exchange, the town’s largest entertainment venue. Riseley makes for a lovely spot from which to enjoy the best of Bedfordshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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