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Ringstead, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 996128)


  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Mr & Mrs Mead

    “Great , cosy, period cottage with a splendid view to the river and lakes.”

    Superb to return to after a day exploring Cambridgeshire and Northampton. Ideal location for walking or cycling with the added bonus of an excellent Tea Rooms with the most splendid breakfast and cakes.

    Superb to return to after a day exploring Cambridgeshire and Northampton. Ideal location for walking or cycling with the added bonus of an excellent Tea Rooms with the most splendid breakfast and cakes. The hosts were always available and most helpful and friendly. Would definitely return.

The Watermill Cottages

The Watermill Cottages are two charming cottages overlooking the beautiful canal in the village of Ringstead, Northamptonshire. The properties are located above the idyllic Water Mill Tearooms, found at the lock on the road between Great Addington and Ringstead. The tearooms serve breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea, and homes delightful views of the river. The well-equipped, stylish properties with inviting characteristics would be the perfect location for couples, friends and families. Both properties pose a large open-plan living/kitchen/dining space styled with a contemporary interior design. Within the sitting rooms there are floor-to-ceiling windows to fill the room with natural light, as well as allowing you to appreciate the views from the comfort of your own sofa. In the cottages you will also discover the history of the buildings, as exposed beams, the impressive original mill wheel and other features of the old mill are on full display. The cottage's are a stone’s throw away from the pub, just under a mile walk, and the nearest shop can be located within 2.5 miles. Additionally, the area play hosts to a range of activities and places to explore. Within a 10-minute drive from the property you will be able to visit Stanwick Lakes to explore the 750-acre site, ideal for children’s activities. For a more leisurely stroll you can visit The Old Rectory Gardens, which is situated just a 15-minute drive from the properties.

The property

Millwheel is an idyllic cottage located in the small village of Ringstead.

This property sleeps up to two people and is filled with charming interiors to make this the perfect romantic getaway.

Inside, you will find an open-plan living/kitchen/dining room, which homes the original windmill.

It has a well-equipped kitchen and dining space enough for four people.

Located upstairs is the contemporary styled double bedroom with exposed beams to highlight the history of the property.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 985345, together they can sleep 8 people.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath and hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and siting area
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking in the overflow car park for 1 car on a first come first serve basis
  • Outside there is private garden area
  • Travel cot
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please bring own dog bedding, and dogs aren't allowed on furniture and upstairs
  • Note: The property is accessed via steps and therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Please be aware the property are above tea rooms and there be associated noise with this

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About the location


Thrapston 3 miles; Raunds 3 miles; Kettering 11 miles.

The small village of Ringstead is set in east Northamptonshire, in peaceful rolling countryside, just three miles from the town of Thrapston. Ringstead village offers good local amenities, which include two shops, a Post Office, a riverside tea room and two pubs, along with pretty ironstone cottages. Ringstead’s former sand and gravel pits have with the passing of time become Northamptonshire’s largest Pocket Park, with the Kinewell Lake Pocket Park and Local Nature Reserve offering wonderful lakes, which are set in 87 acres of land, and are rich with waterfowl, herons, kingfishers, and the occasional sighting of otters, along with picnic benches, a bird hide and permit only fishing. The River Nene passes alongside the village where you can enjoy watching the passing barges and riverboats, or you may wish to hire a boat at Willy Watt Marina. The attractive market town of Thrapston is just 3 miles away and offers a wider selection of shops. The rolling hills of the Northamptonshire countryside are ideal for cycling, walking, plus fishing is available in a number of lakes. Sports fans will love the proximity to Santa Pod Raceway, Rockingham Speedway, Silverstone motor racing circuit and Huntingdon Racecourse, whilst for a more sedate day out, why not spend some time visiting Rockingham Castle and Garden, Boughton House, Stanwick Lakes, Althorpe House, Sywell Aviation Museum and Hamerton Zoo Park which are all within easy driving distance.

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