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East Midland House

(Ref. 973088)

Thrapston, Cambridgeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "5 stars"

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Nov 2023

  • "House smelled of smoke and fag burns in upstairs carpet."

    I felt like i was in an Ikea house. Itemized invoice not provide when requested need for travel voucher, only online single charge was available. Hope I get reimbursed. Switching houses on day of checkin was confusing when dealing with two different people, best to deal with 1 person.

    Reviewed by Carson2.8Oct 2023

  • "The double bed is only 120CM wide not 137CM of a standard double - this doesn't seem much but meant we didn't sleep well."

    The kitchen had JUST ENOUGH equipment but one of the frying pans was so used it was not practical and the another was missing a lid - again this doesn't seem like a huge problem but it meant that I had to cook various elements of meals separately and keep them warm which was annoying. I feel that the house was cleaner when we left it than when we arrived and there was also a problem with the bins (not taken by the council because the wrong waste had been put in it) which had not been sorted by the owner/cleaner the previous week -therefore we sorted it so that we could recycle our waste. Finally the washing machine was in a little bike store in the back garden which was a bit odd. The property was fine but the maintenance of it was lacking. We expected more from a Sykes property.

    Reviewed by John2.8Aug 2021

  • "All good. The host was very nice person."

    The place was nice and clean.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2020

  • "Firstly, we were shocked to find that all windows ( except the patio doors) were glazed with obscured glass so we could not see out of them."

    We would never have booked this property if this feature was listed. When we phoned to complain to Sykes, we were told that this isn’t a feature that needs to be listed! We found this very claustrophobic and depressing. We spoke to the owners who were very understanding of our feelings and agreed that this should be made clear. Also, the main listing shows that there’s a downstairs bedroom and a games room, neither of which is true and whilst we had worked this out, some people might be surprised. The house is on a housing estate, close to major roads so access to main routes is easy. We were glad to have off road parking. The main positives are Sky TV, comfortable twin beds ( the twin room is quite spacious) and loads of hot water. The double room is small and the standard double bed is against the wall. Overall, the house needs a little TLC but the owners seemed receptive to our suggestions so hopefully, the place will soon warrant the 4 tick category assigned by Sykes. At the time of writing, we await further contact from Sykes in response to our request for a partial refund because of our unhappiness regarding the obscured glazing.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.1Sep 2020

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  • Two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed available on request.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, lockable bike storage available on request
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the rear with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, 2nd dog will be considered
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

The property

East Midland House is a delightful semi-detached cottage located just outside the market town of Thrapston, Northamptonshire.

Offering spacious open plan living space and an enclosed garden, this accommodation is ideal for small families or a group of friends who wish to explore the superb attractions in the area.

On the ground floor, the accommodation offers an open plan living area with a contemporary well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable sitting area where you can sit back and relax on the sofas.

On warmer days, open the sliding doors to the garden and enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio whilst the children play.

Upstairs, there are two well-presented bedrooms where you can recharge before your next day of adventures.

A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

To the outside of East Midland House is a large enclosed lawned garden with a patio area where you can dine al fresco.

The historic market town of Thrapston was granted its market charter in 1205 by King John, and still proudly hosts a weekly market every Tuesday in addition to a yearly Charter Fair.

Many historic attractions are located nearby, including the towns 13th century church, Kimbolton Castle (9 miles), Fotheringhay Castle (9 miles) and Rockingham Castle (11 miles).

On your doorstep you can find nature reserves, sailing, and fishing.

Alternatively, the Santa Pod Raceway is a 30 minute drive and hosts a multitude of car events throughout the year.

Golfers can play at the picturesque Overstone Park Golf Club just 15 miles away.

Why not spend a day in Cambridge, just short of an hours drive?

East Midland House is the perfect base for a family holiday in Northamptonshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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