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Woodpiece Cottage is a luxurious holiday cottage situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Northamptonshire. It was awarded a 5-star and Gold Award rating by “Visit Britain” (previously the English Tourist Board)in autumn 2014, although we are no longer subscribing to this service. While only an hour and a half from central London the cottage is extremely secluded and is perfect for those seeking a quiet break where the only sounds at night come from nature.

The Cottage, once a farm building, has been beautifully converted; it is stylish and comfortable and makes the ideal base for your rural stay.


The front door leads into the fully equipped kitchen. All kitchen surfaces are granite. There is a Rayburn and an electric cooker, as well as the usual fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and drier, magimix, and toaster, in fact all you would expect in order to cook anything you might like.

Traditional materials have been used in the cottage, such as oak wood for the floors and sheep’s’ wool for insulation. There are two double-bedded rooms upstairs, each with its own ensuite bathroom.


In addition to the kitchen, the downstairs features a spacious sitting room and a bathroom (with a large shower). The sitting room has a TV with DVD player, books, sofa and a sofa-futon. Though the cottage has central heating throughout there is also a wood-burning stove for cosy evenings in.

There is a small enclosed garden with herbs and fruit, and a paved terrace, with table and chairs.

Our organic farm surrounds the cottage where you may see Teeswater, Dorset Down and Balwen sheep, all classified as rare breeds, as well as our flock of Romneys. We have a medium sized herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle, also a rare breed, as well as other homebred cows, a few pure Herefords and two very tame Hereford bulls. We keep a few rare breed pigs and their piglets.

The cottage now has a working broadband connection for those who need to keep in touch!

Woodpiece Cottage appears in Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes