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Rats Retreat, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

9 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Rats retreat has been sympathetically converted to retain many of its historic features, while at the same time giving a modern open plan living, dining and kitchen space. This cottage has beautiful views through the full length, glazed, feature arches where from the downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and living area you can enjoy views of surrounding farm land and the small pond, which belongs to the cottages and houses an abundance of visiting wildlife. The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with an electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge & dishwasher and upstairs the master bedroom is furnished and benefits from a king size bed, with pocket sprung mattress, and an ensuite bathroom. The other three bedrooms are twin rooms, two with two single beds in and one with a bunk bed, w...Rats retreat has been sympathetically converted to retain many of its historic features, while at the same time giving a modern open plan living, dining and kitchen space. This cottage has beautiful views through the full length, glazed, feature arches where from the downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and living area you can enjoy views of surrounding farm land and the small pond, which belongs to the cottages and houses an abundance of visiting wildlife. The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with an electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge & dishwasher and upstairs the master bedroom is furnished and benefits from a king size bed, with pocket sprung mattress, and an ensuite bathroom. The other three bedrooms are twin rooms, two with two single beds in and one with a bunk bed, which also have comfortable pocket sprung mattresses. Each cottage benefits from underfloor heating, flat screen TV’s, bluetooth sound system, and free WIFI. You will also find a guide book in your cottage with helpful information for your stay and recommendations for things to see and do in the area. High chairs and cots are available on request. The site has a large laundry room where washing facilities are available. Well behaved pets are welcome. A small pet service fee of £20 per pet is requested, with a maximum of 2. Please read our terms and conditions regarding pets. Interesting fact: The arched barn that houses Rats Retreat and Swallows Swoop formed part of the early 19th century farm building complex on the site. This farm complex is important because it is a good example of a planned “model” farm, thought to be from the turn of the 19th Century. The form of the Arch Barn is of particular interest because it is a rare surviving example of an arcaded cart house, with granary over. This form is specifically mentioned in relevant literature as being an innovative building type associated with the Grafton Estate. The Duke of Grafton was prominent in the agricultural improvement movement and examples of Grafton estate farmsteads therefore may be of national importance.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Myself, husband, 4 children and Boris the dog, stayed for all of January. Some awful cold and windy weather during our stay but we were toasty and warm in Rats retreat. The cottage was spotlessly clean. It was ample size to fit us all in...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank 100,861
Management response:Responded 2 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am delighted that you and your family had such a good stay in Rats Retreat and that you enjoyed our wildlife! I look forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit. Best...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Looked for a place we could get our family together for a pre-Christmas get-together in Northamptonshire. We have a daughter in Northampton and brother in Towcester so Tove Valley and the Rats Retreat was an inspired find with accommodation for my wife and I our...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Marty212014
Management response:Responded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your review Martin. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we exceeded your expectations! I was more than happy to support your request for the BBQ and you were also very pleasant and welcome guests, we'd love the opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Was a ideal property to stay in Towcester near the race course for our nieces wedding and easy access to the M1 moter way and wonderfull country side to explore and walkMore

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank jeanwoods28a
Management response:Responded 23 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in Rats Retreat and I am thrilled that you had a lovely stay for a very special occasion. As you say, the countryside in South Northamptonshire is lovely with many places to visit and...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

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Date of stay: November 2016
Management response:Responded 25 November 2016

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

There were four of us from 3 years old to 86 and we all enjoyed it. The accommodation was excellent. Clean, spacious and all you need. The children's play area was excellent and very safe.

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank jennycryer
Management response:Responded 3 November 2016

Thank you so much for your comments, I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you and all the family back again soon!

About the Manager
Victoria Taylor - Sara Oliver (Property Manager Victoria Taylor - Sara Oliver)
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
Interaction with guests
The cottages are self catering and you will be provided with access codes for the main gate and to the key safe to gain entry to your cottage. Although there is not a reception on site we provide you with contact details, should you require any support during your stay.
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About the neighbourhood
Located on a working farm, the cottages have access to wonderful walks through the picturesque Tove Valley and neighbouring countryside. Alongside the river Tove there is an abundance of flora and fauna for you to explore and we have a large pond situated close to the cottages for your enjoyment. You will find many things to see and do nearby and with easy access to main routes on the A43, A5, M1 and M40 Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire are all within reasonable driving distance, to explore the many attractions they each have to offer.
Getting around
Ideally a car would be useful to get around however there are taxi, bus and train services nearby, the nearest train stations being Northampton and Milton Keynes.
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