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Rats Retreat, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
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 mattr...
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Listing #HL6719364
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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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

Thank 1,00,861
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 2 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

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 14 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

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

  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Check in after 3pm, Check out by 10am Please notify if bringing pets as small pet service fee of £20 per pet per stay is required and is payable prior to arrival. Maximum of two...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Twins
    1 Queen
    1 Bunk
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 4,679 / stay - Deposit
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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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How to get there
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.

If driving:
From M1: Leave the M1 at junction 15a and take the A43 toward Towcester, after 6 miles you reach the roundabout on the A5, Turn left and head through Towcester town centre, toward Milton Keynes, on exiting Towcester you will see Towcester Racecourse on your left, you will need to take the next left hand turn toward Heathencote and Shutlanger, drive through Heathencote, then upon exiting you will pass the back entrance to Towcester Racecourse on the left, 100 meters after that on the right hand side you will see a tarmac drive leading up to the signposted self catering cottages.

From M40: Leave the M40 at junction 10...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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