Rest and be Thankful, Traveler's Choice Award 2020


Entire cottage hosted by Kathryn

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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This charming two bedroom farm estate cottage, built in 1873, has been brought right up to date. An open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood burner make it truly a home from home. Super comfy beds, high quality bed linen and a well equipped kitchen mean that you can eat in or go out to enjoy one of the many local eateries. Set in a peaceful location with stunning views, relax in the orchard or walk in local nature reserves and spot deer, foxes, badgers and red kites flying overhead.

The space
The lobby opens up to the open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, with a newly refurbished downstairs cloakroom with toilet and sink. On the first floor, the main bedroom has a king size bed boasting a super comfy Rest Assured mattress with memory foam topper. The second bedroom has views across the orchard and the king size bed can be divided into two 2'6" singles, ideal for children. The bathroom has a powered shower over the bath.

The multi-fuel burner in the living room makes for cozy evenings and includes a big basket of logs, kindling and firelighters. Air conditioning heating/cooling, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Fridge and separate freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Strictly no smoking. NB: Unfenced brook, 22 yards.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Central air conditioning
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Security cameras on property

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews


Where you’ll be

Wansford, Peterborough, United Kingdom

With so much to do and see, this delightful holiday property is perfect for summer getaways or winter escapes. Originally one of three farm cottages built in 1873, this delightful two bedroom holiday property, attached to the owners’ home, offers a peaceful retreat with views across rolling countryside. Located just 10 minutes from the historic and picturesque town of Stamford, recently dubbed the ’finest town in England’. It has artisan cafes, shops and restaurants, and has formed the backdrop for television costume dramas including ’Middlemarch’, and the 2005 film ’Pride & Prejudice’. Explore Burghley House, which was built and predominantly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The house is a splendid example of Elizabethan architecture and offers beautiful gardens to explore. It is, of course, also home to many events throughout the year, including the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials in early September.

Offering boat hire on the River Nene, Oundle is close by. Surrounded on three sides by the river, it is a beautiful stone built market town, which has served the surrounding valleys since Saxon times. Peterborough, with its beautiful Norman cathedral is just 20 minutes away, and offers great shopping and eateries. The East of England Showground is just outside of Peterborough, home to shows and exhibitions including The Shire Horse Show, National Motor Home Show and many others.

A little further afield is the university city of Cambridge where you can be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. To make your trip easier, there’s a great park and ride system available too. For those looking for peaceful walks and unspoilt scenery, Rutland Water is just a 20-minute drive away and offers great leisure activities including a water side stroll, sailing and windsurfing classes, and bike hire. Sacrewell Farm Park is close by and is fantastic for both children and adults, it has many attractions including its majestic Shire horses and Hamerton Zoo Park. For those seeking faster thrills, Silverstone is also within easy reach. With easy access to the A1, A47 and A14, it is the ideal location to explore everything this beautiful and undiscovered area has to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Hosted by Kathryn

  1. Joined in May 2016
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We have lived in the local area for many years and moved to Old Sulehay Cottages in December 2014, opening Rest and be Thankful in June 2015, followed by The Little Bothy in August 2018. We love sharing this beautiful place with guests - it is very special - and we find that people really do rest and relax when they visit. Our holiday cottages are designed to be a true home from home where you can unwind and explore the area, often described as the undiscovered Cotswolds. We are immediately surrounded by three nature reserves for walking and further afield by old market towns, and of course, Burghley House and Stamford are just 10 minutes away. When not busy with preparing for guests, I am to be found in the garden, walking with the dogs or meeting up with friends and family.
We have lived in the local area for many years and moved to Old Sulehay Cottages in December 2014, opening Rest and be Thankful in June 2015, followed by The Little Bothy in August…

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House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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