Lyveden Cottage

Nr Oundle, Northamptonshire
The exterior of Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The exterior of Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The exterior of Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
Lyveden Cottage and Lyveden Lodge, Northamptonshire
The kitchen at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The kitchen at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The kitchen at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The dining room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The dining room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The sitting room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The sitting room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The first double bedroom at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The first double bedroom at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The second double bedroom at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The second double bedroom at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
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The bathroom at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The shower room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The shower room at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The garden at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The garden at Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The moat near Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The moat near Lyveden Cottage, Northamptonshire
The lodge at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The lodge at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The lodge at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The lodge at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The grounds at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The grounds at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
The grounds at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 006031

About Lyveden Cottage

Mystery, beauty, and the peace of forgotten places surround this cottage in the Northamptonshire countryside.

Lyveden Cottage sits in a secluded landscape, accessible via a lane. Stay here and step into a tranquil oasis of calm waters, ancient forests and green gardens, nestled in rolling farmland. On one side, a curving moat divides the cottage from the mounts and orchard trees of an Elizabethan garden. On the other, the unfinished Lyveden Garden Lodge lies virtually untouched since the last workman laid down their tools in 1605. Escape the noise and whirl of modern life in an Elizabethan retreat that escaped time.

This old-world grandeur is reflected within the cottage’s heavy curtains, velvet upholstery, and inglenook fireplaces. Both the dining room and sitting rooms contain log burners, and a kitchen, two entrance halls, shower and utility room complete the downstairs. Upstairs there’s a bathroom and three bedrooms: a double, single, and zip and link.

Sit in the private front garden to soak up the atmosphere of this enchanting place or have a meander around the moat located just outside the cottage garden. Once the surrounding woods and pastures have been wandered, and every inch of the gardens explored, the Lyveden Way is well worth a ramble and is accessible from the cottage’s doorstep. This eleven-mile circular route passes through wildlife-filled woodland and countryside.

The market town of Thrapston is 10 minutes’ drive from the cottage, and from here you can access the lakes of the River Nene Regional Park. Higher up the river, a 15-minute drive away, the Barnwell Country Park surrounds the village of Ashton, where local pubs can be found. Another 15 minutes to the west, Corby contains more options for food and drink. Cambridge and Northampton are within an hour of the cottage, and Peterbrough and Kettering are 30-minutes away.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, dining room with a wood burning stove, sitting room with wood burner, shower room and access to staircase to the first floor.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms: Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Parking: There is space for two cars outside the cottage.

EV Charging Point: There is an electric vehicle charging point located outside the back door.

Garden: The garden is at the front of the cottage with outdoor seating, lawn and surrounded by hedges. It has a full perimeter but there is a gate and fencing that small dogs could get through.

Heating: The cottage is heated by gas radiators. There are also two wood burning stoves which will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Please note: There is a gate from the garden that leads down to the moat so children and dogs must be supervised at all times.

There is a bridleway that runs alongside the cottage so there may be some foot traffic passing by particularly in busy periods.

 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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