Rent a stunning holiday cottage in Northamptonshire and make it a base to explore this county full of history. Northamptonshire has a definitive place in English history - at Naseby, where the Civil War battle resulting in the defeat of Charles the First brought about Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth. Culture lovers will be spoilt for choice with evenings out at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton, The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough or The Core, a world class arts venue in Corby. Discover churches and stately homes dating back to the 7th century.

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Old Rectory is a large cottage in Maidford in Northamptonshire. Boasting a swimming pool and games room, the pet-friendly luxury cottage is a gift for groups and families. Spacious grounds invite entertaining, and the interior promises pleasant interior design surprises and a log fire.

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Northamptonshire offers visitors a choice of thrilling and relaxing holidays. For those looking to set their pulses racing, the County has much to offer speed lovers, including the Silverstone Motor racing circuit – home of British Motor Racing and the British Grand Prix, Santa Pod, the home of drag racing in Europe and the Rockingham Motor Speedway, the largest outdoor stadium in Europe with regular race days featuring all kinds of vehicle from hot rods to classic cars.

Why stay on the ground for adventure? Take to the virtual sky at Virtual Airspace Flight Simulators and try your hand at flying a modern jetliner at Sywell Airport where the Aviation Museum is also worth a visit, or visit Irchester Country Park where there is an exciting high ropes adventure course.

Enjoy life at the slower pace at The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne displaying boats and artefacts covering 200-years of canal history. For a traditional family day out, take the kids to Wicksteed Park in Kettering, a large country park with more than 40-rides and attractions to suit all ages.

Lover’s of historic houses and stately homes and gardens will need much more than a week’s holiday to explore Northamptonshire’s many grand houses open to the public including Althorp Hall, Rockingham Castle and Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens, a superb Queen Anne House surrounded by lovely gardens.

Other family attractions in Northamptonshire include the Laser Maze in Northampton and a chance to ride heritage steam trains at the Northampton and Lamport Railway.

After so many days out enjoying the County’s sites and attractions, you’ll be very happy to return to your comfortable self catering accommodation for dinner and a chance to unwind at the end of each day.