The pretty village of Farthingstone lies in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire. Located halfway between Towcester and Daventry, it is surrounded by some of the county’s most beautiful countryside. Farthingstone lies at the headwaters of a pair of streams, which run east, into the River Nene. North of the village, you will discover ancient woods of sessile oak, lowland birch, and sycamore, where secluded walks can be enjoyed. There is a prehistoric Saxon burial site near the woods’ northern boundary. Landmarks to look out for as you explore the village from your holiday cottage in Farthingstone include listed 12th century Virgin Mary’s Church, which was built from locally quarried ironstone. Nearby, the Joy Mead Memorial Garden is a lovely spot for a picnic. Golfers won’t want to miss the 18-hole course just outside the village. Every summer, the Farthingstone Foot Fest raises money for charity with a series of walks in the surrounding countryside. A visit to the Kings Arms is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Farthingstone. This old-fashioned pub has a reputation for good food, and always serves a variety of local drinks


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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Recommended Places to Visit


Coton Manor Gardens

Explore these award-winning gardens before treating yourself to a slice of homemade cake at the Stableyard Cafe.


Northampton and Lamport Railway

Take a steam-powered ride through the Northamptonshire countryside on this restored heritage track, designed by George Stephenson. 


Towcester Museum

Delve into 5,000 years of history at this excellent museum, in the pretty town of Towcester.


Sulgrave Manor

Take a tour of this magnificent Tudor house, and wander through the formal gardens and estate.


Althorp Estate

Visit the opulent Spencer family estate, with sweeping lawns, rare black fallow deer, a café, gift shop, and exhibitions.