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Rewind Time & Discover a Fantastic Spacious Period Home Now with Garden Hot Tub

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Spacious Heritage 10 Bedroom Home Close To Stamford And Peterborough

(6 Seater garden hot tub now installed)

This lovely modernised heritage home sleeps 19 adults plus a Z bed is available to take it to 20 adults and 8 of our bedrooms can take an infant in a cot or two in some of the large rooms so we can accommodate really large families and parties.

Features 6 double bedrooms, 1 twin and 3 singles and there is a smaller extra room too on the top floor that would take two cots or there is also room in there for the Z bed if you required an extra small room.

There are 6 wcs, 2 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms.

Outisde there are secure lawned gardens with an all year round 6 seater hot tub.

This period property has many original features and well located for days out in Stamford, Peterborough, Cambridge and Rutland and close to Ferry Meadows country park and well positioned for walking, cycling and shopping and days out. A short taxi from the City Centre Train station in a semi rural village.

This used to belong to the Duke of Wellington's Great Grand Daughter at the turn of the century and also was home to the diplomat and spy novelist William Le Queux who used the study here for writing best selling spy novels at the turn of the century.

This home provides spacious warm accommodation throughout and has been largely unchanged for over 100 years until the recent renovation but all the lovely original features remain such as the servants bells from the main bedrooms and reception rooms and the riders bell on top of the house near the riders riding block for the Gentlemen to announce their arrivals to the coachhouse annexe at the rear are all intact.

There are Lovely lawns and trees and space for children to play and the large front oak riding field gate can be closed for peace of mind.

It is set in a lovely stone village location but very close to amenities and has good road links from the A1 and also bus routes and Peterborough main railway station whcich is only 4 miles away which has a line to and from London Kings cross in only 44 minutes.

(many villagers commute to London from here)

The house accommodation being so large is actually not only very lovely but also represents very good value for money when families get together or businesses use it for team building meetings and is good value compared to hotels and much more homely and comfortable too.

More Details

Mr C Hussey
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Mr C Hussey

I have lived in this area for over 10 years and able to assist with any local knowledge the best I can to make your stay more welcoming.

Mr C Hussey purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Mr C Hussey chose Peterborough

Spacious, Beautiful and Well located in a quiet conservation village, Close to lots of amenities and room for even the largest of groups and Good value for money considering the price per person per night and quality of accommodation.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Spacious and beautiful throughout with lots of original features with many modern comforts too. Wifi in most of the rooms. Aga for great home cooking. Large lawns to play on. 6 Seater outdoor Hot tub for use all year round. Lots of outdoor furniture for entertaining and coal fires for the cooler times of year. We also have 2 Xbox one games consoles with a selection of games for the kids and big kids too for entertainment on wet days and BT Freeview with BT sport on two large screen tvs with Bose sound systems which you can Bluetooth to for music.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower)
  • The two main bathrooms both feature original Victorian cast iron baths which are really deep and very rare. The 3 showers are all power showers and we have two really large hot water cylinders so hot water for everyone is never a problem
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Super king in this room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , (The bed is 5 feet wide which in the Uk we call a king size)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , (The bed is 5 feet wide which in the Uk we call a king size)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , (The bed is 5 feet wide which in the Uk we call a king size)
    Bedroom 8 - 3 single bed , This bedroom has 2 singles plus a guest pull out bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , This room has a single bed with a pull out guest bed
    Bedroom 11 / Small cot room - 1 cot , Small top floor bedroom with a travel cot with room for 2
  • Lovely bedrooms throughout all with original features and very comfortable beds. It's very quiet here apart from the church bells on occasions and the birds singing on a spring morning. Lovely period features throughout and all bed linens are provided with lots of extra pillows for a good nights sleep. Lots of WC and washroom facilities with 1 ensuite and 2 main bathrooms and also another shower room and other wcs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A great spacious period house that is excellent for families, parties, celebrations, weddings and team building meetings. Super location and see our reviews for more information as our guests have a lovely time here.


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Rewind Time & Discover a Fantastic Spacious Period Home Now with Garden Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A beautiful house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning property both inside and out. We stayed for a family celebration and the house was ideal for all three generations. It is spacious, full of original features and character. The addition of the hot tub was an extra luxury which was very much appreciated. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to stay here and can wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for a group stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and well equipped, in a small village and opposite a lovely church. Colin was a great host - there was a slight glitch with the heating that he fixed really quickly, and when we needed champagne glasses, he ordered them next day delivery! No problem either when we wanted to set off some fireworks in the garden. Would recommend for a group stay. We were 15 adults and 2 children, and there was more than enough room. Excellent long weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our annual get together of 15 adults 6 children a baby and dogs. Colin was very helpful when we arrived explaining how things worked. Lots of character but very warm and comfortable with 2 lounges so the children could play on the XBoxes in one while the adults could have a quieter time in the other. Large secure garden for the children and dogs to play in and a nice pub few minutes walk away.

Only slight problems were not quite enough hot water for showers in the morning and the kitchen a bit small for catering for large group, but nothing to spoil our weekend which was enjoyed by everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is a fantastic old property with lots of spaces for kids to explore.

  • 5 of 5

The house is great for get togethers with family and friends, it has two large size lounges with TV, Blueray and XBox Ones great for the kids and adults alike. Although it is a big old house it is very warm and cosy. The dinning room can easily seat 20 which is great. Everything you could need is in the property. The grounds are secure and safe for kids of all ages. It was our second time staying and I definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Weekend Away with the girls.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, with all the facilities required, plenty of space, lovely outside space and Colin was extremely pleasant and helpful all through the booking process and when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding of the millenium.

  • 5 of 5

What a place to manage and run a family wedding from. Brilliant. The church next door the hall over the road. Two days of excellent accommodation and grounds accompanied by weather you could not have booked.

The owner was helpful and anticipated our every need. We can't rate this one high enough.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Stansted London airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Prince of Wales feathers and royal oak
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Milton golf club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Haycock at Wansford
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Milton Keynes
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is situated in a delightful conservation village midway between Stamford town and Peterborough cathedral city which also has a direct 44 minute train service from and to London Kings cross which is rapid so access to the capital is very convenient.

Local attractions include Rutland water, Ferry meadows country park, Sacrewell Farm for children, Peterborough Lido provides one of the best 50 metre Olympic sized outdoor swimming pools in the UK and also has a great indoor pool adjacent which has a high diving pool too.

Stamford Georgian town has so much history to take in and shopping in the day and also an arts centre for music and a huge choice of restaurants and public houses for great nights out.

Peterborough has many national shops in its city centre and a huge John Lewis department store at its heart.

This property is situated next door to a great restaurant in the village (although undergoing refurbishment at present) but there are two other public houses within a 2 minute walk.

This property would equally suit a large family get together or just a large group of friends and please feel free to bring your cycles as we can make a locked store available to you if required and for dog walkers as there are lots of country walks to undertake here including Roman walks as we are situated where the second largest Roman building was ever built in the UK. There are clay pigeon and outdoor pursuits available closeby at Grange farm Wittering and for wet weather days Peteborough has a large multiplex cinema and two bowling alleys and two indoor childrens play areas. There are also many other theme pubs and also many restaurants around Peterborough city.

Cambridge City is only a short drive of 35 minutes away for another trip back in time with the famous colleges and unique shopping and there are also sports to watch such as Cambridge United football or Peterborough United and also roller skating and ice skating in Peterborough available too.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.