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About Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is dotted with pretty villages and ancestral manors - including those belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales and George Washington. Plus it’s got a wonderful series of canals, upon which brightly coloured barges potter along. So it’s all very picturesque, piqued here and there with elegant stone churches, a corn mill or two and some exposed Tudor timber. Choosing the best places to stay in Northamptonshire are heavily dependant on why you’ve chosen this peaceful county as your destination. If you’re here for the Grand Prix in July then Towcester is comfortably close to Silverstone. But if you like the idea of those coloured canal boats and pretty villages then one of the best places to stay in Northamptonshire is probably Stoke Bruerne, eight miles outside Northampton.

Northampton is the largest town, but not currently a city - though they are trying. They have a museum and art gallery, a beautiful Guildhall and the only house outside Scotland to have been designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. But Northamptonshire is more a rural escape than a city break county.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Northamptonshire is a country house, perfect for a weekend away.

The Best Places to stay in Northamptonshire

The Best Places to stay in Northamptonshire for a country house hotel

  • Fawsley Hall Hotel is a country house hotel with Tudor roots, perfectly located for Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bicester Village. There are 58 spacious rooms decorated with antiques and an award-winning spa.

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Best Hotels in Northamptonshire

  • The Falcon Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire 22 rooms from £120

    Foodies  -  Fine dining Eyas restaurant serves innovative dishes using produce from local farmers, estate game keepers, and nurseries
    Country Escape  -  Set within the 10,500-acre Castle Ashby estate, this is a grand position for a rural break
    Great walks  -  Guests receive a map with scenic hiking (and cycling) trails in the area
    Restrictions on children  -  Dinner in Eyas is for 12-year-olds and above
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    A stylish country hotel with a standout restaurant set on Castle Ashby's vast estate. Chic rooms keep the building's original features but feel fresh and contemporary and boast indulgent bathrooms. The fine-dining restaurant serves innovative dishes using local produce. An idyllic rural escape. See More

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  • Barton Hall Kettering, Northamptonshire 29 rooms from £140

    Great walks  -  Head off on long invigorating walks around the surrounding countryside
    Sights nearby  -  Go visit Rockingham Castle or Kelmarsh Hall
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Barton Hall is located in the countryside outside Kettering. Set in a 16th century Grade II listed property, it offers twenty nine rooms, where contemporary design complements period features. Plus the wonderful Vines Brasserie restaurant with its 2 AA Rosettes. A relaxing country escape. See More

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  • Rushton Hall Kettering, Northamptonshire 51 rooms from £140

    Country Escape  -  A luxurious country house in manicured gardens, both peaceful and spoiling.
    Great walks  -  Find miles of scenic countryside to be explored.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    An imposing property located in beautiful rural Northamptonshire. Traditionally dressed throughout with heavy curtains, antique furniture and roaring fires. An indoor pool and spa are utterly spoiling and the fine-dining restaurant is a real treat. A grown up hotel for quiet country escapes. See More

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  • Fawsley Hall Hotel Nr Daventry, Northamptonshire 58 rooms from £185

    Sights nearby  -  Lots of stately homes close by, plus Oxford and Stratford upon Avon
    Restaurant  -  Fine dining in Equilibrium and more relaxed in Bess's Brasserie
    Great walks  -  Plenty of great walks straight from the door
    Spa  -  Award winning Grayshott Studio Spa
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    Country house hotel with Tudor roots ideally located for Oxford, Stratford up on Avon and Bicester Village. Fifty eight spacious bedrooms traditionally decorated many with antique furniture. Popular venue for weddings and business events. See More

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