My partner Sue, booked our stay. She was really impressed by the ease at which each small query was answered by Stephen. When we arrived, Stephen and Philip were both there to greet us and show us around the beautiful cottage and grounds leading down to the river Nene.
The cottage was utterly charming and very comfortable. All amenities clean and tidy. We were made to feel so welcome by these two strangers who soon became our friends. They worked so hard to make us feel special; full of advice on places to visit with local walks along the River Nene to the railway.
We also took the short drive to Stamford. This is a beautiful example of an unspoiled 17th and 18th century town, which has been used in several period films.
We loved it so much we hope hope to return one day soon. We know that we will once again be welcomed by Stephen and Philip and once again feel relaxed in the peace and quiet of a truly beautiful village.
We have just had a 2 night stay at River Nene Cottages. Along with our son and his family we booked both 4 bed cottages and they were ideal. Very spacious and comfortable. Lots of hot water for the big showers, lovely large towels, comfy beds and well equipped kitchen for catering, if required!
Gorgeous gardens with river frontage. There was also a swimming pool but unfortunately the British weather was cold and rainy when we were there!
Close to the A1, which was good but it was very quiet - no traffic noise.
Can also recommend the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay for dinner, great food.
Would happily recommend these cottages. We hope to return before too long!
We spent two weeks here and had a fab time! It was ideal location and the property had everything we needed.
We stayed at Barley Cottage because it is handy if you want to visit Stamford and Burghley House and not stay in town. Stephen and Philip couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly and as dog loving as we are (or nearly!). The cottage is small, but beautifully done up, if a little dark. The beds are comfortable, the cottage clean and a plentiful supply of hot water. The letting comes with access to a lovely garden, next to a church by a really pretty river and there is easy access to public footpaths for dog walking and leg stretching. The only draw back is that the cottage is only a few hundred yards from the A1 and therefore there was a lot of traffic noise. This should not have come as a surprise to me as it is clear from the map where the cottage is located, I just hadn't thought it through........so my fault. So, in summary, if you want a handy jumping off spot for the fabulous Burghley House and Stamford that is dog friendly, prettily situated, with charming hosts then this is the place for you. If you want somewhere quiet, maybe not