The Stables cottage faces into Hall Farm’s ancient stone courtyard. It combines original 17th century features with modern comforts and stylish design. If you enjoy architecture then you will love the place’s character with vaulted ceilings and oak beams. This year we have redecorated and refurbished it with new carpets throughout, fresh wall colours and bespoke specialist lighting to give the place a distinctive and inviting feel.
A great feature of the Stables is its space. It offers guests generous living with a kitchen/dining area downstairs and living, bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The kitchen is well equipped for those who relish cooking with all mod cons including both an Aga and a separate hob and oven.
Upstairs the large bedroom has views onto the garden and courtyard with a super king-size bed that can be split into two. The bathroom has a good shower and a heated towel rail for those vital warm towels. The living area features a cosy sofa, soft lighting, oriental rugs, original artwork, plus smart TV with netflix and fast WiFi.
At the back of the house there is large private shared garden with outdoor seating, firepit and barbecue area. For those who enjoy the ultimate treat we also have a freezer full of Geoff’s home-made ice cream. You are very welcome to help yourself.
Please note The Stables is suitable for children under 1 or over 12 years old.
Our location is great for exploring the outdoors. There are many scenic footpaths accessible from your door. Fineshade Woods, Grounds Cafe and the Jurassic Way are easily reached on foot from Kings Cliffe. They offer easy, short or long walks, many with circular routes and the opportunity to stop at local village pubs such as Apethorpe, Bulwick or Woodnewton.
Another way of exploring our area is to borrow one of our complimentary bicycles. We are blessed with a myriad of on and off-road tracks. Fineshade Woods in particular has lots of designated xc bike trails or alternatively you could bike to a historic beauty spot such as Fotheringhay Castle Mound, Seaton viaduct or Deene Hall. We have maps in all the properties to help you choose the best routes.
Shopping-wise, Kings Cliffe has a small general store, greengrocers, bakery, café and pub. Further afield, and only fifteen minutes drive away in each direction, are the attractive market towns Stamford, Oundle, Uppingham and Oakham. They are all a joy to visit and have plenty of foodie pubs, cafes, fine dining, markets antique shops and other curiosities.
If you love visiting historic houses and gardens then Burghley House and Barnsdale Gardens are a must. If you want outdoor adventures and water sports then visiting Rutland Water is a 10 miles away.
We look forward to helping you discover this wonderful hidden gem.