Two large adjoining attic rooms, one with double bed, the other as a sitting room that can serve as an additional double bed room, fee by negotiation. A microwave, fridge and tea making facilities are provided. The main bedroom is offered en-suite.
Watkin Terrace is a unique property, the only house of its design in town and built by John Watkin in the late 1800s to accommodate his Mother. We back onto the largest open public park in town - Northampton Racecourse - and yet we are only 5 mins walk from the town centre, thus having the best of both worlds! Northampton railway station is approx 25 min walk away, the bus station only 15 mins. both offering very easy routes to London, Cambridge, Oxford and Birmingham. The Formula One Racetrack, Silverstone, is a short 20 drive away. The property is only 10mins walk from both Northampton Derngate and Royal theatres. Northampton Saints Rugby ground is a 20 min walk and approximately the same distance to Northants County cricket ground! We are where we are; if our location is not a 5 star choice for you, please consider an alternative booking!
The two attic rooms are linked by a door and therefore we generally only let one room as a double and offer the second as a sitting room. The sitting room can however be easily prepared as an additional double bedroom at an additional cost should you need it.
Accès des voyageurs
Access to kitchen, dining room and garden is offered.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We love to receive new and interesting guests and will certainly enjoy the dialogue. That said, we also respect the desire for a peaceful, undisturbed stay and we will facilitate that where required!
Access to London in particular is easy with the London Midland train service and takes 55 mins to Euston Station. Birmingham is 50 mins to the north. Journey time by car to Cambridge and Oxford approx 45 mins. Silverstone Racetrack is an easy journey from the town; it is advisable to book early for these track events as town accommodation becomes severely strained at these moments.
Ours is a home which we open to guests, not a hotel or bed and breakfast. Make yourself at home with us and take full advantage of what we can offer!
Please note however that ours is a strictly no-smoking household which includes the garden areas and front of house; we want to preserve the freshness and quality of our rooms for all guests. If you find you are in any way uncomfortable with this restriction, you should probably consider other booking options.
I am an English teacher and a qualified Massage Therapist working and practising in Milton Keynes and Northampton. My partner Joy and I have two sons post uni age and we occupy a large, well appointed, peacefully located Victorian terrace house in a quiet cul-de-sac 5 mins from the centre of town. We let to theatre professionals generally but we are more than happy to receive enquiries from travellers looking for short term stays - we get a lot of pleasure from meeting and getting to know visitors to the country and can offer lots of assistance and knowledge re the surrounding areas including Cambridge, Oxford, London and Birmingham, all within easy reach by train/car. Motor sports and F1 enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Silverstone is a quick 25 drive away!! We are a home full of music, art, gardening, politics and good food/wine! Join us!