Self catering at The Old Rectory Thornhaugh in Cambridgeshire
More about The Old Rectory
This delightful former rectory dates back to the 1720s and adjoins the owner’s home within beautiful landscaped grounds in the pretty hamlet of Thornhaugh. Used during the 1940s by the ladies of the Land Army, The Old Rectory retains many original features including mullion windows and attractive architraves, whilst the imposing landing is adorned with ‘big game’ trophies. The Old Rectory provides a perfect holiday base for exploring all this beautiful area has to offer.
At its heart lies Rutland Water, which attracts visitors worldwide for bird watching, fishing and water sports. There is an abundance of excellent walks found locally with the Jurassic, Viking and Macmillan Ways to explore. A pleasant way to spend an afternoon is to browse around Barnsdale Gardens, designed by the late Geoff Hamilton.
The area is full of historic towns such as Stamford, 5 miles, which has been given conservation status. Once an important wool town, it has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity. Several of the buildings are of old Lincolnshire limestone, giving the town a fine appearance. There is much of interest in Stamford, including the Meadows (a pleasant place to picnic), All Saints’ Church and the picturesque Barn Hill behind it, as well as All Saints’ Brewery and Stamford Arts Centre, which has one of England’s earliest provincial theatres. Other towns of interest are Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham. Peterborough is 11 miles offers many amenities, including its magnificent cathedral. There are also many shops, restaurants and bars as well as theatres, cinema and greyhound stadium.
Pretty villages with country inns serving real ale and excellent food can be found within a pleasant drive and make the perfect place in which to unwind after a day’s sightseeing. Shop and pub 1 mile.
Large living room with mullioned windows. Dining hall. Thirteen steps down to lower ground floor: Kitchen with electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and walk-in pantry. Double bedroom. One large step to shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with mullion windows; one with additional single bed (for +1), and one with canopied bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and mullioned windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
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The Old Rectory is a great base to explore the wonders of Cambridgeshire and you will find plenty of activities near by.
Finding The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory is at Thornhaugh, Cambridgeshire. Check out the map below for directions, use the controls to zoom in.
Selected Customer Comments about The Old Rectory at Thornhaugh
"Fantastic property! Owners do live in the other half of the house so you need to be aware of the noise levels, but they were very accommodating in that respect! Very friendly and helpful owners and I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Dec 2011."
"A very good venue for a larger party. Clean, comfortable, spacious. The stuff animals where a bonus! Nov 2011."
"Absolutely stunning house, so much bigger than it looks in the pictures, clean, spacious, definitely use again as a family get together venue. June 2011."
"Loved the animals, although they were a little too friendly for taller members of party, got fit with all the stairs and the below stairs staff quarters were great for younger daughter! Lounge was great and gardens. The area had more to offer than we expe"
"Lovely property well equipped but can be a little chilly bring warm clothes. Dec 2011."
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