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Barley Cottage - Self Catering Holiday Cottage.

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Barley Cottage is a 2 double bedroom fully facilitated stone cottage with modern amenities.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
2 Bedroom self catering C19th stone cottage just outside Peterborough in a picturesque village, situated on the banks of the river Nene. Secure behind their own automated gates, the private drive has parking for two cars. Easy to find with A1 (M) and A 47 near by and on the boarder of three counties; Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Lincolnshire; this is the ideal spot for, many activities or doing absolutely nothing. PLEASE NOTE : The Pool is outdoors and is seasonal. It is open from 1st April to 30th Sept. It is HEATED from 1st June to 31st August.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please discuss your pets with us before booking. Our rate is £15, per night, per pet. Please note that we are not suitable for loud parties/groups.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Stephen & Philip W
Hosting since January 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe'll meet you on site with the keys to the cottage and are eager to share our knowledge of the area and things to do to keep you entertained during your stay. If you have any questions during your stay, we are readily available to help whenever necessary.
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Reviews (17)
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Tony C
Tony C
Woking, United Kingdom6 contributions
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.
Visited September 2020
Written 29 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Hi Tony, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It really was our pleasure and we can't wait to listen to our very own personalised CD ... Best wishes to you both and we look forward to seeing you again soon :o)
Written 15 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Morgan Mc
Morgan Mc
I cannot recommend this highly enough we had the most perfect two days the cottage was beautiful, The hosts were amazing made sure we had everything we needed, told us the best places to go locally we had a fantastic time. Can’t wait to go back soon Just perfect ❤️
Visited June 2020
Written 10 June 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thank you for your lovely review. We are SO pleased you had a great stay and look forward to seeing you the next time :o)
Written 15 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dream828248
Dream828248
Stayed at River Nene Cottages for a weekend get together with old friends. Cottages are exactly as beautiful as the photographs or better. The gardens are lovely even in Autumn and you can sit in a beautiful pergola watching the boats going through the lock. We stayed on Barley Cottage with beautiful vaulted ceilings in the bedroom. We took a short drive into Stamford for shopping and finished it off with a strawberry gin at The George Hotel. Owners Stephen and Phillip were very welcoming. We will definately be going back.. what a find.
Visited October 2018
Written 22 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and it was super meeting you all.
Written 24 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chrissie21Yorkshire
chrissie21Yorkshire
249 contributions
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!
Visited September 2018
Written 23 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thank you very much indeed Chris - lovely meeting you all and we are delighted you all had a good weekend, despite the weather. Best wishes from us both and we look forward to seeing you the next time. Stephen
Written 24 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adam G
Adam G
2 contributions
A conjoined cottage, just off the A1 near Peterborough, which is very handy for travel from London. Charming cottage and very courteous hosts. The pool was a delight since it was a visit during the height of summer. Some lovely walks close to the cottage. Very secure and private.
Visited July 2018
Written 22 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thanks for your review Adam. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay . Best wishes from us both.
Written 23 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

neil k
neil k
1 contribution
We spent two weeks here and had a fab time! It was ideal location and the property had everything we needed.
Visited June 2018
Written 17 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thanks very much Neil. Great meeting you all and we hope you had a good time in London too :o) Best wishes, Stephen
Written 18 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

doglover788
doglover788
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions
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
Visited September 2017
Written 20 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Bless you and many thanks for your very kind review. I am glad you had a lovely time and that your three furry beasts enjoyed the surrounding countryside. As with most things in life there are some compromises, one of which is that the listed cottage building does not allow us to enlarge the windows. We appreciate the exposed beams are traditional brown at the moment and we are embarking on a complete change of internal scheme next year which will help address this. Many people do comment positively on the non shabby-chic'ness that has so often become the norm these days; quaint, quirky and traditional. With regard to the A1 we are about 500m off the road sited right next to the River Nene. The big positive of this for a lot of people is the shear convenience of simply turning off a major route. Yes, if the wind blows in our direction then we are affected by some road noise, but generally with a different wind direction and the noise of the water pouring over the river lock gates, one isn't always aware of this. This is only the second time in our 18 months of operation this issues has been raised by guests. As a business and a village we are currently in negotiations with Highways England to resurface the A1 past us with 'quiet tar'. Best wishes from us both !
Written 21 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alice C
Alice C
4 contributions
My colleagues and I stayed here on a work trip and after a 15 hour work day we arrived to a warm welcome from the guys. Went for a tour of the lovely grounds and took a much needed dip in the pool! All beds were incredibly comfy and we slept like babies ready for another big work day the next day. Water pressure was lush! Cottages were super cute! Will definitely be back if we work in the area again! It was exactly what we needed to break from a hectic work week! Xoxo George
Visited June 2017
Written 20 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Hi George, thanks for your great review and really pleased you felt it made a good 'break' during your work trip. Good to meet you all, and you know where we are for next time ! Best wishes and thanks from us both, Stephen and Phil x
Written 22 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TheGriffithsFamilyx4
TheGriffithsFamilyx4
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom77 contributions
Most beautiful cottage, equipped to the highest standard, with everything you needed, even a cocktail shaker. Owners were very accommodating. Would love to visit again and perhaps stay longer.
Visited May 2017
Written 21 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Thanks so much Nicky. We're delighted you had a comfy stay and we hope your son loved his Nene Valley experience with Thomas the Tank Engine :o) Best wishes to you all, from us both .
Written 22 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alix D
Alix D
3 contributions
We have just spent a short weekend at Barley cottage with our teenage sons. It was blissful! Very comfortable, every detail had been thought of (including lovely towels, comfy beds and soap everywhere - not the norm in rental cottages). The location is quiet, charming and easily accessible and we adored our walk down by the river. Stephen went out of his way to accommodate our every need. Thank you. We will be back!
Visited May 2017
Written 7 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector671343
Connector671343
Hi Alix, thanks very much indeed for your lovely review. We're delighted you all had a comfortable and enjoyable stay and we look forward to your next visit ! With best wishes to you all, Stephen
Written 8 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Safe
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Water Newton is a small hamlet of around 40 houses, mostly built of 'Cotswold stone'. We have an historic church dating back to around 1100AD. The remains of Edward Edwards of Mutiny on the Bounty fame, are interred in the church. We have a working waterways lock which sees high River traffic during the boating season. The village is also famous for the discovery of Roman gold and silver in a field adjacent to Mill Lane, called the Water Newton Treasure (now in the British Museum).
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Car advised
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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