About this listing
Our annexe was originally designed as a farm office but it was far too beautiful so we decided to share it with guests!Overlooking gardens and fields,with its attic styled ceiling enjoy a truly relaxing stay in a traditional farmhouse setting complete with a traditional farmhouse breakfast,of course.
Situated in the heart of Northamptonshire, we are ideally located for numerous countryside walks including the Nene Way. We are often a pit stop for walkers walking from the most westerly point of the UK St David's Head in Wales to Lowestoft the most easterly point. Pastures Farm is situated on the edge of the fabulous Castle Ashby Estate with its small rural shopping yard containing a selection of delightful independent shops. In addition, the historic church of Earls Barton is just a mile away, and across the fields there is Grendon Lakes with its abundance of waterbased activities. There is one firendly village pub, however there is a good selection of eateries within a short drive.
Pastures Farm is a busy working farm. Part of the farm was recently designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The 27 acre area consists of a reedbed and wetland and is the home to many unusual species of birds. A twenty minute circular walk has been created to enable visitors to enjoy all the beauty associated with this particular SSSI.
Guests to Pastures Farm are encouraged to enjoy the gardens and soak up the countryside. We have two friendly labrador dogs, and an even more friendly kune kune pig - Princess Alice who shares the paddock with our two rare breed grey face dartmoor sheep.
Breakfast is served in our family farmhouse kitchen giving visitors a real farm house experience.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Please do check out our website www.pasturesfarm,co,uk
Guests have their own private access and key
Interaction with Guests
There is as much or as little interaction with guests as desired. Although we are a very friendly bunch here.
Grendon is fantastically located. Not only is the village surrounded by open fields, but it is really close to the major road networks which means nowhere is ever very far. The delightful market town of Olney with its regular Thursday market and monthly farmers market is a pretty 15 to 20 minute drive away. The equally lovely towns of Market Harborough and Oundle are around 25 minutes to 30 minutes. Northampton is really not far at all, and Milton Keynes is again just under half an hour away.
We have a fantastic train service to St Pancras from Wellingborough and Northampton station with its line to Euston and Birmingham is in the throes of being revamped. All in all we are very central indeed, but fortunately we can still hear plenty of bird song throughout the day.
Other Things to Note
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets.
We received a really friendly welcome and Debbie continued to be very helpful throughout our stay. The accommodation is of very high quality and most attractively presented with tastefully selected soft furnishing, bedding, pictures etc The bed was particularly comfortable to ensure a good night's sleep after busy days. It was lovely to eat in the family kitchen and have the opportunity to chat with Debbie and John. The English breakfast was excellent. The location is very peaceful and the house is set in very attractive gardens. We would certainly recommend this B&B
Debbie did everything to make our stay a pleasure - even driving us to the church for our wedding - bedroom/breakfast was just what we wanted - very convenient location too.
Oh my gosh, we just can't say enough about how much we loved it here!! From the moment we pulled up the long farm road to the time we left, we knew we had made the right choice and our expectations were exceeded. Debbie and John were incredibly gracious hosts, and Debbie made the best English breakfasts we had during our entire time here in this lovely country. The farm is beautiful and such a place of quiet peace and rest, with lovely gardens and peaceful fields surrounding it, and I couldn't get enough of the lambs. We drank wine in their large back garden and watched the sun go down. The room was so nice and private, the bed was comfortable, and the view was great. We walked to the village of Grendon (incredibly beautiful) and had the best time admiring the old stone buildings and having food and drinks at the local pub. We both agreed this was our favorite vacation we can remember in a long, long time. We really hope our travels bring us back again very soon.
We had a lovely stay at Pastures Farm! Debbie was a fantastic host and very welcoming in her gorgeous home. The full English breakfast was such a treat! The area is beautiful and so was our room. We hope to come back and visit longer next time. Thank you for the great hospitality!
Of all the places we stayed during our two weeks in England and Scotland, this was our favorite!
Debbie and John were so hospitable that we could not have asked for a more comfortable situation.
The quality of the breakfasts was incredible. We had full English/ Scottish breakfasts almost every morning during the trip, but Debbie's were far and away the best quality food, cooked to perfection. The eat in kitchen is lovely and comfortable. We felt like part of the family. Our conversations were lively, and every day they sent us off with good information and well fed.
The room itself has a separate entrance so you can come and go without disturbing the family. Again, the quality of the furnishings was superb, with comfortable bed, excellent bathroom facilities, good storage and nice evening teapot in the room.
Our favorite thing was the true farm setting with sheep and chickens, and especially Hattie and Tilly, their two labs. It was nice to visit an elegant working farm.
The house is set in beautiful farm country about an hour and a half from London in Northamptonshire close to Castle Ashby.
What a delightful stay with Debbie and John. They made us welcome with a cuppa and a good chat and recommendations for local hostelries and eateries. The room was attractive, comfortable and very clean and we slept like logs in the large bed. Delicious cooked breakfast at a leisurely time next morning. Situated in delightful countryside, this would make an ideal base for local walks etc. Recommended.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Annexe Pasteures Farm. Debbie was an amazing host, she was very helpful and gave us great tips for restaurants, pubs and nice places to visit nearby. The room was very comfy and nice and breakfast was delicious. We would absolutely love to stay there again! Very much recommended!
About the Host, Debbie
Its a bit of a weird one having to describe yourself, It says on the air bnb instructions to say what I like, list five things I can't live without and share my favourite travel destinations, books, movies, shows, music, food etc. So here goes!
Well firstly John and I have been married for 31 years and have lived at the farm all that time, we have three great sons Sam ,Ben and Joe. Boom Boom!
So what do we like?
Well we love to entertain ,socialise,trying new recipes and eating out as well as experiencing new things and of course meeting new people. Both of us enjoy being outdoors, and I thoroughly enjoy gardening, at the moment we are trying to master growing vegetables. One of my gretest pleasures is walking, and have successfully scaled the three highest peaks int he UK - not in twenty four hours though but in three years! We like to travel abroad as well as do the tourist thing over here.
We genuinely enjoy welcoming guests to our home, John likes it as it gives him the opportunity to try out his gags,(oh dear) and me (I know this sounds cheesy) the opportunity to make people's stay a memorable one.
The final thing it says on Air bnb is do we have a motto? - not really but if we had to have one it would probably be either Dont put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Just do it! or Treat others like you would like to be treated.(A bit more cheese)