Please find below our recommendations for local bed and breakfast accommodation:
We encourage all students to try and stay at Sedgebrook Hall if possible… it is just a mile away from the School.
http://www.sedgebrookhall.co.uk/ this is a large hotel, it is more corporate but it is in a pleasant setting and rooms are very clean, and it is very close 5 minutes. It is possible to walk from this hotel if you are without transport. It would be a good 20 minute walk up a country road, and then down through the village to the school. We have a discount code from Sedgebrook for students to use – please contact us for this before you book.
http://www.thepoplarshotel.com/ – this is in Moulton village, a small friendly hotel, it is just a 5 minute drive from the school and is very good.
Holly Lodge Victorian Country House is just 5 minutes drive away in-between Boughton and Moulton villages – book through Airbnb. The owners do have a bicycle that they are happy to lend to students if the weather is good enough!
Cobbler’s Cottage is a lovely one double room garden cottage overlooking the countryside in Brixworth village, 5-10 minutes drive away. Brixworth is a large village and has many facilities – shops, pubs, a restaurant, take-aways etc.
Also in Brixworth on Airbnb is the Charming Country Cottage a private self contained cottage set within a lovely English country garden, sleeps up to 2 people.
http://thegranarybb.co.uk/ – a farm house in a nearby village called Holcot, 10-15 minutes away. The owners are more than happy to give students a lift to the school if they are available, please ask when you book – also listed here on Airbnb as The Granary B&B
http://www.sundialgroup.com/venues-hotels/highgate-house/overview Highgate House hotel is a 15 minute drive away. Please call 01604 505505 and quote ‘Sourdough’ when booking for discounted rates: Friday to Sunday nights – £65.00, Monday to Thursday nights – £79.00. Includes breakfast and use of all leisure facilities – indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, and sauna.
Please note that courses start at 10am and finish at 6pm. In the winter it is dark and you we recommend that you arrange transportation to and from The School rather than walking in the dark.
You may of course arrange for taxi sharing, or lifts yourselves with other students, but this is at your own risk with other students however we hold no responsibility or liability for any arrangements made privately.
We have a super taxi service called KPD with a set fee of £13.50 (week days) or £15 (weekends) to bring students to the school. If there is more than one student travelling then they will bring you all at the same time, and will advise you regarding the lower fare. To use this taxi service call 01604 882798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also use Amber taxis – 01604 232666 https://www.ambercarsnorthampton.com/
Other Northampton taxi companies are:
Ace Cars – 01604 719697
Bounds taxis – 01604 626262
Phoenix Class – 01604 222222
Local camping options:
Locally (5 mins away) we have Manor Farm owned by Dennis – a farm shop with official provision for camping. It is about £10 a night. There are electricity and water points and blue waste disposal. His number is 01604 844757 please call him to book. His address is Manor Farm, Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9DG – it is just before the entrance of Brixworth Country Park and Pitsford Reservoir
http://waterloofarmleisure.co.uk/ north of us near a village called Great Oxendon LE16 8NB this one has a tea room. The pub in the village of Great Oxendon http://www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/George-LE16-8NA
http://www.brookmeadow.co.uk/ north of us in a village called Sibbertoft LE16 9UJ (this is the furthest away but comes highly recommended – 20 mins away) This one has a shower block etc. Less than a mile to the nearest pub – http://www.redlionwinepub.co.uk/
Please do let me know if you need any further help at all.