Please find below our recommendations for local bed and breakfast accommodation.
For students who will NOT have their own transport these are the places you can stay that are walkable distances:
We suggest students to try and stay at Sedgebrook Hall if you do not have transport … it is just a mile away from the School.
http://www.sedgebrookhall.co.uk/ this is a large hotel, it is corporate and but it is in a pleasant setting and we have been told by many students that the rooms are clean, and it has the advantage of being close, 5 minutes drive. It is possible to walk from this hotel if you are without transport but only really in good weather, and it is not suitable to walk in the dark. In winter most students walk to the school in the morning and get a taxi/a lift back in the evening when it is dark. It is 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, again this it is just a 5 minute drive from the school.
This Stunning Rural Chapel Conversion is in the village of Pitsford and so is just a few minutes walk away. It has two bedrooms, three beds, and sleeps up to 4 people.
Brixworth village is 2.4 miles away from Pitsford vilage – this is roughly a 45 minute walk and
Cobbler’s Cottage is another lovely one double room garden cottage overlooking the countryside in Brixworth village. Brixworth is a large village and has many facilities – shops, pubs, a restaurant, takeaways 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.
For students who have their own transport during the course, or are happy to book taxis etc:
Holly Lodge Victorian Country House is just 5-10 minutes drive away in-between Boughton and Moulton villages – book through Airbnb. It has one single room for 1 person, and also an additional room that sleeps 1-2 people. The owners do have a bicycle that they are happy to lend to students if the weather is good enough!
The Barn in the village of Moulton sleeps 2 people and is a self-contained cottage attached to the hosts house. Moulton has shops, pubs and restaurants.
http://thegranarybb.co.uk/ – a farm house in a nearby village called Holcot, 10 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
Brampton Grange Cottages are set in the grounds of an 18th century country house. They can be B&B or self-catering. They are a 7 minute drive away from the school near Chapel Brampton village.
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.
For students who are coming with their families we recommend finding accommodation in Market Harborough – a really pleasant small market town just north of us. It has plenty of things for partners and children to do while you are on the course. It is a 20-25 minute drive from the school but a very direct easy route, avoiding Northampton town which is very busy traffic-wise.
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.