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The Loft – Luxury Countryside Retreat for Family and Friends

Clipston, United Kingdom Show on map

135 m2

Size

Whole Stable Loft

6 guests + 2 infants

2 bedrooms, 2 baths

Balcony overlooking pond

Welcome to Your Rural Retreat in the East Midlands

The Loft is the result of a loving conversion of the standalone Victorian red-brick stable building at my family home, Rectory Farm. Just recently completed, so everything is brand new and sparkling clean. It’s filled with custom-made furniture, original art, premium appliances and fun gadgets.

Luxury doesn’t have to mean squandering precious resources – we use Solar Power, Air Source heating, Filtered Well Water and more means you can enjoy your stay without it having to dwell on your conscience.

The Loft has a Boutique Hotel style in the heart of the East Midlands and is ideal for those who want a relaxing and luxurious place to stay for work or pleasure.

If you are coming as part of a larger group, why not consider booking my other properties at the same location?  They are The Barn (3 bedroom that sleeps 8) , or the Loft’s sister, The Cottage (1 bedroom that sleeps 4).  Together, the 3 spaces sleep 18 adults/children plus up to 4 infants and offer an amazing location for larger reunions and get-togethers.

The Loft is set in a private 14 acre estate in the rolling countryside close to Market Harborough in the heart of the East Midlands. Supermarkets, restaurants, and entertainment for kids is a 10-minute drive away. It’s also a great base to explore Nottingham,  Leicester, Market Harborough, Northampton, Rugby, Kettering, Rutland and Corby. London is only 1 hour by train. 

We offer great accommodation near to Kelmarsh Hall, Kilworth House Hotel, and Theatre, Stamford Hall, Silverstone Race Circuit, Donnington Park and The Sourdough School. 

Nespresso Machine

Hypnos Beds

Underfloor Heating

Amazon Echo + Music

For families

  • Two Baby Cots, Baby High Chairs, Stair Gate.
  • Baby Plates and Cutlery are all ready & waiting
  • Toys in the Toy Chest
  • CBBC / Kids Netflix
  • XBOX ONE with two controllers loaded with Fifa, ForteNite, Minecraft, Rocket League and more
  • Traditional family board games including Monopoly & Scrabble
  • Wellingtons for all the family 
  • Large golf umbrellas just in case there is a shower

Amenities

Comfort

  • Superking 180cm / 6ft wide double beds in both bedrooms which can split to Twin Beds if you request on booking. Seamless when joined.
  • Sofa Bed in the lounge 
  • Electric Blackout blinds in all bedrooms
  • Luxury Linens to dream the night away
  • Luxury Rituals Cosmetics incl Shower Gel, Handwash, Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Walk in Power Showers in both ensuite bathrooms and a large bath in the family ensuite. Dry off with Large Fluffy Luxury bath towels.
  • Heated Towel Rails in each bathroom
  • Amazon Echo in Kitchen to stream 50 million + songs FREE on Amazon Music Unlimited

 

Fully Equipped Kitchen 

  • Siemens Fridge Freezer, Induction Cooker / Hob, Siemens Electric Oven, Microwave
  • Siemens Dishwasher
  • Samsung Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer
  • Nespresso Machine, Toaster, Kettle, Pop Corn Maker and more
  • Breakfast basics (Bread, Butter, James, Cereals and Milk provided)

 

Business Ready / Staying In touch

  • 100mb (Real download and upload speed) Fibre to the router Internet
  • Strong Wifi signal throughout
  • Air Conditioning in all areas, including the Kitchen (very rare in UK !)
  • Security Safe large enough to store large tablets and laptops
  • Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout.

 

Getting Ready for your Big Night Out

 

  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • 2 Powerful Hairdryers

 

 

Guest Access

You will have 100% private use of the Loft which is in its own building and parking in the courtyard beside it. You are welcome to walk in the 14 acres of the estate, and we only ask that the main house and barn courtyard gardens have their privacy respected.

The Loft has the entrance and its laundry room on the ground floor leading to stairs up to the first floor where the living and sleeping accommodation is located.

Guest interaction

I love helping people discover the area where I grew up and giving them the chance to experience it the way we do as locals. We respond quickly via Messaging Apps and by phone if you have any questions.

When you arrive we will normally be here to welcome you personally, but I also provide self check-in via your personal door code if you are arriving late. We are always super flexible to try to accommodate late check-out and early / late check-in subject to other guests arriving or departing whenever we can.

Neighbourhood

Clipston is just 10 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Market Harborough which is directly connected by direct high speed train to Nottingham, Leicester, Luton Airport and London St Pancras and one change to London Gatwick Airport.

The village offers a traditional English way of life with a good pub serving homemade food, summer fetes, friendly community and access to beautiful walks and countryside pursuits.

We are very close to a plethora of interesting places and things to do including the world famous Foxton Locks and the Grand Union canal, The Soaring Centre (Glider Airport), Welford Children’s Farm Park, Pitsford Reservoir (sailing / kayaking / biking), Mini Mischief’s Soft play centre and much more.

Check out my guidebook on the tablet in the Loft for suggestions of things to do and great places to eat.

For horse-riders

Bring your Horse by prior arrangement

  • Full-size stable available if you are bringing your horse by prior arrangement.
  • Plenty of parking in the closed courtyard of the stables for your trailer
  • Closed paddock for grazing

Getting here

Whilst you can arrive by train to Market Harborough and then 15 minutes by taxi to The Barn, most people come by car, as we are located about 2 miles from the village in open countryside and we offer secure parking free of charge. We are about 10 minutes drive from the A14 at J2 and about 15 minutes from the M1 Junction 20. Detailed directions provided after booking

"The Loft in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside was perfect for our family get-away. The location is idyllic and the property was amazing in every way. Susan is a fantastically considerate host and went out of her way to accommodate us. Thank you Susan. Simply 5 stars. We hope to stay with you again soon."

Espais Roca - Testimonial - Review - 4
Matthew London, UK

"Anyone lucky enough to stay here will not be disappointed. This property is exceptional. It is beautifully furnished, situated in wonderful countryside and has everything you need in it and more. Susan, is super helpful, friendly and responded instantly. I cannot recommend a stay at this property enough.”

Espais Roca - Testimonial - Review - 3
London, UK London, UK

“Wow- what a beautiful space! Feeling of a boutique luxury hotel within your own private accommodation and all of it 98% carbon neutral! Huge grounds for lovely walks, gorgeous countryside surrounding! A very serene and peaceful feeling to look out over the lake and fields from the balcony. Thoughtful touches such as guest HDMI cables, instructions on how to use appliances, emails daily with advice, fresh crisp towels and sheets, breakfast and popcorn, and baby things for our one year old! We would definitely come back.”

Marisa London, UK

Amenities

Kitchen

  • Breakfast – Fresh Bread, Butter, Jams, Milk, Cereals
  • Nespresso Machine with Cappuccino Maker
  • English & Herbal Tea Selection
  • Siemens Fridge / Freezer 
  • Siemens Dishwasher
  • Siemens Convection Oven
  • Siemens Induction Hob 
  • Microwave  
  • Dishes and Silverware
  • Popcorn Machine with Corn
  • Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt & Pepper

Utility Room

  • Samsung Washing Machine 
  • Samsung Tumble Dryer 
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cordless Hoover
  • Heated Towel Rail

Work Ready

  • Office / Work Area with seating for 2.
  • Fibre to the premises business grade internet
  • Strong Wifi indoors and in Garden
  • Safe large enough for laptops / ipads etc
  • 24 hour check-in

Bedrooms

  • Super-King 180cm Wide Beds
  • Both bedrooms can split 2 two twin beds if required.
  • Hypnos Mattresses for amazing night sleep
  • Egyptian Cotton Linens
  • Full Black-out Blinds
  • International Plugs (UK, Euro and USA 240v)
  • USB Charge ports for up to 7 devices
  • Storage Space with Hangers
  • Powerful Hairdryer
  • Locks on bedroom doors

Bathrooms

  • Walk in Rain Showers in Both Bathrooms
  • Full Bath in the Family Ensuite bathroom
  • Heated Mirrors (No misting)
  • Rituals Shampoo, Conditioner Body and Hand Wash
  • Large Fluffy Bath Towels
  • Heated Towel Rails

Media & Technology

  • 49″  Smart TV in Living Room 
  • Xbox with Games & 2 Controllers
  • Free Netflix  
  • Cables to connect your USB and HDMI devices easily
  • Amazon Echo in Living Room & Work Area 
  • Free Amazon Music Unlimited Streaming
  • Tablet with Recommendations & Local Guide
  • Smartlock Code entry (Guest & Stay specific codes)

Family Friendly

  • Wellingtons for all the family
  • Travel Cots for Infants 
  • Stair Gate (on request)
  • Blackout blinds in all bedrooms  
  • Toys 
  • High Chairs
  • Kids Cutlery and Plates
  • Kids TV Channels and Netflix
  • Babysitter Recommendations

Comfort

  • Air Conditioning Throughout
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Sofa Bed in the Living Room
    Note Living room triangle window has no blinds or curtains.

Outdoor

  • Large Dining Balcony overlooking duck pond 
  • Outdoor furniture on dining Balcony
  • Gas BBQ in Courtyard
  • Picnic Bench in Courtyard
  • Free Parking for up to 3 cars

Safety

  • Nest Protect Smoke & CO Detectors throughout
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket

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