The Gatehouse

Enjoy your Stay in this Unique Seventeenth Century Building 
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Overview 

Welcome to The Gatehouse at Northborough Manor.  The house sleeps eight people with three double bedrooms and one twin room, each with its own bathroom.  The house has many architectural quirks with its original exposed beams, amazing stonework, and its very own portholes used as musket holes by Oliver Cromwell during the Civil War.  The house is beautifully appointed to suit the needs of families and friends alike who are looking for a place to holiday, entertain, or a comfortable base in which to explore the local area. 

 

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Facilities

Sleep

Every Bedroom is beautifully appointed with antique furniture and a comfortable bed adorned with the finest linens to guarantee you a good night's sleep.

Wifi

Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the house for the duration of your stay.

Cook

The handmade Smallbone of Devizes kitchen includes state of the art appliances, a full complement of kitchenware and tableware to enable you to mass cater with style and grace.

Dining

Leisurely breakfasts in the Kitchen, glorious lunches in the Garden, and silver service formal dining in the Dining Room.  Or the Village Pub is a 30 second walk away -  the choice is yours!

Gardens

With full use of the Courtyard, Italian Garden, and the Orchard, you will find the perfect spot to relax. 

Entertainment

Television, films, cards, jigsaws, books and games can all be found in the Drawing Room. Croquet and badminton sets are provided in the summer months.

Laundry

The Gatehouse has full laundry facilities for washing, drying, and ironing. Dry Cleaning can be found locally.

Parking

Parking is available for up to 3 cars in the private Medieval Courtyard.

Location 

The Manor and Gatehouse are situated in the historic part of the village of Northborough, Cambridgeshire. 

 

Here our guests are well located for long country walks. The Maxey Cut is only a five minute walk from the house and the beautiful River Welland with its various nature reserves is short drive away.

 

Church Street, which neighbours the house, comprises many old thatched cottages, the pub, and the 13th century St Andrew's Church which also houses the Claypole Chapel.

For guests who want to explore the local area, the house is a short drive to Market Deeping (2 miles), Stamford 

(8 miles), and Peterborough (7 miles). All three towns boast historic centres with beautiful architecture, along with cafés, restaurants, and supermarkets. 

 
St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Church

Built in the 13th century, this church is steeped in history with some real architectural curios.

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The Claypole Chapel
The Claypole Chapel

Within the Church can be found the Claypole Family Chapel, where both the wife and daughter of Oliver Cromwell were buried.

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Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve

A 160 acre nature reserve renowned for its wildfowl, waterbirds, and rare plantlife.

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Peterborough
Peterborough

The Guildhall and Market Square

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The Maxey Cut
The Maxey Cut

A beautiful area for long walks, only a five minute walk from the house.

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Stamford
Stamford

One of the most extraordinary medieval towns in the UK, with more listed buildings than any other.

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River Welland
River Welland

Walk up into the fens or all the way to Stamford along this iconic river.

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Market Deeping
Market Deeping

A historic market town on the River Welland, with shops, cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

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Fenland Skyscapes
Fenland Skyscapes

On the edge of the fens, you will be able to enjoy some breathtaking skies at dawn and sunset.

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Places of Interest

 

Reviews and News

Guest Reviews

I want to pay tribute to the way in which you have spilt blood, time, and money rediscovering and restoring the integrity of your house. 

 

When I walked into The Gatehouse with you, I could feel the authenticity of the home as it was, as much as you could reasonably find and restore and meet the needs of today's clients. I can only feel a certain awe at what you have achieved and applaud the marriage that I observed and enjoyed.

 

I have seen countless four-posters but never slept in one so that was SUCH a treat (we've made a note of the mattress and may well 

   be purchasing one). I loved the elegance of our rooms and indeed  the house as a whole - modern man tends to clutter, medieval man  assuredly did not. The fittings, furniture, paintings, everything  contributed to creating and maintaining the original ambience and I loved it. (The Great Hall was utterly breathtaking both in its grandeur and the enormity of the task you have taken on.)  There was such a sense of rightness and completeness in what I saw, thank you both once again. 

 

The Rev’d G. Brown 

Hertfordshire, UK

News Features

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Northborough Manor Gatehouse has been featured as one of the best Self-Catering Holiday Houses in the UK 2021.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/best-uk-self-catering-holiday-options-left-book-summer/

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Bookings and Prices

We accept weekend and weekly bookings of the Gatehouse. Prices range from around £1200-£3200 depending on length of stay and time of year. 

We work exclusively with the award-winning holiday company Oliver's Travels who run our calendar and manage our bookings. For specific prices, availability, or to make a booking you can do so on their website: