Castle Farm Cottage

Fotheringhay, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HZ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

An idyllic, picturesque and historic site on the banks of the River Nene. Our CL consists of 5 pitches in a well maintained convenient paddock adjacent to the welcoming village of Fotheringhay. 

Nearby you will find a charming village gastropub (The Falcon), recently named county dining pub of the year. Why not stroll down to the historically significant Church to see the resting place of the parents of Richard III, and revel in the stunning atmosphere of this fascinating building. Walk or cycle through the beautiful countryside on one of the many well signposted paths. In the surrounding area, you could visit the nearby market town of Oundle dominated by the ancient school buildings, there are plenty of cafes and independent shops to while away the day. A visit to the Talbot Hotel is a must, not least because of the chance to see the steps where Mary Queen of Scots took her last walk prior to her execution in Fotheringhay. 

The River Nene provides excellent opportunities for fishing, canoeing (booking required) or even a swim if you’re brave enough. Primarily this is a magnificent place to relax

Planning a Wedding? Be sure to visit the paddock adjacent to the Church where weddings can be arranged.

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Dog friendly, disposal point, recycling and clean water.

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  • Battery charging

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

0.75 acres

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Lat 52.526979 / Lon -0.440741
OS field ref:
TL062932
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  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Castle Farm Cottage
Set in beautiful countryside next to the River Nene, ideal for canoes or fishing. Pitches well spaced apart giving you plenty of room. Village of Fotheringhay very picturesque with thatched roof cottages and a beautiful church. Visited The Falcon Inn in the village after hearing it was a finalist in the 2021 Pub Food Competition. We were very disappointed - my husband had the signature burger which sounded excellent but was totally tasteless, poorly presented and very overpriced.

SusieD07

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Reviewed on 28/08/2021 21:13

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Agree with virtually all that has been said. Fotheringhay is a beautiful and interesting place. Downsides were that the adjacent field was being used for camping and caravanning and facilities were being shared. Also boat users come up also to use the toilet emptying point etc. There really needs to be a water point at the WC emptying facility which is the worst I have experienced in fifty years of CLs. The re-cycling is great there will always be some general and don't understand why this cannot be handled.

David24601

Reviewed on 16/08/2021 16:45

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We have just come back from 2 of the most relaxing nights at a site we have had. The views from the field are spectacular and a total joy watching the Red Kites and Buzzards overhead. We walked with our dog from the site along the Nene Way to Warmington Services and caught the bus to Oundle. We spent a lovely few hours looking round Oundle and enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee, bacon roll for hubby and cake for me at Beans. As we had the dog we did have to sit outside this was not a problem as others were out side too on the seats. We then caught the bus back to Warmington had an explore there then walked the Nene way back to the site. We went to the Falcon Inn with the dog in the Tap bar and we both enjoyed delicious open sandwiches before an explore of Fotheringhay. We did not have the opportunity to sample the main meals (next time).The history here is wonderful and the site is next to the old castle mound. Its worth a visit to the church to read all about Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots. We are a self contained unit so this site was not a problem for us. There is water and Chemical disposal point but as we were only there 2 nights we only used the water and emptied out the toilet at home. We also took our rubbish home as we had not much with us, there are recycling boxes there though. For us we found the site easily, the ground was fairly level a bit damp but again this did not cause us any problems. The Nene Way goes through the site which was a big hit with our dog as a lovely walk on the door step. John the owner was very friendly and contactable if any problems although we had none. If you want off grid tranquility this is the place although I can see it being busy in the summer months.

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Reviewed on 27/01/2019 14:47

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This site is perfect if you want a peaceful location and views - river one way, the castle mound and rolling fields the other. Plenty of space for you to pick your spot to park your van.  The Falcon pub is definitely worth a visit, booking essential for weekends, food was delicious.  Site fees are now £9 Note - you can only dispose of recycling items all other rubbish must be taken away with you so make sure you take a strong bin bag with you.  Excellent site and will definitely be back. 

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Peace beside the Nene

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We have just spent a few days for the first time at this long established CL. We had a great, peaceful time with weather much better than forecast. The CL is rectangular field, flat at the top, then gently sloping down towards the river. It is immediately adjacent to the residual mound of Fotheringhay Castle and there is access to the river bank (short walk available) via a gate at the lower end of the site. There are views down to the river from most parts of the site. The field is kept mown and full recycling facilities are available. The only downside about the facilities is that the loo rinsing tap is some distance from the disposal point. A very peaceful location with an abundance of bird life, including Red Kites hovering low immediately overhead and geese, ducks, a Heron and Little Egrets on the river. The access route recommended is via Wansford, which is a few miles north. We found that, coming from the south, it is easier and shorter to use the A605, leaving the A1(M) at Junction 17. This does involve negotiating with care the narrow (one-way) bridge across the river at the entry to Fotheringhay, but it was plenty wide enough for our caravan. Locally, Oundle is a very pleasant town to visit with free parking and a market on Thursdays. We also enjoyed a National Trust visit to Lyveden New Bield, a few miles west of Oundle. This is a restored Elizabethan garden and 'lodge'. Paul, Maggie and Stella (the dog)

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Reviewed on 18/05/2015 09:19

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