In the middle of the quaint Northamptonshire village of Maidford lies this lovingly renovated Georgian rectory that's ideal for large family getaways. It's a country home where each room tells a different story, with unique finds ranging from antique plates to watchful bird art and even a crocodile in the downstairs loo — a model one, don't be alarmed. In the ten acres of grounds that surround this property, you'll be greeted by a heated swimming pool, a barbecue, a huge alfresco dining area and some manicured gardens where you can escape for a moment's peace. Say hello to the bantam chickens wandering about too, they're sure to be firm friends by the end of your stay. There's even a games room so you can start a table tennis tournament or practise your putting on a mini-green. When you fancy a day out, the stately home and gardens at Canons Abbey are twenty minutes away in the car, while the ears of motorsports fans will prick up when they hear Silverstone Circuit takes about half that time.
Home truths: *There are chickens that wander the grounds, so any pets need to be discussed in advance to ensure that they will not be a disturbance
*Alongside the bedrooms, there's space for up to four more guests — there's a double sofa bed in the downstairs sitting room and two folding beds
* Please note that since the time of photography a standalone shower has been added to the third bathroom
*Speak with the host to arrange outside catering, massages and beauty treatments
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