Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast
“Farmhouse B&B offering cheerful bedrooms and splendid breakfasts” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
With direct access to the Nene Way, Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast makes a handy base for walkers. Owned by the same family since the 1920s, the property provides 10 bright, modern bedrooms in converted stone buildings around a landscaped courtyard. Excellent breakfasts are served in an airy space with floor-to-ceiling windows.
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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