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Slapton Manor

Slapton, Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Slapton Manor logo
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Slapton Manor

Slapton, Towcester, Northamptonshire

(57)

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Slapton Manor is a quintessential English gem located in rural Northamptonshire.

The Smith family have been farming at Slapton Manor for 4 generations, in fact since 1924, and still going strong today.
Alongside our farm we offer en-suite accommodation studios beautifully converted from traditional cow byres and stables.

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Reviews (57)

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I
27 December 2019

Top quality rural accommodation an d facilities including weddings.

G
3 November 2019

Very quiet and tidy place in nature. Friendly staff even when I arrived close to midnight

L
10 October 2019

The team are so welcoming and it's just the most wonderful place x

T
3 September 2019

Fabulous place to stay, super comfortable room, immaculate a very comfortable bed and quiet, with a delicious breakfast, everything you could ask for in a night away from home. Thank you.|We will look forward to visiting again, Sarah and Pete. More...

J
3 September 2019

Everything, perfect..

J
25 August 2019

Highly recommend Slapton Manor, great attention to detail in every room. Sam and Barbara couldn’t be more helpful

M
3 August 2019

Amazing people, amazing place, 12th year staying here, would never stay anywhere else when in this part of the country.

A
3 August 2019

Nice

V
3 July 2019

Wedding venue. Awesome!

J
3 July 2019

Beautiful wedding venue

B
21 June 2019

An amazing venue for a wedding!!. Between the Threshing Barn, the Marquee, the grounds, the accommodation and the excellent staff, Slapton Manor can be whatever you want it to be for your perfect day. Couldn't have asked for better.

S
9 June 2019

incredible venue for my sisters wedding yesterday .... nothing was too much trouble and the setting was beautiful. Rooms for overnight guests were well equipped and have a lovely feel and nicely decorated.

N
3 June 2019

The dogs... I loved the dogs..

W
3 June 2019

1 Location 1.1 Good location for Silverstone Circuit (20 minutes, c 7 miles by the time you have traveled round the circuit to the pits) I stayed for 4 nights while testing and racing. 1.2 I having previously stayed at the Silverstone Golf Club (about 1mile from the circuit) it has similar but recently built new economy accommodation, a bar and restaurant. I definitely prefer Slapton Manor. 1.3 Slapton Manor is in a good setting with lovey countryside, trees and fields. 2 Parking 2.1 There is plenty of space to park cars and turn even with a car trailer. 2.2 The location is out of the way and quite. 3 Room - No 3 3.1 The room was a good size with soft seating for 2 and coffee table, a table and chair which would work well with a laptop as well as the double bed, though I wasn’t with my wife, but our son joined me at the last minute for a night. 3.2 Its nice to have cooking and storage facilities to make a meal in the room.. More...

T
3 June 2019

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F
3 June 2019

calme spacieux et propre.

C
3 June 2019

Slapton Manor is a collection on converted barns. On a working farm, Set just off a village with a church ajoing the farm The nearest pub The New Inn about a mile away. The parlour whas the Room i was in had everything including a kitchen area electric hob microwave kettle sink . Wifi was free I got a speed of about 15mbs so not bad In a rural location. Plenty of car parking space Would I come again. Yes most definitely. Would highly recommend it.. More...

J
3 June 2019

Fab setting lovely rooms.

A
3 June 2019

The property was ideally located for our trip. It is very attractive and the bed was very comfortable..

D
3 June 2019

Fantastic venue set in beautiful country side

T
3 April 2019

Lovely stay at SM cosey room tea, coffee, microwave. Fab bathroom great shower, wife commented on lack of hairdryer otherwise great overnight stay. |If travelling to Towcester can recommend SM Taxi of Towcester More...

W
3 April 2019

Lovely grounds, parking and walking areas are not great (mud and gravel) but service was great and venue was lovely

D
9 March 2019

extremely clean very friendly staff very romantic settings especially at night.. but must have a rural appreciation for this venue which was perfect for us

K
3 March 2019

Exceptional!

T
3 March 2019

Beautiful surroundings and facilities. Well worth the trip||Family hired the premises to hold a afternoon tea party for my husbands aunt who was 90 years young. Great place for family to converge. Plenty of history and rooms available to stay . More...

J
3 March 2019

Lovely place to stay, very quiet and the rooms were spotlessly clean. One thing missing though, a hairdryer would have been good, but otherwise perfect. Didn’t get to meet our hosts as they were in the middle of lambing, hope all going well with them! More...

T
3 February 2019

A warm welcome from Sam. The accommodation also very cosy & warm. Facilities splendid. We will definitely return

T
3 January 2019

Barbara and Sam were delightful to deal with making the booking. Sadly, following that long spell of gorgeous weather, I arrived in a steady, drenching drizzle. The room I had was exceptionally large and very comfortable. The continental breakfast delivered on the evening before was a little carbohydrate heavy, shall be say, but fresh. I was delighted to find a jar of fresh coffee in the fridge, but sadly no means of making it (didn't want to go troubling anyone at 7.30am so resorted to the instant).||Set in a delightful corner of Northamptonshire, it really is a bit of a rural idyll. Unfortunately, building work (seemingly to increase the facilities) was going on but I'm sure it will result in even better facilities.||I'd be very happy to return. More...

T
3 January 2019

A slice of Utopia in the countryside. The Smith family, Barbara, Sam and Rob, welcome you just like part of the family, to their family home ! The little rural village of Slapton and nearby Abthorpe are hidden gems, with the ancient church of St Botolph right next door. Whether for a family break or a base to explore the area, you should not be disappointed. Quite a contrast to the nearby Silverstone circuit, and don’t forget to call in for excellent real ale and delightful food at the New Inn in Abthorpe, a short walk across the fields. Don’t hesitate ! More...

C
3 January 2019

Beautiful place and lovely people!

A
3 January 2019

The venue is lovely and the rooms are spacious and clean and the staff are hard working, it was a perfect venue for our daughter's wedding, thank you. I was surprised not to have a hair dryer provided but it wasn't a problem. I was very disappointed by the post wedding breakfast - they didn't cater for dietary requirements and I had to provide my own bread and then pay £12 for 3 rashers of bacon, half a dozen grapes and 4 strawberries - I couldn't eat anything else offered and I finished the small fruit (didn't fancy apples or oranges given the number of wasps wanting to share). My husband and the rest of our party found the breakfast tasty but considering that you'd pay only a little extra at a fairly decent bistro for a ribeye steak and all the extras I still feel that £12 for bread, yogurt, fruit, croissants, bacon and sausage is too expensive, even if you can eat it all, however to reiterate the rooms are lovely, the surrounding countryside is stunning, the owner and their staff are lovely and helpful and I would recommend and stay again, I'd just cater for myself! More...

P
3 January 2019

Highly recommend this place

C
3 January 2019

Beautiful surroundings for a wedding. Lovely accommodation with everything you need to feel at home.

T
3 January 2019

I took my partner here for her birthday. What a beautiful place the room/flat was stunning and had all the little extras you don’t really think about taking. In the kitchen they go the extra mile providing cereal butter, Jam and marmite. All pots pans cooking utensils are supplied. We had amazing night sleep bed was so comfortable.||We ate at the local pub the new inn was a lovely little pub and was recommended by Slapton, food was perfect and lovely atmosphere. We can’t wakt to go back and would highly recommend.||||Donna Sharp||Southampton More...

T
3 January 2018

My self and girl friend stay here last Saturday and we couldn't recommend this any higher . We will go again in the summer and enjoy there hospitality again. ||||10 out of 10 Guys for all your effort and hospitality. More...

D
16 December 2017

Great

L
14 August 2017

As a photographer, I know from experience this is a fantastic venue, if your looking for somewhere for your wedding or event, contact the team at Slapton Manor!

S
23 July 2017

Really comfortable and well fitted out accommodation and Barbara, Sam and Rob were very helpful and hospitable. Thanks for making our weekend get together with old friends so enjoyable.

S
18 June 2017

Great wedding venue!

S
21 February 2017

Nice venue

T
3 January 2017

This was our family's second visit to Slapton Manor and once again we all agreed that it was just lovely and a great success. . We had four rooms of different sizes according to the number of grandchildren in each. Altogether we were 8 adults, 4 children and 2 babies. Everything worked beautifully, the rooms very clean and the furnishings delightful and welcoming. Since we were so many people and enjoy having our breakfast together, Barbara, wonderful and caring, arranged our continental breakfast, which was very good, in the dining room in the house. ||Slapton Manor is first and foremost an authentic working farm with a history. They are a hard working family and wonderful hosts, friendly, caring and anxious to ensure comfort and tranquility for their guests. They are delighted if you want to walk around the farm. We would never miss an opportunity to visit the cows and sheep. On this occasion we were lucky enough to be there at lambing time. ||The village of Slapton, tucked away in the fold of the beautiful countryside, is utterly charming and intimate, surrounded by many footpaths and a wonderful location if you want to get off the beaten track. More...

T
3 January 2017

Don't expect Homes&Garden perfection, but a very comfortable and well appointed accommodation in a blissful rural setting with a warm and genuine welcome on a working farm. I stayed here as a antidote to the nearby corporate ghastliness of Whittlebury Hall and got a beautiful bargain at a quarter of the price! Would come back as a perfect base to explore the area in the future More...

T
3 January 2017

I cannot fault this place. We stayed in a comfortably sized room with bathroom, kitchen amenities and t.v. We were more than happy with the cleanliness of the room and the kitchen was stocked well enough for our needs. ||I had asked for a chilled bottle of sparkling wine to be waiting for us as it was a 60th birthday treat and they even provided us with 2 champagne glasses!! ||Barbara was away selling sheep whilst we were there but her children could not have been more helpful. Its a working farm yet the girls happily put themselves at our beck and call. They were brilliant. It was Moto gp weekend and I had painstakingly organised everything except the daily transport to and from Silverstone. After asking for a taxi to be arranged I was told they were extortionately priced and that they would take us. Doing this has restored my faith in the human race! It may only have been a few miles but to go out of their way for 2 strangers was exceedingly kind. I'd like to go on about how kind the girls where but I'd only bore you!!!!||The farm was very well kept and we fell in love with the farm dogs who wandered freely around. The continental breakfast was delivered overnight in a sealed box and had more than enough in it to feed a small army!!!!! Again, exceptional!!!||You may have guessed that I fell in love with this place but I truly recommend that you give it a go and you'll soon understand what I mean. More...

T
3 January 2017

Barbara and Sam were excellent hosts. The rooms were very clean and tidy. Fresh towels. I cannot fault the accommodation and would recommend slapton manor to anybody be it one trippers, on business or plainly to stay for a weekend or whole week. What I think was great was seeing the farm animals wondering around the place whilst you sat outside on your table and chairs and absorbing that farm life atmosphere at the same time. Great place and I was on business and stayed for 2 months. Thanks guys for a great stay! More...

T
3 January 2016

English hospitality is the stuff of legends, but at Slapton Manor you can experience it for yourself. Situated in the middle of the Northamptonshire countryside, this is not a farm conversion, like so many, this is a real working farm where traditional rural family welcomes are warmly extended to guests. ||The rooms are tastefully designed, well-equipped and thoughtfully furnished. Everywhere is clean. Breakfast is generous, the fridges well stocked and the beds comfortable.||To describe Barbara and her family as accommodating is an understatement - really, NOTHING is too much trouble!||... but there's more! The family own The New Inn at nearby Abthorpe as well. Not the place to go for "Cordon bleu", but for good honest pub grub and probably the best prices around, it is a good complement to a memorable stay at a traditional farmhouse in lovely surroundings. More...

T
3 January 2016

we stayed in a self catering farmstay studio cittage||excelent location, lovelly clean well equipt, friendly owners,||it is a working farm with accomodation, rural location, a short druve from Towcester

T
3 January 2016

A one night stop over whilst travelling with American family visiting UK. Barbara and her team were amazing, very attentive and helpful. Rooms are traditional with lovely beams and stonework. They were well resourced with everything you need. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Beds comfy. Thank you Barabara and family for such a lovely stop over, my family had a lovely time especially the little ones. We will be back!! More...

T
3 January 2016

We found this gem at the last minute for a 4 night break at half term. We had a self catering studio, so cannot comment on the breakfast. But the studio was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, and the beds comfortable. Barbara kindly brought in an extra bed for our son. The shower in the wet room had good pressure and there was always hot water to shower. My only slightly negative comment would be that the kitchen could be better equipped if one wanted to cook a full meal, but as I was on holiday and had no intention of cooking, this did not affect me! The New Inn pub in the village did delicious meals at a very reasonable price. ||Slapton Manor is perfectly situated in a beautiful setting, in the lovely village of Abthorpe, close to many attractions such as Bletchley park, Stoke Bruerne, Althorpe, Northampton shoe museum etc. ||Adjoining Slapton Manor is St Botolph, a tinyn but beautiful, 13th century church with magnificent wall paintings.| More...

T
3 January 2015

I absolutely loved this place. Coming from a country as young as Australia, it was quite an awe-inspiring experience to stay in such an old yet beautifully kitted out room in a traditional farmhouse, and have access to the key to the 600 year old church right next door with it's extraordinary and well-preserved frescoes still intact. It IS a farm, and it is an actively used farm so expect the general fragrance of the land and the sheep nearby(!) here and there - but I found that did nothing to detract from the overall stay. The hosts Barbara and Rob were lovely - make sure to visit the nearby New Inn which they also run - the food is delicious and the servings plentiful. The beds are very, VERY comfortable and the silence at night is wonderful. The continental breakfast was more than adequate with fresh bread and croissants, real coffee (french press), fresh milk, yoghurt, jams etc. Would/will definitely return to this beautiful property. More...

T
3 January 2015

Very large, quiet and comfortable room. It is a unique environment on a working farm and next to a medieval church. Barbara provided a continental breakfast in our room each day. They have more elaborate breakfasts on the weekends. Great bucolic views in every direction. We were doing genealogical research looking for ancestors in nearby Abthorpe. It was a great location for us. More...

T
3 January 2015

We staid there for one night and the owners could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The room and bathroom were both immaculate and the Continental breakfast was excellent! We will definitely stay there again. More...

T
3 January 2014

Just returned home after spending an excellent Bank Holiday weekend at Slapton Manor Farm, it was lovely and will definitely return if we find ourselves in the area again. Very friendly and helpful people.||||The twin en-suite room was gorgeous, warm controllable heating, so comfy beds and white crisp linen throughout and large fluffy bath towels.||||I chose to have a continental breakfast in our room one morning, making use of the ||immaculate kitchenette upstairs which suited me fine. As well as cereals and jams tea/coffee in our room, fresh milk, yoghurts, fruit, croissants and bread were also provided.||My son and I opted for the full English the following morning, which was provided in the farmhouse. A beautifully set long table with crisp white linen, lovely china and a fantastic||cooked breakfast - we were well fed.||||Many thanks to our very busy hostess, Barbara, for such a warm welcome and all the prompt help via ||emails and phone calls prior to our booking, We have already recommended this lovely B&B||to family and friends. More...

T
3 January 2014

Absolutely lovely place to stay, the two nights we stayed we walked to the New Inn along a footpath and across the fields for some great real ale and equally good food. We had an upstairs room (hayloft) which was very spacious and could accommodate a family of four, with views across the fields and the farmyard area, it also had a small kitchen adjacent to the room. Free WIFI and Internet was also very handy, don't forget your iPad! More...

T
3 January 2013

I stayed two nights while on business in Towcester. Despite Barbara being up to her eyes (or should I say elbows?) in lambing, I was made to feel most welcome in "Buttercups" which has everything one could reasonably expect from such accommodation with its warm, controllable heating, well organised kitchen area, decent en-suite, comfortable bed (solid pillows but, as an experienced traveller, I always bring my own! ) and two comfortable armchairs. I was not aware of my room being serviced but I am very tidy so there wasn't really anything to do anyway and I am more than happy to make allowances as this was such a busy time on the farm. All this and the reasonable price puts Slapton Manor at the top of my list for accommodation in that area. More...

T
3 January 2013

Just had a long weekend at Slapton Manor and can't recommend it highly enough.||||Great location, comfortable room and perfect hosts. ||||Perfect for a trip to Silverstone or exploring the Northhants countryside. More...

T
3 January 2013

Just came back from a weekend away. We stayed at the Slapton Manor after it had been recommended to us by a friend. They have a website with a couple of photos only but what you get when you get there is out of this world and the people who run it and their dogs are ever so lovely - that is if you like countryside retreats. Remote yet so close to Northampton and many lovely places. The room was a perfect size with a kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom. It had a lovely countryside feel to it with the exposed wooden beams across the ceiling and a rocking chair. Despite it being chilly outside, the room was cozily warm and the bed was very comfortable. Didn't even have to leave the room for (continental) breakfast as it was put out for us in a hamper outside our door. Couldn't have wished for more! More...

T
3 January 2011

This is a working farm so your neighbours are the Texel sheep and cows. Some of the old barns have been converted into guest accommodation with with ensuite bathroom and kitchen area. Fresh milk is provided in the fridge and the kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea and sugar. You can choose to have a continental breakfast in your room or head over to the main farmhouse for a traditional English breakfast.||||This was my second stay at Slapton Manor and I would highly recommend it. More...

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