Whole house
517 ft²
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

The Little Bothy is located in Wansford, 4.5 miles from Fotheringhay Castle, and has a patio, garden, and free WiFi. Featuring free private parking, the vacation home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and cycling.

The vacation home is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

A grill is available for guests at the vacation home to use.

Longthorpe Tower is 8.2 miles from The Little Bothy, while Burghley House is 8.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is RAF Wyton Airport, 24 miles from the accommodation.

The Little Bothy has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 1, 2018

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I am looking for a property for two days for my mother and father. My Mother recently had an accident and broke her pelvis. I just wanted to check there are no stairs or awkward steps to deal with?
    The Little Bothy is all one level inside, with a shallow step over the threshold of the entrance patio doors. There is one step down into the courtyard from the parking area but it is also shallow and easily negotiable. Hope this helps!
    Answered on 20 September 2022

Hosted by Kathryn Hibbins

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Kathryn Hibbins
The Little Bothy is a modern, self contained cottage sleeping up to four. Imaginatively designed and finished to a very high standard, it offers luxury and comfort in abundance. Just a 10 minute drive to Stamford and positioned in an idyllic rural setting, The Bothy is the ideal getaway in which to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the local area. Perfect for a romantic getaway - quiet, peaceful and relaxing for just the two of you. An open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood burner make it truly a home from home. Super comfy beds, high quality bed linen and a well equipped kitchen mean that you can eat in or enjoy one of the many eateries in the local area. Set in a tucked away location just off the beaten track, relax in the orchard with a book or walk in the local nature reserves and spot deer, foxes, badgers and red kites flying overhead. The Little Bothy has it's own courtyard with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue is available during the summer months. The orchard is also yours to walk in, or sit and have coffee or a glass of wine. Off road secure parking is available for two cars.
Having lived in the area for many years, we moved to Old Sulehay Cottages in 2014 and have been transforming it ever since! Our horses live at home with us, together with two dogs and the farm cat. the setting of the property is second to none and we are surrounded by three Nature Reserves, all a stones throw from the gate. We love the peace and tranquility of living here and hope you relax and enjoy it as much as we do.
Stamford is just a 10 minute drive away. With it's has artisan cafes, shops and restaurants, it is also home to Burghley House, which was built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The house is a sightseeing must and also offers beautiful gardens to explore. Take a picnic - entry to the park and grounds is free. It is also home to the world famous Burghley Horse Trials. A few miles away is the lovely restored station where you can begin a trip on the Nene Valley Railway and experience steam train travel from a bygone age. Offering boat hire on the River Nene, Oundle is close by. Surrounded on three sides by the river, it is a beautiful stone built market town, which has served the surrounding valleys since Saxon times. Peterborough, with its beautiful Norman cathedral is just 20 minutes away, and offers great shopping and eateries. Rutland Water is just a 20-minute drive away and offers great leisure activities including a water side stroll, sailing and windsurfing classes, and bike hire.
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Amenities of The Little Bothy
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Little Bothy takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Damage policy

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to GBP 250 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 5 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 5 and up are allowed)

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform The Little Bothy of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to GBP 250 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.