Come and revel in Northamptonshire’s magical countryside that envelopes castles, stately homes and centuries of magnificent heritage. Enjoy a relaxing stay in this most stunning of English counties. Nestled amongst undulating landscapes are beautiful and unspoiled towns and villages with long histories going back to Saxon times and even earlier. With the ancient county town of Northampton at its heart, there is plenty here to interest the historian, walker, artist, photographer or nature lover. Our many traditional village pubs offer fine food and drink, while in town, the sheer variety of restaurant cuisines available is amazing. We have completely renovated “The Old Watermill” retaining it’s original charm and character but modernising the interior to an extremely high standard. We pride ourselves on providing luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Northamptonshire.

Our new Eel Pass

Have you ever seen one of these?? Anne & Andy were told that eel numbers are declining on their river because barriers across waterways hamper their route. One estimate suggested that hydroelectric dams have blocked the eels access to the sea in 35% of its habitat, so they installed an…

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Hydropower at the Mill

Hardwater Mill at Great Doddington, near Wellingborough produces it’s own Hydropower electricity. Video courtesy of kevbrown875@gmail.com Photos used with the kind permission of Mannpower Consulting The installation makes enough electricity to power the mill and produce extra for the National Grid. Several other mills on the same stretch of river are also looking…

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AT HOME – Hardwater Mill

Island Life….. An ancient watermill, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book and sheltered a fleeing Thomas a Becket, has been turned in luxury holiday accommodation by it’s Owners, Andy and Anne.  

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