River Nene Cottages
River Nene Cottages + 1 Mill Lane + Water Newton + Peterborough + PE8 6LY (L) + 01733 230 628 + (M): 07778 625 166
Self Catering Holiday Cottages - (Peterborough)
East of England.
Sibson Skydiving Center.
Nene Valley Railway.
Passing through on your travels.
Business travellers visiting the area.
Writers wanting peace and quiet.
Walkers (incl. foraging).
Historians researching our local history such as Water Newton Treasure in the British Museum & Edward Edwards Mutiny on The Bounty.
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
2 cars per cottage.
Landscape Painting Holidays.
Water Newton is surrounded by extensive meadows, marshy wetlands and gently undulating farmland. With massive skies and large, open vistas broken only by tall Poplars, Crack Willows and other trees, the area is ideal for expressing that inner artist within.
Burghley House. (10 Miles)
Built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1558 and 1587, it is a grand 16th-century country house near to Stamford, Lincolnshire, England and is a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house where its park was laid out by Capability Brown.
Nene Valley (steam) Railway. (3 Miles)
3 miles away, the Nene Valley Railway is a heritage railway that offers a family day. The preserved railway uses part of the original London and North Western line from Northamptonshire into the Cathedral city of Peterborough, encompassing the stations of Yarwell, Wansford, Ferry Meadows (Nene Park) and Orton Mere.
Fotheringhay (Castle). (7 miles)
A small village on the River Nene with a big English Royal history behind it. Once the home of the great Yorkist line, the village was, for a large part of the 15th and 16th centuries, of significant national standing. Richard III was born in the castle and Mary, Queen of Scotts, was beheaded in The Great Hall of the now destroyed castle.
Peterborough Cathedral. (8 miles)
A Norman style Cathedral known for its imposing Early English Gothic West Front façade, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and with no direct successor. It has a painted wooden ceiling in the nave, one of only four such ceilings in the whole of Europe. Henry VIII first wife, Catherine of Aragon, & Mary Queen of Scots are buried within.
Sacrewell Farm. (3 miles)
Sacrewell is a working farm open to the public all year round bar Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year. It offers family fun whatever the weather.
Feed the friendly animals, hop on the bumpy Tractor Ride, or discover their Timeline Barn where you can try on some historic costumes, hunt for eggs in the hay and dig for buried treasure.
Nene Park (Ferry Meadows). (5 Miles)
A site approximately three and a half miles long, it has three lakes, one has a watersports centre providing sailing, kayaking & windsurfing classes. Another has a pedaloe & rowing boat hire shop, and a third has boat moorings off the River Nene. There are three children's play areas, located in different points of the Park and a small miniature railway.
Market Towns - The Golden Triangle.
Stamford (9 miles) - is one of the "finest stone towns in England". It has 17th & 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches and lots of antique shops
Oundle (11 miles) & Uppingham (18 miles) are similar stone towns with antique shops.
With an abundance of birdlife, including Red Kites, countryside, animals and water, plus the Nene Valley Railway's 'Water Newton/Castor Crossing' point and the River Nene's 'Water Newton Lock' on hand, it's an ideal base from which to capture those special moments in time.
Water Newton Treasure.
This is a hoard of fourth-century Roman silver, discovered near the Roman town of Durobrivae at Water Newton. The hoard consisted of 27 silver items and one small gold plaque. It is housed in The British Museaum.