Things to Do


Renowned for its natural beauty and an array of interesting buildings , Ashton Wold is comprised of residential properties, holiday accommodation, agricultural land and a working farm. Ashton Wold is a private estate and perfect for :

  1. Walking
  2. Cycling
  3. Bird Watching
  4. Flora & Fauna appreciation
  5. Art Galleries (please request viewings prior to your stay)
  6. Picnics
  7. The Cricket Field is available to all holiday makers and is perfect for: a)  a game of rounders (b) flying kites(c) general ball games and lots more
  8. Each house contains a booklet with some historical facts re. each house in Ashton Wold (most of which are listed), the countryside and Miriam Rothschild.

It hopefully goes without saying that we expect all our visitors to follow the Country Code. You will find a map inside your welcome folder showing the areas holiday makers are welcome to explore. Please keep within these boundaries – if you have any questions or queries please ask.

See below links to various local places – The Oundle information site has lots of useful information click: Oundleinfo 

The Chequered Skipper, Ashton (1 mile) Pub & Restaurant

The Tap & Kitchen, Oundle Wharf (2 miles) Pub & Restaurant

The Kings Arms, Polebrook (2 miles) Pub

The Talbot, Oundle (2 miles) Hotel & Restaurant

Salernos, Oundle (2 miles) Italian Restaurant

Dexters, Oundle (2 miles) Bistro

Onkar, Oundle (2 miles) Indian Restaurant

The Ship Inn, Oundle (2 miles) Pub

The Kings Head, Wadenhoe (4 miles) Pub

The Falcon, Fotheringhay (4 miles) Pub & Restaurant

Loch Fyne, Elton (6 miles) Restaurant

The Pheasant, Keyston (8 miles) Pub & Restaurant

Hambleton Hall, Oakham (20 miles) Restaurant

The Nene Way (2 miles) Walking / Bird Watching

Nene Extreme – Kayak Hire (2 miles) Canoeing

Rutland Water (18 miles) Cycling / Walking / Fishing / Sailing / Bird Watching

Jungle Parc Adventure Course (18 miles)

Grafham Water (19 miles) Cycling / Walking / Fishing / Sailing / Bird Watching

Fineshade Woods (18 miles) Cycling / Walking / Bird Watching

The Oundle Heritage Trail (2 miles)

Lyveden New Bield (4 miles)

Elton Hall (5 miles)

Prebendal Manor (5 miles)

Apethorpe Hall (6 miles)

Rockingham Castle (12 miles)

Kirby Hall (12 miles)

Burghley House (15 miles)

Rushton Triangular Lodge (16 miles)

Althorp House (30 miles) (2 miles)

The Nene Valley (East Northamptonshire)

Visit Peterborough (12 miles)

Visit Stamford (15 miles)

Visit Rutland (20 miles)

Visit Cambridge (35 miles)

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