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7 Nights  

  • £520  to  £650

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Lancaster Cottage

Lancaster Cottage is perfectly charming. The pretty 17th Century thatched cottage is on a quiet road in North Crawley, a village desired for its charm, only a short stroll from two excellent pubs including The Cock Inn. Despite its relaxing rural feel, it’s only a short drive to bustling Milton Keynes where trains to central London take as little as 35 minutes. Sleeping up to four guests in a double and a twin bedroom, Lancaster Cottage is a favourite with families and couples, as well as those visiting relatives in the area or on business.

Staying in North Crawley gives a real sense of what it’s like in the English countryside and lets you live like a local. It’s not at all touristy and in addition to the two pubs there is a village shop, church, school and village green. You’ll find all the amenities you need around three miles away in Newport Pagnell. There is also a local village shop which is a few steps from the cottage for grocery needs.

The thriving town of Bedford is ten miles away. Sitting on the River Ouse, Bedford offers a wealth of entertainment from shopping to museums, including The Higgins Bedford, Glen Miller Museum and John Bunyan Museum. Motor buffs should make a short detour for a day out at Shuttleworth in Biggleswade, where there are dozens of vintage aircraft, cars, motorcycles and carriages. Shuttleworth also houses the Birds of Prey Centre and ornamental Swiss Garden.

Milton Keynes is also nearby. It’s another fantastic city with plenty to offer visitors such as a theatre, galleries, shops, eateries and attractions in and around the city including Xscape (a huge snow dome), Bletchley Park, Gullivers Land Theme Park (perfect for little ones!), Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Abbey and the stunning gardens at Stowe, which is managed by the National Trust. A day trip could also involve a visit to Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell or Woburn itself, all of which are lovely market towns with lots to see and enjoy.

Although you can shop until your heart’s content (or until your wallet expires, whichever comes first!) a holiday at Lancaster Cottage can also include lots of beautiful countryside walks and bike rides. There are over 150 miles of cycle paths around Milton Keynes alone, including four waymarked Heritage Trails. A number of National Cycle Network routes run around Bedford and the surrounding area. The Grand Union Canal goes between Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard, offering a fun and easy cycle for all abilities. The area around Gorewell and Turvey is also good for walking. Pack a picnic and set off to find a new view to love.

The ability to spend the day in London and return to a cosy thatched cottage in the country is irresistible! Lancaster Cottage will not disappoint whether you’re visiting for a romantic escape or a fun-filled family holiday.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mr & Mrs Lancaster joined Independent Cottages in August 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Buckinghamshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Lancaster Cottage dates from the 17th Century. It retains many original features including exposed beams and staircase. The layout is traditional for this style of property, with the bathroom, kitchen and living areas downstairs, and the bedrooms upstairs.


  • A cosy living/dining room is furnished in a style which suits the age of the property. The owners have thoughtfully provided a bookcase with books and games. A round wooden dining table comfortably seats four people.
  • The kitchen is very well equipped to make cooking a pleasure, even on holiday. There is an electric stove and oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and a good complement of cooking equipment and ample crockery and cutlery.
  • Stable doors open from the kitchen into the cottage garden.
  • A modern tiled family bathroom has a bath, and an overhead shower, hand basin and WC.


  • The master bedroom has a lovely double bed and storage that lets you unpack. It has exposed beams on the wall, giving it a quirky charm that is unique to properties of this age.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and lots of character.

Outside: Lancaster Cottage has a beautiful enclosed garden to the rear. There is lots of room for playing, and dining furniture makes it possible to enjoy outdoor meals in the summer. The mature gardens are full of flowers in spring and summer - the perfect cottage garden. Off-road parking. A separate outbuilding houses a washing machine and tumble drier.

Additional Information: Due to the age of the property and the thatched roof, the property is strictly no smoking both inside and outdoors. No pets. All utilities, linen and towels are provided. Lancaster Cottage has WiFi. Only week long bookings offered (sorry but no short breaks available).

Lancaster Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £520
To £650
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1908 538033 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Mr & Mrs Lancaster
Member Since August 2017

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Lancaster Cottage Noticeboard

Brian and Anne W, Arlington, VA, USA May  2023 Loved this quaint thatched cottage! Our visit happened to coincide with King Charles Coronation. We attended three coronation and tea picnics and loved them all.   We loved spending time with each other, visiting folks, drinking and eating at The Cock and The Chequers public houses, walking to the pubs and the village store and to St Firmin’s Church. Thanks Lancaster Cottage for a great visit. 

Last Minute Offers

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Lancaster Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 13th June 2024
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