Potcote - Farmhouse B&B Towcester, Northampton - Swimming Pool, Snooker Table, Gardens, Walks, Wildlife, Golf can be booked locally.
Potcote is a lovely Victorian Farmhouse on a working farm. With pretty gardens and super views. Guests are welcome to use the Indoor heated pool, snooker table and outdoor chess set.
Our double or twin rooms rooms have:
Quality en-suite bathrooms
Comfortable beds and well furnished rooms
Television with video, radio alarm clock
Hairdryers, spare blankets etc.
Own guest entrance and safe parking.
All ensuite rooms and a extensive breakfast menu to suit all tastes.
With good access to the M1/M40/A5/A43 and a pub and restaurant which are both with walking distance
At POTCOTE WE OFFER 5 DIAMOND ACCOMMODATION WITH A RELAXED FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
Situated in the South Northamptonshire countryside, Towcester is the oldest town in the county and can be traced back to the middle stone age.
As a result, many of the buildings on Watling Street, the town’s main road, are grade two listed buildings and central Towcester is a designated conservation area.
Maybe it’s because of this extensive history that the town's inhabitants have developed a strong sense of community with many clubs, groups and societies based in the town.
The Romans had a huge impact on Towcester establishing the town and naming it Lactodorum.
The garrison town was surrounded by a huge wall strengthened at particular points by brick towers.
The remains of one of these towers lasted right up to the 1960s.
The Romans left Towcester in the 5th Century and control of the town changed hands many times over during the ensuing years.
The road to Ireland - A more settled community in the 18th and 19th Century, and the British public’s desire to travel, put Towcester on the map.
Towcester People - Samuel Stone and Thomas Lord - founders of Hartford, Connecticut U.S.A. Lived in Towcester in the 1630s
Richard Empson - Henry VII’s tax collector.
Thomas Shepard - born in the early 1600s fled to New England and in 1636 organised the first permanent church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was also instrumental in bringing Harvard College to Cambridge that year.
The Fermor-Hesketh family - their linage has been present in Towcester since the 1500s.
The age of the stage coach brought great prosperity to the town.
Watling Street was one of the main roads from London to Liverpool, Manchester and Holyhead - the port to Dublin.
Countless travellers passed through the town including Charles Dickens, and Towcester welcomed them with inns and ale houses.
In fact, Dickens mentions the Saracens Head, still in the town today, in his novel The Pickwick Papers.
The railway saw the stage coach trade die over night and with it went Towcester’s main source of income.
But during the Victorian period Towcester wasn’t completely down and out.
Buildings appeared, including the town hall on Watling Street, churches and a brewery, and Towcester carried on as a market town.
The arrival and popularity of the car brought people back to the town in the 20th Century.