Things to do in the surrounding area

The village of Braunston is famous for its canal junction between the Oxford Canal and the Grand Union Canal. A 10 minute walk from the lodges takes you to the Grand Union Canal towpath where there is a lovely walk down to the village past the Admiral Nelson pub, always a welcome stop for a drink and good food. The canalside walk will take you to the village via the picturesque marina. En route, you will pass Chandlers, the boat builders and fitters, souvenir shops and the historic Old Pump House which is now a mooring spot for the many narrow boats that visit Braunston.

The village has a shop which is open 7 days a week and an excellent butchers where you are able to buy a range of superb meats and deli products.

Braunston is also an excellent base for many near-by attractions including historical houses such as Althorp House and Castle Ashby; National Trust properties including Upton House and Stowe gardens; car and bike racing at Silverstone; horse racing at Towcester or a wide variety of shopping. There are also plenty of activities close by including cycling around the local reservoirs and canals or fishing in nearby lakes.

Historic Places & Gardens

Canons Ashby


Althorp House

Warwick Castle

Lamport Hall

Upton House

Castle Ashby


Packwood House


Coton Manor

Stowe Gardens

Activities & Days Out


Outdoor karting

Indoor Skiing

Braunston Marina

Fly Fishing - Draycote

Birding - Northants

Birding - Rutland Water

Birding - Draycote

Birding - Brandon Marsh

Family Days Out

Stanwick Lakes

Riverside Hub

Mini Meadows Farm


Heart Of The Shires

Brackley Antiques Centre