The Hobbit House
-- A UNIQUE RETREAT --
WELCOME TO THE HOBBIT HOUSE
The Hobbit House with its chunky log walls and wonky, grass-covered roof sits by the pond and the veg patch in Amanda’s garden, and its location just up from the house is no coincidence.
It’s been the owner Amanda’s favourite spot for years, mostly because of her Auntie Annie, who often worked among the trellises and plants, singing as she went.
First the idea was a bench, then an arbour and then an octagonal summerhouse, but none of them seemed enough.
A small inheritance after Annie’s passing sparked an idea, and a carpenter friend was engaged to make “something” out of reclaimed tree trunks from the nearby Fawsley Estate.
Soon, farmers passing on the nearby road would stop and offer turf or wildflowers for the roof, and the quaint space slowly took shape.
The end result is a song in itself.
Amanda has kept the space simple but amazing, with rugs over the rough stone floor, bright Indian patterns on the sofa beds and lighting from strings of fairylights, bunches of lanterns and the wood-burner.
A UNIQUE RETREAT
A unique hobbit house that went from a view, to a bench, to a community project and finally a magical retreat for two just outside Northampton.
Take a sneak peEk inside!
EXPLORE THE AREA
There's so much to do and explore within walking distance of the Hobbit House. Lots of waterside and country walks; there are two lovely woodlands within a 4 mile drive - the bluebells in May are amazing, a carpet of blue!
Dodford still has an open ford which kids can paddle in. The canal is nearby, offering a peaceful stroll whilst the narrow boats sail past.
Alternatively, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum is perfect to grab a bite to eat at the canal side pubs before heading off on a canal boat ride.
Day boats are available to hire from our neighbours in Dodford - Inland Navigators. Visit their website for more information by clicking here.
There are also lots of lovely cycle rides nearby. You can bring your own bikes or rent them locally.