Self-Catering Holiday Rental Cottages

Centrally located in Oundle, a beautiful stone built market town. Teddy Cottage is a lovely period property a short walk from the marketplace. This two-bedroomed terraced property has a wonderful relaxing feel and has been lovingly decorated by our After Umbrage team with huge thanks to all those that have donated furniture.

Walking around the alleyways and paths of Oundle is a delight, with St Peter’s Church (with the tallest spire in Northamptonshire) to help guide you back to the central “conservation area”, with mostly listed buildings, many of which date from the seventeenth century.

There are also many walking, cycling, and kayaking opportunities to enjoy nearby and much local wildlife to spot, including the omnipresent red kites.

There is something to explore nearby for everyone whilst remaining a tranquil haven to stay.

To top things off 100% of the proceeds from your booking will go towards funding our charity. After Umbrage is a charity whose vision is to provide free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with life-limiting or terminal conditions. To date, we have welcomed over 1260 carers with their loved ones and made such a difference to people’s lives. A large proportion of our funding comes from paid bookings of our delightful cottage. That means by booking your holiday with us, you’ll be directly contributing to furthering our vision and help fund future breaks for carers. Now that’s a win-win.

Even if you don’t decide to stay with us you can still help our charity. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and even just spreading the word to friends and family can go a long way. Without your help, we can’t provide care and support for people caring for someone with a terminal illness. There are lots of ways to get involved, so find one that suits you.


The hallway leads to the lounge and dining area which are open plan with a pretty bay window overlooking the small paved front garden.



A well stocked kitchen will provide everything you need to cook up some delicious meals. It features a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer. There is also a handy storage area for hanging coats.

A rear courtyard off the kitchen, is excellent for alfresco dining.



Upstairs are two bedrooms. One a peaceful double with a view over the courtyard garden, the other a lovely bright room that features two single beds.



A lovely big bathroom provides a power shower and bath.



A lovely big bathroom provides a power shower and bath.



Unfortunately, Teddy cottage is not wheelchair accessible. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.



The cottage sleeps four and these are the facilities and services included:

Heating, dishwasher, shower/bath, bed linen/towels, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, private garden, pubs and local shops in walking distance, one small dog welcome, countryside walks.

Our Charity

Named after the founder’s mother’s Teddy Bear, After Umbrage is a charity whose vision is to provide free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with life limiting or terminal conditions. We’re here to benefit anyone who is looking after a loved one with a life-limiting condition (or who has been recently bereaved) and is in need of a break. Which from experience is all carers. We have a beautiful cottage just outside Bath called Kingham Cottage and a fabulous period property in Oundle which we offer free of charge for up to four nights for anyone in this situation. Each applicant is allowed up to two stays at a Cottage. Since 2016, we have gifted over 1260 carer stays.

How your booking helps

The proceeds of every private booking contribute towards funding our charity. By booking your holiday rental with us we can help provide respite for carers who are often overlooked. So if you’re looking to explore the magnificent world heritage city of Bath then it would make a world of difference to carers across the UK if you booked with us.

Even if you decide to book elsewhere, you can still help After Umbrage! There are so many ways to get involved by fundraising or donating. Just liking and sharing our pages on InstagramFacebook and Twitter can help spread the word.

Local Amenities

The following Amenities are available within a 5-10 minute walk of the cottage:

  • Local Butchers, Bakery and Wine Shop
  • Four coffee shops serving food including delicious cakes and snacks
  • Several pubs and restaurants
  • Bookshop
  • Newsagent
  • Co-op, small Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets
  • Doctors
  • Two Pharmacies
  • Three Hairdressers
  • Two Barbers
  • Beauty Salon (Nails, Hair, Waxing, Massage & Facials)
  • Garage (Mechanics & Tyres)

Local Attractions

The following are a list of local attractions you may wish to visit during your stay:

  • An array of great local shops and weekly farmer’s market
  • Nene Valley Brewery
  • Oundle Museum
  • Nene Valley way walks
  • Barnwell Country Park
  • Lyveden New Bield
  • The Stahl Theatre
  • Many fine restaurants and country pubs
  • Walks around town and down to the meadows along the river



Get Directions on Google Maps.

From A605 East:
Take the third exit from the round about, over the bridge and
Proceed through the traffic lights into the town. Take a left by Stu Pots and passing
the Co-op on your left continue down South Road. Second left onto Herne Road and
Teddy Cottage is the first terrace house on the left. Parking is available right outside
the property on Herne Road.

From A605 West:
Continue down pass Barnwell Country Park and Marina, over the small bridge and
take the first right. Proceed down South Road for half a mile and take the bend to the
left. Herne Road is on the right.



Unfortunately, Teddy Cottage is not wheelchair accessible. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


These are the facilities and services included in the price of your holiday.

  • Travel Cot
  • Heating
  • Hairdryer
  • High Chair
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Garden
  • Bed Linen
  • Shower / Bath
  • One Dog Welcome
  • Pub & Local Shops Walking Distance
  • WiFi



If you’d like to book as a paying guest please book via Air BnB.

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