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Take a moment to engage with the natural world and use it as a means to rest, renew and restore.

Set off and explore the surrounding Northamptonshire landscape with one of our guided walking maps and discover ancient woodland, fields, lakes and meadows.

Alternatively, soak up over 4 centuries of history at the nearby renowned Castle Ashby House Gardens or for those looking to completely immerse in nature, experience the liberation of wild swimming in open water.

Opening spring 2020.

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The Local Area

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Discover ancient woodland, lakes, fields and meadows with a designated private nature walk and wild swimming or set off and explore the nearby historical Castle Ashby House Gardens.

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Wild Swimming

Completely immerse yourself in nature and experience the liberation of wild swimming in open water.  Members of The Falcon Wild Swimming Club have exclusive access to a private Capability Brown designed lake, set against the historic backdrop of Castle Ashby House.

Whether you are a novice swimmer or advanced athlete, our guided lessons go beyond pure methodology and teach you how to connect with the water and turn swimming into a performance art.

For more information about The Falcon Wild Swimming Club, please email reception@thefalcon-castleashy.com.

Guided Nature Walks

The Castle Ashby Estate is home to a truly spectacular array of flora, fauna and wildlife.  It is also the most documented estate in the UK, with a group of local wildlife conservationists compiling and producing a detailed annual report of their findings.  This group of enthusiastic conservationists, ‘The Wild Bunch’, are also available via The Falcon for guided private nature walks throughout the estate.

For more information about private nature walks, please email reception@thefalcon-castleashy.com.

Castle Ashby House Gardens

The renowned Castle Ashby House Gardens were designed by Capability Brown, who is remembered as “the last of the great English 18th-century artists to be accorded his due” and “England’s greatest gardener”. The gardens feature an impressive Arboretum, formal Italian gardens and a menagerie with pigs, rabbits, monkeys and meerkats.

The gardens are open from 1st April to 30th September, from 10am to 5:30pm and 1st October to 31st March from 10am to 4:30pm.  Guests of The Falcon receive special discounted access to the gardens and are available from reception.


Swanpool Ceramics

As a sensory activity, clay work is immersive, focusing thoughts on keeping control of the shape of the pot.  Within the pot you can produce something that expresses who you are – its form shaped entirely by your own imagination.

Our friends at nearby Swanpool Ceramics offer an ‘open-access’ pottery studio with state-of-the-art equipment and resources for potters of all levels.  Guests of The Falcon can book a private session, which typically lasts two hours and allows enough time to create two pieces, which are then fired and glazed.  From £60 per person.

For more information or to book, please emailreception@thefalcon-castleashby.com


Yardley Arts

Yardley Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation that exists to create greater connectivity and improve lives through the development of our community's artistic talents.  Located in the neighbouring village of Yardley Hastings, guests of the Falcon are welcome to link-in to their ever-changing program of events and courses covering sculpture, painting, jewellery making and other creative expressions.  

Alternatively, during the warmer months, we can arrange drawing lessons in the gardens with a private tutor and all materials supplied. To learn more, please email

Manor Farm Riding Centre

Interacting with horses has been proven to enhance feelings of wellbeing and spending time in nature is one of the simplest ways to connect to self and the greater natural world around us.

Located in the charming nearby village of Easton Maudit, Manor Farm Riding Centre offer lessons and countryside hacks (treks) for all ages and ability levels, with direct access to bridleways that stretch for miles of open Northamptonshire countryside.   Private lessons can also be arranged. To book, please email:

reception@thefalcon-castleashby.com


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Bedrooms

Each bedroom embodies and connects you to the surrounding countryside with an array of fabrics and textures that cocoon and comfort.

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Eyas

Eyas Restaurant is a gathering place for the local community and hotel guests offering food and drink with regionally sourced produce.

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Wellbeing

Connection to self, the local community and surrounding countryside to enhance wellbeing and create new experiences and realities.

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