Group homestays in Northampton

Northampton

university-of-northamton-scholarshipNorthampton is in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the River Nene, about 67 miles (108 km) north-west of London and 50 miles (80 km) south-east of Birmingham.

Northampton’s market square is one of Britain’s largest and oldest dating back to 1235. The market square is linked to Abington Street, a major shopping area of Northampton. There are also two shopping centres in the town centre: the Grosvenor Centre, and Market Walk (previously Peacock Place). St James Retail Park is also a large shopping precinct just south of the town centre. Billing Aquadrome leisure park is a caravan site, marina, funfair, bar, riverside restaurant and converted water mill with original workings.

The Northampton Leisure Trust has four leisure centres across Northampton: Danes Camp, Lings Forum, Mounts Baths and Duston Sports Centre. There are also the action centres Benham Sports Arena and King’s Park Tennis Centre. Radlands Plaza is a new skate-park. Northampton has a total of 170 parks and open spaces. Popular parks include Abington Park, which is the town’s oldest, and the Racecourse, which was the original home of Northampton Balloon Festival. Other parks include Becket’s Park, Bradlaugh Fields, Dallington Park, Delapré Park, Eastfield Park, Hunsbury Hill (which contains an Iron Age fort), Kingsthorpe Park and Victoria Park.

The Royal & Derngate theatre complex, on Guildhall Road in the Cultural Quarter of the town centre, is one of the main venues for arts and entertainment in Northampton. The Deco is a theatre and conference centre, which shares its Art Deco building with the Northampton Jesus Centre. The Beatles appeared there twice on stage in 1963: firstly as unknowns as part of the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour; secondly as part of their own tour.

The two cinemas in Northampton are Vue at Sol Central in the centre and Cineworld at Sixfields. There are many local venues which provide events. The Roadmender hosts mainstream touring bands and one off-gigs. Other popular entertainment venues include the Legendendary Labour Club, Mollys, O’Malley’s, O’Neill’s, The Old White Hart, The Penny Whistle and The Wig & Pen. Charles Bradlaugh, the Picturedrome and the Black Bottom Club.

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Transport

Rail

Northampton railway station is on the West Coast Main Line, and has services southbound to London and northbound to Birmingham and Crewe provided by London Midland. Virgin Trains also provide two daily services to London.

Buses

Stagecoach serves areas within the town and also provides travel to outlying villages and towns within the county, making links to Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough. They also go as far afield as Bedford, Bicester, Leicester, Market Harborough, Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Rugby.National Express also operates in Northampton, covering routes between major towns and cities in the United Kingdom.

Rates for Northampton

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)
Beddington£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Bexleyheath£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Bromley£27.75£29.75£27.25£29.25
Catford area£27.75£29.75£27.25£29.25
Crawley£26.00£28.00£25.50£27.50
Croydon area£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Dartford£30.00£32.00£30.00£32.00
Eltham area£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Harrow£26.00£28.00£25.50£27.50
Kingston area£30.00£32.00£29.00£31.00
Orpington area£27.75£29.75£27.25£29.25
Rochester£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Southend£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Sydenham----
Twickenham£29.50£31.50£29.00£31.00
Woking£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Ashford£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Burgess Hill/Haywards Heath£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Folkestone£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Hastings£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Sevenoaks£31.00£33.00£30.00£32.00
Tunbridge Wells£31.00£33.00£30.00£32.00
Whitstable/Herne Bay£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Worthing£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Brighton£27.75£29.75£27.00£29.00
Eastbourne£28.50£30.50£28.00£30.00
Hemel Hempstead£31.00£33.00£30.00£32.00
New Forest£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Portsmouth£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Trowbridge£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Weymouth£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Bath Area£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Cornwall£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Devon£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Plymouth£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Bristol£27.00£29.00£26.50£28.50
Salisbury£28.75£30.75£28.00£30.00
Northampton£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Bedford£27.25£29.25£26.75£28.75
Stratford upon Avon£29.50£31.50£28.75£30.75
Oxford/Abingdon£28.50£30.50£28.00£30.00
Warwick area£29.50£31.50£29.00£31.00
Reading----
Aylesbury£34.00£36.00£33.50£35.50
Colchester£29.50£31.50£29.00£31.00
Clacton/Frinton£29.50£31.50£29.00£31.00
Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft£29.50£31.50£29.00£31.00
Cambridge£32.75£34.75£32.00£34.00
York£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Chester area£30.50£32.50£29.50£31.50
Blackpool£32.25£34.25£31.50£33.50
Liverpool£32.25£34.25£31.50£33.50
Lancaster----
Scarborough£32.25£34.25£31.50£33.50
Aberdeen£30.25£32.25£29.50£31.50
Edinburgh£29.00£31.00£28.50£30.50
Stirling£26.50£28.50£26.00£28.00
Cardiff£28.00£30.00£27.00£29.00
Swansea£26.00£28.00£25.50£27.50
Bridgend£26.00£28.00£25.50£27.50
North Wales£31.50£33.50£30.50£32.50
Dublin????
Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)


High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Northampton

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Northamptonshire
  • Daventry
  • Moulton
  • Hardingstone
  • Brixworth
  • Wellingborough
  • Towcester
  • Weedon Bec
  • Earls Barton
  • Silverstone
  • Upton
  • Harpole
  • Kislingbury

 

Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.

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