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Things To Do


Dodmoor House and Dodford Manor wedding venues are a 5-minute walk from the Magic Mushroom Cabin.

Visit Silverstone Circuit and Museum.

Or have a go at the Silverstone Driving Experience.

If you're more into karting try Whilton Locks Karting Circuit. 

Or Towcester Racecourse - free entry for greyhound racing (horse racing is currently suspended).

Saints Rugby Ground - check fixtures

Northampton Town FC - check fixtures

Daventry and Towcester market towns.

Braunston Canal Junction.

Warwick Castle.

Leamington Spa Town.

Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon.


There are many National Trust and Country Houses in Northamptonshire and nearby Leicestershire, all with stunning gardens and cafes.

For National Trust houses in nearby Warwickshire click here

There are also some privately owned Country Houses: Sulgrave ManorCoton ManorAlthorp Estate (where Princess Diana grew up and is now buried).


There are lots of waterside and country walks; there are two lovely woodlands within a 4 mile drive - the bluebells in early May are amazing, a carpet of blue!

Dodford still has an open ford which kids (and adults) 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 also available to hire just up the lane from us in Dodford. With or without a skipper. See

Northamptonshire is famous for it's rolling countryside, making cycling another favourite pastime. why not bring your own bikes and explore the country lanes and pretty ironstone villages.


The Red Lion at Hellidon - independent pub and restaurant in a pretty village nearby. Excellent food and great atmosphere.

Cromwell Cottage at Kislingbury - great food, especially the Sunday Roast 'Trio' of meats.

The Plough at Everdon - fantastic village pub, serving excellent 'locally sourced' food. Booking recommended.


The Narrowboat at Weedon - pub and restaurant with canalside dining and good, locally sourced, freshly cooked food. The chef here (Kirsty Collins) got through to the quarter finals of Masterchef in 2016.

The George at Kilsby - a fantastic gastropub serving classic pub food with an Asian twist! You have to try this place, the food is amazing. It's about 10 min drive from here.

70 One at Watford Gap. Fine dining Asian restaurant with a modern twist and Shisha lounge. Waterside dining.

The Butchers Arms in Priors Hardwick - a few villages away, a charming restaurant with Portuguese influences. Lunch time set menu is very good value for money whereas a la carte is a bit pricier. Charming waiters and an excellent wine selection. A good place to visit on a special occasion.

The Brinjol Indian Restaurant, Weedon - excellent sit down restaurant or takeaway. Walkable from Magic Mushroom Cabin (1.2 miles along the canal).

Weedon House Chinese and Fish n Chip Shop - takeaway only, but highly recommended for both Chinese or Fish n Chips

Granny's Cafe, Weedon - try a 4 mile circular walk from the Magic Mushroom Cabin, stopping at Granny's half way for breakfast!

Booking recommended - allow 1 hour if walking from the Hobbitty House.

The Turnpike Harpole - Beefeater restaurant serving a great range of food and drinks, from perfectly cooked steaks to classic family favourites. Don't forget the 'Unlimited Cooked Breakfast' All you can eat and kids eat for free!

A comprehensive list of places to eat, is published in the Guest Manual on site, or ask Amanda to email it to you when booking your holiday.


Amanda the owner of the 'Magic Mushroom Cabin', is a qualified Reiki Master and can offer relaxing and balancing Reiki treatments at £45 for 45 mins. 


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Why not treat yourself to a massage, manicure or pedicure? Secrets Beauty Salon in nearby Daventry offer a complete range of treatments including hairdressing.


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