MacQueen House

Originally the village school, MacQueen House has been extensively renovated to accommodate 32 people.

The house is in use throughout the year for all sections of the Guide movement, from Rainbow to Trefoil Guild members.

A bit of history…

Miss Cecil Wilson Macqueen started Guiding in Northamptonshire in the early 20’s. When she died in 1977 she left Little House, Cranford to Northamptonshire Girl Guide Association to be used as an activity centre. As Little House was unsuitable, when Twywell School closed in 1979 the building was purchased. On the1st of May 1982 the building was re-opened as an activity centre and the first Girlguiding residents were the County Rangers.

  • Sleeps 32 people in 4 dormitories and a 1 single bedroom
  • Fully furnished
  • Large well equipped kitchen
  • Microwaves
  • Freezers
  • Automatic washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Dining Room seating 36
  • Large activity room
  • Sitting room
  • Outdoor play area
  • Car park
  • Lawns
  • Patio
  • BBQ
  • WiFi

Kettering is only a few miles away with shops, swimming, cinemas, theme park etc

Day Bookings

Within Guiding £40.00
Schools & Youth Groups £50.00

Evening Bookings

Within Guiding £30.00
Schools & Youth Groups £40.00

Any other external parties interested in booking MacQueen must contact the County Office for fees and availability on office@girlguiding.org.uk

All Overnight

Deposit £50.00

Then after the event:

Within Guiding:
Cost of every over-night attendee is £9.00 per head per night. If under 15 people staying a minimum of £135 is payable per night.

On the remittance form your original deposit is deducted and any souvenirs purchased are added on.

Schools & Youth Groups:
Cost of every over-night attendee is £10.00 per head per night.  If under 15 people staying a minimum if £150 is payable per night

On the remittance form your original deposit is deducted and any souvenirs purchased are added on.

  • Parking is available on hard tarmac for 20 cars.  Disabled access ramp is via the side door.
  • Girlguiding Photograph & Video Permissions – Sharing photos and videos online

Availability Calendar

Use the calendar to check if your dates are available before submitting a booking enquiry.

Making a Booking

Use the enquiry form below to send your dates and all details to the office. We will email confirmation of booking.

Once we have confirmed the date, download the booking form and send it with your deposit/full fee within 14 days to secure.

Cheques are made payable to: Guide Association Northamptonshire MacQueen House

If you are outside of Guiding…

… once you have received confirmation of availability and spoken to a MacQueen House Committee Member to agree a booking fee – complete the booking form and sign the Indemnity form (Hirers Agreement) using the information below to assist in filling out the Indemnity then send  both with a cheque for the agreed amount payable to: Guide Association Northamptonshire MacQueen House to:

Girlguiding Northamptonshire, Unit 1 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6WL

Information to add to Hirers Agreement (Indemnity Form):

Name – Girlguiding Northamptonshire.

Hire of: MacQueen House, High Street, Twywell, Thrapston, NN14 3AH

Registered Charity number 304418

Sum of £                – insert cost that you have agreed which is dependant on type of booking

Booking Enquiry Form

Please check the availability calendar before submitting a booking enquiry.

Email office@girlguidingnorthamptonshire.org.uk

Tel 01604 648740

 

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