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Lovely house in the countryside near to St Albans, villages & London!

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Garden and rear of the property
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Down a leafy lane in the Hertfordshire countryside, we offer a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing home dating from 1850. Furnished with eclectic artwork and antiques, the interior is spacious, with a country kitchen, lounge and dining area, large terrace and gardens overlooking fields. A welcome pack will be waiting for you on arrival. Occasionally the owners occupy the annex next door ( both parts are self-contained and separate.) The property is an ideal base for couples, families, and tourists to explore local market towns or commute to London (Central London is 45 minutes - catch the 17-minute fast train to Kings Cross) or surrounding areas. A cot and high chair are available and there is Futon sofa bed in bedroom 4 really suitable for a child or for siblings sharing the ...Down a leafy lane in the Hertfordshire countryside, we offer a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing home dating from 1850. Furnished with eclectic artwork and antiques, the interior is spacious, with a country kitchen, lounge and dining area, large terrace and gardens overlooking fields. A welcome pack will be waiting for you on arrival. Occasionally the owners occupy the annex next door ( both parts are self-contained and separate.) The property is an ideal base for couples, families, and tourists to explore local market towns or commute to London (Central London is 45 minutes - catch the 17-minute fast train to Kings Cross) or surrounding areas. A cot and high chair are available and there is Futon sofa bed in bedroom 4 really suitable for a child or for siblings sharing the room. ( see layout) A car is necessary (taxis are expensive). We are 2 miles from public transport. An information folder will be in the kitchen, and someone can be on hand for advice if needed. Please email if you have any queries. The property is available for longer lets eg 3 - 6 months - under a short term letting agreement from the National Landlords Association to comply with our insurance regulations. Children are welcome but need close supervision, there is a large garden but please be advised that inside are polished surfaces and glass tables tops. NB : There is one hot water tank so showers need to be staggered if there are several guests staying. Please note that for fewer guests in off-peak holiday periods we may negotiate a lower rate and for longer stays under a short term letting contract. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We would like your stay to be comfortable and relaxing and only ask that home is treated with respect. Please use coasters and mats to protect surfaces from drinks and heat. No food or drink to be consumed upstairs, Remove outdoor shoes inside. Do not leave the open fire unattended and use the fireguard. Supervise children at all times. There is a deep well with a timber lid in the garden so do not allow children to climb on it! No events or parties. No film crews or filming.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
anne t
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

We have rented Westfield Studios throughout this summer. It is a wonderfully comfortable house with lots of character in a great location. Anne has been very helpful and we wouldn’t hesitate to rent this property again

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Large house in rural location close to A414, A1 and M1. Spacious rooms, very clean, good selection of cookware! Very comfy beds! Plenty of parking space. Owners very helpful and great to deal with.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Quest437719
GrandTour561051, VR Owner at Lovely house in the countryside near to St Albans, villages & London!, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Hello David and Family, Thank you for your review. Hope Potter World was fun and your other London adventures! Kind regards Anne

Reviewed 2 August 2019

This was our 2nd stay at this fabulous house which is set in a lovely private garden. The house is spacious and equipped with anything and everything we could possibly need. It is a real home from home. Anne and Steve are wonderful hosts and...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Trina S
GrandTour561051, VR Owner at Lovely house in the countryside near to St Albans, villages & London!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Dear Trina and Party, Thank you for your lovely eedback and hope to see you the next time! Anne and Steve

Reviewed 1 August 2019

We stayed in this lovely house when we were staying in the area to attend a wedding at Essendon Country Club and I have to say it was absolutely perfect. We found a beautiful furnished and decorated house which was spotlessly clean and with a...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Lindy M
GrandTour561051, VR Owner at Lovely house in the countryside near to St Albans, villages & London!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Dear Lindy, Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Anne

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I booked this for colleagues working nearby for the week. Communication with Anne was superb, very quick. A chap called Steve stayed with his sons and loved it. Anne and Steve were great host's and very obliging. House was very quirk and beautiful throughout. There...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank EmmajCro
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Rural - yet Central London is just 45 minutes ( 17 minutes by rail to Kings Cross ) if you wish to explore by day or commute. Nearby are mainline rail stations Hatfield and Potters Bar, University of Herts (UH) 10 mins, Leavesden Film Studios -( Harry Potter studio tour) 25 mins, Elstree Film Studios - 15 mins Between historic market towns of St Albans (20 mins) Hertford (20 mins). St Albans Abbey, Roman museum, Odyssey Cinema, market,flour mill. Woods for walks: Essendon Valley, Northaw, Broxbourne, Hatfield House Estate, De Havilland Aircraft Museum 15 mins. Knebworth House & Park, Water Sports: Herts Young Mariners at Broxbourne, Waltham Cross Olympic course offers White Water Rafting ( 30 mins) Harry Potter World 25 mins.
Getting around
A car is advisable as the train station is 2 - 3 miles walk, although there are plenty of local taxi companies. Local train stations are Potters Bar, Hatfield, Brookmans Park and Welham Green or Northern line Underground Station , 20 minutes drive, at High Barnet and Piccadilly Line Underground Station at Cockfosters.
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