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GOSTELOW HOUSE, A GRADE II LISTED, 16TH CENTURY HALF-TIMBERED HOUSE

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Carole Smart

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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GOSTELOW HOUSE, A GRADE II LISTED, 16TH CENTURY HALF-TIMBERED HOUSE

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Chalton - Gostelow House C1540

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom, sleeps up to 14

Gostelow House, circa 1540, is a Grade II listed building surrounded by ¾ acre of secure gardens. There is an outdoor pool, bar, patio area and barbecues for your use. This family house is of half timbered Tudor design, and whilst it retains its character with inglenook fireplaces and low ceilings and beams it has all the modern touches you would expect.

The house is situated in the small village of Chalton which has a farm selling fresh free range eggs. There is a good dining pub a few steps from the house. The larger village of Toddington is 2 miles away and has a historic church, a library, a number of village shops, various takeaways and four pubs. Leagrave, a suburb of Luton is 3 miles away with fast access to London (45 min) and Bedford (20 min). Milton Keynes 15 miles to the north, offers a wealth of shopping and entertainment. Oxford and Cambridge are an hour's drive away.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only

Carole Smart

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Chalton, United Kingdom

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Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p16731
+44 (0)1525 872525
Chalton Bedfordshire
5

Hen Weekend

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
Perfect weekend - 12 of us stayed at Gostelow House for my Daughter's Hen Weekend.

The weather was fabulous - we were able to make full use of the beautiful garden with cocktails on the Friday night at the bar!, breakfast in the garden and some of the girls even took a morning splash in the pool - in March!!

Carole could not have been more helpful, answering my ever ending list of questions, very generously left us some bottles of champagne to start our celebrations and returned the deposit immediately.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p16731
+44 (0)1525 872525
Chalton Bedfordshire
London, United Kingdom
5

Perfect venue

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
I stayed at Gostelow House for a weekend with friends to celebrate my
birthday. We were all so impressed at the comfortable and inviting
atmosphere and the beautiful decor.

The owner of the home was most helpful in helping me to organise the
weekend, accommodating my specific requirements and providing me with
ample information about the home and the surrounding area.

I would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone wishing to host a
similar event for up to 14 adults.
business
Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p16731
+44 (0)1525 872525
Chalton Bedfordshire
London
5

Charming location for relaxing with friends

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
Ten of us stayed in Gostelow house for the weekend to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday. The weather was incredible, so we were really able to make the most of the beautiful and well-manicured outdoor space in the garden and of course the outdoor games (though not quite warm enough for the pool or BBQ).

Top marks go to the owner, who couldn't have been more accommodating .... as the reviews mention, she was very responsive to our questions and weird requests, she kindly left some celebratory champagne and a personalised message, took delivery of our online shopping and returned our deposit in double quick time.

The decor is rustic and comfy (rather than modern). There is a hugely well-equipped kitchen. The house is so unbelievably quaint with wonky floors and wood beams. There was plenty of space for 10 adults, but the dining and sitting rooms may have struggled to comfortably accommodate many more grown ups.

If you're after proximity to a pub (but far enough not to be noisy) then you can't go far wrong here! We had a most enjoyable and hearty meal there on the Friday.

All in all, a memorable weekend in a fantastic location. Many thanks!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p16731
+44 (0)1525 872525
Chalton Bedfordshire
London
5

Everything we wanted, and more

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
Gostelow House was a great place for our stag do. There was plenty of room for all 14 of us - whether that be outdoors in the garden around the barbecue, or relaxing in the dining room or lounge.

Carole went out of her way to ensure we had the perfect stay, even leaving us two bottle of champagne for our arrival. She also helped with advice on local taxi firms, pubs and activities.

The Star pub next door serves up decent food, is very welcoming and is literally 50 yards away.

The local village of Toddington (less than 2 miles away) can be highly recommended for a night out - the curry house is worth a visit as are the 7 pubs (at least half of which were playing live music when we were there on a saturday night).

Would highly recommend for a weekend away, very easy to get to from London as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p16731
+44 (0)1525 872525
Chalton Bedfordshire
London
5

Gostelow House

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
A dozen of us rented Gostelow House for four days over New Year and it proved to be a great choice. For anyone self catering there is a very well provided kitchen and a proper dining room. Fires in both the dining room and living room contribute to the cosy feel. Extremely easy to get to from the M1 and only 10 mins from Leagrave station. Plenty of countryside nearby for those who fancy the fresh air. We played golf at Chalgrave Manor (5 mins) and the girls went to the Spa at Luton Hoo (25 mins). There is a pub next door to the house with a pretty extensive (if standard) menu if you fancy eating somewhere you can easily stumble home from. The owner could not be more helpful - always handy when you're in an area you don't know well."
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Location

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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Luton Airport
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Leagrave
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M1 junction 12
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Star
Nearest Ski
27 Kilometres
Milton Keynes
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Chalgrave
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
The Star
Car: recommended

Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Chalton, Bedfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring
1 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£650
£3,250
2 nights
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
£750
£3,750
2 nights
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
£650
£3,250
2 nights
 
 
Standard price

Changeover Day: Friday
£550
£2,750
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000.00
Notes Early May Bank Holiday - 3 nights £1500 or 4 nights for £2000 (25% discount).

Late May Bank Holiday - 3 nights for £1950.

August Bank Holiday - 3 nights for £1950.

Christmas 2014 - 3 nights £2500, 4 nights £3250 or a week £4500.

New Year 2014 - 3 nights £2500.

Airport transfers can be arranged.

Catering options can be arranged.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chalton in Bedfordshire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Hob
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main - 1 Large Double Bed , Dual aspect, 5' bed
    Lilac - 1 Double Bed , Overlooks back garden, 4'6
    Green - 1 Double Bed , An Eaves room overlooking the back garden, 4'6
    Chinese - 1 Double Bed , Overlooks the front garden, 4' bed
    Attic - 1 Double Bed , 4'6 bed
    Study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Leads from the spiral staircase to the Attic Room
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofabed
  • 5 doubles, 1 futon, 1 sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Barbecue
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • library
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • pond
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • live theatre
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • ski
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Children over 12 welcome (unless peviously agreed). Culture: Woburn Abbey the home of the Duke of Bedfordshire (15 min), Ascott House the Rothschilds hunting lodge (20 min), St Alban's Cathedral and Roman Verulaneum (30 min), London (45 min by train), Oxford (1 hour), Cambridge (1hour). Sporting: Skiing at Xscape (20 min), the largest real snow slope in Europe, Watersports (20 min), Gliding (15 min), the London Gliding Club,Golf (5 min), Walking (5 min), Clay Pigeon Shooting (5 min), Archery (15 min). Leisure: Knebworth House and Wrest Park (20 min), for various styles of concert, The Stables (20 min), the Laine Dankworth Centre, Bedforshire's only vineyard (20 min), Old Warden. Gardens: Toddington Manor (5 min), Swiss Gardens (20 min). Animal life: Woburn Safari Park (15 min), Whipsnade Zoo (15 min), Woodside Animal Farm (15 min). Shopping: Milton Keynes (20 min), London (45 min), Bicester (60 min) A discount shopping village.
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