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

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

Carole Smart

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2004
Speaks Spanish, English
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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

FANTASTIC LOCATION FOR A PERFECT WEEKEND

  • 5 out of 5
Beautiful large house that is well equipped inside and out, and bursting with character. We were blessed with good weather and made full use of the wonderful spacious garden, where we enjoyed a whole evening of barbecuing, propping up the bar and playing the outdoor games provided.

The location was great - surrounded by countryside yet very easy to get to with the majority of our group travelling by rail and car from London. We were in good proximity to all of our local activities as well.

I want to give a special thank you to the friendly owner who went out of her way to help us through the organising stage, guiding us through the travel and activity options and ensuring that our weekend went as smoothly as possible. The kind welcome gift was the icing on the cake.

Overall I thoroughly and heartily recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

BEAUTIFUL, LARGE PLACE WITH SUPER-HELPFUL OWNERS.

  • 5 out of 5
Really impressed from start to finish. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, and everything was clear and well-organised. She helped us navigate the options for local activities too.

The place itself is stunning. Nicely decorated, but with ample capacity for our 14 guests, space in the garden (including BBQ and somewhat chilly pool) and a field for activities out the back. The pub next door also very nice, if a little slow on service. Not too far from MK for other activities too, and easily accessible from London.

All together, a really excellent weekend.
  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

CHARMING LOCATION FOR RELAXING WITH FRIENDS

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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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

EVERYTHING WE WANTED, AND MORE

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

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

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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 Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 2 nights
From
£750
£3,750
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
£3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 2 nights
From
£550
£2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Notes Last weekend in May - 3 nights for £1300.

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.
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • library
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
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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