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SUPERBLY SITUATED FOR VISITS TO LONDON AND HISTORIC HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE

Sarah Groves

Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sarah Groves

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French
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SUPERBLY SITUATED FOR VISITS TO LONDON AND HISTORIC HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Berkhamsted - The Stables

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Historic

The Stables sits in the curtilage of the oldest medieval barn (Grade 2* listed) in the South of England. It has stunning views of the Great Barn and the surrounding countryside, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located 500ms from Berkhamsted castle where almost 1000 years ago, William the Conqueror received the surrender from the English knights, it is walking distance from the historic town center, where the novelist Graham Greene also went to school. This thriving market town (markets are Wednesdays and Saturdays) has a selection of chic eateries and cafes, where you can easily while away the hours and, with three good supermarkets, you really are spoilt for choice. Berkhamsted has a wealth of antique and 'brocante' style shops and, of course, a 'must-visit' is the nation's well-loved treasure, the art-deco 'Rex' cinema - not to be missed!

Convenient

The Stables sits in a privileged position on the edge of the town, rubbing shoulders with beautiful countryside and the ancient Ashridge Forest which can be discovered on foot or by bike. It takes only 7 mins to walk to the train station, and you are in the center of London in just over half an hour. Heathrow airport is 45 mins by car and Oxford, Bicester, Waddesdon, St Albans and Cambridge are all within easy reach for cultural visits and shopping.

Stylish

The Stables has real oak floorboards throughout with underfloor heating for warmth during the Winter. Fully fitted kitchen with oven, Illy coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher and fully tiled bathroom with shower over the bath. We have equipped the cottage as we like to find somewhere ourselves, thus quality white bed linen for the double bed, and luxurious thick towels for the bathroom. The dining/sitting room is furnished with a vintage feel, housing finds from antique fairs both English and French. There is a TV and DVD player, with a selection of DVDs and books for your enjoyment.

Welcoming

Altogether a 'home from home'. Teabags and fresh milk in the fridge are part of the welcome and do feel free to contact us before your arrival if there is anything else you would like us to provide in advance.

Shopping service

If you are out for the day and would like us to do some food shopping for you, that can be organised for a token charge. Alternatively, order on-line with www.ocado.com and get your food delivered to the door. Also, a local company promoting 'meals to cook yourself', called 'The Naked Radish', would be happy to deliver the fresh, local produce to your door.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Groves (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French

About Sarah Groves

We are a family with three almost teenage children and we love a mixture of rural and urban living which is why we chose to live here.

Sarah Groves purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Groves chose Berkhamsted

Having just returned from living in France for 3 years, we were lucky enough to be able to move into the Great Barn upon our return. We are very excited to be able to rent The Stables to discerning tourists interested in visiting this beautiful part of England, which is so conveniently located close to London.

What makes this cottage unique

It was the perfect combination, in our mind, of being located right beside the open countryside and yet being able to walk to school, the town and the station, that appealed to all of us straight away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

Superbly Situated For Visits To London And Historic Hertfordshire Countryside
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Superbly Situated For Visits To London And Historic Hertfordshire Countryside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p508409vb
-1442874767
Berkhamsted Hertfordshire
4

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay at The Stables and found the owners very friendly and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Superbly Situated For Visits To London And Historic Hertfordshire Countryside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p508409vb
-1442874767
Berkhamsted Hertfordshire
Cranbrook, Kent, UK
5

Immaculate, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage, highly recommended.

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for a couple of days over the stormy, wet New Year and we couldn't have picked a better place to be. Despite the gales we ventured out into the countryside straight from the property and thoroughly enjoyed the walks before returning to a warm, welcoming cottage.
It is absolutely spotlessly clean and very spacious with a sitting and dining area and a high spec kitchen. The bathroom and bedroom are both sizeable and again beautifully decorated. The attention to detail of underfloor heating, oak floors and doors and granite worktops all create a relaxed atmosphere. We definitely could have stayed longer.
Unfortunately as it was winter we couldn't enjoy the outside patio area or garden but I'm sure they would be lovely in the summer. Although the property is located within walking distance of the town you really feel like you are in the middle of the countryside, particularly with the great views from the back.
The owners, who live close by, are incredibly friendly and helpful and really made us feel welcome. They were able to give us lots of advice about the area, in particular local walks, bike rides and places to go. We would thoroughly recommend The Stables for a wonderful weekend and wished we could have stayed a week! Would definitely recommend to a friend.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Town centre
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Mainline to Euston station, central London
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A41
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Selection in the town centre
Car: not necessary

There is a bicycle hire shop in the center of Berkhamsted called 'Lovelo' where guests can hire bikes to discover the paths and tracks through Ashridge forest. There are plenty of good pubs around, in the local villages, which can help punctuate some of the longer rides! There are local maps in the Stables for you to plan walks and rides appropriate to your needs.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • High-spec tiled bathroom with shower facility over bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Antique wooden double bed complete with beautiful white bed linen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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