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Carole Smart

Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carole Smart (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

Reviews

5
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Gostelow House, a grade II listed, 16th century half-timbered house
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Perfect setting for a hen weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in stunning grounds and the owner couldn't be more helpful while you are preparing for your stay. It is her home so storage is limited but I think that adds to the house's charm. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Fabulous house for a weekend away with friends

  • 5 of 5

Carole was incredibly helpful in the booking period, prompt in replying to emails, and answered all of my many questions over the space of few months.

She was flexible with our arrival time and left the keys for us as she wasn't able to be there. The house was clean and tidy with 2 bottles of champagne waiting to greet us!

We slept 13 girls comfortably including the sofa bed in the living room and a fold out bed in the study. Lots of bedding and towels to spare. We prepared a dinner and all fit around the dining room table.

Would be lovely in the summer to make the most of the garden and pool.

Returned the full deposit the day after we checked out.

Thank you again for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Fantastic cottage with great outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

I hired this cottage for a civilised hen-party weekend for 14 girls and we had a fantastic time. The cottage was perfect in size to sleep everyone and the dining space both indoors and outdoors was ample for such a big group.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to be self-catered and the added facilities outside of the fridge space, bar and BBQs are a great addition.

The location is fantastic, only 10 minutes drive from Leagrave station and set back from the road in a very quiet village with lovely surroundings for country walks.

Carole was fantastic at responding to all our questions before we arrived and ensured we had a great weekend. She returned our deposit in full very promptly after our stay.

I would highly recommend Gostelow House to anyone considering staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house and gardens are really beautiful as is the Pool. Lots of facilities, such as a bar and fridge in the garden, garden games, gas BBQ and another large BBQ in a well. Carole was very helpful answering all of our queries and returned the deposit within a couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Great place, perfect for a group weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend, the house and gardens are fantastic for a group weekend away! The well BBQ was a particular highlight! Also, the owners are very helpful and quick to reply to any queries.

Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

I hired this beautiful house for my 30th Birthday, there were 13 adults in our party and this property suited us perfectly. The garden was immaculate and the outtdoor ammenties were fantastic, we would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

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

Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chalton, Bedfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 2 nights
From
£800
£4,000
 
 
Autumn
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 2 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
£3,000
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 4 nights
From
£850
£4,250
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 3 nights
From
£850
£4,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Airport transfers can be arranged.

Catering options can be arranged.

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