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2 person Studio Flat between London and Cambridge newly refurbished

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Bishop's Stortford - The Studio in the garden

A newly refubished studio in a picturesque English village

This studio is located in the garden of the main house and visitors are welcome to enjoy the garden. Entry is through the gardens and the apartment has a combination lock that will be changed for each visitor. The studio consists of a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, fridge with inbuilt freezer drawer, microwave, inbuilt oven and hob. All cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and glasses are new.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the bathroom with shower and toilet. Upstairs there is a large living room/bedroom that offers a dining area, sleeping area and living area. The studio has been fitted for 2 people as it has a double bed but could accommodate a child, who would have to sleep on a camp bed.

The garden has a small pond, which is covered with a wire mesh, and the home to three goldfish. There is an outside table and chairs on the patio that guests can use and all guests are welcome to enjoy sitting outside watching the birds and the antic's of the owner's friendly dog. Off road parking is available,

The owners are resident in the main house and are very knowledgeable about the area. Free broadband (wifi) is available in the studio.

Located in the cute traditional English village of 'Hatfield Broad Oak' with two pubs (one traditional and one upmarket Gastro pub), butchers, local shop.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2016

About The Owner

The Cattermole family is Roger, Fiona, Meghann and Edwin. Roger is an independent technical computer consultant whose hobbies include cycling and outdoor pursuits. Fiona is a hospitality consultant who loves gardening, sewing, cooking and is an active member of the local Women's Institute. Edwin and Meghann are both in full-time education. Coco the dog is very friendly and love someone to throw the ball for her. Lola the cat appears occasionally.

Why The Owner chose Hertfordshire

Newly refubished to a very high standard set in lovely grounds in an English village but conveniently placed for visitors wishing to experience major tourist attractions in the south east of England.

What makes this apartment unique

The historic village is just so beautiful with 2 churches and boasts 2 pubs one of which offers very high quality food. There are a number of great walks from the village and although HBO is near Stansted Airport (~5 km) we are rarely bothered by noise.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

2 person Studio Flat between London and Cambridge newly refurbished
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Cosy space with all necessary amenities. Plenty of hanging and drawer space for clothes. Very helpful hosts. Definitely need a car (or bicycles) to get around and visit neighboring villages.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great place to stay for long or short break

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a month in spring while house was being renovated. The property is very clean and well maintained with direct access to a lovely garden. Situated on edge of village that has two gastropubs, small convenience store and butcher. Short drive to further shops and pubs. Area is lovely, good for walking and frequented by many cyclists. It is about an hour's drive from London. Rodger, Fiona and Coco the dog are great hosts and I would happily recommend this property if you are looking for a good rest, some country walking or like us were in need of a longer stay.

Maggi and Sean

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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A great place to stay and explore the area

  • 5 of 5

Fiona and Roger have a lovely, quiet and well resourced little apartment.

They are great hosts with plenty of local information to help you get started and explore the wider area. You'll need a car to get around. Catch the train to London for day-trips (I left my car at Harlow station). Less than an hour to Cambridge or IWM Duxford by car.

The apartment is lovely, clean and separate from the main house. Snug and warm. If you need something, ask Fiona and there's a good chance it'll appear before you've finished asking .

There's a small co-op supermarket in nearby Hatfield Heath otherwise the big supermarket chains are in Harlow or Bishop's Stortford.

For a local cafe, avoid the Village Tearoom in Hatfield Heath (surly, selfish staff with too high an opinion of themselves) and go to The Shed at Sawbridgeworth instead (I should have listened to Roger in the first place!).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Fiona and Roger made us very welcome in their superbly located apartment. The village of Hatfield Broad Oak has the 2 pubs for evening meals, both very good. It is also close to areas for visiting and easy access to both London and Cambridge.

We will certainly come back. Lovely spaniel to great us every evening on our return.

Malcolm and Jeannette

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Very private flat, great facilities, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

The Studio comprises a bed/sitting room, kitchen and bathroom, all on the small side but well provided. It is located in Fiona and Roger's garden in the beautiful village of Hatfield Broad Oak, which is convenient for numerous transport links to London, Cambridge and beyond, as well as for visiting this lovely part of Essex. There are two good pubs and shops nearby. You could not wish or more helpful and generous hosts -- and Coco the dog will break your heart. David and Gloria.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Beautiful studio/flat in a lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a great experience staying at Fiona and Roger's studio. They are very helpful and always giving us some tips and things to do around the area. Anything you need they will be there to help you and advise you. The countryside is very quiet and beautiful. Plenty of walks to do around. It's very close to London so if you want to visit the city but also be in a quiet place and with nature all around, this is your place! We will definitely recommend their studio.

Thank you Fiona and Roger for your help and to making us feel very welcome.

Laura and Zsolt

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
4.8 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Cock Inn Hatfield BroadOak
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bishops Stortford golf club
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
M11 to London and Cambridge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Dukes Head, Hatfield BroadOak
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Car: recommended

Hatfield Broad Oak is a traditional English village with two public houses (pubs) /restaurants, local butchers and a village shop/post office. There are 2 churches in the village. C of E and R.C. It is approx 45 minutes from London, 40 minutes from Cambridge, 45 minutes from Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain and approx an hour from the cathedral towns of Bury St. Edmunds and Ely. Suffolk and Norfolk and their fantastic coastlines are easily accessible (by car).

The village is situated in very picturesque country side and the ancient forest of Hatfield Forest offers fishing, sailing, walking and during the summer offers open air theatre and childrens activities.

Being near Stansted airport offers the opportunity to use public transport links (40 mins to London), there are a number of coach companies operating out of there. There is an hourly bus service linking the village with the airport and the nearest town of Bishops Stortford. If you wish to experience traditional English village life but still want to be able to visit key tourism sites in the South East of England then Hatfield BroadOak offers all of this.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bishop's Stortford, Essex

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

During the winter we will be charging extra for electricity and heating based on a metered reading taken on arrival and departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bishop's Stortford in East of England

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom, with toilet, electric shower and sink. Good condition just not much space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The sleeping area is a part of the living area. There is a double bed, with new duvet and pillows. A double wardrobe and a 3 drawer chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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