|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The cottage is laid out over two floors. Downstairs there is a well equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher and tumble dryer.
The lounge dining room has a large dining table with six chairs, sofas and a television with DVD. Broadband is included in the price. Upstairs there is a family bathroom with bath and shower over and WC. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Linen and towels included.
Town Farm is a working farm nestled at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and has been run by the Leach family since the early 1930s. About 1000 sheep are farmed on the Beacon Hill and surrounding high ground, while the lower fields are used for crop cultivation. The 'pick your own' opens in June and guests can take a picnic and stock up on fruit and vegetables. The farm enjoys fantastic views of the surrounding countryside including the local landmark - Ivinghoe Beacon, which marks the start of the famous Ridgeway Walk.
I originally come from Cape Town, South Africa, and my home is now on the farm in Ivinghoe. We now have 17 cottages on site, which we started converting from barns in 1995, and I also now look after the bookings for other properties in the immediate area. Many of our guests have enjoyed staying with us from all parts of the world and appreciate the beautiful countryside around us and there is always plenty to do.
Angie Leach purchased this barn in 1949
We love the area because you can be in the middle of the countryside one minute and hopping on the train for a 50 minute ride to London the next.
We are also close to the Grand Union Canal which stretches from London to Birmingham and which offers leisurely walks and boat hire. We are also only around an hour from Stratford on Avon, a little further to Oxford and Cambridge, and is a good basis for sightseeing.
Viewers of the "Midsomer Murders" series will also find a wealth of film locations to visit, from red brick Chiltern villages, to medieval churches.
Whether it's shopping or sightseeing, we have it all on our door step. Bicester Outlet Village is only 40 minutes away, or you may prefer to head to Milton Keynes, with its undercover mall with all the high street shops and more!
You can do everything from skiing on indoor slopes of snow, to playing golf, crazy golf, skate boarding indoors, sailing, fishing and more, all within an hour of us.
All our properties are comfortably furnished and offer all the convenience of your own home, all with fully equipped kitchens, some with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Linen and towels are also provided, together with an information pack in the property, with a list of local activities and things to do.
`We had a great time and appreciated all the hospitality. You have a very nice facility that's convenient to a number of locations. We've already shared the details with a few friends that are planning trips in the future` - Glenn G.
`I really enjoyed my stay last week and you can count on me coming back as a regular.` - Susan O.
Please email to book and ask for availability.
We ask for one third of the rental to confirm the booking, unless it is within 8 weeks, in which case we ask for payment in advance. There is also a damage deposit of £100 payable, and this is fully refundable after your stay. This deposit increases to one week's rental if your stay is over 28 days.
There is also a £25 booking fee.
We accept credit and debit cards. (2% fee for credit cards, 3.5% for Amex, no fee for debit cards)
Changeover days are flexible. Arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am.
We do ask for a minimum of one week bookings.
Notes on prices:
Please note that although we try to update the availability, it may not be accurate, so please email us. We have seventeen cottages on site, and also look after bookings on others in the area, so hope to be able to offer you another property.
We are 16 miles away from Luton Airport and a car is essential.
We are a 5 - 10 minute walk away from Ivinghoe and a 10 minute drive from Tring. London is only 50 minute train ride away, with a wealth of attractions for the visitor. There are two Rothschild properties nearby and we are also only an hour from Oxford and the Cotswolds or 2 hours from Cambridge.
There is a wealth of eating choices in the area, from Italian to Indian cuisine, as well as gourmet dining only half a mile away. The nearest supermarket and bank is only 5 miles away. There is also a local shop in the village, with milk and bread, etc.
Whipsnade Safari Park is a 10 minute drive away, the Grand Union Canal is 2 miles away, with lovely canalside walks and boat rides. We are also fortunate to have The Chiltern hills on our doorstep with a wealth of beautiful woodland, walks and activities to do.