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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Essendon, Hertfordshire, England
Down a leafy lane in the Hertfordshire countryside, we offer a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing home dating from 1850.
Furnished with eclectic artwork and antiques, the interior is spacious, with a country kitchen, lounge and dining area, large terrace and gardens overlooking fields.
A welcome pack will be waiting for you on arrival. Occasionally the owners occupy the annex next door ( both parts are self-contained and separate.) The property is an ideal base for couples, business travelers, families and tourists to explore local market towns or commute to London (Central London is 45 minutes - catch the 17 minute fast train to Kings Cross) or surrounding areas.
A car is advisable. We are 2 miles from public transport.
An information folder will be in the kitchen, and someone will be on hand for advice if needed.
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About the Owner, anne t
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Dec 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We may be on hand if you need advice otherwise our lovely housekeeper is nearby to meet and greet you.
Tea, coffee, bread, milk and cereal will be in the fridge.
In the kitchen is a comprehensive information and contacts list.

This is a non smoking house. No smoking is allowed in the house at any time.
No pets please.
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Listing #HL8465275
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I booked this for colleagues working nearby for the week. Communication with Anne was superb, very quick. A chap called Steve stayed with his sons and loved it. Anne and Steve were great host's and very obliging. House was very quirk and beautiful throughout. There were loads of wildlife, nice walks and cycle rides from the doostep. Beautiful grounds to the house. And they left a present each, nice touch! With thanks from Steve and the boys.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We would like your stay to be comfortable and relaxing and only ask that home is treated with respect. Please use coasters and mats to protect surfaces from drinks and heat. No...
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: $585 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $156 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Rural - yet Central London is just 45 minutes ( 17 minutes by rail to Kings Cross ) if you wish to explore by day or commute. Nearby are mainline rail stations Hatfield and Potters Bar,
University of Herts (UH) 10 mins, Leavesden Film Studios -( Harry Potter studio tour) 25 mins and Elstree Film Studios - 15 mins
Between historic market towns of St Albans (20 mins) and Hertford (20 mins). St Albans Abbey, Roman museum, Odyssey cinema, market and mill.
Woods for walking: Essendon Valley, Northaw, Broxbourne, Hatfield
House Estate , De Havilland Aircraft Museum 15 mins away. Knebworth House and Park, Water Sports: Herts Young Mariners at Broxbourne, Waltham Cross Olympic course offers White Water Rafting ( 30 mins)
Getting around
A car is advisable as the train station is 2 - 3 miles walk, although there are plenty of local taxi companies. Local train stations are Potters Bar, Hatfield, Brookmans Park and Welham Green or Northern line Underground Station , 20 minutes drive, at High Barnet and Piccadilly Line Underground Station at Cockfosters.
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Potters Bar, Hatfield mainline while Brookmans Park - a small station is closer, but no fast trains: 6.0 km
Off the A1000 between Potters Bar and Hatfield, off the B158 lane towards Essendon, we are the first house on Grubbs Lane on the left hand-side with white picket fence and a lamp post in front. There is no other street lighting so to arrive in daylight is easier ! We are 4 miles outside the M25 Junctions 23 and 24. The M1 is about 6 miles away.
London Airports - Stansted and Luton are 40 - 45 minutes and Heathrow 1 hour.
There is off road parking on our cobbled drive.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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