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Unique Tower home c 1860-explore London and Hertfordshire !

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5/6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, [Sleeps 8- 10 guests ]

WELCOME to a beautiful property with the best of both worlds- London with all its major attractions and the beautiful countryside of Hertfordshire.

This unique, comfortable, luxurious, spacious family home is ideally situated to explore the tourist attractions of central London [ 20 to 30 minutes by train] and the quaint nearby towns and villages of Hertford, Welwyn, Hatfield,St.Alban's , Barnet, Elstree, and Shenley.

This beautiful House is situated at the end of a private shared road ,surrounded by green belt countryside. A perfect retreat for total relaxation, and yet very to close to London's Northern and Picadilly Line tube stations

The local British Rail station is a 5 minute drive away just outside the village of Brookmans Park.

The home is totally unique, full of charm and character - it was chosen to feature on ITV's home/film documentary, for its historic special features and unique appeal.

This is a one of a kind home designed for total comfort and relaxation.The spacious living room features oak floors and french doors leading to a balcony and garden.The 2 comfortable sofa's surround the wood burning fireplace.

Chef's will love our fully equipped kitchen with double oven and stove, black granite counters, cherry wood cabinetry and slate floors.

It is fully stocked with quality cookware, slices and herbs.

The kitchen has direct access to the garden where there is ample seating for a family of up to 8 adults. If there are younger children in your family a further 2 guests will be comfortable .

The magnificent Tower house offers 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms with quality furnishings.


1.The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with marble vanity and large bath tub.There are beautiful views from the master bedroom over rolling countryside hills.There is a very comfy Super king sized bed, built in closets and writing desk .

2. The octagonal bedroom has a super king sized bed and many original architectural features .It has built in wardrobes, a huge writing desk and flat screen HD TV

3. The Blue bedroom has one queen and one single bed.

4. The Zebra bedroom has a king sized bed

5.The lower tower bedroom has a single bed.

6. The most unique bedroom is located in the tower of the home and enjoys beautiful views over the courtyard and country fields. It has one single bed.

This is an Ideal location with close proximity to London.You can drive to hampstead heath in 30 minutes!

Keywords: luxury home close to London, family house,hatfield House, st albans, Hertfordshire,

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch, Enquiries are welcome in English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Rachel

Currently, i am a full time university student . I also work part time renting out vacation homes that belong to family members and friends. I love traveling and spend most summers in England and France where i have lots of family .

Rachel purchased this house in 1998

Why Rachel chose England

This property is very unique, charming and full of character. Filmed on ITV for it's historical interest- there is no other home quite like it. If you would like to see the film- let me know- and you will see for yourself just how magnificent it is inside and out.

What makes this house unique

The location of this property offers the best of both worlds- You can enjoy all of the major tourist attractions in London which is just a 25 minute train ride away- and yet you feel as if you are in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Located on the border of North London and Hertfordshire - the home is perfect for guests that want to explore London as well as all of the stunning villages and towns of Hertfordshire such as Hertford, St. Albans, Shenley, Hemel Hampstead.Other unique benefits of this house are the beautiful views and spacious , comfortable interior.


Essendon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master bedroom has one king bed - orthopedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , The octagonal bedroom has a super king sized bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Unique Tower home c 1860-explore London and Hertfordshire !
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
San Fransisco California

1st Class place!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this home close to London, couldn't have asked for a better place to rest our heads. The place was so clean it seemed as if it was cleaned 30 minutes before we arrived, I would suggest this place for anyone!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exclusive, delightful house- highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

we just had an incredibly special time staying at this delightful home close to london. Initially we were looking for a stay in the center of london but are so happy that we found this home instead.It was a pleasure every day to return to the peaceful and beautiful surroundings this home offers. We appreciated the tranquilly after several intense days exploring the sites of london. The description of the home matches what we found here but the photo's do not quite capture the grandeur and appeal that you find when you arrive. A long private road takes you to the front courtyard and along the way you see bunny rabbits running over the lawns. The approach is truly magnificent and impressive. There are two stunning master suites and a kitchen to die for. We loved the house so much that we are already planning a trip with our adult children. We found the manager to be very sweet, caring and thorough from the start of the booking procedure to the day we departed. The house offers a high standard in all departments and is much more affordable than hotel living in london. The restaurants in the closest town are first class.There is a breakfast cafe that we recommend just opposite cockfosters tube station - called "miracles'. great value and great food.Thanks for a wonderful stay. we loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 8

Outstanding house, outstanding vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this private vacation home is outstanding from the impressive approach to the front door, to the home's interior, comfort and the stunning location. This was our second trip to stay in London and to this particular home. Thank you for making our trip so very special . We love your house.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. We are delighted that your stay was comfortable for your second stay with us.We hope to see you again when you come to London for vacation.You are wonderful guests and always welcome.
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2 7

elegant, impeccable, magical place to stay in london

  • 5 of 5

our family of 6 arrived at this magnificent home and were so impressed. It has every amenity you would have at home and the environment is just so special is hard to describe. Everyone was happy with their bedroom...they are all so full of character and comfortable. The living area is amazing. We loved the nights at home by the fireplace. The kitchen has a big wooden table and chairs and we enjoyed our family meals together. The distance to london is just over half hour away by very easy to get to. Local pub is warm and welcoming. The golf country club is just up the lane and my dad and uncle were in heaven with the amenities there.I would highly reccomend this home in all caterogies.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our vacation home. We know this makes a big difference when people are looking for somewhere to stay . So happy you enjoyed your stay - and happy that everyone was comfortable- that is definately what we aim for!
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2 8
virgin islands

very impressive grand family home near london

  • 5 of 5

We rented and were chuffed with the home.Its just beautiful inside and out.we wouldn't stay in a hotel after an experience like this home provided.It was comfortable, plenty of space, a dream kitchen with big table and chairs, in a great location, peaceful , still, serene environment and so close to London.we had our family re union from the virgin islands here and we couldn't have picked a nicer house.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a positive review of our vacation home.It was a wonderful experience to prepare our home for such a special occasion as your family re union.All the best of future success and happiness to your lovely family.
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3 8

Exceptionally Nice home

  • 5 of 5

It would be hard finding a place like this home near London with better accomodation and certainly charm.The home is full of character, very clean, wonderful furnishings, beautifully decorated.It has it all.Pure luxury.Easy drive into North London.Fast train to town and theatres- just half hour.Easy to get to work at Elstree film studio's.Cute village of Brookmans park with some good restaurants and a fab. hairdressing saloon.galleria is good for discount designer wear- just a 10 minute drive.This home was a great find for us and we would go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 5


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woodman pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Brookmans park country club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Brookmans park
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
woodman pub
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
south end on sea
Car: necessary

The closest tube to the house is Cockfosters on the Picadilly line [ 15 minutes by car].

The closest British rail line is Brookman's park [ 5 minutes drive away] which takes you directly to the center of london in 22 minutes.Trains are frequent and you can park at the station making this the most affordable transport option for exploring central London.

The local pub is within walking distance and the area is surrounded by world class restaurants, golf facilities and shopping malls .


For those guests that have not yet explored the delights of NORTH LONDON we highly recommend Primrose hill, camden town market, Kenwood House in Highgate, Brent cross shopping Mall, Hampstead heath, Finchley rd O2 center for concerts and other events , The british library, Regents Park zoo, Regents canal, Little venice. All of these venues are within a 30 to 40 minute drive from the house.


Hertfordshire is home to Elizabeth 1, Henry Moore, Samuel Ryder , Queen mother, Graham green & George Bernard Shaw. With beautiful and mysterious houses such as Hatfield House and Knebworth House you will be in awe of their treasures and history.We recommend trips to the british gardens at the stately homes where you will see glorious gardens of lavender, snowdrops, butterflies & rose-there is something to see all year around. With fabulous festivals throughout the year in many villages and towns there is something for everyones interest.

Local history, social history, strange artefacts , fascinating characters, stunning historical buildings,roman villages, vibrant market towns abound in Hertfordshire. For family fun- search out the life size dinosaurs at Knebworth, see the big cats and the smallest monkey at Paradise Wildlife Park or head down to Celtic Harmony for Celtic crafts and archery in a beautiful woodland clearing.

Whatever you decide to do, wherever you decide to go Hertfordshire will not disappoint you, it's the perfect destination for all ages .








2 minutes drive to GOLF

3 minutes drive to local pub

4 minutes drive to the best place for excellent sunday lunch

4 minutes drive to closet village with shops, library, restaurants


Rates & Availability

Essendon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 25 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $120
DEPARTURE CLEAN/laundry $200
Tax Rate 7.95%

Departure Cleaning fee:199
Refundable security deposit- subject to no breakages/damages or key/fob losses- 500
The rates are the same all year around except for holidays i.e. xmas, easter, half terms and summer holidays.

We are a family friendly rental . We welcome children of all ages.
We do not permit hen or stag nights or large gatherings.
Please inquire about dates- full calendar and availability can be found on website .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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