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Unique Tower Home C 1860-Explore London and Hertfordshire !

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.

BEDROOM ARRANGEMENTS:

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,
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch, Enquiries are welcome in English, French, Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/05/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The master bedroom has one king bed - orthopedic mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    The octagonal bedroom has a super king sized bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • 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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are literally 3 minutes from the golfing...moreless

  • Rural:

    This house is surrounded by beautiful beautiful countryside hills and has a rural feel yet its only 10 minutes to British rail line that takes you into kings cross in 20 minutes. ...moreless

  • Village:

    There is a village center just 10 minutes drive away- it has everything you need including grocery stores, library, Beauticians, hairdressers, several excellent restaurants and a hotel ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 25 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$699
High season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$799

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $120
  • DEPARTURE CLEAN/laundry $200
  • Tax Rate 7.95%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Heathrow
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woodman pub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brookmans park country club
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Brookmans park
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
m25
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
woodman pub
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 .

NORTH LONDON- THINGS TO DO:

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-THINGS TO DO AND SEE:

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 .

TRANSPORT LINKS:

HEATHROW- 40 MINS

STANSTEAD OR LUTON AIRPORTS- 25/ 30 MINUTES

GATWICK- 2 HOURS

DOVER FERRY TO FRANCE , EUROPE ETC- 2 HOURS DRIVE

TRAINS TO EUROPE FROM KINGS CROSS INCLUDING EURO STAR- 22 MINUTES .

VERY LOCAL ACTIVITIES/AMENITIES:

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: 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 .

Why the Owner Chose Essendon, Hertfordshire, UK:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch, Enquiries are welcome in English, French, Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/05/2017

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Photos

  • This is the courtyard entry to the home.

    This is the courtyard entry to the home.

  • The building is circa 1860 and was historically horse riding stables

    The building is circa 1860 and was historically horse riding stables

  • Enjoy an open fire in the evenings or watch a movie

    Enjoy an open fire in the evenings or watch a movie

  • large glass dining table , double oven, butler sink, granite counter tops

    large glass dining table , double oven, butler sink, granite counter tops

  • Super king comfy orthopedic mattress- you will get a good nights sleep here.

    Super king comfy orthopedic mattress- you will get a good nights sleep here.

  • Master bathroom with oversized tub

    Master bathroom with oversized tub

  • Family bathroom with tub and seperate shower

    Family bathroom with tub and seperate shower

  • The lavendar bedroom- king sized bed

    The lavendar bedroom- king sized bed

  • Stairs leading to the upper Tower bedroom which offers 1 single bed

    Stairs leading to the upper Tower bedroom which offers 1 single bed

  • Flagstone patio at back of house

    Flagstone patio at back of house

  • Central London is easily accessible-22 minutes on fast train to kings cross

    Central London is easily accessible-22 minutes on fast train to kings cross

  • The closest tube is 15 minutes by car and is on the picaddily line

    The closest tube is 15 minutes by car and is on the picaddily line

  • Stunning architectural features

    Stunning architectural features

  • large living room with russian oak floors and 2 seriously comfortable sofa's

    large living room with russian oak floors and 2 seriously comfortable sofa's

  • large open kitchen with access to the garden

    large open kitchen with access to the garden

  • The Octagonal bedroom- super king sized bed and authentic wooden trusses.

    The Octagonal bedroom- super king sized bed and authentic wooden trusses.

  • The Master bedroom with Super King bed, en suite bathroom, wooden oak floors .

    The Master bedroom with Super King bed, en suite bathroom, wooden oak floors .

  • Blue bedroom 1 single and a queen bed. Beautiful garden views

    Blue bedroom 1 single and a queen bed. Beautiful garden views

  • Family bathroom with oversized tub

    Family bathroom with oversized tub

  • Lower tower bedroom with single bed and views over  the courtyard

    Lower tower bedroom with single bed and views over the courtyard

  • Back of house leading to huge trampoline

    Back of house leading to huge trampoline

  • The trampoline!

    The trampoline!

  • We are a family friendly rental and welcome small , well behaved pets

    We are a family friendly rental and welcome small , well behaved pets

  • Enjoy the best of both worlds- easy access to central London and Hertfordshire

    Enjoy the best of both worlds- easy access to central London and Hertfordshire

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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