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Peaceful country escape with views - 30 mins to London and 45 mins to Cambridge

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

A loft style apartment in quintessential English country village

The loft style apartment is situated in a mews which is accessed through an archway at the back of The Green in Old Knebworth Village. `backing directly onto fields with fabulous views across open countryside and the woods in the distance from it's upstairs lounge diner, terrace and bedroom.

The apartment is decorated to a high standard and is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful country escape, close to London:

From the entrance lobby you can access the bedroom which has a queen size memory foam bed, deep pile luxury carpets, and double doors out to the garden and field at the rear.

Upstairs there is a bathroom with a rainfall power shower and from the landing there are double doors to an open plan lounge dining area.

There are high ceilings with ceiling fan, and exposed beams. Oak wood flooring throughout, an extremely comfortable 'wurlitzer' style Italian leather love seat, a sofa, foot stalls and a 50" flat screen satellite TV - all designed for ultimate comfort. This space can be both cosy when cold and spacious and light in the Spring and Summer with doors opening out onto the terrace. There is a Phillip Stark dining room table and chairs, and the whole space is lit with ambient, Artemide, Kartell and spot lighting throughout. At the far end of the space is a fully fitted kitchen, and along one side of the entire space are full height glass windows and doors with views across the fields to the woods beyond.

From the terrace you can access the garden via a wrought iron spiral staircase which takes you under the banana tree (really) to the patio garden, which has sun loungers and a new for summer 2017 a 'Cornileau' table tennis table.

Things to do in the close vicinity:

If you can drag yourself away from sitting on the Terrace admiring the view, you can walk out of the back garden across the field and through the woods to The Robin Hood and Little John Pub. Here you will find good food and ales as a reward for managing to drag yourself away from the apartment. If this feels like too much effort there is also a pub next to The Green, 4 minutes walk from the front door called 'The Lytton Arms' - named after the family who lived in Knebworth House since 1490. It has live music on a Friday night, food, a range of ales and the occasional beer festival.

There are also a number of other local village pubs to try and country walks in the area - details of which are at the apartment.

Knebworth House is across from The Green and can be visited between 25th March and 24th September 2017.

Surrounding villages:

Knebworth Village is 3 minutes drive with the best fish and chips shop and Indian restaurant, and all local shops and amenities.

Codicote Village is 5 minutes drive with local shops, pubs, restaurants and village church.

Old Welwyn Village is 7 mins drive with local shops, pubs, restaurants and village church.

Surrounding towns:

Stevenage is 4 miles and 10 minutes drive away, or 4 minutes by train from Knebworth to the leisure park, cinema, and restaurants.

Welwyn Garden City is a medium sized town is 7 miles and 16 mins drive or 8 minutes by train with shopping, cinema and leisure facilities.

Hatfield is 10 miles and 20 minutes away, or 10 minutes by train with the Historical Hatfield House.

The historic Market towns of St Albans is 25 mins and Hitchin 15 mins away.

Harry Potter World at Warner Bros. Studios is 20 miles and 28 minutes away.

LONDON + CAMBRIDGE and further a field:

Knebworth train station is a mile from the apartment and takes 19 minutes to walk to or 3 minutes to drive.

From here to London Kings Cross St Pancras International (Eurostar to Paris and Brussels) is 35 mins and Cambridge is 45 minutes.

Stevenage train station is 3 miles from the apartment and takes 9 minutes to drive to. From here you can access fast trains to London (22 minutes and also trains to the North of England to Cities such as: York - 1 hr 45 minutes and Leeds 2hrs 55 minutes.

By Plane:

London Luton Airport is 12 miles and 28 minutes away, and gives you access to countries and across Europe and beyond.

London Heathrow International Airport is 42 miles and 50 minutes away, and Gatwick International Airport 80 miles and 90 minutes away.

The apartment is for couples only, and I am afraid no dogs allowed due to the high quality furnishings.

Owner

David Winterbourne

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
french
Calendar last updated:
Sep 01, 2017
About David Winterbourne

I am 42 years old and live and grew up in this area. I work in London as a business consultant for creative agencies. I enjoy travel and often pop away for a long weekend to the Balearic Islands, France and Italy. I am also a keen snowboarder so spend my winters back and forth in the Alps. I love the English countryside and also the hustle and bustle of London and everything that it has to offer.

David Winterbourne purchased this Apartment in 2015

Why David Winterbourne chose North Hertfordshire District

Come and stay here if you want the peace and quiet of the English countryside and to be close to London, without having to stay in a dated house/apartment or a twee country B&B or hotel.

What makes this Apartment unique

This place will feel like your home in seconds, and everyone who comes here can't believe how nice it is, and how lucky I am to have such a fantastic view across the countryside.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size memory foam bed with luxury feather duvet and pillows. Wardrobe and drawers.

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Rainfall power shower.

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Bench press bar and dumb bells outside under the terrace.
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Fast speed internet access Wi-fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Bread, Milk, Condiments, bottled water and fruit juices provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Games
                                    Scrabble and Backgammon.
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Sky and netflix.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Sonos speaker in lounge. Roberts Radio in Kitchen.
                                  • Television
                                    50" Sony Smart TV.

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Panshanger golf club is a 15 minute drive away and open to the public. http://www.finesseleisure.com/golf
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Tennis
                                        http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/welwyn/gosling-sports-park#

                                        Suitability

                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            2 Reviews

                                                            5/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            The most peaceful place to stay

                                                            Robert A.Kempston, Bedford

                                                            Beautiful views over the fields from the main sitting room, unbelievably peaceful on the terrace outside the patio doors. Lovely walk from back garden across fields and into woods. Comfy deep-pile carpets, huge TV with comfy chairs & foot-stools, excellent wifi internet, kitchen stocked with all sorts including cereals, bread, milk, tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. David even left us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. 5 stars!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            I am really glad you enjoyed your stay here in Old Knebworth, and thank you so much for such a lovely review. David X

                                                            Peaceful, picturesque and easily accessible from London

                                                            Michael M.

                                                            What a beautiful gem this property really is. 25mins from my home in North London yet it feels like your perfectly tucked away in nature. It has acres and acres of flowing fields of corn and woods which feel like your own secret back garden. The property itself is cleverly designed and simple to operate leaving you free to connect with yourself and the surrounding environment with breathtaking views from all over the apartment. The property is ideal for anybody looking to escape London and unwind. I loved every minute of my time there and would highly recommend it.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Michael

                                                            It was a pleasure to be able to share my home with you and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you again soon I hope.

                                                            David

                                                            Location

                                                            Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK

                                                            Things to do in the close vicinity: If you can drag yourself away from sitting on the Terrace admiring the view, you can walk out of the back garden across the field and through the woods to The Robin Hood and Little John Pub. Here you will find good food and ales as a reward for managing to drag yourself away from the apartment. If this feels like too much effort there is also a pub next to The Green, 4 minutes walk from the front door called 'The Lytton Arms' - named after the family who lived in Knebworth House since 1490. It has live music on a Friday night, food, a range of ales and the occasional beer festival. There are also a number of other local village pubs to try and country walks in the area - details of which are at the apartment. Knebworth House is across from The Green and can be visited between 25th March and 24th September 2017. Surrounding villages: Knebworth Village is 3 minutes drive with the best fish and chips shop and Indian restaurant, and all local shops and amenities. Codicote Village is 5 minutes drive with local shops, pubs, restaurants and village church. Old Welwyn Village is 7 mins drive with local shops, pubs, restaurants and village church. Surrounding towns: Stevenage is 4 miles and 10 minutes drive away, or 4 minutes by train from Knebworth to the leisure park, cinema, and restaurants. Welwyn Garden City is a medium sized town is 7 miles and 16 mins drive or 8 minutes by train with shopping, cinema and leisure facilities. Hatfield is 10 miles and 20 minutes away, or 10 minutes by train with the Historical Hatfield House. The historic Market towns of St Albans is 25 mins and Hitchin 15 mins away. Harry Potter World at Warner Bros. Studios is 20 miles and 28 minutes away. LONDON + CAMBRIDGE and further a field: Knebworth train station is a mile from the apartment and takes 19 minutes to walk to or 3 minutes to drive. From here to London Kings Cross St Pancras International (Eurostar to Paris and Brussels) is 35 mins and Cambridge is 45 minutes. Stevenage train station is 3 miles from the apartment and takes 9 minutes to drive to. From here you can access fast trains to London (22 minutes and also trains to the North of England to Cities such as: York - 1 hr 45 minutes and Leeds 2hrs 55 minutes. By Plane: London Luton Airport is 12 miles and 28 minutes away, and gives you access to countries and across Europe and beyond. London Heathrow International Airport is 42 miles and 50 minutes away, and Gatwick International Airport 80 miles and 90 minutes away.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            $53
                                                            Damage Deposit
                                                            $489
                                                            $200avg/night
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