Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The entrance hall has a security entrance system. The sitting/dining room is spacious with views over the canal. The apartment has just been refurbished and has a new and comfortable sofa and armchair. The table is extendable and can seat up to 6 when fully extended. One wall is well fitted with space for books, a shelf which opens up to be a desk and a shelf for the CD player/ radio/ I pod player. There is also a flat screen television and DVD player.
The apartment has communal gardens which are well maintained and mainly laid to lawn with flower beds and borders. There are open views to the front over the Grand Union Canal. Parking is an allocated parking space for one car. There is limited visitor parking as well.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Luton Airport 27.7 km, Nearest railway: Berkhamsted Railway Station 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric double oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and gas hob.
The main bedroom has a king bed, views overlooking the Grand Union Canal and two double full height wardrobes. The en suite bathroom has a bath and electric shaver point.
The second bedroom has twin beds which can zip together, it has views to the rear of the property and has a quiet extractor fan.
The family bathroom has a shower cubicle and shaver point.
The South East England region
Hertfordshire is situated in the South East of England, it offers a wealth of history and places of interest to visit.
Berkhamsted is a lively town set in a valley of the Chiltern hills with a history going back beyond Saxon times. Its claim to fame includes strong royal, literary and teaching connections.
So, Berkhamsted Town Council opens its 'Berkhamsted Heritage Walk' leaflet. This partners the 32 blue plaques that have recently been installed on some of the town's most significant buildings. It was outside the Saxon fort that became Berkhamsted castle that William the Conqueror was finally handed the English crown in 1066. Still remaining after a thousand years are the substantial earthworks on which the Norman castle was built. The favourite home of the Black Prince, who honeymooned here with the Fair Maid of Kent, Geoffrey Chaucer was once its Clerk of Works.
Berkhamsted School was founded in 1541. Hymnist and poet, William Cowper was born in the Rectory here, less than two hundred years before Graham Greene was born at Berkhamsted School. James Barrie often stayed here and the children who lived in that house were the inspiration for Peter Pan. A few doors down the High Street Clementine Hozier lived and went to the Girls' school, now part of the co-educational Berkhamsted Collegiate School. She became the wife of Sir Winston Churchill.
Some of the many distinguished Old Berkhamstedians include Claude Cockburn, Peter Quennell, Richard Mabey, Michael Meacher and Robin Knox-Johnston. The valley route north through Berkhamsted has always been of major importance. Originally part of an ancient Roman road (Akeman Street) it became a turnpike and major route to the north.
The Grand Junction, now the Grand Union canal was opened through Berkhamsted in 1798. Up until the Second World War, the canal was a principal artery of the industrial revolution linking London with the West Midlands. The 'Father of Inland Navigation', the Duke of Bridgewater, who inspired the canal system in England, had his home 'up on the hill', at Ashridge.
Berkhamsted is an old market town with a medieval castle. It has a good selection of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and is in a fantastic location for touring the area. The town lies at the base of the Chiltern Hills which are a range of hills featuring plenty of bluebells in Spring and numerous beautiful walks at all times of year. It is only 40 minutes to London by train, enabling a day or evening to the attractions it offers. Berkhamsted also has easy access to the main A41 with routes to the M25, London and the main motorway networks. Oxford and Cambridge both offer good days out.
Woburn Abbey and Safari Park is only half an hour way and Whipsnade Safari Park is only ten minutes away.