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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
A stunning self-catered studio apartment found in the heart of Ashridge Forest which borders the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Set in private gated grounds.The Studio is perfect for holiday makers looking for a rural retreat. There is an abundance of country walks available in the local area and there is also a golf course nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Luton 20 km, Nearest railway: Berkhamsted 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The South East England region
Little Gaddesden is a village and civil parish in the English county of Hertfordshire three miles north of Berkhamsted. As well as Little Gaddesden village, the parish contains the settlements of Ashridge, Hudnall, and part of Ringshall.
Part of the parish was formerly in Buckinghamshire. This includes Witchcraft Bottom (our neighbour), notable as the alleged location where the last witch in Buckinghamshire was tried and hanged. The village of Little Gaddesden borders both Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, whilst being situated in the county of Hertfordshire.
Little Gaddesden and the surrounding area of the Ashridge Estate is owned and managed by the National Trust. This area has been used in many famous films, TV programmes & commercials, notably: First Knight, ITV's Midsummer Murders and Lewis (TV series), Movies: Stardust (2007 film), Goon, Harry Potter, Cranford (TV series), Henry VIII (TV serial), Son of Rambow and more recently the new Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe, Robin Hood (2010 film) & Jamie Oliver for Sainsburys TV advert 2010 . Marchlands TV Drama.
Little Gaddesden has many period properties, of note: Ashridge House, (designed by Sir James Wyattville along with gardens and grounds designed by Sir Humphrey Repton and Capability Brown - Golden Valley) The Manor House situated on the Green along with John O'Gaddesden House and Marian House, Little Gaddesden House along Nettleden Road heading towards the hamlet of Nettleden and the Old Rectory past the village shop heading to Ringshall.
Little Gaddesden is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and a Conservation Area protected by the National Trust.
There is a vigorous community life with 30 different clubs and societies. The oldest of these is probably the Women's Institute (founded in 1919) and the Royal British Legion.
Local amenities include the famous Ashridge Golf Course, Alford Arms public house, Bridgewater Arms public house, Little Gaddesden Village Shop and Post office, Munns Farm Shop, Grove Farm, Little Gaddesden Primary School, Little Gaddesden Cricket Club, Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Windmill, Frithsden Vineyard, Gaddesden Place, The Gaddesden Estate, Walter Swinburn Racing Stables, Stocks House, Ashridge Business School also known as Ashridge House, London Gliding Club, Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Zoo.
Local residents are kept updated on events in Little Gaddesden through the Gaddesden Diary, published seasonally. The Parish News also provides a further summary.
Famous residents who live in the village, include: Football Commentator John Motson, F1 Driver Mark Webber, Ex Footballers Luther Blissett and Tim Sherwood, Actor Adrian Scarborough, News Correspondent Fiona Bruce and Radio Presenter Roger Bolton. Singer Sarah Brightman was brought up in the village.
The Ashridge Estate that surrounds the village is a 5,000-acre (20 km2) area of open countryside and woodland on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, with a rich variety of wildlife including fallow deer, muntjac and the renowned red kite. There are large areas of mature woodlands with carpets of spring bluebells and fine autumnal displays, along with the panorama from the Bridgewater Monument.
Nearby villages and Hamlets: Aldbury, Great Gaddesden, Gaddesden Row, Frithsden, Nettleden, Potten End, Ivinghoe, Northchurch, Ringshall, Studham, Dudswell, Wigginton, Dagnall, Flamstead.
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25 Jun 2014
"Wow. What a wonderful setting"
Despite the wet weather in May 2013 that prevented us from walking every day in the surrounding forests we thoroughly enjoyed the Studio on two separate stays. We were visiting family in Berkhamsted w… More
30 May 2014
"Tranquil, gorgeous hideaway"
I love this place! The studio is tucked away with its own private entrance that looks out onto the garden and forest beyond. So many beautiful walks, rhododendrons galore and deer, squirrels and rabbi… More
15 Oct 2013
"Beautiful location, luxury room"
The Studio could not have been better for a peaceful weekend break. The room is both cosy and beautifully furnished - but not to the extent that you feel guilty sitting on the sofa! The Studio is supe… More
9 Oct 2013
"Tranquil and gorgeous setting."
My husband and I along with our 14 month old baby daughter spent a weeks holiday here. The Studio is part of a residential house and it was very quiet. The owners were very hospitable and accommodatin… More
23 Sep 2013
"Totally as advertised!"
My husband,daughter and myself stayed for one week. Just as advertised. Quality furnishings and very peaceful private surroundings. Owners very helpful and pleasant. Would totally recommend and hope t… More
27 Aug 2013
"Lovely room in a beautiful setting, Berkhamstead is a great village too"
Had a great week's stay in a lovely, large, beautifully decorated studio room. It is well placed for travelling in and around london, nice to go back to peace and quiet in lovely surroundings.… More
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