Stunning 6 bed tower home
About the home
This unique, spacious family home is located in Hertfordshire close to the border of North London.It is situated on a private , secluded road, surrounded by green belt countryside. A perfect retreat for total relaxation, and yet very to close to London's Northern Line tube and British Rail.
The home is totally unique, full of charm and character - recently chosen to feature on ITV's home/film documentary "LIVE THE DREAM AS SEEN ON SCREEN" for its historic special qualities, [featured in November 2010].
Access to this superbly converted, modern yet historical home, is on a private/secluded road, surrounded by the rolling country hills of Hertfordshire. Perfect for family vacations ,executive short term stays,special occasions, get away from it all breaks, friends re unions, honeymoon lodgings, and weekend adventures.Ideally situated for exploring all the famous sites of London, as well as the incredibly scenic ,historical, lively, special towns and villages of Hertfordshire.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 1 en suite and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Garden deck and lighting is perfect for dining outdoors.
Flagstone patio and garden terraces perfect for entertaining/playing.
Secure gated entry system.
Parking for 3 cars and additional guest car park.
One Private garage space which can be locked.
- There is a garden with a deck [ perfect for entertaining, sunbathing,quiet evenings at home surrounded by countryside ambience].
- A large ,warm and inviting gourmet kitchen with a double belling cooker/oven , fully equipped with every imagionable chefs utensil.
- An Inviting , cosy oak floor living room with open fireplace,french doors leading to garden deck,two oversized, comfortable sofas and t.v.
-A second reception room which can be used as an office or second sitting room with an open fireplace and windows overlooking the courtyard.
-All bedrooms are light,bright and beautifully furnished, with the special feature of the 5th bedroom being located in the top of the tower, with magnificent views.
-If you are looking to be as close to London as possible, whilst enjoying the feeling and ambiance of country life, this is the ideal vacation setting for you.
Further details outdoors:
If there are any specific requests for out door games/amusement please discuss with the manager.We strive to make our guests vacation as enjoyable as possible and can cater to most requests.
Our rates are quoted in uk pounds sterling.
low season rates are 450 per night
High season rates 550 per night
The rates apply to up to 10 guests.
Additional guests [ up to 12 maximum] are charged 20 per person per night.
The cleaning fee is 200 for under 5 guests and 250 for up to 10 guests
Security deposit [ fully refundable ] is 300.
We welcome all ages of childen.
Well behaved Pets are considered.Please discuss with manager.
English speaking manager available to help and assist throughout your stay.
Additional laundry/cleaning or tour guide services available upon request.
information provided for special and favourite activities in the local area.
The South East England / Hertfordshire region
The House of the smiling sun is located on the boarders of Hertfordshire and North London. Welham Green and Brookmans Park British rail stations are 2 km away and the fast train takes you into the centre of London in 30 minutes.North London's Barnet tube station is a 20 minute drive.Local day outings from Barnet will take you into Brent Cross shopping centre ,The famous Hampstead Heath,hendon's RAF museam,The trendy and unique market's of camden, The popular fringe theatres of swiss cottage and regents park zoo, in 20 to 40 minutes. The closest attractions to our home on the Hertfordshire side are Hatfield House [10 minutes ],The galleria discount designer mall [10 minutes],The quaint villages of Newgate street, Little Berkhampstead, and hertford town centre [10 minutes]. Hertfordshire is an exquisitely beautiful county with and abundance of activities for all ages. Our home is surrounded by country clubs, golfing,horse riding/stables,rural/ nature trails and picnic sites.There are many historical towns with cobblestoned streets and buildings of architechural significance. Some of the most popular outings in our region are: *CLARENCE HOUSE -pavilions ,playgrounds, sports centre. *SCOTTS GROTTO-described by English heritage as the finest grotto in England. *CAPEL MANOR -Gardens-30 acres of gardens, mazes, japanese landscaping. *LEE VALLEY RECREATION PARK-Horse riding,camping,fishing, water sports,nature reserves. *FARLANDS VALLEY PARK-watersports, rock climbing, kayaking,surfboarding,sailing [11 acre lake]. *ST. ALBAN'S CATHEDRAL-Amongst the most stunning cathedral's in Britain. * SOPWELL HOUSE COUNTRY CLUB-full range of beauty ,spa treatments. *For those of you that will be visiting London for The Olympics-STRATFORD, is only a 45 minute drive away.
The Brookmans Park area
Here are some of the local activities and events that are unique to our region of Hertfordshire. BROOKMANS PARK VILLAGE- Sunday lunch at the Brookmans park Hotel, library, first class bakery, coffee shop and international restaurants. BARNET TOWN AND BOROUGH: RAF museum, BARNET spires shopping centre, HADLEY WOOD park and woods, CHURCH FARM museaum. HERTFORD castle [stately 1780c home].
How to get there
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Please email us for a comprehensive list of all recommended travel/airline/car hire and transportation links to our vacation rental. We also provide a detailed map of our location.
Activities near Brookmans Park
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Feb 2013
This home was a great choice for us. It is exactly as described on tripadviser but actually much nicer. We wanted something special for a very special occasion and close to central London without the... more
29 Nov 2012
Showing up to the "castle" was breathtaking. The property and area are equally amazing. Rachel made sure I had everything I needed and made it feel like home. From the incredibly fast WIFI to the large kitchen and very nice TV, everything was perfect. Great quiet neighborhood close to station and close to city. I'd recommend the Tower to anyone..
27 Nov 2012
Our trip to london was made incredibly special by this house that we choose. It is a one of a kind - a real gem of a find. We enjoyed the luxury,location especially, the fine quality of beds, furniture and linens and the spaciousness. We highly recommend the home for a once in a life time experience of first class accomodation.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|All Year around||2 Feb 13||1 Feb 14||£ 2800||£ 450||£ 450||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Our accomadation rates are the same all year around, with the exception of bank holidays,half term holidays ,christmas,New Year ,Easter, The summer holidays [ June, July, August ] and special national events .
High season [ Holiday ] weeks cost 550 per night or 3400 per week.
low season [ non holiday ] weeks cost 450 per night or 2800 per week
The above rates apply for up to 10 guests. We accept a max. of 12 guests. Extra guests [ over 10] - 20 per person per night.
Please enquire about our special discounted rates for just 2 or up to 4 guests.
All rental fees are in uk pounds sterling.We do accept payment in dollars usa and euro.
There is a standard flat fee of 250 pounds sterling for laundry/cleaning service for large guest groups
175 for smaller guest groups.
A fully refundable security deposit of 300 pounds sterling is required for any breakages/damage.This is returned IN FULL, minus any deductions for unreturned keys or breakages, within 7 days.
50% of rental fee is charged to reserve your dates.The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival and 45 days if during premium weeks.
Occasionally we offer specials to promote bookings during certain weeks.Please inquire.
We offer a rental van- 7 seater for a low cost of 50 per day.Please inquire if you would like to book transport.Enquire now
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