Stunning 6 bed tower home
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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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 2011].
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 bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 45 km, Nearest railway: Welham Green 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 for guests without children/pet and 500 otherwise.
Please read cancelation policy .Travel/holiday insurance is advisable.
The South East England 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.
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].
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29 Oct 2013
"@ 4 **** star accomodation"
I had found the accommodation on trip advisor and was able to book a stay efficiently on line then discussed details on the telephone. helpful kind and considerate..The locations was excellent for ou… More
23 Oct 2013
Ten of us stayed here for my sister's hen do, and it was perfect for our needs, it definitely added an air of luxury to the weekend.
The kitchen was plenty big enough for us all to sit around and have breakfast, and we spent most of our time in here. We didn't need to use the dining room at all.
The beds are comfy, and the tower room is lovely, (I wouldn't want to attempt the stairs/ladder up to it if drunk though.).
We have a small disagreement about the cleaning deposit, but this is being dealt with fairly in my opinion. And the wasps that had taken up residence in the main bathroom are hopefully gone now.
Rachel is quick to reply to emails, and was able to answer any questions we had.
All things taken into consideration, the house helped to make the weekend special and memorable for my sister, which is what I wanted, so I would recommend staying here.
19 Jun 2013
"Beautiful home with real character, perfect for a long or short stay in with family or friends."
We spent a weekend at the tower house and were really impressed. It was spacious and clean and each room had its own character. We immediately felt at home. Would definitely recommend for short or long stay and would love to return in the future. We were also very happy with the service provided. Thank you :)
29 Nov 2012
"Amazing castle/tower/palace/mansion! LIVE LIKE A COUNT!"
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
"Absolutely first class"
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.
18 Jan 2012
"EXCELLENT FAMILY HOUSE IN COUNTRY"
You really require a car - Cockfoster's Metro train is only 10 minutes away with easy parking.
Can use cab from Potter's Bar - Potter's Bar Cars - easy pick up from all airports.
TESCO for groceries in Potter's Bar.
Lots of great Pubs with good food close by. Also great restaurants. S. Albans is close by.
Good area for bike riding & running. Parkwood Gym in Potter's Bar is excellent - 25m swimming pool.
Thank you for taking the time to review our house . We are happy that you found all the best places in the area to visit during your stay. Best wishes to you and your family for the future.
16 Jan 2012
"The fantastic Tower House"
We loved our stay at the Tower House with our family of six. The house is magnificent, with a very grand and imposing facade, dominated by the tower. Very conveniently located ten minutes from the local station where a train to central London take only half an hour.
We all received a very warm welcome into a lovely warm house and in no time we had been given a quick but thorough introduction to all the necessary aspects to help us manage for the weekend.
The kitchen is a lovely room where we all assembled for our breakfast before setting off to London for the day. On our return we would all settle into the huge sitting room, with a log fire, wide screen television and music centre.
The bedrooms were beautiful and very comfortable with excellent beds. Bathrooms were all very clean and well equipped.
The house is set in a very peaceful location within a secure gated walled compound. The surrounding woodlands bustling with life, pheasants calling to each other and a woodpecker busily building a nest.
If you ever need a beautiful, peaceful base for your exploration of London, we would recommend the Tower House without reservation. And if you get the chance, you must see 'The Lion King' at the Lyceum Theatre.
We had a wonderful weekend there.
Thank you for your lovely commons of recommendation for our home . We are always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you again when you return to London.
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