About the home
Kingfisher cottage is an ideal holiday getaway. It is a unique contemporary and highly individual modern luxury cottage. It is situated in an unvrivalled position within established gardens of around two acres. It overlooks the Great Ouse and has extensive river frontage and mooring facilities. The cottage has four bedrooms, four bathrooms (three en-suite), luxury Shaker style kitchen and french Oak flooring throughout.
It is ideal for two families or a group of friends with an indoor games room with a luxury pool table and another games room in the garden with table tennis, table football and darts. It is also ideal for small family gatherings or birthday parties as there is a music system throughout and the main sitting room is triple aspect 30' square with large dining table. There is also a separate TV room with DVD player.
The kitchen is fully equipped with American style fridge, range cooker and small table for breakfast. There is an adjoining utility room with washing machine and condensor dryer. At the back there is a very large wooden deck overlooking the river as well as a barbeque patio area. There is private fishing (with license) on the landing stage overlooking the river. The property is situated within 45 from London, 25 minutes from Cambridge and 15 minutes from Bedford and St Neots both of which have extensive shopping and markets.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|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:||Sauna, Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river, Trampoline|
Further details outdoors:
The property is approached via a long driveway and leads through electric gates to approximately two acres of mainly lawned gardens that surround the property on all sides. Additional there is a large wooden deck with seating at the rear to dine or relax on with beautiful river views. A lower patio area is also used for BBQ's. At the front of the house there is a separate building which is a games room with table tennis, table football and darts.
The South East England / Hertfordshire region
Bedfordshire has a host of exciting activities for all ages. The most famous is Woburn, home to Woburn Safari Park with wild animals visible from the car and on foot which is massively popular with the children, Woburn Abbey housing one of the most important private art collections in the world and for the active young visitors Go Ape an active day out for all the family including zip wiring high in the tree canopy.
Leighton Buzzard with its small railway is also popular with families, while cruises down the Grand Union canal are enjoyable for all ages. Cambridge with the famous University and the opportunity to go 'punting' on the river as well as offering excellent shopping and nightlife is only 20 miles away. Central London with all the famous historical sites and this summer access to the Olympic village and all the amazing events that are organised is within one hours drive.
The Great Barford area
Great Barford is situated on the river Great Ouse. It is a picturesque village with a lovely pub situated on the river well frequented by narrow boats as it has a 24 hour mooring. Village amenities include a local store and an excellent Chinese restaurant. There are many lovely gastro pubs within easy reach. Walking, fishing, cycling and boating are popular pursuits. There are also local museums and National Trust properties to explore. Cambridge with the University colleges and punting is only 25 minutes away and Central London is easily reached within the hour via car or mainline train. Shuttleworth hosting the oldest collection of Edwardian planes, a state of the art play facility and beautiful gardens is 5 minutes away.
How to get there
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The cottage lies in an excellent location which can be reached very easily from the South or the North by fast roads.
It is 40 minutes drive from North London straight up the A1 (The location is 5 minutes from the Black Cat roundabout signposted Great Barford). From the North it can be reached via the A1 or A1- M1 exit at Junction 13 and take the A421 towards Bedford (It will take about 90 minutes from Birmingham). It can be reached by rail from Bedford Mainline station. It is 9 miles from the rail station. London Luton is the nearest airport., Cars can be hired from airport and it is approximately 30 minutes drive.
Activities near Great Barford
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Apr 2013
The house stands in a wonderfully peaceful location in stunning surroundings, we were a party of four couples and there was masses of room for us all in the lovely house while at the same time feeling very cosy, everyone said what a wonderful property it was and I'm sure we will return for another holiday before too long as it was a welcome oasis of calm in a very busy life.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back for another visit.
31 Dec 2012
We stayed at Kingfisher Cottage over Christmas and what a lovely time we had.
Two families with children age ranging from 19 to 11 ....and the dog!!
The cottage was plenty big enough for us... more
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
18 Aug 2012
Would highly recommend Kingfisher cottage to anyone of any age with or without children young or teenage, wonderful place to stay with beautiful surroundings sat by the river (fishermans dream). We went with another family and our children 4 of them aged between 11 and 14 who loved it they didnt get bored so much for them to do they prefered staying at cottage rather than going out. We will definately be booking to stay at Kingfisher cottage again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid season||1 Sep 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1400||£ 400||£ 500||Flexible|
|Low season||1 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 1100||£ 300||£ 400||Flexible|
|Christmas/New Year||16 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2200||-||-||Flexible|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||3 Mar 13||£ 1100||£ 300||£ 400||1 Night|
|Mid season||3 Mar 13||31 Mar 13||£ 1200||£ 400||£ 500||1 Night|
|High season||31 Mar 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1500||£ 400||£ 500||1 Night|
|Peak season||1 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||31 Aug 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1200||£ 300||£ 400||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All rental periods are flexible but please note that in peak and Christmas season we will not accept less than one week rental more than 4 weeks from rental start date. .
We will take a refundable damage deposit of £300 at time of booking.there will be an inventory at the cottage for your information.
A 50% deposit of total rental has to be paid a minimum of 6 weeks from rental date to secure the booking. The additional 50% and the deposit is payable 8 weeks before rental date.Enquire now
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