Manor House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ideal for families or couples who just want to get away from the hussle bussle of life to a peaceful haven on the edge of the countryside. 5 mintes from St Albans and 25 minutes from London. Great for walkers too as the Heartwood Forest is just 5 minutes away. Ideal Holiday Let or Corporate Let. Peaceful and beautiful countryside location. 25 mintes train journey to London, 15 minute car journey from London Luton Airport. This apartment is on the ground floor of the Manor House.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Luton 7 km, Nearest railway: Harpenden 3 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, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This beautiful Manor House was built in 1615. The Holiday apartment has been newly renovated to a high standard. It has a large hallway to hang coats and place boots, a large Lounge to relax and watch TV or Read and enjoy a real fire. The Bedroom boasts a 4 poster King sized bed. The kitchen and bathroom are all newly fitted with all the home comforts you require.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds have 2 acres to explore, swings, trampolines, trees to climb. A family tennis court and bikes to borrow. Football nets if you want a kick about ! Chickens to feed and collect eggs from in the morning for your breakfast. Pick your own seasonal vegtables form the family allotment.
Minimum 1 week stay.
The South East England region
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, lies on the A1081, between Luton and St Albans and has a population of 30,000.
Harpenden railway station is on a fast rail link to central London via St Albans. Trains run north to Luton and Bedford. The rail link gives direct access to London Luton Airport and London Gatwick Airport. The M1 runs nearby.
Historical bullet points:
• Harpenden grew out of Westminster Abbey's gradual clearing of woodland for farming and settlement within its Wheathampstead manor, granted by Edward the Confessor in 1060
• The church of St Nicholas is the oldest known church in the town, originally built as a Chapel of ease in 1217
• Nearby lies Nomansland Common upon which part of the Second Battle of St Albans were fought during the War of the Roses
• Nomanland Common also hosted the first annually contested steeplechase in England, in 1830
• It was the venue for the last fight of nineteenth century bare-knuckle fighter, Simon Byrne
• It was the haunt of the highwaywoman known as "Wicked Lady"
• Between 1848 and 1914 the common was a regular venue for horse racing
• The arrival of the railway and the sale of farms for residential development after 1880 spurred development
One notable feature of Harpenden is its many parks and commons - Church Green, Leyton Green, the High Street Greens and Harpenden common - which give the town its provincial feel. Additionally it has large green public spaces in Rothamsted park, Batford park, Kinsbourne Green, Lydekker park and the Nicky line which bisects the town. Just to the south of Harpenden is the large expanse of Nomansland common.
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Knebworth House - One of England's most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton - author of the words "The pen is mightier than the sword" - this beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north of London off the A1(M) at Stevenage. This file is licensed under this Creative Commons Licence
St Albans Cathedral - St Albans Cathedral, which is a Church of England Cathedral, is located in St Albans. At 84 metres its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England. With much of its present architecture dating from Norman times, it became a cathedral in 1877 and is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom (after Winchester). Local residents often call it "the abbey", although the present cathedral represents only the church of the old Benedictine abbey. © Copyright NigelCox and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Brocket Hall & Golf Club - No less than 540 acres in the grounds of one of Britain's most historic stately homes. Comprising of not one but two Championship 18-hole golf courses, a magnificently equipped Clubhouse and the Palmerston Golf Academy all with the spectacular backdrop of thousands of mature trees and woodland. One of the finest and most exclusive golf clubs in the United Kingdom. Virtually unmatched for setting and elegance, Brocket Hall Golf Club is a golfer's dream and a unique and private refuge from a hectic world. Whether you play golf or not, Brocket Hall is worth a visit. © Copyright Harold Toze and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Luton Hoo - Luton Hoo was formerly a stately home but is now private dwelling with a golf course and spa complex. It has appeared as the setting for a number of films. The original house was built by Robert Adams in 1767 for the 3rd Earl of Bute but heavily destroyed by fire. It was occupied from 1903 by Sir Julius Wernher a diamond magnate with mines in South Africa. The parkland grounds were originally laid out by Capability Brown in the 18th century, and today part of it has been developed into a Golf course. © Copyright Dave Skinner and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Watford - Harry Potter - Watford - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which immerses guests into the world of film-making. The tour features authentic sets, costumes and props that showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that goes into producing world famous and successful movies, created at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. The Studio Tour will initially focus on the Harry Potter film series which has made the Studios its home for over 10 years.
15th July - Highland Gathering - Harpenden - www.harpenden-lions.co.uk
25th July - Classics on the Common - Harpenden - Over 1200 Classic Cars on display on Harpenden Common. www.classicsonthecommon.com
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13 Jul 2013
"Spacious modern apartment in quintessential English country home"
With charming and welcoming hosts, this property provided everything we could have asked for... Delightfully tasteful spacious rooms, all modern conveniences, ultra comfortable beds, huge gardens plus child friendly spaces (including rustic tennis court) direct access to countryside walks and all within a two minute drive to nearest shopping precinct.
Would love to stay at The Grove again if the opportunity arises.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at The Grove. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again, Claire and Gary
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