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Church Lodge

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Very Good 4/5 

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Lodge / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

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Lodge / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The Property:The property is a typical country estate, set in 4 acres of land comprising of lawns and orchard with various fruit trees. The lodge has 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets and comfortably sleeps 8 people (plus two single sofa beds). Adjoining neighbor is St Paul's Walden Bury estate which is the birth place and childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Excellent choice to return from visiting London (18 minutes train ride) to the heart of beautiful Hertfordshire country side to relax in a tranquil surroundings. Children will enjoy this holiday by playing in a safe fenced ground with automatic gates. A Hot tub is also available on request. A Quad bike is also available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 12:00
Nearest beach Brighton 160 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: London Luton 8 km, Nearest railway: Stevenage 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Property:

This is a modern property with look and feel of a country house, set in 4 acres of lawns and orchards and comfortably sleeps 8/10 people.

Downstairs we have a large kitchen full of modern amenities, dishwasher, washing machine, oven , cooking hubs and fridge freezer. Breakfast room has a dining and chairs with 6 seats. Dining area has a dining table and chairs with 6 seats. There is a large lounge with a country style log fire, very much suited for those cold nights.

Upstairs, we have 4/5 double bedrooms, two of which are en-suit. There is also a large family bathroom with three sides view of the countryside. Master bedroom includes en-suite with shower and bath and also has access to the attic bedroom.

All bathroom and bedrooms have two or three windows overlooking Hertfordshire countryside. The grounds are all fenced off and accessed via automatic remote controlled gates. On your arrival you will be given remote controls for operating the gate. The only people allowed in the grounds are guests and Church Lodge staff. During summer months manager resides in another building within the grounds.

Further details outdoors

The Connections:

The estate is well situated in proximity of all London airports. By train, you can get to central London in 18 minutes. By road two major motorways of A1M and M1 can be reached in 10 minutes. A drive to North London takes around 20 minutes, London Luton Airport is 15 minutes, London Heathrow airport 60 minutes drive.

The Hertfordshire region

Hertfordshire was originally the area assigned to a fortress constructed at Hertford under the rule of Edward the Elder in 913. The name Hertford is derived from the Anglo-Saxon heort ford, meaning deer crossing (of a watercourse).The name Hertfordshire first appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1011. Deer feature prominently in many county emblems.

A Brief History of Hertfordshire

The area has a history dating back to the Middle Stone Age. It was first farmed during the Neolithic period and permanent habitation appeared at the beginning of the Bronze Age. This was followed by tribes settling in the area during the Iron Age.

Following the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43, Hertfordshire adapted quickly to the Roman way of life. One of the new towns, Verulamium (now known as St. Albans), became the third largest town in Roman Britain. After the Romans left Britain, the Anglo-Saxons occupied the area, creating their own towns, including the county town of Hertford.

The Norman conquest in 1066 reached its climax at Berkhamsted where William the Conqueror accepted the final Saxon surrender. After the Norman conquest, Hertfordshire was used for some of the new Norman castles at Bishop's Stortford and at the royal residence of Berkhamsted.

St Pauls Walden

Although now best known for it's weekly market Hitchin's history stretches far back in time.

The earliest part of Hitchin's history begin with King Offa of Mercia, who founded a religious house in AD792 on land occupied by the Hicce tribe. This was the beginning of Hitchin's parish church, second only in size to St Albans Abbey in the county.

In the Domesday Book of 1086 Hitchin is recorded as a Royal Manor and by medieval times it was a thriving town on the banks of the River Hiz. Today it still gives an air of peace and prosperity.

Places to visit

1. St Pauls Walden Bury (the home Queen's relative has open days for their beautiful formal Garnden)

2. All Saints Church (next door neighbour where Queen Mother was baptised)

3. Knebworth House (a historic country mansion and activity grounds)

4. Hatfield House - Jacobean House & Gardens

5. Hitchin, St Mary's Church

6. Shaws Corner - Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire

7. Hertford Castle - Hertford, Hertfordshire

8. St. Albans Cathedral - St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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Review 1-10 of 11

22 Apr 2013

5/5

"the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)"

Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and dance again. The place was huge and there was a lovely nature around us. We had privacy all 3 days and we could enjoy the relaxing time in this quiet and peaceful area. The cottage was situated in the nice village so we also went for a walk to see the pretty houses and the big farm yards.

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      Calendar last updated:24 Jul 2015

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