Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Workshop is a lovely, small ground level studio flat attached to the owner`s property located one mile outside of Aldbury, with fine country views in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Deer can often be seen crossing the fields in front of the property. It has its own entrance via a garden door and there is a fenced garden with space to sit outside.
The property has been tastefully furnished with quality fittings for a comfortable stay. The fully equipped kitchen space contains sink/drainer, storage, ceramic hob and electric fan oven, fridge/ icebox, toaster and kettle. Although there is no washing machine, arrangements may be made with the owners, next door, to use their machine.
There is a small dining table and two stools, plus two armchairs, and a coffee table.
There is a multi-fuel burner, a flat screen TV with Freeserve and DVD player, Radio; Wi-Fi; variable cell-phone reception.
The property is in a lovely position for exploring the area:
walking down the drive to the road, whichever way you turn you will come across signposted footpaths that lead to the National Trust's Ashridge Estate, 5,000 acres/2,000 hectares of forest, farms and chalk grassland. There is a shop and all-day cafe at the Bridgewater Monument, a half-hour's walk up the hill.
The village of Aldbury, one mile away, has a general store/post office, and there are two pubs with restaurants. Neighbouring towns and villages offer a choice of restaurants, and Berkhamsted and Tring have weekly street markets, and supermarkets. Tring Station, two miles away, is on the west coast line with local trains going south to London Euston, and north to Milton Keynes. There is a taxi service and a pay-per-stay car park.
Golding's Spring Workshop is well located for day trips to Oxford, Cambridge and London and its quiet, rural charm is a delight to return to.
18 worth of electricity is included in the rental for this property, and extra is charged on consumption.
Dogs by arrangement, please ask. One child over 7 welcome with one adult.
The owner of this property does not request a damage deposit, but will ask for a credit card authorisation to be signed on/before arrival.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Luton Airport 26.6 km, Nearest railway: Tring Railway Station 3.4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East England region
Located in the south-east of England, Hertfordshire is a county that has it all. From vibrant towns and picturesque villages to rolling countryside and thriving shopping centres. Central London is a 40 minute train journey away and London Luton and Stansted airport are both located just a few miles outside of the county.
Hertfordshire is a very Green county with almost half of it being designated as Green belt land by the Government, the varied landscape is made up by scenic woodland, farmland and pretty river valleys, making this an ideal destination for walkers and nature observers. The Chiltern Hills located to the west of Hertfordshire have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
For those wanting an more energetic holiday, a day out to one of the many towns and villages is a must. Watford is the largest town in Hertfordshire and is great for shopping and eating out. St. Albans, Hitchen and Hertford are also worth a visit.
Hertfordshire has a range of tourist attractions to visit and activities to get involved with that range from museums, stately homes and historic houses, to many modern recreation and leisure facilities.
The Chiltern Hills are situated close to the heart of England. It is an area of natural beauty with a wealth of places to visit. The property is up to an hour away from most areas of interest - whether it is Warwick Castle, The Tower of London, National Trust properties, Zoos or Theme Parks.
Weather tends to be mild, there are plenty of activities outside if the weather is good, and plenty of inside activities if wet.
The Studio is in a stunning area of outstanding beauty - much of it conservation areas. You are pretty much guaranteed to see wildlife on your stay here! The picturesque village of Aldbury is only a mile away and has two very good pubs serving food, and a general store.
The village has been used as a film location in many movies, including Bridget Jones, Midsomer Murders and Robin Hood was shot nearby too. Tring is only a little further away, with more restaurants, an M&S Simply Food and a Tesco.
London is only 40 minute train ride away, with a wealth of attractions for the visitor. More locally both Ascott House and Waddesdon Manor are 10 minutes and 30 minutes away respectively. Both are owned by the Rothschild family and are stunning properties - Waddesdon has the appearance of a French chateau and is filled with beautiful furniture. Ascott House was described as a 'A palace like cottage, the most luxurious and lovely thing I ever saw'. This was how Gladstone's daughter, Mary, described Ascott after a visit in the 1880s.
If you prefer more Medieval History, Warwick Castle or Hampton Court are both accessible (but in opposite directions!) and both offer medieval entertainment at certain times of the year.
The Grand Union Canal is very nearby, offering a number of attractions, pubs serving food, tea rooms, footpaths and boat hire available too.