Cottered holiday barn rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and fireplace

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  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
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From the owner

The Parlour is a beautifully converted barn located on our family farm in the rolling Hertfordshire countryside. With a woodburning stove, exposed beams and sunny terrace, the Parlour is a fantastic place to stay all year round. Whether you like walking, cycling, visiting the many local attractions or historical towns (such as Cambridge, St Albans, Hertford, Duxford, Harry Potter Studio etc) or want a base close to London but away from the hustle and bustle this is the place for you.

The Parlour is a stunning 2 bedroom property with two ensuites and an additional cloakroom. Each bedroom has a double bed as well as a double sofa bed in the living room and a single bed can be added to the larger bedroom to sleep up to 7 guests. (Please request the sofa bed and single bed if required). Children and 1 small pet are very welcome.

The Parlour is located less than a mile from 2 pubs, farm shop and a cafe and only 15 minutes from Stevenage where you can catch the train directly into London (20 mins). It is set in a courtyard with two other properties - The Creamery and The Dairy, which are also available for short breaks.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Single Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Emma Y.
Average reply time:
3 hours 42 minutes

Calendar updated:
29 Nov 2021

Years listed:
7

Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jul 2014. Located in Hertfordshire, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £716 to £777.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Nov 2021.

Reviews

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609lesleyb
Moraira, Spain

Great location for this cosy barn conversion
Mar 2021

We stayed in the Parlour for two weeks in March. Fantastic spacious property. Well kitted out with everything we could possibly need. Lovely and warm, which was a pleasant surprise. Lovely secluded lo… More 

Reviewed 17 Mar 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

what a fabulous location, people and break
Jul 2020

Thank you so much Emma , Owen and the lovely Melanie. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel so welcome, they were excellent hosts and even welcomed our dog Ruby ( Which a lot … More 

Reviewed 29 Aug 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We would welcome you back any time :-)
martinhutchings
Ottawa, Canada

Just what we were looking for
May 2018

Location was perfect for us as we were visiting family in Stevenage 15 mins away. From Stevenage you can get the train into London (20mins to Kings X). Accommodation is what we needed. Comfortable and… More 

Reviewed 4 Jun 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks for your feedback and we are very glad your stay. We hope to welcome you back one day! (The Parlour does indeed have a washing machine but no tumble dryer).
duckym0
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nice but room for improvement
Jul 2017

The location and layout of the farm barns is ideal. Like others, we appreciated the two en suite bathrooms and spacious living area. The furnishings are cozy and well considered. The local breakfasts … More 

Reviewed 15 Jul 2017

Owner's reply:
We are truly sorry that there are a few things that need improvement in The Parlour and we are now on the case to rectify these straight away as we take all negative comments very seriously and pride ourselves on being a luxury property. In regards to the hot water, unfortunately when the barns were built, hot water tanks were installed, therefore on the odd occasion when the hot water from the tank has been used you do unfortunately have to wait a little while for it to heat up again. This is not something that guests usually complain about, but in light of your comments we are now looking into other ways of having the hot water running constantly for our guests. With regards to the cleanliness of the barn, we can only apologise as we do have a team of cleaners who are supposed to deep clean the barns whenever someone leaves. We will be passing this information onto the cleaners and making sure that we continually check the standard of the cleaning. We really do appreciate your feedback and maybe we will see you again in the future. Best wishes Jenny and Emma
CumbrianJules
Arnside, United Kingdom

Spacious, comfy, clean and quiet... a wonderful stay!
Apr 2016

Just back from a wonderful stay in The Parlour at Harestreet Farm Barns. Beautifully kept, clean and exceptionally spacious. A quiet location too. The cottage had everything we needed. Many thanks Em… More 

Reviewed 17 Apr 2016

Owner's reply:
We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay - thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon.
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8 reviews
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