Described by several guests as 'magical' this home is a former wing of an historic manor that in the past has been a girls school and a monastery complete with it's own private chapel. Hidden away in a vast parkland estate with it's own large private garden it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
With high ceilings and spacious proportions this large 3 bedroom house is elegant but comfortable and homely. Although listed as sleeping 6 adults (2 each in 3 bedrooms), the Master and Kingsize bedrooms are large enough to accommodate another adult sleeping on an electric single airbed to accommodate up to 8. For infants (up to 2 years) a travel cot is provided.
All 3 bedrooms are equipped with TV/Freeview Channels, full tea/coffee making facilities, quality cotton bed linen and plenty of towels. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer is also provided.
The large patio and garden is ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing and regenerating, surrounded by mature trees.
Check-in is from 3:00 PM local time and checkout is by 12:00 PM local time. Guests have full use of the house which includes:
Entrance Hall with coat/boot room and a separate cloakroom/toilet.
Large Sitting room with laptop working area
Laundry facilities in a separate utility area
3 bedrooms comprising of 1 Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom,
1 Kingsize Bedroom, 1 Double Bedroom
Large Family Bathroom
2 single raised airbeds (or 2 basic camp beds with sleeping bags) and a travel cot for infants up to 2 years are available to use on request for groups of 7-8.
Large private patio and garden surrounded by mature trees
Parking for up to 2 cars in the courtyard
Interaction with Guests:
All guests will usually be welcomed personally and settled in by myself or other family member. During longer stays a basic clean and change of bed linen and towels is included every 7 days.
This home is a peaceful retreat. strictly no parties. Guests are expected to treat it as they would their own home - ie. with loving care.
To book this property for workshops, talks and other small events please see below and contact me to discuss your requirements.
Short Stay B&B Option: Short stays including the ingredients for a self catered breakfast is available throughout the year. Please ask for details before booking.
We can host and/or fully organise a wide variety of small events ...
Spa breaks (including massage, face and body treatments)
Pre or post nuptial stays
Meditation or yoga groups
Spiritual retreats (including talks, workshops and intuitive development)
All newly weds or new civil partners booking a three night stay (or more) receive complementary sparkling wine and flowers in their room on arrival.
The house is hidden away at the end of a half mile drive through a fourteen acre parkland, accessed from a B road four miles from Ware Town. Due to the lack of light pollution on a clear evening it's a wonderful place to stargaze.
Our county landscape is full of diversity – dense ancient woodlands nestle alongside open arable farmland; expansive country estates stretch across hills and vales, while many fields and forests are punctuated with public tracks, bridle paths, rivers and lakes.
The area is ideal for bird watchers, nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, trekking and horse riding with many public footpaths and bridal ways through open countryside close to the house. Pretty villages and market towns are prevalent in this part of east Hertfordshire. You'll be amazed that you're only 45 minutes from London and half an hour from Stansted Airport. My family and friend's nickname for the area is 'Middle Earth.'
For easy transport and to appreciate the surroundings, a car is ideal and will make the most of your stay if a touring break is in mind. There is a good choice of local car hire companies including those that will deliver your vehicle to the house or organise pick up at any airport.
Easy access to and from the A10, M11 and M25.
If you are looking for a tranquil stay before a flight, Stansted Airport is 15 miles (28mins) away by car/taxi.
The nearest train station (Ware Town) is 3.7 miles (9mins) away and taxi fare to or from the house is approx £7
45 min train journey time into London Liverpool Street from Ware Town.
Other train stations within 10-15 mins drive from the house are Hertford, Hertford East, St Margarets and Harlow.Get the full listing »