Only 30 mins from London yet set amongst thousands of acres of woodland and countryside, the Pumping Station has miles of footpaths and bike trails directly on its doorstep, and is engulfed by birdlife, wildlife and endless country pubs.
The Pumping Station annex has been freshly converted (see Channel 4's Restoration Man) and comprises a 6x4m living and kitchen area, a 3.6x3m double bedroom and 3x2m bath/shower room. (There is an additional 3.2x3m bedroom that can be included in the rental by the locking and unlocking of various doors. This is included in the rental for numbers over 2 people.)
It is underfloor centrally heated throughout by ultra efficient heat pumps; hot water comes from the sun, as does 50% of it's electricity; it is lit almost exclusively by LEDs and has 75Mb WiFi broadband.
A 'breakfast' island for for 4/5 bums has been cleverly designed for lunch and dinner as well... The kitchen has an induction hob, a combo oven and microwave, and a large fridge freezer, a small dishwasher and a sink with a 'very nice tap'.
The other half of the living area has a lovely sofa bed (6'x 3'6"), Freeview TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, a B&W Zeppelin and various USB and iPhone adapters.
The main bedroom has a double bed and any number of shaker pegs for your stuff. We can swap out the shelves for and extra 5' child's bed.
The second bedroom has a bunk that converts to two singles or pushes together to make a double - and a third, pull-out single.
Finally, we have various cots and baby baskets if needed.
Accès des voyageurs
The annex is part of the main house separated by a locked door. It has its own entrance, parking, facilities etc.
If we're not here, you're welcome to use the garden as your own, but we may ask you to feed the chickens!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We're a fairly gregarious and friendly family of four. But it's a big place...
This is cyclist central. The lanes are prefect for road bikes and the trails for off road bikes. And then there are the footpaths for the less "revolutionary"...! Sorry, I'm a dad.
In this section AirBnB ask "How do you expect guests to behave?" - we say, why wouldn't we expect guests to behave!
We have few rules beyond normal grown-up behaviour - we just ask for shoes off in the house, keep food off the sofa, no smoking indoors and kindness and consideration, especially after midnight.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
We're a family of four. Three ladies and me. The wonderful beautiful Alison and our two little girls. And then there's the chickens, six more ladies (... hang on, what's happening to me!?)
We're easy going, fun-loving, fairly gregarious and thoroughly enjoy company. Hosting through AirBnB has proved a delight. The hens get to share their eggs, Ali her home baked bread, me my home made bacon and the girls conversation more interesting than that with their parents.
À propos du logement
Quand vous voyagez avec Airbnb, vous séjournez chez quelqu'un.