Well in CourtyardFancy a Jacuzzi bath or shower?
Chambre privée
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
1 adulte
0 enfants
De 2 à 12 ans
0 bébés
- de 2 ans
2 voyageurs au maximum. Les bébés ne sont pas pris en compte dans le nombre de voyageurs.
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À propos de ce logement

Situated in Park Street village, be prepared for tiny front door, exposed timbers, a huge inglenook fireplace, vaulted bedrooms and wonky floors. Five minutes from Park Street Abbey Line train station, bus stop and two local pubs, stunning woodland and lakes just behind, + corner shop opposite.


Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 2
Salles de bain : 1.5 (Salle de bains partagée)
Type de lit : Vrai lit
Chambres : 1
Lits : 1
Animal sur place : Chat(s)
Type de logement : Chambre privée

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 12€ / nuit après le premier voyageur
Frais de ménage : 12€
Caution : 91€
Conditions d'annulation : Flexibles
Tarif week-end : 48€ / nuit

Description

Situated in Park Street village, be prepared for tiny front door, exposed timbers, a huge inglenook fireplace, vaulted bedrooms and wonky floors. Five minutes from Park Street Abbey Line train station, bus stop and two local pubs, stunning woodland and lakes just behind, + corner shop opposite.

Two separate bedrooms may be available - the cosy Buddha Bedroom, with a vaulted ceiling, an exposed brick chimney, a 4.6ft small double bed, lush oriental decoration and a secret entrance into the Narnia cupboard. The floor tilts away at an angle - you'll think you had one too many at the local pub! The large Green Bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling, a calm, masculine aura, with a desk, a spacious 5ft double bed, a small TV/DVD and cassette player and a cosy armchair in which to curl up and enjoy a selection from the library or extensive DVD collection. Each bedroom is for 1 to 2 guests only.

Other than your bedroom, you'll have full access downstairs in the cottage, and the upstairs bathroom with its shower and separate Jacuzzi bath. You are welcome to tinkle the ivories, strum one of my guitars, or make yourself a cup of tea or coffee in the antique kitchen, where the wooden surfaces have been danced on by many, salvaged from the St Albans dance floor of earlier times. If you are tall, you will need to duck a lot to avoid concussion as some doorways are very low. There's a delightful summer courtyard garden at the back, complete with its own well, and two bikes in the bike shed - you're welcome to go for a cycle to the woods, as long as you know how to pump your own tyres! There's a downstairs toilet for convenience and a spinning wheel if you get bored ...

I'll be around some days, and dashing off to work in London's Portobello Road on others - I'll always do my best to be around to welcome you in and out. Porridge, toast, fruit, juice etc will be left in the kitchen for you to enjoy down in the sunken dining room ... help yourselves and don't forget to do your washing up!

Park Street was originally a Roman settlement around a villa supplying food to the St Albans (Verulamium) garrison. St Albans has a beautiful classic cinema called The Odyssey, an excellent Roman museum, as well as its spectacular Cathedral - the cottage is just two miles south of the city centre. There's ample free parking in the neighbourhood, but parking in St Albans is not free. St Albans is noted for its excellent selection of pubs and cafes, restaurant and shops - just twenty-five minutes from London by train from its mainline City station - it has a lively, well-presented street market selling everything from cheese to jewellery, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The walk from the Abbey Theatre across the city Park, past The Fighting Cocks, one of the oldest pubs in Britain, is breathtaking, passing well-preserved Roman ruins and dominated by the Cathedral on the hill. Park Street village has two small commercial centres, one outside the front door with a couple of takeaways, and a convenience store, and the other at How Wood, a small parade of shops, ten minutes walk away. There are parish churches, parks and a small Village Hall, as well as an excellent Barber - it's all here, not showy, just friendly. Parking is nearly always available along Park Street Lane or beside Recreation Ground Club House. There's an outdoor gym in the park, and beautiful woodland walks to the Frogmore lakes behind the cottage - two minutes away. The Harry Potter Experience at Leavesden is only 5 miles away - and I'm a Potter fan ...

Car parking along the road, bus stop and train station up the road ... no problem. If you are planning a late return by train it's best to drive or get a cab to St Albans City station for fast trains to King's Cross. Alternatively slow trains stop at Radlett- a ten minute drive away with ample parking. Alternatively you can drive to Watford Junction and catch a fast train to Euston. The Abbey Line through the village only runs once an hour between St Albans Abbey Station and Watford Junction but the last train is around 9.30pm!

Velcro my tabby cat is a bit shy, she might hide at first. She's not keen on small children or on being picked up. I'm interested in local history and can help you arrange interesting outings, or collect you from the London airports in my six seater, if booked well in advance. Find out why General Fairfax galloped past the cottage when Charles I was beheaded ... and other useful stuff. You'll be sharing my bathroom, hopefully not at the same time! There's a loo downstairs, too. I speak French, some Italian and Arabic, and have lived all around the world - the cottage is full of curiousities and a lot of books. I paint, write, sing and swim in the pool just up the road, I'm sociable and I like having visitors. You can log onto my wifi, there's a TV in the living room and a small one in the Green Bedroom - but they don't get turned on much - I prefer to have music playing - hope you like that too? I'm a relaxed hostess, and like my guests to feel welcome in this lovely old home.


Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
Peut ne pas convenir aux bébés (moins de 2 ans)

Respectfully and with consideration for all - if you break something, please let me know. Please don't leave lit candles unattended ... this is a medieval timber-frame home, Grade II listed. No parties or additional guests for either bedroom without prior permission - no loud music after 10pm or you'll keep the neighbours awake. Smokers can head for the courtyard, or, if it's snowing, sit in the chimney. You can light a log fire if you check stocks, but please ensure the fireguard is up if you leave the room. Occasionally, If I'm cooking, and you fancy eating in or heating up your own food, let me know - we can maybe share including the washing up!


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Détecteur de fumée
Kit de premiers secours
Fiche de sécurité
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

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Suzanne

Suzanne

Saint Albans, Royaume-Uni · Membre depuis mars 2015

I love my three daughters, their gorgeous partners, my grandchildren, my circle of close friends, my cat Velcro, my guitar, and my Civil War cottage. I've travelled worldwide. I read a lot, enjoy going to the movies, folk singing and intelligent conversation by the fireside with friends - going for a walk in the woods on a snowy day, searching for pine cones. I appreciate good food and wine, the simple but good things in life.

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