We have one double and two single rooms available in our house.
On occasions and for a special price we can offer the whole house for rent. Please enquire.
The property is located 20 min walk from Harpenden train station. By direct train you can get to Luton Airport (one stop), London King's Cross International Train station. Gatwick Airport.
If you are driving, we are conveniently located not far off the M1 motorway (Junction 9)
Our spacious kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for preparing your own meals and has Miele appliances. You will have a choice of dining tables: in a dining room, conservatory or on covered decking area outside.
We have two bathrooms fitted with thermostatic showers and a spacious downstairs toilet. There is fast wireless broadband internet and cable TV.
We have a nice garden with a summer house and covered decking. In there you are welcome to use a range of quality fitness equipment such as cross-country trainer, cycling and rowing machines, vibrating toner plate, fitness trampoline and a sauna.
We have two very friendly cats and 3 chickens kept outside in an enclosure.
Open countryside is just 50 metres away from the house with a choice of lovely walks. In a short driving distance you may like to visit Bernard Shaw's house museum, St. Alban's Abbey, Luton Hoo house and gardens, Hatfield House, Rothschild House Natural History Museum Tring, Woburn Abbey, Whipsnade Zoo and many more interesting places to see.
We are a friendly professional family. Jon works in a local Government and I work as a Science teacher. We are both police CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) checked and certificated as part of our jobs. We have one teenage child at home.
You are most welcome!
I had spent 7 nights with Svetlana and was made to feel very welcome, Svetlana has a lovely house and my room was very clean and comfortable. I will certainly stay there again and I have no hesitation in recommending Svetlana to anyone visiting the area.
Svetlana is super welcoming and thoughtful. From picking me up at the train station to hanging around and chatting, she (email hidden)hn is most definitely a good sort too - their house is an ideal combination of friendly sociability but also quiet if needed (I arrived sleep deprived and collapsed for more than a few hours upstairs), with no pressure. Rooms are super clean and welcoming, and they even made space for me in the kitchen, shared their food, and gave me a bit of local history as I was exploring the area on foot. Beyond my expectations. Very happy with the whole experience. Thank you.
Had a lovely stay with svetlana and her family they all made us feel very welcome ,I would recommend staying here
We had a great time with Svetlana and her family. Their hospitality is great. The house was nice and even with sharing the house we had a good combination of privacy and room for getting to know each other.
The place is great as a basis for trips in the country and into London!
I have been to the UK with my parents and my little brother, because I have to improve my English. It isn't my best subject at school... So we have been to the bed and breakfast from John and Svetlana in Harpenden. We were received open-heartedly. The bed and breakfast looks nice. The bedrooms are very nice and you share the kitchen with John and Svetlana. That gives a kind of family feeling. You can also take a walk in nature. I liked it very much. When my parents went to the supermarket, Svetlana took me to the vegetable garden. There have I learned much things about vegetables and plants. Talking with her, my English level rose. With Svetlana it is not a problem if you make a mistake. That makes you more confident to speak English. In the Autumn holidays I plan to go back to Svetlana and John and I am looking forward to it. So if you feel your English needs improvement or you are just thinking of going to London, I recommend to stay at the bed & breakfast from Svetlana and John.
Svetlana is such a nice, friendly and beautiful lady. We enjoyed the chat with her, John and lovely daughter Sasah so much. We stayed in the summer house which was very cosy and comfortable. If we come back to Harpenden, we will definitely stay with Svetlana again.
We had a nice short stay with Svetlana and John's enlarged family (they have cats and hens !).
We used 3 bedrooms in their house and had a private bathroom, which was quite convenient. Our host were very welcoming and we felt like home easily. Svetlana prepared us some food on several occasion, which was very kind of her given that this was not in the original deal. She also give us a lift to the town center, which was also very convenient. The morning eggs freshly laid from the hens in the garden is the little detail that made our stay even more authentic.
We had a great Svetlana and Jon, stayed there over the weekend and they made as feel just like at home from the very beginning. Very worm and welcome people.
Also, great breakfasts every morning as well as a clean and tidy house.
Will be back soon for sure
Svetlana and Jon are two really great people. I had a great time and made me feel at home. The house is well maintained, clean and the room is very comfortable and full of everything you need. I was sad to leave. I really have to thank them for their hospitality.
Svetlana was an extremely accommodating host. We stayed there for 3 1/2 weeks and she let us have the full run of the house including her allotment and fresh eggs every day. The house is about 30 seconds from being out in the fields which was lovely for the kids and for running.
Note that the house backs onto a train line. I was more surprised at how quite the trains were and they never bothered us or the children.
Thank you Svetlana for letting us stay in your home.
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