About This Listing
Beautiful 4 bed house in Studham, Bedfordshire, only 15 mins from a mainline train station which links directly to London in only 35 mins.
House benefits from large open plan living, indoor heated swimming pool, 4 large double bedrooms, home theatre system and a very large garden which is home to a bunch of chickens and roosters, 2 cats, a pond full of fish and 2 Alpacas!
The property is located in a traditional English village, located near Whipsnade Zoo and about 10 mins by car to Luton Airport.
What to see and do :
Whipsnade park Golf Club
Plenty of walks
Dunstable Downs - great for kite flying and pic-nics!
Breakfast will be provided, of course with fresh eggs from the chickens.
Full office facilities are available including free wifi!
Rooms for rent have own digital TV, direct access to the swimming pool, spa and gym. The rooms are very large so if you want to bring a travel cot you will still have plenty of room. Also able to provide portable beds if you wanted additional beds in any of the rooms for the children. You will also have access to shared kitchen, living space and very large garden. Please note, all the bedrooms have two doors - one normal door leading into the bedroom from the main hall way in the house and a set of patio doors leading out onto the pool. These patio doors can be locked and the key removed if you are worried about the children wondering into the pool area without supervision!
You will have your own private bathroom although this is not en -suite. However I will only let out to one party at a time so you will never be sharing a bathroom with strangers! If you are a large party don’t worry we have 3 bathrooms plus 2 additional WC rooms so you will never be short of a shower or loo!
Please note that the pool is not heated during the colder months, however I will make sure that the spa pool is nice and hot for you!
Smoking is allowed
Pets are NOT allowed
Please note - I do have two cats so if you are allergic then I don't think this will be the best place for you. Although the cats are generally not allowed into the bedrooms.
The whole house! This includes pool area, gym, kitchen, living room, BBQ and garden. Please do note that I also live here so I will be around some of the time.... don't worry I am very easy going and friendly!
Interaction with Guests
The majority of time I will be at the property but I am usually involved with some DIY project or with the office which tends to keep me very busy!
Lovely traditional English village with 2 great pubs, surrounded by beautiful countryside with easy access to London.
The nearest train station is about a 15 minute drive away. This takes you directly into central London in about 30 minutes. Public transport within in the village is VERY limited so I would not advise you staying unless you have a car.
Relax and enjoy yourself!
We arrived down in Studham to attend my daughters passing out parade. Our party consisted of two pensioners, my thirteen year old son and my wife and I. We had seen the pictures on line but that still did not prepare us properly. This house is fantastic, full of charm and character. We loved it from the off. Liesa kept in touch before we arrived enquiring if there was anything that she could do to make our stay all the more perfect, its a nice touch. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are really comfortable, There are fresh towels for everyone and big fluffy robes and slippers to make you feel at home, Tv in all the rooms and a lovely big bathroom with a cracking shower. We used the indoor pool which was really nice and again there were towels available. Hot tub and gym were also there. Fabulous sun trap of a back garden where we enjoyed the company of two alpacas and some chickens Liesa allowed us to feed them apples my son in particular loved this. This really is a home from home and I would have been more than happy continuing my break there a while longer. Studham is a very quiet village with two pubs, we enjoyed a meal in The Bell and everyone was very friendly and the food was well priced and tasty. This is a great location for a break with the airport being about 20 minutes away, Whipsnade zoo and London not far. We had a reason to be here this time but have already thought that we would struggle to find a better and more hospitable place to spend a few days off. On behalf of the family thank you Liesa (and Mark) for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. You know where we are if you need a break !
We had an absolutely lovely stay with Liesa. She and her partner Mark were extremely accommodating and allowed us to host a surprise baby shower for our friends, which meant we took up most of the living space as well as outside. The house and garden are amazing. We loved having he opportunity o feed the alpacas in the morning. We didn't have a chance to try the local pubs but they looked really nice and we are hoping to be able to stay again. Can't thank Leisa enough for the hospitality. Xx
This place and Liesa and Mark are just amazing. They welcome you like old friends and love to talk. The room was clean and cozy, the pool was great, and the general atmosphere was relaxing. We wished we could have stayed just a bit longer and would likely stay here again if we are coming back this way.
To find words to translate "Arohanui" would be "Heaven"
and a word to translate "Liesa" would be "Angel"
Yes, it is an immaculate paradise this amazing place and this experience my family and I had in "Arohanui" with Liesa.
She is far more than just a Host! She treat my family and I with so much care to our individuals needs to make special every single moment we have spent there.
The house is a such masterpiece of love inspiration in every single way.
Being in Arohanui with Liesa was a special Bless and privilege. Any time of the year to be there is definitely a home feeling and a perfect place to relax and enjoy your family and friends.
House offers a stoning design, decoration, style and welcome.
I don't have words and adjectives to describe such unforgettable special moments that will last forever in our memories with Liesa.
We spent Easter day together and it was one to remember and keep in the special part of our hearts.
My 7 years old girl cried when we left and she is asking me several times a day when we are going back to see Liesa and stay in her home. She just love Liesa!
I just want to say once more
THANK YOU for all your efforts and for giving us this privilege to meeting you and your blessed home.
We love YOU!
God Bless You!
I don't even know where to start! I came to stay with a group of ladies, there was 8 of us in total which meant we paid for the whole house. We are a group of Christian women and were looking for somewhere to go for a weekend retreat. First of all, when speaking with Liesa before booking and just after she was incredibly helpful. I explained to her all our concerns and that the group of us will be praying together during most of the time of our stay so we might be might make some noise but this didn't bother her at all, we were still welcome, that really put us all at ease. When we arrived she was so welcoming and really made us feel at home right away. Our beds were SO comfortable and the interior of the house was extremely beautiful. Our stay was for 2 nights. She made us breakfast on the first day which was quite crazy as there was 8 of us on the dining table all wanting different types of foods but she still catered for us with a big smile on her face! We were also making lunch and dinner during our stay which Liesa was more than okay with, she even joined us at times.. This bought a very warm atmosphere in the house. A few of us ladies were not cat lovers at all and Liesa went the extra mile to keep one of her cats outside of the house during the majority of hour stay which was just so kind of her. If anyone needed something that they may have forgotten at home, she had it there ready for us. She has every toiletry you can possible think of- for her guests. There is so much to say about this amazing women, this is meant to be a review but I've written a story so I hope this says a lot about Liesa. We all loved having her as our mum for two days and will definitely be back!!!
Liesa was incredible and her home is beautiful. We were a mixed group of adults and young children, and could not have been more welcome. Even when one of our group became unwell with a virus Liesa was so positive and went above and beyond the call of duty. She really was our knight in shinning armour!