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The Garden Room at The Old Bakehouse

4.96(150)SuperhostPitstone, England, United Kingdom
Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Avril
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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The Garden Room at The Old Bakehouse. Self contained with independent access we have everything you need for a comfortable stay - high quality bedlinen; en suite bathroom; Nespresso machine; sunny breakfast space. On the edge of the Chilterns, a short drive from Tring Station, three trains an hour to London. Local attractions include Whipsnade Zoo, Tring Museum, The Making of Harry Potter at Leavesden Studios, Bletchley Park, Waddesdon Manor and the Ashridge Estate.

The space
The Old Bakehouse was built around 1840 and The Garden Room was converted in 2018 from our office and shed. The bed is a handmade four poster UK king size with new Caspar mattress and good quality bedlinen, bedside lights, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine, Sophie Conran crockery. Please note there is no kitchen. While the threat of Covid 19 remains we do provide individual shower gel, but we think you will prefer to bring your own toiletries under the circumstances. We have a child's travel cot and a child's inflatable bed, but there's not much room, although children are welcome.

Before our time the privies for all five cottages in the row (now only two) stood where The Garden Room is now. The Bakehouse was a two storey wooden building added on to the row, housing a communal oven for the cottages to reduce the risk of fire. In the 1980s the privies were rebuilt as the Office and the Shed, which we now call The Garden Room, and the Bakehouse was converted to the current main house sitting room and master bedroom. Access to Old Bakehouse is by foot from Chequers Lane along a short path in front of the adjoining house and through the gate pictured. Parking is in the street right outside. We'll make sure the nearest space is available for you. We are happy for dogs to stay so long as they have their own bed with them. Although everything is at ground floor level we are not DDA compliant.

Guest access
Please feel free to enjoy the garden

Other things to note
Although we will be on site, at home in The Old Bakehouse, until the end of the coronavirus crisis we ask our guests to come and go independently, using the keys in the keybox. We have regretfully suspended breakfast service, and instead provide for a DIY breakfast of juice, cereal and toast, with the existing self service tea and coffee. There is no kitchen, but there is crockery and cutlery and a cool box for any picnic you may bring, or local takeaway such as the excellent Woodz pizza, fish and chips from the pub, or Indian at the Haldi restaurant. Our meticulous cleaning and laundry routine goes beyond the Airbnb coronavirus best practice guidelines to additionally leaving a clear minimum of 24 hours between guests, rotating bedding so that more than 72 hours is left between users, and minimising soft furnishings .
The Garden Room at The Old Bakehouse. Self contained with independent access we have everything you need for a comfortable stay - high quality bedlinen; en suite bathroom; Nespresso machine; sunny breakfast space. On the edge of the Chilterns, a short drive from Tring Station, three trains an hour to London. Local attractions include Whipsnade Zoo, Tring Museum, The Making of Harry Potter at Leavesden Studios, Bletch… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
Free street parking
Heating
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Pitstone, England, United Kingdom

The villages of Pitstone and Ivinghoe are at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. The modern Pitstone Green business park is a short walk away, but the most famous landmarks are Pitstone windmill and Ivinghoe Beacon. This is an excellent location for walkers, just a short step up to the Ridgeway national long distance footpath, ending at Ivinghoe Beacon, or the National Trust's Ashridge Estate 5000 acres of beech woodland. If you prefer to stay on the level, the Grand Union Canal and its subsidiaries can take you on the towpath to Tring Reservoirs or the nearby market towns of Wendover, Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard and Berkhamsted.
Just round the corner in Pitstone there is a village shop, take away wood-fired pizzeria and Chinese restaurant. In Ivinghoe there is the local award winning Haldi Indian restaurant, CuriosiTea coffee shop and tea room, the Rose and Crown Pub and one of 'Britain's finest restaurants' The Kings Head. there is also a pharmacy, post office and shop, and hairdresser. Nearby in Tring there are three top class restaurants including Crockers Chef's Table. Pendley Manor and Ashridge House both popular wedding venues are a short drive away.
The villages of Pitstone and Ivinghoe are at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. The modern Pitstone Green business park is a short walk away, but the most famous landmarks are Pitstone windmill and Ivinghoe Beacon…

Hosted by Avril

Joined in October 2015
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I love being both guest and host with Airbnb. I’ve almost always travelled independently with my husband and family, now grown up, and now it’s so easy with Airbnb for both large family celebrations and short breaks for two. I am not quite retired yet, but flexible with my time. On holiday I like exploring the culture, past and present, of the places I go to. My language skills are old and rusty.
I love being both guest and host with Airbnb. I’ve almost always travelled independently with my husband and family, now grown up, and now it’s so easy with Airbnb for both large f…
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During your stay
Although we will be on site, at home in The Old Bakehouse, until the end of the coronavirus crisis we ask our guests to come and go independently, using the keys in the keybox. We have regretfully suspended breakfast service, and instead provide for a DIY breakfast of juice, cereal and toast, with the existing self service tea and coffee. There is no kitchen, but there is crockery and cutlery and a cool box for any picnic you may bring, or local takeaway such as the excellent Woodz pizza, fish and chips from the pub, or Indian at the Haldi restaurant. Our meticulous cleaning and laundry routine goes beyond the Airbnb coronavirus best practice guidelines to additionally leaving a clear minimum of 24 hours between guests, rotating bedding so that more than 72 hours is left between users, and minimising soft furnishings .
Although we will be on site, at home in The Old Bakehouse, until the end of the coronavirus crisis we ask our guests to come and go independently, using the keys in the keybox. We…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy