Spacious ground floor single room looking west onto ample driveway. Tea making facilities, internet, television, shower room next door. The shower room has a heated towel rail and heated tiled floor to warm your feet.
We have three double rooms available to rent and two bathrooms. On most occasions you will have private use of a bathroom, we will check with you before asking you to share.
Continental breakfast included, which you can take either in the large country style kitchen/breaklfast room or in the dining room if you prefer. We have a lovely new conservatory which you are welcome to breakfast in for a more leisurely meal over-looking the garden.
Evening meal by prior arrangement.
We are into grow your own and cooking so whether you are here just for breakfast or more you will probably have some home grown/made produce.
Shefford has several restaurants and several pubs serving food. Shefford has it's own brewery with its own pub the Brewery Tap serving some award winning well priced beers.
There is a bus stop outside which takes around 20 minutes to get to either Hitchin or Bedford. Hitchin is an attractive, traditional market town still retaining lots of small family owned shops. It is popular in the evenings and has plenty of restaurants to choose from.
The train to London leaves Arlesey every 30 minutes and is a 10 minute bus ride away (where possible we will take you by car) and if you catch the faster train it takes just 30 minutes to get to Kings Cross in London.
Bedford again is an attractive market town built around the River Ouse, it is popular with rowers and canal boats. There is an attractive walk alongside the river and the Priory Marina and lakes make a relaxing afternoon excursion. Bedford has a large Italian population so we can recommend some good places to eat if that is your preference.
Cambridge is within easy travelling distance by car, by public transport it is not so easy but we may able to take you to the train station if necessary.
Local places to visit less than five miles away are Bird of Prey Centre at Old Warden, Shuttleworth Collection of Aircraft and vehicles, Swiss Garden (temporarily closed for restoration) both at Old Warden. Sandy RSPB headquarters and reserve. Vintage car museum at Henlow. Champneys Spa resort available for day visits. Wrest Park historic house looked after by English Heritage. Chicksands wood (URL HIDDEN) for off road adventure.
Slightly further afield are Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Safari Park, and National trust Wimpole Hall all worthy of a days visit. We can suggest several pleasant walks nearby if that is your thing.
There are also several golf courses and ranges nearby including Woburn.
Downstairs communal accommodation will be available to you. You can cook your own food in the kitchen provided I am not using it and that you leave everything as you find it.
Downstairs accommodation. Kitchen available to heat your own food provided I am not using it and that you leave everything as you find it.
Interaction with guests
We live in the house and will be around most of the time.
You will be warmly welcomed into our home please treat it with respect and keep quiet after 11.00pm. While staying with us the room is your private space, this means we will not go in there to make your bed, its down to you! Of course if you are staying for longer than a week I will liase with you about changing the sheets.
We are non smokers and would not like anyone to smoke in the house.
We always leave the key by the door for quick escape should there be an emergency and have smoke detectors on both floors.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Dabble in lots of things creative, happiest in the garden. Love good fresh food, so grow my own. Love to cook and experiment with different flavours. Will provide you with a Continental breakfast including home made bread and jam. Career change a few years ago means I now work part time in a garden centre. Love life especially when walking South West Coast Path with Terry my husband - half way round so far. Terry is self employed working from home in the electronics industry. We have hosted foreign students over the past years an enriching experience but are now ready for more adult guests. Two cats who follow me everywhere, don't worry we shut them away at night so they won't bother you!