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  • Ashmorton House, Henlow, Hitchin
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  • Ashmorton House, Henlow, Hitchin
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    Ashmorton House, Henlow, Hitchin

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    Property ref: S49820

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 10

    • Baths 4

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    About this property

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    Ashmorton House is a spacious Victorian country house set in 7 acres of grounds, situated on the North Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire borders, easily accessible from London by rail or car. The house has been lovingly restored to an immaculate standard; creating a comfortable, warm and welcoming home. The house is decorated in the timeless country house style and furnished with good antique furniture, oil paintings and luxurious designer fabrics. Set in lawned grounds, approached by a long tree-lined driveway, with lovely bedrooms and reception rooms, including an original billiard room and full size tennis court, Ashmorton would be a perfect venue to celebrate a special family birthday or anniversary.
    Dating from 1860, when the house was built for a gentleman farmer who owned a 380 acre estate of the surrounding farmland, Ashmorton has had an interesting history, including having once been the home of a tea-plantation owner in India. At the turn of the century the house apparently had to be sold to pay a huge gambling debt! The house would be a wonderful base from which to explore the historic attractions of Hatfield House, Woburn Abbey and the Wimpole Estate near Royston. Outings for children include Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park, as well as the Duxford Air Museum. Further afield, but worth exploring on longer stays, are the historic towns of St Albans and Cambridge. The old market towns of Hitchin and Baldock are both just 3 miles away and offer lots of restaurants and shops. Good "gastro - pubs" to eat locally include The Bell at Westoning and The Black Horse at Ireland, which is just 5 minutes away. The Auberge Du Lac at Brockett Hall in Welwyn is a good restaurant in a lovely setting.
    This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps ten guests.

  • Five bedrooms.

  • Two en-suite bathrooms and a further two family bathrooms.

  • Working open fireplaces in sitting room, reception hall and billiard room.

  • Care should be taken to supervise young children outside due to occasional traffic along drive as garden is not fully enclosed.

  • Unfortunately this property is not suitable for pets.

  • Grounds of 7 acres with extensive lawns and mature trees with a tree-lined driveway of quarter mile long leading to house.

  • Ample off-road parking for several cars.

  • WiFi.

  • Minimum stay of 3 nights.

  • Additional features
  • Original oak parquet flooring to ground floor and two main bedrooms.

  • Gas central heating with working log fires in three main reception rooms.

  • Original features such as fireplaces and cornices throughout.

  • Wide screen TV in sitting room and TV's in several bedrooms.

  • Original billiard room with antique Victorian table, score board, cue stand and Knoll sofa.

  • Full size tarmac tennis court, recently re-painted with anti-slip finish. Rackets and balls provided.

  • Beds with top quality Hypnos mattresses.

  • Travel cot and highchair are available at request.

  • Catering service available upon request.

  • Attractions and nearby amenities
  • This property is easily accessible from London, 30 minutes’ drive from M25, 35 minutes fast train from Kings Cross.

  • Visit Shuttleworth Swiss Gardens and Museum.

  • Enjoy a trip to the Georgian village of Woburn and Woburn Abbey.

  • For a great family day out, visit Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade Zoo.

  • Visit the English Heritage site of Wrest Park.

  • There are an abundance of historical sites to visit, such as Knebworth House and Hatfield House and gardens to name a few.

  • For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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    Local amenities

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    • Hitchin Lavender Farm
      2 miles
    • The Crown
      2 miles
    • The Victoria
      3 miles
    • l'Artista ristorante - Pizzeria
      3.5 miles
    • Davids Books and Music
      3.5 miles
    • The Broadway Cinema
      3.5 miles
    • fabios gelato
      3.5 miles
    • Hermitage Rd Bar and Restaurant
      3.5 miles
    • The Groundworks
      3.5 miles
    • Chilli B’s
      3.5 miles

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