Retreat 12237 – Bedford, East of England

  • Bedfordshire
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Located in the heart of Bedfordshire amongst rolling countryside guests staying at this pretty cottage will find a wide range of attractions in the area to suit all tastes. For the more active there are sporting facilities close by such as horse riding and golf while sightseers will enjoy a day trip to Woburn Abbey and Gardens with famous safari park. The closest town of Bedford is renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country while the popular tourist destinations of Oxford and Cambridge are also a must see. The city of London can be reached via a train ride or alternatively simply sit back and relax in the immediate surroundings. Guests arriving at this charming thatched cottage will initially enter the porch area before stepping through to the cosy lounge and immediately notice the character of the outside is reflected internally too. The stunning exposed inglenook fireplace with wood burner effect electric fire creates the perfect focal point for the room where guests can relax after a day exploring the local area on comfortable sofas snuggle up to watch the TV/DVD or indulge in a good novel. The well-equipped kitchen/diner ensures all facilities required for holiday dining are available including an electric oven and hob microwave fridge/freezer and to enjoy the resulting cuisine a dining table. From the kitchen the rear porch provides both access to the rear garden and a handy place for wiping down muddy paws and shoes along with a desk for those who wish to catch up on any emails. Completing the ground floor is a bathroom with shower over bath and WC. The inner hallway has stairs to the first floor following these up guests will find a spacious bedroom with super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request) with TV. The exposed beams and timbers continue through to the twin bedroom which can only be accessed through the first bedroom and is therefore ideal for children. The grounds of the cottage are as equally charming as the cottage itself and those who enjoy relaxing outside will be spoilt for choice. The decking area with garden furniture sun loungers and Lay-Z-Spa in which to soak away any stress enjoys uninterrupted views across farmland and is the perfect spot to watch the world go by. At the rear you will also find the three acre paddock which you have access to. Alternatively the side and front gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to provide a colourful backdrop to al fresco dining with rose arch planted beds and fruit trees. There is off-road parking for two cars and secure bicycle storage available.



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