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Ashmorton House

Henlow, Hertfordshire (CO276)
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Ashmorton House details

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. Less than a mile from Champneys Health Spa at Henlow Grange, which is set within its own 150 acres of beautiful parkland and built around an opulent Georgian Manor; the finest traditions of health, fitness and wellbeing are at your disposal. 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 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 family birthday, anniversary or other special event.
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 is said to have been sold to pay a huge gambling debt!
As the property is so near to London; less than 30 miles by car from the M25 and under 35 mininutes by train from Kings Cross, the attractions of London are easily accessible. In addition, there are a host of activities and attractions available locally within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 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. Days out with the children include Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park, as well as the Duxford Air Museum. Further afield, but also worth exploring, are the historic towns of St Albans and Cambridge. The old market towns of Hitchin and Baldock are both just 4 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 formal five star restaurant which provides the highest standards in cuisine and service. Housed in Brocket Hall’s former hunting lodge, Auberge du Lac enjoys an idyllic lakeside setting overlooking the beautiful 543 acre country estate and the Hall itself.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps ten guests.
  • Five bedrooms.
  • Two en-suite bathrooms and a further two family bathrooms.
  • Working open fireplaces in sitting room and reception hall.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Grounds of 7 acres with extensive lawns and mature trees with a tree-lined driveway of quarter mile long leading to the house.
  • As the garden is not fully enclosed, care should be taken to supervise young children outside due to occasional traffic.
  • Extensive off-road parking for numerous cars.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights.

Additional features

  • Original oak parquet flooring to ground floor and two main bedrooms.
  • Original features such as fireplaces and cornices throughout.
  • Smart 40inch curved screen TV in sitting room and TV’s in 4 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 available on request.
  • My Personal Sanctuary can visit the property for beauty treatments. (Please see Things to Do above)

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • This property is easily accessible from London, 30 minutes’ drive from M25, 35 minutes fast train from Kings Cross.
  • Indulge yourselves in a day of pampering, peace and the ultimate in the latest spa facilities at Champneys Health Spa, Henlow Grange - less than a mile away.
  • 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.
  • 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 (just 5 minutes away). The Auberge Du Lac at Brockett Hall in Welwyn is a very good restaurant in a lovely setting.

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

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