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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is amazing, breathtaking!"

    Agnes is extremely helpful and nice

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic place!"

    Can’t speak highly enough of it, everything you could wish and more, hosts were very welcoming and nothing was to much for them. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!!

    That is a great feedback, thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a delight Closefield is."

    Agnes and Chris were very welcoming and have clearly put alot of thought into Closefield. The facilities were excellent and Closefield was very warm and comfortable even in January. The location is stunning and really nice to have breakfast with the sun rising over Ivinghoe Beacon. Lovely views from the house. Overall Closefield is stunning and a great place for a holiday.

    We do have amazing sun rises and sunsets here along with the views. We are gald you were comfortable and warm as that helps when you are trying to relax. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jan 2024

  • "Superb cottage."

    Probably the best we’ve stayed in. Owners friendly and welcoming.

    Great compliment thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Chris & Agnes made us most welcome to their luxury cottage , they provided a very substantial welcome pack which was very much appreciated."

    The cottage had everything we needed & more, clean & very comfortable, nice & warm as the weather took a really cold turn - we were lovely & cosy. Thank you both so much for providing such a beautiful place to relax in & enjoy after our daily walks. We will definitely have no hesitation in going back & would recommend this property as a top of the range holiday home.

    The cottage does keep very warm on those wintery days, we are glad you loved the comfort that it gives. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan Ernest5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is our third visit to Closefield and this time for ten days!"

    As before, everything was of a very high standard, with our hosts Chris and Agnes being as welcoming as always. A wonderful welcome pack awaited us on our arrival and we felt instantly relaxed and at home in the spotless bungalow, in its peaceful surroundings. We love it here and can’t wait to return. Great base for travelling. We visited Windsor on two occasions and several National Trust areas.

    Lovely to see you both again, always a pleasure. There are lots of National Trust areas that surround us, we have been told that they are more in this area than anywhere else, not sure how true that is but there are lots. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Nov 2023

  • "Closefield is a luxurious and cosy base for a holiday, set amongst beautiful countryside."

    It was spacious, extremely well presented and equipped and very private. The location was ideal for exploring the area, with beautiful walks from the doorstep. The owners Agnes and Chris were very friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend this gem of a cottage to anyone wanting to visit the area.

    The outlook of the cottage is quite beautiful, no matter what the season. Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very spacious and luxurious cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped, with a friendly welcome and very generous welcome basket. The area is full of interesting places to visit and superb walks on the doorstep.

    Thanks, yes there is so much to do around here, there are so many places to visit and walks to explore, as well as lovely places to eat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Closefield really a home from home for us."

    Our stay was made even more pleasurable by the owners Agnes and Chris who were so very accommodating all the time.

    Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in, Chris and Agnes have done an amazing job making the bungalow absolutely perfect and have thought about everything you would need for your stay!"

    The welcome basket packed with goodies was a nice touch. The bungalow was spotless, the views are amazing and highly recommend walking the ivinghoe beacon which is the view you can see, also a trip into Tring was great fun with loads of nice restaurants and things to do. Communication from Agnes and Chris was perfect and was greated by Tracey who told us everything we needed to know about the bungalow and local area! Only thing I regret about our stay is I didn’t book longer…

    Thank you that is a compliment. We look at trying to keep the place as nice as we can get it and often make small changes to accommodate the season by planting or adding outside furniture. Sometimes we need to take a break too, however we continue to communicate and always have someone in place to cover us. It seems to be that most people wished they had booked longer, but you can always come back.... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have spent a most enjoyable week at Closefield."

    The property is a credit to the owners Agnes & Chris - well thought out & very clean & comfortable. Agnes & Chris were very helpful & we appreciated their generous provision of a welcome basket. The area has many interesting places to visit & Closefield really deserves its 5 star rating. We hope to return.

    Thank you, we really do try to get things as right as we can, so the 5 star rating means a lot but you enjoying yourselves means just as much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a very pleasant quiet location."

    The owners were very helpful and available and concern to ensure we enjoyed our stay.

    We are always interested to know that you have had a nice time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hey Chris and Agnes Massive thanks for being amazing hosts I love the way ..."

    Hey Chris and Agnes Massive thanks for being amazing hosts I love the way you guys have furnished Closefield It is so beautiful Chris was so helpful when I checked in as needed help to use electric hob , he gave me full tour of the cottage and told me how to operate everything and where to find daily maintenance things I loved every corner of it , the reception, the bathroom , the bath tub , kitchen and bedroom it is all stunning , i can see Agnes used her skills really well here My husband loved it and our baby enjoyed it as well , I would love to come back to explore areas around once I start driving hopefully I have not seen any cottage so well maintained like Closefield , the views around are breathtaking , I did not want to come back home , we managed to see rainbow as well and it was most beautiful rainbow of my life Will book again really soon Thank you so much We

    That is kind, we are blessed with the views here. We hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Khizra5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have nothing but good things to say about Closefield; it has been converted to a very high standard."

    Everything was just perfect from the moment we arrived, even though we were slightly early. Chris was communicative prior to the day and on arrival he was there with a friendly welcome and very helpful advice on what to do and where to go in the area. We absolutely loved the property, which faces away from the main house so you have no sense that the owners are nearby. The addition of the Welcome Basket was a very generous and nice touch. There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit in the area, so much so that we intend to visit again next year.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2023

  • "Closefield is brilliant."

    Probably the best self-catering stay we've had. The property is freshly decorated and sparkling clean throughout. The rooms (living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom) are plenty big enough for two people. We found enough utentials, pots and pans in the kitchen for our needs. Amazing amount of choice on the TV. Didn't need the heating much but it was very easy to take the early morning freshness off with a little bit of heat. All in, a fabulous home. Agnes and Chris were very kind. A sumptuous welcome basket was left and Agnes had thoughtfully provided some gluten free provisions (following an earlier conversation with me). They checked in with us a couple of times and offered some good suggestions for activities, which was helpful. The location is wonderful. We had a couple of lovely evenings, stood looking out of the main window at the birds, foxes, rabbits and other wildlife. Plenty of stuff to do within a half hour drive including NT and EH homes and gardens, walks and St Albans.

    Thank you for such a detailed and lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights, what a beautiful holiday home, nothing is really missing and everything is very clean."

    Beautiful environment close to nature. We were warmly welcomed with a cup of coffee despite the fact that they had little time and had to leave for a party. It felt to us as if we had been there for years, so familiar. Two beautiful people who take the time for you and have a heart for what they do. We have booked again for September. Marcus and Kaatje - The Netherlands

    It was a pleasure to have you stay at Closefield, we are delighted that you are returning very soon. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place, very comfortable, especially the bed & spotless."

    The owners were very friendly & helpful informing us of places to go. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "We should like to thank our hosts for their hospitality; the area, cottage, welcome - everything - was above and beyond our expectations."

    We didn't want to leave - another week would have been perfect.

    Kind words - appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant property, large well furnished comfortable rooms in a beautiful private setting, in a great area with lots to explore, Chris & Agnes were delightful, on hand if necessary, very helpful yet not intrusive at all."

    Highly recommend this peaceful property-a real gem! We would love to return. Julie

    We want to make sure you are happy and all is okay for you but we do like to try to keep out of sight. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A truly special place to stay."

    A real home from home with everything you could want to make your stay comfortable in a truly lovely location.

    Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage with spectacular views."

    Agnes and Chris are absolutely wonderful hosts and make you feel extra special. Lovely large rooms, very comfortable and fully kitted out with anything you would need. Thanks for the wonderful welcome basket, what an extra treat. I can't recommend this property enough - Dave and I will definitely be visiting again.

    Glad it was a good visit for you, thanks for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at Closefield."

    Accommodation was decorated to a high standard and the owners had provided everything you could possibly need and more. The welcome hamper was a lovely welcoming touch. Owners were very friendly and available if needed but not at all intrusive. Thank you for a lovely much needed rest.

    Thanks for the nice feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time - the property itself is very homely/cosy and all the facilities are modern."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and we would definitely love to visit again in the future.

    Thank you for your kind words. We also hope you come back again. Agnes and Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pinali5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Closefield, the accommodation was next level."

    We have stayed in a fair few holiday lets and I don't think any of them have ever been finished to such a high standard as Agnes and Chris have at Closefield. The views out towards Ivinghoe beacon we're also brilliant. It was the perfect winter getaway.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Agnes and Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jan 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space accessed through main gates, parking is adjacent to the property
  • Enclosed front garden with decking and furniture, and a designated shed for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The property is located next to the owner's home
  • Note: This is an adult-only property

The property

Ivinghoe 2.1 miles.

Located rurally in Ivinghoe Aston near Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire is Closefield, a contemporary wood-cladded barn conversion, inviting two guests for a romantic getaway.

Enjoying far-reaching views across Chiltern Hills AONB and of Ivinghoe Beacon, a tranquil setting, a stylish interior, and a private decked area, Closefield offers the ideal base for a countryside escape.

Park up in the designated area and make your way through to the enclosed garden, perfect for alfresco dining whilst the sun sets over the surrounding hills.

Head indoors and be wowed by the opulent open-plan living space, including an inviting sitting area with plush seating and a Smart TV, a grand dining table, and a well-equipped kitchen with dark cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances.

As sleep calls, climb into the spacious super-king-size bed, whilst making yourself at home by unpacking and benefiting from a lofty space, before awakening to a refresh in the sleek bathroom, with both bath and walk-in shower.

Come morning, watch the sun rise whilst grabbing your walking boots and venturing beyond Closefield's threshold; nearby you'll locate The Village Swan pub, where you can grab a bite to eat, or head into Ivinghoe to stock up on the essentials.

Start your itinerary by enjoying a stroll around the stunning College Lake Nature Reserve, opt for a hike up Pistone Hill, or tour Pitstone Green Museum, showcasing the areas heritage whilst enveloped by Ivinghoe Beacon, well-known for being a popular filming location and has appeared in all four Harry Potter films, The Rise of Skywalker, and a BBC adaption of Richard II.

Reaching Chiltern Hills, tour the expansive countryside landscape, possible to climb Gallows Hill, The Lion Point, and Bison Hill for elevated views of the county.

Be sure to check out Tring, only a short drive away from Closefield, where you’ll find a wealth of history, a Natural History Museum, and the popular Chef’s Table restaurant of Crockers, perfect for the foodies in your group.

Head to Aldbury, well-known for being the location of the hit films, The Dirty Dozen and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, a beautiful chocolate box village, which can be accessed via the Ashbridge Estate.

Continue onto Berkhamsted, well-known for its historical importance as it was where William the Conqueror was offered the crown after successfully winning the Battle of Hastings, here you’ll find a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and bars, as well as an excellent golf club.

A short journey away you'll have the chance to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, structured to resemble a grand cathedral structure, and Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate, hosting a variety of on-site events, a cafe, and stunning walks across the Downs.

Finish off your trip by heading towards Watford and its plethora of attractions, firstly stopping off at Ashridge, where you’ll find the esteemed National Trust Ashridge Estate, with Ivinghoe Beacon set within it, and the wonderful Ashridge Golf Club, or perhaps touring Harry Potter Studios, perfect for avid fans.

Experience all of this at Closefield.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Whipsnade 5.9 miles; Dunstable 6.5 miles; Berkhamsted 7.5 miles; Watford 19.6 miles.

Ivinghoe is a charming village resting between Dunstable and Pitstone in the east of Buckinghamshire. Rurally set upon the cusp of Chiltern Hills AONB, the village is just a stone’s throw away from a variety of nature-filled attractions, whilst home to the welcoming Village Swan pub, Groom's Farm Shop, a post office, and a golf club. Heading into Pitstone, visitors will have the chance to tour Pitstone Green Museum, discover the characterful Pitstone Windmill, or hike up Pitstone Hill, before travelling to Ivinghoe Hills Nature Reserve, heading to Ashridge Estate, or discovering ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Just a car journey away, the bustling town of Watford can be reached, home to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, Leavesden Country Park, and Vicarage Road Stadium, along with a host of amenities to ease a self-catered visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas