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Kub House

(Ref. 1053837)

Wigginton, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (15)
  • comfortable (11)
  • stay (11)
  • kub (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • great (8)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "Well planned layout at a nice location."

    A UK kingsize bed is unfortunately small compared to a EU standard bed and 30cm narrower compared to a EU kingsize. The bed was still ok-ish, the real setback is the seating. As mentioned in other reviews the couch needs a workaround, the other seating was also only for looks but not for use. Proper seating would make this cottage one we would return. Unfortunately the owners have ignored many signals. Also the fridge and dishwasher were the noisiest we ever had. Both sounded like a broken coffeegrinder. Otherwise still a lovely cottage, with mentioned improvements we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rob3.1Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable, cosy, clean and cleverly designed accommodation."

    Just right. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was as described."

    And immaculately clean. Very peaceful. And pleasantly warm. The only thing that annoyed me was that I was asked to empty all the bins. And I forgot to empty the bathroom one. But felt the rate I paid was steep enough to cover that, plus the stripping the bed! I've never had to do that before leaving a property before. I'm always happy to leave things tidy. But I felt this was a bit excessive. There was also an odd noise, like a low hum, that went on for long periods in the evening/nighttime. I couldn't figure out was it was, but it sounded like a car with its engine running just outside. But it wasn't that. It unnerved me a little, and kept me awake a couple of times. So I didn't sleep as well as I expected. Apart from that, the bed was super-comfy, and lovely that the duvet wasn't too big and heavy! Everything else was fab!

    Reviewed by Emmajane5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable month staying at The Kub."

    It is a most relaxing place . It is so cleverly designed - there is everything there you could possibly need in its compact space. We stayed there in January and it has been so warm and cozy. We must go back in the Summer as there is a delightful private garden with seating and a barbecue. We very much enjoyed the wildlife in the garden. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner, who is so kind and welcoming. A perfect place with the delights of outstanding countryside as well as easy access into London.

    Hello, thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was great to meet you and have you stay in Kub. I hope your house move goes as smoothly as possible and of course, you would be very welcome to stay again. Kind regards Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2024

  • "A nicely decorated "Kub" house."

    TV signal was not always very good and we had to get used to the bed and the low sofa, but we would book it again next time. We would have liked it if the hedge next to the house was less high, so that we could have enjoyed the garden. But we certainly enjoyed it and can recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Hans4.7Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Kub House."

    It was larger than we thought and very well equipped. The area is beautiful with plenty of idyllic small towns and villages to visit. Really helpful information pack from the hosts.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "A good base for getting around the area."

    We were able to visit London (via train from Tring), Windsor, Aylesbury, St Albans and the local towns of Tring and Berkhamsted were also great and had loads of bars and restaurants. The accommodation was small but comfortable. The only negatives were the outside space needed maintaining - the grass area had not been mowed and could be described as 'relaxed mowing' but there was none of this in the owners garden (doesn't look like the pictures). Also the pebbles and pathway were full of weeds. Not great as a first impression. The garden furniture was also a bit tatty and not comfortable. We visited on the hottest week of the year and didn't really sit out as it wasn't pleasant. The only other negative is that there was not an electric kettle it was a gas one which took ages to boil and consumed a lot of wasted gas. Would expect and electric kettle in a modern property.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. In the garden we were trying to establish a more meadow type feeling with mown areas where you sit but clearly that hasn’t come across very well! We will cut all the grass short in future, ditto the path. We haven’t supplied an electric kettle as the kitchen worktop surface is smallish however we will get one that is as compact as possible for future guests. Thanks again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy3.4Jun 2023

  • "Kub House offers everything you need for a peaceful stay with great walks and cycling on your doorstep and easy access into London for a burst of shopping or theatre!"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay, very comfortable."

    Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great place to stay,had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Kub was very comfortable and cosy."

    The standard of cleanliness was excellent and it was very well equipped with everything you need. The location was excellent for walking and travelling by car. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property in a quiet peaceful location and near a quaint market town - Berkhamsted - we hope to be back next year."

    Carolyne Combs Pinehurst North Carolina.

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, so well designed and equipped."

    I was expecting it to be much smaller, however, it feels really airy and spacious inside due to the clever use of space. Really good quality furnishings, bedding and towels. Lovely to be immersed in nature for a few days. Would definitely stay again and hope to return in November.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Kub House is a comfortable and private holiday home."

    It is designed and decorated to a high standard and is a relaxing and peaceful space to be in. It is clearly well insulated (definitely no need for thermals!) and very quiet apart from the birdsong. The outside area is tastefully designed to provide separation and privacy from the main house and offers lots of secluded space for sitting out, bbq’s and parking.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2022

  • "If you are looking for a little bolt-hole for a week - this is the place for you."

    If you are looking for an intimate lovenest, for you and your partner - this is the place for you! I was very lucky in the sense that both of these criteria met my needs - somewhere quiet, but comfortable, where I could work uninterrupted, but be inspired by the beautiful surroundings (2 mins walk in any direction and you are in the rolling chilterns); but still have all the mod-cons that I needed to get through - Comfy bed, great shower, good internet connection, kitchen facilities (fridge, oven, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine) - perfect for the two weeks that I needed it for. The firepit outside makes an excellent addition, allowing you to cook, and eat, outside in the glorious English country air - no sounds of cars - just birds, all day long, followed by bats, foxes, deer, and badgers at night. In short - it was idyllic - and our hosts, Karen and Richard, are extremely friendly and helpful - responding to messages quickly, and their aim is to make your stay as easy and stress free as it can be. Oh, and Karen has an amazing list of entertaining/amusing websites that she enjoys talking about - make sure you get some of those from her before you leave! Would I stay again - undoubtedly!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Quiet and peaceful location. Clean and reasonably comfortable. Sofa was a little low for us oldies but the floor cushions placed under the sofa cushions solved that problem. Well equipped but a shelf above the microwave would be useful for groceries that do not require the fridge. Ideal location for walkers with so much beautiful countryside around..

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Nov 2021

  • "Great weekend retreat, comfortable and relaxing."

    Loved the contemporary style, would happily come again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little place -perfect for a couple."

    The property had everything that we needed and was well maintained and very clean. My only recommendations for improving would be to install a small shelf in the shower, and a bird table outside, so guests can put out food to attract the wide variety of birds in the area.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "The photos really do not do the Kub house justice!"

    It was really clean and the interior was modern with a ‘wow’ factor. The location was perfect as well and only a 40 minute train journey to London Euston. We will definitely be booking the Kub house again next time we want to visit London!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent lodge modern comfy beautifully furnished great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kub House was excellent, The interior decoration and facilities are of a very high standard ensuring you are very comfortable during your stay."

    Outside there was a small sunny garden in which you can relax. Karen our host had left details of local facilities and was available if we had any problems.. Kub House is ideally situated for country walks or those that want to be more adventurous as London is only 45mins by rail from local station. Robert Poole

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Kub House."

    So quiet and peaceful. Well equipped with everything you'd need and in a beautiful part of the country. The best welcome guide we've ever seen too! Couldn't recommend more.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful, easy to get to and surrounded by nature."

    I would not hesitate to book again!

    Reviewed by Marcos5.0May 2021

  • "We spent a week at Kub House & thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    All the furnishings & bedding are of high quality & the kitchen is super equipped. The weather was good so we were able to use the firepit which was great fun for our grandchildren who live nearby. Wigginton is well worth a visit, St Bartholomew's church is lovely, the village shop is well stocked & a meal at the Greyhound is a must!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "An immaculate comfortable property."

    Situated on a quiet private road in woodland it is a peaceful retreat and ideal during the current difficult times. There are numerous thoughtful touches which make it a real home from home. We appreciated the quality and range of cookware and utensils as well as the smart tv with Netflix. The shop in Wiggington is staffed by cheerful, helpful staff and stocks a wide vatiety of items including newspapers. We enjoyed our meal in the friendly local pub which now has a heated marquee in the garden. If this is the location you want to be in, you would be hard pressed to find a better property fir your visit.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, designed and thought out."

    It's even better than it looks in the photos. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Nik4.7Oct 2020

  • "Well decorated, nice and comfortable bungalow."

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Oct 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV and broadband WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars through private gated driveway
  • Garden with lawn, gravelled area, seating, firepit and deck chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: There is one step up to the property
  • Please note: Kub House The owners of Kub House live next door but Kub House benefits from its own separate entrance, driveway and garden

The property

Found on a tranquil no-through road, Kub House sits between the attractive towns of Berkhamsted and Tring on the outskirts of Wigginton, deep in the Hertfordshire countryside.

The peaceful greenery around it gives Kub House an atmosphere very distant from the city, yet it’s no more than 10 minutes by cab from the mainline stations of Tring and Berkhamsted, and 40 minutes from London Euston.

Kub House has its own gated off-road parking, and from there it’s a short walk along a private shingle path to the front door, passing the neat, south-facing garden with its wooden furniture and fire pit.

Refurbished by the owners with thoughtfulness and care, the oak-floored, galley-style kitchen has a sleek black finish capped with wooden worktops and all the appliances you’ll need for your self-catered stay.

The open plan feel of the kitchen, dining area and living room creates a connection to the garden featuring native and evergreen trees that attract wildlife, including deer.

The dining area beyond the kitchen is perfectly scaled for one or two, with high stools and a table that allows you to enjoy a framed view of the garden.

It’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner, a casual lunch or a relaxed breakfast. In the living room, opposite the integrated wall-mounted smart TV, is a sofa long enough to allow plenty of indulgent lounging.

There are magazines, books and board games, and a spacious desk beside a window overlooking the garden.

Kub House has broadband, so you’ll stay connected.

Beyond the kitchen and living area an internal hallway leads to a bedroom providing a king-size bed, bedside tables, a dressing table, and chair overhung with a large ornate mirror.

Just outside the bedroom is a separate dressing area with a bespoke mirrored wardrobe and a place to store your luggage.

Opposite the bedroom, across the hallway, is a well-lit, sparkling and generously sized shower room providing a tiled corner shower, a fitted WC and a basin.

Fresh towels are warmed on a large towel radiator and there’s plenty of space for your toiletries and accessories on the deep wooden windowsill.

You’ll find Kub House a very comfortable and relaxing space with the added benefit of plenty to enjoy when you venture out including, if you fancy it, a 10-minute walk to Champneys, Britain’s original health spa.

Set in 170 acres, you can kick-back and book day or evening spas here, the house reached via a tunnel of trees worthy of the finest Downton-esque country pile.

Further afield Berkhamsted and Tring offer a wide selection of restaurants, from Thai to Turkish, Italian to Indian and contemporary to Chinese.

There are plenty of independent shops and cafes too, some with familiar names, some unique to the area.

There’s also a choice of some excellent quality takeaways, should you fancy a snug night in.

Apart from fabulous country walks starting from the moment you step outside; a notable local attraction includes the Art Deco Rex cinema in Berkhamsted.

Reckoned to be one of the finest picture houses in Britain, it screens over 30 movies monthly, from mainstream blockbusters to the best foreign films.

There’s a bar offering snacks, and downstairs you can leisurely consume them while viewing the screen from opulent swivelling velvet armchairs.

Another Berkhamsted highlight is Home and Colonial, an intriguing multi-floor antiques emporium, with a beautiful double frontage and instagrammable café and interior.

Tring isn’t short of memorable activities either, including a somewhat unexpected extension of London’s Natural History Museum.

Built in 1889 to house the incredible and slightly bonkers private collections of Walter Rothschild, a keen zoologist and eccentric, it’s a short walk away from beautiful Tring Park.

If you fancy seeing exotic live animals rather than the stuffed kind, Whipsnade Zoo is a 20-minute drive away.

Further afield are the fascinating Henry Moore studios at Perry Green, their gardens showcasing his sculptures from July to November.

Kub House is ideally placed for exploring the Chiltern Hills on foot, on bikes or by car.

This refreshingly un-crowded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers many beautiful trails and walks, while cyclists can indulge the 173 miles of the circular Chilterns Cycleway (part of which runs along the bottom of our road) taking you through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Being less than 40 miles from the centre of London, Kub House is also within easy reach of attractions like the Warner Bros.

London Studio Tour (great for Harry Potter fans) and Wembley Stadium, as well as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham and more practically, Heathrow and Luton Airports.Whether you’re in the mood to explore, eat, drink or simply chill, Kub House offers an idyllic retreat for two, or, just for you.

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About the location

WIGGINTON, HERTFORDSHIRE

Aylesbury 8.4 miles; Luton 16.1 miles; London 35 miles.

Wigginton is a large village found resting on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in the county of Hertfordshire. Offering a fantastic base for a southern escape, Wigginton is within easy reach of Aylesbury, St Albans, and the Colne Valley Regional Park. Within the village, you can find a pub, The Greyhound Inn, and Wigginton Village Shop, which stocks all the essentials for a self-catered stay, while the surrounding area includes Tring Park Woods perfect for leisurely country strolls. Ensure you visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo just under 10-miles away, the Warner Bros. London Studio Tour for all the Harry Potter fans, head into London for a world of attractions and of course explore the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas