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The Pool House

Bendish near Whitwell, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1085534)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Our family with two young toddlers had a lovely stay at the Pool House, and Sandy is so welcoming and helpful."

    The farm is idyllic, and perfectly located for us as we wanted a peaceful break within proximity of varous locations in Herts and London. Plenty opportunity for countryside walking nearby, and the house is wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped. We would love to revisit in future.

    Lovely family would welcome them back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, not just a beautiful place, but also such a welcoming host."

    We will definitely revisit the Pool House. Highly recommended, by us and our two doggies.

    Gemma and her family were great guests. I would love to welcome them back to the Pool House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaMar 2022

  • "We all had a fantastic weekend staying at The Pool House!"

    The house was pristine clean and was equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay. The owner Sandy went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and was great at interacting with our children, letting them check the chicken hut for eggs in the morning and letting us all explore the gardens and animals. A great place to stay for a relaxing weekend with friends - thank you!

    It was an absolute pleasure having Kerry and family to stay. So glad my hens are back laying! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with superb grounds."

    A dining table would have been more user friendly for 6 diners than the island unit. Really comfortable settees in the lounge.

    Delightful guests who fully appreciated the location and facilities of the Pool House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the Pool House."

    Sandy the owner is very friendly, thoughtful and helpful. We feel the experience is truly Home-From-Home. The house is specious, clean, airing, and with all the facilities that a home could offer. The extra bonus is a lovely small holding farm with greens and sweet animals around. It is a hidden treasured place in a safe and quiet countryside but is also so close to the towns nearby. We will definitely return and spend more of our valuable time in the Pool House in the future.

    Reviewed by DanDec 2021

  • "Property was amazing, immaculate, comfy and everything you would need for your stay."

    The host Sandy was so accommodating and anything you needed you just had to ask. The grounds were so vast and beautiful. We will definitely return.

    Claire and her family were a delight as guests. The Pool House was left in an immaculate way on their departure. Look forward to welcoming them back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2021

  • "A lovely house and really convenient stay!"

    The gardens were a lovely space with chance to see Alpacas! The kitchen facilities were great and the bathrooms upstairs were very nice with big big showers and freestanding bath! Would love to visit in summer when the pool is open!

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Pool House."

    Sandy was an excellent host - friendly, approachable and helpful without being intrusive. The house was warm and comfortable and tastefully furnished to a high standard. We really appreciated the fact that some items such as washing up liquid etc were provided and Sandy had also included a welcome pack. The area is very quiet and peaceful with beautiful countryside around. One does hear the occasional plane coming into land at Luton Airport but they were infrequent during our stay. A relaxing and peaceful break.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "It is a great place to find some peace and quiet."

    The farm is beautiful with lots of lovely animals and Sandy is a great host. She was very helpful from the beginning. Thank you Muge

    Reviewed by MugeSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay at the Pool House, Sandy was an excellent host & went above & beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable."

    The alpacas & chickens were a hit with our daughter as well as the fresh eggs & apples we picked from the orchard! The house has everything you need and more, thank you for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by IsobelSep 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x single with pull-out trundle bed and Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • External games room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and access to swimming pool and shared garden with duck pond and paddocks
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The owner has goats, alpacas and horses on-site, please take care
  • Note: Heated pool available from June - September Pool House is on a rural farm and in winter Wellington boots are necessary for dog walks.

The property

Whitwell 1.3 miles.

Nestled within the generous grounds of the owners home in the peaceful hamlet of Bendish rests this stylish property, The Pool House.

Idyllically positioned in a rural setting and enveloped by scenic countryside, The Pool House makes for a lovely base to enjoy an escape from reality with both family and friends.

Renovated to a high standard with quality fittings and furnishings and offering a luxurious setting for a staycation, park up on your private driveway before unloading your belongings and making your way inside your new home-from-home for the duration of your trip.

Enter the property through the spacious kitchen, beautifully-presented with a gleaming and contemporary interior, stylishly tiled throughout and home to an elegant island taking centre stage in the sociable space.

Make use of the range of modern amenities provided, including a handy dishwasher so there's no time wasted doing the washing up, and gather together with your loved ones to indulge in a heart-warming meal, or carry the conversation outdoors for a spot of alfresco dining in the peaceful setting of your private courtyard.

Soak in the last of the evening sun as you recount the day's adventures over a bottle of wine before heading back indoors to prepare for bed.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find the master bedroom, boasting a contemporary en-suite bathroom fit with a bath and a walk-in shower, so you can choose between a luxurious soak or a quick rinse, as well as a further double and single bedroom benefiting from Jack-and-Jill access to the shower room.

In the morning, kick-start your day by swimming a few lengths in the pool, or walk amongst the dew with a scenic stroll through the landscaped gardens surrounding the owners home, stopping to feed the ducks and meet the goats, alpacas and horses as they roam.

A short journey from your doorstep will bring you into the heart of the nearby village of Whitwell, traditionally decorated with half-timbered and early brick houses dating back to the 18th century; here you'll find your local amenities, including a well-stocked convenience store to pick up and last-minute essentials and a traditional country pub to enjoy an evening tipple or a bite to eat.

Keep entertained with a visit to the bustling town of Luton, where you can treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at The Mall, immerse yourself in the regional history on display at Stockwood Discovery Centre, or watch the world go by amongst the tranquil grounds of Wardown Park.

Just outside the town is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, stretching over 600 acres and playing home to a staggering 2500 animals; come face-to-face with the Giraffes or try your hand at zoo-keeping with a thrilling experience day!

Further afield is the charming market town of Hitchin, home to two fascinating museums outlining both local and national history; make a splash at the outdoor swimming pool, catch a spot of live sport at Hitchin Town Football Club, or board the train and explore the delights of the surrounding area.

With Luton Airport Parkway train station around 12 minutes from the property, this provides access to London within around 20 minutes.

For a truly unforgettable getaway, choose The Pool House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Hitchin 6.5 miles; Luton 8.2 miles; Stevenage 8.2 miles; Hatfield 10.3 miles.

The charming village of Whitwell is situated in the picturesque county of Hertfordshire, a stone's throw away from the attractive market town of Hitchin. Resting on an area of flat elevated land known as a tableland, a spur of the Chilterns, Whitwell towers 122m above sea level. Traditionally decorated in half-timbered and early brick houses dating back to the 18th century, the village plays host to a handful of essential amenities, including a well-stocked convenience store, a quaint tea room and a traditional country pub. A wider variety of amenities can be found in the town of Hitchin, a short distance away, along with a handful of attractions to keep you entertained; make a splash at the outdoor swimming pool, discover the fascinating heritage on display at the museums, or get dressed to the nines and enjoy a vibrant night on the town. Within easy reach is the bustling town of Stevenage, home to an array of attractions including Stevenage Museum and the scenic landscape of Fairlands Valley Park; a lovely spot for a leisurely stroll or a thrilling watersport activity. Whitwell is idylically positioned to discover the delights of Hertfordshire.

Region Information

Please Note: Pool House is on a rural farm and in winter Wellington
boots are necessary for dog walks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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