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The Pool House

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “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, November 2021

    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

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.


  • 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 May - September

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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