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Highway Cottage- 'The Annexe'

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3 bedrooms
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5 guests
2 nights minimum
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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner 2018, 2019 & 2020 A little escape to the county, on the boarder of what is a thriving town The Annexe at Highway Cottage is a lovely, well presented property that offers a two story open plan country living feel for modern living. Direct road links: M1 -12.3 miles A1 -7 miles A6- 2.0 miles The space: Based in the village of Harrowden, birth place of John Bunyan, is just on the outskirts of Bedford. The property itself is located down a private road, serving just one other property. It is just moments’ drive away from the A421 and the A600 for superb road links. We are located within walking distance of infamous/famous ‘Airlander’ airship, which is being housed in the Cardington Hangers in the very next village. Ground Floor: The down...TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner 2018, 2019 & 2020 A little escape to the county, on the boarder of what is a thriving town The Annexe at Highway Cottage is a lovely, well presented property that offers a two story open plan country living feel for modern living. Direct road links: M1 -12.3 miles A1 -7 miles A6- 2.0 miles The space: Based in the village of Harrowden, birth place of John Bunyan, is just on the outskirts of Bedford. The property itself is located down a private road, serving just one other property. It is just moments’ drive away from the A421 and the A600 for superb road links. We are located within walking distance of infamous/famous ‘Airlander’ airship, which is being housed in the Cardington Hangers in the very next village. Ground Floor: The downstairs living space offers a real feel of country living exhibiting charming beam features throughout which is further complemented with a large brickwork fireplace encompassing a modest cast iron wood burning stove; perfect for those cosy nights in. There is a captivating kitchen area offering a ½ open beam surround for entertaining, yet offering a full modern fitted kitchen and an attached ground floor cloakroom/toilet facility. Throughout the property you’ll find a mixture of wooden effect laminate flooring and tiled flooring; complimented with traditional beams. First Floor: The upstairs of the Annex offers two large bedrooms and third optional bedroom; collectively accommodating to sleep 5 people* (please note that the single room is accessed only through the master bedroom; suitable for a child or elderly relative perhaps?). The main shower room is access through the 3rd Bedroom. *Further arrangements can be made subject to management approval/discretion for an additional charge. Outside and Surroundings: The use of the entirety of the rear of the property is included with the Annexe rental; this comprises the pond courtyard, patio, decking areas and grassland prior the iron gate at the rear of the property. The Annexe offers a securely gated and gravelled entry with allocated parking for the occupants*. The property offers security lighting throughout, with the outside decking area lit just right for a great evening unwinding area. There is access permitted to a small fenced off woodland area at the side of the property - Please note this is for recreational use only. N.B With regards to the rear garden the owner/resident will only be in this area when feeding/catering to the onsite Koi (Carp) in the pond courtyard area, all other times this will have your sole use. Pets are welcome with no restriction on the number, size or type; we only kindly request that if do bring pet/s to considerately notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Furthermore, please ensure they are restrained (i.e. on a lead/Travel case) until they have entered the rear courtyard. The front garden is for sole use only by the owner/resident and the onsite cats and dogs. Please note that we have a no smoking policy inside the property. Particulars: All bed linen, towels and tea towels are supplied. - The downstairs lounge area comprises of a large leather corner sofa, with a dining table able to seat 6, along with a large flat screen TV, DVD’s, and an array of board games and games consoles (PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii). This has two double french doors that open out into the private rear court yard/entertaining area. - The kitchen area is very well equipped and has modern appliances including an electric oven, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, microwave and high gloss cream units with dark wood effect work-surfaces. Cupboard basics are available including tea, coffee and breakfast cereals etc. - The cloakroom offers a W.C and houses a washing machine, ironing board and iron. - The first floor consists of the bedrooms, a bathroom (equipped with a modern jet shower), and closet storage space. Charges and conditions: - The standard charge is competitively set at £83.00pn and for up to 3 people. If there are more than 3 people in your party then an additional charge is incurred. - A standard £20 Cleaning fee payable upon check out. For all stays over one night. - Animals stay FREE. - We are happy to accept bookings for one and two nights but please note the minimum rate advertised is for three nights and shorter stays will incur a surcharge of £50 for groups of 3 or less and £75 for groups of more than 3. The additional cost will be reflected in the quotation. Check-in is between 16.00 and 21.00 – (earlier/later arrivals by arrangement only) Check out- no later than 11.00am Wi-Fi included. Any damages must be declared and paid for Location: Do not let the close proximity of the A421 put you off, as the property is neatly tucked away on a steep gradient below the slip road and is shielded by large conifers and a woodland area and offers almost complete privacyMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
•Keep front gates to the property closed all times (upon entry and after exit) •Any additional guests MUST be notified in advance to the host and addition payments made.(Do not try to sneak them in without prior agreement/permission) •Internal lights to be switched off once property is vacant. (Outdoor lighting is operated by sensors in addition to manually operated external switches on the decking) •If you have pets; please clean up after them. External bins provided by iron gate.
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About the Owner
Emma L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2019

Very convenient location for us as we were visiting Bedford and Luton . The cottage has everything you need for comfort . Loved the outdoor terrace and carp pond .

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank lou510
Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

Our second visit to the Annexe and everything ‘spot on’ again. From the very warm welcome to us all including a pool ready and waiting for Rolo to his welcome pack and everything in the fridge and cupboards for us there really is nothing to...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank dawnf2017
Reviewed 24 February 2019

It was a full family weekend of all ages including, us, a grandparent and our school age daughter. We wanted to visit Bletchley Park (30 min drive away) and make the most of the annual ticket. The Annex is lovely; the photos don't do it...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend with my husband, 3 month old baby, 2 other adults and a dog whilst attending the Woburn triathlon. Emma the hostess was very accommodating throughout the stay even keeping our bike safe the day we checked out so we could...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Summer_sun28
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Says it all really:: flowers for the owner.. Lovely place.. We will be back next year and going back to the Twinwood Festival a few miles away.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank BrianClowes
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our second visit to this location. Had one week in October and liked it so much returned for fortnight in the summer. The cottage is comfortable and has everything required for a relaxing stay. The enclosed gardens are great for the dogs and a paddling...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank helen_murray65
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The Annexe was clean comfortable and with lots of nice touches making us feel very well looked after. Clean and well stocked with all necessary facilities available. We arrived late afternoon and did not have to worry about basic foods as all provisions were taken...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jaspal C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent little gem of a place. Nothing to fault at all. Extremely dog friendly which was a relief and made our trip so much easier. Rolo had his own ‘welcome pack’, how fab is that. Everything catered for. Grocery provisions were a lovely touch and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank dawnf2017
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Just had a great week at The Annexe. The cottage has a fabulous downstairs with an open plan living and dining area which is also open to the kitchen so you can still communicate while cooking! Fire burning stove -although it wasnt really cold enough...More

Date of stay: October 2017
2  Thank helen_murray65
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After staying here for a couple of nights I can highly recommend it. The location was so peaceful and the sound of running water from the koi pond was so relaxing and a fantastic feature. The annex we stayed in was clean and had all...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank Catherine J
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

Thanks Catherine for your feedback, welcome back anytime

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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