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Historic and Stunning, Large Central Bedford House

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9 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
29 guests
1 night minimum
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Built in 1825, our quintessential blue-plaque Georgian English town house once housed the largest observatory in England. With its own swimming pool, croquet-and-tennis lawn and home cinema (with free Netflix) it is large enough for several families to stay in together. We have numerous bedrooms and a third of an acre garden as if we were miles into peaceful countryside, and yet it is extremely convenient for the town centre (five minutes' walk) and river, for London (37 minutes by train) and Cambridge (45 by car or just over an hour by very convenient and comfortable bus). Those interested in astronomy will be intrigued to learn that the house was built and first lived in by Admiral Willaim Smythe, after whom a sea on the moon is named, who built the observatory after which the house is ...Built in 1825, our quintessential blue-plaque Georgian English town house once housed the largest observatory in England. With its own swimming pool, croquet-and-tennis lawn and home cinema (with free Netflix) it is large enough for several families to stay in together. We have numerous bedrooms and a third of an acre garden as if we were miles into peaceful countryside, and yet it is extremely convenient for the town centre (five minutes' walk) and river, for London (37 minutes by train) and Cambridge (45 by car or just over an hour by very convenient and comfortable bus). Those interested in astronomy will be intrigued to learn that the house was built and first lived in by Admiral Willaim Smythe, after whom a sea on the moon is named, who built the observatory after which the house is named, now moved to the nearby Bedford School. It is a house full of history and we keep it as true to its original as is compatible with the comforts of modern living. This is our family home, so please don't expect it to be an hotel! It is full of books, musical instruments, beautiful antiques and many precious things so we ask you to care for it as if it were yours. And however hard we try before your arrival, it is unlikely to be immaculate: we are a large and happy family with a number of pets and the house is lived in. Nevertheless we will do everything we can to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as we can.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We comply with UK fire regulations and neighbourhood noise restrictions. Please apply to us for the full house rules.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Shower, 2 Half baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Anne A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:56%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
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