The Stables

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Self-catering


Bird-song peace, a clever kitchen and country paths from the door yet only 10 minutes’ walk from good food and the train to Euston (35 mins)

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

A joy for couples looking for solid, understated style inside and rolling country walks and cycling from the door – without heading for the wilds. On the fringe of pretty Berkhamsted – with its castle, art-house cinema, tempting shops and cafés – there are glimpses of a sheep-dotted landscape beyond as you take the No Through Road at the top of Castle Hill. Here, the Groves’ handsome brick and timber Stables conversion stands near their magnificent Great Barn. They’ve designed and organised the space so well you could happily live here. Sturdy oak floorboards are heated from below; lighting is elegant and discreet. There’s a good collection of DVDs and cookery books; a slick, well-equipped kitchen with retro country touches; a deep leather sofa and scrubbed dining table; a beautifully turned out bed beneath the beams, and a snug bathroom with plump towels. The odd French and rustic piece – like the water jug, brass candlesticks and Cézanne-style prints – add to the charm of the place. Bird-song peace a 10-minute walk from good eateries, the train station (Euston 35 minutes), and Waitrose!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
From 10am, please get in touch for early or late check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Woodland walks from the doorstep.

Dogs £10 per stay. Max. 2.

AONB. Dogs need to be kept on lead initially due to sheep field nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £650
Surcharges
Short breaks £125 per night.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1251 bed2 bedrooms

Reviews

The Stables turned out to be perfect for us as a "home away from home" for our extended one-month stay. It is beautifully appointed and has everything we needed to support our month-long exploration of the Chilterns AONB. It is a quiet and peaceful respite and the end of a busy day. It is convenient to the network of trails as well as a short walk to the train station for day trips to London and to interesting and enjoyable High Street. And Sarah and Tim top it all off as gracious and helpful hosts eager to share their beautiful home.

Kevin & barbara, Austin, tx, usa

We found this a thoroughly comfortable, and well appointed home from home - a perfect retreat for those of us wanting to escape the noise of traffic and to be close to the country with wonderful views. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Just the place for a weekend away.

Robert, Winchester

What a beautiful, relaxing place to stay! The house is perfect for 2 - cosy, stylish, understated, comfortable, with a luxurious comfy bed that you won't want to leave. Sarah and Tim were incredibly kind, welcoming and helpful, and there are lovely walks straight from the front door, as well as Berkhamsted town very close by with good shops, lovely cafes and historic buildings aplenty. We'd thoroughly recommend the Stables for a lovely peaceful getaway.

Jacky, London

This cosy, converted barn is a perfect bolthole in the green fringes of London whether staying in or visiting the local area. Being so close to the main line, it can be used for a swift respite or a longer wind-down. Sarah and Tim are on-hand hosts and have made the nearby Great Barn their family home yet the Stables can be a secluded option if you prefer the peace and quiet. We would highly recommend staying there and are already considering a return in Spring.

Duncan, London

Lovely cottage, peaceful location, great for walking and cycling. Sarah and Tim were as generous as it's possible to be with their time and advice.

Michael, London

This is a wonderful place to escape to! It has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay, including fresh breakfast so you don't need to bring anything with you. We loved being able to walk everywhere, both into town for dinner and across the beautiful countryside. We would happily stay again.

Sam, Bucks

The stables is really well equipped with lovely extra touches like breakfast cereals and spreads, biscuits, coffee machine, bubble bath, cook books, iron and DVDs! The under floor heating is great too and the bed and bed linen really comfortable. The location is lovely too, right next to fields and amazing views but only a short walk to town. The owners recommended a great massage therapist who came to the stables - Christina Bustamante- one of the best massages I've ever had and reasonably priced too. The owners were also v flexible about arrival times which was really helpful for us.

Justine

We had a fabulous stay at The Stables. All the rooms are light, spacious and comfortable with impressive vaulted ceilings in the bedroom and sitting room. It was generously equipped with lots of pleasing little extras such as shower gels and lotions in the bathroom and an impressive coffee machine in the kitchen. Sarah and her family were very welcoming, particularly as we came with two dogs. We will certainly be back for a longer stay and to explore more of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Highly recommended!

Suzanne, London

A lovely little cottage in fabulous surroundings (plenty of wild life including a small herd of deer!) and a short distance from the town centre! The Stables was the perfect getaway and just what we needed - Sarah was a great host, available for anything you needed although we had no need to call on her. The Cottage was spotless and had all the things you need for any stay! Highly recommend the Stables!

Chirag, Hertfordshire

Wonderful, very comfortable cottage...spotless, great location, walk into town...we will be back...Thank you Sarah

Theresa, East pennard

We know Berkhamsted well as we lived here for over 10 years and have recently moved abroad. The Stables is a perfect home-from-home for us - subtle decoration, practical kitchen and living area, great location on the edge of the local Hertfordshire countryside, yet still just a short walk down to town and even closer to the station (just 30 mins into London). We will definitely be back. Thank you.

Ursula, St-prex

Excellent location for commute into London for sight seeing. Tranquil , peaceful . Delightful interior. Host was very friendly and approachable. Local shops and Restaurants / Pubs , very good. Would definitely stay again.

Alexander

The stables was a beautiful place to stay. It was situated in a lovely quiet estate, it was very calm and peaceful. Good parking. The B&B itself was really well decorated, had a lovely clean bathroom, lovely kitchen with everything you need (cooker, washing machine/dryer). The flat was kitted out with wifi, sound system, lovely TV. The bed was amazing, a big old soft super double bed. All the rooms were spacious. If you want to head into Berkhamsted - you're about a 3-4 minute drive from the centre. I would highly recommend the B&B and would like to thank the owners for their generosity.

Fiona

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Groves

  • Spend time discovering the variety of antique shops in Berkhamsted or, for the really keen, visit Tring Auction rooms (2,500 lots every 2 weeks).
  • Read the Sunday papers in one of the lovely cafés along Berkhamsted High Street. Eat lunch or dine out in any style you wish - Italian, French, cool American, Thai, Indian, Chinese and English.... Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Visit the Art-Deco Rex cinema for a truly unique film experience: large comfy seats with loads of leg room, and a bottle of wine at your table.
  • Walk or cycle straight from the door out into the Ashridge Estate, within reach of a number of local pubs for lunch.
  • Super convenient for a day out in London and back to the peace and quiet of the country for a BBQ on the terrace.
  • Visit places of historical interest: St Albans, Hatfield House, Luton Hoo, Waddeson Manor, and Bletchley Park.