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Idyllic escape - stunning walking, family friendly

SuperhostSaunderton, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Karen
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

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The Old Stable - very recently refurbished - lavished with love & attention to detail. Fully vaulted ceiling - airy & spacious. We want you to go ‘Wow’!

King-sized bed, huge shower, full kitchen, 2x smart TVs - all comforts.

We are taking coronavirus extremely seriously. The cottage is entirely separate from the house and you can check in without any contact. We are following the robust cleaning protocol provided by Airbnb. We do not lack space. Do contact us if you have further queries.

The space
Recently refurbished, bringing 21st Century comforts to a 17th Century cattle byre. An exciting, vibrant conversion. Downstairs you will find an open plan kitchen-dining room and upstairs a large, double height sitting room and king-sized bed. The Old Stable was built in the 17th Century and has been fully renovated this year – bringing it into the 21st Century and introducing some quirky additions.

Kitchen
The kitchen has a Nespresso Coffee Machine; Induction Hob and Oven; Dualit Toaster (perfect for crumpets!); Dishwasher; Fridge Freezer; Microwave and granite work surfaces. It contains a full range of kitchen items - whether you only wish to warm something up or cook a full Sunday roast. There is limestone flooring throughout with underfloor heating to keep your toes toasty! There is a table with four chairs (incase you have company) and a smart TV.

Bathroom
There is a large power shower and towels waiting – fluffy and warm.

Upstairs
The room is double height with a vaulted ceiling. It has windows to the East and West giving you morning and evening sunshine & views over the garden and countryside. A king-sized bed awaits with lots of pillows, a luxury tempur mattress and fabulous bed linen. There are a couple of drawers and hanging. If you need more hangers, please just ask.

The L-shaped sofa (which converts into an extra bed if required) is perfect for relaxing (think cushions and snuggly blankets) and there is a large Smart TV with Netflix. The lights can all be dimmed, creating the ambience you desire.

Outside
The house is set in over 3 acres of garden and we have 18 acres in total. The cottage opens directly onto 'the croquet lawn' - with sunshine all day. The rest of the garden includes secluded pockets, shade or sunshine, views to the Chilterns, a tennis court, hammocks, various different areas of garden seating and a beautiful summer house next to the pond. For dining alfresco you can take your pick - what will be your preference? There is plenty of parking and direct access to footpaths.

For those with an electric vehicle, we have a 3 pin-socket in the adjacent Barn that can be accessed for charging on an honesty basis.

Guest access
The Old Stable is a detached building from the main house. It has its own entrance and is set within the extensive gardens of The Old Rectory. Whilst it does not have its own private garden, there is plenty of garden to explore and in which to find your own favourite quiet spot. The Gardener’s Cottage is next door, accessed from the rear of the building.

The house is set in 18 acres and recognised by Natural England for our species rich grassland - with wildflower meadows, a small woodland and rare butterflies. You are welcome to explore. Kites nest in the garden - badgers and muntjac abound. An owl fell down our chimney! If you love wildlife - you are in the right place.

Other things to note
The Old Stable sleeps 2 adults and a child comfortably. If you need 3 adults we suggest you look at The Gardener’s Cottage - next door.

The sofa converts to a bed or we can provide a travel cot, depending on your requirements. For children we can provide a high-chair; toy basket; books & games. You will see from the photos that outside is a child’s dream.

To make the fabulous cast iron spiral staircase child friendly we have safety-gates that can be installed top and bottom. However, we suggest children are supervised on the stairs.

There is parking on site and lockable space if you have bikes. We have a socket that can be used to charge an E-vehicle on an honesty basis.

We have dogs, cats, pigs and at some times of year, sheep. We have ducks which frequent the garden and have been known to arrive on the doorstep of the cottage! They are all extremely friendly, but if you are a bit nervous, please just let us know in advance.

Because we have animals on site we are not currently able to accommodate dogs.

If you have wet coats to dry - a puncture to mend - a tennis racket to borrow - please just ask. We want your stay to be perfect.
The Old Stable - very recently refurbished - lavished with love & attention to detail. Fully vaulted ceiling - airy & spacious. We want you to go ‘Wow’!

King-sized bed, huge shower, full kitchen, 2x smart TVs - all comforts.

We are taking coronavirus extremely seriously. The cottage is entirely separate from the house and you can check in without any contact. We are following the robust cleani…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 crib

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Cable TV
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
TV
Iron
Hangers
Washer

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Saunderton, England, United Kingdom

We are located two miles from the market town of Princes Risborough, in a rural setting. Princes Risborough has pubs, a wine-bar (!), restaurants, multiple food shopping options and all the general amenities you would expect.

We have lived in the area for almost 20 years and are therefore well acquainted with things to do and see in the area – with or without kids. We have created a folder full of ideas. If you would like us to email it to you as a document before you arrive, so that you can make lots of plans, we can do so after booking (the app doesn’t let us share contact details before that point).

The Chiltern's contain fabulous walking and both The Ridgeway and The Chiltern Way pass through our property, so you are ideally situated to enjoy the vast network of Public Footpaths. There are three pubs within a 45 minute walk.

For those who appreciate fine dining, we are extremely close to both the multi-award winning Mash Inn and also The Charles Napier. Slightly further afield are Le Manoir aux Quat'Saison and The Crazy Bear. There are also many slightly lower key pubs with a more every day offering - many of which can form part of a circular walk direct from the cottage.

The Phoenix Trail, a traffic free cycle route, can be accessed less than two miles away and provides a family friendly cycle ride to Thame. For hard-core cycling, my husband, Phil, will give you all the pointers you require!

Hughenden Manor, the West Wycombe Estate and Waddesdon Manor are all close by - as are the towns of Henley, Marlow, Thame and Berkhamsted - or for those who would like a retail extravaganza - Bicester Village is only two stops on the train.
We are located two miles from the market town of Princes Risborough, in a rural setting. Princes Risborough has pubs, a wine-bar (!), restaurants, multiple food shopping options and all the general amenities yo…

Hosted by Karen

Joined in August 2015
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Phil and I have lived in the area for 18 years, with our 4 children - the youngest now 10 - and an ever expanding menagerie. We love the outdoors and embracing a project. We know the surrounding area intimately and would love to introduce you to its magic.
Phil and I have lived in the area for 18 years, with our 4 children - the youngest now 10 - and an ever expanding menagerie. We love the outdoors and embracing a project. We know t…
During your stay
We live in the main house. We will either be available on site or via phone. The Old Stable is entirely separate - so apart from when you arrive, or when you need us, you won't see us.

There is a comprehensive guide to the local area - but sometimes it is easier to ask a specific question. If this is the case, we would always be happy to share our knowledge with you. We have lived in the area for nearly 20 years - with our four kids - so have lots of ideas for days out.
We live in the main house. We will either be available on site or via phone. The Old Stable is entirely separate - so apart from when you arrive, or when you need us, you won't see…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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