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The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast

22 Gwynfa Close, Welwyn Garden City AL6 0PR, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would definitely come back. Room and facilities were exactly what we needed. Breakfasts were just lovely. Best thing of all were the hosts: welcoming, friendly and warm, while also giving us space to ourselves. They were also very accommodating of food allergy and made a special effort to provide what we needed. Thank you so much for having us!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at The Cookhouse last week by default as our other booking had to be cancelled but, boy, did we strike gold! Lovely Secret Garden room with lots of space and a good TV. Great shower with lashings of hot water. The crowning glory has to be the charming hosts who are simply wonderful - attentive, personable and generous, with... More

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Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Maria and Mark were excellent hosts and couldn't have been more helpful. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent too. Unfortunately we left something behind, but Maria very kindly returned it by post immediately. We both highly recommend a stay at The Cookhouse.

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Anne and Ian, Thank you very very much for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and are so glad you enjoyed your time in Welwyn. It would be a real treat to have you stay with us again, and it was a pleasure to reunite you with your toothbrush! Thanks again... More

Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Spent one night here and was very impressed. Maria and Mark are lovely people and Marks breakfast was delicious (Don't miss the Black Pudding). We had the double downstairs with a private bathroom next door. Not really on suite but the entrance although outside the room was very private. Lovely room, large comfortable bed and French Doors to a small... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Videomaker, It was a pleasure and a real treat to have you stay at our little B&B. Thank you for your very kind words, especially concerning our breakfasts, which we strive continuously to make sure are the best available. It would be lovely to see you again if you are in the area. Many thanks Mark & Maria More

Hong Hong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've stayed with Maria and Mark twice and, besides great food, they get the balance of friendliness and 'space' just right. It's no coincidence that there are no PRIVATE signs plastered around the place, because the atmosphere they aim for - and achieve - is one of mutual respect and trust, which is worth a few bob in itself these... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear HCTD, Thank you very much for your really kind words (well you should be able to pick some good ones!) it is always a pleasure to have you stay with us, so much so that you a considered a part of our small family whilst you are here. We will always look forward to welcoming you back with us... More

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I spend the vast majority of my time traveling and although much of that is spent in hotels I try and mix it up by staying in B&B's. The cookhouse is a prime example of why I do that. Far more personal than a hotel, with M&M being gracious hosts. The sunflower room was cosy and very comfortable having a... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Anthony, Thank you very very much for your great review of The Cookhouse. It is not everyday we get a real tv star stay with us! We are really please you enjoyed your stay, it was a real pleasure and you would be more than welcome should you be in the area again. Many thanks Mark and Maria More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Such a lovely homely B&B. Mark and Marie were so welcoming and really friendly. I almost didnt want to leave. I stayed in the Lavender room and although it was a small room it had everything you needed; a TV, hot drink facilities that are better than some hotels Ive stayed in, a rail to hang clothes on and the... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear vIcmouse, thank you so much for your very kind words, Maria and I really value reviews such as this, it makes all the hard work worth it. We really enjoyed the company of all your party over the breakfast table and I am very pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast. I am sorry that you had to wait to... More

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We are just back from a weekend at The Cookhouse B&B and could not be happier with our experience. We travelled 7 hours from Scotland for a friends wedding and from the moment we booked our trip to the moment we left Mark and Maria were the perfect hosts. The rooms are beautiful as is the rest of the house,... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your lovely review about your stay at the Cookhouse. It was an absolute pleasure to have you share our home for the weekend and it please Maria and I to see guests relaxing in the surroundings. Rest assured, you would be more than welcome should you decide to venture south again. We hope... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed at the Cookhouse in June 2013 for a week, and I've never had a better experience at a B and B. The hosts have been in the hospitality business for years, and in fact, their parents run another B and B nearby. The accommodations are well kept and clean, but it's the warmth and welcoming atmosphere that makes... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Believe us, the pleasure was all ours! We felt we had adopted you and the others attending the conference for the week. Thank you very much indeed for your kind words, they really do mean a lot to us and make it all worth it. It would be special to see you again, either at The Cookhouse or... More

Byfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Mark & Maria are the perfect hosts. They Balance attention to detail and hospitality with comfort, a hearty Breakfast and indeed going the extra mile! You won't find Mark doing a "Basil Fawlty", charging around the house in ill-fitting tweeds complaining about the guests and thrashing an Austin 1100 with a birch twig!....(but secretly would love to see it!) Not... More

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Mark G, Owner at The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thank you so much for this wonderful review.your visit was literally the cream topping on a jam doughnut of a week. The whole your 'gang' were fantastic and it was our absolute pleasure to look after you for the weekend. Please be assured that should you wish to return (please do!) you will receive at least the same... More

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Additional Information about The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast

Address: 22 Gwynfa Close, Welwyn Garden City AL6 0PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Welwyn Garden City
Also Known As:
The Cookhouse Bed & Breakfast Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Bed & Breakfast offering a warm welcome. Whether you are on business, or holiday, we pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable rooms and delicious food. ... more   less 
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