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“Excellent base to come home to.”
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The Lodge
Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Compact, well-designed Kitchen with Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave etc.
Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Master Bedroom on Ground Floor
Double Bedroom upstairs (with double bed)
Double bedroom upstairs (with two single beds)
En-suite Bathroom to Master Bedroom
Family bathroom (shower only) upstairs
Ground Floor Plan
Upstairs Floor Plan
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Watford, Hertfordshire, England

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b0bdavies
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
“Excellent base to come home to.”
Reviewed January 22, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

A very welcoming well equipped lodge that enabled a family of 6 to enjoy a lengthy stay. Convenient rural location within easy reach of fast trains to the central city and local shops and pubs. Garry and Lynne went out of their way to make us feel welcome over Christmas with decorations and presents.

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 23, 2017
Thank you so much Bob for your kind words. It really was a pleasure having you and your wonderful family to stay with us. We look forward to hosting you all again another year.
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NancyFrom...
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The lodge was charming, modern, well appointed and comfortable.”
Reviewed November 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

My husband and I had a lovely stay at The Lodge. It was quite roomy. It has everything we needed plus a lot more. The grounds are amazing; the landscaping is lush and beautiful. There are chickens, ducks and a garden with fresh vegetables. Garry even dug up some potatoes from it for us. (We cooked them and they were delicious.) Lynne and Garry are such nice people, too. They made us feel so comfortable and welcome, while at the same time giving us total privacy.
We would definitely stay at The Lodge again.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2015
Thank you Nancy - it was a pleasure hosting both of you for the few days you stayed in England before you picked up your cruise. We are delighted that the airport and port transfers we booked for you all went well, and that you are arranging to stay with us again.
Please give our best wishes to Teddy
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Robert K
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“A delightful cottage in a rural setting which was modern and clean with a frendly welcome from Lynne and Garry”
Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Having been messed around with a longer term rental by Foxtons it was delight to spend 3 weeks with Lynne and Garry. The cottage is part of their farm in a rural setting but with easy access to motorways and nearby towns. It is well appointed with modern facilities and spotlessly clean. We felt very much at home and this was complemented by the friendly and helpful welcome we received from Lynne and Garry. We also enjoyed the fresh eggs.
We hope to return their when we come back to the UK next year.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The modern clean facilities and the friendly welcome
Liked least: Early morning traffic on the motorways
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Jane A
1 review
“TRANQUIL SETTING - EXCEPTIONAL ACCOMMODATION AND HOSTS”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2013

I stayed at "The Lodge" for 4 weeks in August 2013 whilst waiting to complete on my new home.

It was absolutely perfect in every way! The Lodge offered exceptional accommodation and was fully stocked with everything I could have needed in terms of the kitchen amenities, linen and home comforts. It was spacious and beautifully furnished and offered the tranquillity needed in between stressful moving!

Lynne and Garry accommodated my every need and were the perfect hosts, checking that all was fine with the Lodge and that I was comfortable .

The location was perfect and so tranquil. Close enough to the M25 and M1 that travelling anywhere was pleasurable. The grounds surrounding the lodge were beautiful and therapeutic with stunning view and beautiful sunrises!

I enjoyed it so much, that I really didn't want to leave!

I can highly recommend The Lodge for families visiting the area as there is so much within easy reach, or professionals needing a peaceful end to their working day.

When I move again, I shall definitely delay completion just to have a month there again!

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing to not like
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The peaceful setting
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was great that you managed to explore the Roman City of St Albans, and of course the Harry Potter Experience at Warner Bros Studios. which are both so near. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we are delighted you are staying with us again on your next visit to the UK.
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LindaG249...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Summer holiday”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a lovely 9 days at The Lodge, the downstairs bedroom & bathroom was perfect for my disabled mother. Everything in the house was excellent quality & Garry & Lynne were amazing hosts. I would most definitely recommend this property, it was in a beautiful location with easy access to children's activities nearby, such as Legoland, Willows Farm & Butterfly World. Also freshly laid eggs everyday!

April 2015

Date of stay: May 2015
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