Luxury accommodation, only 12 minutes by train from Luton Airport, in beautiful medieval manor house, with royal and literary connections, in conservation village brilliantly located for London, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon. Charles II slept in the house and John Bunyan was interrogated and briefly imprisoned here in 1660.
This is a magnificent double bedroom, with upholstered early 19th century state bed, complete with ultra luxurious Vi-Spring bed mattress.
The room, which was slept in by Charles II, King of England, benefits from magnificent rich crimson damask wallpaper, wonderful 17th to early 19th century antiques, Persian rugs and a superb en suite, with enormous bath and integral shower. The bathroom has heated towelrail and underfloor heating.
There are views over the garden and the adjoining village common, Bury Orchard.
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There are coffee and tea-making facilities in the room. We supply high quality bedlinen, towels and bath products. You benefit from access to the room via the main staircase of the house-a 17th century oak masterpiece.
You will use the main hallway of the house-which is a 16th century half timbered room, filled with antiques and a number of our artworks and curiosities.
We offer a sumptuous continentalbreakfast in the Great Parlour.
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Do feel free, in any event, to wander the grounds. There is a zip wire and trampoline for older children (for obvious reasons, these are to be used with parental discretion and subject to whatever level of supervision you consider appropriate). We have an electric toy car which can be driven by smaller children and we can set up a table tennis table, should you wish. In summer we often erect a badminton/volleyball court.
The house is child friendly (we have kids ourselves) though because of the age of the building and the fact that it is filled with antiques, the rooms are not that suitable for mobile younger children.
We would ask that guests are reasonably quiet if other guests are staying-the floors are wooden and partitions are timber framed, so loud noise will transmit.
Smoking is not allowed, mainly for fire safety reasons (there are lots of curtains and textiles).
We meet and greet all our guests and love to chat over a glass of sparkling wine. We always love to hear what our guests are doing and will gladly suggest itineraries-whether they be trips to London, walks in the adjoining beautiful countryside, fine dining at Luton Hoo or Woburn Abbey, day trips to Oxford, Cambridge or the Shakespeare museums in and around Stratford on Avon. We can even act, for an additional fee (to be discussed, depending on itinerary) as a tour guide, taking you, by car, on day trips. That includes London-we are very familiar with the city, having lived there for many years.
If requested, we can generally (subject to the school run!) arrange breakfast and sometimes even an evening meal.
There is a Bechstein grand piano you are welcome to use. We even have a Fender Telecaster guitar and amplifier and a harpsichord, should you be of a musical bent!
I am a 55 year-old lawyer. I have a great interest in food, antiques, music, travel and football. I am an avid fan of Luton Town FC.