Overview of Harpenden - 19th Century Character Cottage in Hertfordshire - Close to London

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1 bedroom, Internet
1 bedroom, Internet
Living room
Private Kitchen
Living room

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

4.2/5 Excellent

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHertfordshire County Showground5 min drive
    Popular LocationVerulamium Museum8 min drive
    Popular LocationVerulamium Park9 min drive
    AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)44 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Harpenden - 19th Century Character Cottage in Hertfordshire - Close to London

Adults-only cottage in Harpenden
Elizabeth Cottage is a 19th Century Character Cottage with a courtyard garden in the picturesque commuter town of Harpenden, a town with a rural feel but that benefits from direct links to London - Harpenden to Kings Cross St Pancras in 25 minutes. The cottage has a small sitting room with TV and fireplace, fully functional kitchen, courtyard garden, stairs to a double bedroom and a great size bathroom with both a free standing bath and seperate shower. Free wifi throughout. The cottage is sitauated on Harpenden's famous 'common' with breathtaking views from the cottage windows and offering direct access to country walks and cycle rides. Elizabeth Cottage is just across the common form the cricket ground and in walking distance of 2 much loved country pubs! A five minute walk to 'Southdown' which has a supermarket, cafes, bakers, butchers, takeaways and other useful little shops. A 10 - 15 minute stroll will take you into Harpenden town centre with its restaurants, coffee shops and good mix of boutique and high street shops and of course the train station. Harpenden train line goes north to Bedford via Luton and south to Brighton via London should you fancy a day at the seaside! The Cathedral Town of St Albans is a 10 minute drive or one stop on the train, there are also buses available. We are a short drive away from the M1 and M25 and there are many lovely villages and great towns within easy reach including Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Watford, Berkhamstead, Luton and Tring to name a few! There are many walks and cycle routes for keen ramblers and cyclists and a HUGE selection of golf courses right on our doorstep! Harpenden Common Golf Club, Aldwickbury, Luton Hoo, Brocket Hall are just a small selection! Some of the many attractions within easy reach of Harpenden are: Whipsnade Zoo, Hatfield House, Luton Hoo, Stanborough Lakes, Kenworth House and London Zoo. Central London is just a 25 minute train journey away, enjoy all that London has to offer with its shopping, theatre shows, historic sites and nightlife then come back to the peace and tranquillity of the Hertfordshire countryside. We offer short stays during the week which may suit business people looking for close links to London or perhaps visiting locally, 2 or 3 night weekends or full week stays, we will also consider short term lets (please contact us for a quote on short term lets) We are happy to accept one dog at any time but woud respectfully ask that they stay downstairs during the stay. There is not an allocated parking space for the cottage but there is plenty of on street parking outside and nearby. Please note: street parking is readily available directly outside the cottage but it is restricted permit parking which means you cannot park there between 11am and 1pm weekdays (does not include bank holidays) however this is the last road in the permit zone and it is easy to park just around the corner with no restrictions during this time if need be
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath


  • Near a laundromat

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Harpenden 19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
Harpenden 19th Century Character Hertfordshire London
19th Century Character Hertfordshire London
Harpenden 19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
Harpenden 19th Century Character Hertfordshire London
Harpenden 19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
19th Century Character Cottage Hertfordshire London
Harpenden 19th Century Character Hertfordshire London
19th Century Character Hertfordshire London

About this area


In a rural area, this cottage is in a walkable area with good shopping. Hatfield House and Knebworth House are notable landmarks and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a popular area attraction. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and Hertfordshire County Showground are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby swimming, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking and cycling. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hertfordshire County Showground - 5 min drive
  • Verulamium Museum - 8 min drive
  • Verulamium Park - 9 min drive
  • St Albans South Signal Box - 9 min drive
  • St Albans Organ Theatre - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Harpenden Station - 13 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 44 min drive


  • The Engineer - 5 min walk
  • Spice Rack - 11 min walk
  • Bar Azita - 11 min walk
  • Pasta Cibo - 11 min walk
  • Lussmanns - 11 min walk
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Cosy cottage with a view
Great base for us for visiting family and friends for a few days.

4/5 Good

Ideal location
The cottage was ideal for our weekend break with our dog as the house was across the road from the common. Harpenden town centre is 5 mins walk away with plenty of eateries/pubs. Easy access to train station with fast links into London and St Albans. The cottage was cosy , clean and great for 2 people.

4/5 Good

convenient compact place with lovely views over the common.
comfortable place to stay. Very quiet and peaceful

5/5 Excellent

Quaint, cosy, quiet, great location.
Really enjoyed our visit to Elizabeth Cottage, Clean, lots of light, very cheerful.Great location about 10 minute walk into Harpenden restaurants, shops and the train station. Bus stop at the end of the road, really easy to get around. Beautiful view onto Harpenden Common. Kitchen has all that you would need for a short stay . The bed is very comfortable and nice is size bathroom. I would stay here again if we come back to Harpenden. The pictures are very accurate.

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