Country house with grounds & woods, London (Islington) house possible -- and luxurious house in SW France.
4 double beds
1 baby crib
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What you will love about this home
Our house is very comfortable and we think it is stylish with 4 acre garden/ grounds, our own woods, wonderful views and horse riding on site, and set within a 400 acre farm. It is terrific for country walks, nearby country pubs and 'history-on-our-doorstep' that goes from the neolithic period to the English civil war -- and up to the second world war and cold war - with connections to the French resistance and the CIA - then OSS (which was based here)! Although it is a very country area there is much to see and do; but you may like to come here just for peace and quiet, beautiful gardens and lazy lunches. The house is a large bungalow, with very spacious areas, has 4 bedrooms (two with handbasins) and two bathrooms and large living and drawing rooms, study, large conservatory and studio. We also have occasional beds and a summer house on a pond (The Shack, featured in several books, and which has won major awards!) with bed (if you don't mind waking up to the sound of ducks) and sauna. We also have the cabin, with bed, bathroom and kitchen. This is used by our daughter when she visits. The local train (12 minutes away) takes 50 minutes to central London (St Pancras International - which is also the Eurostar terminal. Our second house is one stop on the underground railway - ie the Tube) Our pretty Victorian house is in Highbury (Islington) London, which noted for being the trendiest area of London - if you appreciate that! It spread over three floors. We use 2 rooms as bedrooms and there are 2 bathrooms, but the rest of upper floors are our work rooms, studio, etc. The house is adjacent to Highbury Fields with tennis courts visible from my upstairs office. We have a car. You could use but insurance might be a problem. You may not want to use a car in London! You do need a car in the country house, but that is easy to rent.
What you will love about this neighborhood
The country house is located in the centre of England, roughly half way between Oxford and Cambridge - the latter being an easy drive. The London House is Islington, one stop on the tube from The immediate area around the house - the local village is Harrington - is of considerable historic interest. The area of our farm was a secret US airfield during the war, and OSS base, supporting the Continental Resistance. There is a memorial on our land and 15 minutes walk away a wonderful little museum based on it. We are a few miles from the main battle site of the English civil war, a wonderful Saxon church (9th century) and we are literally down the road from Lamport Hall, which has outdoor Shakespeare, antique events etc. Local pubs are fun and friendly. Civil war http://www.naseby.com/thelandscape/visitnaseby/tour.html WW2 http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/CarpetbaggerMuseumHomePage.htm Local towns Harrington http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrington,_Northamptonshire Our nice nearby town is Market Harborough http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_Harborough Local pub http://www.maidwell.info/ our summer house The location of the property is here. You can actually see the house and grounds! http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&expIds=17259,17291,24472,24923,25532,25901,26446,26518&xhr=t&cp=6&q=nn6 9jl map&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Northampton NN6 9JL&gl=uk&ei=EtOHTLrHOOXc4wam2djSBA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA
As we said it is a luxurious, spacious country house with large and beautiful grounds, woods, farm (and wild) animals. We don't rent our Harrington or London house but only exchange. We don't like the attribution of points or costs, which is one of the reasons why we stopped using this site for a number of years. We have exchanged over the last 40 years in the USA and France. We have a London house also to exchange and a large luxurious house in Tarn, France. This in the countryside about 45 minutes drive from Toulouse airport. This house is rented in the peak summer months. We are looking to exchange for a similar quality of accommodation or at least a place that is interesting. The pictures on the site were put there last time we used the site. The garden is quite fabulous at the moment.
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Does this accommodation have a garden?
Yes, this accommodation has a garden. You will find more details about the garden and other facilities on this page.
Is this accommodation suitable for remote workers?
Yes, this accommodation has a wifi connection. We recommend that you discuss this with the host to ensure that the connection speed is sufficient for your needs.
Is there a parking space for this accommodation?
Yes, this accommodation has one or more parking spaces.
How many rooms for sleeping are there in this accommodation?
This accommodation has 4 bedrooms.
What is the surface area of this accommodation?
The surface of this accommodation is 350m2.
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