Looking to rent a luxury holiday cottage in Hertfordshire? As one of the Home Counties, Hertfordshire benefits from close proximity to London and is a great place for a luxury break. A high end holiday in Hertfordshire could be an excellent choice for those looking to take a countryside break near to England’s capital city. City dwellers can escape from frenetic city life whereas visitors from elsewhere can choose to stay somewhere with good travel links in to London and can combine a country break with a visit to the Big Smoke. There are huge expanses of countryside in Hertfordshire along with attractive market towns and picturesque villages just waiting to be discovered.
There is so much to see and do in Hertfordshire and some great places to visit such as Paradise Wildlife Park, Willows Farm Village, many stately homes, fantastic museums as well as wonderful monuments. On the other hand if you’re just looking to kick back and relax there is plenty of spectacular countryside and rolling landscape for you to take in on a gentle bike ride or even on horse back. Hertfordshire can also offer an ideal shopping experience with top high street names as well as fantastic boutique and independent stores and with its proximity to London you could even spend a day exploring the sites of the capital city.
Enjoy some excellent walks in Hertfordshire. There are miles and miles of footpaths in the Chiltern Hills which guide you along under a canopy of trees.
Top Tip: One of the best Hertfordshire walks has to be the section of the Ridgeway National Trail which links the charming market town of Tring at Tring Park with the pretty village of Wendover in Buckinghamshire in one direction and in the other direct with Ivinghoe Beacon where you can experience some stunning views. Access to Tring Park is near the Natural History Museum in Tring and entrance is free.
For more great walks, visit Ashridge Forest near to the historical market town of Berkhamsted for bluebells in season and for deer watching opportunities all year round. There is an extensive network of footpaths and cycle paths at the National Trust’s Ashridge.
For attractive waterside walks, there is an extensive canal network in Hertfordshire.
Top Tip: The Grand Union Canal passes through particularly picturesque spots at Bulbourne and Berkhamsted.
There is also plenty on offer in Hertfordshire for history buffs. Many of the best market towns such as Berkhamsted, St Albans and Tring have a range of historical buildings and are great places to pass the time of day visiting the boutique shops and stopping off for a coffee. In terms of National Trust historical houses, literary buffs will want to visit Shaw’s Corner which was the country home of Sir Bernard Shaw and is located in the unspoilt village of Ayot St Lawrence. When visiting this village don’t miss the historical pub and network of footpaths that lead you to an old Church and in to splendid unspoilt countryside. If beautiful country houses are more your thing then why not visit Hatfield House? Knebworth House could be an excellent choice for all the family as this impressive stately home has some beautiful gardens along with a Dinosaur Trail where children can enjoy being scared by the sight of the 72 life size statues of dinosaurs or letting off steam in the adventure playground.
Hertfordshire offers ample opportunities for a relaxed romantic luxury cottage break or for a fun packed family holiday. To relax in style why not discover a luxury cottage with hot tub. Click on images to find out more information about any luxury cottages in Hertfordshire shown below.