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7 Nights  

  • £700  to  £750

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Chestnut

Highfield Farm is home to four well presented holiday homes (and also the owners Bed and Breakfast business) which sit on the borders of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Nicely placed on a family-run arable farm, extending to some three hundred acres, the cottages nestle amongst rolling countryside and are conveniently located within easy reach of the M1, A1 and A14 motorways.

Converted from two barns, Highfield Farm offers a large cottage which sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms and three cottages accommodating smaller parties of up to four, making them equally appealing to couples, families and friends. The cottages sit in a charming courtyard setting and are also ideal for larger parties of up to eighteen when hired together. and provide a comfortable and welcoming retreat.

There are many attractions and places of interest close by including:

  • Old Warden which is a beautiful little village boasting the Shuttleworth Collection, the Bird of Prey Centre, The Swiss Garden and also The Hare and Hounds Pub for an excellent meal.
  • The Imperial War Museum at Duxford for lovers of aviation history.
  • The RSPB Headquarters at Sandy which is great for not only nature but walking with lots of different routes.
  • Wimpole Hall, an impressive country house owned by the National Trust.
  • Woburn Safari Park and Abbey - sure to be a holiday highlight with the children (and adults!).
  • Cecil Higgins Art Gallery and museum in Bedford.
  • Wrest Park with its stunning French architecture providing the perfect backdrop for regular historical re-enactments.
  • The attractive Bedfordshire town of Ampthill with its antique shops.
  • The Glenn Miller museum and for a leisurely walk or alternatively, why not go to Priory Country Park.
  • For those who love shopping - Milton Keynes is thirty minutes away as is the historic City of Cambridge with its colleges, universities and shops.

If a holiday also means no cooking, the owners can recommend a number of good pubs in the area.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Margaret & John Codd joined Independent Cottages in January 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Bedfordshire)

These two delightful barn conversions have been designed to offer guests every comfort they may need, to have an enjoyable self catering holiday.

You have the choice of four lovely cottages at Highfield Farm with Acorn sleeping eight guests; Ash and Chestnut sleeping four and Walnut providing accommodation for two. Alternatively, larger parties of up to eighteen can be accommodated if more than one cottage is rented.

There is an onsite laundry room which guests have the shared use of, providing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Chestnut is presented to a very good standard throughout and offers:

  • One double bedroom including an en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • One twin bedroom with a bathroom next door.
  • The cottage offers single level accommodation with solid wooden floors in each room.
  • Spacious kitchen diner, well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, cooker, fridge/freezer, dining table with four chairs.
  • Spacious sitting room equipped with television  and DVD player. Double doors take you out to a patio (enclosed) to the rear of the property with views over the farmyard and surrounding fields. Outdoor furniture allows you to relax outside in the sunshine.

Ash is also equipped to an exceptionally good standard, and offers single-level accommodation comprising:

  • One double bedroom including an en-suite shower room suitable for those less able (grab rails and fold down shower chair).
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Second bathroom with overhead shower above the bath.
  • Kitchen/diner well equipped with dishwasher, cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Sitting room with television, DVD player and doors that take you outside to an enclosed patio area and garden with views over the farmyard and surrounding fields where you can relax in the sunshine. Outdoor furniture provided.

Please note: The cottages may be suitable for people with limited mobility - please discuss your requirements with the owner to ensure the cottage meets your personal needs both inside and out.

Additional information: Unfortunately, pets can not be accepted. The prices include bed linen and towels, along with heating. Short breaks available - please enquire with owner.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Chestnut Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £700
To £750
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1767 682332 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Margaret & John Codd
Member Since January 2009

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Short breaks available.

Last Minute Offers

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Chestnut 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2024