Arrival Day Suggestions

Check In Time  - 4pm

We know that a holiday starts from the moment you leave your house! We do try really hard to get our guests in before our official 4pm check in time. However we're not able to confirm any earlier check ins until the day, as we have a list as long as our arm of cleaning procedures (good for you - less so for us!)..., and depending on how we 'find' the retreats, is dependent on how quickly we can turn them around :)

SO . . . 

We've put together a list of suggested things to do if you intend to arrive before 4pm.  These suggestion are day dependent as to what's open so please remember to double check opening days and times.

The Cheesplate Buntingford

Our favourite shop/eatery in Buntingford, bringing you exceptional cheese & accompaniments. Mention you're staying with us for a discount.

The Falcon, Buntingford

Our favourite restaurant in local Buntingford.

The Coffee Shop, Buntingford

What it says it is! A fab coffee shop in local Buntingford. 

Parking in Buntingford is free for 1.5 hours. Please park in Bowling Green Lane Car Park 

The Bull, Cottered

One of our favourite local pubs. Please note this is NOT OPEN  ON MONDAYS

Pearces Farmshop Cafe

A lovely farm shop & cafe with lots of choice from local suppliers. 

Church Farm Cafe, Ardley

Farm, farm shop, cafe and dog friendly walks. 

The Jolly Wagoner Pub, Ardley

Next to Church Farm. Please note not open on Monday or Tuesday. 

The Sword Inn Hand

Great pub, gorgeous food, great location. Dog friendly.

Visit Herts Website

Great ideas for Days out in Hertfordshire from museums to walks, shopping to castles

Hitchin Lavender

Small family run flower farm open in Summer. Explore the rows of lavender, acres of sunflowers and wild flower meadow. You’re welcome to take a picnic with you, or sample something delicious their new Field Kitchen menu. Your four legged friends are also welcome to enjoy the fields and the network of footpaths all around them.