The Cottage - Hertfordshire - Sleeps 6

This self contained cottage has 3 bedrooms - 1 Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single bedroom. 

The Cottage in Hertfordshire, a cottage in London and the Home Counties

This self contained cottage has 3 bedrooms - 1 Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single bedroom.

The Cottage at the Black Swan is a three-bedroomed cottage. Downstairs there is a large living room with easy seating including a double sofa-bed and a TV; a cloakroom; and a dining kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. Upstairs are one double bedroom and two single bedrooms, one of which could be used as a dressing room. Access to the second single bedroom is via the first single bedroom only. There is a bathroom with bath/shower. Gas central heating throughout. Wi-fi available. This property sleeps up to 4-6 people.

South Mimms once had 22 inns! The Black Swan was one of these, then known as “The Prince’s Arms”. It was built around 1500, added to in 1600, and converted again in 1800, when the cottage next door was joined on, over the archway to the courtyard. Later it became the village shop and post office. The lintel to a door onto the courtyard states that we were then licensed “for the sale of tobacco and snuff”.

The Black Swan offers you comfortable accommodation in a traditional cottage with a low beamed ceiling and windows onto the village green. The M25 and A1(M) junction is just one mile away. Rail connections at Potters Bar (two miles) and the London Underground at Barnet or Cockfosters (each 4 miles) will take you into central London in about 45 minutes. There can be few more rural places so close to London’s northern boundary. St Alban’s and Knebworth are a short drive away; Windsor, Oxford and Cambridge are reached in about an hour by car. Heathrow is 33 miles distant round the M25, or easily reached by buses from the village to local stations connecting with or on the Piccadilly line. There is a small shop at the garage ¼ mile down Blanche Lane and a Post Office and launderette on the edge of Potters Bar (1 ¼ miles).

Bed linen and towels are provided and the property contains a television, books, games and tourist literature. The price includes gas and electricity and wi-fi. Off-street parking is available in the courtyard. Children are welcome and a cot can be provided. Your pets can stay too! You may park in the courtyard at your own responsibility.

You are asked to arrive mid afternoon, and to leave by 10.00 a.m. so that each property can be prepared for the next in-coming guests. If this is not convenient, please let us know in advance, to discuss alternative arrangements. Please note that booking is from Saturday to Saturday only (you can arrive later or leave sooner).

This property has been listed with Stilwell’s Cottages Direct for 16 years

The Cottage Property Features

Location Type
  • Village

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Pets Allowed
  • Cot
  • High Chair

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 2 Single Bedrooms

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Toilet

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • DVD Player
  • TV

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
7 night(s) · 02 January 2021
Key Property Details
Property Name The Cottage
Reference 5017634/1
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Dogs Allowed 1
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The Cottage in Hertfordshire

Nearest TownPotters Bar - 2 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportHeathrow - More than 30 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortDover - More than 30 miles (approx)

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