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Victorian Water Tower

Benington , Hertfordshire

You’ll be blown away by the incredible architecture and stunning interior design of this one-of-a-kind property, hidden away in the peaceful Herts countryside.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
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from £565 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

Victorian Water Tower is owned and managed by Francesca Alden.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Francesca Alden.

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from £565 per night
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The highlights
  • A truly unique experience staying in a former Victorian water tower.
  • Located deep in the Hertfordshire countryside, perfect for a relaxing retreat with family and friends.
  • Finished to a very high standard with quirky artwork and handmade furnishings.
  • Four stylish bedrooms, each on a floor of the tower.
  • Lots of space to socialise and relax inside and outside of the property.
  • The perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside, with an array of fantastic walks and activities right on your doorstep.

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You should know
  • Not suitable for children under 12 or pets.
  • The roof and terrace are not accessible to guests, as is the separate wooded part of the estate.
  • Onsite parking for up to six cars.
  • 32 minutes from King’s Cross to Stevenage by train and then 10/15 mins by taxi.
  • The roof and terrace are not accessible to guests, as are some sections of the garden.

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The detail

Kept a secret for much of the last century, few people have even seen the Victorian Water Tower, let alone stepped foot inside. Now you and up to seven other guests have the chance to stay here, offering up a unique experience that boasts fantastic views and lots of great photo opportunities. Every inch of the 85’ tower’s interior has been carefully curated, from eye-catching wall murals to quirky curiosities and upcycled furniture, some of which are handmade by the host.

Guests arrive at the impressive, full-height entrance hall, which leads to the ‘Engine Room’. This room houses a dining table for eight, an Ercol sofa opposite a ceramic Swedish burner and a baby grand piano. Stairs lead up to the mezzanine sitting room with comfy seating, a smart TV and a selection of board games, a lovely spot to relax.

You’ll find a bedroom on each floor of the tower, accessed via the original spiral staircase. Just like the rest of the property, the bedrooms are oozing with eccentric style. Each is wonderfully unique and features a king size or double bed. The first-floor room has a balcony overlooking the garden, whilst guests staying at the top of the tower will be rewarded with idyllic views from the porthole. Two of the rooms have ensuites and there is also a shared family bathroom.

If you fancy eating in, you can make use of the spacious kitchen, which is fully fitted with modern appliances and all the pans, cutlery and crockery you could wish for. Guests also have available a full complement of cooking ingredients. Outside you’ll find the delightful lawned garden and patio with outdoor furniture, which is the perfect place to enjoy a morning brew or to share a bite to eat. Lap up the sun and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the sun soaked top lawn with views across the fields. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more magical, you will be delighted by the atmospheric fairy lights at dusk illuminating the Tower and garden.

The property is just a five-minute walk from a charming country pub, and if you need to stock up on supplies there is a local shop a short drive away (the house also accepts Ocado deliveries). You’ll also be close to the towns of Hertford, Stevenage and Cambridge, all of which have a nice array of shops, bars and eateries.

Activity-wise, the house is ideally located to explore the Hertfordshire countryside, with many walks and cycle paths right on your doorstep, just ask the helpful host for some of the best. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for white water rafting at Waltham Cross and wild swimming in Hertford, both within a 30-minute drive. Also within reach is a water park, the Harry Potter Studio Tour and stately homes at Knebworth and Hatfield.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing machine
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Television
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
Nearby
  • Markets
  • Pub/Bar
  • Cycling
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife
  • Horse riding
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Water Park
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
from £565 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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How to book

Victorian Water Tower is owned and managed by Francesca Alden.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Francesca Alden.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Airbnb charges guest service fee on top of our rate per night.
Minimum stay is 2 nights.

Please note the Tower is not suitable for children under the age of 12 or anyone with mobility issues. Please read all house rules fully before booking.

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