THE GUEST APPEAL BIT
Springwell Barn is an exclusive boutique bed & breakfast for the discerning traveller.
We are particularly popular with business travellers and are close by to Skanska, Renault, Nissan, Bosch UK, Camelot, and Northwood NATO HQ. We also have the Big Barn Sitting room which is used for off-site board meetings and informal away-days.
Families love staying here, especially in our Annexe suite which has a King size double and a double sofabed and it's own kitchenette - we're particularly close to Warner Brothers Studios for Harry Potter fans. It is also popular for families to book both bedrooms and have the place to themselves for a family get together. There's lots to do around and about and plenty of fun to be had in the garden too!
We have many newlywed couples come and stay on their wedding night. We can scatter the bed with rose petals and put fresh flowers and a bottle of bubbly in the room for an extra charge. Please contact us for more details.
Springwell Barn is a perfect getaway for couples wanting a romantic escape to the country in a peaceful & secluded setting.
Walkers, cyclists and boaters love us as we are located right on the Grand Union canal and ideally placed to explore the local area.
THE GLOWING INFORMATIVE BIT
Springwell Barn is a gorgeous barn conversion set in the Hertfordshire countryside. It has a serene waterside location adjacent to the Grand Union Canal, River Colne, and is surrounded by weeping willows and wildlife-reserve lakes.We are close to all the London airports, Rickmansworth station is on the Metropolitan line tube into central London and the Chiltern Line overground train is super-fast into London Marylebone in 25 minutes.
THE HISTORICAL BIT
The area around Springwell was originally known as Gulch's Wells. This part of the Grand Union canal was built in 1796 and caused some local controversy when some of the wells were covered over by the canal. There are several wells still in existence including one bang in the middle of our kitchen floor, which we discovered during renovation in 2001.
The original beams at Springwell Barn date back to the late eighteenth century and due to the presence of natural springs, Springwell Water was bottled up until the last century. We have recovered many old bottles from the garden, which are on display in our hallway. The grounds were used as watercress beds up until 1984 and we have two natural springs still bubbling away.
THE LITTLE EXTRAS
- Mountain bikes or canoes available
- Beautiful local walks around nature reserve lakes or along the canal
- Bring your fishing rod and binoculars
- Feast on exquisite, high quality home-cooked breakfast
- Homemade jams
- Veggie & Vegan breakfast available (on request)
- Fresh milk (not silly little cartons) for Tea & Coffee in your bedroom
- Play pool or table football
- Free WIFI
- Play table tennis
- Play chess, backgammon or other board games
- Curl up with the papers in front of the fire
- Travel cot available