Relax in Cottages in Hertfordshire


You will never be stuck for something to do, whatever the weather and after a day experiencing everything this county has to offer, you can relax with a refreshing drink in peaceful surroundings listening to the birdsong.

All our recommended cottages and lodges offer everything you need for that dream holiday, whether you are looking for a secluded lodge, just right for a romantic break, or a larger property catering for extended family, you can find them here. Check out our pet friendly holiday homes and your four-legged friend can come along too!

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If you've been putting off booking a holiday, we think Hertfordshire will make you think again.

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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Hertfordshire

We want you to have the best holiday so with that in mind we have also compiled a list of some of the must-see attractions in the area including:

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1. Knebworth House

Open throughout the summer this historic house with, Dinosaur Trail, Adventure Playground, stunning gardens and extensive parkland makes for a great day out for all ages. With a host of events including concerts, jousting and festivals there is always something going on at this world-famous attraction.

2. Verulamium Museum

Ever wondered what everyday life was like in Roman Times? Well, you can find out at Verulamium built on the site of an ancient roman settlement, inside you can find; hands-on and interactive displays, some of the best Roman mosaics outside of Italy, recreated Roman rooms and a collection of Roman coins. There are free fun activities for the kids most weekends including dressing up and activity sheets and they will return to school having learnt something while having fun.

3. The Snow Centre

Boasting perfect snow conditions all year round this modern Snow Centre is situated in Hemel Hempstead. It has a main slope of 160 metres and offers lessons in skiing and snow-boarding for adults and kids over 3 years old. Hold your breath on the ultimate sledging experience or enjoy lunch at the Lodge Bar overlooking the slopes.

4. Paradise Wildlife Park

Situated in the heart of rural Hertfordshire you will find one of the leading zoos in Europe, the only one in the UK that is home to all 5 big cats; tiger, snow leopard, white lion, African leopard and Jaguar. Paradise offers over 30 unique animal experiences including feeding the cats and tickling a tapir, this attraction offers an exciting day out for all ages. Also, home to the National Speedway Museum, no less than 3 adventure playgrounds, Adventure Golf and a host of daily animal shows it's no surprise that Paradise Wildlife Park attracts thousands of visitors a year.

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5. Brocket Hall Estate

Regarded as the finest golf and country estate in the country Brocket Hall Estate was built in 1760 and has been the residence of 2 Prime Ministers, with 2 championship courses, an award-winning restaurant and extensive tranquil grounds it is the perfect destination for a relaxing day out.

6. Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Calling all Harry Potter fans! Situated in Leavesdon this unique attraction takes you behind the scenes of the making of the Harry Potter films. See the detailed sets, costumes, props and special effects that were used during the filming. Step into Gryffindor common room or stand on platform 9¾ to admire the original Hogwarts Express. A must see for all fans of the Harry books and films and a great day out for all ages.

7. Natural History Museum, Tring

View the eclectic private collection of Lionel Rothschild in this beautiful Victorian building which can be found in the town of Tring. It has disabled access, 2 picnic areas, a popular restaurant on site and interactive displays and workshops, not to mention Over 4000 specimens including a full-size gorilla and giant anaconda this educational attraction is both fascinating and fun.

8. St Alban's Cathedral

St Alban was this country's first saint and the cathedral sits on the site of his burial almost 2000 years ago, along with the obligatory gift shop and cafe you will find elegant architecture that spans over a thousand years, breath-taking medieval wall paintings, the shrine of St Alban and the Rose Window. Close to the city centre this church is well worth a visit. Visit in the afternoon to hear the magnificent acoustics during evensong.

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9. Lee Valley White Water Rafting

Sightseeing isn't for everyone especially if you have teenagers in tow, however there's no need to worry Hertfordshire caters for everyone even the most adventurous. One of the venues of the 2012 Olympics, this attraction offers extreme white water rafting and along the rapids. For the less energetic where you can try paddle boarding or just chill on the beach topping up your tan. With a host of events throughout the year, live music on a Friday night and a popular bar and Cafe a visit here will not be forgotten in a hurry.

10. Celtic Harmony

Set in 13 acres of magical woodland Celtic Harmony is a reconstructed Iron Age settlement where you can learn how your ancestors lived more than 2 thousand years ago. what did they eat? wear? and how did they spend their time? The knowledgeable staff are in traditional costume and there are tons of hands-on activities, you can even have a go at archery.

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