The Farmhouse at Redcoats
“A perfect mix of the modern and the charmingly rustic” - AA Inspector
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Part of the Anglian Country Inns, the Farmhouse at Redcoats dates back to the 15th century. Quirky details, historic features and stylish interiors make for a memorable stay, while the surrounding beautiful Hertfordshire countryside is great for exploring. The property comprises the original farmhouse with bedrooms, bar, lounge, and various dining spots; the adjoining "Stables" with more bedrooms, and the converted barn across the courtyard with yet more bedrooms. There is also the Cowshed, which is a function space.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 27
- Family rooms: 5
- Bedrooms Ground: 15
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 60
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £79
- Double room, minimum price: £110
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About the area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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