Lodge Farm House is a Victorian guest house set in over 20 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, yet just a short journey from Luton.
It is hard to believe when you arrive at our beautiful B&B with its peaceful gardens overlooking the Hertfordshire countryside that it is situated only 4 miles from Luton town centre, and 2.5 miles from London Luton Airport! And yet we are never disturbed by any noise.
First the history bit – Luton began when the Saxons conquered Bedfordshire in the sixth century and created a settlement called a tun by the river Lea. It is recorded in the Domesday Book as “Loitone”.
The town went on to become immortalised in a 1970s Campari advert starring Lorraine Chase in which she was asked by Leonard Rossiter “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?” to which she answered: “Nah, Luton Airport.”
Luton Airport, went on to become the fourth largest airport serving London, and is a base for easyJet and Ryanair. We have many happy residents staying with us at Lodge Farm House before jetting off to sunnier climates from Luton Airport. We offer residents extended onsite parking at Lodge Farm House during their time away, so they can return with the confidence that their cars have been kept safe and not driven during their time away.
If it’s nature and the great outdoors that takes your fancy, we often suggest Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park. It’s a great family day out where you can get up close and personal with the animals, feed them, pet them and even cuddle them during their ‘Cuddly Encounters’ hands on sessions.
As well as the wide range of farm, zoo and exotic animals there are tractor and trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf and lots of outdoor play fun. For rainy days and when the kids just want to run wild there’s the heated indoor soft play centre and cafe serving hot meals and snacks, a selection of rich and warming coffees and a tempting range of delicious cakes and treats.
Their well stocked gift shop has a good range of gifts, toys and pocket money treats. Along with their award-winning poultry centre which stocks a vast range of livestock, feed and accessories, and friendly helpful staff are on hand to give you all the advice you need! (Luton LU1 4DG)
On hot sunny days, why not explore Wrest Park, an English Heritage site set in 92 acres of award-winning gardens with dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Areas of the main house are also open to the public; a particularly nice touch is the library which is filled with period books. You have the option of taking a picnic or taking refreshments in the café, making use of the children’s play area, and exploring the hidden treasures in the archaeological stores. Events are run throughout the year providing great family entertainment. All the facilities are well maintained and there is plenty of hassle-free parking. (Luton MK45 4HR)
(This is a side of Luton that people don’t often hear about.)
This local museum offers free entry and is based in a 19th century Victorian mansion house devoted to local history including an extensive section of displays devoted to the Luton hat industry.
Wardown Park has a playground for small children, a refreshment pavilion, tennis courts alongside the wonderful museum & gallery, all set in a lush green parkland. For the bird lovers amongst you the park river is populated by a plethora of water fowl. Don’t forget your camera! (Luton LU2 7HA)
For all the shopaholics out there, you could choose to visit the Mall Luton; with so many shops all under one roof, you will be able to shop for all of the latest fashions and technologies. It has ample parking and restaurants available which all make for a great shopping experience. (Luton LU1 2HN)
We hope that has given you some ideas and food for thought for what is available to do during your stay with us at Lodge Farm House. However, with its warm atmosphere, lovely gardens, wonderful views and beautifully decorated comfortable rooms you may not want to leave the grounds of our wonderfully peaceful guest house!! We look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful guest house. See you soon!