The Pumping Station


Entire guest suite hosted by Matthew

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Only 30 mins from London yet set amongst thousands of acres of woodland and countryside, the Pumping Station has miles of footpaths and bike trails directly on its doorstep, and is engulfed by birdlife, wildlife and endless country pubs.

The space
The Pumping Station annex has been converted from a 1888 industrial building (see Channel 4's Restoration Man) and comprises a 6x4m living and kitchen area, a 3.6x3m double bedroom and 3x2m bath/shower room. (There is an additional 3.2x3m bedroom that can be included in the rental by the locking and unlocking of various doors. This is included in the rental for numbers over 2 people.)

It is underfloor centrally heated throughout by ultra efficient heat pumps; hot water comes from the sun, as does 50% of it's electricity; it is lit almost exclusively by LEDs and has 35Mb WiFi broadband.

A 'breakfast' island for for 4/5 bums has been cleverly designed for lunch and dinner as well... The kitchen has an induction hob, a combo oven and microwave, and a large fridge freezer, a small dishwasher and a sink with a 'very nice tap'.

The other half of the living area has a lovely sofa bed (6'x 3'6"), Freeview TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, a B&W Zeppelin and various USB and iPhone adapters.

The main bedroom has a double bed and any number of shaker pegs for your stuff. We can swap out the shelves for and extra 5' child's bed.

The second bedroom has a bunk that converts to two singles or pushes together to make a double - and a third, pull-out single.

And, we have various cots and baby baskets if needed.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Luggage drop-off allowed
Security cameras on property

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 343 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cheshunt, United Kingdom

The Pumping Station is surrounded by around two thousand acres of woodland reserve, footpaths, bike trails and country pubs, yet it's only 30 mins out of London. It is all utterly beautiful. Whether you're looking for a quiet weekend of walks and nature, or sweaty peddling there's a trail for you and every one seems to pass by a pub.

Newgate Street is a small village of a few hundred residents, a church, a playground, two pubs and a restaurant. It's a 10 min walk along the road or an hours adventure through the woods and over the top of the rail tunnel.

Hosted by Matthew

  1. Joined in January 2014
  • 347 Reviews
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We're a family of four. Three ladies and me. The wonderful beautiful Alison and our two little girls. And then there's the chickens, six more ladies (... hang on, what's happening to me!?) We're easy going, fun-loving, fairly gregarious and thoroughly enjoy company. Hosting through AirBnB has proved a delight. The hens get to share their eggs, Ali her home baked bread, me my home made bacon and the girls conversation more interesting than that with their parents.
We're a family of four. Three ladies and me. The wonderful beautiful Alison and our two little girls. And then there's the chickens, six more ladies (... hang on, what's happening…


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We're a fairly gregarious and friendly family of four. But it's a big place...

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy