The ancient market town of Baldock is located in the county of Hertfordshire, at the source of the River Ivel. From your holiday cottage in Baldock, take a stroll along the High Street, where you will find a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. You will notice several fine examples of historical architecture, including a terrace of pretty almshouses, and an art-deco-fronted former hosiery factory. Nearby, the George café and restaurant are housed in a striking 15th century building in the town centre. Chapmans is an award-winning butchers’, while next door, Days of Ashwell is an excellent bakery. Self-catering holidays in Baldock are suitable for visitors travelling by public transport, thanks to the town’s railway station, with direct trains to London and Cambridge. Exploring the magnificent university architecture of the city of Cambridge is highly recommended, and can be reached in less than an hour. The neighbouring town of Royston is well worth a visit, with the award-winning Priory Garden, and weekly markets at Market Hill, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Beneath the crossroads in the town centre, the mysterious manmade Royston Cave was discovered.
Picture This is a luxurious rural cottage set on the grounds of Pembroke Farm near Slip End in Hertfordshire. The idyllic setting ensures relaxation & the manicured gardens are a delightful space to dine & unwind. The farmhouse style-kitchen typifies the successful blend of tradition and modernity.
Recommended Places to Visit When On Holiday in Baldock
The Gotha Garden at Pembroke FarmDon’t miss the chance to take a stroll through this beautiful formal garden, a short drive away from Baldock.
Stotfold Watermill and Nature ReserveWatch a historical watermill in action, and enjoy the tranquility of eight acres of wildflower meadows and woods.
Royston CaveDiscovered in the 18th century, this cave features storied stone carvings, and is open for the public to explore. Cromer WindmillSet amid unspoiled countryside near Royston, this is one of the few surviving historical windmills in the area.
Ashwell MuseumThis unique museum tells the story of rural life in one Hertfordshire village.