Number One

Bed & Breakfast

Come to be amazed: shiny objets, a myriad of candles and roses, good food and wonderful hosts. An individual boutique stay in Hertfordshire


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


It’s worth hopping out of bed for Annie’s breakfast: luxury continental with raspberry brioche or the full delicious Monty. Her house is a sparkling Aladdin’s cave of mirrors, bunches of white twigs with birds atop, candles, cherubs, painted wooden floors, big open fires and generous bunches of roses. Bedrooms are lavishly done; nifty bathrooms have Italian tiles – and more roses! Close to the centre, this good-looking Georgian terrace house featured in Pevsner’s guide to Hertfordshire, and the market town is busy with theatre, shops and galleries. Return for a gourmet dinner in the magical courtyard garden – when the sun is shining!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in, fees may apply
Check out
By 10am, please get in touch for late check in, fees may apply
Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner £45 (minimum 6 people). Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £130
1 Double
From £160
2 Twin/doubles
From £130


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annie Rowley

  • It was announced in January 2016 and again in 2017 that we have won Luxury Travel Guide’s Global Award for Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year so really pleased with all the wonderful media exposure! #1 out of 10 b&bs on Trip Advisor for 6th year running.
  • Hatfield House (8.6 miles, 18 mins). Home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury, the house features superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship and is the centre of a large agricultural estate with an extensive parkland featuring wonderful walks.
  • St Albans Cathedral (27.4 miles, 45 mins). The building's amazing mixture of architectural styles bears witness to the many centuries of its life, first as a monastic Abbey and now as a Cathedral.
  • Bayfordbury Observatory, Lower Hatfield Road (2.1 miles, 7 mins). A fully operational professional observatory, mixing comprehensive learning and research facilities along with real-world, hands-on practical work in the field of astronomy.
  • Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne (5.5 miles, 14 mins). Hertfordshire's award winning zoo and leisure park. Come face to face with tigers, lions, monkeys, penguins, zebras, camels, reptiles and birds plus their white lions.
  • Fantastic restaurants and pubs all 5 mins walk away. Everything from Thai, Mexican and Japanese to Italian, Turkish, Indian and modern British. Try The Millstream pub just 5 mins walk away for great pub food and a lovely garden. Great cocktail bars too!