What People Say About Us

Great apartment and fantastic location
“Great apartment- clean, well appointed and stylishly decorated. Fantastic location in the centre of Harpenden- lots of restaurants and bars nearby, as well as three supermarkets, and you can walk to the train station in minutes with trains getting you to Central London in less than half an hour. Great communication from John and Sarah, before, during and after our stay. Highly recommended!”
Mr J H Stayed December 2017

Well appointed, comfortable apartment with lovely finishing touches!
“Lovely, comfortable apartment in central location, close to shops and train station. Well appointed with high quality fixtures and fittings. Everything needed was supplied – even a bathrobe – it felt more like a hotel in some respects!”
Ms AStayed December 2017

A real treat
“Harpenden is a great location with lots of places to eat and drink. The apartment is very close to the high street but very quiet and really well appointed. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was especially good of you to provide bread, butter and milk. Needless to say we really appreciated the wine! Thank you. We loved the apartment. A real treat to stay here.”
Mr & Mrs HStayed October 2017

A lovely stay in a wonderful apartment
Thank you very much. My parents had a lovely stay in your wonderful apartment. We all appreciated the welcoming touches of bread, milk, fruit, wine, etc. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs LStayed May 2017

Attractive, convenient and well appointed
“The location is excellent, very convenient to the centre of Harpenden and all its facilities. A short 5 minute walk to Harpenden railway station offering frequent fast train services through to Central London and beyond is a bonus. A further convenience is having dedicated free parking making travel arrival/departure at any time hassle free. The apartment itself is modern, very comfortable, very well appointed and would easily be suitable for longer term stays. Our hosts Sarah and John could not have been more welcoming and ensured from the outset we were fully briefed with the workings of the apartment. Harpenden itself is a delightful small town with a village feel – quintessentially English, many pubs and eating places, park like
surrounds and well served by super markets. We unhesitatingly recommend a stay here”.

Mr & Mrs B
Stayed April 2017

A very friendly service
“Sarah and John were very welcoming and helpful in getting us in to their apartment. The service is very friendly and the apartment warm and well-appointed. It’s as centrally-located as can be, has a lift and private parking space. They also helped us keep it clean and tidy with regular linen changes”.
Mr & Mrs M
– Stayed February 2017

Fantastic apartment
“A beautifully presented and well equipped apartment in a central location. John and Sarah are very accommodating and helpful and were happy for us to organise the apartment to suit our 3 month old. The lift and car parking space are very handy too”.
Mr & Mrs A– Stayed January 2017

Great stay
“Thanks for a great stay”.
Mr & Mrs MStayed November 2016

“We would certainly recommend H Star should the opportunity arise”.
Mr & Mrs C– Stayed October 2016

“We stayed at Sarah and John’s for 10 days. We recommend this apartment which is very well located in the middle of Harpenden, close to the shops and to the station. In addition it has the advantage of a parking space. The apartment is like new; bright and very well equipped. Sarah and John were also very welcoming and friendly. No downside!”
Mr & Mrs M– Stayed October 2016

“The place is wonderful…… Thanks for a great place to stay. We have had such a good time”.
Mr & Mrs G– Stayed September, October and November 2016

Apartment loved
“We LOVED your apartment and will definitely be telling friends”.
Mr & Mrs F
– Stayed August 2016

In the heart of Harpenden
“Sarah thought of everything. We were welcomed warmly and as late arrivals little touches like bread etc. for breakfast was lovely. The apartment is clean, fresh and airy. We were so comfortable. We loved being in the heart of Harpenden. We will definitely stay again.”
Mr & Mrs R
– Stayed August 2016

Fabulous apartment, great location and so easy to get into London!
“A stylish, contemporary apartment filled with natural light in a fabulous location in the pretty, upmarket town of Harpenden, just north of London. John and Sarah are wonderful, welcoming hosts who take the care to add those special, homely touches such as fresh flowers, a bowl of fresh fruit, a jar of marmalade and fresh bread and milk! The apartment has numerous quality bars, restaurants and quaint old pubs on its doorstep. It’s a 3 minute walk to the station with a frequent and fast short train service into the heart of central London. We stayed twice for six nights each time in July and August 2016 and found it so easy and quick to zip into London day or evening. There are very few places I can recommend to my fussiest, discerning friends and H-Star is definitely one of those rare finds! Highly recommended!”
Ms S
 – Stayed July & August 2016

Thoughtful touches
“Thank you for all the extra thoughtful touches in the flat that made our stay so comfortable”.
Mr & Mrs C– Stayed July 2016

A beautiful little apartment…
“…right in the heart of Harpenden. The hosts were lovely too, and very helpful. I phoned or texted them with any problems. The bedding was divine and I slept better at this apartment than I have anywhere before. Also, the flat was surprisingly child friendly and not very hard to child proof; I have a two year old and a one year old. They left some food provisions for us when we got there (bread, butter, jam, soups, tea, coffee, bottled water, milk etc.) so we could just relax once we got to the apartment. Praise to our hosts.”
Ms F– Stayed June 2016

Fabulous stay
“I was visiting Luton for work and was looking for a self-contained apartment for 10 days. Sarah’s place is perfectly located in the centre of Harpenden, with local amenities within walking distance and the convenience of a dedicated parking space. I also had to travel to the centre of London; the train station is a five minute walk away and door to door took 30 minutes. The flat is exactly as advertised and has everything required to live comfortably, a home from home. Sarah and John were very receptive and stayed in contact even though they were on holiday during my stay! I cannot recommend this place enough, especially if you need the flexibility and home comforts while working. Thank you both for a fabulous stay.”
Mrs B– Stayed June 2016

Clean & modern
“Great flat in a good location. Clean and modern with every facility. John and Sarah could not do enough to make us feel welcome and we would recommend this flat very highly”.
Mr & Mrs H– Stayed September 2015

We’ll be back again
“We had a wonderful stay at the apartment in Harpenden! Sarah and John were very easy to liaise with in the lead up to our arrival, responding promptly to any of our queries, and they went out of their way to help us out with special requests eg. an extra blow up air-mattress for our 8 year old. We were also greeted with fresh bread and fruit, Australian beer and sparkling water on our arrival which was lovely and very much appreciated. The images on Airbnb give an accurate impression of the apartment which was surprisingly more spacious than we expected for the UK, and the linen (towels, bedding etc.) was lovely. The central Harpenden location is fantastic – easy access to anywhere, train station only 3 minutes away, etc. The owners of the Italian restaurant below the apartment are also lovely, and made us feel very welcome – great authentic Italian people and food! Our sincere thanks again to John and Sarah! We expect we’ll be back again!”
Mrs & Mr G– Stayed September 2015

Excellent for commuting
“Harpenden is a dormitory suburb for London, so the apartment is an excellent place to stay for commuting to and from there. It is a five minute walk to the station, depending on the train you catch it will take thirty to forty minutes into London. The apartment is lovely and spacious and equipped with all you need. Sarah and John were very obliging and friendly”.
Mrs & Mr P– Stayed July 2015

Conveniently located
“Back in England for a short visit, we knew about this apartment through the website of Harpenden City Council and could not be more grateful for the suggestion. The flat is very conveniently located in the centre of a town hiding some beautiful, little known treasures (e.g. Rothamsted Park) not mentioning the surroundings or the vicinity to London. The apartment is full of light and very comfortable. Some nice fruit on the table and the fresh flowers in a vase when you arrive remind you that you are more a guest than a customer for the friendly owners Sarah and John. I would recommend this vacation rental to my best friend. It was “as advertised”. I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifI/internet access. My security deposit was returned on time”.
Mr & Mrs N– Stayed July 2015

Personal touch
“We received a very warm welcome from Sarah and John, who had thought about all the small details and added a very personal touch to the apartment. The apartment itself was immaculate and of a very modern and high standard. The location was perfect with accessible parking and just a 2-minute walk to the train station. Lovely and quiet neighbourhood with all local amenities, restaurants and shops on your doorstep. We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely book again in the future”.
Mr S & family– Stayed July 2015

A home from home
“We stayed in the apartment for two weeks whilst our house was going through renovation. John and Sarah were very welcoming and have equipped 8 Clayton House to a very high standard. The apartment is right in the middle of Harpenden village and is a short walk to the main line station. We would recommend this accommodation to our best friend”.
Mrs & Mr G– Stayed May 2015

Lovely place to stay
“This is a lovely apartment with all the mod-cons anyone could need. lt’s right in the centre of Harpenden, 2 minutes walk from the train station and a whole host of bars and restaurants. John and Sarah are very welcoming and were on hand to answer all my questions. Highly recommended. I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend”.
Mr T– Stayed April 2015