The comfort. The equipment. Functional. Very calm. The hosts are available. Very easy to contact. The apartment is near(walk)a grocery store, and a very good Italian Restaurant (Il Tricolore). Very easy to go to London by train ; the rail station is located at 5mins by car. We are able to discover the region of Kent : Canterbury, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Ashford (The outlet). I highly recommend the apartment.


Exceptionally well presented and comfortable. Easy to park outside without charge.



Magnolia is a great location, offering easy access to the road and rail network around the historic city of St Albans. A small group of shops is a ten-minute walk away, and these shops include a lovely cafe, newsagent, pharmacy along with a supermarket and a fast food outlet. Everything is conveniently located for your needs, as well as being perfectly situated to explore St Albans.

In approximately 15 -20 minutes you can walk to the main railway station with 18-minute access to central London. The centre of St Albans being accessed with a further 5-minute walk from the railway station. You can also travel by bus as the house is on a bus route, and there is a bus stop within a 1-2 minute walk. The house is quiet and perfect for a relaxing break away or business trip. Free on-site parking is available for 1-2 cars, depending on their size.

The house has two bedrooms: one bedroom has a large double bed, the second bedroom has two single beds, with another double sofa bed available in the lounge. There is a spacious lounge/diner, with a comfortable sofa and soft chair and additional desk. The lounge includes a TV, DVD player and high-speed wireless internet.

The kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer as well as a wide range of crockery, cutlery and utensils. The bathroom has a bath with integral shower and there are plentiful supplies of towels.

Magnolia House

157 Drakes Drive, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5AW

Fully Equipped Facilities
Fast Internet Connection
Child Friendly
Secure Booking


Lisa’s home is located in St Albans, United Kingdom.
Nestled in the buzzing heart of St Albans, you couldn’t be better placed to enjoy its many pleasures. A few minutes away you can discover great brunch spots and cosy pubs like The Crown and Water End House and Barn. There are numerous restaurants and bars which provide St. Albans with a diverse range of food. For example Brasserie Blanc, Chilli Raj, Côte Brasserie, Oasis Restaurant St Albans. The Beech House, and others. The bars are a mixture of new and old with many real ale establishments offering good food and pub quizzes.
There are also lively bars and fine dining, favourite restaurant chains and unique family-run cafés for example The Smokehouse Deli.

For retail therapy we have independent boutiques and high street shops around the area like Brent Cross, Colney Fields Shopping Park, Intu Watford Shopping Centre, St Albans City, St Albans Market and The Galleria. The local market is held on a Wednesdays and Saturday and is fantastic for fruit and veg.

For entertainment and activites for the whole family, DJ’s Jungle Adventure is a great place for children to spend time just having fun, while parents can chat, relax and play within comfortable reach. Gravity Force is the UK’s ultimate trampoline park with parks in Camberley, St Albans and Sunderland. All our parks include hundreds of trampolines tailored for people of all skill levels!

Odeon Cinema is a multi screen cinema complex with several cinemas located all over the UK, showing all the latest box office releases.

The Alban Arena is a well established entertainment venue with a busy programme of National Touring Shows, Rock and Pop Concerts, Comedy, Films, Exhibitions and the region’s most popular Christmas Pantomime. Parking is available to the rear of The Alban Arena.

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban and Clarence & Verulamium Parks allow you to have long and interesting walks highlighting the history of St. Albans. The other sightseeing attractions in St. Albans are Gorhambury Estates Co, St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust, Willows Activity Farm and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.


Magnolia is a luxury, ground floor, newly refurbished apartment ideally located for a relaxing break away. Chris and Lisa have been regularly visiting Thanet for over decade and hope to retire here.

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