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Laurels Holiday Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A beautifully presented, comfortable holiday cottage from which to explore Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, North Essex and East Anglia beyond. The Cottage is a detached single storey apple store conversion and is situated in the garden of the owners 16th Century thatched cottage in the centre of the rural village of Barley.

There is one double bedroom with double bed and also a lounge sofabed. All linen and towels are provided. The property is suitable for both the very young and elderly. For a copy of our detailed access statement please contact us. There are guest outside seating areas in the garden in both sunshine & shade. Pets are not allowed and the property is non-smoking throughout. A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Frinton, Essex
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: London Stansted 32 km, Nearest railway: Royston 6.4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Further details indoors

There is a fitted, very well equipped, kitchen with breakfast bar and chairs, the property is cosy with an efficient central heating system and excellent hot water supply. The shower is over the bath. The two seater sofa is a framed sofabed purchased new for the 2013 season and sleeps 1 adult comfortably. There are 2 shallow internal steps from the kitchen up to the lounge. There is a flat screen digital TV with integral DVD / CD and we offer our guests free Wi-Fi.

Further details outdoors

The cottage has motion sensitive automatic lighting over the entrance. Free parking is on a quiet village road at the end of the gravel driveway (25m). You can drive right up to the cottage to unload / load.

The Hertfordshire region

South East England is rich in culture and so there is plenty to see and do. North Hertfordshire is rural with excellent transport links so it has the best of both worlds as it is accessible to North & Central London (45 mins by train from Royston to London Kings Cross) and Cambridge is only 12 miles away, yet it is still rural and very pretty. Being the most northerly village in Hertfordshire we are a stones throw from the county borders for both Cambridgeshire and Essex. This means that East Anglia is easily accessible, Cambridge, Newmarket Races, Ely & Wicken Fen, Audley End House, Wimpole and Hatfield Houses and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford just being a few of the places you could visit during your holiday. And, if you fancy popping into the West End to see a show that's easily accessible too!


Duxford Air Museum is a wonderful place to visit and of course has regular air shows throughout the year, it is 5 miles away. Audley End House and Gardens is a beautiful place to visit (8 miles) and regularly has Proms / Musical Evenings and other events. Newmarket Races and Newmarket Nights are fun throughout the season and there is alot to see in Newmarket regarding the history of racing. The village itself has horse riding stables and we have Nuthampsted Shooting Ground and Barkway Park Golf course nearby. We also boast a Rally Driving School locally for an adrenilin boost! There are many beautiful walks and villages in the area and excellent cycling and very importantly lots of lovely places to eat and relax. A days sightseeing and shopping in Cambridge is usually high on guest's 'to do' list as are the many Nationall Trust properties in the area together with ancient villages such as Thaxted, Lavenham and Arkesden. We have a village pub in easy walking distance (8-10mins.) that does good food and there are many more Pubs that serve food just a short drive away. We have a comprehensive Guest information file of local events and information.

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Review 1-8 of 8

17 Aug 2014


"Nice and cosy"

Well equipped and great position, very homely with a lovely garden and in the summer over hanging plum tree with loads of fruit. Nice to be able to put hearing on in evenings as it was getting coole… More

12 Jan 2014


"Delightful cottage, a hidden gem"

On arriving we were greated by Kate the friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is well appointed with excellent facilities for a comfortable stay. Wifi is available at no extra cost! Barley is quiet … More

20 Nov 2013


"Lovely holiday cottage with all the amenities and beautiful surroundings"

My husband and I stayed for three weeks here when we first arrived in the UK and it was a great place to stay while we were getting organised and settled. Kate and Andrew were very helpful when we nee… More

11 Apr 2013


"Great facilities, village location, ideal base for sightseeing"

This is a lovely, safe, cosy and convenient place to stay. Ideal for a couple or couple plus 1 or 2 small children. Everything you need for self-catering, handy village shop just around the corner and… More

2 Jun 2012


"Well appointed cottage in delightful setting"

We stayed for a fortnight and the cottage was extremely well-equipped - utensils, crockery, washing machine/dryer, iron and ironing board, good wi fi and library, herbs in the garden for cooking. Car… More

25 Apr 2012


"Perfect village cottage"

lots of room,beautiful gardens,every thing you need is there,great pub across the street perfect small village with lots of privacy,Kate,and Andrew were very helpful with all our needs.A car is a must in order to see other sights.It is truly better then the pictures show.

30 Mar 2012


"Cosy, well-equipped and friendly"

We have stayed at The Laurels Holiday Cottage twice, once in summer 2010 for a week and a longer stay in winter 2011-2012 It is very comfortable (even in the depths of winter) and well equipped with e… More

30 Oct 2011


"Charming little flat that meets your needs"

I stayed at the Laurels Holiday Cottage for a weekend with my girlfriend - we both found it to be very comfortable, and well furnished. The bed was luxuriously comfortable, and the kitchen met our needs very well (I cooked dinner for us one night and had everything I needed there).

The place is very pretty, and in a small village, which feels wonderfully peaceful.

In all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

Review 1-8 of 8

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Calendar last updated:19 Jan 2015

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