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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our smart, new apartment in an annex of a rural farmhouse is in a very beautiful location but with easy access to Cambridge, Suffolk and Essex. Good local pubs and restaurants.
We are very close to the Tour de France route 2014
We are close to Stanstead and trains to London ( an hour's trip) run from several local stations. Ideal for shows etc
Ideal for those wishing for a quiet stay with beautiful views over three counties. There are many lovely local towns and villages to explore and local good food and drink to sample. Trips to London and Cambridge are recommended.
Birdwatching is good and it is lovely walking,riding and cycling country as we have direct access onto a large network of foot and bridlepaths
NO YOUNG CHILDREN
WELL BEHAVED DOGS AND HORSES WELCOME
What Can You Do?
We can help you plan your trip either for short or longer breaks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Clacton 65 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 15 km, Nearest railway: Audley End 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
This is a country retreat. There is a beautiful private, fenced garden ( birdtable and pond ) with access straight onto footpaths- no roads. The conservatory has lovely views of garden and open country. It is snug and has every facility. There is a fully fitted kitchen, comfy lounge with TV/dvd and double sofa bed, and a bedroom with fitted wardrobes etc Fluffy towels on heated rail in the luxury shower room, and sparkling white linen is the norm. We are helpful hosts who welcome you with homemade baking and can help you plan trips and find your way around. The nearby Suffolk and Essex villages are often underrated and Clare, Long Melford and Finchingfield, to name but a few, should not be missed. Of course you can take in Cambridge and London too. Our local pub The Bluebell Hempstead has home cooked food, log fires and live music each week. Dogs and horses are welcome.
|Further details outdoors|
The lovely conservatory offers a lovely view over the private garden and countryside beyond.
We are on hand to help you in any way possible and help you plan your trip. Guests should be animals lovers. A car is desirable to get about easily
About this location
The Cambridgeshire region
This is a beautiful part of England typified by its thatched cottages, half-timbered houses and village greens. There are many splendid churches built during the affluent medieval times when wool production bought great riches to the area.
Gently rolling hills with " big skies" remind one of the work of local artists of the past like John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.
Cambridge, rich in academic history, with its dreaming spires and meandering rivers is a must- try a chauffered punt.
Saffron Walden is our closest town, full of history with its ruined castle, ancient buildings, museum and beautiful church.Close by Audley End house is open to the public and has beautiful gardens too.
With easy access to the main London train line you can easily enjoy a day / evening in London and be home for supper!
Festivals etc:- Thaxted Music Festival ( Gustav Holst lived here) Cambridge Folk Festival, Evening picnic concerts at Audley End , Thaxted Morris weekend. Rowing Week in Cambridge. Carnivals and concerts all over the area throughout the summer including open air Shakespeare.
Visit:- Castle Hedingham ( a near intact Norman keep) Churches at Lavenham, Long Melford, Thaxted Radwinter, Hempstead. Finchingfield quintessential village with pond and green ( and pubs) Audley End House, Cambridge, Sudbury, Newmarket ( Britich Racing Museum & regular race meetings) London, Colchester( historic Roman town) Shopping at designer outlet ( Freeport) etc
Antique centres -many especially Clare and Halstead.
Many local high quality eateries and gourmet pubs to suit all pockets
Birdwatching at Wicken Fen, Lackford Lakes, Fowlmere and local small reserves & woodlands
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29 Sep 2014
We had a lovely short break here. Owners very welcoming and the garden was brilliant for our dog. Great walks from your door. Very good value for money. Would love to return. … More
17 Sep 2014
"A delightful little place in the country."
Our hosts were lovely, the accommodation was clean, cosy and well equipped. We went out for the day and, when we came home, our hosts had brought in the washing we'd left on the line and baked us… More
8 Sep 2014
"perfect for quiet and relaxing break"
We cannot fault this property with its private garden and fantastic view over the countryside. All facilities required were provided. Easy access to Cambridge and London, plenty of quaint little villa… More
10 Jul 2014
"One of the best"
We had a very enjoyable stay.Beautiful garden and well decorated unit.Nice walks very friendly hosts.Audley End House and surrounding Villages including Saffron Walden well worth exploring.Would recom… More
21 Jun 2014
Thank you very much for delicious bakery and letting us stay with our cat. We have enjoyed the Studio, countryside and your beautiful garden… More
2 Feb 2014
"Great stay. So friendly."
Wow what a great stay. When i booked Jess asked if there was anything that i needed upon arrival. We arrived to a really warm welcome and homemade freshly baked scones and bread. Jess and martyn were … More
13 Jul 2013
We absolutely loved The Studio. Jess and Martyn were wonderful hosts - very helpful and Jess is a great baker so expect scones and bread!The surrounding countryside is delightful and there is lots to … More
14 Sep 2012
"Cosy and Quiet Retreat!"
We had a lovely stay in this apartment. Jess and Martyn thought of EVERYTHING: we arrived to freshly made scones and bread before being shown around the studio itself. It is immaculately clean and comes with everything that you should need. We did not stay long so could not explore the area properly, but local pubs had excellent food at dinner time and we also had easy access to Cambridge. A car is advised however. I WILL be staying here again, what a lovely little retreat to go to for a short break. Thank you very much the Longs!
10 May 2012
"Everything I wanted!"
This is a delightful place run by kind and helpful hosts.
The Studio is clean and bright with wonderful views over the garden to the countryside beyond.
Plenty of walks from the property and an easy drive to pretty villages and Cambridge.
Thanks you so much, Jess and Martyn, for making me feel and home and explaining the origins of the name "Cowslip"!
1 May 2012
GOOD: Clean, sizable and comfortable annex to the main house. Well equipped kitchen, beautiful & spacious garden, lovely bathroom, bright conservatory. Fantastic owners who are very helpful and friendly. Quiet, picturesque surroundings with lovely walks. Excellent local pub!
OTHER: A bit remote (which could also be a good thing if that's what you're looking for)
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Jess (& Martyn) L.
- 5 Years listed
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Calendar last updated:26 Mar 2015
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