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Lovely 17th Century cottage near Stansted Airport
Lovely 17th Century cottage near Stansted Airport
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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A short car ride to Stansted Airport, within walking distance of a train station (to London, Cambridge, and the airport), pubs and restaurants, and with parking, this cottage is the perfect location for sightseeing, or as a stopover for your flight.

The space

The room itself is cosy, clean and comfortable with its own access stairs and a bathroom on the ground floor for guests' personal use. There are twin beds, towels are provided and guests are welcome to use the free wifi. For those guests who prefer a double bed, we can open an interconnecting room which you can use if you so wish ( and which also gives extra space )

We are very relaxed about whether guests wish to be completely independent or would prefer more involvement from us. The room has table and chairs allowing guests to eat in the room, and a light breakfast is provided, together with tea and coffee. If a more substantial breakfast is required, there are cafes, a bakery, and convenience stores within walking distance.

The cottage sits in the heart of Stansted Mountfitchet, an old village community with its own Norman castle, toy museum, windmill and historic churches. We are well served by a great range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and local shops, all within walking distance. Chinese, fish and chips, pizza and Indian food can also be ordered as takeaway. Stansted is nestled in the Essex countryside and there are lovely walks in and around the village. We are also a short journey away from historic local attractions such as the beautiful Audley End House.

Originally built to serve as peasant farmer accommodation, our home was constructed in 1680. A century ago, two of the farm cottages were joined into one building which acted as a girls' school, greengrocers and, finally, an antiques shop. For the last thirty-five years, it has been our much-loved family home.

If you are interested in staying with us, do drop us a line. We can recommend local car hire and are also happy to run a pick-up or drop-off service at Stansted Airport at any time of day or night for a donation to costs. For those wishing to leave a car with us whilst you are away, this is also possible. We can also provide lots of help and advice for any guests wishing to sightsee in London, Cambridge or beyond.

In addition, should it be of interest to any guests, we have a canal boat based in the Midlands. We would be very happy to take you on a day's cruise for an additional charge – just let us know and we can talk over ideas.

Guest access

The room has its own access stairs, with a bathroom on the ground floor for guest personal use

Interaction with guests

We are very relaxed about whether guests wish to be completely independent or would prefer more involvement from us. The room has table and chairs allowing guests to eat in the room. If you would like us to serve breakfast (cooked, continental or perhaps something from the delicious local bakery), we are very happy to do so at extra charge.

Other things to note

Originally built to serve as peasant farmer accommodation, our home was constructed in 1680. A century ago, two of the farm cottages were joined into one building which acted as a girls' school, greengrocers and, finally, an antiques shop. For the last thirty-five years, it has been our much-loved family home.

If you are interested in staying with us, do drop us a line. We can recommend local car hire and are also happy to run a pick-up or drop-off service at Stansted Airport at any time of day or night for a donation to costs. For those wishing to leave a car with us whilst you are away, this is also possible. We can also provide lots of help and advice for any guests wishing to sightsee in London, Cambridge or beyond.

In addition, should it be of interest to any guests, we have a canal boat based in the Midlands. We would be very happy to take you on a day's cruise for an additional charge – just let us know and we can talk over ideas.

Amenities
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Free parking on premises
House Rules

We joined Airbnb as it is an informal way of sharing accommodation now that our children have left home. Our house rule, therefore, is be relaxed and flexible.

However, we are non smokers, and unfortunately cannot accommodate pets.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Anne User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay - well catered for and so close to Stansted Airport. Absolutely perfect. Thank you

Marion User Profile
September 2017
Lovely warm hosts, plentiful breakfast and room to park , very steep stairs so don't expect to take luggage up then unless you strong but beds super comfortable and shower excellent

Tony User Profile
November 2017
Fabulous hosts, lovely place to stay and met all our expectations and more. The weather was foul the evening we got to the station and John kindly offered to pick us up - what a star! Can’t recommend highly enough.

Francesco User Profile
November 2017
We were at John and Katy’s home already so it wasn’t a surprise the warm and cozy atmosphere. Excellent accommodation, strongly recommended.

Rhonda User Profile
November 2017
I booked to stay with John and Katy on behalf of my brother and father. Communication with John was great beforehand and he was really helpful. My dad and brother said their room was exactly what they needed and they had a lovely breakfast the next morning of fresh fruit. John was able to taxi them to the airport the next morning at 7am which was much appreciated. Great accommodation if you need to stay near Stansted airport.

David & Siobhan User Profile
October 2017
We enjoyed our stay at John and Katy's, our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely breakfast laid out for us. The bathroom was modern and clean too. Their home is in a lovely village and not under the flight path! We left our car with them and John kindly took us to the airport and picked us up on our return, it all went very smoothly.

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Everything was just ad pictured and quite convenient for train and airport.

Stansted, United KingdomJoined in January 2014
John And Katy User Profile

We are a couple who have lived in Stansted for 35 years, where we have brought up our three daughters. We both run our own businesses, Katy is a private tutor to primary age children, and John is a business consultant.

In our spare time, Katy likes art, is a member of a choir, and a book group. John is a bee keeper and plays golf. We own a canal boat, and spend our holidays touring the rivers and canals of England.

Now our children have left home, we have some space to share with guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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