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Enjoy early morning tea looking over the fieldsA sitting room with a log burner and 32" TV plus DVD. Beautiful furnishings throughout
Ponds Cottage - Rural Perfection
Ponds Cottage - Rural Perfection
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Ponds Cottage, recently refurbished, has all the modern facilities. Located in open countryside. Visit England Gold Award Accommodation. Stansted Airport is 15 minutes by car. Parking available if you wish to leave your car. Deer frequent visitors!

The space

Delightful newly refurbished holiday cottage in rural setting overlooking fields and gardens of a historic grade II* farmhouse.

Guest access

Access limited to the cottage and immediate surrounding garden. No access to any farm building, workshops or other buildings within the grounds

Interaction with guests

We are always available to advise on what to do or where to go during your stay

Other things to note

Lots of wildlife generally, do not be surprise by the presence of deer in the morning roaming the garden

Extra people $14 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $96
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $124 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

The Property

Ponds Cottage is a self contained building sitting within the grounds of Grade II* farmhouse. The Hirer has the use of Ponds Cottage and its immediate garden surroundings only and not access to any of the other buildings or grounds forming part of the farm or farmhouse. Car parking is available adjacent to Ponds Cottage and is limited to two vehicles maximum


It is not permitted to exceed the 4 person maximum occupancy for the cottage, unless prior agreement is given.

Electricity and Heating

Included for most of the year. A contribution may be requested if the weather is particularly extreme or cold


Smoking is not permitted inside Ponds Cottage or any of the surrounding barns or buildings. During summer the crops are dry and therefore supervise the use of a BBQ carefully, watch the wind and extinguish the BBQ after use

Noise and Visitors

This should be kept at reasonable levels and any loud music is discouraged. We would request that any visitors leave the property at midnight

Hazards Generally

There are tractors and farm vehicles moving around particularly in the summer months and it is important to stay out of crops at this time of year. We do have a pond by the Cottage which is not fenced. Young children should be kept away from this.

Farm Buildings

Please do not enter any of the farm buildings unless accompanied by a member of the staff

Bed Linen and Towels

Bed linen and towels are provided. Towels must remain inside the property and should not be used as beach towels. If you are staying in a property for 2 weeks or more, bed linen and towels can be changed weekly on request.


Tents can be erected with prior agreement

Return of Personal Belongings

In the event of any items being left in the property, we will attempt to locate, collect, package & post the items back to you, but return cannot be guaranteed. There may be costs associated and we will be reimbursed for these costs prior to incurring the costs.

Arrivals and Departures

Ponds Cottage will be available after 4pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. Please do not arrive early, or depart late (unless previously arranged), as time is needed to thoroughly clean the property between holiday lets. On arrival for collection of keys please arrive between 4pm and 6pm

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Marilyn User Profile
June 2017
The cottage was very beautifully decorated and clean. Rupert was very responsive to all our inquiries . We would definitely highly recommend this cottage as a great place to stay. We would stay there again.

Rachel User Profile
May 2017
A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage was clean and comfortable with a cosy log burner and lovely views. Watching the rabbits and squirrels out of the window over breakfast was a bonus.

Janet User Profile
April 2017
If you are looking for peace and tranquility, Pond Cottage is just the ticket. Set in a farm property, miles from anywhere, with nothing but bunnies and squirrels for neighbours, this is pure relaxation. The cottage itself has been built to a very high standard with very modern kitchen and bath, comfortable sitting room and television with loads of channels. About 5 miles away via country lanes, you will find Saffron Walden, a sweet Tudor town with great shops, including a Waitrose. This is a wonderful home-away-from-home allowing you to explore Essex and Suffolk in comfort.

Don User Profile
April 2017
Pond Cottage was the perfect place, quiet, clean, well appointed.....Rupert was the perfect host...just loved the whole experience!!

Christine User Profile
April 2016
We've happily booked with Rupert again. Nice house, comfortable & clean.

Christine User Profile
March 2016
The property is clean and spacious. The host is easy to communicate with and very responsive to any questions. We will defiantly book again.

Christine User Profile
February 2016
It was a very nice place. Modern, clean and spacious in a rural setting. Very helpful hosts. Will happily book again.

Joined in May 2015
Rupert User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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