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