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“New Year stay”
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Comfy converted cottage holiday home. Large log burner.
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Comfy converted cottage holiday home. Large log burner.
Enter through wood porch into unique stable yard paved entrance. Stunning views over 7 acres that awe bordered by the river Pant.
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5 reviews
Comfy converted cottage holiday home. Large log burner.
Enter through wood porch into unique stable yard paved entrance.
Stunning views over 7 acres that awe bordered by the river Pant.
Wood Log burner keeps cottage cosy in cooler times.
Spacious wet room.
River Pant borders the property and runs through the village.
Stunning views across fields down to the river.
Fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Also has large oven,hob and microwave
Famous Tiptree produce at Bosworts, Finchingfield. Also has fabulous parlour ice cream
Finchingfield less than a mile away.
Due to wooden structure and proximity of hay and straw there is no smoking anywhere on the premises
Incredibly comfortable  double bed in very pretty room with lots of storage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, England

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Very good - based on 5 reviews
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LarryUk
UK
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“New Year stay”
Reviewed 1 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Great quiet location, in nice village. Perfect for horse lovers as you're in the stable yard! Nice to watch them watching us! VERY warm, didn't need to use the log burner. Comfy bed, good shower, well equipped, nice host and friendly neighbour! Thank you to Cathryn for providing milk,tea,coffee,sugar,bread and lots of chocolates. Lovely walking from the door, pretty villages nearby (Finchingfield is gorgeous), great countryside etc... Would stay again. Only negatives would be the shower in the wet room which needs a mop / squeegee to clear the floor otherwise you can't get to the toilet without walking through a puddle and the tumble drier was dirty inside, looked as if it had been previously used to dry horse blankets??!

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nikaspey2...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay amidst grassy pastures with horses”
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Had a great stay for over a month with great views across horse pastures surrounded by woods. A really charming introduction to the thatched cottage villages of Essex if all you know is city Essex.

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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thank you. Unfortunate that a storm / lightening took out the wifi for a few days ... all born with great patience. Hopefully see you again soon. Cathryn Smith
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Sue C
Finchingfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cosy home from home”
Reviewed 18 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My husband and I stayed at Stabes Retreat midweek for 3 nights. THe cottage is both welcoming and charming with a wood burner in the lounge for those chilly nights. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen was well equipped.
The views from the cottage, over the paddocks, are stunning and uninterrupted with plenty of walking available from the doorstep.
The village has two very good pubs both serving food at lunch and in the evening with the bonus that they are within walking distance to the Retreat.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you for making us so welcome.

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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Cathryn Smith
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