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Edge of Forest Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Dating from 1850, this delightful 2 bed cottage on the edge of Epping Forest, Essex . 2mins walk to Buckhurst Hill Central line tube, makes it the ideal base to visit London. (15 mins Stratford International, Olympic Park, Westfield shopping & 35 mins Oxford Circus) Locally, the fashionable Queens Road shopping area features lively traditional pubs, bars and restaurants. Facilities for horse riding and golf are also nearby.

The cottage has recently been redecorated throughout and features 2 light and airy bedrooms with plenty of storage space. A cosy cottage lounge, tiled shower room and fully fitted kitchen. There is also a conservatory leading to a small private garden next to the forest.

With advance bookings of 7 nights+, Parking can be provided on request.

We also now have free wifi.

More Details

Jon Durrant
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018


Buckhurst Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Wash basin, mirror, W/C. Shower, (no bath).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two light and airy ground floor double bedrooms (easy wheelchair access). Plenty of storage.
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Personal Training available on request.


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Edge of Forest Cottage
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Cottage Buckhurst Hill

  • 3 of 5

Most enjoyable stay perfect location for us ,very good area . JON was most accommodating, reserving parking, arrival, and key pickup so promptly.

Edge of Forest met all of our needs .

Thank you Catherine Cape Town

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cupertino, CA, USA

Great location, great host, very informal cottage

  • 4 of 5

Having our own cottage was great. It's only 1.5 from a main shopping street (including a grocery store), and ~5 blocks from a tube station. The rooms and beds are small (double beds), but all the facilities were there (including a washing machine!). The host was incredibly helpful. Wifi was good. For the price, it was a great deal.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Buffy. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. You're very welcome. Great guests.
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Johns cottage was perfect for what my fiancé and I were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

John is a great guy and we nicknamed his cottage our diamond in the rough. 5 minute walk to train station. Pub on the corner and shops were 2 blocks away. We didn't want to leave and would definitely stay here again. Thanks again John for letting me, Amy, and our daughter stay at your place. It was a privilege and an experience we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

Just got back to the US after spending 11 nights here. Five minutes walk from the Central Line tube station means quick and easy access to Central London (approx 30 mins). A terrific pub at the end of the street (1 min walk), and many good restaurants and a large supermarket are within 5 minutes' walk.

The cottage is cute and we were glad of the washer, although a dryer would have been more convenient than hanging laundry in the conservatory. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had what we needed, and the TV and wifi kept us in touch with the world outside. We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian & Viv, Everett & Monica. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thankyou for choosing Edge of Forest Cottage as a base, for your holiday in London. Also, I would like to thankyou for leaving the cottage in very good order, on your departure. Comments on drying arrangements are duly noted. We are always looking to improve our visitors holiday experience.
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Cottage as described in advertisment

  • 4 of 5

We (3 people) stayed 7 nights in this cottage and enjoyed having two bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped so we could prepare our meals with ease. On the way to the station is a well stocked supermarket (Waitrose). Buckhurst Hill is located in zone 5 of central line. So buy an Oyster card and start your trip into London after 9:30 a.m.!!

The communication with the owner was perfect. He always responded very quickly to my requests. We had a good WiFi connection.

The pub around the corner has a beer garden which is behind the plot of the cottage. The noise coming from there was moderate.

The only thing we missed was a hair dryer, but all in all we had a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much Christiane. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. You're very welcome. Lovely guests, thankyou for leaving the cottage in very good order.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Colts (traditional country pub)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Buckhurst Hill (central line)
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Queens Rd ( Various)
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Perfect base for a holiday in London.Good transport access to Stratford, The City and West End.

The local area features Epping Forest, local traditional pub. Waitrose supermarket, library, ATM, shops and restaurants, playground.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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