2 bedroom 1 bathroom 1 shower room in peaceful location in the heart of the medieval quarter with a private courtyard garden.
About Deborah Wheatley
This cottage was bought to be my personal bolt hole when visiting England and also a home to share with my friends and family as I am currently living in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I have dual British and American citizenship having moved to the USA 17 years ago. The cottage is my personal pride and joy and it will be a pleasure for me to share it with you.
Deborah Wheatley purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Deborah Wheatley chose Saffron Walden
I fell in love with the cottage in 2012 while visiting Saffron Walden; it was so pretty with roses around the door and only a 5 minute walk from the town's restaurants and shops. I had lived in Saffron Walden before moving to Chicago, USA in 1999 and now live in Fort Lauderdale , Florida. I am very happy to have bought the cottage with a view to my husband and I retiring there in a few years time. I love Saffron Walden with its historic centre and market place and the cottage's location, though in a very quiet street, is only a few minutes from the shops, market place, pubs and restaurants making it unnecessary to drive anywhere when in town. The cottage is only 25 minutes drive from the centre of Cambridge and a 45 minute train ride to the London Underground.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you are looking for a romantic period cottage to spend a week or weekend this cottage is an ideal match. 15th century charm with brand new plumbing, kitchen and bathrooms. It's location between Cambridge and London make it an ideal base for visiting the UK as the Audley End train station with its regular service to both cities is a 10 minute drive away making it unnecessary to drive into the cities. It is also perfectly situated for touring the East Anglia area including Suffolk and Norfolk. The cottage oozes character from every beam and has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Audley End Park is only a 5 minute walk away from the cottage meaning you can enjoy the English countryside as well as all that the town itself offers.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside on the patio .
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Due to the age of the house absolutely no candles or naked flames can be used in the cottage but we do provide LED flickering candles for your use
Bookings only accepted one year in advance.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely short break
A charming cottage with an excellent location, close to pubs and restaurants. Very comfortable for a party of four.
We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage and location was perfect.
Dear Alison, thank you so much for your very kind words and we do hope that you will come back to Drake Cottage sometime in the future. Over 60 % of our guests are return customers which we love.
Lovely property cozy and quaint. Close to the center. Great walking area
Beautiful character cottage in excellent location.
Incredibly pretty, well presented chocolate box cottage with all the amenities you need. Great communication with owner and property manager. Conveniently located near pubs, restaurants and Waitrose and a short drive to Audley End, the miniature steam train and Duxford. Hope to return again next year.
Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind review and we will look forward to welcoming you back to Drake Cottage in the future. Sounds like you had a fun packed stay.
Great location, beautifully restored cottage...as pictured
Thank you so much for staying at Drake Cottage and so glad you enjoyed the location . I do hope we can welcome you back on another occasion
Very comfortable clean property, warm and cosy. Everything you could need including dressing gowns
Convenient for wandering round the town of Saffron Walden. Cottage set in quiet little alleyway off the main street near to the shops and restaurants. Big car park within walking distance for when we arrived before we could get into the cottage. Would thoroughly recommend.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Drake Cottage and so glad you enjoyed your stay. That little alleyway that comes out opposite the church is such a great little short cut into the town and once you set foot in it on your return you feel like you're already home.
I do hope we can welcome you back in the future.
Stansted airport 12 miles
Railway station Audley End 2 miles - travel time to London , Liverpool Street 1 hour. M11 access within 3 miles.
Cambridge 15 miles, London 40 miles, Audley End House and Garden 3 miles.
Saffron Walden Town Trail, Museum and Castle 200m.
Fry Art Gallery and Bridge End Gardens two minutes walk away.
Several public houses, restaurants and local shops in easy walking distance including post office and tourist information.
A post office, several banks and supermarket are within 10 minutes walk.