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Private And Self Contained One Bedroom Annex With Own Courtyard Garden

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Littlebury Green Nr Saffron Walden, Essex, England - Rural Location With Beautiful Walks From The Front Door, Only 3 Miles From Saffron Walden

Churchside guest apartment is a private and self contained one bedroom annexe to Churchside house in the village of Littlebury Green, 3 miles from the attractive market town of Saffron Walden. Churchside offers the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and a great location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and local sights with easy access to London and Cambridge for day visits. There are numerous good walks straight from the front door, which can take in local pubs (for instance in Chrishall and Wendens Ambo). We hope that we have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay.


Owner
Bridget Featherstone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Bridget Featherstone

Churchside Guest Apartment is the self contained annex to Churchside House. My family and I have lived at Churchside for the last four years but it has only been in the spring of this year when we decided to rent out the apartment for holidays. We hope that it will provide a good base for happy holidays in the area, it certainly is a fabulous area to live in and we think it is would also be a great area to holiday in.

Bridget Featherstone purchased this apartment in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Julie June 2013 (2 nights): We enjoyed our stay here, has everything you need. Clean and modern. The garden area was really sweet and pretty. Very confortable stay and would recommend to friends and family. Bridget was lovely and welcoming.

Jan and Paul July 2013 (7 nights): We needed somewhere quiet and this was ideal. I did some lovely walks with the dog as advised by Jeremy, We will certainly be back as we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you both.
Jun 2013
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Map

Travel:

Stansted Airport 22km, Cambridge Airport 27km, Luton Airport 59km

Dover 185km, Felixstowe 124km

Audley End train station (for trains to London, Cambridge) 4.6km

Car essential

Distances:

Saffron Walden 3 miles

Audley End House 2 miles

Cambridge 15miles

London 60 miles (approximately 1 hour on the train)

Duxford Air museum 6 miles

Further Details:

Churchside guest apartment is 3 miles from the beautiful and historic market town of Saffron Walden, with it's varied architecture and wide range of restaurants, shops, museum, mazes, The Fry art gallery, the Lord Butler Leisure centre, and Saffron Screen cinema.

Audley End House is a stunning English Heritage property with wonderful gardens, tea rooms and play areas for children, and is only 2 miles away. Numerous events are hosted there throughout the year, and a minature railway is adjacent to Audley End House and provides some great entertainment for the younger children.

Duxford Air Museum is 6 miles and the wonderful city of Cambridge, great for punting and sight seeing, just 15 miles away.

Audley End train station is 2.5 miles away with regular direct trains into London, taking about 1 hour. There are also regular trains to Cambridge and London Stansted airport.Churchside offers the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and a great location to explore the beautiful surrounding areas and countryside.

Next door to the apartment is 'The Bumpy' which is a local nature reserve. Deer are often seen and owls heard here. There are numerous beautiful walks and cycle rides in the area, and these can easily take in local pubs

Amenities

Saffron Walden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: a double aspect room with views to the Littlebury Green 'tin tabanacle' church and views over the courtyard garden. It contains one kingsized bed, a side table with lamp, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and 2 chairs. Bed linen, hairdryer provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: One dog is welcome. If you have more than one dog or other pets to accomodate please enquire. There is free internet connection in the apartment although due to our rural location this may be slower than other locations, however it is perfectly OK for email, searches etc. Outside: The south facing secluded courtyard garden has a wrought iron table and two chairs. There are a further two wooden chairs for your comfort and convenience. Towels / Linen : Towels and bed linen are included. Other: The south facing secluded courtyard garden has a wrought iron table and two chairs. There are a further two wooden chairs for your comfort and convenience. Cancellation Policy A 20% deposit is payable to secure the booking. This is non refundable. Full payment is required at least 2 weeks prior to the date of arrival. All payments, minus deposit, will be refunded for cancellations at least 2 weeks prior to arrival date.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private And Self Contained One Bedroom Annex With Own Courtyard Garden
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Perfeito!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sítio perfeito para relaxar, casa limpa e organizada! A dona da casa muito atenciosa muito simpática, sempre pronta para ajudar, nos adoramos tudo, tanto que estamos a planejar voltarmos lá.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Estou tão feliz que você tenha gostado da sua estadia e espero vê-lo novamente em breve :) I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon :)
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Wonderful contained and homely annexe, perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

Bridget was a very welcoming and accommodating owner. There were beautiful and personal touches, Bridget generously provided biscuits, lovely fresh fruit, milk and even treats for our dog. This was gratefully appreciated. The annexe is perfect, spotlessly clean, light, private, quiet and spacious. My husband and I have stayed in various different cottages and we can say quite earnestly that it was a joy and pleasure to stay here. The annexe has every mod con you could need and think of. Bridget has put a lot of thought into this annexe to ensure the comfort of her guests. We personally thanked Bridget for all her efforts, they are deeply appreciated. The courtyard garden was great, we enjoyed hearing the birds and resident woodpecker.

We will be booking again for a longer stay. It is central to most places and has a lot of fabulous nature walks.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Thank you too for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy, I really appreciated it. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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The property was clean and adequately furnished .

  • 3 of 5

We had thought the property was more spacious when we booked . The only easily available area to eat was in the kitchen seated at a breakfast bar on rickety stools - not a good choice for pensioners ! The weather turned cold , the heater in the living room blew out unpleasant dust and smell when turned on , this appeared to be the only heating we could obtain . There was a washing machine but absolutely no means of drying anything , even our sopping wet outdoor gear after a day of walking in heavy rain . The bag for food waste under the sink was full by Monday (we eat a lot of fruit /veg ) - fortunately we were able to put this out for collection ourselves on Wednesday as the other bins were outside the gate . There were only two sauce pans for the hob top , as I am vegetarian and my husband is not , we cook separate food , two pans are not adequate. Altogether I feel it was an expensive property that did not live up to its billing .... Sorry !

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you felt that Churchside didn't live up to it's billing. I wish you had called/texted or knocked at my door and asked for the heating to be put on (the heating is controlled in the main house) I would have very happily put it on for you. It's unfortunate that the electric fire had not been used recently and so smelt dusty. I have just checked this for future guests and the dust smell has gone. This has also made me reflect that maybe I should have called round to you to check that everything was ok - however I find it can be a difficult balance respecting guest privacy and popping in to check that everything is ok. In future if we have particularly bad weather I shall check. I would also have emptied the bins for you, had you asked, although there are easily accessible bins all the time at the side of the garage (close to the parking space) which you could have used at any time. I am a little confused about the saucepans as there are in fact 5 small and one large saucepan available.There is also a drying rack available (in the cupboard to the left of the washing machine). Apologies for not showing you these things when you arrived. Apologies also for the bar stools - there is a gate legged pull out table and chairs you could have used - I would have been happy to set this up for you if you needed help. I do like to act on any comments/suggestions for improvement and I shall act on your comment that these stools are rickety by replacing them with new ones. I wish you all the best for better stays in any other future holiday accommodation .
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5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room, despite its size; very comfortable furnishings and bed; well equipped kitchen; good sized tv; bright and airy, with nice views and peaceful setting. Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds and Long Melford within easy distance on relatively quiet roads. All in all, everything a self catering place should be.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for taking the time to write such a good review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

An ideal small holiday home, great walking and location.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my stay at Churchside apartment. Very modern, clean and presentable. Had everything I needed to make my stay enjoyable. Bridget was very helpful at all stages and always replied to every message or quiry we had. Will 100% consider Churhside in the future. Thank you Bridget!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Full payment is due 30 days before the arrival date. Any deposit paid is non refundable. If you need to cancel please contact us immediately. For cancellations made up to 2 weeks before your arrival date you will not be liable for the total balance. Bookings will only be cancelled by ourselves if your accommodation was unavailable for any reason in which case we would refund the full amount paid. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

Changeover Day:
Minimum stay 2 nights. Changeover day is flexible, please contact us. Arrival is generally after 3pm and departure by 10am unless otherwise arranged.

Notes on prices:
One dog is charged at £10 extra per stay
We will offer discounts on last minute bookings, please contact us for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.