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The Cottage Birchanger

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   71 Birchanger Lane, Birchanger CM23 5QA, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Birchanger B&B and Inns
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent one night at this bed and breakfast. The location is nice and if you were taking a flight from Stanstead Airport would be ideal. Soundproofing between rooms is very bad and the room decor is definitely stuck in the 1990's so could definitely do with some updating but I undersand that it is under new ownership so hopefully this... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even an overnight pre-flight stay can bring unexpected pleasures. No disrespect to the major hotel chains but for a restful stay for one or two, this Guest House provides an oasis of tranquility just a short way from the airport. An immediate warm welcome from Phillip whose presence is reassuring but never intrusive. The Three Willows pub qv. Is well... More

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Westport, Ireland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a beautiful location - off the beaten track - and yet so close to airport and large towns.A charming and characterful old building with lots of nooks & crannies.So different! Had such a warm and pleasant welcome from Phillip who took time to show me around and made me feel genuinely welcome.Room was large and spacious overlooking the garden.After... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We booked a one night stay at the Cottage Guest House as we had a wedding to attend in Bishops Stortford. The location of the property is in the village of Birchanger which in itself is a lovely village. The house is set in very quiet, pretty private grounds. We were shown to our room by the new owner of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Last weekend my son married in Farham, a village nearby. I was lucky enough to be recommended The Cottage for all our friends to stay. from the first moment I contacted John and Angela ( the proprietors ) they were superb, incredibly professional and helpful. We occupied every room. Their standards are high, accommodation beautifully comfortable and squeaky clean. The... More

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Granada, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

A homely B&B close to Stansted airport. Stayed 2 nights and were made very welcome, in lovely surroundings. Breakfasts were excellent. Gardens were beautifully laid out and the breakfast room overlooked them, which was very pleasant. Rooms spacious and comfortable. The owners were most friendly, helpful, and attentive to needs.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed here for one night for a friend's 50th Birthday Party. Really friendly and helpful service. Clean rooms and a great breakfast.Beautiful house and gardens.

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I stayed at the cottage from June to December 2011, whilst working on business in Bishop Stortford. Overall the place was superb. The owners are very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The location is charming in a lovely setting in the village which is very convenient for Stanstead Airport. Each room has been tastefully decorated and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

First and foremost for me and one that influences most what I say about a B&B or Hotel etc is the quality of the people providing the service. In this respect the Cottage scores very highly; from my first contact with Sue over the phone to my early arrival Sue was pleasant, accommodating and well just nice...... I had the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

A lovely house, beautiful inside and out very friendly helpful staff easy to understand directions. Great breakfast!

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Address: 71 Birchanger Lane, Birchanger CM23 5QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Birchanger
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Birchanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage Birchanger 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We do our very best to ensure that everyone is comfortably accommodated and made most welcome. The Cottage is to be found in the village of Birchanger which lies between a large ancient wood and the farmland of the peaceful Stort Valley.It is a quiet village despite its proximity to Stansted Airport, M11 and Bishop's Stortford.A friendly bed and breakfast guest house with 14 bedrooms ranging from single, double and twin en-suite and only a short journey time of 10 minutes makes it ideal Stansted Airport accommodation. ... more   less 
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