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52 Stortford Road near Stansted Airport, Great Dunmow CM6 1DN England
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Great Dunmow
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Harwood House offers bed & breakfast accommodation only a few miles from Stansted Airport. A short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants, friendly welcome guaranteed; a comfortable, relaxing night's sleep and delicious home-cooked breakfast. The owner is a licensed taxi driver and provides a park and fly service, call for a quote. All bedrooms en-suite with Freeview TV, free wireless internet access, guest conservatory, guest lounge and license to serve alcohol. Children welcome.
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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goanjock wrote a review Apr 2020
The Stunning Highlands39,516 contributions1,862 helpful votes
I am shocked that in this time of crisis there are business's out there who are happy to profit (despite incurring no costs to themselves) out of the misfortune of others. We were recently stranded in India due to the lockdown but eventually managed to secure repatriation flights in to the Stansted Airport (original flights were to Heathrow and then onwards to Inverness) at short notice. This meant a long flight followed by car hire and a ten hour drive home so at the last minute we decided to book here through Booking.com. We should have arrived at 7pm but there were three flight delays which I communicated to the Guest House. The final delay meant that we didn't get through arrivals until after 6am so we were unable to use the room. There were still rooms available so the Guest House wasn't full and they didn't even respond to my final message but simply marked the booking as cancelled which closed the message option down on Booking.com. The information from Booking.com was that the cost of the booking was £0 so I was very surprised when the credit card bill arrived and I had been charged directly by Harwood House. I contacted them to query this and his excuse was that he woke every hour through the night to see if the door had gone which is simply not true as the last message he sent me was to say to phone when we arrived and he would wake up and let us in. I wouldn't encourage anyone to use any business who decides to take advantage out of the current crisis to profiteer despite incurring no costs themselves so effectively taking money for nothing whilst showing not one ounce of empathy. I certainly would say to anyone to think twice about booking to stay here in the future due to their complete lack of business morals. There are so many other businesses out there who have rallied round to show true business morals in these tough times so I would suggest you give them your business instead.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Response from nicola_bradley, Owner at Harwood House
Responded Apr 26, 2020
Dear Sir, We are saddened that you feel that our morals are not in the right place. However I would like to explain the reason that we charged you for the booking. Firstly, You had booked on booking.com on a non-refundable policy. Also we were in contact with yourself during the day of arrival to make you at ease that it did not matter the time you arrived, as our door would always be open for you in this difficult time. I hope you can take into account, we struggled to sleep through the night fully expecting to greet you with open arms. At 6am roughly the morning after your arrival date you informed us you would not longer need the booking. After receiving your last email we contacted booking.com who informed us we were well within our right to charge for the booking. They then explained we were to take the monies and they were going to follow up with an email to yourself explaining that this was the case. (They have clarified that this was sent) Our business has never profited at anytime from others sadness and the business is actually fighting to stay alive. So this is why we need to stick to our cancellation policy’s as we are struggling to stay afloat as it is. We are trying our best to stay open for all essential stays (including key workers) and people like yourself who are stranded. We are one of a few in local area running at a loss to try and make this possible. We would like to offer you a stay free of charge for the future, when the world is back to some normality. We wish you and your family to keep safe in this unprecedented time. Best wishes, Harwood House B&B.
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Mystertoo wrote a review Feb 2020
Halifax, United Kingdom39 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 weeks while working in Braintree which is about 15 minutes away. Nicola and Tom are great hosts, the rooms are spotlessly clean, a nice size and as another post has said, the beds are very comfortable. I slept very well while I stayed here. There is a Tesco in walking distance and an Indian restaurant opposite that was very nice. There is ample parking on a private drive outside. I cannot comment on the breakfast as I was always out early and stayed on a room only basis, but it always smelled really nice as I left in each morning as I left. I would have no hesitation in recommending here to stay, it is a far better option than some of the national chain hotels in the area and competitively priced. Many thanks to Nicola and Tom Regards Gareth
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from nicola_bradley, Owner at Harwood House
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear Gareth, We would like to thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us here at Harwood House B&B. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future and until then we wish you all the best. Kind regards, Nicola & Tom.
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Steve C wrote a review Feb 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom13 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed here in February 2020 overnight on my 70th Birthday with my wife. The beds are so comfy I'd like to take one home. The breakfast was to die for with the best crispy bacon ever. The hosts are very young, delightfully so and nothing is too much trouble for them. There is a bonus across the road where you will find a lovely welcoming pub and Indian restaurant. Thanks Tom and Nicole.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from nicola_bradley, Owner at Harwood House
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Steve, Thank you for your kind words about us and our home. It was a pleasure to have you stay here at Harwood House B&B and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Nicola & Tom.
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rosie1307uk wrote a review Oct 2019
Hunstanton, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first visit at Harwood house . A great find for staying before our flight . Nicola and Tom are very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable room and a great breakfast, best mushrooms I’ve very had . The transport to airport and pick was great . Looking forward next year visit and would recommend this place.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Penny wrote a review Oct 2019
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Excellent overnight stay before an early morning flight in welcoming and very comfortable surroundings. Nothing was too much trouble, expert airport transfers and good parking, would definitely go again
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from nicola_bradley, Owner at Harwood House
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you back at Harwood House in the future. Until then we wish you well. Best wishes, Nicola & Tom. Harwood House B&B.
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$77 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexGreat Dunmow
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harwood House
Which popular attractions are close to Harwood House?
Nearby attractions include Talliston House & Gardens (0.1 miles), Great Dunmow Maltings (0.5 miles), and Great Dunmow Comedy Club (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Harwood House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Harwood House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Harwood House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Samui Thai Cuisine, Square 1 Restaurant, and The Star Inn Restaurant with Rooms.
Does Harwood House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Harwood House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Harwood House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Great Dunmow.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harwood House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Harwood House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mountfitchet Castle (6.9 miles), Thaxted (5.7 miles), and Thaxted Parish Church (5.7 miles).