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“DREADFUL B&B NO BREAKFAST”
Review of Ivy Cottage

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Ivy Cottage
Ranked #2 of 2 High Ongar B&B and Inns
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“DREADFUL B&B NO BREAKFAST”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

On booking this b&b we were sold on how nice the large full english breakfast, included in price, sounded. On arriving at Ivy Cottage, a woman came out to us with her young daughter and informed us that no breakfast would be available, with no apology, as her daughter was going to a new school!!! and she would take £10 off price which she wanted to be paid straight away, (we are three adults, myself partner and daughter) so only £10 seemed unfair not to mention no breakfast.

We were still not happy but could do nothing. We attended a wedding close by and returned to Ivy Cottage at 12.00 midnight by taxi. We rang the buzzer on gate for about 10 minutes with no response, then found a gap next to gate for my partner to push through and knock on door. The same arrogant woman came out very angry that he had woken her up and to stop knocking on her door and he had woken up her child.!!!!! We then carried on being abused verbally by the woman and she threatened to throw us out and call the Police, for which we did nothing to deserve apart from the worst mistake of ever booking this dreadful b&b. We left in the morning with no sign of anyone around.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Pauline L
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Burnley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 2, 2013

After a rocky start to our trip on the a1 in a multicar pile up . We arrived at this enchanting place with lovely hosts. The rooms were excellent modern fresh and stylish. The breakfast was first class a really first rate package. A lovely local pub just up the road and definately somewhere we would stay again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Daz N
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We came to stay here for a friends wedding. Would definitely recommend this lovely B&B. The house is lovely, Ivy and Bernard were so friendly and made us feel very well looked after. Plus they do a mean breakfast!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lucy H
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, a beautiful location and the rooms were excellently furnished and equipped. We were very well looked after by Ivy and Bernhard. The breakfast we had both mornings was fantastic. We were attending a wedding at Blake Hall near by and we would definetly recommend Ivy Cottages.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Phil M
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Tarragona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Having lived abroad for almost ten years now, we are used to travelling back and forth between the UK and Spain for all of our family and friends events. After too many unsatisfactory stays at chain "hotels" we decided to stay at Ivy Cottage whilst attending a wedding at nearby Mulberry House. We couldn't have been happier with our decision.

Our room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean (unlike other places we've stayed). We had a huge en suite shower room and all the facilities we could possibly want or need. Breakfast was phenomenal, just what we needed after a wedding celebration, beautifully cooked, served and presented and fantastically abundant, which my husband, the bottomless pit, definitely appreciated! We even joked about whether or not he could eat all the toast Ivy kept bringing to the table! (he couldn't)

Ivy could not have been nicer or more helpful. The only downside was that due to the terrible weather over the weekend, we weren't able to enjoy the beautiful garden more. That and the fact we were only there for one night!!

I would definitely come again and would reccommend Ivy Cottage to anyone visiting the area. Thanks for a lovely stay x

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank loudmouthTarragona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Just wanted to thank Ivy for making us feel so welcome last night. The rooms are comfortable, well equipped and beautifully furnished and the breakfast was hearty and delicious.

We stayed to attend a wedding at Gaynes Park and this was a great location. Ivy recommended a reliable and well priced taxi firm and the journey was only about 10 minutes.

If you are looking for a comfortable and good value overnight stay, Ivy Cottages is perfect.

  • Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank HCE1982
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Exceptional value while being of the highest standard
True Bed & Breakfast, you feel like one of the family rather than a faceless guest in a chain hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank MaureenNthLondon
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Additional Information about Ivy Cottage

Property: Ivy Cottage
Address: Ivy Cottage Toot Hill Road | Greensted Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Ongar > High Ongar
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in High Ongar
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Ivy Cottage Ongar/High Ongar

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