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“Lovely people, lovely place”
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The Cottage B&B
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The Cottage B&B
Ranked #9 of 15 Takeley B&B and Inns
essex
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely people, lovely place”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed here when flying from stansted, it is the most beautiful per Tudor building, we were given two rooms at the top a staircase double bed with on suite for me and my husband with a very clean travel cot then across the landing my daughter stayed in a twin. Both rooms were immaculate. The owners were very welcoming and even dropped us free ofcharge to a local pub they recommended. We had an early start so missed out on breakfast. Would love to return for a weekend visit

  • Stayed July 2012
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed here for one night prior to leaving for Cyprus the following day. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room. It was in keeping with the age of the building but with all the mod cons.

We slept well, unusual for me in a strange bed, and enjoyed an excellent breakfast before leaving for the airport.

We are already looking forward to our next visit. Our taxi was organised for us and we felt comfortable and at home.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

WE LOVE YOU JAN AND MICHAEL! Can we stay again?

We're nearly half-way through our trip through Europe and this has been far and away the most historic and affordable B&B we have stayed in (we're in the 20s now...). What a blessing after 13 hours on a plane to be led through a 400 year old house with exposed beams and whitewashed walls, past the beautiful fireplace to the reading room and up the tiny warped staircase to our abode.

Jan and Michael are just lovely and always ready for a chat, absolutely the best place (and at only 55 pounds a night, one of the cheapest) around Stanstead. May they be there forever!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank stoddski
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Scotland
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed here for three nights for a family wedding and we could not have found a better place to base ourselves.It is very handy for Stansted airport, we had people arriving by bus and train as well as plane. If you like wonderful old cottages with character,good and friendly service , excellent breakfasts and help and advice on tap then this is the place for you. It is not a travel lodge and all the better for that.It is comfortable and a relaxing place to stay and far better than than many B&Bs twice the price

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying here on June 17th 20ll, after searching the web a cple of days was sick of the same old crap! Dont know how i stumbled across this place but what a pleasure, Jan was the pefect host and even drove us to the pub up the road for an evening meal! Very nice comfortable room and ensuite, i very rarely sleep and found myself having a good rest in the comfy bed, my 3 year old Henry ejoyed the little bed she made up for him, we opted for the continental breakfast and am sad to say we could not eat that much at 7am as we were full from the evening meal the night before, it looked lovley and we enjoyed what we ate, the perfect place to start your holiday and only minutes from Stansted airport, excellent rates and value safe parking, highly recomend! Paul , Nicola & Henry Lockwood

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

We stayed at this B & B before and after our trip to France in September. We found the room to be very comfortable, very historical, exceptionally clean, the bed very comfortable, tea and coffee making available in the room and downstairs the use of a beautiful lounge room. Takeley is a delightful village and good walking directly from the Cottage. Mine hosts Jan and Michael the most delightful people you would ever wish to meet - very helpful and hospitable. The location of The Cottage is very quiet and relaxing. The full English breakfast was magnificent and kept us going during our long trip back to Australia. When we visit Europe again our first stop will be at The Cottage. All in all top of the range and highly recommended to others.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Molly255103
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Comox, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2008

We were very happy to return to this bed and breakfast. As expected, it was just as nice as the last time. We had the family suite, which consisted of one room with 2 single beds for our daughters (w/ their own t.v.) and another room for us with a very comfy queen sized bed.

We had the continental breakfast again and were pleased with the variety of food that was served - fresh/dried fruits, cereal, yogurt, cheeses, sliced meats, various bread/buns, coffee, tea, juice or milk.

We also explored the area a bit more this time, since we were there for more days. There are quite a few walking trails to take, which are especially nice on warm evenings. There is a pub and take out restaurant as well, that had good fish and chips. We also went to the Hatfield Forest (National Trust) which has many walking trails and is suitable for people of all ages. You do have to pay to visit it. This time, we also went into Great Dunmow which is just a 15 minute drive away and they have plenty of restaurants and take aways that are open later in the evening for your supper.

The Smiths are great hosts and we hope to return again one day. Although I doubt all four of us will be going for a 3rd year in a row!

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: The Cottage B&B
Address: Jack's Lane | Nr Bishop's Stortford, Takeley, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Takeley
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Ranked #9 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Takeley
Number of rooms: 3
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The Cottage B&B Takeley, United Kingdom

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