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Relax in the hot tub
Beautiful character lounge/dining area
Lounge area
Dining area
Character property with a contemporary kitchen
View through to hallway
King-size bedroom the exposed beams
Bathroom with roll top bath
Bathroom detail
View looking towards the property
A great place to relax
Rear garden with hot tub & patio area
1 / 12  Relax in the hot tub
2 / 12  Beautiful character lounge/dining area
3 / 12  Lounge area
4 / 12  Dining area
5 / 12  Character property with a contemporary kitchen
6 / 12  View through to hallway
7 / 12  King-size bedroom the exposed beams
8 / 12  Bathroom with roll top bath
9 / 12  Bathroom detail
10 / 12  View looking towards the property
11 / 12  A great place to relax
12 / 12  Rear garden with hot tub & patio area

Goddards Mead

Thaxted, Essex
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic couples holiday cottage with hot tub, close to the pretty village of Thaxted
  • Great for walkers with a multitude of local footpaths to explore including Turpins Trail leading to the birth place of Dick Turpin
  • Saffron Walden is close by, with its independent shops and restaurants or visit  Audley End House and Gardens with Audley End Miniature Railway
Property code: 51222

This converted farm building has been beautifully transformed into a light and airy cottage offering a tranquil getaway in idyllic rural surroundings for couples.

This lovingly restored former brew house is located on a farm next to the owner’s home and within walking distance of the pretty village of Thaxted, a picture-perfect Essex village, with a windmill and local museum, ancient guildhall, and a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. Just a short drive away is the market town of Saffron Walden with its wide selection of independent shops, Audley End House and Gardens with its miniature railway is a great family day out and a little further afield is the beautiful city of Cambridge famed for its architecture and majestic college buildings. For those who like the great outdoors, there are some great local walks which can be finished with a stop at the local pub, which is the birthplace of Dick Turpin, for a spot of refreshment.

Enter via the front door into a spacious glass lobby area where there is space for dropping off shoes and hanging coats. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is full of character and charm with exposed beams and original brickwork. The lounge area has a comfy sofa – which can be made into a sofa bed on request, an armchair, wood burner, Smart TV, DVD and a CD player. The kitchen/diner area is fully-equipped with an electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher,  coffee machine and a dining table and chairs for four. There is a sumptuous king-size bedroom and a bathroom with a shower, slipper bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside, there is a hot tub, -perfect for relaxing, a patio table and chairs for four, a gas BBQ and hot and cold water taps, useful for muddy paws after a long walk. Enclosed rear patio garden.There is off-road parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and coffee machine
  • Hot tub
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Under floor heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub, restaurant within walking distance
  • The cottage is located approx. 7miles from Stansted Airport
  • Sleeps 2+1 - small double sofa bed in the lounge 

Liz Johnson

This property is personally managed by Liz.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 23rd July 2021

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Absolutely stunning cottage, much bigger then it looks in the pictures. Had a fantastic weekend for my partners 40th. Owners are lovely people and so is their dog Bonnie who provided us with lots of entertainment which we loved. Beautiful farm too. We cant wait to book again

Reviewed by Mary 4th June 2021

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Very nice cottage. Ideal for a quiet break if you don't mind aeroplanes (at night mostly) as its quite near to Stanstead airport. Hot tub is lovely!

Reviewed by Georgina 28th May 2021

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Everything about this rural escape was perfect. Owners were extremely welcoming and had thought of everything needed to ensure the comfort of the visitors. Cottage had everything we needed and the hot tub was a bonus. They even managed to organise the perfect weather! Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Penny 21st May 2021

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It was a lovely stay and lovely place, and well equipped. Lovely bathroom and hot tub! we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Reviewed by Jan 8th May 2021

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Little Gem - Beautiful Cottage with everything you need, you dont need to bring anything. I overloaded the car not realising how well equiped the whole cottage is. Welcome pack has all information you need to know about the cottage and menus which was very well thought out. Thankyou for the little extras for our dogs and us. Owners, Sharon and RobeRead morert very quick to respond if you need to ask anything. K9's loved it - enclosed garden a bonus. Hot tub amazing. Thanks for the lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 30th April 2021

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Just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Goddards Mead. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The hosts are very warm and welcoming and despite being on a working farm it felt like a little tranquil haven.

Reviewed by Danielle 27th April 2021

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Reviewed by Anthony 23rd April 2021

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Another fantastic stay at Goddards Mead. Fantastic cottage in every way. We will be back need I say more.

Reviewed by Aimee 18th April 2021

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My partner and I have just returned from a lovely four nights away at this cottage. Lovely helpful owners which do not intrude and are there if you need them. Large fenced off garden ideal for our dog. Fully equipped cottage with everything you need. We used the bbq one of evenings. Brilliant hot tub! We would definitely return and have already recRead moreommended to friends. Thankyou for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 23rd December 2020

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We had an amazing week stay over Christmas. The location is perfect & quiet with Thaxted a short walk away which is a beautiful town. The barn is located off the main road so you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The barn is clean, comfy &spacious with the added luxury of the hot tub &log burner. The owners are lovely, whilst they're next Read moredoor they aren't remotely intrusive but are there to help with whatever needed. I can't say enough nice things about this place & can't wait to return Hide

Reviewed by Chandni 11th December 2020

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I went to this cottage for my birthday and it was beautiful! We had such a lovely time there. It was very cosy, comfortable and warm. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the utensils- the hosts were amazing they provided us with extra milk , complimentary prosecco bottle and a coffee machine with capsules. They also helped us set up the bbq andRead more hot tub. The hot tub was the best ! Very spacious , and warm and had multicoloured lights. Definitely recommend staying here Hide

Reviewed by Clare 30th October 2020

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Secluded chilled weekend for me and my other half. Warm friendly welcome and left us to it which was perfect The property is beautiful and set on a working farm Will definitely book again

Reviewed by Jake 18th October 2020

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Lovely ,very well equipped cottage with in closed garden for the dog, lovely few days away would 100% recommend

Reviewed by Graeme 28th September 2020

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The cottage was simply lovely

Reviewed by Tony 6th September 2020

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Absolutely beautiful cottage. Lovely & clean. Top end! Excellent quality towels, bedding. Kitchen has everything you need. Coffee machine was a great touch. Gorgeous bathroom. Hot tub is wonderful. We loved our stay here. Plenty of great places around. Loved the working farm setting. Owners lovely and unobtrusive even though only nextdoor.

Reviewed by Richard 1st September 2020

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Very pleasent and great for dogs.

Reviewed by Stephen 28th August 2020

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This is a lovely romantic barn conversion in a peaceful, beautiful location. The hot-tub is a great feature. There are plenty of walkIng opportunities in the area. Our long w/e was not enough - we could have stayed for a week. A previous guest complained about airplane noises - we didnt hear many and those we did certainly didnt disturb us whatsoevRead moreer. We took ear plugs in case but didnt use them. Highly recommended property. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 21st August 2020

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Great to have a holiday home that has hot tub AND allows dogs!

Reviewed by Brian 7th August 2020

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A lovely cottage with everything we needed. The gas barbeque and hot tub were used everyday.

Reviewed by Dannielle 31st July 2020

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Stunning cottage that was very well equipped with everything you need.

Reviewed by Shirley 24th July 2020

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Very clean and cosy. Lovely welcome from friendly owners. Lots of walks for the dogs. Close to Thaxted and Dunmow. Superb hot tub for relaxing. A lovely place to relax. Would recommend

Reviewed by Jean 20th July 2020

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Ideal setting for a quiet getaway in the edge of the village of Thaxted. Cottage is modern but has lots of character too. It was a good location to explore Essex from via car and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Kelsie-Mae 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Malcolm 7th February 2020

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A Lovely property very warm and cosy in a nice country location and near to its beautiful historic village .

Reviewed by C 21st December 2019

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Quite and remote

Reviewed by N 13th December 2019

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We had a wonderful stay. It was very special.

Reviewed by Jill 6th December 2019

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A very well appointed barn conversion in a quiet location apart from being under the Stansted flight path. Lovely big bedroom, bath/shower room and kitchen lounge. Wood burning stove, huge hot tub. Not really able to walk to Thaxsted- busy road with no path.

Reviewed by Carol 18th November 2019

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Beautiful cottage equipped with everything you could need.Location was perfect and quiet and even though the temperature was minus 4, the hot tub was bliss.Will definately go again.

Reviewed by Alan 13th November 2019

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This was a fantastic break for us. Thaxted is quiet little place to relax with lots of suitable walks in the area. The cottage itself was beautifully done up and the hot tub was a nice way to relax in the evening! Can definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Stephen 8th November 2019

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I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Its very cosy and romantic, excellent facilities and the owner is very friendly and welcoming. Lovely hot tub along along with the whole place. Its ideal for a romantic break. Me and my girlfriend loved it.

Reviewed by Emma 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Ruth 4th October 2019

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Beautiful cottage in quiet rural farm within easy walk to local interesting village, great for a relaxing time with someone special

Reviewed by Pam 23rd September 2019

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Beautifully clean, warm building. Excellent facilities. Great hot tub. Friendly and helpful owners. Lovely area for exploring. Good accessibility for anyone with mobility problems. But... no-one mentioned the planes! Definitely not peaceful and sleep disturbed all week.

Reviewed by Maria 13th September 2019

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Reviewed by Paul 9th September 2019

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by David 30th August 2019

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We had a lovely relaxing week couldnt have ask for more went last year place was spot on again this year

Reviewed by Tim 23rd August 2019

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Fabulous cottage, everything you could ask for a perfect holiday. Beautiful surrounding villages and dog walks. Helpful hosts but definitely not intrusive.

Reviewed by Didem 16th August 2019

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We had such a lovely rest. Owners are very nice! We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Carol 9th August 2019

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This is a delightful barn conversion which is very close to Thaxted. If you have a dog they will love the fact that there are plenty of walking areas around. Everything is provided for in the cottage and the jacuzzi is great. So lovely and warm and relaxing.

Reviewed by Deborah 5th August 2019

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Beautiful characterful accommodated located on a working farm. Very well equipped. Set in beautiful countryside ideal for walking with many footpaths. Very friendly and sociable hosts.

Reviewed by Carrie 2nd August 2019

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This cottage was beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing. The hot tub was a fantastic extra! We would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Tabitha 26th July 2019

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