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Large Country Residence Perfect For Families, Events & Get Togethers!

Bedrooms 9
Separate WCs1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Country manor with 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, open fires and large gardens

Abbey House sits in the grounds of the magnificent Audley Estate. The perfect space for entertaining, hosting, dining, and simply putting your feet up and enjoying the company of friends and family.

Abbey House looks out towards Audley End House, a 17th Century Jacobean mansion, widely regarded as one of the finest country houses in England. This stunning location is available to hire exclusively for family get togethers, celebrations, corporate entertaining, or team building exercises. There are plenty of spaces here to play, party or just be together, and smaller spaces to break out and unwind.

The property is approached from a private drive and the grand entrance has parking spaces for up to ten cars.

You can dine in style in the impressive Dining Room, seating up to 20 guests. The Dining Room has views out to the garden and an open fire. Whether you choose to cook a family meal or bring in a professional chef, you can dine like Lords and Ladies of the Manor.

Abbey House has nine beautifully furnished bedrooms, four ensuites, and there are two further bathrooms and a downstairs loo. All linen is provided.

The house has a Formal Sitting room also with an open fire. The Library has comfortable seating and a log burner. There is a Games Room with a poker table & a TV room for getting together and watching a film. The Den has a sofa bed and playstation. Plenty of space for the whole family!

We have large landscaped gardens and a private pool. The pool house has a bar and BBQ.

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a wide variety of footpaths and trails. This house is a superb base for discovering the stunning countryside that is all around or experiencing the medieval market town of Saffron Walden. You’ll find many fantastic pubs and restaurants here.

Take the kids to Audley End Miniature Railway where they can see mini steam engines. Alternatively, take a look round the breath taking Audley End House or spend a day at Saffron Walden Golf Club. Cambridge is only a short drive away where you could go punting on the river or enjoy a night out.

Whatever your occasion we are sure you will have a fantastic time at Abbey House.

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

What makes this villa unique

The House is steeped in history and was the former residence of Lord Braybrooke and his family. You will love the traditional country experience available here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saffron Walden in Saffron Walden

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Must book both Friday and Saturday on weekends
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ensuite. Large bed splits to form two singles.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoining to bedroom 5 (Family suite)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bed splits to form singles. Also has bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite. Bed can split to form singles
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large bed can be split into two singles
  • All linen and towels provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


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Large Country Residence Perfect For Families, Events & Get Togethers!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

The property is amazing and facilities were good

  • 4 of 5

Although the property owner Mark was approachable and helpful , the staff who came to check the property on the day of our exit was extremely rude and shouted us for taking a group photo in the garden.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend had by all, will definitely be back!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for renting your unbelievable property out to 15 lads on a weekend away Martin.

I totally forgot about the guest book on our departure, so wanted to post something on here so you were aware of how much we appreciated everything the house had to offer.

In particular the grounds and the swimming pool area were a favourite with our group - we got so lucky with the weather too!

But even without the above we all agreed it would be an amazing place to stay with our families. The rooms are all very spacious and the facilities fantastic. And all within a short walk of Saffron Walden, which is a very picturesque place.

Thanks again, and hopefully we will be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a big birthday and it was the perfect back drop! The owner sent great instructions and even helped me plan a long country walk.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Saffron Walden
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Audley End
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Saffron Walden
Car: recommended

The beautiful Audley End House & Gardens is across the road.

Audley End Miniature Steam Railway is right next door. Perfect for the kids.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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