Set in a quiet residential area, this terraced cottage is a great base from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt Essex countryside.
Rose Cottage was built in the 1850s and has been lovingly renovated by the owners to retain its period charm while offering all the modern conveniences needed for a relaxing break. Formerly a two bedroom property, the owner has converted one of the bedrooms into a large bathroom, which means that the cottage offers a lot of space for just two guests.
Mill Lane was the former site of a mill and it is thought that the pretty row of cottages was originally built for mill workers, although the history of the property reveals that it has housed many local families, including brewery workers.
This terraced property is set in a quiet residential area but lies close to the picturesque town centre, where you will find properties dating back to the 15th century, lots of boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Here, you will also find the famous Bridge End Gardens, a lovingly restored Grade II gem which consists of seven interlinked gardens originally laid out in the 19th century, and the Saffron Walden Museum, which opened in 1835 and has won many awards.
Close by lies Audley End House and Gardens, where you can explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. You will find gardens designed by Capability Brown which enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside.
A little further afield, but still within easy reach, lies the university city of Cambridge, and for those wishing to visit London, you can take a train from nearby Audley End Station and be in the capital in just over an hour. Shopaholics should also squeeze in a trip to Freeport in Braintree, which offers a wealth of cut price outlet shopping, and, after a busy day, you can return to peaceful Rose Cottage and enjoy a great night’s sleep. Shops ½ mile, pub 100 yards and restaurants ½ mile.
2 steep steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With electric log-effect fire, 24" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
Steep narrow stairs to...
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Partial gas central heating, electric underfloor heating in living/dining room and kitchen, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair. Welcome pack. Cottage garden with lawn, paved seating area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond within the garden.
There is a pond in the ground. Steep narrow stairs to the first floor.