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
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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
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic couples holiday cottage close to the pretty village of Thaxted
  • Hot tub and wood burner for your enjoyment
  • Within easy reach of Saffron Walden with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Close to Audley End House and Gardens with Audley End Miniature Railway
  • Full of character with exposed brickwork and oak beams
  • Great for walkers with a multitude of local footpaths to explore including Turpins Trail leading to the birth place of Dick Turpin
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)
  • Electric and under floor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub, restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV with DVD, CD player
  • The cottage is located approx. 7miles from Stansted Airport
  • Sleeps 2+1 - small double sofa bed in the lounge 

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth, 4th October 2019

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

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 Paul, 9th September 2019

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by David, 30th August 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Carol, 9th August 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Mariska, 19th July 2019

Very dogfriendly cottage and owners ! We loved everything and had a lot of joy with the hottub and also with the nice garden. The weather , during our stay , was too beautiful so it all makes it a big 10 :-)

Reviewed by Jolene, 7th June 2019

Lovely and quite. Beautiful place Home from home

Reviewed by Sophie, 3rd June 2019

Amazing! The family are lovely and so welcoming!

Reviewed by Tracey, 10th May 2019

We had a really relaxing week at Goddards Mead, the hot tub was amazing, the countryside around was beautiful and the hosts friendly, helpful and welcoming. We would love to stay again next time we visit the area.

Reviewed by Jane, 12th April 2019

Lovely cottage, beautiful location, ace hot tub, friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Robbie, 16th March 2019

Spotless everything we needed couldnt ask for more

Reviewed by Jill, 23rd February 2019

Delightful Cottage, all comforts catered for. Ideal place to appreciate the countryside with many varied walks to enjoy with our dogs. Will happily go back. Thank you to our Hosts

Reviewed by Michael, 15th February 2019

Great cottage Good walks & location Lovely hot tub

Reviewed by Susan, 14th January 2019

Goddards Mead is a tastefully renovated former Brew House on the owners farm. I booked the accommodation at the last minute for myself and our ageing Collie Penny while my husband was away. The owners have obviously thought very hard about the furnishings and layout of the open plan living area, bedroom and bathroom. It was very easy to feel at homRead moree here. The enclosed garden area is ideal for canine visitors , the property is definitely dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle, 29th December 2018

An amazing break away for New Year/my birthday. Beautiful, peaceful location with everything we could need. Owners very welcoming & accomodating. Will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Joanne, 14th December 2018

Loved every minute so peaceful and relaxing. Loved every minute.

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