The Cottage Guest House

4 star award winning cottage in Birchanger

The cottage prides itself on offering comfortably accommodated and making sure guests feel welcome. Found in the village of Birchanger, the Cottage lies between a large ancient wood and the farmland of the peaceful Stort Valley. It is a quiet village although it is near Stansted Airport and access rotes to the M1 & M25. This friendly bed and breakfast guest house has 14 bedrooms ranging from single, double and twin en-suite. There is ample off-road parking & free Wi-Fi .

History of The Cottage

The cottage dates from the 17th century and from 1720 was home to the rector of Birchanger the Reverend Joseph Spence who was Oxford Professor of Poetry and a close friend of Alexander Pope. It is a Listed Building in two acres of mature gardens overlooking fields and woods. The comfortable reception rooms are oak panelled and full of character, the larger of the two sitting rooms has a wood-burning stove. Breakfast is served in the conservatory-style dining room, facing east over the lawns and yew hedges, which can be bathed in sunshine during breakfast.


The guest rooms are furnished in a traditional cottage style and have: en-suite shower, basin, w.c., colour TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, room controlled heating and tourist information. There is a wide choice for breakfast including fresh coffee, locally produced bacon and sausages and free range eggs. Continental Breakfast can be served on request for early risers. Car Parking - ample and private; Gardens with patio, seats and a woodland walk. 

Although we do not serve evening meals there is a highly rated Pub (The Three Willows - Closed Sunday Evening), which is recommended by the 'Good Pub Guide', just a 10 minute walk away in the village and a wide range of restaurants in nearby Bishop's Stortford. On request: Hairdryer, facilities for ironing and shoe cleaning, cot, highchair, newspapers, toiletries & laundry.


4 Star Guest House in Birchanger
4 Star Guest House in Birchanger

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    4 Star Guest House in Birchanger


    • Free Parking
    • Mid Range Price
    • Free WiFi
    • Twin Beds
    • Double Beds