Your own sitting room (bathroom just seen to the left)Bedroom with door through to your sitting room
Suite with private sitting room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Stunning suite in contemporary home in tiny hamlet of Fairstead near Chelmsford. Bedroom (king), ensuite bathroom & own sitting room. A taste of rural living with all modern conveniences.

The space

A stunning countryside setting with easy access to major towns (Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree) located in a very quiet lane, off the beaten track.

We offer a renovated ground floor suite in a 400 year old Essex farmhouse, now a contemporary rural home with all the usual 'mod cons' including good Wifi.

The suite consists of a double bedroom with a king sized bed, ensuite bathroom and large sitting room. It has garden views, tea and coffee making facilities and a small 'fridge with fresh milk (but please note no kitchen). Included is a simple continental breakfast (juice, tea/coffee, cereals, toast) in our breakfast room overlooking arable farmland (see photos). Please note we do NOT charge extra for cleaning which some hosts do. We do provide a basic a daily room 'clean' (emptying bins, making the bed, clean the bathroom). Fresh towels on request.

There is plenty of off-road parking and we are able to offer secure bike storage.

The venue suits those who love the countryside, seeking a peaceful and quiet stay with all the usual luxuries: complimentary luxury bathroom toiletries, large soft towels, TV/Freeview, Wii and Playstation games consoles, DVD player (with a large choice of DVDs to borrow), hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

We have the award winning 'Square & Compasses' gastro pub very close by, in Fuller Street, where most guests choose to have dinner (booking essential) and other pubs and restaurants within a 10 minute drive, but if you prefer a take-away then we are happy to loan plates, cutlery, etc (and do your washing up for you!).

An idyllic location and a warm welcome awaits you.

Guest access

Guests have their own suite of rooms with independent access via the rear garden. You are welcome to use the garden for relaxation. We have plenty of shady spots for a snooze in a hammock under the old apple trees or for the sun lovers our south facing garden is a secluded and private spot to enjoy the peace. We have plenty of parking spaces.

You are welcome to join us in the kitchen/breakfast room in the mornings for breakfast and if you need help or even just for a chat at any other time, but please note that if we are not at home then the main part of the house will not be accessible to guests.

Interaction with guests

We interact with our guests as much or as little as the guests wish, but we will always be here to greet you on arrival and to show you around. We work from home much of the time so are usually on hand to help.

Other things to note

Bookings are for a minimum of TWO nights. We regret that the property is not suitable for children.
If there are any particular cereals or juice you'd like us to order in for you - please just ask (but give us a bit of notice!). We will happily cater for special dietary requirements - all you have to do is ask at the time of booking.

*** We are often asked if we will consider a discount for 'longer stays'. We are happy to consider this, but please note we do keep the basic nightly price to an absolute minimum and subsequently there is not much wriggle room! 'Longer stays' would constitute stays of more than a week in duration. We may also consider a small reduction in the nightly price if stays are for more than 5 consecutive nights and for the suite only i.e. no breakfast. Please discuss with us before making a reservation by using the Airbnb messaging system. ***


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

We'd just like you to really enjoy your stay with us and feel that you can ask for anything which will make your stay more enjoyable.
No smoking in the house and preferably no outdoor shoes inside please. Definitely no muddy shoes inside thank you! You are welcome to smoke in the garden but not in the house. Sadly we cannot accept pets.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Denise And Kalju User Profile
October 2016
Great accommodation and i strongly recommend tnis location and hosts

Nick User Profile
September 2016
Beautiful, peaceful location and serene, quiet and spacious accommodation. Jayne and Tim a pleasure to chat to over breakfast - only downside was having to go to work and not stay longer! Take note of the recommended eateries as well - Omar's was a delight! Hope to be back some day.

Sue User Profile
June 2016
Warm and friendly welcome to this lovely home. Everything was as expected from info and photographs. Quiet spot, very relaxing, and beautiful space to relax and enjoy the view. A stunning property which I would definitely recommend.

Jason User Profile
June 2016
Jayne and Tim are excellent hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is superb, and spotlessly clean. The setting is idyllic with open countryside views, but still close to Chelmsford. Highly recommended.

Anthony User Profile
May 2016
This was a very pleasant, not a room, more like a little apartment in the country. This is for sure one of the best I have stayed in, it's in the Country so you will need a car to get around. I will be back and next time with my girlfriend which will make the stay even better as we can sit, watch films and enjoy the comfort together.

Grant User Profile
May 2016
Jayne was a great host and gave a warm country welcome. The property is tucked right out in the middle of the countryside so great if you are looking to escape from it all. The suite is immaculate. Lovely comfy king size bed and self contained with sitting room and private bathroom all newly appointed with a great shower. Peaceful, cosy and for someone either looking to relax or work with no distractions I can highly recommend.
Jayne User Profile
Response from Jayne:
It was a pleasure to have you to stay, Grant, and we'd be happy to have you back any time. Thank you of your kind comments. We have considered putting in a microwave as you suggest, but then it would mean guests would also expect us to provide a table and dining chairs, and even more importantly a kitchen sink, and it would all get rather cramped. We're always very happy to provide crookery and cutlery (and wash it up!). This is really just a humble B&B rather than a self catering flat and we have tried to price it accordingly. The little fridge is really just for keeping fresh milk cool rather than a feeble attempt at making the area a mini kitchen! Surprised it took you 30 mins to get to Chelmsford - we'll have to show you our rural route next time which cuts out all the traffic - and is a much prettier journey.
May 2016

David User Profile
February 2016
Have stayed here before and everything was perfect as previously. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation and friendly host

Chelmsford, United KingdomJoined in March 2011
Jayne User Profile

We are happy to share our home with guests and hope you will love it as much as we do. Jayne works from home, part time, and Tim runs his own furniture retail business. Jayne loves her garden, her dog and her hens. We are both keen skiers and love sailing on the Essex coast.

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