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Butlers Farm

Saffron Walden Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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This large property is perfect for families or friends, boasting an outdoor swimming pool and 4 acres of grounds to explore.

Set at the end of a pretty country lane, this large detached Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to 1610 is perfect for a family holiday, celebration or get together with friends. Steeped in character with beams and an inglenook fireplace in the living room, it is set in 4 acres of delightful grounds with an outdoor heated swimming pool. The holiday property has fantastic views over open countryside, with an enjoyable 15-minute walk across fields to the pub but is only a few miles from the charming market town of Saffron Walden. Saffron Walden is one of England’s finest towns packed with half timbered medieval buildings and has a wide selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and a museum. Butlers Farm is ideally situated to explore Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Within easy reach is Cambridge (14 miles), famous for its colleges, museums, botanic gardens and art galleries. Visitors can try their hand at punting along the River Cam. Newmarket is 17 miles for a day at the races and Duxford Imperial War Museum is 8 miles. Other local places of interest include Audley End House, gardens and miniature railway, Mountfitchet Castle, Linton Zoo, Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey. Shops 2 miles.

Large beamed living room with open fire in large inglenook fireplace and French doors. Kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and doors leading to conservatory. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Open fire - no fuel provided
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full oil central heating included (January-March £300 per week)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 4-acre garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Private, outdoor, heated swimming pool (40ft x 20ft, depth range 3ft-8ft) £150 per week, open end May bank hol until end August, with changing facilities
  • No smoking
  • Couples and family bookings only
  • NB: Fenced pond in garden

Note: Maximum occupancy 10 guests (includes use of cot)

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

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    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-22
    Building in poor condition. One bedroom with no light switch and broken door handle. Furniture -sagging armchairs, drawers filled with many personal effects, tables broken, wardrobe had soiled jeans, pants and socks; sandpit had no cover and very little sand, replaced with weeds, children's play area unusable -overgrown with nettles and grasses. At pool area outbuilding full of rubbish and toilet light broken.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner: I was very surprised to read your comments as we have been in touch since you left and you didn’t mention any concerns to me regarding your holiday. It is part of the terms and conditions that guests are to leave the house in a similar state to how they find it and it is unfortunate that upon departure this was not found to be the case and extra cleaning was required. The property, as is stated in the description, dates back to the early 1600s and has a lot of character. It is inspected each year by a representative from the company and they take the photographs shown on the website. It is well maintained and we continually undertake restoration of the property with redecoration and new carpets in the bedrooms (not shown in the photographs on the website) in the month before you arrived. We get repeat bookings and we have guests that have rebooked for Christmas. In terms of the furnishings, the armchairs are filled with feathers and they are premium sofas but, if you are used to foam filled furniture, I can see how this mistake could be made. The pool house has several rooms and a small part is used for storing our winter cover and accessories used for protecting the pool in the winter months. Because this is such a large property, we do employ a team of cleaners and gardeners and we are proud of the standards that we achieve. I am however genuinely sorry that these guests were unsatisfied with the property. We know how important holidays are and had we been made aware of any issues while you were staying with us we would, of course, have resolved them immediately.

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