Flink's Barn - Romantic Holiday Cottage in Essex
Thaxted 1.7 miles. Tucked away in the rolling English countryside, in the sleepy hamlet of Monk Street, you will find the picture-perfect cottage, Flink’s Barn. Set over the ground floor, this attractive blue dwelling offers an idyllic base for a romantic retreat for two to Essex. Admire the traditional stable door as you step inside this inviting open-plan living space and unwind in the plush white armchair. Take to the charming country-style kitchen and prepare a hearty home-cooked dinner with the help of the handy appliances and utensils that lie within the pretty oak cabinets. Take a seat at the spacious dining table and indulge in your mouth-watering meal as you map out your plans for the duration of your stay and raise a glass of bubbly to time well-spent with your significant other. Grab a board game from the shelf or snuggle close to your partner as you watch a captivating movie on the TV. Lay your head to rest in the tranquil double bedroom, decorated with calming blue hues and pretty floral curtains, as well as an eye-catching oak armchair where you can delight in your favourite novel. The double bedroom also benefits from a contemporary en-suite wet room with a shower, basin and WC, perfect for guests with limited mobility. Enjoy warm summer days lounging on the lawn of the owner’s shared garden, or grab your bikes and head to the National Trust owned Hatfield Forest for an exciting cycle through the ancient royal hunting grounds, spotting thousand-year-old trees. There is a diverse array of wildlife on the farm, including otter, kingfishers, mink, river clams and lamprey. Take a relaxing stroll through Flitch Way Country Park or admire the stunning landscapes of The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Step back in time with a tour of the medieval Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village and see the imposing ruins of the Temple of Concord. The flourishing market town of Saffron Walden boasts a number of medieval buildings, making it a fascinating place for a leisurely stroll, a market has been held within the town since 1141 and is still held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Travel to the town of Colchester and discover the grand Colchester Castle and the remains of the Roman-built Balkerne Gate. Saunter along the banks of the River Colne before meeting the exotic residents of the Colchester Zoo. Wander the aisles of the magnificent Chelmsford Cathedral or spot the glistening waters of The Chelmsford Waterfall. Spend the day at the stately home of Hylands House or venture further afield to Watford for the Warner Bros Studio Tour London. Embrace unforgettable experiences with your loved one on a getaway at Flink’s Barn.