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Tel code: 01371 | code search
Postcode: CM6 | code search
Population: 2600
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Swan Hotel
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Rose & Crown Inn

Rose & Crown Inn
"Arrived at 10.30 am to be told the sheets weren't dry, returned at 12.00, they still wern't dry. Finally got into the room by 13.00 without the sheets. Room was ..." More

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Thaxted is a small market town just 8 miles north-east of Stansted Airport, nestling in a valley which it shares with the River Chelmer. Thaxted has a recorded history which dates back to before the Domesday Book. Thaxted today has a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses which serve the needs of resident and visitor alike. There are some interesting buildings which include almshouses, the restored timber framed Guildhall and a windmill. Gustav Holst, the English composer, lived in Town Street, Thaxted for a while and wrote 'The Planets' suite whilst living in the town. Thaxted windmill was built by John Webb, a local farmer and landowner, in 1804 and is a fully restored Grade II* listed windmill, still capable of grinding corn into flour. On the ground and first floors there is a rural museum containing agricultural artefacts. There is a picnic area surrounding the Windmill. The Guildhall is a very impressive building dating from about 1390 and was built for the local Cutlers Guild. It is still in use and has been so for over 600 years. The Parish Council, the Trustees of Yardleys Charity and other bodies hold their meetings there, and it is also used for exhibitions of local crafts and other interests at frequent intervals throughout the year. Thaxted’s St. John the Baptist, Our Lady & St. Lawrence Church is one of the grandest in the county of Essex, and is almost cathedral-like at 183 feet long and 87 feet wide. The Church stands on a hill and dominates the town and the splendid spire can be seen many miles away. The building began in 1340, and its growth continued through the Reformation, until it was completed in 1510. There is an excellent 'walk around' guide in the church available to visitors.

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Swan Hotel (0.17 miles)

Swan Hotel
In picturesque Thaxted, Swan Hotel is just 8 miles from London Stansted Airport. The historic coaching inn features a charming restaurant, real ale bar and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The bright and airy bedrooms have ... More | visit website
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Cowels Farm Stables B&B (2.14 miles)

Cowels Farm Stables B&B

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Based in the quiet hamlet of Lindsell, Cowels Farm Stables B&B enjoys an idyllic countryside setting surrounded by farmland. We are 5 minutes from the historic town of Thaxted and ... More

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Whitehall Hotel (2.98 miles)

Whitehall Hotel

Just 10 minutes from Stansted Airport via its own shuttle bus, Whitehall Hotel is a superbly restored Elizabethan manor house with free car parking - ideal for airport departures.
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The Swan Great Easton (3.50 miles)

The Swan Great Easton

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Classic 15th Century pub with brand new en-suite accommodation. Only 10 minute drive from Stansted Airport. Weekend breaks available. Superb restaurant and gardens.

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The Granary (3.61 miles)

The Granary

Originally a Victorian Granary, the building has now been sympathetically converted into self contained cottages. They are extremely spacious and have been tastefully furnished to a high degree of comfort. They have electric central heating ... More | visit website

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Roslyns (4.23 miles)


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Built around 1876, Roslyns was formerly the village school and has been renovated and refurbished by its present owners Peter & Clare Taege, who will give you a warm welcome ... More

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Oakbury B&B (4.86 miles)

Oakbury B&B

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OAKBURY B&B, is 3 miles or 5 minutes from the airport, Low cost quality rooms some room with private ensuite bath or shower. FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER offer to Stansted airport ... More

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De Salis Hotel (5.21 miles)

De Salis Hotel

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The DeSalis Hotel London Stansted offers fantastic value without compromising on quality. This newly-built hotel offers the business and leisure traveler the very best in modern comfort and design. Parking ... More

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Stansted Lodge (5.46 miles)

Stansted Lodge

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Aspens is part of the Stansted Lodge group. Aspens is approximately 7 minutes from Stansted Airport. We provide FREE TRANSFERS from 4am in the morning, and pick up until 10pm ... More

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Radisson Blu Stansted Airport (5.49 miles)

Radisson Blu Stansted Airport
Just a 2 minutes walk via a covered walkway to the main airport terminal, offering the quickest and most convenient access to any hotel at London Stansted Airport. The Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport ... More | visit website

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