We loved our stay here in the English countryside. The property is spacious and comfortable with plenty of great rooms to relax, read and drink in. The breakfast was completely delicious. Chrissie and Max are charming hosts. This was special in every way. Thank you both:-)
Historic local towns & villages
Very close to Saffron Walden which is great to wander around too. I just wish we’d booked for two nights rather than one!
Relax and unwind
Rooms are well appointed, beautifully decorated and the bed so large and comfortable I didn't want to get out of it! They also have AC, and (sorry eco-warriors) it was bliss as the day was very hot. Breakfast was a delight with a really good menu to choose from. Also to enjoy is the cosy guest lounge, a TV area and numerous outside areas to sit and relax and let the world go by. Max and Chrissie have created a unique B & B with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and as I was travelling on my own I really appreciated their kindness and I will definitely be back.
Fully licensed honour bar
What a perfect stay! Can not fault. Luxury, such hospitable hosts, fabulous grounds and surrounding area, they’ve pretty much thought of every little detail to make your stay top rated, relaxing. Evening mixed fish/meat platter and the breakfast is delicious and home cooked - highly recommended, honesty bar is a lovely touch which is very well stocked. Overall a really great stay and will re- book when next down that way!
Slow home cooked breakfasts
and evening platters
We are passionate home cooks, who believe good food should not be rushed, unless absolutely necessary (we are happy of course to oblige our guests who have to be away on urgent business or the next leg of their journey by pre-ordering); so we refrain from asking you what you want for breakfast just as you finish your last mouthful of dinner!
Everything we cook to order and we hope that you will relax and unwind over breakfast and treat yourself to items you may not normally have time to enjoy in your daily life.
Complimentary spicy bloody or virgin Mary’s start the day off with a zing accompanied by piping hot Brittany pastries straight from the oven.
With a selection of fine teas; Lavazza Italian coffees; homemade granola, cereals and fresh fruit juices you will be ready for your home cooked breakfast which includes the classic ‘full English’ but without a triangular hash brown in site – local award winning farm sausages, black pudding and bacon. Or perhaps Arbroath smokies or an indulgent eggs Benedict might be more your thing…? All this is included in your room stay cost – even award winning smoked salmon from “the best smokehouse in the UK” according to Marco Pierre White without a supplement in sight!
We are proud to have been awarded the top food hygiene rating from our local authority. Many of our local and specialist food producers have Great Taste awards and some appear in the Top 50 Foods in Britain.
In the evening if you just want to chill in your ‘home’ for the night with a glass of wine and not worry about finding a restaurant and then arranging a taxi; you could just stay with us and enjoy a pre-ordered deli platter and relax in the guest lounge with a cocktail, a G&T from our gin library or select a bottle of wine for your dinner.
And in the winter, Chrissie offers a selection of “Winter Warmers” which include such comforting classics as chilli con carne, lasagne, curry (both meat and vegetarian versions available), fish or shepherd’s pie or a simple warming soup, or you coud share a baked Camembert with crusty bread and finished off with a fruit crumble, sticky toffee pudding or a lemon posset amongst other choices.
A great room, welcome, food and attention to detail... We called on the way to Chelmsford races, but equally handy for Stansted just off the M11. Only four rooms at present, but will be seven when Max and Chrissie have finished their work in progress. Awesome breakfasts and dont miss the evening platters. They are for sharing and one is ample for two people ! We will be back, what a fabulous change from the homogenised hotel chains...!
Here are what guests have said about their stay at Piglets
Wonderful welcoming stunning B&B!
Excellent value accomodation, handy for Chesterford Research Park
This is an exceptional B&B
Thaxted Morris weekend special
29th & 30th May
Arrive for a weekend in the country on Friday 29th May to a deli platter of your choice, followed on Saturday morning to a Piglets breakfast to set you up for the day ahead – you will be given a map to explore the local pubs which host a different Morris Men troupe. Return to Piglets for home made cakes and tea and relax before a three course dinner. After-which we will take you to see the mesmeric Horn Dance in Thaxted as the celebrations draw to a close in Town Street at 10:15pm. A nightcap will be served at Piglets to send you soundly off to sleep followed by another hearty breakfast of your choice before departing on Sunday morning. £395 per couple including platters, 3 course dinner and accommodation (win not included).
Duxford 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show and unique insight into Pathfinder ORB. 19th/20th September
Heading for the air show? Why not beat the crowds and arrive on Friday night (19th September) and enjoy a relaxing evening at Piglets with a deli platter of your choice and then head off after a Piglets breakfast on the Staurday to Duxford (just 14 miles away) for the day, arriving back in time for tea and home made cake and then relax before a three-course evening meal. On display in the early evening will be Max’s father’s Operations Record Book (ORB) charting his missions as an elite Pathfinder pilot flying Mosquitoes in WWII.
After another hearty breakfast you can visit Duxford for a second day or travel home. £395 per couple including platters, 3 course dinner and accommodation (wine not included).
I stayed just 1 night at Piglets, prior to a day at Duxford. The rooms and environment are fabulous a real credit to Chrissie and Max who offered a very warm welcome. The attention to detail in the new annex is very impressive and special features such as ankle sensitive lights to save turning lights on at night are great. Breakfast was as good as the overall experience. Highly recommended.