"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."
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! Cannot 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, small boards and winter warmers
We are passionate home cooks, who believe good food should not be rushed, unless absolutely necessary; so we refrain from asking you what you want for breakfast just as you finish your last mouthful of dinner!
Everything is cooked 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.
A complimentary spicy bloody or Virgin Mary starts the day off with a zing accompanied by 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 sight – local award winning farm sausages, black pudding and bacon.
Perhaps an 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 or one of our small boards 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 (Oct-April), 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 could 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
Construction of Piglets B&B was aided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.