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The Old House is a comfortable, spacious family run bed & breakfast standing in quarter acre of mature grounds. It is a grade II* listed building of special architectural and historical interest, the oldest part having been built in the sec... Read more

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The Old House

(143 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.2
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.4

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Jonathan Mature couple Stayed: May 15

Lovely Stay

One night for a wedding in town. Read more

Likes?
Lovely old house, with charm and character. Sue was a great host. Great bedroom, with a very nice modern bathroom.
Dislikes?
None
5
Sharon Young couple Stayed: May 15

A lovely place full of history

It was an overnight but the place was lovely ! People very nice and helpful and really liked to tell us about the history of the building! Read more

Likes?
The history of the house was fab, it was lovely
Dislikes?
None
4
Beverley Family with older children Stayed: Apr 15

Another enjoyable stay at The Old House

Found this place a couple of years ago when looking for a B&B near my parents. Very convenient location. Efficient and friendly service. Thoughtful provision of toiletries and useful items in the bathroom. I recommended it to my brother and his family who also stayed there. Read more

Likes?
Very quaint and interesting period house. Good value and personal friendly service without being too intrusive.
Dislikes?
None
5
Simon Alone Stayed: Apr 15

Visit for business meetings at head office , the B&B was clean and the people were most friendly

I visit Braintree on business every 2 weeks and will use this accommodation for future stays Read more

Likes?
Friendly reception and good breakfast
Dislikes?
feel that the showers could be better electric ones are not the best in the world but overall the accommodation does provide value for money
4
Holly Alone Stayed: Mar 15

Great stay

I stayed one night for a friends wedding and was surprised with the size of the rooms and quality you get for your money. Beautiful old house! Read more

Likes?
Big comfy bed
Dislikes?
No
5
Simon Alone Stayed: Mar 15

Business Trip

The stay at the Old House B&B was very good and the reception by the staff was friendly will consider staying again in the months to come. Read more

Likes?
Quite and comfortable.
Dislikes?
No
4
catherine Family with young children Stayed: Mar 15

one night stay in family room

Very comfortable stay. Read more

Likes?
The house was very clean, quiet, warm and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Dislikes?
None
5
Emilia Mature couple Stayed: Feb 15

Great Times in Braintree

Lovely stay, traditional house, great hosts Read more

Likes?
Just about everything
Dislikes?
no
5
John Alone Stayed: Nov 14

excellent

I had a very pleasant stay Read more

Likes?
Friendly people, quiet..welcoming
Dislikes?
No
5
Henkie Young couple Stayed: Oct 14

Great stay at the Old House

Really enjoyed our stay at the Old House its in a great location where you can walk to town and the pubs are nearby. Read more

Likes?
The house is really old and full of so much character, the rooms are really big and has lounge, breakfast room and tables to sit at outside.
Dislikes?
None
5
ALIA Alone Stayed: Oct 14

Enjoyable

Lovely Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
No
4
Jordan Young couple Stayed: Oct 14

Great place to stay

Lovely B&B, good service and great breakfast. Read more

Likes?
Friendly welcome. Very good location for Fennes wedding venue.
Dislikes?
Nothing wrong with the B&B. Taxi service to Fennes was expensive (18 for 8 minute journey). I recommend pre-booking a taxi as this is apparently cheaper.
4
Andrew Young couple Stayed: Aug 14

Great room, Great price

Grear Read more

Likes?
Couldn't fault anything
Dislikes?
None
5
Delphine Family with young children Stayed: Aug 14

an enjoyable break

3 agreable nights Read more

Likes?
confortable rooms
Dislikes?
the air ventilation in the bathroom tended to activate to easily during the night making huge noise
4
Dionysios Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Three relaxing nights at a friendly accomodation

I enjoyed the three nights that I have spent at this friendly Hotel. Read more

Likes?
The service was excellent.
Dislikes?
None
5
Kathleen Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 14

Lovely historic house

Very comfortable and large room, clean and tidy. Good location Read more

Likes?
Loved the dining room with its historic features. Had picnic style dinner in the grounds which was very pleasant.
Dislikes?
None
5
Barbara Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Brilliant

Overnight stop over. Read more

Likes?
Wonderful friendly hosts, large spacious room, just a perfect place to have a break.
Dislikes?
None
5
Simo EW With a colleague Stayed: Jun 14

Good choice

Peaceful Read more

Likes?
Peace
Dislikes?
None
4
Paul Alone Stayed: Jun 14

Small, friendly and tidy

I needed accommodation close to a particular business venue. The Old House fitted the bill nicely. On arrival I received a warm and friendly greeting and I found that my room had been upgraded at no further cost. The room was neat and tidy, the en-suite bathroom was spotless and modern. The Old House is within easy walk of a surprising number of food outlets so obtaining an evening meal was no problem. I slept well. Breakfast was freshly cooked and appetising. All in all a nice stay. Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments, a home from home is exactly what we try to offer.

Likes?
It was like a little home from home for me and I felt most comfortable.
Dislikes?
None
4
Iylish Alone Stayed: May 14

Olde World accomodation.

Bed and breakfast facilities in an olde world setting. The Road is very busy with traffic and I didn't sleep well at night as windows are only single glazed. There was no bar/lounge facilities, hence there was nothing to do in the evening in the accomodation and they didn't have television in their lounge area. Lots of hot water for baths and the bedroom was very clean.
Paid for 4 breakfasts, however I had an early flight on my 4th morning and was not offered any packed food instead. Read more

Response

We always take note of our guests comments but would like to point out that our sash windows have been recondtioned to avoid double glazing which would detract from the special features of our historic house. Guests use our lounge as an area to sit and read or meet up and chat. A tray breakfast is always available for guests making an early departure.

Likes?
Was able to take nice warm baths and I found the general atmosphere to be relaxed.
Dislikes?
I didn't like the fact that I could not watch TV downstairs in a lounge and have a drink with other residents.
3
John Alone Stayed: May 14

As expected

Satisfied my requirement Read more

Likes?
Nothing stood out. Pleasant
Dislikes?
No
4
Victor Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Superb staff

We arrived a bit earlier than the 12pm check in but that wasn't a problem, the staff were really friendly and helpful, even booking a cab for us to go to the wedding round the corner. The on suite was simple but modern and had everything we needed. In the morning a bit worse for wear we had a full English breakfast which was very nice and included in the price. Only thing that would have been better was if their was coffee and water in the dining room but otherwise an excellent stay Read more

Likes?
The rooms were clean, bed was comfy and staff were really helpful.
Dislikes?
None
4
Nilufer Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Clean, welcoming and comfortable

We stayed one night as were in the area for a wedding. The bnb were very accommodating and let us check in early. It was a pretty place, clean and comfy. Read more

Response

thank you for your comments, seem to remember you had the vegetarian full, which we have never had any complaint about before but we do take on board any comments to help us improve our services

Likes?
It's a beautiful place, lovely fire places and decor.
Dislikes?
I thought the breakfast portions were small.
4
Rosemary Young couple Stayed: Mar 14

overnight stay

This lovely room was booked for my daughter and new husband on their wedding night. Read more

Response

So glad that the 'surprise' was enjoyed, hope it helped to make the special day.

Likes?
This was a surprise booking. Daughter loved the four poster bed. Both commented on the high standard of room
and the lovely cooked breakfast in the morning.
The owners were welcoming and polite.
Dislikes?
None
5
Emily Young couple Stayed: Mar 14

Loved it - gorgeous old house with such lovely owners and hosts.

We stayed for one night. We stayed in the ground floor pine room which was beautifully furnished with a fabulous and comfortable four poster bed. The ensuite shower room was perfectly functional and plenty of room and nice large shower. Breakfast was delightful, we both opted for the English Breakfast - not a spot of grease in sight, not overloaded, perfect portion size to keep one well going for a late lunch! Read more

Likes?
Welcoming hosts, clean room and facilities.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Lynda Alone Stayed: Jan 14

Beautiful setting .

Beautiful location ,friendly hosts offering ,clean and comfortable accommodation .Very good value . Read more

Likes?
I was offered privacy but all that I needed was always available.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Mark Alone Stayed: Jan 14

A home from home

I have stayed at The Old House on many occasions over the past 6 months and I have never been let down yet. The proprietors are friendly and helpful, and have made my many stays very relaxing. Read more

Likes?
The rooms are all large and well furnished, the bed is very comfortable - it is welcoming after a day at the office
Dislikes?
No
5
Peter Alone Stayed: Nov 13

A Beautiful Old House

I was in the area for a football match. I luckily chose the Old House for my stay. Read more

Likes?
Beautiful Oak beams, a comfortable bed (I slept for 9hours!)and filling breakfast the next morning.
Well worth trying the panelled dining-room and attentive service were good.
Dislikes?
A little traffic noise but my ear-plugs deadened this.
4
christine Young couple Stayed: Sep 13

Excellent place to stay. Highly recommended.

This hotel is excellent. We enjoyed our stay. The facilties are excellent as was the service. The breakfast of good quality and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definatley recommend this hotel and stay here again. Read more

Likes?
We were able to come and go as we please and had all the facilities you would require.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Matthew Alone Stayed: Sep 13

Nice overnight stay

I chose The Old House due to it being within close proximity of Braintree Train Station. Read more

Likes?
Had my own bathroom, a single+double bed, sink in room, kettle w/selection of hot drinks. Had a nice selection of cereals and a English breakfast was available if I'd wanted it.
Dislikes?
None
5
Piers Alone Stayed: Aug 13

Affordable quality B&B.

A 1 night business stay which provided a high quality B&B at a reasonable price.
Likely to be booking again soon. Read more

Likes?
Spacious, airy bedroom. Ease of booking and paying. Short walk to the Local pub!
Dislikes?
The mattress was a little tired/lumpy.
5
Robert & Susan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

take a break

Brief. Read more

Likes?
it was rather short. Perhaps another time it would be longer.
Dislikes?
no.
4
David Alone Stayed: Aug 13

Fabulous accommodation let down a little by breakfast

Top notch place, full of character, friendly reception and service. Breakfast disappointing: overcooked poached eggs and instant coffee! Summer duvet would have been more appropriate. Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments which we take on board but I would like to point out that we never serve instant coffee at breakfast it is always fresh filter coffee. We would also have gladly done another poached egg for you - this is one of the hardest things to get to everyones liking!

Likes?
The quality, character and cleanliness of the accommodation.
Dislikes?
The breakfast and the heavy duvet.
4
PATRICIA Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

Comfortable stay

Very comfortable relaxing stay with good facilities and tasty breakfast. Read more

Likes?
Freedom to come and go at will and being able to relax in the garden of the property.
Dislikes?
no
4
Samantha Alone Stayed: Jul 13

Comfort in a charming & delightful setting

Booked room for staying over after friends party. Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff, breakfast just right, room & bed very comfortable.
Dislikes?
None
5
Jennifer Alone Stayed: Jul 13

Comfortable and clean.

Comfortable and clean. Read more

Likes?
Big bedroom, fantastic bathroom, very clean, reasonable price.
Dislikes?
Awkward / too limited parking facilities. Nowhere that suitable nearby to park if driveway full.
Cooked breakfast portion rather small.
4
Mark Alone Stayed: Jul 13

Comfortable rooms in an interesting building

I have stayed on two occasions, and enjoyed both. Read more

Likes?
Rooms are comfortable and roomy, with all the facilities you need.
Dislikes?
None
5
Robert Alone Stayed: Jul 13

A good place for overnight stsy

I was picking up a friend at Stansted next morning and it worked out perfectly Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay but a bit puzzled about comment about en suite as you booked a room without en suite but with a private bathroom down the corridor. Hope you enjoy your trip

Likes?
Lovely garden to sit in and everything was what I expected
Dislikes?
Just a small point about the en-suite facilities.
4
Birkett Alone Stayed: Jun 13

Excellent value for money

The room was spacious and very clean. The breakfast of full English was a delight. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to others. The building itself had a lot of character with wood panelled walls in the breakfast room. Read more

Response

Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope that you can make a return visit sometime

Likes?
The friendly hospitality
Dislikes?
No
5
uthra Alone Stayed: May 13

Comfortable but room could do with a bit of TLC

comfortable but the shower was rather weak. Read more

Response

Thank you for your coments,
We are in the process of redecorating the bedroom and bathroom to upgrade it and this will be done during the next month.
The noise that you heard in the chimmey was the special plastic balloons that have been put in the chimmey to stop the heat excaping as part of our drive to be more energy efficient.

Likes?
the convenience
Dislikes?
The room was a bit cold and the dark red colour scheme was awful and quite oppressive. Would really benefit from a make over. Also, it absolutely needs a black-out blind as the daylight woke me up!
3
Sarah Mature couple Stayed: Apr 13

Pleasant, comfortable stay, well located for Braintree and The Fennes Estate.

Stayed one night for friend's wedding. Pleased to have room upgrade on arrivel at no extra cost. Read more

Likes?
Comfortable bed and room, nice breakfast. Manager helpful. Lovely old house with lots of character.
Dislikes?
None
4
Christine Adult(s) Stayed: Mar 13

Really pleasant stay

Very pleasant. Easy to find and ample car parking. Service was very friendly from the start - clearly a family run business who treat their guests like family. The rooms were original decor which was very quaint, but the bathrooms were brand new and modern. No baths, just showers but we didn't mind for one night. The breakfast was lovely - unlimited tea and toast and the full English was spot on. Value for money is superb. Would definitely stay there again. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you are able to come again.

Likes?
Service, friendliness, comfortable, clean, great food and no hassle.
Dislikes?
I would probably recommend putting a phone in the room. It was a bit annoying when half ready to go out to have to walk to reception an ask them to call us a cab. Other than that it's lovely
5
Ronan Mature couple Stayed: Feb 13

Nice B&B in a quiet area

Lovely old house, a very friendly lady welcomed us and was very helpful. The rooms were nice and typically English. Overall, a very nice stay. Read more

Likes?
The picturesque house and the whole English experience.
Dislikes?
None
4
barry Mature couple Stayed: Dec 12

One night and just thye job.

All fine and no issues at all. Read more

Likes?
Location excellent
Dislikes?
None
4
Carla With a colleague Stayed: Nov 12

Lovely B &B

We had a very pleasant two nights at The Old House. It is very central for north Essex, the facilities were very comfortable and the hosts very friendly. Breakfast was very good too. Read more

Likes?
Everything.
Dislikes?
None
5
Paul Alone Stayed: Oct 12

A character hotel with excellent and friendly service

relaxed and quiet Read more

Likes?
friendly staff, character room with excellent facilities
Dislikes?
None
5
Lisa With a colleague Stayed: Oct 12

Brilliant - the owners are Amazing Hosts!

We had an accident just as we turned into the Old House, the owners were amazing! Helpful, supportive, even checked my car to make sure it was okay to drive home. Insisted we didn't need to pay full price because of the trauma we'd experienced! The owners are a lovely couple, who really care about their guests. We rated them very highly. Best hosts I have ever met and I travel extensively, I can rate the Old House as one of the top places to stay (besides Clarridges!) Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments - remember your stay very well, did feel so sorry that your trip had been ruined.

Likes?
The hosts, the oldy worldy room, the scrumptious breakfast and the price! Would definitely come back!
Dislikes?
None
5
Conway Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

A pleasant and convenient place to stay on our way through Essex.

We had a large first floor front room but no problems with trafic noise. The bathroom was across the corridor but was good and just for our room.
The bed and other furniture where all comfortable to us. Read more

Response

Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again some time

Likes?
Pleasant welcome. Nearness of the town centre for an evening meal. The breakfast was also very good.
Dislikes?
None
5
lee Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

Amazing

Our stay was great from start to finish, friendly staff, a great room, a restful sleep, great service by friendly staff. A great venue for our weekend Read more

Likes?
The different type of stay we had, the room.
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Christine Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

An excellent place

We slep well, good atmosphere, good beds, room and breakfast Read more

Likes?
Near family, very restful
Dislikes?
No
5
Ben Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

Brilliant Stay

We informed the hotel that we needed to check out early the following day as we had a bike ride to go to, so would not be needing breakfast. But when we got back from dinner, there was a cool box full of milk, cereal, fruit, juice and energy bars for the following day. Amazing, and completely unexpected. Room and facilities were brilliant as well! Read more

Likes?
The room was dead quiet and huge!
Dislikes?
Nothing. All good
5
Benjamin Alone Stayed: Aug 12

Value for money!

Nice little house on the side of a quiet road. Was greeted well eventhough I arrived an hour early and I was put into my room straightaway. The room has a nice little country feel to it. Had a comfortable double bed and a sink in my room. The kettle and brew kit wasn't minging and I had my bathroom across the hall. All of these were of very good hygienic standard. Breakfast in the morning was great since I had a massive hangover from the wedding. Would definitely recommend it. Value for money!!! Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff/owner, breakfast was a nice full English and they didn't mind that we bowled in drunk at 0100 hrs.
Dislikes?
None
5
DAVID Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

Old House and old fashioned service !

Friendliest service ever and a lovely relaxed atmosphere Read more

Likes?
Great location,comfortable bed,good shower and fabulous breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Alton Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

Olimpic games

From the moment we arrived we were made at home. Read more

Likes?
Quiet and everything we needed
Dislikes?
No
5
Amanda Family with older children Stayed: Aug 12

Excellent value for money.

Stayed here for two nights whilst attending the Olympics. We had a very early start the first morning and the owner very kindly provided us with a breakfast and fruit and smacks to take with us. The full English breakfast on the second day was lovely too. The family room is very spacious and easily accommodated four adults. Read more

Likes?
Very friendly and accommodating.
Dislikes?
None
4
Susan Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Couldnt ask for more

what a lovely leisurely mid point to our 2 week exploring Essex and then moving onto Suffolk Read more

Likes?
There was nothing to not like here!!!!
Dislikes?
None
4
James Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Great Value

On arrival we were booked in by a very pleasent person, she showed us to our room and explained where everything was. Read more

Likes?
The staff/ownwers were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome.
Dislikes?
None
5
Sally Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

highly reccommended

everything was great,couldnt say more than that! Read more

Likes?
very comfy,lovely house,nice and quiet,easy access bedrooms,nice large room,great breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Tim Alone Stayed: Jul 12

I'll be back if given the chance

I stayed a single night whilst on business in the area and it was a pleasure to stay here.
You never know what you going to walk into, but no problems here.
Starting off with proper reception area, I was shown to a rather large en-suite bedroom which had a double bed, two upholstered chair, Flat screen Hdmi TV, Tea+coffee making facilities.
Far better than some places I stay in.
I was also offered an evening meal which was perfectly acceptable and saved me hunting for somewhere to eat. Read more

Likes?
Both my evening meal and breakfast was served in the front of the house which had plenty period features, Oak panelled walls, large fire place big enough for a hog roast and beamed ceiling.
Dislikes?
No, If I'm in the area again I will be trying to stay here
5
Christopher Young couple Stayed: Jun 12

Lovely

Stayed for one night to attend a wedding. Read more

Likes?
Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel itself was a lovely old building with wooden timbers etc.
Dislikes?
None
5
Brian Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Perfect overnight stop in classic bed & breakfast accommodation!

I booked The Old House as the overnight stop for Braintree after a section of a charity walk I was taking. I received a warm & friendly welcome from Sue the owner. I had a huge family room to myself, with choice of armchairs, the tea/coffee selection included Earl Grey, and plenty of room to relax and prepare before my next walk the following day. The bathroom, though not en suite, was for my exclusive use - there was even a bathrobe. Lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. Read more

Likes?
The hotel's in an historic 16th Century house and area(details of its history were available). The welcome and comfort were both perfect. My favourite of the 6 hotels I stayed in during the walk.
Dislikes?
None
5
Keen Alone Stayed: May 12

Enjoyed

Peaceful Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Sarah Alone Stayed: May 12

Friendly and welcoming with comfortable accommodation, a home away from home

Overnight stop whilst visiting in the area. Read more

Likes?
Friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation, easy to find, quiet.
Dislikes?
Water pressure in the shower was low.
4
Lorraine Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

Great location for a wedding at Fennes

The room had everything we needed and was clean. The bed was too soft for us. Read more

Likes?
Close to Fennes
Dislikes?
Bed too soft.
4
Steven Young couple Stayed: Apr 12

Cosy, welcoming and friendly.

We stayed for two nights to go to a wedding. Read more

Likes?
The owners were very sincere and responded very quickly to our queries.
Dislikes?
None
5
Barbara Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

Loveley old building

We were very comfortable and loved the listed buildings in the street nearby. The bathroom was spacious and sparkling clean and the breakfast was perfect. (and it was sunny and warm!) Read more

Response

Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we couldn't do anything about the taxi fares but Sunday charges are always higher.

Likes?
the lovely building and beams/panelling in the dining room
Dislikes?
only the taxi fares were quite high
5
Kenneth Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

Clean, friendly and very relaxing

Very comfortable and enjoyable. Read more

Likes?
The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly and helpful
Dislikes?
The floor boards creaked quite loudly in places. The bathroom tap only dribbled water out. The flexible hoses used are 10mm bore, change to 15mm bore and you'll get better water flow.
4
Ilaria Alone Stayed: Feb 12

It was relaxing

the old house is very relaxing and nice place to stay in Braintree. Sue and Rob are friendly. Read more

Likes?
The quietness. Also food in good.
Dislikes?
None
4
DAVID Mature couple Stayed: Feb 12

Good place, nice people.

One night Read more

Likes?
Pleasant house, nice people.
Dislikes?
No
4
Frances Alone Stayed: Jan 12

Plesant stay

I stayed 5 nights, and despite it being on a fairly busy road, I had 5 very good nights. Breakfast offered a good choice, and was quickly served. Read more

Likes?
Convenient for walking into Braintree, and the train station.
Dislikes?
None
4
Clive Mature couple Stayed: Dec 11

Very good. Have used it before and are very satisfied with quality and consistency of service

convenient and comfortable Read more

Response

thank you for your review - hope we see you again before too long

Likes?
Friendly, excellent facilities and conveniently situated for our purposes
Dislikes?
None
5
Karen Family with older children Stayed: Oct 11

ok

it was ok Read more

Response

I am sorry that you were disappointed with the room but it is made clear in the description that this room has a private bathroom down the corridor for use of that room only.

Likes?
friendly
Dislikes?
the room we had was depressing i didnt like the fact i had to go all along a landing to go to the toilet and the room was painted dark red i prefered the gardem room i liked this room the most !!
3
Howard Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Comfortable and Welcoming

Just an overnight to attend a friends birthday celebration nearby. Read more

Likes?
A genuinely 'Old' building. Pleasantly & tastefully decorated. Made welcome on our arrival. Perfect for what we wanted.
The room was spacious, the bed was comfy...what else could you want.
Dislikes?
None
4
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Warm and Friendly

Had a lovely stay at The Old House which is full of Character, would have liked to stay longer. Read more

Likes?
Our room was very nice the bed was extremely comfortable, breakfast was lovely in a great setting, the sausages were the best I have ever tasted. Close to shops just a five minute walk.
Dislikes?
None
4
Claire Young couple Stayed: Oct 11

Cost bed, friendly welcoming staff and fantastic breakfast!

It was a perfect place to stay. Wanted to take the bed home with us :0) SO comfy. Brekkie was locally sourced and delicious, and all set in a v sweet 500 year old house. V nice! Read more

Likes?
The bed and breakfast ;0)
Dislikes?
No
5
DAVID Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

A beautiful night at the old house

I had a wonderful nights stay with ensuite and tea making facilities in this lovely homely spacious room Read more

Response

thank you for your warm comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay, hope we see you again before too long.

Likes?
I and my friends liked Everything about this B AND B it just oozed oldie worldie with all its wooden beams and old style wooden doors. I would recomend this as a 5 star as opposed to a 3 star.
Dislikes?
None
5
Susan Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 11

Quiet, friendly, comfortable, clean.....just what we wanted.

Delightful. Read more

Likes?
The large comfortable room and lovely shower room.
Dislikes?
No
5
Matthew Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

Comfortable overnight accommodation

We had a comfortable night in pleasant surroundings. The staff were friendly, helpful and obliging. Read more

Likes?
Lovely old building with loads of character. Very nice breakfast with local produce.
Dislikes?
We were in a 'cottage' which was a bit shabby in appearance from the outside. The gardens and surrounding areas were rather neglected looking which spoilt the first impression.
4
Melanie Family with young children Stayed: Aug 11

Fantastic room for a family

Stayed for one night for a wedding nearby. Our room was spacious and clean, beds comfortable. Ensuite clean and spacious with a good shower. There was plenty of storage space for clothes (wardrobe and drawers) that would be useful if we had been staying for more than one night. The house is beautiful, hosts very friendly and accomodating. Food was excellent and owner's were, quite rightly, proud of their locally sourced sausages. Price for a family room extremely great value. Read more

Likes?
Sausages! Location. Lovely old house with loads of character. Very friendly hosts
Dislikes?
No
5
Katy Alone Stayed: Aug 11

Pleasant Stay in a place with lots of character.

Helpful staff, happy with facilities, room clean and very spacious. Read more

Likes?
Lady on reception very helpful and friendly !
Dislikes?
None
4
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

First choice whenever visting Braintree

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
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5
Mark Young couple Stayed: Aug 11

Lovely Hotel in great location

One night's accommodation while attending a friends wedding. Read more

Likes?
Had bags of character and well looked after.
Dislikes?
Bathroom was a bit dingy and needed some attention.
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

A comfortable and relaxing place to stay with friendly, efficient service.

We had a pleasant overnight stay, slept well and enjoyed a good breakfast. Service was very friendly and prompt. Read more

Likes?
Large comfortable bedroom, spacious en suite bathroom, lovely characterful breakfast room and excellent service.
Dislikes?
Main lighting in bedroom rather dim.
4
susan Alone Stayed: Aug 11

would visit again

lovely quiet little cottage in the grounds of the hall. Comfortable, clean and everything I needed for an overnight stay Read more

Likes?
Easy to find and convenient.
Old hall is full of character
Dislikes?
No
4
Charles Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Well Recomended!

Attending a pre-arranged event in the area. Read more

Likes?
Welcoming hosts, characterful house, clean adequate facilities, comfortable bed, well cooked and presented breakfast, all as should be expected and good value.
Dislikes?
None
4
Clare Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Very helpful, friendly staff

Comfy bed, nice clean bathroom, powerful shower, quiet area, really helpful and friendly staff Read more

Likes?
staff and helpfulness
Dislikes?
tiny bit cold (but there were blankets provided)
4
Ann Family with older children Stayed: Jul 11

Value for money

Pleasant way to start our visit to Britain. Read more

Likes?
Nice rooms very nice bathrooms
Dislikes?
None
4
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Comfortable overnight stay

We were out for the evening so spent very little time in the room, but it was well equipped and the service and facilities were good. Read more

Likes?
The lounge and breakfast area is in a charming oak paneled and carved room with what I am sure would be a welcome fire in the winter.
The breakfast was very good and the service charming.
Dislikes?
The furniture and decoration in the bedroom was fit for purpose, but did not help give the room a welcoming feel.
It was a cool summer evening and the bedroom felt chilly.
4
Philip Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

Olde-worlde place in easy reach of town

Although a brief stay, it was very nice. I was pleasantly surprised with Braintree. There is a nice Italian restaurant down the road. Read more

Likes?
Breakfast was very good, car parking was good and spacious and the location was well-placed for walking into town for dinner.
Dislikes?
None
4
David Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Very impressed

A short two day business trip Read more

Likes?
Friendly people, happy to help, flexible.
Dislikes?
None
5
Douglas Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Interesting establishment

One night Read more

Likes?
Fascinating historic building
Dislikes?
None
3
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

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Response

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are able to visit again when in the area

Likes?
x
Dislikes?
x
5
Annette Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

A perfect relaxing break - I couldn't ask for any more.

We stayed 3 nights in the pine room at the Old House. We had a lovely welcome. The information in the folder in the room was just right. We were able to park easily and get out and about at times that suited us. The breakfast was excellent and served with a smile. There was a garden and alounge for customers use. Very relaxing. Read more

Likes?
The room was large with a good ensuite. Nice little touches with complimentary items to use. The tea and coffee facilities were well stocked. Every thing was spotless and we slept very well.
Dislikes?
I loved everything about this hotel and would stay again.
5
David Adult(s) Stayed: May 11

Spacious accomodation, excellent value.

reasonably comfortable Read more

Response

Thank you for your review - we started the Guest House 23 years ago and are constantly upgrading and trying to improve the rooms. The Oak room is the next room to be upgraded and your comments have been noted.

Likes?
Loved the historical bits - wood panelling and huge fireplace in lounge. Breakfast good.
Dislikes?
Some details were shabby, worn or cheap - the owners are quite new here. Small, old crt tv in room, mattress so old and soft, it was dangerous to sleep too near the edge of it.
4
Jane Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

Wedding Weekend

Arrived at 12 and was seen to our room, changed into our wedding attire and headed off to our friends wedding at Fennes. Arrived back at 12.45am and went straight to bed, slept well before getting up at 8.30am, showering, packing and having breakfast which was very tasty. Checked out at 10.30am Read more

Likes?
It was very inviting, friendly staff, comfy rooms and lots of character.
Dislikes?
No
4
PAUL Young couple Stayed: Apr 11

Just what it says on the tin. Nice little room with character. Lovely staff. Perfect for short break

We arrived very late to check in after being at a wedding all day but the staff were still very nice. They showed us to our room, told us all we needed to know. We had u functional little bathroom with shower. Kettle with tea and coffee. Tv. Breakfast was available to us but we didn't have it as we woke up late. I think if I were to say anything needed attention would be a less creaky bed!! Although mattress comfy. Lovely change to usual chain hotels, great character Read more

Likes?
Character, friendly, value for money
Dislikes?
Needs new bed frames!
4
Alexandra Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 11

Really relaxing welcome

A short break overnight to attend the wedding of a friend, we were two couples and one single. the location was easy to find, the parking was good, the breakfast was great Read more

Likes?
Homely feel with character
Dislikes?
None
5
Jo Alone Stayed: Apr 11

Fantastic value, friendly atmosphere

Stayed in the 'Garden Cottage' which is extremely spacious and quiet. Facilities very good, room extremely clean. Read more

Likes?
Very friendly, very comfortable, clean, good food.
Dislikes?
None
5
Ronald Alone Stayed: Mar 11

Comfort & Service in Braintree

If you're looking for a comfortable nights sleep, good service, Internet connection all in, then look no further. This 500 year old house has all modern facilities, along with the history. A quiet Bed breakfast hotel in the heart of Braintree. Plenty of parking, and service second to none. Nothing too much trouble for the owner. Would recommend to anyone. Read more

Likes?
Very Comfortable beds extremely clean and obliging.
Dislikes?
no
5
Daniel Alone Stayed: Mar 11

Good value for the money.

Overnight stay. Read more

Response

Perhaps there was a misunderstanding - the bathroom you had was for sole use of that room so was not shared with anyone else. All the rest of the rooms are with en suite.

Likes?
Peace and quite. Proximity to the city center. Price.
Dislikes?
I didn't like that the bathroom/toilet is shared with others.
4
Kerry Alone Stayed: Mar 11

One Night stay, very satisfied

One night stay after a local wedding at the Fennes. Close by and easy to get to and from the venue. I enjoyed my stay despite it being quite short and I would consider The Old House should I be in the area again. Read more

Response

thank you for your comments, we hope to see you again when you are in the area

Likes?
Great hospitality from the staff, large clean room with very comfortable bed. The Old House had character and the vegetarian breakfast was very tasty, very happy that the option was offered!
Dislikes?
The private bathroom was accessed by leaving the room and walking around the landing, therefore not as perfect as as en-suite, but good nonetheless.
5
Valerie Mature couple Stayed: Feb 11

Accommodation was comfortable and staff were very welcoming.

After our long journey to reach the hotel the staff were very welcoming and helpful. We stayed overnight after attending a family wedding. Read more

Response

thank you for your review, hope you had a better return journey

Likes?
Helpful and friendly staff, good, comfortable accommodation, good breakfast as well.
Dislikes?
No dislikes at all.
4
Vivienne Alone Stayed: Feb 11

Four poster heaven in the Pine Room.

It was my daughters wedding so stayed overnight. The hotel was lovely, staff very friendly, nothing was too much effort. Breakfast was wonderful, fresh and local produce. The only small thing was the room was lovely and warm in the evening but slightly cold in the morning but after a fantastic hot shower that solved the problem. Thanks for the lovely big towel, being a rather larger lady it is appreciated. Bed was lovely and comfortable and had a wonderful nights sleep. Read more

Response

Glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again if you are in the area again

Likes?
The location was right in the centre of Braintree and only 5 mins walk from the wedding venue. The staff were really friendly.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Anthony Alone Stayed: Dec 10

A Perfect Retreat from the Daily Grind

I stayed for 3 nights and found the facilities to be very comfortable, with large room and modern en-suite bathroom. The owners were friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. the freshly cooked breakfasts were excellent -checkout the local butcher's sausages. The food was cooked to order and hot, the coffee very tasty too. Read more

Likes?
Its location, close enough to the town without being in the thick of it, the modern bathroom and the breakfasts. Excellent value for money.
Dislikes?
None
5
Kenneth Mature couple Stayed: Nov 10

Comfortable quiet room. Helpful staff

Just an overnight stay to go to a friends 60th Birthday party. Read more

Likes?
Location near the town centre
Dislikes?
Thye dark green ceiling in the garden room
5
Stuart and Camila Young couple Stayed: Oct 10

Friendly B&B in nice location. Rooms very basic

We stayed one night for a wedding. Rooms are dated and basic so if you have dust mite allergy pack the antihistamines Read more

Likes?
Friendly service
Dislikes?
Bathroom/shower weren't great
2
Bryony Alone Stayed: Oct 10

Accommodation fine but the atmosphere lacked warmth

I spent one night here while attending a wedding in the area. Read more

Likes?
The room was large, airy, clean and comfortable with plenty of character. The bathroom was fine. The owners kindly let me check in an hour early in order to meet a deadline.
Dislikes?
The service was rather cold and impersonal and the breakfast very basic.
3
Carol Mature couple Stayed: Oct 10

We enjoyed a relaxed, well cared for stay.

A very friendly welcome & stay in a very comfortable en-suite room. We also enjoyed an excellent breakfast. Read more

Likes?
The owners are very friendly & welcoming making you feel at home straight away. The room & en-suite are very comfortable & spotlessly clean. The public atreas are also very clean & inviting.
Dislikes?
No
5
ZEPHRENY Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Would stay again

Three nights at the Old House while visiting various villages in Essex. Read more

Likes?
Quiet; architecturally interesting. Hosts welcoming and pleasant. Located within easy walking distance of the center of town. Immediately adjacent to the 89 bus to the Hedinghams, Halstead, etc.
Dislikes?
Was a little chilly at night and radiators didn't seem to be on yet. But the duvet kept me very warm.
4
Clive Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Convenient and comfortable

Have stayed before whilst visiting relative - beginning to feel like a 'second home'! Read more

Likes?
friendly welcome, distinctive historical house, comfortable room
Dislikes?
None
5
Gordon Family with older children Stayed: Sep 10

Met up with family for a wedding and we were all able to stay at the Old House Great weekend

Very homely Read more

Likes?
Interesting building and very relexe feeling.
Dislikes?
Not particularly
4
Gerald Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

very nice hotel

made to feel welcome and very restful Read more

Likes?
being a 16 century house very clean
Dislikes?
no
5
Susan With a colleague Stayed: Aug 10

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Stayed for two nights to attend a local event I go to every year and this is my favourite hotel out of about 5 in this town I have stayed in. Read more

Likes?
I had a lovely big bedroom with armchairs etc.and a particularly excellent ensuite shower room. Everything was spotlessly clean. Loved it!
Dislikes?
My friend had a bathroom across the hall; it was private but nevertheless not ensuite and doubtless an issue for some people.
4
mary Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 10

quite average but somewhat pokey accomodation

Single night whilst attending a family wedding nearby. Read more

Likes?
The owner was very friendly.
Dislikes?
The toilet was on a raised podium and was too high for an average height female!
3
carol Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Adequate for our needs

The man showing us our room did not have any shoes or socks on!!! The room was pleasant enough though the bed was very creaky. The bathroom had been refurbished and was good though the shower went from hot to cold on its own accord. Biscuits on tea tray would have been nice. Read more

Likes?
It had character but did smell musty when you walked in.
Dislikes?
No
3
Jessica Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 10

Charming introduction to a beautiful part of Essex.

Very nice, plenty of room, great facilities, would have loved to use garden if weather and time had permitted. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a very nice breakfast to round off a good quiet night. Read more

Likes?
Clean, tidy, plenty of room, and great to have tea making facilites.
Dislikes?
No, great stay.
5
Gregory Alone Stayed: Aug 10

A very cozy stay in an old, historic building.

My accomodations were spacious and the bed was wonderfuly comfortable. The owners couldn't have been friendlier either. Read more

Likes?
The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. I nice warm, intimate setting.
Dislikes?
Service at breakfast was a bit slow...but it wouldn't keep me from coming back again!
5
Graham Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Welcoming,Confortable and value for money

On our arrival Mrs Hughes made us very welcome. The room was clean, comfortable, and the shower was excellant. Breakfast was made to order and was well presented and sufficient. Read more

Likes?
A place of character, in which the old had been restored were necessary.
Dislikes?
Nothing at all, would go again if ever in that area
5
Carol Alone Stayed: Jul 10

UNFRIENDLY

I was immediately made to feel unwelcome. I arrived on time, or just before specified time and was rushed to the cottage. No phone in cottage had to go to the main building and there was only a pay phone there so you had to have the right change. When asked for change this was also an inconvenience. I couldn't contact anyone, taxi's etc. I didn't ask for much but when I did I was made to feel an inconvenience. It was a very uncomfortable atmosphere. Read more

Likes?
Convenience to town. Cottage was nice, could sit out the door and get the sun. Breakfast was good.
Dislikes?
Lighting poor in hallway near phone, literally no light. Reception terrible. Pay phones, eek. I was from Canada so did not have a cell phone. No phone in room.
2
Wil Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

marvellous

It was good to sleep. We have appreciated to hear about the history of the house and the family Read more

Likes?
we like the location, the silence and the great rooms and certainly the bathroom separate
Dislikes?
no
5
Ioanna Alone Stayed: Jul 10

friendly homely atmosphere

I spent a night at the Old House on my way to a new employment contract nearby after a day-long travel from Greece. Read more

Likes?
The welcome was friendly and my room was very quiet which helped me to unwind.
The service was efficient and the atmosphere very warm. I would definitely stay there if i were in the area again.
Dislikes?
none
4
Thomas Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

Quaint and great

Impresed with the room, we're only there one night however it was easy access to the town centre but far enough out not to get standard Saturday night 'traffic' past your window, Nice garden and great breakfast. Many thanks. Read more

Likes?
Parking, four poster bed and a good location.
Dislikes?
None
5
rob Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

very friendly will definatley stay again

wonderful room great surroundings lovely breakfast Read more

Likes?
great character and although on a road lovley and peaceful
Dislikes?
no it was great
5
john Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

Very welcoming and friendly

We stayed for two nights, in a very comfortable room, we had a very friendly welcome! breakfast was served very quickly and was lovely and hot, nothing seemed any trouble. Read more

Likes?
Everything, lovely and cosy friendly
Dislikes?
nothing at all everything was really good
5
Erich Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

quiet night in a hotel with friendly stuff

without any problems Read more

Likes?
very quiet room in a seperate cottage
Dislikes?
-
4
Judith Mature couple Stayed: May 10

Excellent old world charm

Overnight stop for a family occasion Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of owner, check in at 12 noon. Loved our huge room, found the location very central to Braintree Town, walking distance to and from our destination, great breakfast with local produce
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Nick Mature couple Stayed: May 10

It was okay for a one night stay after a wedding

ok Read more

Response

We are sorry that you were dissatisfied with your stay. The shower does work well, all our breakfasts are cooked freshly to order and we strive to keep a high standard at all times.

Likes?
It was convenient to wedding location
Dislikes?
It was very basic. Shower didn't work properly. Breakfast was heated up rather than freshly cooked - rubber eggs and over heated sausages
3
Jennifer Mature couple Stayed: May 10

Comfortable clean and friendly,a home away from home.

Relaxed and problem free. Ideal for our requirements. Read more

Likes?
Its position relative to the town and the fact that it had private parking facilities. Our hosts were obliging in all respects.
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Jean Alone Stayed: Apr 10

homely

relaxed and homely Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
none
5
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

Excellent accomodation

Welcome was friendly, room comfortable, slept well and breakfast excellent Read more

Likes?
Convenience and friendly
Dislikes?
Sorry that they do not take dogs!!!!
5
David Alone Stayed: Apr 10

Comfortable, friendly.

One night stop over. Secure on site parking. Booked a single room but the actual room I stayed in was huge. Tea/coffee making facilities provided (which doesn't always seem to be the case these days).
Breakfast room was friendly, with a good menu - which helped make the stay excellent value. Read more

Likes?
It lived up to the image presented in the publicity material.
Clean and very good value.
Would stay there again.
Dislikes?
No negatives.
4
John Patrick Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

Clean, comfortable & home to home atmosphere

When we arrived a friendly lady welcomed us & showed us to our accommodation. A comfortable, clean 'old style room was awaiting us with a tray with kettle, cups & tea & coffee & TV. A really comfortable, clean bed made our stay overnight very restful. A good full breakfast the following morning gave us a good start to the day. We would certainly stay there again. Read more

Likes?
The cleanliness of the room & bed
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Daniel Young couple Stayed: Apr 10

Friendly & Professinal

The staff were very friendly and helpful when needed. Everything was ready for us on arrival and departure. The room was clean and comfortable although a little cold when we arrived. Read more

Likes?
Professionalism from the owner / staff.
Dislikes?
The shower - Hardly any water coming from the shower head.
4
Margaret Alone Stayed: Mar 10

Enjoyable

Well situated for town centre Read more

Likes?
Comfortable room and good breakfast
Dislikes?
My room was situated at the front with a lot of traffic noise which made listening to the TV difficult
4
Caroline Alone Stayed: Mar 10

Convenient

Travelling to watch a Horse Show nearby Read more

Likes?
Close to Horse Show that I was attending and reasonably priced
Dislikes?
Surprised stayed in converted stables/ garages outside, especially as was by myself.
4
Jane Family with young children Stayed: Mar 10

A comfy, cosy, friendly, beautiful hotel in ideal surroundings

A comfy, cosy, friendly, beautiful hotel in ideal surroundings for exploring Essex. Read more

Likes?
Very friendly service - could not do enough for you.
Dislikes?
Rooms could have been just a little warmer
5
Tony Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

Comfortable and Welcoming

We enjoyed our stay finding the room well equipped and warm with the usual facilities.
Breakfast was fine and served promptly with seconds of coffee offered withour asking. Read more

Likes?
The character of the property which enhanced what was just a brief stay.
Dislikes?
The shower in our room (Oak Room) as it alternated between too hot and freezing cold however we altered the controls, making washing a challenge!!
We did inform the landlady who promised to check it
4
Sally Family with young children Stayed: Feb 10

Comfortable home away from home

A beautiful period property with good basic facilities. Owner is extremely helpful and the children love staying here. Bedroom was spacious even for a large double and two single beds and the inglenook fireplace in the bedroom was delightful. Our daughter discovered the bookcases on the landing and was please to be able to help herself. Breakfast was piping hot - freshly cooked and delicious and the toast just kept coming. Broadband connection available in the lounge if required. Read more

Likes?
Staying in a very old beamed property that has been made comfortable but not over commercialised.
Dislikes?
Nothing to dislike
5
Sally Alone Stayed: Jan 10

Friendly and comfortable home from home.

This is a hotel which should not be missed - it is like staying with friends. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is excellent. Beds are comfortable and very clean and the facilities are what you would expect for a small country house hotel. There are period features everywhere as the building dates back to the 15th century. It is within walking distance of the town and the local park and only 20 minutes from Stanstead on the new bypass. Read more

Response

Thank you for advising us at the end of your stay about the shower, this enabled us to fix the problem straight away.

Likes?
The peace and quiet is lovely.
Dislikes?
The shower was a little temperamental and I couldn't get the temperature to stay constant.
5
Davidd Adult(s) Stayed: Dec 09

Clean, comfortable and convenient.

Not really applicable as person completing the survey booked on behalf of others Read more

Likes?
As above
Dislikes?
Nothing untowardB
4
Kevin Alone Stayed: Dec 09

Relaxing homely feeling throughout

A comfortable, welcoming environment! Feels like home from home. Read more

Likes?
The homely feel with nothing being too much trouble!
Dislikes?
Nothing!
5
David Young couple Stayed: Nov 09

Poor bed, meager breakfast, looks like nothing improved the last 10 years at the old house

The Old house is still a well located B&B. The owners are definately very friendly and at the same time we got the feeling that they had lost heart in the project a little bit. We didn't see any improvements between when we visited last about 10 years ago and today. Read more

Response

We have never had our breakfasts described as meagre before! There is a wide choice with up to four courses available if wanted. We have had complaints about our beds but only that they are too comfortable making our guests oversleep! We have also updated and decorated all our rooms at least twice in the last 10 years.

Likes?
Good information about what there is to do and to eat around Braintree. As before, friendly staff. The "living' room with the fire place. The excellent location if you want to explore East Anglia.
Dislikes?
The bed was awful, way to soft, we both had back pains after one night! The shower was horrible, we couldn't get it adjusted so it would give a steady warm stream. The tabs the bathroom were also worn
1
Nicola Adult(s) Stayed: Nov 09

Would use again but double check what you have paid for when booking!

Was close to the venue, rooms were a good size. Disappointed with the money that I paid for a room with private bathroom when it was not private at all. Would use again if I went to a wedding at the Fennes. Staff were friendly, Bathroom could be updated but old features in the house were very welcoming. Read more

Response

We do not like any of our guests to leave disappointed. Our one room with a private bathroom means that the bathroom is not attached to the room but is down the corridor and is for sole use of guests of that one room hence the price is less than a room with en suite which would have the bathroom attached to the bedroom.

Likes?
The old house was beautiful and the area was great, very convenenint for the Fennes weddings.
Dislikes?
I paid for a double room with a private bathroom and we did not have a bathroom in our room but where the only couple staying in that part of the house. This was not true.
4

The Old House Information

Facilities

  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopier
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 12:00 till 22:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 10:30
  • Child Policy: Children welcome
  • Pets: No pets

Description

The Old House is a character, listed 16th century building. A family run bed & breakfast conveniently situated for Braintree town centre, railway station and buses. Fifteen miles from Stansted and close to Freeport Shopping Village where there are also restaurants, ten pin bowling and cineworld. The town centre can also porvide a wide choice of restaurants and pubs while nearby are Cressing Temple Barns, Hedingham Castle and Coggeshall. Convenient for the Fennes estate and Gosfield Hall and several other wedding venues. All our large bedrooms have freeview television and beverage trays. Our special four poster room can provide something sprcial with the option of a Special package with flowers in the room and breakfast served in the room or De Luxe package with flowers, fruit, chocolates, biscuits as well as breakfast served in the room. Ground floor room is available. There is plenty of parking on site and mature gardens are somewhere to relax in the summer while our lounge provides a log fire to relax in front of in the winter. Free Broadband access is available in the lounge as well as wi fi in rooms, limited, due to structure of building. A small, private function room is available which is suitable for a variety of special occasions and meetings, Breakfast offers a variety of choices and special diets can be catered for.

Ground Floor room available

On-site parking, Free parking,

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