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4.7/5 from 28 Reviews

96 % Would Recommend

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Bonningtons

(28 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.7

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  • 4.7
Geoff Alone Stayed: May 15

good clean accomodation

Business trip nice place Read more

Likes?
Good accomodation
Dislikes?
No
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

totally different a very novel place with great comfort, will be back soon

totally spontaneous and very pleasantly surprised. Looking for a stop gap stay and wish it had been longer Read more

Likes?
being a very old farm site with converted barns this really gave the place character and with the George pub opposite with great beer and food also character what more do you need.
Dislikes?
No perfect
5
Elaine Alone Stayed: Feb 15

Top-notch B&B for Stansted Airport

I booked rather late and, this being just a stop-off before catching a plane, went for a low price. I got real value for money and would not hesitate to return. The hostess was charming & friendly. The room was clean & comfortable, as well as warm & cosy on a cold rainy night. The bed was firm, & I slept well. After a good breakfast, I was on my way, directed to a petrol station by my hostess to fill up my rental car, and at the airport very quickly. Highly recommended. Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of hosts & warm welcoming room. Nice firm bed. Plenty of parking; very handy for Stansted Airport.
Interesting booklet on history of house (listed buildings) & local, helpful information
Dislikes?
Friendly welcome from hosts. Clean & comfortable room, lovely & warm on a miserable rainy day! Large en-suite with bath. Self-service breakfast. Good value for money,
5
lisa Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 14

beautiful home/B & B, very friendly & relaxed

We had a great time, planes a little noisy in the morning after a night out but everything else was perfect! Read more

Likes?
The room, comfy bed & lovely location
Dislikes?
Noise of the planes early morning, we were aware, short time but noisier than we thought.
5
michael Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

Family wedding

We had an excellant weekend, weather very good, we where allowed in our room early to get changed and freshened up for the wedding as we had just travelled from Norfolk. Read more

Likes?
The accommodation was very close to the church and reception for our family wedding.
Dislikes?
Did not realize how close it was to Stansted Airport and how often planes took off.
4
Sajida Family with older children Stayed: Aug 14

Home from home.

I stayed here with my daughter for 2 nights. We arrive late the first night but this was not a problem. The couple were very friendly & helpful. Read more

Likes?
I enjoyed the stay, it was easy access to everywhere I needed to visit. Felt very comfortable and would definitely book again.
Dislikes?
None
5
Alan Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 14

Quaint authentic guest house with very comfortable beds!

A perfect place for an overnight stay, close to where our friend's party was. Everyone was envious that we had managed to stay here as others had tried and it was fully booked - lucky us! We will definitely be staying again next year. Read more

Likes?
The room was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. We really liked the UK/London theme of the room too. The owners were great and very friendly too. The breakfast was cleverly done.
Dislikes?
The shower was not great as the stream of water was rather weak - this was the only downside of the room.
5
Simon Family with young children Stayed: Sep 13

nice relaxing place that met our needs perfectly

Great that we could prepay and have the trust to get breakfast at our leisure. It meant we felt as relaxed as you could be with 2 kids. Read more

Likes?
Hassle free
Dislikes?
None
4
Kathleen Mature couple Stayed: May 13

Cottage feel accommodation in a lovely setting with modern breakfast facility

Spent 3 nights in this cosy cottage style accommodation whilst visiting our son and family in nearby Sawbridgeworth. It was only 10 minutes from their house so very handy and we could come and go as we liked as the room was totally self contained. Read more

Likes?
The unusual and quirky setting, the lovely breakfast room with excellent choice of cold breakfast items and the friendly welcome from both the owners.
Dislikes?
None
5
Shane Alone Stayed: Oct 12

a very comfortable, friendly and relaxing stay i have had for a long time

a very comfortable bed and the room was very warm. the owner was very nice and showed me everything i needed to know, from the local pub to the dining room Read more

Likes?
the room was fantastic with wifi which was great and finding the wet room was very nice
Dislikes?
no
5
Sophie Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 12

Totally amazing.

I treated my friend to a night away from home - we have never been so relaxed! Perfect location, perfect service. I only live 2 minuites down the road but the fact a place so lovely is so close is really nice. Read more

Likes?
The room was exceptional. Clean, welcoming, comfortable. I slept so well, no noise, with the heater on the room warmed up quickly. The tea facilities saw is through the night after a drink at the pub!
Dislikes?
The only thing missing was a DVD player with the TV. Not a lot of B+B's have them but for me and my age group we usually want to watch a film in the evening - luckily we bought a laptop though.
5
John Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 12

Great location, great room and perfect breakfast with lovely host

Great location, great room and perfect breakfast with lovely host Read more

Likes?
Great location, great room and perfect breakfast with lovely host
Dislikes?
None
5
vera Family with older children Stayed: Dec 11

beautifull place, verry nice people, excellent transport from airport.

one night Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
chauer, everything uin bathroom got wet
5
claire Young couple Stayed: Dec 11

Perfect

Our stay was ideal for our needs and we wished we could book at least one more night but had to leave early. The location was a little further out than we thought but worth it when we arrived as we were booked into a barn in the gardens and upstairs too. The room was like an attic room, very cosy and compact, perfect for a romantic night away. Read more

Likes?
Everything, even the way we had to go into another small barn and up the stairs into a roof room where a very varied breakfast was laid out.
Dislikes?
Only that when we went to breakfast, the room was absolutely freeeezing and we could even see our breath emmitting so this made us feel inclined to just grab and go which was a pity as it was so nice.
5
Helen Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Lovely, welcoming, comfortable stay after a long tiring day!

I stayed at the hotel during my visit to London. It was SO nice after a long day of business appointments to come back to such a lovely hotel, with friendly, helpful professional staff, and lovely owners. The house is in a lovely quiet area and I felt safe and very comfortable. The rooms are next door to the main house in barn-like conversions and are extremely comfortable & full of great facilities that you need during your stay. Very good value and I would definately stay again :) A** Read more

Likes?
Fantastic high quality shower/wet room en-suite, great facilities,comfortable double bed,flatscreen TV with many channels, great internet connection, great parking,spotlessly clean,lovely location A*!
Dislikes?
Its difficult to fault such a lovely place, the only thing I would highly recommend is raising the level in the room (number 6)so it is all one level. I would love to come back! Thankyou :)
5
Susan Lesley Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 11

Wonderful...

I stayed for 1 night only and was throughly impressed with the quiet location, the room which is separated from the main house was delightful. Breakfast was on offer all morning, no time restriction. I would definitely recommend this lovely b&b. The local pub was friendly, food was good and just a stone throw from the b&b. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
john Mature couple Stayed: Mar 11

excellent stay in essex

very convenient for our travelling trips. Made very welcome and location was very convenient for our purpose.Breakfast was well presented and very plentiful. Read more

Likes?
Everything really.
Dislikes?
No.
4
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Feb 11

Perfect for our needs

No problem. Electric power tripped out and this was sorted out immediately. Read more

Response

previous occupants had managed to spill the kettle water into the plug socket

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
No
5
Iris Alone Stayed: Dec 10

convenient for the airport.

My stay was very short as I left at 5am but the bed was comfortable and the room was warm on a very cold night! Read more

Response

The TV has an alarm facility, this is explained in the information brochure

Likes?
the accessibility of the cabins
Dislikes?
i wasn't there long enough to form an opinion
5
Tomasz Mature couple Stayed: Nov 10

v good

nice Read more

Likes?
place
Dislikes?
shower - water runs very hot and all of the sudden changes into quite cold without any adjustments. moreover there is not much water running
5
Jeff and Tracy Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Cosy and welcoming

Convenient,comfortable.Would definitely recommend this b and b.We arrived late at night to find a cosy room tastefully decorated with the curtains left slightly ajar so that we felt we were expected. Although left to our own devices we did not feel neglected.The breakfast was continental and had everything you could possibly want.Waitrose everything,fresh friut,croissant even eccles cakes which i love.Delightful coach house, the loft was a super place to have breakfast Read more

Likes?
Its proximity to motorway and airport in a lovely little village with a smashing pub across the road.A terrific house red by the way.The lady who ran Bonningtons was friendly and relaxed.
Dislikes?
No not really.Obviously the planes blight the village but the flight plan does change so that you dont get them all the time and they did not stop us from getting a good nights 'kip'
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Very convenient for Stansted with comfortable accomodation and safe parking

Pleasant and convenient with good transport arrangements to and from airport. Appreciated the personal attention. Read more

Likes?
Owner very pleasant and helpful.Room very comfortable. Very impressed by breakfast arrangements, particularly the fruit. Overall,good value.

Very convenient parking for car as site is very compact.
Dislikes?
Stairs to room could be a problem for older people.
5
Christian Young couple Stayed: Aug 10

Chaotic stay

When we arrived nobody was there, in night (c. 1am) we were disturbed by other guests which were told that our room would be their room. Breakfast was complete self service and we did not see our host in the morning, at all. Read more

Response

Unfortunately the previous late arrival guests had randomly taken the wrong room, this then disrupted the next late arrivals. Although we offer 24 hour reception it is not manned instruction/information sheets are left for each late arrival guest at reception. It should be noted that we are a small private guest house not a 24x7 fully managed large hotel chain, we do our best but this mistake was outside of our control. This couple left early so we didnt see them in the morning.

Likes?
clean rooms
Dislikes?
noisy (planes starting/landing, slim walls), no service offered at all, chaotic organisation
3
Manfred Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Locker - gemütlich- geschmackvoll

Eine Übernachtung vor dem Rückflug auf dem Flughafen London / Stansted.(Nur 20 Minuten bis zum Flughafen) Read more

Likes?
Das Zimmer war sehr geschmackvoll und modern eingerichtet und hatte großen Wohlfühl-Charakter.
Das "Selfmade - Breakfast" war etwas ungewohnt, die bereitgestellten Zutaten ließen keine Wünsche übrig
Dislikes?
Es war alles in Ordnung!
4
kelly Young couple Stayed: May 10

A beautiful place with such character

I could not have picked a more perfect place to stay. I will definetly be returning in the future. Read more

Likes?
Its surroundings and its character
Dislikes?
No
5
Geraldine Family with young children Stayed: Apr 10

Excellent, charming and refreshingly simple - thank you

Great rooms (we had two adjoining rooms each with en-suite). Very helpful in suggesting where to have supper, and very easy to overnight with 3 boys. Read more

Likes?
Ease of location, countryside settting and all roun very tastefully and well done.
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Stuart and Michelle Young couple Stayed: Nov 09

Pleasant stay close to Hatfield Forest

Convenient for Bishop's Stortford and Stansted, polite and friendly host, ample parking, simple self-service breakfast. Read more

Likes?
Breakfast available at any time that suits.
Dislikes?
None
4
Joachim Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 09

No Headline Provided

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Likes?
None
Dislikes?
None
5

Bonningtons Information

Facilities

  • Adjoining rooms
  • Airport/Train/Bus pick-up service
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking

Business Facilities

  • Fax machine
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 16:00 till 22:30
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Child Policy: Children welcome - with age limit
  • Pets: No pets

Description

The precise age of Bonningtons is not known, however first records originate from the early 1600s so it is likely that the house pre-dates this by a few years indicating a very late 16th century or early 17th century property. It is now a Grade II listed building with a number of key listed features. The estate itself also included Hatfield Forest. It was Jacob Houblon that created the current lake to be found in the centre of the forest, some time around 1740. All guest rooms are fully ensuite and have tea/coffee facilties, TV, (Hairdryer and alarm clock available on request). A continental breakfast is served at anytime and we can recommend lunch/evening meals at the Three Horshoes pub or the George pub, across the road to Bonningtons. Please note parking is charged at £4.00 per day not including the night of stay but every day there after including the day of return. Places nearby to visit include The Toy Museum and Hatfield Forest.

we do have a number of rooms on the ground floor, rooms 1,4,5, and 6

On-site parking, Free parking, Long-term parking,

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