Piglets Boutique B&B

UK England East Anglia Essex Saffron Walden

  • Adults only
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Adults Only
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B
This luxury Essex B&B is ideal for a thoroughly indulgent yet affordable short break.

Housed in an ingeniously renovated piggery with a large and airy brand new timber clad extension that forms part of Chrissie and Max Parker's Essex home, Piglets Boutique B&B is the result of a lot of travel, research and nights in hotels and B&Bs. Years of travelling around and an enthusiasm for eating out gave Max and Chrissie the idea to create the ultimate luxury B&B, and that's exactly what they've done, in what is an unusual – and unusually comfortable – Essex home-from-home.

The B&B has 5 guest rooms, all beautifully kitted out with an impeccable eye for detail and a level of comfort that would put quite a few five-star hotels to shame. Rooms are contemporary in style and have super-king-size beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs, Netflix, ultra-fast wifi, DAB radio with bluetooth, tea-and coffee-making facilities that include Lavazza espresso machines and fresh milk, plus en-suite bathrooms with power showers, bathrobes and Ferragamo toiletries (no less!). There are lots of little extras like an ironing board and iron, high-speed hairdryer and lots of USB charging points for all your devices. The ground floor bedrooms have private entrances while one of the the first floor rooms has a private balcony and the other overlooks the Mediterranean patio area. Probably the most unique feature of the property, however, is its large natural swimming pond, which some of the rooms overlook and whose decked surrounds are a perfect place for a spot of summer sunbathing.

Chrissie and Max also place a real emphasis on food and drink, making sure that breakfast is a big part of the experience, with an excellent Full English but also lots more besides, including great  great locally sourced sausages, bacon and ham, plus smoked salmon, eggs all styles, veggie and vegan options and freshly made fruit salads or pancakes. They also offer various sharing platters for lunch or dinner and will put together a picnic if you're going out walking or cycling. Or you can just stay home and make the most of their well-stocked 'honour bar', with its gin library, cocktails and ample choice of beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and treats (including excellent local ice cream). There's a comfy guest lounge with books and luxury board games and separate TV room.

Location-wise, it couldn't be better – a hop, skip and a jump from London, and just a short drive from Cambridge, yet rural enough to feel like a real escape. Their adults-only policy makes it a unique place for grown-ups to relax and unwind, whether it's in the swimming pond or just by making the most of the multiple walks you can do from the doorstep. There is a small  but well equipped gym, an extensive games room and a Péntanque terrain is currently being built. The delights of Essex's most underrated town, Saffron Walden, is five minutes' away. The B&B is also a good base for Cambridge, which is just a 30-minute drive. All in all it would be hard not to feel relaxed after a few days in the company of Max and Chrissie, who between them have created an indulgent and easily accessible place for short breaks from London and around.

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Facilities

Our honour bar is possibly better than anywhere I can think of. We have over 50 gins on offer, ready made cocktails, an amazing selection of not only house wines but fine wines too as well as just about any other drink, both alcoholic and non alcoholic you can think of. Not forgetting our homemade Limoncello, Ginello and cider.

Suitable For

Favourite bedroom is Hempstead as I particularly like the bold colour and pictures in there plus it opens onto the decking by the swimming pond. I also think sitting in the guest lounge whether  reading or watching all the wild birds on our feeders is very relaxing too.

Nearby

It’s so peaceful, you feel yourself relaxing almost immediately.  We’ve had more than one guest who has immediately extended their booking on arrival such Is the impact of Piglets and even locals form just 5 miles away saying they could be somewhere in the Med while dining on our patio.

Food & Drink

On the Mediterranean patio definitely! On a warm summer evening, you really do feel like you are abroad.  Guests have often stayed outside until midnight, enjoying the night sky and the local owl.  Away from here, Max and I both like the Fleur de Lys pub about 6 miles away.  Great landlords/atmosphere, beer and food.

Open

Open all year. 

Pricing

Double rooms from £140 a night.

The Owner Says

We think Piglets is a really special place to stay – and we think you will too!

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Rooms

Five double rooms with en-suite bathrooms – three on the ground floor, two on the first floor. 

Ashdon

Double Room Sleeps 2
First floor overlooking the natural swimming pond and with private balcony.

Hempstead

Double Room Sleeps 2
Ground floor with private entrance and separate French windows opening onto the decking by the swimming pond.

Radwinter

Double Room Sleeps 2
Radwinter en-suite bedroom is on the ground floor of old Piglets and has private access directly from our car park and separate direct interior access to the breakfast room, guest lounge and honour bar.

Sampford

Double Room Sleeps 2
Sampford is on the first floor of Piglets overlooking our Mediterranean style patio with an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and hardwood floors

Widdington

Double Room Sleeps 2
Ground floor with private entrance and views over the Mediterranean patio.

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Location

Contact Website  01799 599 800  Piglets Boutique B&B, Piglets Boutique B&B, Piglets Corner, Top Road, Upper Green, Wimbish Village, Saffron Walden, Essex

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