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Flink's Barn

Monk Street near Thaxted, Essex (Ref. 1054079)


(19 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for the two of us and we didn't need for anything."

    Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2022

  • "The wet room does mean that couples sharing must be good friends!"

    The owners are pleasant approachable people and the accomodation is excellent overall.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "We really loved Flinks Barn it was an idyllic escape very relaxing and the sheep ..."

    We really loved Flinks Barn it was an idyllic escape very relaxing and the sheep and horses and nature all around a big bonus the owners are very helpful with anything you need a real home from home highly recommended

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2022

  • "We had a really nice week at Flink's Barn, and the owners Christine & John were lovely."

    Watching the sunset over the field with sheep in the evenings with birdsong was tranquil. We had lovely days catching up with our family and friends we hadn't seen in 3 yrs. Thaxted has many memories for us as a family, my late father in law painted the windmill around 1936 which had sails then. Highly recommend visiting this beautiful part of Essex, which has hidden gems. Flink's Barn is well situated for exploring the countryside, and interesting places to visit like Colchester, Saffron Waldron, Lavenham, go for a boat ride at Bishop's Stortford. Flink's Barn was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very welcoming. We had a lovely welcome pack of chocolate biscuits, fresh farm eggs, milk, tea, and a beautiful vase of fresh flowers and herbs that made me feel at home. Also very impressed with the rack of spices and herbs and cooking oil, it certainly felt like home from home. Thank you Christine & John for a lovely stay, our trip back to our former home county has been memorable.

    Reviewed by AnnieMay 2022

  • "Superb little place is Flink's Barn."

    Very clean & homely. Everything thought of to make an easy holiday. Property very well insulated, so very warm. The hosts are wonderful people who impart local knowledge, also have the perfect balance on checking all is ok. This like for so many will be a return visit for us.

    Reviewed by JoselynMay 2022

  • "Cottage is situated in a pleasant rural position with a few of sheep grazing."

    Owners could not be nicer and are on hand if you have any problems. Pub is less than five minutes walk.

    Reviewed by JoyMay 2022

  • "Well equipped, comfortable and spacious with friendly owners who made me very welcome."

    They included many little extras like eggs, milk, squash, cooking oil etc. I enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday Barn."

    Clean, warm and comfortable. Good location, local shops and nice pub in walking distance. Great hosts, very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "A perfect place to slow down and unwind , hosts very helpful and polite."

    Will definitely return there again.

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2022

  • "Lovely little place to stay, friendly owners."

    Convenient for local walks. Final instructions need to be amended to say the property is just off Folly Mill Lane off the Monk Street address.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "Christine and John are very welcoming hosts, lovely place, so cosy and comfortable, it puts it's arms around you as soon as you arrive."

    Pretty view over a valley, fresh flowers, fresh eggs, fresh veg, we didn't want to leave!!!! We love animals, so being able to stroke a horse (Tango) and ducks around the yard made it special. Do not miss staying at this place.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "Peaceful, quiet location in a very picturesque area."

    Comfortable, home from home feel. Excellent hosts, doing all they can to make the stay an extremely pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Very well insulated property. Warm and cosy in chilly weather.

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2021

  • "Well appointed accommodation in a beautiful area run by a lovely couple."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "The moment we entered Flink’s Barn we felt at home."

    It is spacious, cosy, clean and comfortable with plenty of storage and an ideal base for a holiday with beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Thaxted is a lovely old village and is set in wonderful countryside yet it’s near to local amenities and transport links and there is a great village pub literally round the corner from the cottage. We would definitely return and highly recommend. Thank you to Christine and John our hosts who were so friendly and helpful and allowed us to see the lambs on the farm when our granddaughter visited.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2021

  • "Lovely welcome, tea ,coffee, biscuits and spring flowers."

    Spring lambs, country walks and a pub offering take aways, excellent food reasonably priced on the doorstep. Comfortable living and very nice hosts.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "Christine and John were excellent hosts."

    Flink's Barn was the perfect spot for me to perform my necessary self-isolation upon arrival in the UK. It is situated on a 30 acre farrm with chickens, geese, horses and the River Chelmer runs along the edge of the property. Christine was readily available to answer any questions. Christine knew I would be working remotelyfor the duration of my stay she even put a second desk in, prior to my arrival and without me asking, to give me more workspace. The space is well laid out and very comfortable and clean. Fresh farm eggs, biscuits, tea and coffee were all complimentary upon arrival. I couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay. I will definitely be back should the need arise.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Flints cottage."

    It is extremely well equipped and a lovely warm place to come back to after a day visiting the beautiful villages in Essex.The nearby village of Thaxted is definately worth a visit. Thank you to Christine for the welcome pack of milk,eggs tea ,coffee and biscuits much appreciated. The weather wasn't kind to us but we were happy to spend time in our cosy cottage reading,sewing and playing board games etc and having a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2020

  • "The two of us very much enjoyed staying 4 nights at Fink's Barn, which is nicely set in a farm in the Essex countryside, and ideal for a walking holiday."

    The ground floor flat was very well appointed, with kitchen-diner/living room, TV and nice lighting. The bathroom is well fitted out as an open annex off the 2 single bedroom. Lovely views across the fields from the barn door. We enjoyed 5 days of walking in lovely country, and a visit to Thaxted - not to to be missed - with a splendid church which should be visited. We also enjoyed a visit to Duxford Airfield and Museum (IWM), which should not be missed. Altogether a relaxing and refreshing holiday.

    Reviewed by MelvinOct 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Use of owner's shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Small step up to the property
  • Note: There is a sofa bed in the sitting area allowing for a flexible sleeping arrangement

The property

Thaxted 1.7 miles.

Tucked away in the rolling English countryside, in the sleepy hamlet of Monk Street, you will find the picture-perfect cottage, Flink's Barn.

Set over the ground floor, this attractive blue dwelling offers an idyllic base for a romantic retreat for two to Essex.

Admire the traditional stable door as you step inside this inviting open-plan living space and unwind in the plush white armchair.

Take to the charming country-style kitchen and prepare a hearty home-cooked dinner with the help of the handy appliances and utensils that lie within the pretty oak cabinets.

Take a seat at the spacious dining table and indulge in your mouth-watering meal as you map out your plans for the duration of your stay and raise a glass of bubbly to time well-spent with your significant other.

Grab a board game from the shelf or snuggle close to your partner as you watch a captivating movie on the TV.

Lay your head to rest in the tranquil double bedroom, decorated with calming blue hues and pretty floral curtains, as well as an eye-catching oak armchair where you can delight in your favourite novel.

The double bedroom also benefits from a contemporary en-suite wet room with a shower, basin and WC, perfect for guests with limited mobility.

Enjoy warm summer days lounging on the lawn of the owner’s shared garden, or grab your bikes and head to the National Trust owned Hatfield Forest for an exciting cycle through the ancient royal hunting grounds, spotting thousand-year-old trees.

There is a diverse array of wildlife on the farm, including otter, kingfishers, mink, river clams and lamprey.

Take a relaxing stroll through Flitch Way Country Park or admire the stunning landscapes of The Gardens of Easton Lodge.

Step back in time with a tour of the medieval Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village and see the imposing ruins of the Temple of Concord.

The flourishing market town of Saffron Walden boasts a number of medieval buildings, making it a fascinating place for a leisurely stroll, a market has been held within the town since 1141 and is still held on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Travel to the town of Colchester and discover the grand Colchester Castle and the remains of the Roman-built Balkerne Gate.

Saunter along the banks of the River Colne before meeting the exotic residents of the Colchester Zoo.

Wander the aisles of the magnificent Chelmsford Cathedral or spot the glistening waters of The Chelmsford Waterfall.

Spend the day at the stately home of Hylands House or venture further afield to Watford for the Warner Bros Studio Tour London.

Embrace unforgettable experiences with your loved one on a getaway at Flink's Barn.

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About the location


Haverhill 12.7 miles; Chelmsford 20.4 miles; Colchester 30.9 miles

Thaxted is a picture-perfect town nestled in the open English countryside in the beautiful county of Essex. Dating back to as early as the 12th century, this historical town lined with striking medieval dwellings exudes both character and charm. Home to a breath-taking parish church and eye-catching windmill, this town offers an idyllic base from which to explore the very best that rural Essex has to offer. Sitting within reaching distance of the cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford, visitors can delight in days spent learning of the rich local history at landmarks such as The Round Church, Chelmsford Cathedral and Bridge of Sighs, or wandering the great halls of the 17th century Museum of Cambridge and Colchester Castle. Closer to home lies The Gardens of Easton Lodge and over in Stansted Mountfitchet you will find the imposing Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village, and wander the halls of the House on the Hill Museum. Further afield, the capital of London provides a fantastic day out for the whole family. Catch dinner and a show in the famous West End, or enjoy a spot of shopping in some of the finest department stores within the country. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish in a scenic hike through West Wood Little Sampford or Rushy Mead. A wonderful town offering endless adventures.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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