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Flink's Barn

Monk Street near Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2NR (Ref. 1054079)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

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

    - Pamela, July 2021

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.


  • 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

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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.

Region Information

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