A home from home for holiday or business guests in beautiful Saffron Walden.

Local Area Information

Saffron Walden, a beguiling and historic town in its own right, is the perfect base for exploring nearby Cambridge, further into East Anglia and its varied coastline, London, and many other places in this part of the UK. It is also coveniently situated for London Stansted Airport. But don't take our word for it! - take a look around the town for yourself, here - or here for more of a birds-eye view.

"Looking originally for a self-catering flat between London and Cambridge we found out what a fascinating town Saffron Walden is."

The town's size (population c16,500), belies an astonishing selection of things to see and do - in both range and quality.

Right in the heart of the town, the Market, established in the 12th century, takes place every Tuesday and Saturday in the Market Place which is surrounded by a fascinating range of mostly Victorian buildings. Elsewhere in the town centre, all of which is a conservation area, are fine examples of architecture from every age along with still clearly-discernable street patterns first laid out in the 13th century when plans for a 'new town' were implemented. Pick up a free Town Trail leaflet from our Tourist Information Centre and while away a few hours discovering Saffron Walden's architectural treasures along with its many wonderful cafés and eating places!

The town centre is within easy walking distance, as are our new world-class concert hall Saffron Hall, our award-winning independent cinema Saffron Screen, and one of English Heritage's finest UK properties, Audley End House & Garden. Slightly further, but still a comfortable walk is Saffron Walden Museum, the Fry Art Gallery, the town Common with its 17th-century turf Maze, and Bridge End Gardens, an enchanting collection of different gardens laid out in Victorian times, now fully restored to their former glory.

Leaflets about all of these, and many other attractions, are provided in the flat and the proprietors, who both have an in-depth knowledge of Saffron Walden and the surrounding area, are always happy to advise guests about places worth visiting or upcoming local events.