A gorgeous historic cottage in the centre of the picturesque Medieval town of Saffron Walden.
A gorgeous historic cottage in the centre of the picturesque Medieval town of Saffron Walden.
Relax in this beautiful ancient cottage just steps from artisan bakers, delis, famous Pubs and restaurants and a myriad of interesting shops and historic buildings.
The cottage was built at a time when the famous Saffron fields were creating the wealth for this beautiful Market Town.
Cottage Walk Through
You enter the cottage into a large downstairs area almost split in two by beams to provide a lovely dining area which extends into a very well equipped and impressive kitchen. To the right on the other side of the beams is a large cosy sitting area with a big wood burning stove to relax in front of.
The beautiful broad wood floor and the ancient, exposed beams clearly show the age of the cottage and create a special atmosphere for guests to savour.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a big master bedroom, in between them is a lovely bathroom with a bath and a separate shower.
This lovely Character Cottage is in a quiet dead-end lane so there is no noise from passing traffic and there is unrestricted parking in the lane.
Please note that outside High Season this cottage offers a reduced rate for just two guests, who use one bedroom only.
The owners Helen and Alex provides you with a lovely Breakfast Hamper, fresh flowers and a bottle of Fizz help you unwind. There are basics like coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil, etc, in the cottage.
French doors lead out into the sunny garden which has a terraced area for dining outside and a lawn to lie on in summer.
The garden is completely enclosed and lit up at night for a you to enjoy a drink before venturing out to explore the foodie delights close by.
Miller Cottage is in a quiet cul-de-sac very close to the centre of Saffron Walden, it is steps away from excellent artisan bakers and lovely tea rooms, cafes, interesting pubs, good restaurants and the lovely formal Bridge End gardens.
Saffron Walden is a picturesque Medieval Town particularly rich in historic buildings and has had a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays since 1141 with a wide range of stalls from fruit and vegetables to olives, bread, whole foods, fish, flowers, antiques and collectables, clothing, jewellery and more, winning awards for being ‘The best small market’ in the Great British Market Awards. Jamie Oliver lives nearby and is an enthusiastic shopper at the market.
The beautiful Stately Home of Audley End is just a Mile away and wonderful place to visit
Some of the outstanding features of the town are the beautiful St Mary’s Church, the Old Sun Inn, the Eight Bells, the Cross Keys, Saffron Walden Museum which is a Natural History Museum with everything from Mammoth tusks to Mummies, The Castle Keep ruins and the stunning Bridge End Garden with its immaculate Victorian Gardens and huge Maze. There is also The Fry Art Gallery and the attractive Common with its mile long turf labyrinth, there are even local Vineyards that can be visited.
The town is host to many Arts and crafts activities such as the Saffron Screen, a hugely successful Cinema, a state of the Art Concert Hall, literary, music and maze festivals, Theatrical groups and organisations, many musical organisations and choirs. A visit to the beautiful Saffron Walden Library, Fairycroft House Arts and Media Centre, Saffron Screen, Saffron Hall and Fry Art Gallery will fill you with enthusiasm and appreciation of the many activities that are on offer in this lovely little town.
Close by is the wonderful Audley End House and Gardens which are a great day out with so much to do and see.
The countryside and tiny, picturesque villages around Saffron Walden are a joy to explore.
The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is just a 20 minute drive away and a really amazing experience, and Cambridge, which next to it, is a lovely days outing.
Standard Inclusive Features
The cottage is a complete little home and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: Your cottage has a cosy woodburning stove and we provide a basket with firewood and there is more for you to purchase with an honesty tin.
There is a smart TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders guide to the local area.
Bikes: Please check with me that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence
Baby: please let us know if you are bring a baby, we provide a travel cot with a mattress, and a high chair but please bring bedding
Dog: Water bowl is provided.
Two Well behaved Doggies are always welcome. Please see Pet Rules
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Central Heating
- Clothes Airer or Washing Line
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Dog Friendly
- Enclosed garden or large dog area
- Garden - Enclosed
- Handheld Shower
- High Chair Provided
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- Open Fire or Wood Burner
- Shower, Walk In
- Smart TV
- Towels Provided
- Travel Cot Provided
What the Guests Say...
Such a gorgeous cottage, with every possible need catered for.
Thank you for all the lovely little touches, that made our stay even more special.
‘The Eight Bells’ food was nice, but it was cold in the restaurant. New restaurant ‘Elizza’ – the food was lovely, and the staff also. ‘Crosskeys’ – waited a VERY long time for small, cold portions of food. ‘Bridge End’ Gardens, absolutely stunning! Thank You!
PS. We will be back!
What a fabulous stay!
Saffron Walden is a delight – Great market on Tuesday, lovely coffee shops, and a great lunch at ‘Chaters’.
The best bit was this cottage, a lovely haven for a frazzled woman!
Thanks for all the special touches – they made me feel really at home.
Am already planning my next visit……..
We loved Saffron Walden, and we loved ‘Miller Cottage’
What an impressive cottage – Clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated…..One feels immediately at home.
We really appreciated your attention to details, and the special touches that went into making this place really welcoming.
Many thanks – We had a lovely stay
I booked Miller Cottage for my parents to stay in.
Upon seeing the pictures, my mother fell in love with its charm and looks, and it didn’t fail her once she stepped through the front door.
My parents were greeted with warmth, beautiful seasonal decorations, atmospheric lights and music playing in the background.
It was perfect.
Miller Cottage is small and charming, the perfect place to stay when visiting friends or families in Walden. Or for exploring the beautiful countrysides and all its amenities.
We have had a wonderful few days!
The cottage is so lovely!
Arriving on a wet, dark evening, it was very welcoming, lit up, nice and warm, with soft music.
We loved all the Autumnal/Halloween touches!
Super welcome basket, exceptionally generous, thankyou!
Our first visit to Saffron Walden and, like the cottage, it was lovely.
A cosy, welcoming cottage in a superb location.
A special birthday was celebrated here!
Thank you for the hamper, and the caring service, and welcome
PHENOMENAL English holiday cottage.
Beautiful village close to Cambridge.
One of the best Air BnB experiences in the world!
This beatiful cottage is the best we have every stayed in!
What a wonderful welcome with lamps lit, music playing and the best welcome hamper ever!
Such a pretty garden too and we loved exploring Saffron Walden. Thank you.
Thank you, Helen & Alex, I would love to stay forever in this lovely cottage.
I adored the silence, instead of the noise of a city like Antwerp. Nicole
The cave of Ali Baba, but a neat one. Soft lights everywhere, sweet music, a magic garden, and a splendid warm wooden floor! Jacques
Thank you for the lovely stay! It’s such a beautiful cottage.
The welcome baskets were a lovely surprise!
Helen & Alex are great hosts. 100% recommend.
We would love to come again! ❤️
We had such a relaxing, and positive stay in your beautiful place – thank you for the vegan goodies and dog treats
You have blessed us on our Wedding Day with this beautiful cottage. A million thanks!!!
What can we say? We were blown away when we walked in. Planning our return trip. Helen goes the extra mile!
Fabulous, thank you so much
The beautiful cottage is stunning, which is set on a lovely quiet lane in a picturesque town.
The cottage has everything you need and all the added personal touches from Helen and Alex made our stay extra special.
We will definitely be back and would highly recommend to others.
Kind regards Michelle, Mike, Mason and Storm🐾 😊
What a lovely cottage.
Felt very relaxed immediately.
Lovely welcome goodies.
Thanks very much, for a much needed break.
Fabulous! We’ll be back!
Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.
We had a great time .
Shame the weather wasn’t good but everything was lovely, and we would recommend to friends.
Bob, Sandra and Missy the Dog.
We’ve had a lovely week in this lovely cottage.
Sadly, weather not good enough for us to fully enjoy the pretty garden.
We too loved the welcome basket, and very much appreciated the care Helen showed us.
(Don’t miss Audley End House – wonderful. Allow at least 5 hours!)
Wonderfully relaxing stay, enjoyed every peaceful moment.
Thank you, Helen & Alex, for your thoughtful ‘Welcome Hamper’ & the meal at ‘The Eight Bells’ was wonderful , as was Jack.
Thank you for making it such a pleasant place to relax in.
I’ve had a really good break.
I will be back…. Lilian
Amazing stay in this beautiful cottage.
Everything you could want and more!
Would love to revisit, and I’m sure we will.
Beautiful cottage .
Loved Saffron & the area.
Wow. Such a wonderful home from home.
Extremely well presented, comfortable and ideal for all durations of stay.
Everything you need is here with attention to detail right down to the scented bed linen!
We were truly delighted with the professional yet warm engagement with Mark and especially the amazing owners.
The extra touch of a welcome basket was fantastic, even asking about dietary requirements.
A lovely stay.
The location is perfect, the garden is charming.
Parking did not pose any issue.
I recommend using Miller Cottage, it’s absolutely fabulous.
I only hope it’s not booked for my next stay!
Miller Cottage is a delightful place in a beautiful location, thank you so much for the welcoming hamper, such a lovely touch.
We know the area very well, and it was good to revisit all our favourite haunts.
Beautiful cottage – So many delightful touches.
Great location to explore historic Saffron Walden.
Thanks for bubbly and welcome basket.
We celebrated the birth of our first grandchild with the bubbly!
We loved every minute!
Walks, history, lovely locals & the highlight was meeting Jamie Oliver at the market, who was lovely!
Helen & Alex are superb hosts, who could not do enough for us.
By the time fellow guests read this, they will also have decided that they’d like to come back – just like us.
Thanks again & Ps. Thanks for the Sydney weather .
Weather excellent, welcome hamper beyond expectation!
You have thought of everything.
We will highly recommend
Dree, Alan & Adam. Millie & Max 🐾
Our second stay in this beautiful cottage and location .
It’s so lovely – immaculate, and the little touches just make it like a ‘home from home.
Coming back this summer hopefully .
x Louise & Jaqui
The cottage was amazing .
We all had a lovely time staying here.
You have decorated it beautifully.
We also liked that there are little rabbits around the house.
It was just amazing to stay in a 16th century house.
From when we took our first step into the house, until our last step out, we just loved it’
Thank you for an amazing experience.
We hope to be back soon!
You have created a beautiful, stunning home for your guests!
We could see that you have put love and care into your AIrbnb.
We have had a truly wonderful time in your beautiful cottage and we hope to return one day.
You have thought of every possible thing your guests might need.
Thank you again for your amazing hospitality, Ellen & Sharon
It was nice meeting you, and what a great surprise when we walked in the cottage.
The welcome basket was great, and so was the music and the lights.
The bed was comfy, and the bathroom was very well decorated, and the water was hot.
We had some very nice country walks.. the house, and over to the garden centre, where you can see for miles.
The best pub was ‘The Duke of York’ with BT Sport.
Thanks for the great break at your cottage.
Pat & Paul
This was a great find; a very comfortable base from which to access Saffron Walden and the local area. Lots of thoughtful touches and a generous welcome hamper. We really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage was absolutely lovely – well furnished with nice little touches, and spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything you could want for a comfortable stay. We were welcomed with informative texts from the owners and a lovely generous welcome hamper and a welcome bottle of bubbles! The booking, and the whole process was faultless. This is the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and we hope to be back – thanks so much for everything! x
I loved staying in this beautiful cottage, a quiet oasis which had been so tastefully decorated and thoughtfully prepared, a real home from home!
Super cottage. We had a lovely holiday. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and supplies.
Helen and Alex, the owners, have literally thought of everything a guest might need…and made it available most generously.
The location in the old part of the town happens to be perfect.
To greet us there was a hamper with the basics tea, coffee etc but also all the ingredients for a full English breakfast.
The bathroom was very well stocked, the bedrooms very comfortable, there is a little library of books, all you need for a barbeque and even 2 bicycles offered.
We just kept finding things thanks to the very helpful manuel about the cottage which also included details of local events during our stay.
Everything provided was of the highest standard and we even had a message wishing us a safe journey as we left.
We highly recommend Miller Cottage.
Thank you – it is a lovely, tranquil cottage & the welcome warm and generous
If you’re thinking about booking – just do it.
This is a real gem of a property, I don’t even know where to begin!
The cottage is absolutely beautiful, even more so than described/the photos don’t do it justice.
There is such a wonderful combination of the gorgeous original features and nods to the rich history of the place, but at the same time it feels crisp and modern.
The place is spotless, but still homely. Comfortable beds, and an incredibly cosy fire make for a very restful stay.
The amenities in the property are also outstanding – anything you think you might need, they’ve got.
We travelled with a dog and it’s the prefect property for travelling with a pooch.
The amenities extend to also being ample for the dog (bowls, poop bags, treats, blankets, towels, a bed – the dog was spoilt!) and the garden is enclosed and lush, perfect for a little wander for your four legged friend.
The hosts offered flawless communication and kindness.
In short – an amazing stay, highly recommend!
A wonderful cottage and fantastic location. Very generous and thoughtful hospitality! Thank you!
What a lovely romantic cottage.
We had a really great time.
Thank you for all the thoughtful touches.
So cosy and homely.
❤️ x – Val, Tim & Heidi the dog.
A beautiful cottage.
Enjoyed our visit to Audley End.
Many thanks for the lovely basket of goodies, much appreciated.
Maureen & Chas
Friday, 17th March 2023 Debbie stayed for 3 weeks:
Thank you for the lovely ‘Moving in Card’.
It was really thoughtful.
It’s been so lovely staying here and everything you have done, has been enjoyed and much appreciated.
Such a lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage.
Helen and Alex provided a very tasty ‘Welcome Hamper’ on arrival, and I couldn’t have wished for a nicer place to stay.
A real home- from -home and I would highly recommend.
A beautiful cottage with everything we could ask for.
Wonderful, helpful hosts too.
Thank you and we will be back!
Spotlessly clean and a home from home.
Thank you so much for the welcome pack .
Also, Jesse loved it here in Saffron Walden
Best AirBnB we’ve every stayed in! Lovely cosy old cottage, all mod cons as well as cute additional extras. Dog friendly and a great location near a good food pub the Eight Bells, and the town centre. Top marks all round!!
An exceptional place to stay. So comfortable and welcoming.
Warm and cosy and what a welcome pack. Top of the class Helen & Alex.
A stunning cottage, beautifully presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need/want. We all had a fabulous time. Thank you very much Helen & Alex x
Beautiful! Immaculate & lovely place. Hoping to come back in the Summer. Thank you x
Wonderful Christmas cottage for a ‘Winter Wonderland’ Christmas break.
Thanks to our excellent hosts!
Super! What a beautiful cottage and what a fantastic welcome! Loved the village and the snow made for a lovely Christmassy feel. Thank you so much. Sarah xx
Miller Cottage has provided exactly what we wanted. Peace and tranquillity. What a wonderful environment in which to relax and enjoy all the luxurious extras – everything taken care of and thoughtfully provided. We’ve had such a fantastic time. From the moment we stepped through the door, we were welcomed by lights on, music playing, fresh flowers and immediately felt relaxed and at home. Thank you Helen & Alex – Philip and Beverley
Just a very short stay, but very enjoyable. Thanks to Helen & Alex! Charming olde world cottage with all the mod cons and spotless. 5* rating.
When In November, we had sold our house of 20 years and we had been informed that our new-build completion would be significantly delayed, Alex and Helen’s Airbnb became our safe haven. The ‘Miiler Cottage’ became our home for two months.
A beautiful, cosy and well-equipped cottage, with everything we needed and more.
A privilege to experience a piece of history, with its beams, little cottage garden and wood burner to boot. At the same time a 5* hotel feel, with the attention to detail and the ‘welcome package’, which made us feel very special and relaxed, at a time of stress and change during our move.
Thank you, Helen & Alex, we will not forget you or the wonderful ‘Miller Cottage
Lovely cottage, we’ve had a great weekend here, only cut short, by needing to be at home to watch the queen’s funeral. Helen has been the most thoughtful hostess and the cottage lacks for nothing. Saffron Walden is a pretty town, although much busier than I remember from 1963. The 8 Bells is a great pub. Lovely food and staff. There are some pretty walks around the town, and we are off to see the ‘maze’ before we leave .
Gorgeous cottage with everything you could think of. Very pretty garden too. The dogs loved it and we loved Saffron Walden too.
Fantastic all round, from the communication prior to arrival to the arrival it’s self. Spot less and clean with everything you could possibly want. Added extras like fresh sausage, bacon, eggs and juice in the fridge, to full host of toiletries and array of drinks. Location was perfect for Saffron Walden, and anything in the area.
For certain we will return A couple of low beams to look out for if you are over 6ft.
Helen and Alex…thank you. Unbelievable cottage. We have stayed at many cottages and I must say the way you have done everything from the music as you walk in/lights and everything you could possibly need, is second to none. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing. What a fantastic cottage, the best welcome ever. The most idyllic setting. The attention to detail is excellent. We had a relaxing, wonderful time. Many thanks. P.s. love the lighting!
We have had a fabulous time in this lovely cottage. The cottage is so full of character and the attention to detail is superb. We came to visit our daughter and her husband who have just moved here. We have not been disappointed. Thank you 😊everything is so beautiful and you make your guests feel so welcome.
This delightful cottage has been refurbished with a high end finish. Ideally located in the centre of Saffron Walden, close to The Eight Bells and a short walk to Audley End House. We arrived to music playing and fairy lights set around the sitting room and garden. A luxury breakfast basket was provided in the well equipped kitchen which incldes induction hob, range oven, microwave, coffee machine. dishwasher and even a washing machine, not forgetting beautiful crockery and glassware. The bedrooms were both beautifully set out and the luxury bathrooom included a separate shower and double ended bath. But what makes this place special is the attention of the hosts who made very effort to ensure our stay was perfect, providing lots of additional comforts such as luxury bubble bath, spare toiletries in case we’d forgotten anything. Umbrellas, BBQ, wood for the wood burner, tea, coffee etc a few spices and condiments, plenty of local guides and leaflets, lots of cushions, blankets and throws to use inside and out, a picnic hamper and rug – the list goes on. They really have thought of everything and above all, it’s dog friendly but we didn’t detect even the slightest whiff of dogs ever having been inside.
The perfect wee cottage for a girls reunion – with all the welcome treats and the beautiful interior and exterior. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you 😊
Absolutely fabulous stay. Everything we could ask for and more…from communication to the lovely welcome pack, fizz, flowers, music, fairy lights and the very thoughtful anniversary card from Helen & Alex. Great location. We’ll definitely be back. X
A lovely cottage where every detail is thought through. Small, but very nice garden with a great patio, especially in the evenings with the garden lights turned on. Very quiet and safe. Great facilities and walking distance to everything. One minute walk to nearest pub and the historic centre of Saffron Walden is only a four/five minutes walk away, with lots of restaurants, cafes, butcher, take aways, groceries and famous markets etc. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay in this stunning cottage. Everything is perfect. We have rented quite a few cottages in England over the years, and this is definitely our favourite. Thank you so much.
The perfect hideaway. What a beautiful cottage with a gorgeous garden on one of the prettiest streets near the centre of Saffron Walden. Everything was perfect, very clean and we loved the little touches left for us – local ingredients to make a wonderful breakfast! Really comfy bedrooms. Bathrobes and lovely white towels. And if I hadn’t remembered there were toothbrushes int he bathroom cupboard! I would highly recommend. Every detail has been thought of to make this a lovely retreat home from home. X
Fabulous weekend at the most beautiful Miller Cottage. The attention to detail far exceeded our expectations. Perfect garden to relax in. Thank you for the most wonderful breakfast hamper, fizz and ‘doggy pack’. A fantastic location in a quaint bustling town. Can recommend the market for delicious produce. Wandlebury Country Park and the Eight Bells pub for a Sunday roast. To top it all the weather was warm and sunny. Thank you Helen & Alex fr your hospitality, we will definitely visit again!
What a wonderful cottage and a beautiful garden, especially lit up at night. We had a great time.
Lovely stay at Miller Cottage. Perfect location to visit Audley End House. Thanks so much for the birthday flowers, chocolates and card for my mum, she was thrilled. The breakfast and the bubbly were delicious.
What a fantastic stay we have had – from the moment we walked in – so welcoming.
Very luxurious and well equipped, lots of special touches were appreciated.
Love the village.
Don’t want to leave.
Thank you xx
We have had a wonderful break, sad to leave. The weather was even fine too. We recommend the market and great food at The Crosskey’s Hotel where we celebrated my 60th birthday, then curled up on the sofa to watch’Chocolat’, the perfect ending to a lovely day. Thank you to Helen & Alex for the’Magical Miller Cottage’. We hope to return. We couldn’t wait to come to the cottage, once we had peeked through the window, it looked charming. The lighting, flowers and the garden so thoughtfully done.
Thanks Helen! We had a wonderful stay.
I really can’t say enough about how great your cottage was for us.
Your attention to every detail was just exquisite.
It’s really the best I’ve every seen at an AirBnB and I’ve stayed at many, many all over the world.
Well done! I hope tobe back some day!
One of the nicest, best located and real value of all the places we have every stayed at.
Miller Cottage was very clean, tastefully decorated, had everything we needed to feel at home, and was an easy walk to shops, the market, restaurants and cafes.
Communication was great too. We would high recommend Miller Cottage when visiting Saffron Walden.
The thought put in to all the details made this stay perfect. Thank you so much! We love the charm of this cottage.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need. We loved Saffron Walden.
Thanks for the remarkable hospitality. This was a wonderful place to stay and we’ve had a fantastic time here.
We feel privileged to be your first visitors and what a first class reception we received.
Thank you so much for spoiling us.
We had a wonderful short break.