We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Highly recommended if your flying from London, stansted airport”
Review of The White House

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
The White House
Ranked #4 of 15 Takeley B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended if your flying from London, stansted airport”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We arrived at the b&b around 11pm on Friday night and the owner greeted us at the door, and showed us to our quadruple suite straight away. There was four of us and we were off for a girly weekend to Budapest the next morning. The owner Mike asked us if we would like a full English breakfast in the morning and asked us what time would suit us. He was very accommodating and attentive. The beds were extremely comfortable, the whole house was gorgeous and extremely clean. The next morning we went downstairs to the kitchen and mike greeted us and said as it was a nice day, he had set up a table in the garden for us to have a breakfast. That was a great experience in itself. We had fresh fruit with yoghurt, followed by a full English breakfast which was cooked to perfection and finally a warm croissant fresh from the oven. He had also organised a taxi for us to go to the airport which ideally is only 10 minutes away and my friend who had driven us to the b&b from sheffield was able to leave her car there for the whole weekend and it was only £5 a day which we felt was very reasonable. All in all, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this place to everybody.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hannah S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    38
    9
    4
    1
    2
See reviews for
9
24
4
10
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Torrevieja, Spain
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We were in The Whitehouse in January 2014 for four nights and we can only say a word : Thank You. Mike and Linda´s kindness, hospitality and attention exceeded our expectations making us feel right at home. We can´t put another rating because we didn´t find anything that we could complain. Just wonderful moments. Another advantage is its strategic location and easy to connect with public transport. Highly recommended " The Lion and Lamb " for dinner at a place with a special charm. I will recommend it to anyone who wants to visit London and would not want any misfortune

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Marcos S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
340 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

I wanted to stay the night before my flight in a not too expensive place near Stansted Airport and this is a gem only a few miles next to the airport. It is actually a really nice cosy BB in Takeley, in an old house with a lot of character. Our room was exceptional and very comfortable, with an immaculate bathroom. A great night's sleep indeed. One tip, you need to call the hotel something like 20 minutes before you arrive, as the people who manage it are not there but in a pub not far from it. Highly recommended for Stansted airport!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be very nice and cosy, to be honest.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is a wonderful small hotel ,well run and clean. The rooms are very comfortable and large. The hotel is well situated with plenty of parking space. It is ideal if you are flying out of Stanstead Airport. You can book in the day before your flight, stay over night and park for your time away for far less than airport parking (including taxis to and from airport).

Room Tip: Hotel is of road so all rooms are good
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Regturbo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed two nights to attended a friends wedding at the Reid rooms.

Lovely cosy room - fab ensuite shower with buttons and dials than I have ever seen! Breakfast was lovely, our hosts were really friendly and very chatty.

Clean, friendly, cosy and reasonably priced. The pub they also own up the road does a cracking steak pie and chips. Really recommend (The Lion and Lamb).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bnfbabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hindley, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This is a fantastic B & B close to Stanstead Airport in a quiet village. The owners are lovely and very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are spotless and have everything you could need including bathrobes and fresh milk if required for coffee. So glad we stayed and the breakfast was great. Would heartily recommend

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank KayH341
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perpignan, France
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Lovely garden and a typical house in need of some painting from the outside. The interior is modern, clean and convenient with a lot of character. Huge and comfortable bed. Owners charming. Full English breakfast. You don’t hear at all the Stansted airport nearby. A little noise from the road next to the house but it is not an issue either. Good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kayukan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Takeley
1.3 mi away
Premier Inn London Stansted Airport Hotel
Premier Inn London Stansted Airp...
#1 of 4 in Stansted Mountfitchet
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,431 reviews
2.7 mi away
Hilton London Stansted Airport
Hilton London Stansted Airport
#3 of 4 in Stansted Mountfitchet
3.5 of 5 bubbles 2,105 reviews
1.2 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express Stansted Air...
#4 of 4 in Stansted Mountfitchet
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,944 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stanst...
#2 of 4 in Stansted Mountfitchet
4.0 of 5 bubbles 4,159 reviews
3.3 mi away
Ramada London Stansted Airport
Ramada London Stansted Airport
#2 of 3 in Bishops Stortford
3.5 of 5 bubbles 494 reviews
0.7 mi away
Little Bullocks Farm
Little Bullocks Farm
#1 of 15 in Takeley
5.0 of 5 bubbles 112 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The White House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The White House

Property: The White House
Address: The White House Smiths Green | Dunmow Road, Takeley CM22 6NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Takeley
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Takeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White House is a delightful 15th Century Grade II listed manor house set in one acre of attractive gardens providing a relaxing atmosphere for all. Having been awarded 4 Yellow Stars by the AA for its outstanding facilities and service and the prestigious Enjoy England Silver Award, The White House is also highly recommended by the English Tourist Board. Having been refurbished by Mike and Linda, The White House offers first class bed and breakfast accommodation in comfortable surroundings. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda, Traveltool, S.L.U., Priceline, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your The White House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The White House Takeley, England, UK

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing