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The Pussy Willow
Ranked #4 of 15 Takeley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A B&B in a good position for flights to and from Stansted. We booked two rooms for two adults each; our arrival times were rather late on both evenings we were resident due to spending time with friends and family, which was accommodated. Bring your slippers as you are asked to remove shoes. We were able to choose our breakfast time; the food was fine. The rooms are large and have all you need, including free wifi. I had an two excellent night's sleep in a good sized bed.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My third visit to Pussy Willow was just after a really bad storm had knocked out all the power in the Takeley area, and the place was plunged into darkness. However, despite the fact that most other B & Bs had closed their doors to guests, even pre-booked ones, Brian and Kaew stayed open! So although this time there was no lighting, heating or hot water, I had the usual warm welcome, plus a delicious candle-lit dinner (as they have a gas hob) and candles in the bedroom, which, as always, was clean and comfortable. The other guests and I were so grateful that the Pussy Willow stayed open for business, as I don't know where we would have eaten or slept that night. Everywhere was closed, even the local pub. Brian did the usual airport transfer too, so I can't speak highly enough of this excellent service against all the odds. Well done and many thanks!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I have no complaints whatsoever. After reading some of the negative reviews on here; I can't help but think that some people set their expectations too high; so ignore them!

I booked this B&B for a group of 10 of us in April this year. I did faff and awful lot, so I have to thank Brian for putting up with me. (It was a surprise birthday present for my partner, and Brian played along a treat!)

So after many phone calls; Brian was lovely and gave me the cheapest combinations of rooms for the 10 of us; and 4 cars to be parked for a week.

Upon arrival, we got our bags in, and were asked to take our shoes off and sit in the living room. We had no problem with this. It was nice to know we could walk around with no shoes and avoid getting dirty feet.

Brian asked for our plans for the day and the morning; which involved us venturing into London for a bit of sight seeing and a show. The show wasn't to end until 11pm; and hence our return to the B&B would not be until about 1am. Brian was fine with this and very understanding. He explained that he would be asleep by then as he'd like to be awake at 4am to see us off; and so he gave us a house key and a taxi number from the train station to the B&B.

The rooms were lovely; a very homely feel. We all slept really well for the few hours we had our heads down.

I highly recommend this B&B to anyone at all!

Many thanks for your hospitality and we will return if we ever fly from Standted again!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Anna P
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Brian is well organised, friendly and provides B&B as if you are in your own home. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Due to our early morning departure, we requested some sandwich instead of breakfast with no problem. Will definitely use again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed at this B and B recently prior to a trip abroad. The en suite room was clean, luxurious, comfortable, warm and well appointed with a fabulous king size double bed. The owner, Brian, could not have been more helpful both by phone and email in advance and during the visit. His wife is from Thailand and can apparently provide Thai dinners if ordered in advance too! The daily parking rate of £3 whilst you are away is very competitive and currently cheaper than other similar B and Bs - and there is a lift service using guest's own car available seemingly even for very early flights - at no extra charge - a great feature! If you want an evening meal outside of the B and B do go early - we didn't, but luckily found the best fish and chips ever in Dunmore about 10 minutes drive north where there was a good range of other restaurants too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed one night prior to a flight from Stansted and would do so again.

The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable - one of the best beds we have slept in and a superb bathroom. Breakfast was excellent, and although we did not have an evening meal on this occasion, friends have recommended it highly.

We left the car parked there for a week and were ferried to the airport. We had to catch a taxi back but were refunded the cost (a hefty £12). All at a very reasonable cost.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank areanynamesleft
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

One cannot fail to be impressed by the high standards of comfort and service and quality of furnishings found at pussy willow.Brian and his wife are excellent hosts and this is reflected in the fact that i found pussy willow by far the best bnb near stansted airport by a country mile.Based on the comparison i have made with the many hotels and bnbs i have stayed at during the last ten years travelling frequently from stansted airport.I look forward to staying again in 2014 many thanks for a great stay brian see you again soon !

Room Tip: Double ensuite with bath and shower superb
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dudee b
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Address: Mill House The Street | The Street, Takeley CM22 6QR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Takeley
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Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Takeley
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pussy Willow 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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