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The White House

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I feel like I’ve just discovered a bit of a gold mine! Five minutes away from Stansted Airport but on the opposite side to all the flight paths. Did not hear or see a single plane all evening and night. I might have as well been tucked away in the heart of the countryside. Actually, I was! An amazing bed...

Thank 439terry
lindawilk, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive and complementary review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We have stayed here three times when flying out from Stansted in the morning. Lovely, clean and comfy, and always welcoming. The Lion and Lamb, their pub, a short distance away, is fabulous, i had steak pie with real pastry - delicious.

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lindawilk, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you, We look forward to you staying again soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2015

I am sure that whoever has written those good reviews must be friends of the owners. Dont be fooled, i booked this as seemed a great alternative to the airport hotels, with a nearby pub serving food. We arrived at the Lion and Lamb. The place is rotting, it stinks. The menu was shocking, outrageous prices for microwaved plates of...

5Thank bas023
lindawilk, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

I must say, I am shocked by your comments. In terms of the Lion and Lamb, as one can see by our reviews, we often have positive feedback regarding the cleanliness of the establishment and we pride ourselves on our freshly cooked, locally sourced food. There fore I do not understand you comments when you say that the place is...

Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Stayed here for business trip. First of all it is important to note that you must call the owners 30 minutes before arrival or there will be no-one there to greet you. I didn't know this but when I arrived & found no-one at home, I rang the owner & he arrived after about 10 minutes. There were then a...

2Thank Bubbles73uk
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night as was flying out from Stansted in the morning. The old building is quirky and delightful, surrounded by trees. I was in the en-suite room that had a shower but no tub. The bed was very comfy. I was welcomed and shown around quickly and given a key. Come dinner time I was told...

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Very comfortable rooms in a beautiful period property with extensive gardens. A 10 minute cab ride to the Stansted airport terminal building. Lovely, welcoming hosts and a great breakfast. Linda took care of all of us. We had a great meal at the Lion & Lamb pub just down the road which is their sister establishment.

1Thank James H
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Stayed one night here before flight from Stansted. Hotel is a 5 minute drive from the airport. Lovely old house. Room was nice and clean, usual standard tea tray etc. Lovely big towels. Met Linda when we arrived very friendly, had a choice of room, now wish we'd taken the other one, but hubbie wanted the large bath! Slept really...

2Thank caz769
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Rush hour travel for flight, and threat of local snowfall prompted us to book, and very glad we did when we awoke to snowfall and blocked junction from M11 to Airport. Regardless of that, we loved this house and the Proprietors were very welcoming, Comfy, well appointed en-suite room with lots of extras you would expect in a hotel but...

2Thank CasaMelosa
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We were due to arrive at Stansted after midnight so we booked in to The White house.We got a warm welcome from Mike the owner who had stayed up especially to let us in and show us to our room. The accomodation was lovely a huge comfortable bed with crisp white sheets and cosy pillows and nicely furnished room. The...

Thank sandy H
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was my third stay at The White House, with ease and convenience for our morning departure from Stansted airport it IS the ideal location, spoiling yourself before the ongoing journey. Breakfast was, again plentiful, fresh and tasty. Breakfast is self service with the bubbly cheerful lady of the house replenishing when necessary.This wonderful 'boutique' bed and breakfast offers the...

Thank Mandy M

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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 

Additional Information about The White House

Address: The White House Smiths Green | Dunmow Road, Takeley CM22 6NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Takeley
Price Range: $119 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms seem nice to me.”
Carlos_Gonzalez2013, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The B&B is set back off the road. Both rooms I have stayed in have been peaceful.”
45JamesH45, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They are all equally good”
439terry, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are first rate. Nothing to detract from a good nights sleep.”
45JamesH45, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Beautiful place”
JohanneR403, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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