Pollards Cross, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, North Essex

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    from £ 7000
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    from £ 3200
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 4800
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Tudor country house sleeping 14 with a pool and tennis, for celebrations and hen weekends near Saffron Walden

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Pollards Cross, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, North Essex, sleeps 2-14 in 6 bedrooms.

Pollards Cross is a Tudor country house sleeping 16 with all mod cons and offering a wonderful venue for family holidays and weekends away, friends get togethers and special occasions.

Relax in the low-beamed sitting room, where the 48-inch TV and sound system are among many modern comforts making this Tudor gem as comfortable as it is beautiful. At mealtimes, master the Aga and the Miele oven in the dining kitchen, enjoy more formal suppers in the traditional Tudor dining room, or gather round the huge outdoor table. Climb the stairs to charming bedrooms with luxury bathrooms tucked into quirky spaces, where exposed beams meet wet-room showers and modern free-standing baths.

For an extra charge there is also the option of a further bedroom in the coach house which is disabled accessible and has its own shower facilities.

Enjoy your stay here, especially In the formal gardens where box hedges create structure and summer roses scent the air. While the sun shines, grab your rackets for tennis or don your togs for a dip in the pool, which is heated from May to September.

Out and about, enjoy country walks along Turpin’s Trail, a trip to London, or a punt down the river in Cambridge. Or visit spectacular Audley End House. Nearby Saffron Walden offers an array of independent shops and welcoming restaurants.

With accommodation for up to 16 guests, Pollards ticks all the boxes for a well-deserved getaway with lots to do - or the chance to do nothing at all.


The kitchen is fully equipped for all your needs. Everyone loves the Aga and gathering around the huge island. Perfect for big group gatherings.
You can either dine in the lower part of the kitchen which seats 16 people or use the formal dining room which can seat 10/12 people.
Huge sitting room with an inglenook fireplace. 48” curved television with DVD will keep you entertained after a luxurious day by the pool.
48" TV with DVD in sitting room. Sound system too.
WiFi is available and free,
Pool table in the pool house
Gorgeous roaring inglenook fireplace for those chilly nights. The house is heated by oil central heating and the kitchen has the benefit of an Aga.
2 huge master superking bedrooms with Jack and Jill wet room, 2 double bedrooms and 2 further bedrooms with 3 single beds plus a guest bed in each.
All linen is provided. Towels and pool towels provided at an additional cost.
Huge family bathroom and wet room plus a further wet room and additional bathroom. Downstairs loo and shower room in pool house.
One king size room with walk in shower can be made available for disabled guests in the coach house.
Cots and high chairs available together with children’s plates. Changing and bath mats and basin step.
Gas and coal barbecues available. Seating outside on the patio for 16 people. Outdoor gas heater and chiminea. Reclining chairs by the pool.
Heated to 28 degrees between May and September, weather permitting.
Parking for 8 cars near the stables.
Strictly no smoking in the property.
Pets permitted only upon request. Not allowed on furniture or carpeted areas. 2 dog beds provided.


Located in the stunning North Essex village of Hempstead, the birthplace of Dick Turpin the notorious highwayman. Surrounded by rolling countryside and many gorgeous walks.
The nearest town is the Georgian market town of Saffron Walden which is a must to visit. It is also the home of the stunning Audley End House.
The nearest shop and a petrol station and post office is in the next village of Steeple Bumpstead.
The nearest pub and eatery is in Radwinter - less than 5 minutes drive away from the house. Great food and a wonderful ambience awaits.

Booking Information

Check in at 3pm. Check out at 10am.
2 night minimum stay.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Saffron Walden
United Kingdom
The nearest train station is Audley End House which is approximately 50 minutes away from Liverpool Street station. The station is approximately 15 minutes drive away from Pollards Cross.
The nearest bus can be taken from the bottom of the hill and takes about 5 minutes to walk down to from the house.
The nearest airport is Stansted airport being approximately 25 minutes drive from the house.

Late Deals

September 2020 Late Deals

Weekends available in September at reduced rates due to cancellations. 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
Low/mid season
1st Oct 20 to 31st Mar 21
High season
1st Apr 20 to 30th Sep 20
1st Dec 20 to 30th Dec 20
New Year
31st Dec 20 to 3rd Jan 21

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Pollards Cross, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, North Essex

Caroline Hulme

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