Pollards Cross, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, North Essex

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Tudor country house sleeping 14 with a pool and tennis, for family holidays and 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 14 with all mod cons and offering a wonderful venue for family holidays. 2 night minimum stay, except in July and August which are reserved for holidays of a minimum of 5 days.

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.

Enjoy your stay here, especially In the peaceful 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 mid April to mid 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 14 guests, Pollards ticks all the boxes for a well-deserved holiday 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 families.
You can either dine in the lower part of the kitchen which seats 14 people or use the formal dining room which can seat 10 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.
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 in each.
All linen is provided. Please note that towels are not provided.
Huge family bathroom and wet room plus a further wet room and additional bathroom. Downstairs loo and shower room in pool house.
No specific facilities.
Cots and high chairs available together with children’s plates. Changing and bath mats and basin step.
Coal barbecues available. Seating outside on the patio for 16 people. Reclining chairs by the pool.
Heated to 28 degrees between mid April and mid September, weather permitting.
Parking for 10 cars.
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 11am.
2 night minimum stay at all times. A cautionary deposit of £1,000 is required at the time of booking, this is refundable, providing no damage or additional cleaning.

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

Christmas 2021

22-28 December £7800
30 December to 2 January 2022 £4800

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
Low/mid season
1st Oct 21 to 15th Apr 22
22nd Dec 21 to 28th Dec 21
New Year
30th Dec 21 to 2nd Jan 22
High season
15th Apr 22 to 15th Sep 22

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Pollards Cross, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, North Essex

Caroline Hulme

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