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Walking Holidays Essex

Every year Harwood House has the honour of hosting hundreds of guests. Many of these travellers are passing through Stansted Airport, here for weddings, or are staying with us while they attend events such as the annual V festival. The bounty and beauty of the Essex countryside abounds with our locally sourced, hand crafted breakfasts in our private dining room looking out onto our garden. While we thoroughly enjoy serving those who are just passing through, we absolutely love it when Harwood House and our little slice of heaven is the destination. Every so often those seeking walking holidays in Essex pop into our B&B – and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Harwood House and Walking Holidays Essex

walking holidays EssexWe could go on and on about the many reasons to stay at Harwood House for your well deserved holiday but don’t take it from us, see what one of our guests had to say on TripAdvisor about their own walking holiday in Essex.

Unlike other reviewers, I stayed for three nights at Harwood House, using it as a base for walking in the beautiful Essex countryside with three girlfriends. For those walkers among you, Great Dunmow is on the Flitch Way walking path and there are plenty of well signed footpaths in the area. Ian and Helen were wonderful hosts and worked very hard at making us feel welcome. They asked if there was anything extra we wanted for breakfast on the second day (plain yoghurt) which was immediately provided and very kindly washed a light coloured sweatshirt which had tea spilt on it. Ian also advised on local eateries and booked us a table at a local pub – which was excellent btw. Our rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were very, very good; probably the best breakfasts we have had in the many B&B’s we have stayed in over the years. We were concerned that the nearness of Stansted would be a problem but there was no disturbance at all from any sort of aircraft noise. There are great pubs in the local, good walks abound, Great Dunmow and the area is pretty and welcoming – well worth visiting without the need to go to Stansted! I would thoroughly recommend this B&B not just for when going on holiday abroad, but as a base for exploring the area.

-Clare B
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Thank you for the kind words Clare. We loved having you and sharing Great Dunmow with you on your walking holiday.

Local Breakfast and Bespoke Taxi Service

As always, guests staying with us enjoy our locally-sourced breakfasts. Co-owner and chef, Ian trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine and lovingly prepares local fare for guests to enjoy at private tables. Our eggs, bacon and sausage are supplied by from local farms, and our jams and marmalades are made in house. Additionally, Ian is a licensed taxi driver and is able to drop you off or pick you up from a night on the town.

If you are interested in visiting Harwood House for walking holidays Essex, feel free to give us a ring, or you can book your stay with us online at any time.