Drake Cottage – Saffron Walden holiday rental, a beautiful English cottage.

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Drake Cottage is a a Grade II listed 15th century English cottage; this Saffron Walden holiday rental provides self catering accommodation for four people and  is central to this beautiful medieval market town being an easy 5 minute walk from the market square.

For those not familiar with the term ‘listed’ this means the cottage “is judged to be of national importance in terms of architectural or historic interest” by Historic England and placed on the National Heritage list for England and therefore, protected for future generations.

The cottage was bought in 2013 by a British couple currently living in the United States as their own British home away from home and as such has been renovated to the highest standard. For the last ten years the cottage has been awarded not only four stars but also the gold award by VisitEngland and in May 2022 Drake Cottage was awarded the Rose Award for Service Excellence, one of only 100 properties in England to receive the award.Print

Drake Cottage can only be booked through VRBO at https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p8126013 or through Expedia. Please note we do not take bookings through this website but are happy to answer any questions through our email DrakeCottage@gmail.com or by the form on the left.

 Drake Cottage is currently taking bookings for 2023.

 We continue to take every precaution to keep our guests safe including a 30 hour interval between most guests allowing time for a very thorough cleaning and disinfecting.  Hope to see you soon!

We are very pleased to announce that over 40% of our bookings are now made up of returning guests in this our tenth year of business. 

We greatly look forward to welcoming you to Drake Cottage and hope that you will love it as much as we do. 


This is a photograph of the cottage taken in 1890 showing the spire of St Mary’s church in the background.