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. It is the perfect  Saffron walden holiday rental property .

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 six years the cottage has been awarded not only four stars but also the gold award by EnjoyEngland.

4 Star SCDrake Cottage can be booked directly by contacting the owner of the cottage, directly at DrakeCottage@gmail.com

You can also book through VRBO at https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p8126013 or Expedia.

 Drake Cottage it still open for guests during lockdown but only in compliance with government regulations. Please read our separate page which clearly states who is allowed to make a booking.

As before we will be taking every precaution to keep our guests safe including a 30 hour interval between each guest allowing time for a very thorough cleaning and disinfecting between guests.

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Hope to see you soon!Good To Go England Green

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

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