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"A stunning place to stay, fabulous for a country break in the slow lane. We loved this underrated part of Essex."


Andrea S. Richmond, Surrey

"Our favourite venue in our European tour."


Fran B, Australia

"The guest suite was perfect for us; breakfast was delicious."


P.J. Bushey, Herts

"Jayne’s scrambled eggs straight from the chicken shed are scrummy. Country living at its best."


Jo W. London SE8

"A little gem in the Essex countryside".


Andrea & David G, Adelaide

"The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in."


David J, Bristol

"Ensuite private sitting room makes this so special."


Sue & Derek S, London

"We have stayed in five star hotels abroad which don't do things as well as this."


John H, Witham

Superior Bed and Breakfast Guest Accommodation in Fairstead, Chelmsford, Essex


Welcome to The Cottage at Phoenix House Bed and Breakfast in Fairstead, Essex - a tranquil place to stay on either a business trip or whilst visiting family and friends or for a short break.


We offer family run, stylish, superior bed and breakfast guest accommodation in our ground floor guest suite which offers complete privacy – a peaceful haven to return to after a busy day.


The house is surrounded by arable farmland, with far reaching views to the south, in a quiet country lane off the beaten track. This is truly the best of both worlds – rural, yet close to main line stations and fast routes to London, Cambridge and East Anglia. We are located approximately 5 miles North West of Chelmsford, within 10 minutes of Witham, Braintree, Great Leighs and Hatfield Peverel and only 25 minutes from London Stansted Airport.


On arrival, enjoy a welcoming pot of tea or cafétiere of coffee with homemade biscuits in your own sitting room, or, if the weather permits, outside on the terrace.


The Best of Both Worlds


Relax in our stylish guest suite, which consists of a large sitting room with a TV, a cosy bedroom with a luxurious king size bed and a pampering bath/shower room. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your leisure overlooking the gardens in our contemporary breakfast room.


The fabulous “Square & Compasses”, an award winning gastro pub serving real ales, is just a mile away - a gentle stroll over the fields or ask us for a lift! We also have plenty of local takeaways - we are happy to provide plates, glasses etc.


Fairstead is an old Saxon place name meaning “a fair and pleasant place”. This is still true today. An idyllic location and a warm welcome awaits you.


Tim & Jayne