Orchard House Bed & Breakfast
Orchard House is a family run Bed and breakfast accommodation in the rural village of Steeple Bumpstead with the town of Haverhill only 3 miles away. Good rates for weekly or long term business lets. Ideal weekend stays for local family gatherings.
There are 3 double rooms and 2 single rooms. Freeview TV in all bedrooms and lounge.
Free wi-fi internet access.
Free home-made cakes!
Payment by cash or cheque only
Use of microwave and fridge if required.
There are two village pubs for hot meals, a local village store, sub post office and petrol forecourt.
The market town of Saffron Walden is 20 mins drive away and has a twice weekly open market and lots of shops/restaurants and supermarkets. The village has a monthly farmers market where there is a variety of interesting stalls. You can follow local footpaths across the surrounding farmland as these are well marked. Steeple Bumpstead has an interesting history too which is briefly described in the wikipedia listing.
Haverhill 3 miles away has various eating places, shops, a cinema and ten pin bowling alley, 18 hole golf course and leisure centre offering swimming, gym and various classes.
There are various supermarkets in Haverhill and a variety of local shops.
The city of Cambridge is 30 mins drive and offers lots to see and do. From punting on the Cam to having a historic tour of the city. There is an endless variety of restaurants including 'Jamies' as well as cafes and two large shopping arcades with all the big brand names. Nearby are the National Trust properties of Anglesey Abbey and Mill and Ickworth House. Duxford Aircraft Museum and Audley End House are also nearby.
The nearest train link to London is Audley End, or Cambridge or Stansted. Stansted airport is 30 mins drive. Steeple Bumpstead is actually in Essex, but borders both Suffolk and Cambridge, both borders only 3 miles away. Hence the postal address comes under Haverhill and the postcode under Cambridge. It is ideally situated also to visit the historic and quaint villages of Clare, Long Melford, Lavenham and larger towns of Sudbury, Halstead and Braintree. What a wonderful base to explore from and to come back to the warm, friendly and comfortable accommodation offered at Orchard House.
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This page was last updated: 05 May 2012