The Cottage Guest House - Birchanger, stansted accommodation

History of The Cottage


The cottage dates from the 17th century and from 1720 was home to the rector of Birchanger the Reverend Joseph Spence who was Oxford Professor of Poetry and a close friend of Alexander Pope.

It is a Listed Building in two acres of mature gardens overlooking fields and woods.


The comfortable reception rooms are oak panelled and full of character, the larger of the two sitting rooms has a wood-burning stove.


Breakfast is served in the conservatory-style dining room, facing east over the lawns and yew hedges, which can be bathed in sunshine during breakfast.


Rear view of the Cottage Birchanger guesthouse


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Historical accommodation near Stansted

For top quality accommodation near Stansted Airport with lots of history, one of the best places to stay is The Birchanger Cottage in Hertfordshire. It has goos links to Bishops Stortford and surrounding area. Also within easy reach is Cambridge and Newmarket.

Quality accommodation in Hertfordshire

Amongst the leafy rural beauty of Hertfordshire, England lies a beautiful guesthouse. The Cottage Birchanger is renowned for its warm and friendly environment. Room are spacious and luxurious. Bishops Stortford is close to Stansted Airport, London.