Set in Heydon and within 10 km of Audley End House, The Red Cow features a bar, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around 22 km from Stansted Mountfitchet Station, 23 km from University of Cambridge and 40 km from Knebworth House. At the inn, every room includes a desk, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. The units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Continental and Full English/Irish breakfast options are available every morning at The Red Cow. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving British cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested. You can play darts at The Red Cow, and the area is popular for hiking and fishing. Hedingham Castle is 44 km from the inn, while Freeport Braintree is 49 km away. The nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, 24 km from The Red Cow.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Heydon
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Chris
    Guernsey Guernsey
    Fabulous pub, lovely location, excellent rooms which were the standard of a great boutique hotel, high powered shower, lovely food and good real ale. The staff and owner were very friendly and welcoming.
  • Andrew
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Everything. Everything is of the highest quality, the rooms (we had two), large high ceiling barn conversion(s), super slick and modern facilities, insane high quality throughout, highest quality beds and bed linens, amazing bathrooms...
  • Timothy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We enjoyed our two night stay here very much. I can only confirm previous reviews - the staff are really welcoming and friendly, the rooms are beautifully clean and comfortable and the food is excellent.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The Red Cow
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Red Cow
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

The Red Cow takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:30 to 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 14 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
£10 per child, per night
3 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club Cash The Red Cow accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that no breakfast is served on Mondays. This will be reflected in the rates when booking.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Red Cow in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about The Red Cow

  • The Red Cow has 1 restaurant:

    • The Red Cow

  • Guests staying at The Red Cow can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at The Red Cow may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Red Cow is 1.5 miles from the centre of Heydon. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Red Cow is from 17:30, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at The Red Cow include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • The Red Cow offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Darts