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This 15th-century, historically listed manor house is set in an acre of beautiful gardens. It is less than 2 miles from Stansted Airport, and offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking on site. Holiday parking is available on request. Rooms at The White House are simply furnished, and have a coffee machine, toaster, fridge, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Rooms all have picturesque views, a work desk, and a bathroom with a hairdryer. A buffet breakfast is provided each morning for those who have early departures, food is made from high-quality local ingredients. Evening meals are available at the nearby pub, just a mile away. The center of Bishop's Stortford is a 15-minute drive from The White House. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is a 25-minute drive from the building. London can be reached within an hour.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
Number of guests
1 full bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 king bed
4 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Lynne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Quirky,Helpful owner on hand .Will use again if flying from Stanstead.
  • Foley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the room and beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was great. We walked up the street a bit to have a tasty dinner.
  • Elizabeth
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very comfortable, lovely breakfast in our room, close to beautiful country walks.

Host Info

Host Review Score

The White House is a family country house located 5 minutes from Stansted airport, but not on the flight path and also benefits from several market towns and villages nearby ie Thaxted, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. Also nearby is Audley End famous for its open air concerts. London is only 45 minutes on the Stansted Express railway line.
Languages spoken: English,French,Portuguese

Area info

Amenities of The White House
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Racquetball
  • Cycling
  • Ping-pong
Media & Technology
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Baggage storage
    • Express check-in/out
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • Smoke alarms
    • Smoke-free property
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    The White House takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 4:00 PM


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa JCB American Express Cash The White House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please call the property 30 minutes before arrival to arrange check in.
    Late check in after 22.30 available by key safe if requested in advance .

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Please inform The White House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about The White House

    • The White House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Ping-pong
      • Racquetball

    • Room options at The White House include:

      • Twin
      • Quad

    • The prices at The White House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, The White House is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at The White House is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The White House is 1,500 feet from the center of Takeley. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.