The Head Gardener's House, Audley End, Essex
Located in the grounds of Audley End House and Gardens
Sleeps 6
Prices from £640
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15% off breaks in the heart of England

Book a staycation at one of our holiday cottages this April and enjoy exclusive after-hours access to some of England’s finest country homes. Book to stay between 1 and 30 April 2024 for 15% off, using code HEART15 at STEP 3 of the booking process. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

The Head Gardener's House at Audley End

Built in 1875 as a family home for Audley End’s Head Gardener, this handsome three-bedroom red-brick house signalled the Head Gardener’s status as one of Audley End’s most senior servants. Empty for several years, English Heritage has given the property a new lease of life as a cosy and energy-efficient holiday cottage with views over the walled kitchen garden and stable courtyard.

Sleeping up to six guests, The Head Gardener’s House features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious lounge and a family kitchen. Whilst the design will reflect modern tastes, there will be floral motifs throughout to mirror the history of the property.

Included in your booking is a luxury hamper, as well as entry to all English Heritage sites and most events, 10% off in our shops and cafés during your stay. To view the floorplan of this holiday cottage and to discover the full list of available facilities, view the layout and facilities.

Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor
Kitchen, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor
Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor
Lounge, ground floor

Lounge, ground floor

Lounge, ground floor
Lounge, ground floor
Lounge, ground floor

Lounge, ground floor

Lounge, ground floor
Lounge, ground floor
Hallway, ground floor

Hallway, ground floor

Hallway, ground floor
Hallway, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor

Dining room, ground floor
Dining room, ground floor
Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor
Kitchen, ground floor
Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor

Kitchen, ground floor
Kitchen, ground floor
Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor

Master bedroom, first floor
Master bedroom, first floor
Family bathroom, first floor

Family bathroom, first floor

Family bathroom, first floor
Family bathroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor

First twin bedroom, first floor
First twin bedroom, first floor
Shower room, first floor

Shower room, first floor

Shower room, first floor
Shower room, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor

Second twin bedroom, first floor
Second twin bedroom, first floor
Front exterior of The Head Gardeners House

Front exterior of The Head Gardeners House

Front exterior of The Head Gardeners House
Front exterior of The Head Gardeners House
Side exterior of The Head Gardeners House

Side exterior of The Head Gardeners House

Side exterior of The Head Gardeners House
Side exterior of The Head Gardeners House
Side exterior with private garden

Side exterior with private garden

Side exterior with private garden
Side exterior with private garden
Back exterior from the Kitchen Garden

Back exterior from the Kitchen Garden

Back exterior from the Kitchen Garden
Back exterior from the Kitchen Garden

Take a Virtual tour

To get better feel for the space at The Head Gardener's House holiday cottage, take the below virtual 360° 'walk-around’ to discover all rooms. See where steps and level-changes are in the property and discover features and fittings to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Click on the hotspots and spin around to see right into each room.

 

Discover Audley End House and Gardens

Today, Audley End fizzes with life - from the working kitchens to the productive gardens and the popular children's play area, to the historic stables and magnificent house, complete with neo-classical Robert Adams design suite of rooms, the children's nursery and the Coal Gallery. Once the public have left you can enjoy this jewel in the Essex countryside, where the river Cam meanders through the Estate.

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Testimonial

This property, the presentation, and the friendliness of everyone we encountered made this stay so memorable.
E.C.M
This is a comfortable, well equipped house that gives you the rare ability to enjoy the grounds of a stately home after closing.
K.L
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