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.
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.Find out more
Festive Stories with Father ChristmasSat 2 & Sun 3, Sat 9 & Sun 10, Sat 16 & Sun 17, Wed 20, Thurs 21, Fri 22 & Sat 23 Dec 2023
Wreath Making at Audley EndTues 5, Weds 6, Thurs 7 Dec 2023
Half Term History Makers at Audley EndSat 10 - Sun 10 Feb 2024
Members' event: Resisting the Invader 1940Fri 1 Mar 2024
This property, the presentation, and the friendliness of everyone we encountered made this stay so memorable.
This is a comfortable, well equipped house that gives you the rare ability to enjoy the grounds of a stately home after closing.
Discover England's rich history and book your holiday now.
Have a question about your booking? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our bookings team on 0370 333 1181.
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