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Welcome to Rothmans Bed and Breakfast

Address: 22 High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 7HQ

Telephone: 01245 476 833 01245 476 833

Hotel Description

Rothmans Bed and Breakfast is located in at 22 High Street, Great Baddow, in Essex, just 30 minutes from London. The house is a Grade II Heritage listed 17th Century manor home, with many original features, including a Jacobean staircase and panelled, oak-beamed rooms. Outside, Wisteria-bedecked windows look south across a large, secluded walled garden.

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  • Pet Friendly
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  • Free Parking
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available

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Lovely Cosy House
A lovely, cosy house in a convenient location. Very warm and comfortable 4 poster bed. I was given all the right information by the owners. Loved the flexibility of being able to help myself to an early breakfast of toast, cold cuts and cereals. Did not try the english breakfast on offer due to early starts both days.

Mrs. Sarah Gauci Carlton - 20th Nov, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Sarah

Thank you for taking the time to post such an appreciative review. My intention is to be as \\\"accomodating\\\" as possible so you can feel at home

Kind Regards

Peter

Proprietor

Didn\'t See Enough!!!
What can I say about this quaint little B & B, everything you could need and more, just wish I could have spent more time here. Excellent in every way. Comfy bed, good breakfast, fresh coffee. Ticks all the boxes.

Kevin Baldwin - 10th Nov, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Kevin - so glad you had such a good stay (it makes it all worthwhile for us)

Peter

Proprietor

Visitor To Chelmsford
Excellent! Wonderful breakfast served on on time as requested.

John Payton - 14th Oct, 2017
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Response from Hotel
John



Thanks! And I\'m glad all went well for youy



Peter

Proprietor

Perfect
A perfect stay, room was lovely and spacious with everything I needed (even a much-needed sewing kit was kindly provided!). Breakfast was great, tailored to my preferences. Highly recommended!

L Staples - 7th Oct, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi

Thanks for your review - just pleased it was good for you

Peter

Proprietor

Edwardian Room
Excellent old House with lots of character. Very good garden, spent most of my time while there relaxing, reading and drinking coffee. Room a little stuffy but temp during stay on first two days was 28/29 degrees so can forgive that. A fan would have helped. This is only minor issue and will definitely stay there again. Very enjoyable.

Mark Bolam - 2nd Sep, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Mark

Very much appreciated your review and I\'m glad (almost) everything was good for you

We do have a fan! I wish I\'d thought or you had mentioned your discomfort

Hope to see you again

Peter, Proprietor

Baddow Overnight Stay
Warm welcome, comfy bed and a good breakfast.

Good parking. Will visit again when in the area

Richard Riginski - 27th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Richard

So pleased everything suited you - and to receive your kind review!

Best Regards

Peter

Our Stay From 16,08-19,08.2017
We also thank you very much and we did enjoy our stay in your Hotel. It was very quiet and we had a good rest.

We shall recomend your Hotel and we would like to come back again.

Best regards

Mr & Mrs Gowrea

Dowrea Gawree - 20th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Dowrea,

So pleased we suited your needs!

Best regards

Peter, Proprietor (PS this is a B&B not a hotel - just in case anyone expects 24 hour reception!)

Lovely B & B
Lovely comfortable and friendly accomodation,great breakfast, will def stay again

Thankyou

Phil Wardle - 17th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Phil

Thank you very much !

Glad you had a good stay

Look forward to seeing you again

Peter

Excellent
The b&b was like a home from home. Peter was very welcoming, the room was cosy and I certainly would recommend this B&B to everyone. It was quite, and little touches in the room made you feel that Peter cares about people staying there.

Perfect B&B Peter, don\'t change a thing!

H Rixon - 16th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi H

I am so pleased that we so pleased you

But I do have plans for improvements ;-)

Peter

Proprietor

Lovely Hotel
great hotel lovely stay and good value for money

Mr. Adrian Dries - 10th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Adrian

Really pleased that everything suited you so well

Thanks

Peter

Proprietor

Comments For Review
Ideal for single travellers convenient for Chelmsford would prefer ensuite rooms.

Mrs Maureen Swallow - 1st Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Maureen,

Thanks for your feedback

The Grade 2 listing means we cannot put en suite into the 2 single rooms (and the character of the rooms would radically change).....and if we could the charges would be higher, anyway

Best Regards

Peter (Proprietor)

Great Stay
very affordable and clean lovely building

Adrian Dries - 27th Jul, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Adrian

Thank you - so glad all suited you

Peter

Proprietor

Wonderful
It is a lovely family run home. The room was beautiful with character. Friendly and welcoming and were kind enough to be flexible with our arrival time. Freshly cooked breakfast was gorgeous. Would go again.

Caroline Roots - 10th Jul, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for the very kind review. Please do come again.

Charmante Demeure
un très belle maison ancienne de charme, entourée d\'un beau jardin, non loin des commodités et du centre-ville (20 mn de bus). Les chambres sont cosy et élégantes à souhait, et le petit-déjeuner copieux et varié

Mrs. Sophie VEZIER - 26th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Sophie

Merci Beaucoup!

I am so glad you had such a good stay

Peter

Proprietor

A Restful Weekend
The facilities in the room were excellent, it also had a very restful and pleasent ambience. The breakfast was also first class.

Roy Bond - 12th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Roy

So glad everything suited you so well!

And thank you for your appreciation

Peter

Proprietor

Very Comfortable
A lovely place to stay will consider booking again when I am in the region

Anthony Boswell - 1st Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Anthony

It makes it all worthwhile when people do enjoy the place

Look forward to seeing you again

Peter

Proprietor

Old, Sagging And Uncomfortable Mattresses
Breakfast is good and people are nice



... BUT the mattress in the Victorian room is shit. The mattress is very old and sags. The spring are popping out and I could not sleep. Sorry Sir, the minimum a customer expect is a decent mattress.

Mr. Mark Downing - 26th May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Mark

Thanks fr the positive feedback

The mattress is 2 years old and a John Lewis orthopaedic mattress, like in the other rooms....so I am puzzled. However, we do find that what is wonderful for one person is uncomfortable for another. Sorry about your problem

Regards

Peter

Proprietor

Rothmans Bed And Breakfast, Great Baddow
A great base to work from to see Essex and catch up with family in the area. The accommodation in the old house was very warm and homely and the staff were very friendly.

Eileen Kelley - 26th May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Eileen

Pleased you had a good, friendly experience !

Peter

Proprietor

Over Night Stop.
comfortable good size room, desk in room with Wi-Fi good breakfast would stay again and would recommend.

chris howlett - 17th May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Chris

Thanks very much

Pleased that you had a good stay

Peter

Proprietor

Rothmans Review
Lovely room,tasty breakfast, excellent parking, friendly atmosphere. Everything was good.

Robert Green - 17th May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Robert

Thanks!

Glad all was good for you

Peter

Proprietor

A Stay In Great Baddow
Was really good that we were allowed to bring dogs. Got a little fed up with all door codes especially during the night. Room was clean bedding was clean. However our bathroom was a little dusty. Breakfast was ok however sausages could have been a better quality. Far too many pots of jam marmalade laid out.

Mrs. Avril Fletcher - 1st May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Avril,

Thanks for your response

I appreciate your difficulty with door codes. In the past, we did have keys, but they kept walking and there was an issue with security. Many people also welcome the freedom to come and go

I shall check on the dustiness of the bathroom.

Perhaps, I should offer less joice of jams. I do buy free range eggs, back bacon, vine tomatoes and the higher quality sausages (not those fatty ones in plastic, which are less than half the price. I\'m sorry they did not suit your taste

Dogs are always welcome - like your two, they are \"part of the family\" and are friendly and well behaved

Kind Regards

Peter, Proprietor

Charming Hotel
Rothmans B&B is a charming hotel, with a nice atmospere. The bathroom was however very small and the amount of water pouring from the shower was very small.

Anne Marie Provily - 1st May, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Anne Marie

Thank you for your review

The B&B is a Grade 2 listed (1600) property so we cannot (and would not want to) reshape the rooms to accommodate a large shower - so I am sorry for that. We are however going to instal a power pump for the shower

I am pleased you enjoyed the ambience (the wisteria has been glorious this year)

Warm Regards

Peter

Great B&b
This is my second stay here both times for 2 nights. If you want something a little different this is the place. I stayed in both the 4 poster and regency room both were large with nice comfy chairs to sit in,shower room a bit small but it is a listed building. Every thing you need is just a short walk shopping area with every thing you need plus a nice food pub. Free parking so park up and enjoy your evening. I did.

Maurice O\'Connell - 28th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Maurice - your positive feedback is much appreciated (it is so encouraging for us)

Peter

Pleasant Stay In Fine House
Everything was as it should be: a good bed in a good room, well kept, a good breakfast served promptly and, above all, friendly people.

philip thijsse - 28th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Philip! Glad the facilities and atmosphere suited you so well - we enjoy meeting guests from everywhere and all walks of life

A Place To Go Back To
Excellent value.the place is quiet cozy and gives you the feeling home..clean rooms..nice breakfast.definitely looking forward to another staying.

Megueddem Boualem - 15th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Megueddem - it\'s great when people feel at home!

Peter

Quaint & Quirky
Set in a lovely period house, this B&B is both quaint in its appearance and quirky in its use of door codes instead of keys.

The owner is nice and the room was well appointed. The separate bathroom was not particularly clean & in need of modernization, but this did not spoil my stay.

Neil Shirley - 11th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Neil, your comments are appreciated. The grade 2 listing does not allow for en suites in all rooms, but we shall address the modernisation (bathrooms/showers are thoroughly cleaned every day, so maybe a previous user was inconsiderate)

Thanks

Peter

Great Place To Stay
This very quiet BB is just the place to stay especially if you have dogs (not many places will allow canine friends to stay). Very hospitable and amiable owner, nothing too much trouble. Have already recommended it to family and friends!!!

Ms. Yvonne Utley - 27th Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you very much, Yvonne

Peter

2 Night Stay At Rothmans
I had the Regency room which was spacious with an ensuite. It was warm and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with specific choices for cooked breakfast as well as various cereals, yogurt and juice.

Mrs. isobel donald - 20th Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Isobel

Thank you very much for your kind review (and we hope to keep upgrading all the time)

Kind Regards

Peter, Proprietor

Great Place To Stay
Excellent accommodation in a listed building. Friendly welcome, attention to details. Comfy bed, very good sleep. Peter the host is very friendly and helpful. Delicious full English breakfast. Highly recommended.

Valentin Juhasz - 17th Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Valentin,

Thank you very much for your kind comments - also good to meet someone who Knew so much about listed buildings

Peter

Nice Stay
As a lone female traveller I felt safe which for me is the most important aspect. The room was large and bed very comfortable. Nice added touches such as bar of chocolate and my invoice in the room upon arrival. The email I received prior to arrival was more detailed than any I have ever received from a hotel (I work in Hotels). My only criticism is the plumbing in the ensuite was very loud, my shower was cold and I was worried to leave it running to warm up after reading the \"warning notice.\" Full breakfast is only served at 9am on a weekend and I would have petered this later or in my room.

Tara Brady - 17th Jan, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi Tara

Thank you for your kind remarks - I\'m glad you had a good stay.

The hot water should have come on soon (the \"flooding\" warning was because of the very occasional guest putting plastic wet wipes down the macerator loo and causing £1000 damage....sorry!) I hope guests feel they can ask me about problems or make special requests

Kind Regards

Peter

Godwin Howardson
Very nice people and nice place !! Will like to come again in feature

Godwin Howardson - 21st Dec, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Godwin

Glad it all suited you - my staff will very much appreciate your comments

Kind Regards

Peter Aspbury, Proprietor

Many Thanks
Beautiful accommodation Helpful staff Many thanks

Jeannette Wilmer - 4th Dec, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Jeanette

Excellent!

Peter

Charming And Comfortable
Charming B&B that clearly makes an effort to provide good facilities.

Adrian Morgan - 3rd Dec, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Adrian

Thanks very much for that - so nice to feel we\'re providing what you want

Peter

Best B&b In Essex
As usual very satisfied with my stay at Rothman.

Mr. Gary Green - 1st Dec, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Gary

Wow! Thanks!

Peter

Rothmans
Very comfortable stay, especially the bed! My dogs were made welcome. Even a bar of chocolate in the room.

Pat Parkinson - 28th Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Pat

Glad all went well - and dogs are part of the family!

Peter

Proprietor

Relaxing Stay
This was pure pleasure. Wonderful old to petty, tastefully decorated. Clean, peaceful. Lovely breakfast. Could not ask for more. I will definitely stay again

Marian Blenkiron - 23rd Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Marion

So pleased everything was good for you!

Thank you!

Peter

Proprietor

A Great Find
Lovely old house. Very comfortable and pleasant. Great coffee! Nice cooked breakfast. Special arrangement was made for me to arrive earlier as I had to change for a wedding. Would have liked nicer pillows and window that could be opened.

Allegra Taylor - 22nd Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hi Allegra

Glad your stay was very positive.

The pillows - I think you asked for feather and down in your feedback? Some people are allergic, so that makes it tricky, although I think luxurious pillows are a good idea

Window - it does open. It\'s a pity I didn\'t kno0w so I could show you the sash mechanism

The coffee is too moreish (I have to avoid overdose!)

Kind Regards,

Peter, Proprietor

Ideal For Stanstead Airport
Located on the high street with parking. Period property with lovely garden. OHouse and room accessed by security codes meant no worrying about arrival times. Ideal stop over for Stansted airport, an easy 30 minute drive away. Good value. Comfy bed.

Susan Newell - 1st Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Susan

Thanks

Glad it all suited you

Peter

Excellent Stay At A Great Place With A Great Host.
We stayed 2 nights and I have to say I wish I`d booked an extra night. Our rooms were all charming , full of character, comfy and very well presented. Our host Peter let us use the full size snooker table there and we very much enjoyed this. The breakfasts were excellent with a very wide selection of items. All in all , 1st class and thank you.

Ian Walsh - 31st Oct, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Brilliant! Thanks, Peter

Solo Professional Female
Rothmans is a beautiful mansion house from a time gone by, wonderful garden that is sun facing and worth some mindfullness. A house with history, comfortable single bed and nicely equipped single occupancy room. A large selection of breakfast of breakfast cereals (no fresh fruit) but yogurts and a fully cooked breakfast if that is your thing, I prefer to keep it very healthy.



I am staying next week in the Four Poster Room and look forward to this.

Amanda Bailey - 7th Oct, 2016
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Book! Book! Book!!!
Lovely setting,comfortable beds,lovely clean quiet room,good bathroom,nice friendly owner,near town centre and a breakfast to die for!!! Many thanks

Leslie Noakes - 7th Oct, 2016
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Lovely Stay
Thank you for the very nice days in your lovely B&B, it was as good as we imagined and hoped for!

Eleonore Lange - 6th Oct, 2016
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Eleonore



So pleased!



Peter

Nice Place - Recommended
A nice stay for 2 nights. The property was lovely, set in a pretty garden. My room was comfortable with everything I would want, including a dressing gown and slippers for trips to the toilet. Breakfast was god and generous. Peter was attentive. The only small issue was that my room was not made up after the first night, but that was not a particular issue for me (as I was only there 2 nights). Recommended.

Stephen Moon - 2nd Oct, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hi Stephen

Thanks and glad all (almost) was good for you

Sorry about the glitch on sprucing the room (stand in cleaners whilst others on holida

Peter

Warm Welcome
Lovely building and a very warm welcome. Breakfast was very nice and it was a comfortable stay. Would recommend to others

Melanie Irwin - 30th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Melanie,

Glad you enjoyed your stay and you felt welcome and relaxed (in this heritage house!)

Peter

Regency Room At Rothmans B&b
A comfortable en-suite room in an interesting house. Convenient for events at Great Baddow community centre, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Mr. Doug Springall - 26th Sep, 2016
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Peace Close To The City
An historic country house with a beautiful, secluded garden with easy access to the city of Chelmsford. Good-sized, well-appointed rooms, comprehensive breakfast choices and very personable owner, Peter. Great value!

Kevin Trott - 24th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hi Kevin

Excellent!

Peter

Proprietor

Guest House Tretment,hotel Pricesses
thank you for the stay door codes a bit teadius a bit of a rush for breakfast placed on table on the dot.on the whole did the job, found our misplaced article in hotel we visited previous night.all good.

Kathleen Pappalardo - 19th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Kathleen

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry the codes are tricky, - the system was chosen to give affordable security and allow guests to come and go at any time

Kind Regards

Peter, Proprietor

Rothmans
I stayed for two nights at Rothmans, found it to be clean and very comfortable, the owner of the establishment was very welcoming and accommodating. Would definitely stay there again

Gary Green - 19th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Gary

I\'m so pleased when a guest has a good stay - you\'re always welcome!

Peter

Proprietor

Rothmans
Pleasing in every way

Marion Morgan - 11th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Marion

Thanks

And glad all was good

Peter, Proprietor

4 Day Stay For Cricket Match
A well run homely establishment.Excellent freshly cooked breakfast.I struggled with the codes at first especially the road one which is far too low,but I respect the security aspect.A pleasant stay in a quiet location

Stanley JACQUES - 5th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Stanley - your appreciative feedback is much appreciated! And I will let our merry band (cleaners, handyman, gardener - and daughter, Marianne know

Best Regards

Peter, proprietor

Review Of Rothmand Bed And Breakfast
Rothmans is a lovely old house with a nice garden where guests can sit outside on the garden chairs provided. The owner Peter is friendly.

The inside needs up-dating /up-grading, in particular the bathrooms.

Mrs Linda Smith - 2nd Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Linda

Thank you for your feedback

Your shower/toilet is about to receive a facelift!

Peter

Interesting Old House
The house itself is beautiful. Breakfast was great. Could do with more attention to detail regarding cleanliness and housekeeping - it\'s the little things people notice.

Mr. Glenn Phur - 31st Aug, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Glenn

Thank you for your review. I\'m glad you enjoyed the house and breakfast (my cooking!)

The comment on cleanliness will help us adjust - I think you came at the end of a busy period so the squad of cleaners were overwhelmed (recently, people have complimented us on cleanliness)

Regards

Peter

Perfect For Our Stay For V
A really lovely B&B - the house really is beautiful. I was in contact with Peter a lot and communication was always prompt. He\'s very flexible which worked perfectly for our stay for V. We would definitely stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay :)

Miss. Chloe Hobson - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Chloe,

Thank you very much - I do my best to help guests feel relaxed and I am so pleased you had a lovely stay. Maintaining Rothmans is a privilege and, again, it\'s great that others enjoy the house. The review made my day! ;-) Peter

Very Pleasant Stay
Pleasant, peaceful surroundings, beautiful house and garden, comfortable room and a very nice breakfast.

Shirley Day - 26th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your honest response. We do strive to do as best as we can with this wonderful old building and to make your stay as pleasant & comfortable as possible.

I Love This Place
This is my second time in staying here and once again I was made very comfortable. I now have 3 shih Tzu\'s and take them with me everywhere it is nice to know I can take them to this hotel and they are made welcome. Most place will only let you stay with one.

Miss. Shirley Fletcher - 18th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your appreciative response. We work hard to achieve the best for our guests but not all appreciate the charm of this lovely Grade II listed building. Jacqui, Administrator

Rothmans Has Charm
This is the second occasions I have stayed at Rothmans. It really enjoy the old world charm of the house and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Host Peter is friendly and helpful. The place has a slightly eccentric feeling which adds to the charm.

Mr. William Sergeant - 29th Jun, 2016
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Rothman\'s B And B In Chelmsford, Uk
This b and b is lovely, the food was excellent and the owner, Peter was gracious.

Carla Witham - 27th Jun, 2016
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Historic Building B&b
Second stay here - staff are very friendly - breakfast ordered before 9 the previous night is excellent. Access all hours is by mechanical button key coded locks which still stress me out - the House is 400 yeas old so don\'t expect level floors or en-suite - but parking is easy although a short walk in heavy rain! and wifi works well

Tim Wander - 25th Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Tim

Thanks. Pleased we all made you welcome. The door codes actually provide totally flexibility for arrivals (even when I\\\'ve popped out) and also more security, but sorry about the fiddliness

Kind Regards

Peter, Proprietor

Victorian Room
Comfy bed and cosy house and surroundings, definitely will stay again when I am in town.

Breakfast was spot on.

Mr. Graham Barker - 25th Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Graham

Thank you very much

When I cook the breakfast, I use quality ingredients (free range eggs, vine tomatoes, back bacon, etc) and I grill where possible to reduce grease - so I\'m glad it worked for you

Kind Regards

Peter

Comfortable, Clean And Excellent Value For Money
We very much enjoyed our 4 night stay at Rothmans B&B. The owner, Peter, was very welcoming, as were his staff. The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfasts delicious ... so much choice. We also enjoyed the fact that we could come and go as we pleased, without the feeling of being watched or fear of breaking any rules. The house is beautiful with many old and interesting features. We will definitely use Rothmans again on any future visits to Chelmsford area. We highly recommend this establishment for comfort and excellent value for money.

Fran Phipps - 21st Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Fran

So nice of you

Thanks

You are always welcome!

Kind Regards

Peter

Review Of Rothmans B&b - Double Room & Four Poster Room
My friend and I stayed at the Rothmans B&B for one night. Upon our arrival we were met by the owner who was friendly and showed us to our rooms. My room was lovely, if you want perfection and everything to be immaculate then this would not be for you, but I really liked the original features and quirkiness of the house. I felt really comfortable there. My bed was really comfortable and the room had everything I needed. The bathrooms are small but there is enough room to do what you need to do. For the price it is great value and I would recommend it, as I mentioned it\'s not immaculate or perfect, but that\'s why I like it, the house has a warm welcoming feel and there is a sense of feeling at home there. My friend stayed in the four poster bed room which like mine was lovely, it had a large window overlooking the garden and a feature fireplace, as I said before its appeal to me is its imperfections which make it a very comfortable stay. My only criticism would be that there wasn\'t any mattress or pillow protectors, but both were clean and did not have any marks on them and the bedding was clean and fresh. Overall great value for money.

Clare Johnston - 6th Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Clare,

Thanks very much. Like you I value the old character from different periods and don\'t want uniform manufactured soulless places!

I\'ll think about the protectors - they do make people sweaty (since the bedding can\'t breathe). We do have a squad of cleaners changing bedding every day

Kind Regards

Peter, Proprietor

Great Stay!
Very clean, felt like at home. Peter is very welcoming, helpful and professional. Breakfast is super! Definately recommend it!!!

Marie Claire Bal - 4th Jun, 2016
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Wedding Weekend
lovely property, room massive, breakfast top end, really enjoyed our stay, great accommodation all round

Mr. PETER DOLAN - 4th Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Peter - thank you so much. Glad you had such a good stay

Peter

Proprietor

A Very Good B And B
The full English breakfast was excellent. The house is lovely.

Mr. Simon Delaine - 31st May, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Simon

Your appreciation is much appreciated - I try to provide quality food, healthily cooked and the beautiful old house is worth the constant upkeep

Peter

Different
Lovly area, peter nice man, room was comfortable, but was only made up as an single occupancy but i requested a 2 person status. cleaning ok, but needed attention to detail as was bit dusty, shower was ok but herendously small bathroom, sat on toilet and if you lent your head forward u literally hit door frame,never seen anything like it, breakfast was literally served at 9 on sunday morning, so if u not down, your food is left there on table, apalling, no personel flexibilty, will not be returning. But was a plesant stay.

Kerrie Hill - 16th May, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Kerrie

Thank you for your review. The house is a Grade 2 listed building and we are constrained (quite rightly?) in what we can do by way of ensuite upgrades - so I\\\'m afraid it was compact! (I have actually been to a place in Bath which was smaller. The 9am breakfast is what we have found best suits most guests but guests do not have to check out till 11am and there is a wide ranging buffet breakfast option (Again, I\\\'m sorry if you were late down - I do try to tell everyone in person about the serving time and it is emphasised on the menu. I also cover the hot breakfast plate with a hot plate from the oven if guests are not down at 9

Best wishes

Peter

Good Alternative To The Usual Suspects.
Comfy bed, clean room and decent breakfast, independent hotels whenever possible. 👍

Anthony Blaize - 15th May, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Anthony

Thank you! I prefer character to standardised uniformity as well

Best wishes

Peter, Proprietor

70 Miles In 7 Days
Well run, comfortable, a beautiful house, good breakfast and drinks/microwave available any time. And it doesn\'t take long to get used to the access codes for the doors. an excellent base for my 70 mile walk down memory lane.

Janet Greenman - 12th May, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Janet

So pleased we pleased you!

Best wishes

Peter, Proprietor

Nice Place
I have to say all in all the b&b was very pleasant. I stayed in the four poster room with my daughter which was really nice minus unfortuentley a big issue i had with the cleanliness of the bathroom which I spoke to the owner about and he was going to contact his cleaning staff to address the issue. Apart from that very friendly and helpful and i would recommend.

Serena Keetley - 12th May, 2016
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Serena

Thanks very much and sorry about the glitch on cleaning (which I did sort out with Georgia the cleaner - the previous occupant had left very late)

Best wishes

Peter, Proprietor

Essex Visit
Lovely old house, friendly but not overbearing host, good breakfast. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Elizabeth Tuckerman - 10th May, 2016
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Elizabeth

Your feedback is much appreciated ( and I do try to be available but not intrusive letting people feel at home!)

Best wishes

Peter, Proprietor

Useful Business Stop With Good Breakfast And Parking
Unusual stopping place - slightly dated accommodation and not en-suite but parking easy and breakfast comprehensive. Warm and welcoming and works well within easy reach of main town

Tim Wander - 9th May, 2016
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Tim

Thanks!

2 rooms are ensuite, another with its private bathroom/shower/toilet, and 2 with sharing of 2 shewer/toilets and another toilet - the latter because the house is Grade 2 listed and it is not permitted to make alterations (hope this info helps)

Best wishes

Peter, Proprietor

Charming, Cosy, Beautiful And Romantic Place
I came for one night to have some time off, rest and write. I wanted to stay somewhere cosy, charming and comfortable far from the business of the city, and found exactly what I needed at Rothmans\' B&B. I had to come by public transports which was very easy as it is near the bus stop. I loved the little attentions in my bedroom, i.e. mini chocolate tablet left on my bed with the towels and shampoo/shower gel samples, small water bottle, my own kettle with tea/coffee/hot choc\'...

I was very happy staying there, also liked the breakfast that was cooked for me, and hope to come back very soon !

Prisca-Sarah Baligand - 8th May, 2016
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Prisca-Sarah

Excellent!

Best wishes

Peter

Rothmans Feedback
Lovely building and great to wake up in a four-poster bed with a great view through the large sash windows. Breakfast very good with optimum choices. Security arrangements very good. Could not operate TV, and instructions need full update to be idiot-proof!(me). In this particular room, small shower and loo very cramped: I do understand planning clearance problems, but it might have been more honest to state these in the advert. Overall, good experience in a lovely building, and 4 poster was max comfortable!

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR - 25th Apr, 2016
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Stay For One Night
Very welcoming. nice place clean and tidy brilliant shower had a good night\'s sleep and a lovely breakfast in the morning would definitely stay there again Thanks

David Phillips - 9th Apr, 2016
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Comfortable And Practical
Travelling with my little dog can be tricky. Not so at Rothmans where well behaved dogs are welcome. Comfortable, homely and with everything one might need and more. Clearly caring and thoughtful proprietor. Thank you Peter. I\'ll be back!

Ms. Felicity Norman - 15th Mar, 2016
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Felicity

Thank you

Dogs are very welcome (and I don\'t charge!) because they are a friend or family. And are usually friendly and enthusiastic with hosts like me, but my cat Pepsi makes herself scarce

Peter

Very Pleasant In A Quaint Environment
Very nice place to stay and enjoyed my visit. Only problem was I booked a breakfast for 0700hrs and it did not arrive. Otherwise very enjoyable and I will return.



Steve

Steve Wanklyn - 3rd Mar, 2016
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Hi Steve

Thanks for your review

The breakfast menu you filled in gave the options of 7.30 and 8.00, and I did actually serve your breakfast for 7.30...

Sorry about the misunderstanding

Peter, Proprietor

Lovely Stay
Rothmans is a lovely b&b, the room was very spacious, clean and we felt very welcome, would stay again, the breakfast was very nice and had a good selection of foods, lovely place, lovely people, would reccommend

Miss. Susan English - 29th Jan, 2016
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Friendly comfortable B&B

Mr. Mark Marsden - 21st Jan, 2016
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Mark

Thank you

You\'re always welcome!

Peter

January Stay
If I was staying long term I think I would need an earlier (from 7am)breakfast option. Its a listed building I know but can it be made easier to open the windows? Communal shower was not very powerful.

Nikolas Jacob - 12th Jan, 2016
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Nikolas, thanks for the suggestions. I communal shower has a pump so should be fine - the other is awaiting the (large) funds necessary. 7 am breakfast means 6.20 wake up for me so asleep by 10.20pm for my needed 8 hours sleep (and guests can and do arrive late)....mmmm! We are about to paint and readjust the street side secondary glazing (fitted to cut street noise). Poor installation has made the secondary windows awkward. All the Best, Peter

Great
Very comfortable bed, with good facilities. Breakfast was ok. the grounds were lovely.

Rebecca Fowler - 20th Dec, 2015
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Rebecca

Thank you very much (but I\'d like to improve the breakfast to better suit your taste, if you can let me know!Warm Regards

Peter)

Fabulous B&b With A Countryside Atmosphere
Loved the big house dating back to the 18th century. Lots of character. Very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend it.

Lynn Irving - 8th Dec, 2015
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Lynn

Thank you very much for your warm, appreciative review, and I\'m glad you enjoyed the house and the stay

The house is a \"mongrel\" of periods and styles, so there are some classical Georgian \"makeovers\" to a building that dates back to 1600 in fact.

Thanks again

Peter

Rothmas B&b
have booked for the last 3 years and always accommodating 5***** service

Mr. Maurice heady - 5th Dec, 2015
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Maurice

Thank you!

Peter

5***** B&b
thank you so much as always gr8

Mr. maurice heady - 5th Dec, 2015
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Thank you!

Peter

Excellent As Always
Outstanding in every way! So accommodating, friendly and clean. Spacious place and the cooked breakfast is lovely . Completely faultless. Best value for money . I will definitely be back . Highly recommend

Miss. Kaeti Newport - 5th Dec, 2015
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Kaeti

You\\\'re so nice! - and always very welcome, with your cheerful good humour

Peter

Proprietor

Rothmans B&b
5***** as all way very nice and comfortable room and as for the breakfast would recommend

Mr. maurice heady - 5th Dec, 2015
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Maurice

We do appreciate such warm responses - gratifying when we get it right for you

Peter

Amazing. Would Stay Again And Recommend.
I was using the B and B for a works Christmas do at a restaurant across the road. When I arrived with a colleague we let ourselves in with the codes provided. It was evident that nobody was there to see us in but we were well aware of this and pre warned that the owner may be out doing a school run etc we headed up to our rooms which were on the first floor. The decor was amazing and it was very clean. I got easily into my room with the code provided on emails before and the room was nicely set up. There were towels left with a bottle of water and a small chocolate bar. There was a nice size tv in the room and a desk with breakfast information on how to fill it out and when it has to be done by which was easy. I had booked a shared bathroom room the bathroom was very clean but quite small but perfect for me. The bed was very comfy and clean and I enjoyed my nights sleep. In the morning we went down to the lounge for breakfast where there was a very big selection of cereals and drinks. Our food was dished up by 7.35 and hot and a nice size.



I couldn\'t fault staying here. It was perfect for what I needed and a very beautiful building.

Jade Flack - 5th Dec, 2015
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Jade

The account was very full on all fronts and thanks for appreciating that I was away for good reason when you arrived (eg I have to do the B&B shopping). So glad it all worked so well for you

Peter

Proprietor

Rothmans Bed And Breakfast
Good value for money; quiet hotel 2 miles from Chelmsford centre

Steven Shackleford - 3rd Dec, 2015
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Steven

Thanks - we are a B&B (just in case anyone expects 24 hour Reception and Room Service - I need my sleep). But I hope it\\\'s homely and welcoming

Peter

Proprietor

Modern Comfort, Historic Charm
Staying at Rothman\'s was a great pleasure, both for its modern comfort and its evocative past. To be in a beautiful 400 year-old building that functions so well was lovely. Our room was the Regency. It was spacious, clean, and quiet and had a pleasant view onto the street. We appreciated our talks with Peter Aspbury about the history of the area. Breakfast was made to order, hearty, tasty, and promptly served. The B&B is steps away from the White Horse Inn, St. Mary\'s Church, and other historic sites.

Ms. Judith Messal - 3rd Dec, 2015
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Judith

Thank you! Very pleased you enjoyed a comfortable and interesting stay

Peter

Proprietor

Very Nice
Very helpful people ,good location .

Terrence Dolan - 29th Nov, 2015
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Terrence, your feedback is much appreciated. We are glad we helped you enjoy your stay. Thank you.

Very Friendly
Excellent location for Chelmsford and A12. Breakfast is great and very friendly and informal. Characterful building and rooms good. Lack of en-suites the only disadvantage. Good value.

Mr. Jeffrey Neagle - 27th Nov, 2015
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Jeffrey,

Thanks for your appreciation - pleased it all suited you well

The Grade 2 listed status limits what we can do about ensuites (the 2 double rooms are served and the twin has a separate bathroom/shower/toilet, but there is not room in the singles. In the future we might be able to provide just sinks and toilets)

Peter

Proprietor

One Night (nearly) In Chelmsford
Excellent! I selected Rothmans B and B mainly because of its convenient location. The confirmation I received was very detailed and gave me all the information I needed in order to park up and find my way to my room. The room was bright and comfortable, breakfast was very good in a very comfortable dining room. I will be back

Mr. David Ingram - 19th Nov, 2015
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David

Your generous review is much appreciated - and we are so pleased we got it right for you

Peter

Proprietor

A Nice Stay
The owner was very nice and helpful, cooked great breakfast! The hotel itself is very cozy and neat. Thanks!

Tadas Keizeris - 10th Nov, 2015
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Tadas

Thank you! Glad you had a good stay and we could provide the hospitality we aim for

Peter

Hidden Gem
Hidden gem, a lot of character both inside and out. Spacious bedroom. Excellent host. Breakfast scrumptious. Would highly recommend. Will stay again.

Stuart Clark - 9th Nov, 2015
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Stuart

Thanks! So pleased it all worked for you

Peter

Value For Money - Although A Little Tired
Rothman\'s did what it said on the tin! A value for money budget hotel. We needed somewhere to stay for one night and this did the job. Lovely old characterful house. The bed was clean and comfortable and we both slept quite well. Breakfast was tasty and freshly cooked and Peter a thoughtful host. A nice touch was the complimentary water and chocolate. Our private bathroom was down the hall and beautifully laundered dressing gowns were provided as well as slippers. The frustration for me was that some things were done really well but others suffered from a lack of attention to detail. Dead flowers not removed from the breakfast room, rug in bedroom not properly vacuumed, hairs in bathroom (not ours!). Things that do not cost a lot of money to put right. I understand that this is a big old house to keep up and having run a B&B myself I know that it is no picnic! Maybe I should have seen the house on a sunny Summers day rather than damp Novembers evening and my opinion would be different. All that said, if you are travelling on a budget, it is well worth considering Rothmans.

Mrs. Kay Allenby-Carr - 8th Nov, 2015
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Kay

Thanks for your balanced and constructive response.

Good that many aspects were positive

I have copied your review for the cleaners - we are well served by numbers and we do pay out a lot, at a generous rate, but occasionally they miss something (only the owner spots everything...)

Thank you

Peter

Excellent
One night stay, beautiful room, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, good cooked breakfast. no complaints at a all.

Highly recommend.

Hilary Kearns - 30th Oct, 2015
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Hilary

Thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay and our efforts worked for you. (Also I do like to share the lovely house!)

Regards

Peter

Lovely Yet Slightly Quirky Place To Stay :-)
I stayed here to attend an inquest in Chelmsford. My room was the 4-poster room and I cannot remember in recent years having such a good night\'s sleep as I enjoyed that night. It did have the smallest bathroom I\'ve ever seen too but that\'s what you get in such a lovely old building I guess.



The breakfast the next day was perfect and Peter the owner was an extremely professional host.



Would I stay there again? Absolutely.

Eddie Dillon - 23rd Oct, 2015
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Eddie

Thanks - and especially for appreciating the constraint of having an ensuite in a Grade 2 listed building

Glad you had such a good stay (best mattress in the house)

Regards

Peter, Proprietor

V Festival Stay
Very clean & quiet....had a lovely sleep, but as I was at a festival, I left quite quickly to go home on the morning, so missed breakfast, everything else was spot on, would definitely stay agsin

Rosanna Liuzza - 24th Aug, 2015
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Rosanna

Thanks! Much appreciated and very glad you had a good stay

Peter

Fabulous Stay
We spent a night at Rothmans on Saturday 22 August, having been to V Festival at nearby Hylands Park.

I found the convenience of having room key codes to access (thereby making check-in incredibly easy and convenient) was great. The Georgian Room we stayed in was lovely, with some nice little touches (chocolate and water!). Don\'t be surprised (as we were) by the fact your bathroom isn\'t an ensuite - you have a key to your own bathroom down the corridor. Breakfast in the morning was incredibly relaxed, the Sunday papers were on the comfy sofas, a wide array of breakfast choice and great host. All in all, a fabulous stay. Thank you Peter.

Lucy Scrannage - 24th Aug, 2015
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Lucy

You\'re very kind!

So glad you enjoyed a relaxed and comfortable stay - and you appreciated the chocolate bar and water

|Peter

Rothmans B&b Gt Baddow
We were warmly welcomed by Peter who was very helpful throughout our stay. The house is a beautiful place and the rooms are comfortable (the en suite was a little on the small side).

There are a couple of suggestions I would like to make: (1) A light outside leading up to the front door, especially as you need to key in a code to get into the building, is necessary and (2) Softer towels please.

Miss. MARGIE DAVIDS - 8th Aug, 2015
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Hi Margie

Thanks for your response and I\'m pleased you felt very welcome (as you were!)

The house is Grade 2 listed, so we are, rightly, restricted to what we can do, so as to preserve its old features and character. Hence, the compact ensuite, sited in an old walk laundry room, next to the warm chimney breast.

And I\'m afraid it was bad luck on the front door lights, which suddnly fail in dampnes, and with the towels, which dried too much before going into the tumble drier - I had been too busy

So, sorry, but thanks for the prompt

Kind Regards

Peter4

Stop Over
Having used other hotels in Chelmsford, I decided to try something different. This is a charming place to stay. Peter was very welcoming and we were able to order breakfast on line prior to our visit. I would certainly use Rothmans again and recommend it. As we were not driving there was some difficulty with taxi\'s-but this is down to other factors and not the B&B.

Martin J Campion - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Martin

Thanks for your appreciative remarks and I\'m pleased you enjoyed your stay and my endeavour to give guests choices

Peter

Lovely Room, Overall, Okay.
Visually, the room was nice. I paid extra to have a private bathroom rather than share, but sadly it was not cleaned very well. This was very disappointing and I decided to skip using the bath/shower. There was also a stain on the inside of the bed cover. For some reason, I did not get beans with my breakfast, although I had ordered them. The rest of the cooked breakfast was nice. I appreciated the bottled water and little bar of chocolate left on the bed. The free shower gel smelt lovely but the box it was in was very dusty, so I think it\'s a matter of attention to detail. It was hard to remember the codes for all the doors however - quickly nipping to the car, I got locked out and hadn\'t a clue what to do. Luckily, someone else came and let me in.

Ms. Michelle Redmond - 6th Jul, 2015
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Michelle

Sorry about the glitches and the beans (my oversight - I could have rustled some up quickly) The feedback does help us to pick up on \"cleaner oversight\" etc

Peter

Charming And Relaxed B&b
wonderful breakfast, friendly atmosphere. Shared bathroom but this was not a problem and great value for money. I would stay here again.

Alison Ridley - 28th Jun, 2015
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Alison



Thank you! Glad it suited you



Peter

One Night,
What a wonderful house, I couldn`t stay longer but wished I could.

Margaret Sheppard - 28th Jun, 2015
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Margaret



Thank you - we are painting it even today!



Peter

Rothmans Bed And Breakfast
I visited England and Belgium for six weeks and spent three of those weeks at Rothmans Bed and Breakfast. The old building and slightly eccentric but charming host may not be to everyone\'s taste but for me it was just brilliant. The house was an absolute joy to behold and I can see how the owner, Peter, fell in love with it. Peter was very patient, helpful and effortlessly oozed charm even when I blew the trip switch on one of the electrical circuits. The breakfasts were superb and the cleanliness was first rate. I would give this bed and breakfast 6 stars out of 5 if I could. Needless to say I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in an establishment with character and charm as opposed to a chain of bland hotels. I just hope Peter has a room available for me the next time I visit Essex.

Mr. Stephen Trusler - 18th Jun, 2015
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Hi Stephen

I\\\'ll try to transfer the extra star to other reviews!

I\\\'m very pleased your stay suited you so well and I hope your tour went well (and you enjoyed the Belgian beer)

I\'ll have to reflect on my eccentricity!

Kind Regards

Peter

Worth Every Penny
Easy access to house and room.

Everything I could possibly require in the room plus extra (very welcome bar of chocolate lovely surprise).

Welcomed TV in room as travelling solo.

Bed very comfortable.

Towels a bit hard/rough, but could put up with that.

Super breakfast, beautifully cooked and good variety of items.

Would have preferred single tables instead of sharing with other guests.

Parking convenient, but had it been raining too far from car to house. Checking out time suited me on this occasion, but had it been a stay for leisure and not business, 9 am a bit early.

Overall, excellent value for money and very comfortable.

Oggie Weldon - 11th Jun, 2015
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Oggie



Glad you had a good experience and your comments have been noted (we do make changes in response to feedback, wgere we can)

By the way, you could have checked out later. On Tuesday, 11.30 vacating of the room would have been fine (the nominal time is 10.00, anyway, and the cleaners just need to change the rooms. Guests sometimes use the lounge till the afternoon).

Thanks for your feedback

Peter, Proprietor

Wonderful Place - Recommended!
Stayed 2 nights here while attending a friends wedding & felt very welcome. Beautiful old former manor house that has been turned into a lovely B & B without ruining it\'s character. Peter, the owner was very welcoming & helpful (especially so when I forgot the code to my room on the 1st day!). Room was very comfortable & quiet & breakfast was wonderful. Next time I am up in the area & need somewhere to stay I will look no further than here as it offers everything anyone can need. Ample parking too. Thanks once again!

Mr. David Hearne - 7th Jun, 2015
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David

I\\\'m glad you enjoyed your stay and the house (which I do love to share with guests and friends). And I did enjoy talking with you

Peter

A Perfect Retreat
This beautiful house, festooned with wisteria and roses at the time of my stay, provides a perfect resting place for the weary traveller.

Close to the town of Chelmsford yet pleasantly distanced from the bustle of town life, every comfort has been provided for by the owner. Hair driers and kettles, TV and a comfortable bed in the rooms, an ample and varied breakfast in the morning.

Susan Glaysher - 20th May, 2015
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Susan

I\'m very glad that you had a restful, enjoyable and convenient stay. Thank you very much

Also, I like the \"festooned\" for the wisteria which is now snowing its petals, sadly, but the the miniature yellow flowers of the climbing \"Lady Banks Rose\" are still bursting out

Kind Regards

Peter

Wonderful Stay
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast surpassed expectations on every level, what more can you say!

Richard Boyd - 17th May, 2015
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Brilliant - thank you! Glad we got it right for you (there is a busy, friendly team of cleaners, handyman, gardener, and administrator - and me, chief cook and bottle washer, shopper and host/proprietor)

Peter

Pleasant Stay
I stayed for one night at Rothmans. It suited me very well as I was travelling on my own, and with some time constraints. Having the entry code details in advance was very useful as was the facility to organise my own breakfast when I was ready. The bed was very comfortable and the room more than adequate for my needs.

If I had a criticism it would be that as an older woman on her own an ensuite toilet would have enhanced my stay. However I doubt that this would be possible to organise in such a lovely old house.

Mary Norris - 16th May, 2015
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Hi Mary

Thank you for your very much appreciated and kind remarks. My aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to come and go and to feel at home.

I am having the plumbers in (and spending a few thousand) to enhance the shower facilities, and when I have save enough, I will probably provide an en suite for the other single, keeping one single cheaper for guests

Thanks again

Peter

Great 10/10
What a great find - Great place to stay 10/10

Mr. Brian Johnson - 27th Apr, 2015
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Brian

Glad you had a good stay - and thanks very much for your appreciative and kind review

Peter

Nice Cute B&b
Peter the host is really nice and the B&B is proper, clean and has delicious breakfast in an old room with flair. The bedrooms are perfect as well.

We really liked our stay their and maybe return once.

Thanks

Mrs. Simone Kropp - 22nd Apr, 2015
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Simone

Thank you so much - and you\'re very nice too! Hope your trek went well - maybe nice photos, tranquility and scenic stops

Peter

Perfect Honeymoon Venue
Booked for my Son and Daughter in Law as a wedding night gift, and they loved it! A delightful place and Peter, the owner is a delightful Host! Would definitely recommend.

Gillian Harris - 29th Mar, 2015
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Gillian

So pleased they enjoyed the room and the flowers. Thanks for the appreciation

Peter

A Quaint Place To Stay
Lovely cosy room & excellent breakfast & lovely host Peter, for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. I will stay again!

Mrs. Claire Miller - 27th Mar, 2015
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Claire

Very generous of you - look forward to seeing you again

Peter

A Very Nice Place With Friendly Peoples
I really apréciate my stay.

The room was quiet, very large and nice in a house of character.

Herve ROYBIN - 21st Mar, 2015
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Herve, thanks very much.

Glad your stay went well

Peter

Stay
Excellant ambience. Peter was very helpful

Gourab Misra - 24th Feb, 2015
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Gourab

I\'m pleased your stay went well and thanks for your appreciation. We are constantly trying to restore it to its former glory and put in personal touches

Hope your Masters comes through straightforwardly

Peter

Highly Recommended
We chose to stay at Rothmans B & B because it was advertised as being dog friendly and there was no additional charge for 4 legged visitors. We were delighted with Peter\'s hospitality. The room was excellent with nice touches like free bottles of water and chocolate bars. The breakfast was superb.

Mr. Elaine Richardson - 18th Feb, 2015
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Elaine

Thanks! Glad all went well for you and the touches helped to make you all feel welcome

Four legged visitors are all part of the family and usually gratifyingly enthusiastic and friendly

Peter

2 Night Stay
I had a 2 night stay while working away. Very pleased with my stay. Very welcoming and friendly, room was clean and had everything i needed. Breakfast was lovely. Would stay again. Matt

Mattew Pollard - 5th Feb, 2015
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Matt

Glad your stay went well - we always hope that people feel at home, comfortable and come and go as they please

All the best

Peter

A Charming Place To Stay....
We stayed in the beautiful 4 poster room for one night having attended a family birthday party locally. It was lovely to know that we could arrive and let ourselves in (sometimes you can feel pressured into arriving at exactly the time you have estimated especially if you have to collect or meet owner for a key). The room was spacious, clean and full of charm. The bed was really comfy and snug, lovely soft dressing gowns were available, tea, coffee plentiful, and the breakfast was lovely and cooked to perfection. Peter was very chatty and friendly too xx Our only little niggle was that the ensuite smelt rather unsweet but we believe it was only because of the system that was in there...We would thoroughly recommend this B & B and would stay again should we get anymore party invites!!! Thank you.....

Mrs. Caroline Davey - 1st Feb, 2015
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Caroline

Thank you very much for your kind appreciative comments - now to see the cleaners, to address that \"unsweetness\"!

Kind Regards

Peter

Roomy & Full Of Character
Quaint, with plenty of character, unlike the boring national motel chains.

Peter was a friendly & helpful host, who provided a great freshly cooked breakfast.

Paul Ballamy - 18th Jan, 2015
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Paul

Thanks - it\'s so good when we get feedback that suggests we are achieving what we aim for guests

Peter

Wonderful Place To Stay
I have been at the Rothman´s now for at least 3 times & really love it. It´s like \"coming home\".

Very charming place to stay; very kind and helpful landlord.

Gertraud Zehentner - 1st Jan, 2015
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Hi Gertraud

Very kind of you - and you are a very welcome guest, after you brought those Viennese cookies made by your sister! (All guests are very welcome, even without cookies..) Look forward to your next visit

Peter

Excellent Stay At Rothmans B&b - Chelmsford
What a great B&B - great character, very warm welcome from Peter. Room was fab - big, tall\'ish ceilings, clean and fresh - loads of character. Even a snooker table on top floor. Fab breakfast next day. Maybe the en-suite a tiny bit smaller than expected but I can\'t complain and would definitely stay again.

Mr. Barry Dunn - 14th Dec, 2014
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Barry

Really pleased you had a good stay!

Peter

1 Night Stay
sorry peter been so long in replying , had a great stay and a nice welcome will stay again many thanks john

Mr. John Wood - 12th Dec, 2014
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John

Thanks very much - you are always welcome

Peter

Rothmans B&b
very brief but pleasant stay. Family running it are very nice and very helpful. Found it a bit hard to locate but once there found the room was lovely and had everything I needed.

Ms. Jo-anna Sainty - 7th Dec, 2014
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Jo-anna

Thanks - we are a hidden treasure! Glad you enjoyed your stay

Peter

Comfortable And Warm Hospitality
I was very happy with my stay at Rothmans. The hospitality was very warm, the room was comfortable, and I felt relaxed and welcome in the home environment. It was very good value for money. I would certainly stay again.

Mr. Kelvin Alley - 5th Dec, 2014
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Kelvin

That\'s very kind of you. Glad everything made you feel comfortable and welcome, and we\'re so pleased to see our efforts working - plus I love this quirky house and I like to share it

Peter

Great Place
I travel with two small dogs finding somewhere I can stay with them is not easy and more often than not there is a cost of £10 per dog per night. Rothmans is not like that my dogs were welcome in this lovely homely place. The room was good, plenty of room for the two dog cages, bed very comfortable and everything I needed was there, breakfast was again good with plenty of choice. I will use this B&B again

Miss. Shirley Fletcher - 10th Nov, 2014
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Shirley

Thanks very much. Dogs are \"part of the family\" and are always welcome. It\'s a pleasure to see their enthusiastic curiosity

Warm Regards

Peter

A Gem Of A B&b
Rothmans is a beautiful old house, well loved and maintained. Stayed in the Four Poster Room - and what a room!! Huge space, with olde worlde four poster and new world flat screen TV!! Only downside is the tiniest ensuite I\'ve ever seen with extremely noisy plumbing!!. Breakfast was good, freshly cooked and served at 8 on the dot. Strange arrangement of pre-ordering bfast either the night before or in our case, days before via email as we were arriving very late, but it works well! Codes for all doors (front door and bedrooms) again sent by email meant we could let ourselves in when we arrived as proprietor was out. Again, strange system but it worked!! Rating loses a star only because of the bathroom!! Overall a good experience, we may well return!!

COLLETTE FRANCIS - 9th Oct, 2014
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Hi Collette

Thank you for your appreciation of the house, 4 poster room and breakfast

Rothmans is Grade 2 listed and this properly requires preservation of the character. Hence the compact en suite was installed in what was a large (featureless) walk in wardrobe and a macerator is required to pump waste to the far side of the building (without damaging old floors/ceilings) I have experienced a much tinier en suite, in a B&B in a Georgian building in Bath

Breakfast forms are to allow you to choose at leisure and for me to have all ingredients ready. Likewise door codes mean guests can come and go at any time (eg after late night wedding reception) Also, this is a family B&B and, although I endeavour to greet guests, asking for time of arrival, I would humbly wish to "have a life" (I was in London taking my son out for his birthday when you arrived - as I had arranged that with you).

I hope the Dance competition in Brentwood went well and you didn't get soaked on the way

You will of course be very welcome in the future

Kind Regards

Peter

Quaint B&b
Lovely house, very clean and comfortable room with lots of thoughtful bits and bobs for guests. Only complaint was that we were not sought out by somebody to tell us about bathroom so we\'re using wrong one which was very small and rather disappointing. Very good breakfast

Mrs. Pamela Blake - 4th Oct, 2014
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Hi Pamela

Thanks for your feedback.

I do try to be around when people arrive, and you were out when I returned from visiting my son in hospital. I shall need to ensure the written guidance is very clear

Kind Regards

Peter

Recommended
Amazing breakfast selection, lovely owner - goes out of way to be helpful. Great old house, quirky, interesting & fun. Great nights sleep - perfect location, easy parking - lovely tea tray & even a chocolate bar! perfectly acceptable bathroom facilities - all at a reasonable price. If you want character, friendliness and charm then highly recommended. If you like boring, blandly modern (and in Chelmsford the very NOISEY!) Travelodge - then its not for you... everyone else ENJOY! :)

Mrs. Yvonne Stevens - 28th Sep, 2014
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Yvonne

That's so nice of you! Thanks very much indeed

Peter

Afl Bridgwater
Peter as always perfect just that in the room l was in, it took the water to get hot for sometime, this was from the sink shower no problem otherwise no problems thank you.

Alan Lott - 24th Sep, 2014
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Alan

Thanks. Will look at shower/sink - maybe the taps needed to be set fully on "hot" to bring the hot through quickly (then the mixer could be adjusted to comfortable heat?

Peter

Night Worker
very comfortable stay

Darryl Martin Kennerdale - 24th Sep, 2014
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Darryl

Pleased it was comforatable for you

Peter

Rothmans - Cosy And Comfortable
Very comfortable, cosy and welcoming. The booking-in was very smooth. Would definately recommend

Damion Colledge-Whitehead - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Damion

Thank you very much for that feedback - always a fillip for us to us to know guests are pleased

Peter

One Day In Romans
This place is fantastic. My room Victoria was very beautiful and the attention is very very fantastic. Peter help me very much.

Beatriz Charameli - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Beatriz

You're far too kind! Thank you very much too and I hope your day went well

Peter

Lovely Place
Unfortunately I only spent one night here. Brilliant room, comfortable bed, friendly owners and good breakfast! I will definitely go there again if I have to be in the area!

Andrea Van Rest - 17th Sep, 2014
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Andrea

It's equally lovely to have such an enthusiastic guest - thank you

Peter

Good Place, Second Time Around
Enjoyed the cooked breakfast!

Dr. Alex Makai - 17th Sep, 2014
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Alex

Thanks - I try to get everything just right (bacon browned and not greasy, etc)

Peter

Good Value Near Chelmsford
Comfortable room with good facilities. Handy off-street parking. Extensive breakfast options.

Dr. Alex Makai - 16th Sep, 2014
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Alex

Thank you - have a good flight

Peter

Very Pleasant Stay
Would definitely stay again.

Mr. Arwyn Eyles - 8th Sep, 2014
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Arwyn

Thanks - and you would be very welcome

Peter

Mr
This is a lovely place to spend an evening or more, it is so homely and comfortable and the breakfast in the morning is wonderful, you will not be disapointed.



AFL

Somerset

Alan LOTT - 3rd Sep, 2014
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Alan

Thanks very much indeed - always great to know we are getting it right for you and the administrator, cleaners and handyman will be pleased too

Peter

Excellent Would Stay Again
Needed a b&b for one night for exam, found via Google. Excellent, everything you could possibly need and more. Website photo's do not do it justice, so much better. Will probably stay again and have already recommended it to family.

Elliott Soules - 3rd Sep, 2014
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Elliott

Thank you! I'll have to do a fresh photo shoot...

Peter

Rothmans Bed And Breakfast
lovely hotel , fantastic breakfast, close to buses to town.

had a nice and relaxed stay and will come back again.

Stephen Edwards - 26th Aug, 2014
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Stephen

Glad you had such a good stay and thanks very much for your generous comments

Peter

Excellent B & B
We had a lovely stay at rothmans B & B,run by a very friendly and welcoming family who did everything possible to make our stay a comfortable one.excellent room with everything you need supplied (including dressing gowns)breakfast was fresh and first class with a choice of everything.i would definately stay here again if in the area and would recommend it to anyone else.

Mr. Stephen Colson - 25th Aug, 2014
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Stephen

Thanks so much for yolur kindness and appreciation - it makes us want to try even harder to make guests feel at home (or in a comfortable escape from home)

Peter

Average
We had the four post room and it was a really good size room and comfortable, it was a big shabby but clean and tidy , the ensuite however was more the size of a wardrobe , I physically could not get into the shower and had to shave half standing in the shower and half leaning out to see the mirror. You need to be a size zero supermodel to use the toilet without folding yourself in half to get your knees under the sink which is right opposite - about 3foot square in total you have to question the trades description act before calling it ensuite !

Lynn & Simon South - 25th Aug, 2014
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Hi Lynne/Simon

Thanks for the feedback.

(I'm genuinely puzzled by your word "shabby" however - the leather chairs, and the curtains are new, with some suitable period style furniture which may look aged?)

The building is Grade 2 listed and we are restricted in what we are permitted to do. So you're absolutely right - it was originally a very large walk in (linen?) cupboard alongside the warm chimney breast, typical for c1600 buildings. I do want to maintain the unique heritage character - even in this village too much has been lost already - and many guests value that very "memory" of the past.

However, I'm sorry this has meant it was such a squeeze for you. (Most guests have been happy with the space - that is not to reject your feedback, though)

All comments help us to improve what we offer and thanks for taking the time

Peter

Very Comfortable
I stayed here for 3 nights in 2 of the rooms (4 poster and regency) on business. Both rooms were very nice and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of both cooked and uncooked options.

Phil Hatch - 22nd Aug, 2014
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Phil

Thanks. Glad you had a good stay

Peter

A Wonderful Place To Stay
A truly hospitable environment. The rooms were lovely, sporting large televisions, plenty of window space and comfortable beds. Within walking distance of most anywhere in Great Baddow and busses to Chelmsford just outside. Nothing was too little trouble for the staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, I intend to stay there again when I have need and would gladly recommend Rothmans to anyone needing a room in the area.

Richard Wood - 16th Aug, 2014
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Richard

Thanks for your kind, appreciative review - it encourages us all to keep giving a good service

Peter

A Stunning Property
A stunning property with excellent facilities.

The Georgian room was large, clean and comfortable.

The breakfast selection would put many large hotels to shame.



A really enjoyable experience.



Many thanks to Peter.

Mr. Andrew Hampton - 14th Aug, 2014
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Andrew

Thanks for being so appreciative. So pleased you had a good stay

Peter

Visit
Very warm and friendly visit.



Home from home atmosphere .

David Anthony - 11th Aug, 2014
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David



Thanks - a privilege and a pleasure!



Peter

Rothmans Visit
The photo of the outside of the house on tripadvisor fooled me into thinking that this B & B was in a rural location. So when we (The wife and I) arrived, we were both surprised to find that it was in a relatively built up area. However, this is not a criticism and is entirely my own fault for not checking it out properly on Google maps.

Some of the reviews on tripadvisor talk about lack of cleanliness, but we didn't find this to be the case. Some of the decor may have needed a bit of sprucing up, and neither of the bedside lamps in our room worked (there was no bulb in one of them), but these are minor gripes.

The house is very old, with creaking boards and sloping floors, but it has bags of character.

The host, Peter Aspbury, was accommodating, friendly and helpful.

The cooked breakfast was lovely and served right on time (by him).

Peter's cat, Pepsi, watching him (through the dining room window) as he served breakfast, and then trotting alongside him on the outside path was an amusing daily routine which added to the friendly quirkiness of the place.

My son and I used the snooker room both nights that we were there and the full size table is superb. Next time, I'll bring my own cue, because the ones 'supplied' aren't very good.

Ian Edelston - 10th Aug, 2014
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Ian - a prize for the longest review? Thank you for your comments.

Pepsi has just miaowed for another chicken drumstick.. And tomorrow my handyman Syd will take a look at those snooker cues (and there is another in a case which is available on request). For the winter, when outdoor painting is no longer possible, he will also use his carpentry skills to revive the floors.

The countryside, by the way, has receded from us

Thanks for taking the trouble

Peter

Short And Sweet
Excellent in most respects, breakfast superb, room delightful. The one downside was lack of in room water for washing and kettle. This facility would bring the Georgian room close to perfection.

David Domin - 9th Aug, 2014
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David

Thanks for your review with your appreciative comments

The plumbing is tricky because of the layout of the old Grade 2 listed house (waste water has to be pumped uphill to avoid ancient joists and has to reach the drains on the other side). However, when I save up enough I'll look at it again

Kind Regards

Peter

Great Stay
I enjoyed my stay at Rothman's. My late arrival was kindly accommodated. Breakfast was wonderful.

Ms. Kathleen Jordan - 6th Aug, 2014
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Kathleen

That's very nice of you and I'm pleased that your stay was enjoyable and nutritious!

Peter

Great Breakfast!!
We booked for a one night stay as we had a friends wedding to attend locally our room was lovely and spacious and very pretty the whole house was beautiful and breakfast was fab!

Samantha Barker - 31st Jul, 2014
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Samantha

That's very nice of you and glad that the breakfast was appreciated - I like to see a clean plate

(I now need to research the 400-year old history of the house...).

Peter

Me Plus Dog :0)
I found everything from booking to departure very easy. Very friendly plus extremely helpful (without being 'in your face' if you know what I mean. Bed comfy, food great and I felt safe. My Jack Russell terrier was also made welcome and I hope did not disturb anyone . Would definitely return and recommend to friends and clients. A little gem of a find - thank you. Peter

Ms. Pauline Slattery - 25th Jul, 2014
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Pauline,

It's so nice to get such a lovely review - and to know we're pitching it all to suit guests

I hope Molly, your Jack Russell, is now fine

Thanks again

Peter

Comment
It is a nice place and people very friendly.

Ms Assel Bailgalamova - 22nd Jul, 2014
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Assel

Thank you very much for your kind remarks

I hope your exam went well

Kind Regards

Peter

Pleasantly Surprised
Hadn't stayed in this B&B, before, but was very glad I chose to. I stayed in one of their cheaper rooms, but was happy with the comfortable bed, amenities in the room, and bathrooms, which although are not en-suite, are directly next door. I was greeted on arrival by a very friendly lady, who cheerfully showed my friends and I to our rooms, and made us feel welcome. There is a good-sized lounge, with tea/coffee freely available, as well as available in your room. Check-in/out is negotiable, and they even pandered to my request for an ironing board and iron to be in my room, when I arrived. The cooked breakfast was tasty, which you request/choose the night before, which cereals, yoghurts and toast, already laid out. All together, a really nice stay, in a great little B&B.

Mr. Stuart Smith - 17th Jul, 2014
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Stuart

So glad you had a good stay - and Bekka made you welcome (I was taking a much-needed break with my daughter)

Kind Regards

Peter

Great Little Place
I have just stayed here for a wedding on the area and thought it was a great little place. Friendly and clean. Breakfast was nice, very good selection of food. I was expecting an extreemly bad nights sleep because the beds were very very soft but I was plesently surprised and slept like a baby!! I'd come back here again!

Thank you

Miss. Natalie Tetley - 15th Jul, 2014
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Natalie

Thank you for your appreciative review - we all need our baby sleep!

Peter Aspbury, Proprietor

Surprising
I was expecting a standard B&B, but I was pleasantly surprised. The house is beautiful, rooms large, parking easy and I had a very restful week there. The owner is discreet yet available. I will stay there again.

Dr Shahab Saddiqi - 13th Jun, 2014
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Shahab

Thanks very much - hope to see you again

Discretion as ever!

Peter

A Great Find
The photograph on this page does not do the B&B and favours. Tucked away behind a large headge and facing into the garden, is a quirky and beautiful old property, tastefully decorated and very homely. I recommend this B&B for value and comfort. The local pub (out of the B&B turn right) has a great beer garden and serves excellent food at a really reasonable price. Where in the South East can you get a meal and a large glass of wine for £10.70? Bargain.

Pam Brown - 8th Jun, 2014
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Pam

That's very kind of you - we love the quirky heritage and ambitious wisteria too!

Peter

Atlanta, Georgia
A very nice place to stay; I loved the historic property and the location! I will book the same room next year!

Mr. Michael Quick - 5th Jun, 2014
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Thanks Michael - and our poppies are now in their full tall purple glory!



Peter

Good
Not too bad, for me the problem was the bed, it was too soft! But basically the place is good, the owner really friendly! ;)

Mr. Daniele Gioioso - 26th May, 2014
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Daniele

Thanks - hope your vote counted

Beds and mattresses are tricky - some like them hard and some like them soft! The mattresses are good quality, bought from John Lewis, and new, and i had intended them to be on the firmer side (better for your back)

Kind Regards

Peter

Rothmans
Very comfortable and welcoming in this large B&B. Pete very friendly and breakfast was spot on

Jamie Pizey - 8th May, 2014
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Jamie

Thanks very much - glad you had a good stay and our efforts were worthwhile

Peter

Lovely One-night Stay
Beautiful building, hospitable (but not intrusive) host, delicious breakfast. Just wish the rooms were en-suite but can't complain at the price and the bathrooms are personal to each room (with key).

Ms. Lucy Melluish - 8th May, 2014
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Thanks Lucy,

Glad you had a good stay and hope to see you again (when you can resume your Snooker winning run!)

Peter

Stay At Rothman's
Excellent B&B. Good arrival instructions and very reasonably priced.

Saskia Hart - 5th May, 2014
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Saskia

Thank you very much - do come again and receive 2 bars of chocolate! Sorry to miss your leaving

Peter

Recomended
I spend a night at this B&B.Small room , but was enough for me. Bathroom and shower, nice and clean, close to my room. Hot drinks, cooked breakfast, plenty to choose from for breakfast. Can call the taxi andbe in city centre in 10-15 minutes. Good value for money.

Thank you.

Mrs. Melania Ursei - 23rd Apr, 2014
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Melania

Your feedback is much appreciated. Hope your visit to Chelmsford went well

Peter

Gorgeous Quirky Convinient!
Funky quirky old property with fab welcoming owner. Great location, high quality accommodation, so good I've just booked another 5 stays!

Mrs. Katharine Manderfield - 23rd Apr, 2014
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Katherine

Thank you! - like the funky (even my daughter would approve)

Peter

Lovely Stay
Great b&b, very friendly, clean, charming and great breakfast!

Pauline Kemp - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Pauline

Thank you so much - we aim to please and are pleased when you are!

Kind Regards

Peter

Thank You
It was a marvellous stay. Everything was perfect and it was a pleasure to chat with Peter after breakfast. The house is so charming and fashionable. It seems to be back in the past and we loved it.

Thank you!

Paola Mastrorilli - 6th Apr, 2014
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Hi Paolo

"Charming" would describe you very well and I am sure you would (will?) run a very successful B&B yourself

Peter

Fab
Had a fantastic stay. The room was beautiful, the bed was amazingly comfortable and the staff were lovely. Highly recommended

Tessa Johnson - 4th Apr, 2014
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Tessa

Thanks very much for your generous response - we are always very pleased when guests are pleased

Peter

Lovely Historical Welcoming Visit
I spent one night in this bed amd breakfast and would recommend it. Its clean tidy and cosy. The bed was comfy (better than my bed!) Douvet warm. Nice to have a little area to sit too. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to stay again. Thanks.

Veronica Cubitt-Caddy - 31st Mar, 2014
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Veronica

Pleased to have your response

Hope you were well rested and prepared!

Peter

Lovely Thanks
I arrived a little late to order a cooked breakfast yet I was still offered the option if I wanted. I received a very warm and friendly welcome. The bed was VERY comfy and I slept like a log. Only slight downside was the shower which was not very powerful at all, but was clean and hot which is always good. Thanks very much.

Ms. Sally Everitt - 25th Mar, 2014
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Sally

Thanks very much to you too and I'm glad you felt so welcome and comfortable. (I am always bothered that guests are able to have a good breakfast...)

We shall look into getting a powerful pump on the shower

Peter

Overnight Stay
Very nice place to stop

We spent one night with our two dogs and was very well looked after

A very friendly home from home

Thank you

JamesGreenley - 23rd Mar, 2014
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Hi James

Thank you - dogs are always welcome

Peter

Mr
Thank you for providing a warm and friendly place to stay for a few days. Should I stay in this part of the country again I would hope to pay a return visit. Vary best wishes

Russell Hargrave - 22nd Mar, 2014
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Hi Russell

Thanks! You are of course always welcome

Peter

Excellent B&b
Excellent B&B. Peter ensures guest are well looked after and the rooms are spacious with everything you need. There was an excellent choice of breakfast.

Jennifer Ready - 15th Mar, 2014
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Jennifer - thank you! Pleased you had a good break

Peter

Travelling For Pleasure - Great Base
Outstanding value for money and would recommend it as a business traveller, wanting an inexpensive stopover or like me, someone wanting to use it as a base for seeing some of Essex and Suffolk.

Peter's pre visit attention is really excellent. Breakfast is as plentiful as you like and will keep you going through the day.

Mr. Mike Scott - 12th Mar, 2014
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MIke - I'm so pleased we could give you such a good stay

Peter

Beautiful Accomodation
I travel around with my work and would happily recommend the Rothmans b&b as warm and welcoming place to lay your head.

Great night sleep, thank you.

Mr. Dave Alexander - 12th Mar, 2014
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Dave

Thank you! Glad it suited you so well

Peter

Cosy And Clean
Peter was a very welcoming chap and the hospitality was superb. Clean premises if a little dated - but that only adds to the cosy-feel. Thoroughly good value for money.

Mr. Ryan Wilson - 9th Mar, 2014
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Ryan, Thanks for your review and I do want people to feel welcome and "at home". Not sure about "a little dated"? (the house is 400 years old and Grade 2 listed, so I also want to preserve the heritage character)

Thanks again, Peter

Chelmsford Haven
Second time I have stayed at this hotel and both times was pleased with the friendly welcome and atmosphere. And a dog friendly establishment!

Anthony Goring - 28th Feb, 2014
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The dogs have all been Rothmans friendly and are very welcome

Thanks Anthony

Peter Aspbury, Proprietor

Guest
You made me feel very welcome.The room was nice and comfortable.Great selection for breakfast. It was nice to no there was a buffet selection available at all times as well as tea and coffee for when ever you got a thirst on.I certainly will be booking with you again when I am in that area. Thank you Mr Peter Aspbury.

Mrs Rhodes - 24th Feb, 2014
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And thank you Mrs Rhodes! - I'm pleased that you enjoyed everything and I look forward to your next visit

Review Title
I rarely do reviews! But decided to feedback because I enjoyed my stay here - great room, great service (very helpful), and would definitely stay again. Thank you.

Jeremy Frankel - 9th Feb, 2014
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Jeremy

That's very kind of you. It really is appreciated by all of us here (myself, 4 cleaners, administrator, handyman and gardener!) and makes all our efforts feel worthwhile

Peter

Vfm
Good value for money. Lovely big bedroom. Well equipped. Shower/ toilet room very small but not an issue for me.

Mr. Steve Lemon - 29th Jan, 2014
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Steve

Thanks for your review - the ensuite was compact because of preserving the character and shape of the "heritage" room

Peter

Two Days In Jan
Rothmans is an extensive and extremely old house and as such has creaky and crooked floorboards and shows its years in many ways. However Peter is a very welcoming host and we found the house to be warm, comfortable and with all its querks a charming place to stay. Excellent breakfasts and good value for money.

Mr. Graham Jaggard - 26th Jan, 2014
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Hi Graham

Thanks for your review. As I get older myself I face the problem of creaks that won't go away (Rothmans is a 400 year old building, Grade 2 Listed)

Peter

Nice Place
Nice rooms, friendly people, good for a stay ... !!!

Mr. Klaus E. Goeltz - 21st Jan, 2014
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Klaus - thank you for your kind comments. I enjoyed meeting the three of you and maybe you will return if you decide on that purchase

Peter

Fantastic Room!
A truly charming Bed and Breakfast, beautifully presented internally with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Peter was a welcoming and attentive host. The Four Poster bedroom and lounge/dining room are relaxing and peaceful. There was a wide range of delicious hot and cold food choices at breakfast. Highly recommended. We will certainly return.

Mr. Vincent Madden - 16th Jan, 2014
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Vincent,

Thank you very much - and I'm so pleased you had a good stay and I was able to provide what I strive for

You were of course very pleasant and interesting guests!

Peter

A Must Try!
Good communication with the owner prior to arrival. On arrival we found the B&B was clean,tidy and we loved how the original characteristics of the house was maintained. We felt at ease and came and went as we pleased. Breakfast was of a great selection and very delicious. We pre-paid so check out was swift and stress free. Overall a pleasurable recommended stay.

Mrs. Stacey Anslow - 20th Nov, 2013
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Stacey

I'm glad we provided you with such a positive experience

Thanks very much - your positive feedback will be relayed to the staff as well

Peter

Interesting
As we wanted to visit Danbury it was a very convenient place to stay. Staff were very pleasant. Good breakfast. As antipodeans the old building was interesting with it's sloping floors - something we are not used to!! They were having drainage problems with our en-suite in the Regency room so had to use the bathroom next door.

Mrs. Judy Forster - 15th Sep, 2013
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Thanks for your kind remarks

The problem with the drainage took vigorous "plunging" & 2 plumbers to sort out. It turned out that some guest had put a cloth down the loo and it got caught up in the pump/macerator (we did have a clear prominent message on the top of the loo, requesting care...). I'm afraid these things happen but sorry for the inconvenience.

Charming
B & B that is full of charm & Character. Very Friendly.

Mrs. Karen Bray - 12th Aug, 2013
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Thanks for your appreciative comments

B & B Excellent Value
Overall we were very pleased with the overall standard of the accommodation, breakfast, service, etc. Genial host. Flexible in response to requests for earlier than normal booking in and out.



Only criticism would be that the security systems put in place for entering the room and front door seemed a bit over the top.

Mr. Mike Nicod - 17th Jun, 2013
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Mike

Thank you for your kind response - glad my efforts to help and be hospitable worked for you

I understand your response to using door codes. I shelled out a lot of money so that people could be very safe and did not rely on keys. Tricky!

Your review is very much appreciated - makes my hard work very worthwhile

Peter

Just Lovely!
After going through the 'secret garden' gate we were greeted by Peter, who we made us feel very welcome. We were led to our room and were pleasantly surprised by it. The only 2 things that would have made the room better was the shower size as it was rather small but I understand why it was this way and the bed was very lumpy. But I loved the breakfast part of our stay. The great choice of cereals, cheeses, yoghurts, juices, teas and coffee was brill! The hot breakfast was yummy and whilst we ate we felt not like guest to a strangers place but friends. I like the easy going attitude of our host and will not hesitate to come back and of course let everyone know how great this place is. Considering how beautiful the place is and where it is the price is more than reasonable. Thank you Peter for your hospitality! Melissa & Terry

Miss. Melissa Defty - 17th Jun, 2013
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Melissa & Terry

I'm really pleased you had such a good stay - I try to make people feel at home and well looked after, and I enjoy sharing the character of this old heritage property (the compact shower is chosen to preserve the layout of the old Regency Room; I will certainly have a look at the mattress, which is relatively new)

So nice when my breakfast efforts work for the guests

Thank you - and hope to see you again

Peter

Relaxed Accommodation
Lovely quirky characterful house - easy, welcoming atmosphere and such reasonable prices. The starched linen sheets are a real bonus: Beatrice Potter's Mrs Tiggy Winkle would be enraptured!!!

Mrs. Sue Nicholls - 12th Jun, 2013
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Super!
The owner succeeds in creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It was a privilege to be allowed to feel at home in such a beautiful historic house.

Dr. Rebecca Read - 17th Dec, 2012
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Rebecca

Thanks for your warm appreciation - I do try to make people feel at home since it is often strange to be marooned, when on business

Hope your visit to Chelmsford was successful and good luck in your new work

Peter

13/14-12-2012
Almost perfect B&B, good wifi - breakfast - clean only shower very poor water pressure

Mr. Salomon De Snaijer - 16th Dec, 2012
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Really pleased to have provided an "almost perfect B&B"!

Peter Aspbury

Handy Location
This is our 4th stay at Rothmans, we use it as a stop over the night before the local V Festival. Its always been clean and well run, nice to see some refurbishment done and the en-suite bathroom finished. Breakfast is great and keeps us going into the afternoon. See you next year!

Mr. Duncan Rouse - 22nd Aug, 2012
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Reasonable
Reasonable value for money however a bit old fashioned which possibly suits a 400 year old building.

Mr. Robert Todd - 17th Aug, 2012
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Late Arrival
Although i arrived late and left early everyone very friendly and was shown where to help myself to breakfast. Would prefer ensuite however an enjoyable stay in a interesting old house.

Mr. Robert Todd - 5th Aug, 2012
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Rothmans B&b
This is an excellent place to stay in Chelmsford. The room was very good and the breakfast was excellent. If returning to Chelmsford I would book here again.

Mr. James Scott - 4th Aug, 2012
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Improvements Made
Regency room has been updated since I last stayed towards the end of last year. Breakfast still very good.

Mr. Gary Smith - 4th May, 2012
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Thanks very much for your comments - I am constantly trying to upgrade (new leather chair, 40" screen freeview HD tv & a comprehensive fire alarm system etc)

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Attractions - Rothmans Bed and Breakfast

Chelmsford Golf Club - Chelmsford - Golf

Chelmsford Golf Club - Chelmsford - Golf

Distance 1.82 miles (2.91 km)
Chelmsford Golf Club was formally constituted on May 4 1893. The 1890s was a time of a major golfing boom, and Chelmsford, which was formed mainly through the efforts of three keen golfers, Garrad Baker, J. Albert Copland and Walter M. de Zoete, was one of them. It is the 11th oldest club in the county. The entrance fee was set at two guineas with an annual subscription of one guinea for gentlemen and half a guinea for ladies. Today Chelmsford Golf Club is a well-established 18-hole parkland course, total yardage 5996, Par 68, SSS 69. For ladies, total yardage 5573, Par 72, SSS 72. It has excellent bar and catering facilities. The course is known throughout the county for its excellent condition in all seasons and the speed of the greens, which are faster than most. A course where every shot needs to be thought about if a good score is to be maintained for all 18 holes.

Writtle College - University

Writtle College - University

Distance 3.35 miles (5.35 km)
Established in 1893, Writtle College has been producing leaders in the land-based industries and organisations for over 100 years. Writtle is one of the oldest and largest specialist university colleges supporting careers focused on Business and the " Green Industries ". Writtle College has a well established international reputation with students studying in this College from over 50 nations currently, and with many of its past students now working, many in senior positions

Channels Golf Club - Chelmsford - Golf

Channels Golf Club - Chelmsford - Golf

Distance 3.82 miles (6.11 km)
The Channels Complex is set in 300 acres of beautiful mature Essex parkland. Founded in 1974 and starting life as a nine hole course on flat farm land. Over the years sand and gravel has been extracted from surrounding land, landscaped and restored to further golf holes. On 1st April, 1994 27 holes were complete and the Belsteads Course was opened. In years to come more holes will be added and eventually there will be two eighteen hole courses. Channels is our main eighteen hole course and mixes some of the old holes with some of the new. A magnificent course, boasting some of the finest greens in the county, superbly managed and kept in peak condition. Being mainly on restored land, it is quite unique to Essex with its numerous lakes and undulating fairways.

Ingatestone Hall - Historical Houses

Ingatestone Hall - Historical Houses

Distance 5.99 miles (9.59 km)
Ingatestone Hall is a sixteenth century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor Monarchs: Elizabeth I spent several nights at the Hall on Her Royal Progress of 1561. Sir William's descendants still live in the House which largely retains its Tudor form and appearance (including two priests' hiding places). On display are furniture, family portraits and other pictures accumulated over the centuries together with memorabilia of fifteen generations of the Petre family among whom can be found the Fourth Lord, who died in the Tower falsely accused of complicity in the Popish Plot and whose wife was described by Samuel Pepys as "an impudent jade" and the Seventh Lord who spent six hours every day dressing his hair and was the inspiration for Alexander Pope's poem, The Rape Of The Lock. Other facilities: Tea Room, Free Car Park and Gift Shop.