Max was invited onto BBC Radio Essex to join the discussion on how Covid had impacted various businesses in Essex.
By only opening in August 2019, we are still yet to know fully what a ‘normal’ year might look like but as we look to 2022 we are hopeful that the number of guests who have ‘staycationed’ with us during the pandemic will continue to return as so many have.
BBC Essex interview with Max, 7th January 2022
Recommend a friend & receive £25!
If you have stayed with us before & recommend a friend, you will receive a £25 voucher for you to use when you next stay with us.
T&C’s for this offer: The guest must stay at Piglets to be eligible for the Refer a Friend voucher. The referred ‘friend’ must have a confirmed booking for a voucher to be issued. Vouchers can only be used when reservations booked direct through us. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from time of issue. Vouchers are non transferable. Cannot be used with any other offers including extended stay discounts. All other T&C’s as per our standard published ones.
Piglets' packages - only available through our website
English Heritage concerts at Audley End House, summer 2022
RUSSELL KANE turbo-laugh engine will be in Saffron Walden on Wednesday 26th January
OASIS tribute band bringing all the classics from the Gallagher brothers alive, Friday 22nd April
GARY DELANY, star of Live at the Apollo, Friday April 29th
Duxford Imperial War Museum Air Show dates for 2022
DUXFORD FLYING EVENING: From camera-ready flypast moments to enjoying refreshments on a lazy Saturday summer’s evening, see Duxford in a whole new light. SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
DUXFORD BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW: Hear the roar of Merlin engines and step back into Summer 1940 with vintage entertainment and living history. SATURDAY 10th & SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER .
DUXFORD BEST OF 2022: Celebrating the highs of all our flying displays and aerial events from the year, in one fabulous final flying display SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER.
Piglets, the movie
Saffron Walden Carnival - 8 day weekend! 8th to 16th July 2022
Thaxted Festival & Morris Weekend
Blue Brothers – tribute
One Night of Queen – tribute band
Thaxted Morris Weekend – 10th to 12th June
A note from Harry & Hamish
Hello, we’re our mum & dad’s two rescue Bagels (Beagle/Basset & possibly a bit of Terrier crosses) – this is our home so don’t be surprised to see us walking about in the bits we’re allowed when we’re not sunbathing .
So if you re frightened, allergic or don’t like dogs perhaps Piglets is not for you as we don’t want to be locked up all day like at the dogs’ home we came from (too many bad memories).
Also we’ll spend the day (& possibly the night) barking if you bring another furry friend into our home, so please, as much as we are sure they are sweet, do leave your pooch at home so we don’t disturb other guests.
Many thanks & licks, Harry & Hamish.
"We loved our stay here in the English countryside. The property is spacious and comfortable with plenty of great rooms to relax, read and drink in. The breakfast was completely delicious. Chrissie and Max are charming hosts. This was special in every way. Thank you both."
Relax and unwind
"Rooms are well appointed, beautifully decorated and the bed so large and comfortable I didn't want to get out of it! They also have AC, and (sorry eco-warriors) it was bliss as the day was very hot. Breakfast was a delight with a really good menu to choose from. Also to enjoy is the cosy guest lounge, a TV area and numerous outside areas to sit and relax and let the world go by. Max and Chrissie have created a unique B & B with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and as I was travelling on my own I really appreciated their kindness and I will definitely be back."
Fully licensed honour bar
"What a perfect stay! Cannot fault. Luxury, such hospitable hosts, fabulous grounds and surrounding area, they’ve pretty much thought of every little detail to make your stay top rated, relaxing. Evening mixed fish/meat platter and the breakfast is delicious and home cooked - highly recommended, honesty bar is a lovely touch which is very well stocked. Overall a really great stay and will re- book when next down that way!"
Slow home cooked breakfasts and evening platters and pizzas
We are passionate home cooks, who believe good food should not be rushed, unless absolutely necessary; so we refrain from asking you what you want for breakfast just as you finish your last mouthful of dinner!
Everything is cooked to order and we hope that you will relax and unwind over breakfast and treat yourself to items you may not normally have time to enjoy in your daily life.
A complimentary spicy bloody or Virgin Mary starts the day off with a zing accompanied by Brittany pastries straight from the oven.
With a selection of fine teas; Lavazza Italian coffees or Chrissie’s hot chocolate, homemade granola, cereals and fresh fruit juices you will be ready for your home cooked breakfast which includes the classic ‘full English’ but without a triangular hash brown in sight – local award winning farm sausages, black pudding and bacon.
Perhaps an Arbroath smokies or an indulgent eggs Benedict might be more your thing?
All this is included in your room stay cost – even award winning smoked salmon from “the best smokehouse in the UK” according to Marco Pierre White without a supplement in sight!
In the evening if you just want to chill for the night with a glass of something and not worry about finding a restaurant and arranging a taxi; you could just stay with us and enjoy a pre-ordered deli platter or one of home cooked pizzas; relaxing in the guest lounge with a cocktail, a G&T from our gin library or select one of our house wines to go with your dinner.
"A great room, welcome, food and attention to detail... We called on the way to Chelmsford races, but equally handy for Stansted just off the M11. Only four rooms at present, but will be seven when Max and Chrissie have finished their work in progress. Awesome breakfasts and dont miss the evening platters. They are for sharing and one is ample for two people ! We will be back, what a fabulous change from the homogenised hotel chains...!"