About Piglets

Whilst only being an hour from London by train and an hour and a half by car, our little corner of Essex remains remarkably tranquil and unspoilt, we think mainly to due to the M11 motorway by-passing Saffron Walden and its environs.

This has left our community to be still very much a rural farming based one, which while still attracting London commuters it has to all intents and purposes managed to retain its identity.

The historic towns and villages that lie all around us, offer fantastic architectural and cultural gems, art galleries, museums, stately homes and castles and of course our proximity to Cambridge and to Duxford Imperial War Museum offer great days out.

However, what many discover when booking to stay at Piglets, is that we are much more than a B&B, as you may have read from the many kind reviews we have received. What we have tried so hard to create is a little oasis of luxury where one feels relaxed enough to wander around in a robe and slippers or lounge by our natural swimming pond and treat our place like your place.

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Piglets outside at night
Max & Chrissie should be very proud what they have achieved here at Piglets. No words or pictures describe the relaxing ambience they have created. Attention to detail is incredible. A luxury experience.
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Jan 2023

A note from Harry & Hamish (click image above)

We hope we have been able to make our home feel as if you are at yours in the country – we believe the facilities here rival many of the world’s top hotels and the attention to detail we have included in our rooms and public areas we hope will delight.

Our cooking is home based although we receive many a compliment worthy of restaurant fayre. We hope we have tapped into comfort food items which will entice you to put your feet up, enjoy all the offerings from our honour bar and most of all relax and make Piglets just as much part of your holiday or stay as the original reason for you choosing us.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Max & Chrissie

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Our awards

Piglets has been recognised by many bodies for its excellence & attention to detail

Our blogs

Many stories have come out of Piglets since we began, including a Royal visit!

Put quite simply this is Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons of B&Bs. Great hospitality, comfortable accommodation and wonderful home cooked food, all in superb surroundings. Well worth 5 stars – maybe even 6!

Our history

Billy Bembo our Large White boar observes his sows!

Our T&Cs

Boring but essential.

Our eco credentials

Click the image opposite to discover what Piglets offers and does for the environment…

Havana Cabana view from Sampford bedroom at Piglets Boutique B&B

SMOKING – if you enjoy a smoke, then we have two dedicated spaces for you, one indoors in our velvet seated gazebo we call the Havana Cabana just off the Mediterranean patio and a café table within our French patio over looking our Péntanque piste where you can puff away on a Gauloises while watching a game.

Winston Churchill with cigar

Best B&B and Guest House of the year