£215/night (min 2 night stay)
Sleeps 2 in double super-king En suite walk-in power shower wet room


Hempstead is a ground-floor en-suite super-king bedroom.

It has a private access friendly entrance and separate French windows opening onto the decking by our swimming pond with walk-in en-suite shower/wet room.

Size: 22.5 sq m/242 sq ft


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Video tour of HEMPSTEAD en-suite bedroom


Quiet and peaceful

Hempstead is named after the village of Hempstead which lies just 3.5 miles to the north east of us. This sleepy little village hides an infamous past as birthplace of the highwayman Dick Turpin who started his second career after an apprenticeship as a butcher in nearby Thaxted. The local here, The Bluebell Inn (unfortunately now closed), was home to young Turpin. Across the road from the pub are the remains of a cock fighting ring opposite the village pump. Wimbish did not escape unscathed from the thievery of Turpin and it was his prowess on the main Thaxted to Saffron Walden road (now the B184) that forced the local Lord of the Manor at Wimbish Hall, to cut a lower thoroughfare through the countryside so that they could travel safely back home away from the highwaymen on the upper main road. You can walk this still to this day and it is aptly called The Chase. Hempstead also is the resting place of famed physician to both King James I and King Charles I, Willian Harvey, who discovered the circulation of blood in the body. He was interned in the graveyard of Hempstead parish church in 1657 and then reinterned over two hundred years later into the family vault inside the church by The Royal College of Physicians in 1883.

In room technologies

  • Super fast WiFi in bedrooms & throughout the guest areas & patios

  • Large flat screen smart TV with Freeview & Netflix

  • DAB radio/alarm with Bluetooth to play your own tunes

  • Motion sensitive bedroom floor night lights for undisturbed loo visits at night

  • Air conditioning which can also act as a heating boost in winter months

  • Five USB charging points (1 x radio, 2 x each side of the bed)
Super king Hypnos bed

Lie back and immerse yourself in the supreme comfort of our beds. We have specially selected hypoallergenic pillows and chosen Egyptian cotton linen for the best possible sleep.

Need a longer bed?

Tired of your feet poking out the bottom of your bed, we can extend the bed in Hempstead, to 7ft/2.13M.

Just ask when you book for a small extra cost.

Extra long bed available | B&B caters for tall people \ Sleep well, with extra long bed | Bedstretch B&B
In room facilities

An espresso machine and a kettle with a wide choice of Lavazza coffees and fine teas from Birchalls. There is fresh semi-skimmed milk daily (please ask if you would prefer almond or oat milk instead when booking) and complimentary filtered water in your room mini fridge. Your in room safe is big enough for large laptops and includes a charger and light and can be locked with your credit/debit card for extra security and peace of mind. An ironing board and iron is stowed away in your wardrobe. A high speed hair-drier with extra long lead is provided along with full length mirrors, a super magnified make-up mirror and a there is plenty of hanging and drawer space within your wardrobe. A luggage rack and mat is also stowed within your room for your convenience.

Flat screen smart TV

Your favourite TV or Netflix programs are available on our wide screen 43″ smart TV.

En-suite wet-room

An access friendly walk-in rainfall power shower with smart technology to allow one to set one’s preferred temperature before getting in. On request we would be pleased to provide a shower seat if required. For night time trips to the loo, your way is lit by motion sensitive floor lights so as not to disturb your sleeping partner. Plenty of bathroom storage within our built-in vanity unit with mood lighting surround and chargers for your toothbrush or razor. Eco refillable toiletries with our compliments. Portable magnified make-up mirror with light. Luxurious waffle robes to relax in.


Of course you can relax within your room with a good book and perhaps something from our honour bar, but don't forget there is much more to Piglets than your bedroom. Our room bible tells you all about our facilities and things to do here and out and about, plus Chrissie and Max are always happy to help.

Secure parking

You will find your own reserved parking space under your room name, i.e. Hempstead, with flat access from the car park directly to your room. If you need to, you can drive right up to the entrance to disembark before moving onto your reserved car park space.

At night your space is well lit.

It was so good we went again! The owners bring understated 5 star creativity to every aspect of Piglets. It's just a delight to be surprised at every turn.
Trip Advisor 5 star rating at Piglets Boutique B&B
Mark J
Dec 2019
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