Linden – the lime tree, genus Tilia. Its flowers, containing aromatic oils, are used in herbal teas and perfumes and are said to have soothing properties. And so it is with Linden House, a peaceful guest house, rated a rare 5 star by Visit England. It is situated in the ancient village of Stansted Mountfitchet with its famous 1066 Castle and Windmill, yet only two miles from Stansted Airport and forty minutes to central London and Cambridge from the village train station.
Our nine Boutique bedrooms have been recently renovated at great expense with the guidance of an award winning interior designer. They are spread over two early Victorian half-timbered buildings linked by an attractive terrace. There is a friendly bar with traditional coppertop tables, still used by the local community, that gives the feeling of a traditional inn. Next to it is a panelled meeting hall with high tables and a breakfast/dining room.
The Vine Restaurant can seat up to fifty guests. Cheerful warmth radiates from the woodburning stoves, and the walls are hung with art that ranges from Seventeenth Century Dutch flower studies to works by contemporary Baltic Abstract Expressionists.
With a choice between the restaurant and outdoors, the terraces at the Vine are a great spot for summer evening drinks. Relax with some food and drink and on a sunny day this spot is an absolute gem. Of course there’s always something to have a look at inside too with some stunning artworks on display.
All boutique style bedrooms have flat-screen TVs, DVDs, iPod docks and free WiFi. They are graced with an eclectic and sometimes eccentric collection of antique furniture and artworks. Look out for the mirrors, the cabin trunks and quirky light fittings! Each room has a unique bathroom featuring either a roll top bath or drench shower, luxury Duck Island toiletries and bathrobes. The bedding is of the finest quality, as are the good sized towels. Lighting is subtle, controlled by dimmer switches where possible. Care has been taken with the colour schemes, with the accent upon peaceful harmony.
Courtesy trays include our signature home-made biscuits. Hallway fridges hold unlimited supplies of milk and spring water.
All our rooms are named after wine varieties that can be found on our wine list Choose your room and reward yourself with a matching glass!
Linden House’s Restaurant & Bar is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The Vine Bar & Restaurant at Linden House
Two menus available, our bar menu features English pub classic such as fish and chips, burgers, light snacks and Sunday Roasts. The Restaurant menu features English cuisine with a twist. On the first Saturday of each month we run a TASTER MENU evening of 8 courses.
Breakfast (Monday-Friday) 07:30 – 10:00
Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday) 08:00 – 10:00
Lunch (every day) 12:00 – 15:00
Afternoon Tea (every day but pre-booking only) 12:00 – 17:00
Dinner (every day) 18:00 – 21:00
Bar open all day, every day.
Afternoon Tea is served Monday-Saturday from 12:00 until 17:00, and Sunday from 16:00 until 17:00
Traditional Afternoon Tea is available at £14.95 per person and Celebration Afternoon Tea (with a glass of Prosecco) is available at £18.95 per person. Advanced reservation is required. Please call 01279 813 003 to reserve your table.
Breakfast is available at following times:
07:30 – 10:00 Monday-Friday
08:00 – 10:00 Saturday & Sunday
Check-in starts at 3:00PM
Check-in time ends at 11:00PM
Linden House is unable to accept check-ins after Midnight unless the guest has contacted us by email advising us that they will be late. Failure to contact us by email prior to midnight will mean that Linden House cannot guarantee the room availability.
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-out time is at 11:00 AM
Late check-out can be arranged at additional cost of £10 per hour and is subject to availability.
Please note, we do not have onsite parking. Visitors are welcome to drop guests and luggage at the rear entrance before using Crafton Green pay & display car park across the road.
Please click here, to view parking charges.
If you’d like help with your luggage, give us a call five minutes before you arrive and a member of staff will meet you in the car park.
Linden House is situated in the historic village of Stansted Mountfitchet, we are just 10-minute drive from London Stansted Airport. Stansted Mountfitchet railway station is a 5-minute walk and has services to London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Cambridge and Stansted Airport terminal building.
For train times & fares click here.
Associated Taxi – 01279 655 666
24/7 Stansted – 01279 66 11 11
Elsenham Taxis – 01279 815 303