Local Attractions

Butterfly Barn is located off the B1256 in Stebbingford, between the villages of Stebbing and Felsted and three miles to the East of the market town of Great Dunmow.

The local area is typically rural, the property itself is surrounded by farmland, there is direct access to public footpaths that lead to both Stebbing and Felsted.

Stebbing whilst the larger of the two villages has a pub, The White Hart, and a local village store, Felsted has its own village store, along with two pubs The Chequers and The Swan that serves great food, there is also The Boot Chinese restaurant and Razza Indian restaurant.

Between Stebbingford and Felsted is the hamlet of Little Dunmow home to Tim Allen’s acclaimed Flitch of Bacon Inn, serving locally sourced seasonal Michelin-starred food in a relaxed & welcoming setting for families, children & dogs.

Just 7 miles away at Howe Street you will find the Galvin Green Man pub, said to be one of the oldest pubs in Essex built in 1341, owned and run by the Michelin starred Galvin brothers it already has its own Michelin Bib Gourmand.

47 The Street Restaurant is a stylish and contemporary venue and the ideal place to catch up with friends and family (children welcome) just a few miles along the B1256 in Rayne. 

Located just ten minutes from Stansted Airport with direct rail links to London’s Liverpool Street station in just 48 minutes.

Chelmsford City race course is just 8.6 miles away and Newmarket, the home of thoroughbred flat racing with its Roley Mile and July race courses is only 40 miles or 45 minutes by car.

Braintree with its Freeport designer outlet stores in just a 12-minute drive, with Chelmsford 13 miles away and the historic university city of Cambridge 39 miles away or just 50 minutes by car.

17 miles to the North is the English Heritage site of Audley End House, a largely early 17th-century country house outside the market town of Saffron Walden. It was once a prodigy house, a palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England.

21 miles to the South sitting prominently on a hilltop with sweeping views across the rolling Essex countryside, RHS Hyde Hall takes full advantage of its 360-degree views. At the centre of the garden you will find intensely cultivated planting schemes that slowly begin to soften and blend out into the surrounding landscape. The result is an eclectic mix of horticulture from traditional rose gardens and herbaceous borders to large sweeping borders of grasses and meadowland.

Colchester Zoo 21 miles to the East, a zoological garden situated on the outskirts of Colchester, the Zoo opened in 1963 and celebrated its 50th anniversary on 2 June 2013. It is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds as well as many invertebrates and fish species

Just 8 miles to the West is Hatfield Forest a 403-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Essex. It is also a National Nature Reserve and a Nature Conservation Review site, owned and managed by the National Trust, the medieval warren in the forest is a Scheduled Monument.

Just 12 miles away is Fennes Shooting School Situated in 100 acres of North Essex countryside and woodland, provides excellent shooting for the novice and experienced gun alike. The school boasts a huge variety and mix of stands and landscaping, with trap towers of differing heights up to 120ft.

Local Wedding Venues

Barnston Lodge wedding venue is just a few miles away on the outskirts of Great Dunmow.

Fennes at Bocking is a gem in the heart of 100 tranquil acres of rural North Essex countryside, the perfect setting for any special occasion with its unique and welcoming Georgian Manor house.

Leez Priory the breath-taking Tudor Manor house and now wedding venue is just a five-minute drive away.

Maidens Barn at High Easter is a beautiful oak barn that provides a fantastic space for drinks receptions and weddings, with both indoor and outdoor solutions for coping with the English weather.