Folies of Stansted

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Garden Centre


M11, Junction 8; 9 minutes


Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite


When we first met Lucy she was racing off to bid at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers. We didn't want her to miss out on a long-coveted lot so retreated to the comfort of Folies instead, her cosy log cabin next door.

Here, you can order your sweet or savoury selections from the stylish horse-box, which is surrounded by the plants and pots - vintage and new - of the garden centre. Cakes await beneath cloches, crockery is endearingly mismatched, coffee is roasted locally and wines are from nearby Hazel End Vineyard. If you're in savoury mood, opt for the mozzarella, sundried tomato and homemade pesto panini. Whether you're a 'cash in the attic' fan, art collector or shrub-seeker, there are many reasons to visit: the gift-packed homeware store, auctioneers and Christmas shop (in season) to name but three.

Just 10 minutes from Stansted Airport, Folies is an excellent choice before gathering your purchases (or flight arrivals) and heading home. The heart-stoppingly handsome medieval market town of Saffron Walden is a short hop north.

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Folies of Stansted,
The grounds of Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers,
Cambridge Road,
CM24 8GE
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