The ancient Town of Maldon has many fine old buildings some dating from the 15th and 16th centuries their timber frames now hidden by 18th and 19th century brick facades. Maldon’s heyday was during the Georgian and Victorian period, now recognised as the age of elegance and style, when beautiful country homes, inns and houses were built. These examples of an age long gone are, luckily, still with us today and Star House is one of them.
Star House was built around the start of the 19th century during the reign of George III, probably starting life as a family home which later became a coaching inn. Coaching inns were an important part of our transport system, allowing overnight accommodation for travellers and their horses, as they made their difficult way across rural countryside. Today the wide side access to the stables still exists. Originally this house would have stood alone looking out across open fields to the River Blackwater long before Wantz Road was developed by the entrepreneurial Victorians. In the later years it became a public guest house known as The Star then a private house eventually evolving into a guest house.
The present owners Gary and Anja Pipe have recently restored this lovely example of the Georgian town house but now providing the modern facilities required by the guests in the 21st century. Unfortunately there is no longer accommodation for horses but on a dark night as you lay in bed you might just sometimes hear the horse and carriages as the roll through to the stables.
Star House situated just 150 yards from the High Street, with its excellent and varied shops, is also within easy reach of Maldon’s attractive riverside. We offer a twin room with en-suite facilities a double room with en-suite facilities and a single room with it's own private bathroom. Each room is comfortably furnished and has a TV and tea/coffee making facilities (plus the important biscuits).
Gary and Anja Pipe and their young family offer a warm welcome to all their guests especially to Dutch visitors for Anja comes from Cuijk in Holland. It’s a long story but they first met during the Town twinning celebrations of Maldon and Cuijk.
Very nice and clean, lovely breakfast and friendly. Will come back again for sure.
Mr & Mrs Jennings