Thaxted is in the North Essex countryside, just eight miles from Stansted Airport and the M11. The shop is in the heart of the town on the High Street, with it's landmark Guildhall. Take a walk up the cobbles of Stoney Lane to the amazing Parish Church and Windmill, its a lovely family day out.
After visiting the shop, head to the beautiful town of Saffron Walden. With lots of independent shops and places to eat, the market held in the square every Saturday has fabulous stalls selling fresh vegetables, fish, cured meats, olives, bread, herbs, fresh coffee and a lovely flower stall. It's like being on holiday!
A little further north, head into Cambridge. For a punt, a shop, an evening meal, maybe a show! Make a weekend of it!