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Four Winds Cottages - Diablo

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Castle Hedingham, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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Within this ancient village, this lovely holiday home boasts far reaching views over the countryside.

In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, these two detached, single-storey holiday homes, set in the owners’ 10 acres of grounds, have far-reaching views over open countryside. The accommodation is well-presented and has the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool - the pool is shared between the two cottages (refs W43379 and W43233) and both are allocated 3 hours of private use per day (one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening - the rest of the time is shared use). There is also a large fully equipped barbecue area which can be hired. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester (20 miles west) and Cambridge (30 miles east); it still retains many beautiful timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings including Hedingham Castle (a Norman castle, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Oxford). The area is ideal for walking or cycling. Nearby places of interest include the Colne Valley steam railway, Sudbury and Saffron Walden. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Single step to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet. Wet room with toilet.

Freeview TV.

Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (in games rooms). Shared landscaped 10-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue (at cost, by arrangement with owner). Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m) with changing room, open 9am to 10pm all year (3 hours’ private use per day). Shared games room with ¾-size pool table and table tennis. Second shared games room with pool table and air hockey. Third shared games. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/12/2017
    The only downfall from staying at diablo is that we were rushed out at 10am. Understandably the check out time also we only had a couple of bags left to load into the car. And needed to wake our still sleeping 2.5 year old. Who was dragged from bed to car without even being able to get dressed or have a nappy change. Other than that the accommodation was satisfactory. All be it not the cleanest and in need of serious modernisation. The furniture is worn and not all mattresses fit the beds correctly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    An excellent holiday cottage to have a family celebration

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    We are 8 senior citizens and chose diablo because it is all on one floor. It is OK but we found most of the bedrooms very cramped and poorly furnished. For example, in our twin bedded room we had a wardrobe and one bedside table,one lamp and a chair we couldn't sit on because it was trapped in a corner between the bed and wardrobe. There were several small maintenance issues as well like missing light bulbs, toilet flush not working, kitchen cupboard doors not fitting well....we couldn't even find 8 matching glasses. The wet room was very welcome. It was a strange mixture; a huge wetroom but 2 steps into the building and not enough room to manoeuvre a walker or wheelchair round some bedroom doors. The living area was very comfortable and the wifi works. The owner lives on site and was very friendly. We had an enjoyable holiday but we probably wouldn't go back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2017
    Ideal for a family get together. We celebrated our Golden Wedding and a birthday here. The pool and games room was an added bonus and kept the kids entertained. Nice welcome pack which included a bottle of wine. Loo rolls, washing up liquid, hand wash, tea towels etc. all provided.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    This is a very lovely place to holiday as a family, group of friends or siblings. Age is not an issue. It's a holiday and a half.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    The location for us was quite good, as we ended up visiting Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The owner was very nice and friendly. The pool was ideal. This was the best bit of the whole place.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    A really relaxing break, lots of time spent in the games room and private pool.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2017
    Fully equipped very large cottage with everything you could ask for. Lovely owner who was very helpful. We will be returning.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2017
    Was cleaner and better maintained when we stayed last year in September.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/02/2017
    We had a wonderful time at the cottage and it was a brilliant weekend to celebrate a birthday. Would definitely stay here again, excellent value for money.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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