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Four Winds Cottages - Diablo

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Castle Hedingham
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.

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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 pool table and table tennis. Second shared games room with pool table and air hockey. Third shared games room with full-size snooker table. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    Great time, loved the pool. We played volleyball for at least 90 mins a day. Any chance of getting a net :-)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    A big hit with all the family from the youngest age 2 to the oldest age 88 ! Great to find family friendly accommodation in an excellent location for walks, exploring and a great chinese takeaway in the village. We hope to return when the next addition to our family has arrived later in the year. The equipment exceeded my expectations especially in the kitchen. Having an indoor pool was great as were the games rooms.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    Enjoyed our stay very much the pool a great attraction for our grandchildren aged 11 -16 but too cool for the adults. Wonderful welcome basket and very kind and thoughtful host. Beautiful area with lovely villages well worth visiting. Our two dogs enjoyed the many walks. It was a good week.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    We booked this property for a family holiday for 3 generations at half term for chilling out and to spend quality time together and we were able to do this in comfort. The open plan living room was big enough for us all and it was great to sit around the table altogether at mealtimes. There was a wonderful welcome pack and the property had lots of the things you often forget like toilet rolls and hand wash, foil & clingfilm. Could have done with a few more serving dishes, a whisk and a sharper set of knives but we survived! Initially we were a little concerned about paying extra for electricity but £65 for the week was fine considering how many iPads and phones we had to charge. The wifi is only available in the corner of the swimming pool area but as we had gone away to get away from it all we really didn't mind. The weather was cold but the radiators warm up quickly. Being all on one level, the property is perfect for anyone with mobility issues. The shower in the wet room was a disappointing dribble and the lack of mirrors was inconvenient but everyone was comfortable and had enough space. The swimming pool was great and having our own hour allocated so we could enjoy it by ourselves was a good idea. The minerals did smell funny because we are used to a chlorine pool but it didn't stop us having lots of fun.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/01/2016
    We all had an amazing time staying here and plenty of fun in the games room and pool. Our 40th birthday celebrations were very much enjoyed here by all adults and children. I wouldn't hesitate in coming back. The only downside is there could be power showers as the pressure was underwhelming. Also being presented with an electricity bill at the end was diaspointing this should have been factored into the price of the stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2015
    Fantastic pool and games rooms which truly made the holiday special. Friendly and accommodating owners who clearly think about providing nice finishing touches and are happy to help with anything during the stay. Some problems with water pressure in the showers. Otherwise a perfect stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    Spacious, clean property for 4 adults and 6 kids. Facilities including pool were excellent. Equipment provided in kitchen was great and host really friendly :-)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2015
    Really enjoyed the stay even without making the most of the amenities. The whole group had lots of fun and the hosts were more than accommodating. Beautiful village to boot!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/11/2015
    A fantasic place to stay. It was perfect in all respects.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/11/2015
    Comfortable cottages and good facilities. Bathrooms bit hospital like. But this was only downside as pool and facilities entertained kids. Would rather pay more for rental to include electricity than be presented with a bill at end.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    The only thing I had a problem with, was having to pay for our electric, even though the accommodation was full of solar panels.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2015
    We had an amazing time with friends and family staying in both Diablo and another cottage celebrating my nephew's 18th birthday. The owners were so lovely, friendly and very accomodating, moving a table from one cottage to the other allowing us to eat all together. We would definately recommend this cottage and would, without a doubt, return there again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2015
    Wow, talk about space! We had 8 adults and plenty of space, plenty of cooking utensils and crockery. The owners were really helpful and very considerate. They provided us a welcome basket with coffee, tea, milk, shortbread and a bottle of wine :) We really enjoyed playing pool and table tennis and it was lovely having the pool to ourselves and being able to play CDs in the pool too! We would recommend this gem to anyone.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by Reevoo
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