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The Cart Lodge

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Colne Engaine, near Halstead, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating
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  • Over 30 years experience
  • 98% of guests would book again

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Set in a peaceful woodland location ideal for walkers, bird watching, relaxing or touring the area.

Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this detached, former cart lodge, awarded with a Visit Britain Gold Award, it is set in a peaceful, rural location in the owners’ grounds, surrounded by beautiful countryside of the Colne Valley with mixed arable and livestock farmland all around. There are vast areas of woodland and stunning scenery where you can enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching and getting up close to nature with the abundance of wildlife including roe and monkjack deer, badgers, owls and other birds of prey. Within close proximity to Britain’s oldest recorded town of Colchester and ‘Constable Country’ where attractions include Colchester Castle, Colchester Zoo, Flatford Mill in the beautiful Dedham Vale, the inspiration for John Constable’s paintings, Colne Valley Railway, home to Thomas the Tank engine, Mersea Island which can be reached on foot or by road at low tide, Beth Chatto Gardens, Audley End House and Gardens, and Hyde Hall Estate. Situated on the Suffolk border you will also have the opportunity to explore further afield and visit Gainsborough’s House, Kentwell Hall, a red brick Tudor mansion with rare breed farm, the medieval village of Lavenham, Jimmy’s Farm, Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle, Ickworth House and the charming seaside town of Aldeburgh famous for its fish and chips, and the market town of Snape with its Maltings. Also a short distance to two golf courses and there is fishin nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Velux window.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, 2ft 6in twin bed and Velux window.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard garden with decking, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean. Location is very rural, thus very quiet which we enjoyed. Received a very warm welcome from the owner.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    A beautiful house with all the comforts you could wish for . The location is relaxing and tranquil . We enjoyed a week at the Cart Barn and spent some lovely quality family time here . Good location from which to explore Essex and Suffolk . The owners were very helpful and friendly . We thank them for our stay .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2017
    Such lovely owners, so welcoming. Cleanliness was exceptional. Everything you could ever need packed into this perfect space. So lucky to have come across this lodge, will be returning soon.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Warm welcome nothing was too much trouble but at the same time left you alone to get on with your holiday. Only too happy to help when needed. Lovely and clean weather let us down a bit but having somewhere so nice to come back to helped.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2017
    Really beautifully Renovated cottage. Charming fields surrounding. Quiet road. Lovely paddock out the back for kids to run around. Very helpful owner. Really wonderful weekend experience.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017
    Very nice comfortable cottage, warm and welcoming- main TV had lots of interference-shower was interesting-owner was pleasant chap

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2017
    The weekend break was great! The kids loved it and so did we. Definitely will be going back :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2017
    Lovely lodge very clean. Perfect get away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    Wonderful weekend in a delightful cottage.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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