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Customer's Choice 2015

The Olde Cart Lodge

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Castle Hedingham
Grade 4 Star rating
Customer's Choice 2015
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets0

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Description

Within a rural location, this lodge lies on a working farm with commanding views reaching far down a valley.

Nestling in a rural location on the edge of Castle Hedingham and situated on a working farm, this spacious, renovated, detached cart lodge, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, commands far reaching views over a valley towards Hedingham Castle. Guests have their own garden area and use of the owner’s garden and extensive grounds. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester, 20 miles, and Cambridge, 30 miles. Places of interest include the Colne Valley Steam Railway and the market town of Sudbury, 7 miles. There is a bus service into Colchester from the bus stop in the village, about a 10-minute walk away, with one bus change en-route. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Ramp to entrance. Spacious beamed open plan living/dining room with French doors, kitchen area and tiled floor. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Single bedroom.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s garden and 25-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

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Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Customer's choiceCustomer's choice
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Working FarmWorking Farm
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet RoomGround Floor Wet Room
  • Entrance Ramp/Level AccessEntrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2016
    This is our second visit to the old cart lodge & hopefully it won't be our last. We had a lovely week in a lovely location with lovely hosts-- & not forgetting Indie of course. Would recommend this property to anyone. Thank you both.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2016
    A spacious and quite unique barn conversion. Three generous sized bedrooms and modern facilities including a walk in wet room. All maintained very well to a high standard of cleanliness. Underfloor heating throughout. Stunning views of the countryside. Location is very quiet but Castle Hedingham is a short walk away although you have to travel a bit further for local amenities like supermarkets. Lots of places to visit and plenty of country walks. Recommended


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2016
    Lovely cottage but some way from everything. We used two ground floor bedrooms, one a four poster bed ensuite plus TV and small single room ensuite, no TV had no window to open or see out of, it did have a 12 foot pole and a velux window at the end of a 'chute' and made the room very claustrophobic for me personally. Scenery lovely and very quiet. Would suit walkers, hikers but anyone wanting shops, and nearby attractions will be sorely disappointed. The cottage is equipped to a high standard, beautifully decorated throughout. Beware there is no dishwasher or tumble dryer: other than towel rails there is no where to dry anything unless you have good weather and use the washing line. Overall not for me but would recommend for walkers and those wanting the countryside on their doorsteps. I wish the owners all the very best and thanks for their kindness.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2016
    We have stayed in many cottages over the past 25 years. This was the best.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    An excellent location and initially very impressed with the cottage, however the noise of planes, especially Saturday, meant no sleep until they stopped at midnight. No tumble dryer or dishwasher, uncomfortable seating and a spare bed which creaked so badly it couldn't be used. The tv remote was all but useless and the tv had to be operated from the set controls. On the plus side the cottage was very clean and attractive and the owners very pleasant. Also super view from the lounge. Nothing is perfect in life and I would still choose to stay here because it is so well placed to enjoy the attractions of the area.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments ,we do take everything on board . Unfortunately the property is near the airport , I am sorry this affected your stay and you wasn’t aware of that. We looked at the remote control and it is now fully working . Regarding the bed, when you pull it out and then raise it higher it no longer creeks. I am glad you would return, again thank you for your comments and we hope you stay with us again in the near future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/08/2016
    Only 1 niggle, poor wifi. Other than that everything was absolutely amazing. The owners are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Well Done Dave and Jill, a winner! Thanks.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    Plenty of room, lovely location, friendly owners


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2016
    Probably the best cottage we have stayed in


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2016
    Another lovely holiday at this location. Very high standard of accommodation in s stunning location. Dave and Jill are also excellent hosts.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2016
    Lovely thank you.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    Excellent stay at the olde cartlodge, would have been 10 all round but there was a slight issue with wifi cutting out which was a little inconvenient for our teenage sons, but in all fairness the information did say intermittent wifi and we were in a beautiful rural location so I guess you could say it was to be expected. Photo's don't do it justice and the owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. It was lambing season and we got to see some lovely baby lambs just days old.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/01/2016
    A beautiful property with excellent amenities and wonderful views. We were made extremely welcome. The property is very wheelchair friendly and with a wet-room is an excellent property for the disabled.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2016
    Was met by Dave and shown everything in the cottage, such a nice guy. We enjoyed our stay and would book again . Jill also was very nice and together have to offer a very nice cottage and can't fault anything.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/12/2015
    Very well equipped and warm cottage, lovely views and relaxing


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