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The Olde Cart Lodge

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Castle Hedingham, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating
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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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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    We had a wonderful stay at the Olde Cart Lodge over Christmas. It exceeded our expectations. The Lodge is very spacious, warm and comfortable. It is unclear from the photos but the lounge is open plan with the kitchen and dining area so it worked perfectly for cooking Christmas dinner and enjoying the family fun. The main reason for me booking was the Lodge had a decent sized lounge with comfortable sofas and extra chairs. Enough room for everyone in the family to relax. The bedrooms are a good size. Only thing to be conscious is the bathrooms (both good sizes) are attached to the downstairs bedrooms, so when someone is sleeping in the upstairs room they need to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to the bathroom. Not a problem but worth mentioning. The kitchen had everything we needed, beware that the fridge is quite small but there is a 3 drawer freezer. There is a good 4G reception so we didn't use the broadband. The owners live next door to the lodge and are very welcoming and helpful, offering to lend us cooking equipment for our Christmas dinner. The view over the valley and castle is beautiful and we sat and watched the snow as it flurried in. The village is a 20-30 min walk downhill across the fields with a couple of pubs, restaurant and small shop. The market town of Sudbury is apx 15 min drive away with large supermarkets, restaurants etc. I can't recommend this place enough and would love to return in the Spring or Summer to experience the different seasons.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    We had a lovely time and the owners Dave and jill was very nice and made our stay very enjoyable. Would deffinetly going back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2017
    It's first class accommodation in a lovely location with stunning views. Perhaps the best thing about a holiday at the Olde carte Lodge, though, is the owners Jill and Dave who got out of their way to make you feel at home and help ensure you have the best holiday you could want. There is plenty to do within easy reach.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    We really enjoyed our stay at the Olde Cartlodge. There was plenty to see and do in the area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    The Olde Cartlodge was ideal for our needs, clean , tidy and well presented. The Owners were very welcoming and always there if a problem could arise. Would definately recommend for a lovely peaceful week away. Very close to many NT and garden properties.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    The Olde Cartlodge is the best self catering we have stayed in in a scenic location spotlessly clean and very relaxing we would recommend The Olde Cartlodge to anybody who wanted to stay in the area. Gill and Dave made us very welcome and were very good with all the local information.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2017
    This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage, and it is definitely one of the very best. Spacious, clean and with everything you need, and very friendly and helpful owners on site

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2017
    We enjoyed the stay at the lovely and spacious cottage which is very beautiful located. The hosts are very friendly and hospitable.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2017
    Very calm place, nice for children, lovely view to the castle, like to come back...

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    We had a wonderful time at the Lodge and look forward to returning. The house itself is clean and the beds are wonderful and comfortable which is unusual. Hosts are friendly and welcoming and are on hand incase of any problems. Thank you for letting us use your lovely accommodation. Highly recommend this cottage!!

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