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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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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 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, 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.

  • 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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2015
    We have been very lucky in the past and have stayed in some very lovely cottages. The Olde Cartlodge now tops the list. The location is just great for a quiet and peaceful holiday, good walking right from the door and the surrounding countryside and villages wonderful. The owners, although on site, do not intrude and are full of information and extremely helpful.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/11/2015
    We had a fantastic stay in this lovely cottage. We felt very much at home. Also we find the cottage very comfortable and the groundfloor heating is so very luxurious. The owners are lovely people and they can tell you so much about the area. We really hope to come back next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2015
    There was no dishwasher which is unusual these days and the lasagne dish needs replacing. Very comfortable beds and sofas. The heating and insulation was extremely efficient which we weren't expecting and we were lovely and warm throughout our stay. There were a few issues with blinds but the owners were very helpful. Beautiful location and loved looking out of the window and seeing the castle every morning, especially in the October mists. The only issue I have is the usual one of a massive price increase because it's a half term holiday. If it'd been the week before or after I would have said it was value for money.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that this guest and her family had a very pleasant stay. Unfortunately we do not advertise that we have a dishwasher. Most people who book the Cartlodge are aware of this as all facilities and services are clearly identified on the website advert for the property. We have taken on board the comment regarding the lasagne dish and accordingly have replaced this.

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