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The Olde Cart Lodge

Castle Hedingham Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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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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  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-21
    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, 2015-11-14
    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, 2015-10-24
    Great holiday cottage in a great location. All the attractions are within a 45 min drive from the historic Audley End House to Colchester zoo (which is excellent for the kids) and shopping at Braintree Freeport and even a trip into London is possible. Quiet location and some fantastic photos of Hedingham Castle peeking through the early morning mist from the livingroom. Cottage is situated down a country lane and our kids enjoyed seeing the wildlife up close along with Indie the dog! Would recommend to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-31
    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: Administrator

    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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-10
    We enjoyed our holiday a lot . Spacious, good table for dining, nice beds, beautiful view. Excellent location, & having a little visitor several times a day to keep an eye on things-- thanks Indie. Will return again for sure.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-12
    very comfortable quiet accomodation

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-16
    The view alone was a real bonus but we were within easy walking distance of Castle Headingham (castle and village) so no reason to drive if you want real relaxation! The owners were very friendly, as was their sweet dog - the dog was small but had the spirit of a Great Dane as he paraded across the lawn. Rooms were good sizes, comfort and cleanliness were second to none. For those who need it, wifi was good strength. This is one cottage that we would return to if we wanted to explore the area or simply wanted a bit of 'us time'. Very good food to be found in a number of local pubs. Access to nearby attractions was good too.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-25
    Very comfortable and homely property. Good views. Friendly and helpful owners close by. Good walks from the door. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by Reevoo

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