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Eldred House

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Layer-de-la-Haye, near Colchester, Essex
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms8
Bathrooms6
Pets0
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Description

Nestled in glorious grounds with a games room is this large, Grade II* listed elegant property. Ideal for celebrations and get-togethers.

Eldred House is a glorious, Grade II* listed Georgian property located on the edge of Colchester. The oldest part of this beautiful property is believed to date from the 15th century. Surrounded by 52 acres of private woodland and landscaped gardens, the grounds host an abundance of wildlife along with two ponds and a large lake. Featured in the magazine Country Life and Gardeners Illustrated in 2012, the grounds are a big feature to this property, and are maintained by several gardeners throughout the year. The approach to Eldred House is through a secluded woodland road leading to a stunning view of the property, onto a sweeping gravelled drive, accommodating plenty of parking.
Decorated and furnished to an excellent standard throughout, guests have a choice of 8 spacious bedrooms including a top floor apartment-style room with a kitchenette and seating area. It boasts a delightful entrance hall which leads to the elegant drawing room with shuttered sash windows and views over the grounds and landscaped gardens and with the benefit of a gym. There are several open fireplaces within the property for that warm cosy feel in the winter. Although the kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with an Aga, microwave and contemporary fixtures it does not have a conventional oven for cooking. This is the perfect hub for any large family or groups of friends who wish to celebrate and enjoy a country getaway. Renovations to this property mean that the quality is to a fantastic standard, however still in keeping with the character and charm that guests desire. The combination of outstanding beauty, fantastic location and quality accommodation makes Eldred House the perfect location that guests will never forget.

Local attractions include Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo, with its fantastic range of animals including leopards, elephants, tigers and much more. The local town of Colchester is just a short drive away and is the oldest recorded town in Britain, with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 2 miles.

Entrance hall with seating area and open fire. Large, spacious drawing room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. TV room with Sky TV, table football, table tennis, games console and open fire. Spacious dining room. Large kitchen with wooden floor and Aga (for cooking). Large boot room. Laundry room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further two double bedrooms; one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Attic with seating area, kitchenette and low ceiling.

  • Open fires - fuel included
  • Electricity, biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three smart TVs (one Satellite)
  • Blu-ray
  • X-box One
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 52-acre grounds
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with table football, table tennis and games console
  • Gym with cross trainer and rowing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Maximum occupancy is 16 guests. Lake and two ponds in garden (no fishing), 11 yards. Fireworks are not allowed. This property has a security deposit of £500.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym
    Gym
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 10

    23/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2018
    Fabulous venue and truly luxurious. Everyone loved every minute. Fabulous grounds and was better than a 5 star hotel.


  • 10

    16/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    An amazing house in fantastic grounds, from the moment you walk through the door you feel at home. It exceeded our expectations for what we saw on the website. Didn't want to leave and will definitely find a reason to go back!


  • 10

    07/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Beautiful house in lovely grounds, ideal place to spend quality time with family and friends in comfort and luxury


  • 10

    20/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    Superb


  • 10

    01/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    We had a fantastic stay at Eldred House, the house and ground were stunning. It's in a great location with loads of land to explore but close enough to shops if needed. We had a lovely roast dinner on the Sunday and ate it in the dining room which is amazing. We needed a bit more information on the recycling requirements and would've loved a hot tub but apart from that can thoroughly recommend for a group stay, no one will be disappointed with their room!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and we are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate your feedback and will certainly look at how we can improve on the instructions for rubbish disposal, though I'm afraid we don't have any plans to install a hot tub.

  • 10

    12/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Fantastic venue for a group get-together. Historic, spacious building, restored to the highest standards, quality brands, comfy beds, superb garden and woodlands. We even mastered the Aga. Well recommended.


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