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Lake House Cottage

Finchingfield, near Braintree, Essex
Grade 3 Star rating

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Property Reference: 29883
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A characterful thatched cottage set in a quiet, rural area within almost 2 acres of land with private fishing.

All on ground floor: Living room with dining area and beams/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine on request. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fishing lake in grounds, 200 yards.

Lake House Cottage is a quaint, thatched, semi-detached cottage with original beams and so much charm. Set on almost 2 acres of the owner’s grounds and surrounded by picturesque landscape, the highlight to this holiday property is the private fishing lake (use included, but bring own equipment), where you can spend a relaxing day. Enjoy lovely walks and bird watching surrounded by ducks, horses and plenty of wildlife. Visit the village of Finchingfield, reputed to be the prettiest village in Essex, for afternoon tea or the nearby historic towns of Colchester, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford or Sudbury. The area is renowned for its outstanding beauty and is frequented by walkers and cyclists alike. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Features

  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 9

    24/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2019
    Lovely relaxing holiday . Helen was Fab & made a lovely friend with Toby the little dog .


  • 9

    20/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/08/2019
    We were made welcome by Helen & David. We found the accommodation was a bit chilly of an evening being that it was mid August. There was a small electric fire. It would have been nice if there were a few games to while away time when weather was wet and windy. The ground is quite large (ideal for twitters) and the lake would probably be used by keen fishermen. The location was a bit of a nightmare, road works and diversion signs, road closures. Diversion signs very misleading one pointing right the other left with no indication of what the end destination would be - ok if you are a native - About a mile away there is one pub Finchinfield Lion which serves a good meal. All in all our short stay wasn't too bad! WIFI kept dropping off.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Sorry to hear you were a bit chilly would have been happy to put full central heating on even in August if we had been made aware that oil filled radiator was not sufficient. There were some diversions locally over the school holidays out of our control I am afraid. There are two other pubs two restaurants and two cafes in the village by The Lion. We will add some extra games to go with the book pile. Unfortunately the wifi sometimes does drop out as we are rural.

  • 9

    12/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2019
    Had great time chilling out and exploring ,in great place in a lovely area and Helen and Dave great hosts .


  • 8

    04/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2019
    This is a very nice little cottage near Finchingfield. The rural setting with its own fishing lake, ducks and chickens is very agreeable. However, it is therefore quite a distance to the amenities in Finchingfield, we had to use the car to get the paper in the morning. The cottage is very well equipped, with a very spacious bathroom with nice blue-and-white tiles, and a very comfortable bed. The living space annex the well equipped kitchen is a bit small. Because all the windows were small and a bit high in the walls there is no view from the living space, other than overlooking the communal garden. The garden is to be shared with the owners, who live next door, but they are very nice people, so no bother about that. In short: a very amendable cottage, expecially for nature lovers who like the peace and quiet of a rural setting.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Lovely couple, was great to meet them - just want to point out that there is a place to sit out that isn’t in the garden and a swing chair by the pond at the front of the property.

  • 9

    24/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Great cottage. Everything you need. Lovely hosts (And dog!).


  • 10

    01/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2018
    A beautiful place in stunning countryside. Perfect for a couples getaway but no time shall be long enough! Very friendly owners and a great place to be!


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