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Old Applecroft Farmhouse and Cottage - Old Applecroft Farmhouse


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Great Henny, near Sudbury, Essex
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating
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Old Applecroft is situated within 7 acres of grounds, close to the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Old Applecroft Farmhouse and Old Applecroft Farm Cottage are delightful, detached buildings, accessed via a track approximately ¾ mile long. As a welcome to this picturesque area, each booking in the farmhouse or the cottage will receive a welcome gift on arrival.
Old Applecroft Farmhouse has a farmhouse style throughout with the added feature of a large conservatory/games room with pool and table tennis where guests can enjoy 180° views of the surrounding 7 acres of grounds. It is set over a large area and includes a separate wing with a further living/games room. This is ideal for a large family, perfect for weekends away with close proximity to fantastic transport links, but situated deep in the countryside of Essex.
Old Applecroft Farm Cottage is also detached with a farmhouse style and ideal for small families and couples.
The village of Great Henny is very rural but has all you need including a shop and riverside pub/restaurant. The ancient market town of Sudbury is nearby as is the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dating back to Saxon times, there is a long history in the weaving and silk industries. Much of the work by Thomas Gainsbourgh was inspired by the beauty of Sudbury and you can visit his birthplace, art gallery and museum, exhibiting a number of his paintings. The area is particularly famous for the work of Constable and is referred to as ’Constable Country’. The River Stour provides the setting for much of his work. To the east you can visit Colchester with shopping, restaurants and pubs. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Old Applecroft Farmhouse (ref UKC1462) and Old Applecroft Cottage (ref UKC1463) can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Ground Floor:
Living room 1:
With 42" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and Freeview TV.
Utility room: With fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Conservatory/games room: With pool table and table tennis.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed (for one, access from one side only).
Bedroom 4: With double bed (for one, access from one side only).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate wing.
All on the first floor.
Games/living room:
With Freeview TV and PlayStation 4.
Bedroom 5: With super kingsize bed.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available on request. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 7 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds (shared with UKC1463). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole. There are internal steps throughout, there is a stream 200 yards away.

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
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    Rural Location
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Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    We very much enjoyed staying at the cottage. The large garden was ideal for grand children playing games and we all enjoyed cycling in surrounding beautiful area. There were a few things about the cottage which were rather annoying- one of the upstairs bedroom windows did not have any curtains or blinds, the front door doesn't always close securely which was a worry as we had a dog, the saucepans are not large enough to cater for 8 people, the left half of the toaster doesn't work, there were no small sharp knives for cutting veg etc, the waste bin lid doesn't stay down and there were no spare black bin bags. Apart from these faults we had a very enjoyable time.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    I enjoyed a lovely week at the two properties and would have rated them both higher if it was not for the lack of such things as basic condiments and tea bags etc. on arrival. Although there was a large garden area, there was only one croquet set with missing hoops to keep both youngsters and adults amused. We did buy a couple of outside games which we have left at the property for others. We have also left a supply of the basic condiments for the next family that follows us in. I had requested a cot which we thought had been forgotten but then found under seating two days into our holiday. I believe this is a fairly new holiday rental and so assume these to be teething problems. They are both lovely properties, well maintained and in a beautiful setting. I would recommend them to anyone that wishes for a quiet holiday away from the hurly-burly of modern living and away from busy roads.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    This should have been a fantastic property. Owners have neglected it. Cobwebs, dirty windows, overgrown enclosed garden, dirty towel, unemptied bins, lack of blinds and curtains just took the sparkle off our stay. The weather was great so we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the garden where there was a mowed route for people to enjoy. Not sure how much we would have enjoyed this had there been somebody in the neighbouring cottage which looks as open to being looked in on as the property we stayed in with the exception of the hall between the two wings which was all glass and no curtains (this is the only way from the downstairs bedroom to the downstairs bathroom), and the fact the next door cottage windows look straight into the conservatory. The conservatory is a great seating room with table tennis table and pool table. The granny annex was nice but isolated from the rest of the property with its own lounge and bathroom. We wanted a nice quiet getaway and it certainly was that.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2018
    Very clean and comfortable. We had pretty awful weather over our long weekend - wet, windy and cold which prevented us from doing quite as much walking as we intended. The excellent heating was much appreciated! Pretty well equipped, hand soaps in the kitchen and bathroom would have been useful and also a couple of sharp knives for food preparation. The only other fault we could find was that one of the bedrooms didn't have curtains. But all in all we were very happy with the property and surroundings. Good weather would have been a bonus but nobody could organize that!!!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you to all our guests that have taken time to review the Farmhouse. I am delighted to advise that Essex Council have now resurfaced our access road (May 2018).

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2018
    The cottage is nice but the greenhouse leaks (buckets left by owner to catch water) and the fact there is no welcome pack is very disappointing. Also, big selling point is 7 acres to explore.... but then told dogs need to be kept on lead! And the garden is not private as several public footpaths run through it. And people walking through have their dogs off lead! Overall, could be perfect but needs work and thought about what is provided. Perhaps a fenced paddock for exercising dogs, and a small welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar and milk etc. Also essentials like toilet roll ran out!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2018
    Rambling countryside cottage in remote location with ample space for a family gathering.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    Took the family away for a long weekend 7 adults plus two grandchildren and two dogs farmhouse was very good plenty of room for everyone. We spent a lot of time in games room, table tennis + pool table and two large leather sofas to sit and chat. Location very good plenty of space to walk with the dogs on the public footpaths however quiet enough not to be disturbed. If I had anything constructive to say would be 1 The heating could have been put on for our arrival as it’s February and it took quite a while to be warm ( once heating kicked in it was fine) 2. The road on the way up to the farmhouse has a lot of quite big potholes which is q unite a concern because if you went a little too fast could be tricky. All in all I would recommend you stay in the farmhouse if you looking for a relaxing place to have a fabulous family weekend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    An amazing house, beautifully furnished in stunning location. Very well equipped, they even provided dogs’ bowls!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2018
    A lovely property and the games room was a great asset on a wet winter weekend. We had a lovely time. Good heating and lots of hot water. Comfy beds. But a few observations/niggles. The other property onsite is very close to the main house and the garden is not divided in any way. This would be more of a problem in the summer months. The drive to the property is rough and potholed, although we made it with care in a reasonably low-slung sports car. In the kitchen, there weren't a lot of saucepans for a party of 10 and there were no instructions for using the equipment (or we couldn't find them if they were there). Also lacking, which you usually expect to find in a holiday property, was any information about local attractions/restaurants etc. But otherwise, excellent.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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