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Old Applecroft Farmhouse and Cottage - Old Applecroft Farmhouse

Great Henny, near Sudbury, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating

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14/05/2019
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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Description

Old Applecroft is situated within 7 acres of grounds, close to the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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.

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.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 10

    30/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2019
    We were a group of 8 and we had a really lovely time. The cottage is absolutely amazing and beautifully decorated.


  • 10

    23/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2019
    We absolutely loved the cottage and the grounds were fantastic for the children and our puppy to explore. The amenities were great! Everything we needed as a large group! The only thing that let it down was an attack from the dog in the cottage next door. They had three dogs, one a massive German Shepherd- we managed to dodge him when he went for us - he had managed to get out without the owners knowing. Luckily my son and our dog ran inside just before he got out but could have been very serious! For that reason we were very wary about using the outdoor space which was a shame as the weather was perfect for outdoor games. The dogs owner was very apologetic and even gave us flowers, perhaps a fence would be an idea to separate the garden? This shouldn’t reflect in our review of the cottage but maybe something to consider if you rent it out to other families with dogs.


  • 9

    28/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2019
    Lovely property in beautiful, isolated location with unspoilt views of countryside. Well equipped kitchen- everything you could need including mixer, blender, good coffee machine- a home from home. Needs a little TLC in some areas- one shower had obviously leaked as lino in bathroom was lifting at corner next to shower cubical. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, all linen of good quality. Could do with a handrail for steps to ground floor bathroom if you have older relatives with you. Good value would definitely use again.


  • 9

    26/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    Our second visit. House is beautifully presented and in an idyllic spot. Very well equipped, except for a hairdryer which we seem to think is now standard. The games room is a great time waster and the walk to the Henny Swan pub is lovely, especially on the bridle way.


  • 9

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    We found the cottage well equipped and clean and it certainly met our needs. Before we went we had read some of the previous comments and we began to wonder about our choice. The single mile long track to the cottage was mainly tarmac or concrete and in a reasonable state and i’m Wondering why others mentioned it in their reviews. The track was wide enough to get a transist van down there without getting any scratches. The only issue is the bedroom with no curtains or blind. The biggest compliment would be to say we would use this cottage again.


  • 8

    11/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    This a great house for family get togethers where plenty of space (inside and out) is essential. Although only a short drive from Sudbury you feel quite remote, with lots of open views across the large grounds which are great if you are taking a four legged friend or children with too much energy to burn! Warm and welcoming with pleasant décor this is an easy house to stay in. On the negative side - the beds seem to vary in softness and the pillows were somewhat chunky. If you like soft or feather pillows, like us, you will need to take your own! However this doesn't really detract from the comfort of the house. We've only visited in winter, I would imagine in summer is even better. The only thing missing for us in the winter is a real fire - a wood burner would be a fantastic addition.


  • 10

    04/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    This luxury cottage is beautiful. There were 3 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs for our stay and masses of space! Stunning surroundings, lovely decor and an amazing games room. You have to have a car as the closest shops are at least a 10-15min drive away. Perfect place for families and people with dogs.


  • 8

    22/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    We had some issues with electrics while we stayed at the cottage but overall it was a very enjoyable weekend.


  • 7

    19/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2018
    A beautiful house in beautiful grounds. Plus points were the games room and the local pub only a 25 minute walk away. The location is lovely but it should be made clearer just how narrow it is to get down to. We have some nice scratches on our Navara now due to brambles on either side of the already narrow track. The house could do with a better welcome pack telling you where things are. We spent ages trying to locate the highchair. Also information on the local area wouldn't have gone amiss. The cleanliness was not good. We had to wash all crockery and cutlery before being able to use it and general cleanliness was not great. Lots of old cobwebs everywhere. It was all just a bit unkept.


  • 8

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Lovely house, very clean and well kitted out. The conservatory and garden are lovely and relaxing in the good weather. Very convenient for Sudbury and all the beautiful towns and villages. The local pub The Henny Swan is very good with a lovely outside area for the summer.


  • 8

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    The house and grounds are lovely, but access is poor. There are a lot of steps inside the house and no handrails which was a drawback for the more elderly in our party. The games room is very nice and the location is quiet, but there was a loud music festival over the Bank Holiday weekend. Plenty of places to visit in the area.


  • 8

    12/08/2018
    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

    08/07/2018
    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

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Good sized property with good amenities. But location directions guidance was not clear


  • 10

    30/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2019
    We were a group of 8 and we had a really lovely time. The cottage is absolutely amazing and beautifully decorated.


  • 10

    23/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2019
    We absolutely loved the cottage and the grounds were fantastic for the children and our puppy to explore. The amenities were great! Everything we needed as a large group! The only thing that let it down was an attack from the dog in the cottage next door. They had three dogs, one a massive German Shepherd- we managed to dodge him when he went for us - he had managed to get out without the owners knowing. Luckily my son and our dog ran inside just before he got out but could have been very serious! For that reason we were very wary about using the outdoor space which was a shame as the weather was perfect for outdoor games. The dogs owner was very apologetic and even gave us flowers, perhaps a fence would be an idea to separate the garden? This shouldn’t reflect in our review of the cottage but maybe something to consider if you rent it out to other families with dogs.


  • 9

    28/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2019
    Lovely property in beautiful, isolated location with unspoilt views of countryside. Well equipped kitchen- everything you could need including mixer, blender, good coffee machine- a home from home. Needs a little TLC in some areas- one shower had obviously leaked as lino in bathroom was lifting at corner next to shower cubical. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, all linen of good quality. Could do with a handrail for steps to ground floor bathroom if you have older relatives with you. Good value would definitely use again.


  • 9

    26/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    Our second visit. House is beautifully presented and in an idyllic spot. Very well equipped, except for a hairdryer which we seem to think is now standard. The games room is a great time waster and the walk to the Henny Swan pub is lovely, especially on the bridle way.


  • 9

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    We found the cottage well equipped and clean and it certainly met our needs. Before we went we had read some of the previous comments and we began to wonder about our choice. The single mile long track to the cottage was mainly tarmac or concrete and in a reasonable state and i’m Wondering why others mentioned it in their reviews. The track was wide enough to get a transist van down there without getting any scratches. The only issue is the bedroom with no curtains or blind. The biggest compliment would be to say we would use this cottage again.


  • 8

    11/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    This a great house for family get togethers where plenty of space (inside and out) is essential. Although only a short drive from Sudbury you feel quite remote, with lots of open views across the large grounds which are great if you are taking a four legged friend or children with too much energy to burn! Warm and welcoming with pleasant décor this is an easy house to stay in. On the negative side - the beds seem to vary in softness and the pillows were somewhat chunky. If you like soft or feather pillows, like us, you will need to take your own! However this doesn't really detract from the comfort of the house. We've only visited in winter, I would imagine in summer is even better. The only thing missing for us in the winter is a real fire - a wood burner would be a fantastic addition.


  • 10

    04/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    This luxury cottage is beautiful. There were 3 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs for our stay and masses of space! Stunning surroundings, lovely decor and an amazing games room. You have to have a car as the closest shops are at least a 10-15min drive away. Perfect place for families and people with dogs.


  • 8

    22/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    We had some issues with electrics while we stayed at the cottage but overall it was a very enjoyable weekend.


  • 7

    19/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2018
    A beautiful house in beautiful grounds. Plus points were the games room and the local pub only a 25 minute walk away. The location is lovely but it should be made clearer just how narrow it is to get down to. We have some nice scratches on our Navara now due to brambles on either side of the already narrow track. The house could do with a better welcome pack telling you where things are. We spent ages trying to locate the highchair. Also information on the local area wouldn't have gone amiss. The cleanliness was not good. We had to wash all crockery and cutlery before being able to use it and general cleanliness was not great. Lots of old cobwebs everywhere. It was all just a bit unkept.


  • 8

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Lovely house, very clean and well kitted out. The conservatory and garden are lovely and relaxing in the good weather. Very convenient for Sudbury and all the beautiful towns and villages. The local pub The Henny Swan is very good with a lovely outside area for the summer.


  • 8

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    The house and grounds are lovely, but access is poor. There are a lot of steps inside the house and no handrails which was a drawback for the more elderly in our party. The games room is very nice and the location is quiet, but there was a loud music festival over the Bank Holiday weekend. Plenty of places to visit in the area.


  • 8

    12/08/2018
    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

    08/07/2018
    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

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Good sized property with good amenities. But location directions guidance was not clear


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