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The Croft

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Sible Hedingham, near Halstead, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

Surrounded by beautiful countryside with opportunities to explore via its many footpaths, guests will feel at peace at The Croft.

This detached, thatched, Grade II listed holiday cottage dating back to the 15th century has exposed beams and an enclosed garden. Cosy in the winter and cool in the summer, it is perfect for a year-round break. Surrounded by countryside, footpaths abound; the area is ideal for walking or cycling. Shop and restaurant ¼ mile, pub 20 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with brick floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Second stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom. Both bedrooms with vaulted ceiling and wooden floor. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden, summerhouse, sitting-out area, furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 10 years.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 9

    14/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2018
    A well located ,charming cottage. Pub next door very welcoming and dog friendly. Good local walks. Would definitely stay again.


  • 10

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    This is a fantastic cottage with lots of character, not for those that want perfect straight lines and smooth surfaces, but for those looking for character and comfort. The cottage had all that we needed for a family including two late teenage sons. wifi worked perfectly, including outside to the patio which is perfect for an early evening drink. Kitchen is well stocked with the usual pans etc, and the cooker looks barely used, the dishwasher a lovely help to allow you to relax. Plenty of shops, takeaways etc within a 5 minute walk, including a well stocked coop. Previous reports have talked about squirrels, well we didn't see or hear anything during our week, but we did keep food locked away as this is a rural location. The fire in the sitting room looked very appealing, but we were here when the temperature barely dropped below 25 degrees, so no need for us to light it. There are plenty of relaxing walks from the footpath and bridleway starting from right outside the front door, so miles of open countryside begging to be explored. We visited the pub nest door on our next to last evening, what a mistake. Very friendly staff with real ale served straight from the barrel, absolutely wonderful! The only reason I have marked the location down is because the pub has music evenings, I loved them but others may not. Would I recommend - Yes, would I go again - Yes. Darren was great to contact and answered my questions very quickly and efficiently, thank you.


  • 8

    29/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    We enjoyed our stay in a week of searing heat. The cottage was well equipped, beds comfortable and there was an abundance of hot water. Equipment included a washer, dish washer, microwave. We ate out with family and friends so cannot comment on the workings of the cooking arrangements. The TV performed well. The cottage, built in the 15th century and sited on a minor road, was charmingly rustic with wood beams, uneven floors, varying floor levels and steep, narrow creaky stairs - these characteristics test a very senior visitor!! The week's high temperatures meant bedroom windows had to be open and we found the traffic quite disturbing from 5 am onwards. Overall very pleasant recollections and, as mentioned earlier, we would choose to stay in "The Croft" again.


  • 9

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    This is a delightful, quaint and quirky cottage set in a lovely rural village with a small idyllic, well maintained, pretty and secluded garden to the rear. Stunning Rose of Sharon bushes in full flower and other shrubbery provides total privacy. The garden is fully enclosed which enabled our pet to wander round at his leisure without the worry of him escaping. There was also a summerhouse with a small decked area and even a barbecue for the BBQ enthusiasts. The cottage was extremely well appointed throughout with absolutely everything thought of to make our stay as smooth and comfortable as possible. Whilst the stairs are not suitable for people with mobility issues, the bedrooms were nicely furnished with extremely comfortable beds in both rooms. Unusually, the master bedroom had a super king sized bed comprising two singles joined together and plenty of storage space. Really good sized bathroom on the ground floor with a bath and a really good, powerful shower. It was a bonus having a dining room separate from the lounge and a kitchen which also had a table and chairs. The owners Darren and Karen were very welcoming and accommodating; as was the landlord of the White Lion next door who allowed us to use his car park to avoid on street parking. We were astonished to read the negative review of the previous visitors. Quite frankly there was no evidence of the problem they referred to and there would have been. That said, why visit the countryside if you can't cope with what goes with country life. Equally the garden was certainly not overgrown - it was very much in keeping with such a lovely 15th century country cottage. We stayed for 5 days and hope to have the opportunity of staying again. We were amazed to read of the previous negative review.


  • 10

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/04/2018
    A lovely cottage, fully equipped and just like home. Thank you for the Welcome pack!


  • 10

    24/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    A unique cottage full of character and history, carefully restored and beautifully maintained. Its cosy nature was perfect for the snow-filled week we stayed. It is surrounded by idyllic villages and major historical centres.


  • 8

    21/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    In summary the Croft proves to display a character of tradition and natural living: The good of the cottage is compromised by a metal plate close by in the road, which is a constant menace to a peaceful rest or sleep on some days.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review. My apologies but there was a loose drain cover in the road outside the property during your stay. This has now been replaced by the council and no longer causes any problems re noise.

  • 10

    03/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Fabulous stay beautiful cottage in a lovely location


  • 9

    20/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2018
    Lovely stay. Helpful owners - good if you have dogs as garden safe. House well equipped and warm


  • 9

    19/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    We had a wonderful stay at The Croft. The cottage was stunning and equipped with everything you could possibly want. There was plenty of information on the local area, restaurants, tourist attractions etc, and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We will definitely be returning! Thank you for a fantastic stay.


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