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The Olde Cart Lodge


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Castle Hedingham, Essex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Within a rural location, this lodge lies on a working farm with commanding views reaching far down a valley.

Nestling in a rural location on the edge of Castle Hedingham and situated on a working farm, this spacious, renovated, detached cart lodge, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, commands far reaching views over a valley towards Hedingham Castle. Guests have their own garden area and use of the owner’s garden and extensive grounds. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester, 20 miles, and Cambridge, 30 miles. Places of interest include the Colne Valley Steam Railway and the market town of Sudbury, 7 miles. There is a bus service into Colchester from the bus stop in the village, about a 10-minute walk away, with one bus change en-route. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Ramp to entrance. Spacious beamed open plan living/dining room with French doors, kitchen area and tiled floor. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Single bedroom.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s garden and 25-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Quiet, clean. comfortable and friendly.....what else could you ask for.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    This was our fifth consecutive visit. The cottage and the owners are delightful. That part of Essex/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire is outstandingly beautiful with so many places of interest that we still have not exhausted the list.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2018
    Very helpful owners. Everything we wished for.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    We had a wonderful stay at the Olde Cart Lodge over Christmas. It exceeded our expectations. The Lodge is very spacious, warm and comfortable. It is unclear from the photos but the lounge is open plan with the kitchen and dining area so it worked perfectly for cooking Christmas dinner and enjoying the family fun. The main reason for me booking was the Lodge had a decent sized lounge with comfortable sofas and extra chairs. Enough room for everyone in the family to relax. The bedrooms are a good size. Only thing to be conscious is the bathrooms (both good sizes) are attached to the downstairs bedrooms, so when someone is sleeping in the upstairs room they need to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to the bathroom. Not a problem but worth mentioning. The kitchen had everything we needed, beware that the fridge is quite small but there is a 3 drawer freezer. There is a good 4G reception so we didn't use the broadband. The owners live next door to the lodge and are very welcoming and helpful, offering to lend us cooking equipment for our Christmas dinner. The view over the valley and castle is beautiful and we sat and watched the snow as it flurried in. The village is a 20-30 min walk downhill across the fields with a couple of pubs, restaurant and small shop. The market town of Sudbury is apx 15 min drive away with large supermarkets, restaurants etc. I can't recommend this place enough and would love to return in the Spring or Summer to experience the different seasons.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    We had a lovely time and the owners Dave and jill was very nice and made our stay very enjoyable. Would deffinetly going back.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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