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Mashay Barn provides guests with a perfect getaway.

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom barn in a rural location

MASHAY BARN is a delightful single storey property offering an excellent standard of accommodation. It is perfect for those seeking a country retreat. Set amid beautiful countryside and quaint villages with typically English 'chocolate box cottages'.

Whether you are looking for a place to just 'chill out', a romantic weekend or somewhere that can offer you a vast range of attractions all within an hours journey this property does just that.


Mashay Barn is a detached single storey building offering an excellent, comfortable standard of accommodation.

Kitchen - A very well equipped kitchen including; gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and sandwich maker.

A washing machine, separate freezer, hoover, iron and ironing board are situated in an adjacent Utility room.

Lounge - Two Comfortable 2 seater sofas.

Flat screen 32in Digital TV and DVD.

Compact CD/cassette player with radio and alarm.

A large selection of 'Visitor information' is also available.

Dining Table and four chairs.

Bedroom - Double wrought iron bed with a comfortable mattress, Crisp white Laura Ashley bed linen, curtains and accessories. Double pine dressing table with mirror, two pine bedside cabinets. Fitted Wardrobe.

En suite Bathroom with a full size bath. Thermostatic Power shower, Shaver point. Ample hot water. Fluffy white towels.

Outside is a private decked area with loungers.

Off road parking.

Welcome Pack included.

Electricity/Gas and linen included.

Free Wireless Broadband (WIFI).

A very warm welcome awaits you.


Mashay Barn is perfectly located for exploring this lovely part of East Anglia, which is famously known for the filming of the TV series 'Lovejoy'. With the Suffolk / Essex border just 50 metres away and Cambridgeshire just 8 miles from our property we can offer our guests over 60 attractions and places to visit with in a 10 - 40 minute drive.

A traditional country pub is only a mile away and serves excellent food.

The very pretty town of Clare, (the smallest town in England), is only 4 miles away, has a variety of shops.

Clare Antique Shop and numerous public houses all serving good food. Clare Country Park offers fabulous walks along the river Stour.

The pretty village of Finchingfield, (the most photographed village in Essex), is close by and well worth a visit.

Hedingham Castle, with its Norman Keep, is situated in the very pretty village of Castle Hedingham and it is close to the Hedingham Steam Trains, a must for those nostalgic moments. John Constable's Flatford Mill and Duxford the Imperial War Museum are a 45 minute drive, as is Newmarket the home of Horse racing.

Melford Hall

Mashay Barn is in an ideal location for exploring historic houses, pretty Suffolk/Essex villages, antiques, walking, golfing, fishing, boating and the theatre.

Cambridge, which is steeped in history, with its colleges and fabulous architecture, punting on the River Cam and the Grand Arcade shopping centre is 50 mins away.

The barn has an extensive range of guest information for attraction and activities around this location.

This beautiful area and the attractions it has to offer have pleasantly surprised previous guests.

A car is essential to enjoy everything this area has to offer

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Lesley

I have recently started to advertise my property with HomeAway.

I provide my guests with a warm welcome, afternoon tea on arrival, normally home baked cake or scones with clotted cream and locally produced Wilkins (Tiptree) strawberry jam.

I have had several years in hospitality, I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and I am very proud to have good ratings on Trip Advisor.

Lesley purchased this barn in 2000

Why Lesley chose Halstead

Every effort has been made by myself and my partner Pete to ensure that our guests have a very comfortable stay.

All the soft furnishings, curtains and bed linen has been brought from Laura Ashley, the furniture, sofa's and bed are extremely comfortable, previous guests have commented on how hard it was to get out of the bed in the morning because they had had a restful nights sleep.

The shower has a power shower option, we provide you with fluffy white towels, there is ample hot water.

We provide a 'welcome pack', tea, coffee, sugar, milk, toiletries, flowers and chocolates, (please note the property is self catering so you will need to bring enough provisions for the time you are staying here).

What makes this barn unique

Whether you are looking for a country retreat or somewhere to use as a base from which to explore this fabulous part of East Anglia Mashay Barn offers 4* accommodation.

We are on hand if you need us and you will be totally undisturbed if you don't.


Halstead Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Mashay Barn provides guests with a perfect getaway.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights, wish it had been more. It was perfect for my wife and I, the attention to detail was amazing. Our hosts Lesley and Pete were friendly, warm and available. It was quiet in the morning, lots of songbirds. Well equipped kitchen made breakfast easy. Large enough kitchen to cook any meal. We would highly recommend Mashay Barn.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments it makes me very happy knowing that guests have enjoyed their stay at Mashay Barn. I hope you had a safe journey home. Lesley, Pete and Mia
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Very clean, extremely well equipped cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, comfortable, clean and cosy. Lesley has thought of everything to make you stay as pleasant as possible. Good touring base to explore the local area with lots to see. Gainsborough house at Sudbury, Lavenham and the National Trust Tithe Barn at Coggeshall were highlights.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stansted Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Half Moon Public House
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Clare Golf Club open to public
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Sudbury Suffolk
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Half Moon Belchmp St Paul
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Clacton on Sea
Car: necessary

We have a large selection of attractions in our area, from Stately homes, Steam railways, World War 2 Museums, Castles and the legendary John Constables Flatford Mill.

The tv series 'Lovejoy" was filmed in and around the villages surrounding Little Yeldham.

It is a wonderful place to stay and explore all the pretty villages North Essex /South Suffolk has to offer.

A warm welcome awaits you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $129.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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