About the property
- Villa7105 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
9 bedroom villa in a beautiful Essex village. Heated pool. Large garden. Annex.
Sleeping upto 20, The Old Vicarage is located in the ravishingly pretty Castle Hedingham, Essex, with views of both the church and the castle. Of Georgian design the house is stunningly beautiful, spacious and luxurious; the perfect place for a relaxing get-together. The village has good amenities with a number of shops and traditional pubs and a tea-room. The towns of Braintree, Halstead and Colchester are only a short drive away, all offering shopping centres and restaurants.
The basement has been furnished to allow a space where you can relax in comfort. The garden is truly outstanding and, equipped with a large heated swimming pool (Apr-Oct), is the ideal place to have a get together or BBQ.
Rm1: King size (2 bedspaces).
Rm 2: King size and a large single (3 bedspaces).
Rm3: King size (2 bedspaces).
Rm4: Superking. This is a link bed, so can be separated into two singles if desired (2 bedspaces).
Rm 5: Double bed (2 bedspaces).
Rm 6: King size and a large single (3 bedspaces).
Rm 7: King size and a single (3 bedspaces). Rm 8: Superking. This is a link bed, so can be separated into two singles if desired (2 bedspaces).
Rm 9: Two singles and a bunkbed (4 bedspaces). *note: Rooms 8 and 9 have been knocked through to form one large room.
Total: 23 bedspaces, although we can only accept up to 20 guests.
Hedingham Castle is only a short walk from the house with history dating back to the 11th century. The Castle has been described as the best preserved Norman keep in England and is regularly used for wedding ceremonies. The Old Vicarage is superbly situated to accommodate wedding guests requiring sleeping accommodation.
This large, historic and luxurious house is ideal for many types of get-together, where guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy their environment and take advantage of their historic surroundings. For whatever your purpose, you will not regret having booked your accommodation here.
We do not allow fireworks apart from on 5th Nov and New Year's Eve.
The Old Vicarage is a family home in a residential area. We ask that our neighbours are to be respected and that music is not played after 10pm at weekends and 9pm during the week.
A friendly caretaker is in residence in the cottage annex on site; he keeps himself to himself, but is available to help if needed.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Dari/Farsi
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Why Owner chose Castle Hedingham
Beautiful house and grounds, heated swimming pool (01 Apr-01 Nov). Superb place to have a relaxing get together.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful property in a beautiful location.
Was an amazing venue for my hen weekend away. The house catered for everything we could have wanted and both the Owner and Caretaker were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you for allowing us to experience your lovely home.
A fabulous place for a large group family reunion
20 of us, age range from 2 to 90 , stayed in the property, with another few in hotels nearby who visited us regularly. The stay was very comfortable. The property and rooms clean and spacious, there was ample and comfortable furniture and utensils for all of us. Fortunately the weather was good and children enjoyed the space in the backyard thoroughly. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to use the pool. Overall we liked the place very much and can recommend for any gathering of 20 or so group of people.
On the negative side; We would have liked someone to show us the property on arrival, we did not know how to use the oven, wifi etc, The care taker never answered the number given to us. He was not too friendly when we knocked on his door.
Incredible,stunning,phenomenal and extraordinary are words that I’d use to describe this property.
I recently stayed in The Old Vicarage, Castle Hedingham for a weekend away with 18 girl friends. Upon arrival, I was taken back by just how large and picturesque the house truly is. It’s spacious layout enabled my group to enjoy one another’s company without tripping over eachother. The pool and gardens are outstanding and provided space for some much needed relaxation and the basement provided a place for us to appreciate a louder, party scene where we could dance the night away. The caretaker was very helpful and on hand to help and assist day and night.
I would 100% recommend this property and look forward to returning for future gatherings.
Thank you for such hospitality.
Memories that will live forever
In a nutshell the house is breathtaking literally and physically walking from top to bottom can be a work out but the beauty and size is one for our record books. I've slept in beds all over the world my guests all had the same reviews the beds in this property were made for sleeping I had the most comfortable sleeps of my life over a weekend the caretaker Martin was very helpful from arrival till departure. Would recommend for large groups
Perfect in every way!
This beautifully decorated property, had everything that we could possibly need and more to enjoy our company weekend away. Equipped with ample facilities and lots of space for a menagerie of 25; we would highly recommend this home to groups of any age. Sam was very helpful, and couldn't do enough for us throughout our stay. Thank you so much for having us, we will definitely stay again!
We had a big gathering of friends and family all staying for a weekend in August! The house, pool and gardens are idyllic! Great place!