|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Crest Lodge is a refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom former farmers cottage with spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Sleeps 4 (plus optional double sofa bed). Bedrooms: 1x double ensuite inc. claw foot bath and shower, 1x twin with separate shower room & toilet, 1x downstairs bedroom with optional double sofa bed (additional cost applies). Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, 10GB download free Wifi allowance (top up available), Sunroom, patio, private garden overlooking the fields. Free Parking on site.
4* Gold Rated by Visit England (north Lodge & South Lodge). Picture perfect whitewashed former farmers cottages in the heart of our rural Estate. Renovated to the highest standard our Lodges are comfortable and easy places to stay. Surrounded by private gardens they are both spacious and private offering top-quality accommodation in the heart of stunning rural North Essex. Fully fitted kitchens and living areas means you can relax in a home from home with Freeview TV and 10GB download of free Wifi (all cottages). Luxurious bedrooms and top-of-the range bathrooms give that luxury feel to make your holiday extra-special. Situated on the Estate off a quiet rural road only 1 mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Finchingfield. All Lodges give you easy access to footpath walking on the Estate and delightful pubs, tea rooms and local deli within Finchingfield (10 mins walk). Further afield you are within easy reach of historic Thaxted and the thriving market town of Saffron Walden with the full range of amenities. Sorry, no pets.
Spains Hall Estate is a family run business and our holiday cottages have been lovingly renovated to give them a new lease of life.
Spains Hall purchased this cottage in 1949
The Lodges have been part of the Estate since they were built - their heritage is our heritage! The Ruggles-Brise family have lived at Spains Hall since 1768, only the 3rd family to live here since 1086.
Full payment on booking by credit or debit card. American Express not accepted. Refunds not available.
Changeover day can be flexible.
Arrival after 3pm, departure by 10am please. If you require early entry or late departure please contact us prior to booking.
Notes on prices:
Minimum stays are non-negotiable.
Crest Lodge sofabed is charged at £25 extra per night.
Wifi is free for the first 10GB, after additional top ups can be purchased from the office.
Breakfast can be arranged on booking for £20 per night (4 people) or £30 per night (6 people).
Maximum resident and visitor numbers apply to both Lodges, please ask.
We spent more than 2 months in the lodge and the stay was wonderful. The house has been restored with excellent taste. Open spaces, full of natural light, exposed wooden beems, decoration in light beige colours, chimeneys, lots of kitchen modern facilities and courtesy food and toiletries provided made our stay incredibly confortable and enjoyable.
Also to remark, the initial and weekly cleaning was superb, as well as the attention of the owners Archie and Anna, and the cleaning ladies. They helped us in everything they could.
The area is amazing with hectareas of fields with walking paths, gardens, lakes. Only 1 mile (lovely walk for a sunny day) to Finchingfield village, one of the most beautiful villages I have ever seen in the UK.
I would definitely like to come back and I'll recomed it to everyone.
We stayed at Crest Lodge for Christmas week. We absolutely loved it. The attention to detail was wonderful and the high end products were appreciated. The place is so peaceful and relaxing. The bath is awesome!!! We were pleasantly surprised as to the size of the cottage with ample room for our family to dine and unwind. I would highly recommend a stay at Spain's hall and we look forward to a return visit soon. A big Thank You.
A relaxing and enjoyable new year break in a cottage which was cosy, well furnished, and very well equipped to a high standard. Little touches such as a range of breakfast cereals, fresh bread, jams and bathroom toiletries added to the homely and welcoming feeling.
Great little house, with everything you need for a lovely stay. Very cosy, in a beautiful area. We've made some very nice walks, suited for everyone who loves the peace and quiet of the countryside.
Fully lived up to the description. A truly comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting. We were able to recapture memories from 40 years ago! Many thanks
Thank you for everything to make my daughter's wedding day so fabulous! We all had a great time and staying here at Crest Lodge was amazing! When can I move in? Wished we could have stayed here forever!
Special interest holidays:
We can offer day ticket Carp and Tench fishing on the Estate lake just 1/4 mile from the Lodges.
Car essential as we are in a very rural location although taxis can be arranged for transfers.
Stansted Airport (16 miles, 20 mins)
Finchingfield (1 mile, 10 mins walk, 2 mins car)
Thaxted (7 miles, 16 mins)
Haverhill (9 miles, 20 mins)
Saffron Walden (Audley End House & Miniature Railway) (11 miles, 26 mins)
Newmarket Racecourses (25 miles, 45 mins)
Finchingfield Shops (2 mins drive): Post Office & Deli, Garage (with fuel x2), Tea Rooms, Italian Restaurant, 3 Pubs serving food, Craft Shop & Antiques.
Saffron Walden (25 mins drive) - Market Town with market on Tuesdays & Saturdays, full amenities including supermarket, leisure centre, chemist, cash machines etc.
Haverhill (20 mins drive) - Market Town with market on Fridays and Saturdays. Supermarkets, Cinema, Leisure Centre and restaurants.