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4* Gold Rated Immaculate Cottages Within Stately Home Grounds - Crest Lodge Self-catering detached cottage with garden

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Description

Crest Lodge Self-catering detached cottage with garden

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.


About the property

Estate Lodges Finchingfield

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.


Property Manager
Spains Hall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Spains Hall

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

Why Spains Hall chose Essex

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Peace and quiet in abundance. Arrangements much appreciated.
Sep 2016
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Full payment on booking by credit or debit card. American Express not accepted. Refunds not available.

Changeover Day:
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.


Amenities

Braintree District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1x ensuite inc. claw foot bath and shower, 1x separate shower room & toilet, 1x Toilet and handwash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofabed (in own room)
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We do not permit smoking inside Crest, South or North Lodge. We regret that we cannot accept guests under the age of 21, except as part of a family group accompanied by parents/guardians. The cost of all heating and hot water is included in the price, as is 10GB free Wifi download (top ups available). Sorry but due to the immaculate condition of the Lodges we are unable to accept any pets. Breakfast is not provided unless by prior arrangement. Crest Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 12 (6 residents and 6 visitors), North Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 10 (4 residents and 6 visitors), South Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 10 (4 residents and 6 visitors) (includes both lodges, gardens and grounds). Outside: All Lodges have private gardens. Crest Lodge has an enclosed garden with mature shrubs and trees overlooking grassland fields. The bricked patio area is immediately outside the sun room which contains wicker furniture. North Lodge offers a fenced garden with decked area and wooden garden furniture and gas patio heater. South Lodge has a fenced garden over-looking open fields and a south-west facing conservatory. We regret that due to the private nature of the grounds and surrounding farmland we are unable to allow renters access to either. Crest Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 12 (6 residents and 6 visitors), North or South Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 10 (4 residents and 6 visitors) (includes both lodges, gardens and grounds)

Reviews

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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Great quiet country home

  • 5 of 5

We had three wonderful nights in this spacious cottage just a short walk from Finchingfield. The owners gave great attention to the traveller's needs with lovely welcome necessities. The house was bright and cheery during the day and cool during the nights. The excellent washer and dryer were a great bonus for this family travelling on a two plus week holiday. We loved our country walks and easy walk to town. In addition, just up the road there were two excellent CAMRA pubs. The cottage is in close proximity to Saffron Walden and an easy drive to Cambridge. I would highly recommend this cottage for the travelling family.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful rveiw, it was lovely to meet you all! It's great that you were able to make use o fteh facilities, and even found the excellent beer in the area. Please do visit again if you are in eth area! Archie & Anna
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5

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very well catered cottage with lovely furnishings, comfortable beds and peaceful location - I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back once again, this time to Crest Lodge. It's always good to welcome people back and we are delighted the cottage again fitted the bill. Best Wishes, Archie & Anna
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5

Exellent very roomy well equipped &comfortable ,the manager was very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Crest Lodge. Archie & Anna
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5

A wonderful peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, warm and welcoming . A beautifully peaceful retreat within easy walking distance of the delightful village of Finchingfield. Careful attention to detail of decor and equipment, and a comprehensive welcome pack. Everything to entice us back again, we hope!

Square 1 restaurant in Great Dunmow was a very good find.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

High quality, cosy and beautifully decorated lodge

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you and your colleagues to stay and we are delighted that we were able to help meet you r needs. Please do come again! Archie & Anna
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5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bath is amazing isn't it! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and if you ever visit the area again please do come again! Best wishes, Archie & Anna
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Stansted Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Lion & other Pubs, Finchingfield
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Braintree
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M11 Junction 8
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Frinton on Sea
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can offer day ticket Carp and Tench fishing on the Estate lake just 1/4 mile from the Lodges.

Travel:

Car essential as we are in a very rural location although taxis can be arranged for transfers.

Stansted Airport (16 miles, 20 mins)

Distances:

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)

Further Details:

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.

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