|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
North Lodge is a refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom timbered cottage with comfortable and spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Rated 4 Star Gold by Visit England. Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2x double ensuite with showers. Full kitchen inc. fan oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, washer-dryer. Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, 10 GB free Wifi allowance (top up available), 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.
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and this mainly due to the amazing team and surroundings at Spains Hall. We did not want our day to end. Waking up here was incredible, what a beautiful place to have our first breakfast together. Archie, Anna, Helga and Ellie you were all amazing, thank you so much for everything - we will never forget our wedding at Spains Hall.
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 have stayed in North Lodge 8 times in as many years. Booking is easy and the cottage is always ready for us to relax in as soon as we walk through the door. It's far away enough from other buildings, with a great view of Spain's Hall. It's a few minutes away from the lovely village and the Fox is a great pub to eat in. My wife says it's her favourite place to go even though we go abroad too.
It was a delight to stay in this lovely cottage in the beautiful Essex countryside. While keeping its traditional character it was very tastefully modernised with en-suite bathrooms and modern kitchen. It is situated within easy walking distance of the pretty village of Finchingfield and in easy reach of London and Cambridge. Snape Maltings, Flatford Mill and the historic Sutton Hoo Viking burial ship as well as many other important Suffolk sites are within easy driving distance..
The cottage was immaculate with all the essential basics provided and we were welcomed with flowers on the table. Off street parking for two cars and outside lighting made arriving easy at any time of day or night. The owner was very helpful and available when necessary. We would certainly recommend this cottage.
Cosy and comfortable cottage with everything provided. Clean and well maintained. Plenty of hot water and efficient heating from the boiler.
We would stay again and recommend the cottage.
Immaculately clean, warm, comfortable, well equipped. Downstairs bedroom and shower room great for mum with mobility problems, she didn't have to go into the kitchen so the three steps down weren't an issue. Lovely peaceful surroundings, that and the very comfortable bedrooms meant we all slept extremely well. The pack of supplies and the fresh flowers in the dining room were a very nice welcome. Local village of finchingfield very picturesque with local shop, tea shops and pubs - good for dining out in the evening and lazy breakfasts. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return someday.
The cottage has heaps of character and is in a beautiful location in the stunning village of Finchingfield. The cottage is spacious and is very comfortable for a short or long break. We loved how close it was to Cambridge and Ely. For two to four people, it's perfect as there are two lovely bedrooms. The cottage is well equipped with everything you would need including food essentials. A thoughtful touch. Anna provided helpful information and was quick to respond. It was so lovely to spend our first wedding anniversary at the place where we married! We'll be back!
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.