|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
South Lodge is a refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom timbered cottage with comfortable and spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Rated 4 Star by Visit England. Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2x double, single shared bathroom. Full kitchen inc. fan oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, washer-dryer. Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, conservatory, 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.
Attending a wedding so we stayed overnight and enjoyed a lovely time. The staff were very courteous and efficient.
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.
South Lodge, offered warm, comfortable, cosy, accommodation in the most peaceful location, set amongst Chocolate-box villages and a short drive from large, historic towns!
A most welcome 'welcome pack' awaited our arrival, a thoughtful and considerate package from our host, leaving the cottage lacking no provisions or amenities!
We will return later in the year for more exploration of the gorgeous surroundings.
Thank you Archie
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were thoroughly pleased with the amenities and cleanliness of the property.
The rural cottage has all the modern conveniences you need and is very well managed. The management are friendly and approachable anytime. An excellent location for walking and exploring rural Essex. A car is essential. The no pets policy is a little disappointing, given the location. However we got a discount on local kennel accommodation.
Comfortable, cosy cottage with privacy and wonderful views across the fields. Clean and well maintained, the owners were super helpful and accommodating when booking, and breakfast essentials were a nice touch. Thoroughly recommended!
A wedding in Finchingfield on Saturday - beautiful but a shame very heavy showers! On route from London we ventured up to East Ruston, Norfolk to a brilliantly stunning, stylish and huge garden created by two gentlemen! Sunday visit to the Gibberd garden - designer of Harlow Newtown, Coventry Cathedral and the Regents Park Mosque - adventurous garden, dated but imaginative! Then of course the visit to Beth Chatto - not to be missed! Today on the way home we will be visiting Hyde Hall! You have guessed we like gardens!! South Lodge is in a beautiful location, very well appointed and comfortable. Shame about the EU vote and the England Iceland match!!
We had a wonderful time at the Southern Lodge.
Everything was as described and the house was spotless with everything we needed for our week there.
We have even managed to lock ourselves out of the house one morning, leaving the keys inside, but the key was there waiting for us again when we came back! Thank you for helping us out.
The views on the fields were also fantastic.
Highly recommended and we definitely would come back one day.
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.