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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

South Lodge 4* Self-catering detatched cottage with garden

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.


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:
February 23, 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

Attending a wedding so we stayed overnight and enjoyed a lovely time. The staff were very courteous and efficient.
Aug 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.


Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

South Lodge 4* Self-catering detatched cottage with garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Lovely Cottage, Picturesque surroundings

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at South Lodge and do hope you will be able to come and stay with us again soon. Archie & Anna
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5

A lovely charming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were thoroughly pleased with the amenities and cleanliness of the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. We very much look forward welcoming you back! Anna and Archie
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5

South Lodge has everything you need for an enjoyable self catering holiday in a rural location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are very pleased you enjoyed staying at South Lodge. We were pleased to be able to put you in touch with a trusted local cattery for your extended stay, who kindly offered a generous discount. We don't permit pets as our cottages are all immaculate and we wish to keep them so for every guest, regardless of whether they stay for 2 nights or 20. We also wish to keep them as allergen free as possible to allow everyone to enjoy the countryside! Please do come again and best wished for the New Year. Archie and Anna
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5

Super, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at South Lodge. We would love to welcome you back! Thanks, Archie & Anna
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5

Beautifully located and a very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we enjoyed having you to stay and hope to welcome you back soon! If you come at different times of the year then the gardens will change dramatically- always an opportunity to see something new.
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5

Great week at Southern Lodge

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at South Lodge! We do try to help wherever we can so the key was not an issue! Thanks, 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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Amenities

Braintree District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Can be split to give Twin beds
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 garden over-looking open fields and a south-west facing conservatory, perfect for those summer sunsets. 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).

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