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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 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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:
December 11, 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 Braintree District

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.


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
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • 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 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).

Reviews

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South Lodge 4* Self-catering detatched cottage with garden
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
5

Charming cottage, well maintained, very clean and fully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Only stayed a couple of days (wish it could have been longer) but very impressed. It met all our needs and more. Beautiful setting and very close to the picturesque village of Finchingfield.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and if you do wish to come back we would love to see you! Archie & Anna
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5

Attention to detail 1st rate! Customer care with the sincerity.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at each lodge and have been thoroughly pleased with every visit. The peaceful and quiet serenity is a dose of medicine that is good for all of us, and you will find it here.The attention to detail and levels of cleanliness will bring us back time again. We had the opportunity to meet the charming Ann who puts her heart into preparing each lodge before your visit. Thank you Archie for helping me with the arrangements for my remembrance wreath. I hate to rush time, but we are looking forward to our return trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to stay with us once again, it is always a pleasure to welcome you to our little corner of Essex! We shall look forward to seeing you again next year. We have passed your lovely comments on to Ann, she is delighted that you took the time to appreciate her hard work. There is a great deal of pride and care put into getting everything just right. Best wishes, Archie & Anna
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5

Good place

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very quiet location but still within easy striking distance to London

  • 5 of 5

The house we stayed in was the South Lodge which is well equipped and suitable for 2 couples or a family of 4. London is a 20 minute drive to the station in Braintree and then an hour by train to Liverpool Street Station. Also Cambridge is nearby as well as any number of quaint villages and places of interest.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you chose to stay with us, and that you obviously managed to make the most of our location. We are indeed close to many of the major tourist centres (including London and Cambridge), as well as being set in some extremely attractive countryside. Please do visit again next time you are in the UK. Best wishes, Anna & Archie
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5

Tranquil home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Crest Lodge for 10 days and absolutely loved it. It was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Perfect for our family of four. Lots of very beautiful country walks and close to the picturesque village of Finchingfield.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a brilliant review. It was our pleasure to welcoem you to the lodge and hope that the rest of your holiday was equally enjoyable! Archie & Anna
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5

lovely cottage in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay in lovely cottage. Very well equipped and beautifully appointed. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you to stay and please do feel free to come back again soon! 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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