One of four individually designed barns. Quiet countryside setting close to pub
About Carmel Tate
Having spent several years designing, renovating and rebuilding the barns, we started welcoming guests over 7 years ago. We are a family run business and live locally so are on hand to give as much help as you need or are happy to be discreet if you just want to chill and enjoy your stay. We love taking our dogs on holiday so wanted to offer that option for guests. Pets are welcome in the Barley Barn, Hay Barn and Cart Lodge. We keep the Shire Stables pet free as we appreciate some people have allergies or prefer a pet free environment.
Why Carmel Tate chose Maldon
Enjoy the peace and quiet but still be near to lots of exciting things to do and places to visit. Great for families, friends or a romantic break.
What makes this Barn unique
Animal friendly, interesting features and architecture. Family friendly with a designated play area and bicycles available. Chickens with fresh eggs when available. Free wi-fi.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Only guests booked to stay at the barn are allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Four days in the Essex Countryside
My family were attending a wedding in Hatfield Peverall. The detached home was perfect for the six of us. Three bedroom with en-suite bathrooms. The Tate's were gracious and very responsive. They upgraded us to the detached home at no extra charge. I broke a light in the pathway, they did not charge me for that. The house was quiet and perfectly located if you want to get away from it all. Yet it was close enough to everything we needed in the area. The living area was very large, with enough seating for us all to spread out. The kitchen was easy to use and well stocked. If we return to the area with six of us we would not hesitate to book this property again.
Ideal for what we needed
Lovely property & well appointed perfect for family/ group weekend away
Good comfortable facilities
We had two of the Barns for a family weekend which worked well for us. The location is beautiful and very quiet yet not far from town and main roads. The accommodation was well appointed and we had a comfortable stay.
We stayed there before our wedding day with friends and family. It was fantastic; the Haybarn is amazing, and created the perfect pre wedding setting.
We loved it so much, we have booked again to go back next year for our first wedding anniversary.
Carmel and Jason are both lovely, they were wonderful hosts and we are very grateful to them for everything.
Fantastic barn in quiet and pretty location
We had a fantastic two week stay in the Hay Barn. The barn is very clean and the location is fantastic - the barn backs onto open fields and the English countryside. The location is very quiet and we slept very well. We are planning on staying here again on our next trip to the UK.
Jepcracks Barn was SUPERB, simply the best hol
We had such a relaxing holiday, the barn was immaculate with everything we could ask for in terms of kitchen facilities, bed linen, antique furniture and rustic decor. The owners, Carmel and Jason were so friendly and welcoming, they work so hard at maintaining their barns, and did everything possible to make our stay a memorable one, lovely, genuine people. We have stayed in many holiday homes all over the world, Jepcracks could not be beaten, we would rate 10 stars if we could and would have no hesitation to recommending the barns to friends and family. The local pub the Prince of Wales, has quaint, warm and friendly, served delicious food.
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you next time you visit Essex.
There are two country pubs in the village, which you can walk to in about 10 or 15 minutes, or use a local taxi firm for the short journey. The Bull Pub is a gastro pub and also has a fine dining restaurant, The Willow Room.
In nearby villages there are numerous country pubs serving great home made style food. Many pubs serve real ales. Maldon has numerous cafes, bistros, restaurants and takeaways.
Ideal for guests attending weddings at Braxted Park, Layer Marney Tower, Vaulty Manor, Forrester Park Golf and Country Club, Prested Hall, Captains Wood Barn, Crabbs Barn, Crown Plaza Resort - Five Lakes, The Warren Golf and Country Club.
Getting married at St.Peter's Church in Great Totham? We are located just a few hundred yards away, so this is an ideal location for guests to stay.
Plan the perfect Hen Do. Enjoy a weekend away in one or more of our four barns. The Shire Stables has a hot tub and sleeps up to 10, or book more barns for additional guests.
Ideal for either a quiet break where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside and local pubs, shops and restaurants or spice it up with a trip to Chelmsford to the shops and clubs (20 minutes) or 30 minutes to Brentwood to visit the TOWIE shops and clubs.
Add some pampering with highly qualified beauty therapists for a range of treatments (please enquire).
A local limousine company can transport you in style or organise a local taxi.
PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO
There are course and fly fishing lakes close by.
Local riding stables provide riding lessons.
Heybridge Basin is very close and is a lovely place to vist. Take a walk along the estuary; admire the boats and barges along the river and have breakfast or lunch at Tiptree Jam Tea Rooms or one of the two pubs. For children there are hours of fun to be had crabbing and fishing.
The nearby historic town of Maldon has interesting shops, boutiques, cafe's and restaurants. The Promenade Park and marina are well worth a visit. For children the water park, play roller rink, bowling alley, swimming pool with slides and indoor play centre will provide hours of fun.
Further afield, other attractions include Colchester Zoo, Layer Marney Tower, Colchester Castle, Cressing Temple, Dedham Vale, Braintree outlet shopping centre, Adventure Island and the Sea Life Centre.
Beaches at Frinton-on Sea and Southwold are an easy journey.
London, Westfield Shopping Centre and the Excel Centre are an easy commute by train. Witham train station (approx 5 miles away) has regular trains to London Liverpool Street Station in a journey time of 40 to 45 minutes.