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

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Estate Lodges Finchingfield, Nr. Braintree, Essex, England - Rural Location, Easy Reach Of Village Amenities, Luxury

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.

Details for holiday cottage Crest Lodge Self-catering detached cottage with garden, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Crest Lodge is a refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom former farmers cottage with spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Sleeps 4 (plus optional double sofa bed). Bedrooms: 1x double ensuite inc. claw foot bath and shower, 1x twin with separate shower room & toilet, 1x downstairs bedroom with optional double sofa bed (additional cost applies). Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, 10GB download free Wifi allowance (top up available), Sunroom, patio, private garden overlooking the fields. Free Parking on site.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Spains Hall Estate is a family run business and our holiday cottages have been lovingly renovated to give them a new lease of life.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Peace and quiet in abundance. Arrangements much appreciated.
Sep 2016
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely stay at North Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Great little house, with everything you need for a lovely stay. Very cosy, in a beautiful area. We've made some very nice walks, suited for everyone who loves the peace and quiet of the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Please do come back soon. Archie and Anna
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5

Excellent holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Fully lived up to the description. A truly comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting. We were able to recapture memories from 40 years ago! Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! Please do come again soon. Archie & Anna
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5

Beautiful, relaxing and a very special place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for everything to make my daughter's wedding day so fabulous! We all had a great time and staying here at Crest Lodge was amazing! When can I move in? Wished we could have stayed here forever!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your daughter's big day, and the stay afterwards! we loved playing our small part and wish you all much happiness in the future. Archie & Anna
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Family Stay in Beautiful Essex Countryside

  • 5 of 5

My wife, myself and our two teenage children had a wonderful stay for one week at Crest Lodge.

Based in the grounds of Spains Hall, the Lodge House is beautifully furnished and fully equipped for everything you need for a family holiday.

The house was spacious, comfortable and set in a well maintained private garden.

As well as day trips to the coast, Rope Runners Adventure Park, a fantastic fun maze and local towns, we went on a couple of walks in the nearby countryside.

We had a wonderful, relaxing time and I would definitely recommend this Rural Cottage Hideaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are delighted that you found so many of the local attractions to visit! We do take some pride in being able to present a comfortable and well-equipped cottage, so we are over-the-moon that you found Crest Lodge so wonderful. Please do come again soon! Archie & Anna
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Perfect stay at Spains Hall Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was delightful everything we had hoped for and more. Clean and well furnished. Comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. The owners and staff made us feel at home and provided a comprehensive welcome pack of fruit and cereal etc. Any requests we had were quickly attended to. The garden is big with lawns flower beds and trees as well as enough garden furniture for entertaining visitors. Surrounded by farmland the cottage is perfectly located for country walks and is just ten minutes walk via a quiet lane or public footpaths to the picturesque village of Finchingfield with its pubs restaurants and shops. We would love to stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are always grateful for feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay is a great feeling. Do come again soon! Archie & Anna
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5

Wonderful place, nicely managed, impeccably clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. So clean and fresh with everything you could need, even a welcome pack of bread, milk, cereals, yogurt, etc. Relaxing surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for such a wonderful review! Please do come again soon. Spains Hall
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Red Lion & other Pubs, Finchingfield at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Harwich at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Braintree at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M11 Junction 8 at 18 Miles Nearest Beach : Frinton on Sea at 50 Miles 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
1st Dec - 20 Dec 16
1 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£383
for 4 nights
From
£96
£510
 
 
21 Dec- 4 Jan 2017
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£615
for 4 nights
From
£154
£820
 
 
5 Jan - 10 Feb 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£383
for 4 nights
From
£96
£510
 
 
Feb Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£428
for 4 nights
From
£107
£570
 
 
19 Feb - 28 Feb 16
19 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£383
for 4 nights
From
£96
£510
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£428
for 4 nights
From
£107
£570
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • 1x ensuite inc. claw foot bath and shower, 1x separate shower room & toilet, 1x Toilet and handwash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofabed (in own room)
  • Bedrooms: 1x double ensuite inc. claw foot bath and shower, 1x twin with separate shower room & toilet, 1x downstairs bedroom with optional double sofa bed (additional cost applies).

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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 fenced garden over-looking open fields and a south-west facing conservatory. 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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