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

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • 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

Description

Crest Lodge Self-catering detached cottage with garden

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.


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.

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About the Owner

Spains Hall
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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

Peace and quiet in abundance. Arrangements much appreciated.
Sep 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Peace and quiet in abundance. Arrangements much appreciated.
Sep 2016
  • 1 of 32

Available Rentals

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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.

11 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Exellent very roomy well equipped &comfortable ,the manager was very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Crest Lodge. Archie & Anna
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5

A wonderful peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, warm and welcoming . A beautifully peaceful retreat within easy walking distance of the delightful village of Finchingfield. Careful attention to detail of decor and equipment, and a comprehensive welcome pack. Everything to entice us back again, we hope!

Square 1 restaurant in Great Dunmow was a very good find.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

High quality, cosy and beautifully decorated lodge

  • 5 of 5

We spent more than 2 months in the lodge and the stay was wonderful. The house has been restored with excellent taste. Open spaces, full of natural light, exposed wooden beems, decoration in light beige colours, chimeneys, lots of kitchen modern facilities and courtesy food and toiletries provided made our stay incredibly confortable and enjoyable.

Also to remark, the initial and weekly cleaning was superb, as well as the attention of the owners Archie and Anna, and the cleaning ladies. They helped us in everything they could.

The area is amazing with hectareas of fields with walking paths, gardens, lakes. Only 1 mile (lovely walk for a sunny day) to Finchingfield village, one of the most beautiful villages I have ever seen in the UK.

I would definitely like to come back and I'll recomed it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you and your colleagues to stay and we are delighted that we were able to help meet you r needs. Please do come again! Archie & Anna
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5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Crest Lodge for Christmas week. We absolutely loved it. The attention to detail was wonderful and the high end products were appreciated. The place is so peaceful and relaxing. The bath is awesome!!! We were pleasantly surprised as to the size of the cottage with ample room for our family to dine and unwind. I would highly recommend a stay at Spain's hall and we look forward to a return visit soon. A big Thank You.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bath is amazing isn't it! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and if you ever visit the area again please do come again! Best wishes, Archie & Anna
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5

A delightful, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing and enjoyable new year break in a cottage which was cosy, well furnished, and very well equipped to a high standard. Little touches such as a range of breakfast cereals, fresh bread, jams and bathroom toiletries added to the homely and welcoming feeling.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure having you and your colleagues to stay and thank you for leaving the cottage so very tidy! Please do come again if you ever work in the area in the future. Kind regards, Archie & Anna
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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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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.

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 ...
  • Free Wifi

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
  • 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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...

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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