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

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

North Lodge 4* Gold Rated Self-catering detached cottage with garden

North Lodge is a refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom timbered cottage with comfortable and spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Rated 4 Star Gold by Visit England. Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2x double ensuite with showers. Full kitchen inc. fan oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, washer-dryer. Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, 10 GB free Wifi allowance (top up available), 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 June, 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

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and this mainly due to the amazing team and surroundings at Spains Hall. We did not want our day to end. Waking up here was incredible, what a beautiful place to have our first breakfast together. Archie, Anna, Helga and Ellie you were all amazing, thank you so much for everything - we will never forget our wedding at Spains Hall.
Aug 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and this mainly due to the amazing team and surroundings at Spains Hall. We did not want our day to end. Waking up here was incredible, what a beautiful place to have our first breakfast together. Archie, Anna, Helga and Ellie you were all amazing, thank you so much for everything - we will never forget our wedding at Spains Hall.
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.

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

A wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in North Lodge 8 times in as many years. Booking is easy and the cottage is always ready for us to relax in as soon as we walk through the door. It's far away enough from other buildings, with a great view of Spain's Hall. It's a few minutes away from the lovely village and the Fox is a great pub to eat in. My wife says it's her favourite place to go even though we go abroad too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Archie & Anna
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5

Excellent Weekend but not at the cottage in the picture!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent weekend at North Lodge, but that's not the one shown in the picture. North Lodge was very clean and tidy, good welcome pack and furnished to a good standard. We enjoyed ourselves although it was a bit windy. A couple of suggestions - four tall (large) glasses would be good, also the TV was a bit on the small side. Would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

North Lodge is just perfect! Everything you could wish for and more!

  • 5 of 5

We booked North Lodge as a base for our daughter's wedding in Steeple Bumpstead and reception on their family farm in Cornish Hall End. From the seamless booking to excellent and helpful communication with Archie and then the home comforts and luxury of an exceptional stay we can only highly recommend. The bride and bridesmaids got ready at the lodge and everything was just perfect for them from the convenient high hook in the bedroom for the wedding gown to the post code that brought the florist straight to the door! Ample parking allowed for our cars and my daughter's Series 2A Landrover which she drove herself to the church in! Thank you for helping to make it a perfect stay and perfect wedding. My sister in law from Johannesburg, South Africa, who stayed with us, wished she could make it her permanent home! We will certainly be back and will highly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was great to see the Landrover parked outside and we are delighted that you had such an amazing weekend for the wedding! Please do come again soon! Best wishes, Archie & Anna
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house. Some really thoughtful welcome touches.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful clean and comfortable traditional cottage just outside Finchingfield.

  • 4 of 5

It was a delight to stay in this lovely cottage in the beautiful Essex countryside. While keeping its traditional character it was very tastefully modernised with en-suite bathrooms and modern kitchen. It is situated within easy walking distance of the pretty village of Finchingfield and in easy reach of London and Cambridge. Snape Maltings, Flatford Mill and the historic Sutton Hoo Viking burial ship as well as many other important Suffolk sites are within easy driving distance..

The cottage was immaculate with all the essential basics provided and we were welcomed with flowers on the table. Off street parking for two cars and outside lighting made arriving easy at any time of day or night. The owner was very helpful and available when necessary. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great time spent at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cosy and comfortable cottage with everything provided. Clean and well maintained. Plenty of hot water and efficient heating from the boiler.

We would stay again and recommend the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you found North Lodge to your liking and extended your stay by a night. Please do come again soon. Archie & 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

General

  • Internet
  • Free Wifi

Dining

  • Dining Area

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

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Meals

  • Self-catering

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).