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

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-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 South Lodge 4* Self-catering detatched cottage with garden, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • 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

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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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Johnstown, Colorado, USA
5

Super, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cosy cottage with privacy and wonderful views across the fields. Clean and well maintained, the owners were super helpful and accommodating when booking, and breakfast essentials were a nice touch. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at South Lodge. We would love to welcome you back! Thanks, Archie & Anna
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5

Beautifully located and a very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wedding in Finchingfield on Saturday - beautiful but a shame very heavy showers! On route from London we ventured up to East Ruston, Norfolk to a brilliantly stunning, stylish and huge garden created by two gentlemen! Sunday visit to the Gibberd garden - designer of Harlow Newtown, Coventry Cathedral and the Regents Park Mosque - adventurous garden, dated but imaginative! Then of course the visit to Beth Chatto - not to be missed! Today on the way home we will be visiting Hyde Hall! You have guessed we like gardens!! South Lodge is in a beautiful location, very well appointed and comfortable. Shame about the EU vote and the England Iceland match!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we enjoyed having you to stay and hope to welcome you back soon! If you come at different times of the year then the gardens will change dramatically- always an opportunity to see something new.
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5

Great week at Southern Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Southern Lodge.

Everything was as described and the house was spotless with everything we needed for our week there.

We have even managed to lock ourselves out of the house one morning, leaving the keys inside, but the key was there waiting for us again when we came back! Thank you for helping us out.

The views on the fields were also fantastic.

Highly recommended and we definitely would come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at South Lodge! We do try to help wherever we can so the key was not an issue! Thanks, 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
28 Oct-20 Dec 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£154
for 2 nights
From
£77
£410
 
 
Xmas & NY 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
£720
 
 
04Jan-09Feb 17
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£161
for 2 nights
From
£81
£430
 
 
10Feb-19Feb 17
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£182
for 2 nights
From
£91
£490
 
 
20Feb-23Mar17
20 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£161
for 2 nights
From
£81
£430
 
 
24Mar-30Mar17
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£184
for 2 nights
From
£92
£490
 
 
31Mar-18Apr17
31 Mar 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£580
 
 
19Ap-27Apr17
19 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£184
for 2 nights
From
£92
£490
 
 
28Apr-25May17
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£580
 
 
26May-01Jun17
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£279
for 2 nights
From
£140
£745
 
 
02Jun-29Jun17
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£580
 
 
30Jun-03Sep17
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£279
for 2 nights
From
£140
£745
 
 
04Sep-28Sep17
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£580
 
 
29Sep-19Oct17
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£184
for 2 nights
From
£92
£490
 
 
20Oct-29Oct17
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£580
 
 
30Oct-19Dec17
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£161
for 2 nights
From
£81
£430
 
 
20Dec17-02Jan18
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£285
for 2 nights
From
£142
£760
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£413
for 4 nights
From
£103
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Tax Rate 20.0%

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

General

  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

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

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Can be split to give Twin beds

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 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).

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