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4 Upmarket, Spacious character Barns in the Essex Countryside, one with hot tub. - The Cart Lodge with antique French bed, wood burning stove and patio.

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Converted Barns situated in countryside just outside the historic town of Maldon

Each property has its own unique character with beams, log burning stoves and very comfortable beds.

We provide fluffy towels and quality cotton bedding.

The barns can be rented separately, or jointly to accommodate a family get-together.

The Hay Barn and Barley Barn both sleep 6 people in bedrooms, plus 2 extra guests on sofa beds, making a total of 8 in each barn. In the Hay Barn all bedrooms are en-suite. In the Barley Barn two bedrooms are en-suite and the third bedroom has a bathroom opposite. The Cart Lodge sleeps 4, with one bedroom (en-suite) and a sofa bed. In total between the three properties, 14 guests in bedrooms and 6 guests on sofa beds.

Advertised prices in all barns do not include additional guests sleeping on the sofa beds. Please enquire for rental rates for 3 or 4 people in the Cart Lodge, 7 or 8 people for the Hay and Barley Barn and for 9 or 10 guests in the Shire Stables.

The Shire Stables was completed in January 2015. For those wanting something extra special, this barn is for you.

Each barn has a separate patio area with coal BBQ and there is a large shared front lawn. There is off road parking and additional hard standing parking available.

ROMANTIC BREAKS - spoil your loved ones with a special romantic stay.

If you are planning to propose, are celebrating an anniversary, Valentine surprise or showing someone how special they are -

Arrive to chilled Champagne

Special chocolates for your loved one

Rose petals on your pillows

Welcome basket

Vase of seasonal flowers

Invite your loved one and be romanced away!!

Only £80 additional cost.

Check in is flexible from Monday to Friday. Please enquire for late availability and Saturday check in. Sorry no bookings starting from Sunday.

The nearest railways station in Witham is approximately 6 miles away. Trains run regularly to London Liverpool Street with a journey of of 40 to 45 minutes. The shopping centre at Stratford is accessed on the same train journey.

Suffolk, Kent, Oxford and Cambridge are accessed easily by motorway.

Essex is a largely rural county dotted with pretty villages and beautiful farmland. Essex is steeped in history and there are a great variety of historical sites to visit in the county including Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Roman and Tudor architecture. Essex has one of the longest coastlines of any county in England. Its network of coastal footpaths, rivers and estuaries attract walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers every year.

Getting married at St.Peter's Church in Great Totham? Located just a few hundred yards away, this is an ideal location for guests to stay. Also ideal for guests attending weddings at Braxted Park, Layer Marney Tower, Vaulty Manor. and Prested Hall.

Babies under 1.5 years using a travel cot are not included in the guest numbers.

Bank holiday Mondays are weekend rates. Prices include linen, bedding and towels. Heating is electric central heating and wood burning stove. We provide an initial supply of logs, kindling and fire lighters. Additional large bags of logs and kindling can be bought at cost approx £7 per large bag.

We take a refundable deposit for Hay, Barley and Cart Lodge of £100 on arrival for stays of up to 2 weeks and £200 for stays over 2 weeks to cover breakages or excessive cleaning costs. Bedding, linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels are included in the cost. Damage deposit for The Shire Stables is £500.

Please enquire for rentals for longer than two weeks and for what is included in the rental rate.

PLEASE NOTE: HAY BARN, BARLEY BARN AND CART LODGE - Electricity is payable by meter cards which can be purchased on arrival. Average summer cost - £1.00 to £1.50 per day. Average Winter £7 to £8 per day. There is free wi-fi for emails and internet browsing. No gaming or streaming..

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the remote location, there may be very occasional internet disruption.

We welcome up to two well behaved, medium sized dogs (or cats!) for a small additional charge of £5 each per day to cover cleaning costs.

RENTAL RATES: Should you book more than eight weeks prior to departure you will be asked to provide a deposit of 25% of the total rental. The remaining balance is due eight weeks prior to your stay. Should you book less than eight weeks prior to your stay, you will be required to pay the full payment. CANCELLATION If you wish to cancel you must inform us by e-mail. If cancellation is made the following charges will be levied:• More than 10 weeks prior to stay – 100% refund less administration fee of 5%• More than 8 weeks prior to stay - Loss of deposit• Between 8 weeks to 6 weeks - 50% charge• Between 6 weeks to 5 weeks - 65% charge• Between 5 weeks to 3 weeks - 85% charge• Between 3 weeks to stay date - 100% charge.

Arrival 3pm Departure 10.30am to allow us to clean for the next guests. We can be a little flexible on this times if there is no occupancy prior to, or after your stay. We kindly ask guests to keep the property and all furniture, fittings and effects, in or on the property, in the same state of repair and condition as the commencement of the period, and to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. We will, where possible, accommodate any guest's requests regarding minor accommodation amendments but we cannot guarantee acceptance.

More Details

Details for holiday barn The Cart Lodge with antique French bed, wood burning stove and patio., 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

One of 3 completely self contained accommodation at Jepcrack's Barn. The Cart Lodge is the smallest of the 3, it is ideal for 2 to 4 people. This attractive barn is packed with features to make your stay special including vaulted ceilings throughout, chandeliers, luxurious kitchen, antique French bed, marble en-suite and ornate armoire, The wood burning stove makes the Cart Lodge gorgeously warn in the cooler months.

The bedroom has an antique French bed, ornate armoire, quality mattress and bedding and Egyptian cotton linen, The en-suite bathroom has a full sized bath, shower above, toilet, lighted mirror, handbasin and vanity unit.

The designer kitchen is fully equipped with full size fridge freezer, electric hob, microwave and oven. The dining area has a table that can be extended to seat 4 guests.

For outside dining or to enjoy the peaceful setting, there is a patio area with seating and coal BBQ. There is also a shared garden at the front of the barn.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live locally and often went past the barns when walking our dog. We bought them when they were in a poor state and Jason spent five years working most weekends on them, renovating them and saving all of the materials and features that he could to keep the character of the barns. I was responsible for tea making, supply of lunch, cleaning, fetching and carrying....! In fact, it is a real family business with our children helping with the chickens, gardens and occasional cleaning duty. our children into the the lovely homes that they now are. After spending many happy holidays on farms and beautiful houses in France, Ireland and Wales, we wanted to

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Beautiful countryside property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time staying in the Hay Barn cottage. It was even more beautiful than the pictures & Carmel was extremely helpful & hospitable. The gardens & views are wonderful & the children's play area tucked away behind the barns proved very useful. It is remote enough to feel as though you are deep in the Essex countryside, but you do not feel cut off. The property is spacious & very comfortable with all you need to make you feel at home. Our friends were all very impressed & we do hope to be back. We certainly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We plan to upgrade the play area next year so children will find it even more enjoyable.
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Two weeks at the Cart Lodge in July

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! EVERYTHING on the website was more than we expected! The lodge was beautifully appointed with everything one could possibly want. The cleaners did a wonderful job before and during our stay. We cannot thank Carmel & Jason enough as they were so attentive and understanding of our requests....... we misplaced the house keys and Jason immediately came to our rescue! We will definitely return and highly recommend anyone else who is looking for a wonderful luxury country experience. We are very lucky that our best friends live only a mile away so they fed and entertained us but I don't think they would be that generous to others so we cannot recommend any where other than their home! We are very sad to be going home to San Francisco and will think about Lulu and Bonnie often as they greeted us each morning with clucks and gurgles...they are the resident chickens!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Juanna. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

From the Owner

After spending many happy holidays on farms and beautiful houses in France, Ireland and Wales, we wanted to offer high quality accommodation to people who wanted to get away from it all or bring their beloved pets with them to share their holiday, just as we wanted to. We renovated Jepcrack's over a number of years, working with each barn's unique character and adding luxurious touches to make our guests' stay special. We opened The Hay Barn to our first guests in October 2011, closely followed by the adjoining Barley Barn in December 2011. We have just completed The Cart Lodge and are looking forward to welcoming guests to our newest property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Stansted at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Swan or The Bull at 1.4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Harwich International at 37 Miles Nearest Golf : Forresters Golf and Country Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Witham at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A12 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Willow Room at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Frinton-on-Sea at 35 Miles Car: recommended

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. One of the pub's is a gastro pub and also has a fine dining restaurant. In nearby village there are numerous country pubs serving great home made style food. Many pubs serve real ales. Maldon has numerous cafes, bistros, restaurants and takeaways.

Getting married at St.Peter's Church in Great Totham? Located just a few hundred yards away, this is an ideal location for guests to stay. Also ideal for guests attending weddings at Braxted Park, Layer Marney Tower, Vaulty Manor. and Prested Hall.

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015 and New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
£2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £4 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

High chair and travel cot available. Please enquire.
ROMANTIC BREAKS - Arrive to chilled Champagne. Special chocolates for your loved one. Rose petals on your pillows. Welcome basket Vase of seasonal flowers. Only £80 additional cost.
Heating is electric central heating and log burning stove. Electricity is payable by meter cards, which can be bought from us on arrival. We have found this to be a fairer way to rent as some people use the barns for a base during their stay and have a low electricity consumption. Average summer costs for 2014 was £1 -2 per day. Winter 2014 average costs £5 to £6 per day. One medium sized wellbehaved dog welcome. £5 per day. Please enquire.
We kindly ask guests to keep the property and all furniture, fittings and effects, in or on the property, in the same state of repair and condition as the commencement of the period, and to leave the property in the same condition.
Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel you must inform us by e-mail.
If cancellation is made, the following charges will be levied: More than 10 weeks prior to stay – 100% refund less administration fee of 5%
More than 8 weeks prior to stay - Loss of deposit
Between 8 weeks to 6 weeks - 50% charge
Between 6 weeks to 5 weeks - 65% charge
Between 5 weeks to 3 weeks - 85% charge
Between 3 weeks to stay day - no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The barns can be rented separately, for 2 people upwards, or you can rent more for a group booking. Each property has its own character and as the buildings emerged we worked with each one to bring out their unique features and to add special touches to make them interesting, comfortable and homely. THE SHIRE STABLES was completed in January 2015. Our most luxurious barn, comprising of a hot tub, jacuzzi bath and antique furniture. THE HAY BARN has a great downstairs area with breakfast bar, ideal for a get together. With a king sized bedroom and two further double bedrooms, all en-suite, it is great for friends or families. The BARLEY BARN is very much a home from home, with an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The master bedroom is downstairs and has a king sized bed and sofa bed, making it ideal as a family room. The antique French wardrobe and jacuzzi bath en-suite give that touch of luxury. There is another kind sized bedroom upstairs which is spacious and also has an en-suite with bath and shower above. The third bedroom offers flexibility of either a single, twin or king sized bed and also has a bathroom opposite. THE CART LODGE is a delight. With vaulted ceilings throughout and walnut and marble floors, it has a French, antique theme. There is an antique king sized bed and a sofa bed for two additional guests. Nothing shabby about this; just pure chic. The ideal romantic retreat.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Full size bath.
  • The bathroom is en-suite to the bedroom. Fitted with marble, there is a full size bath with shower above and a useful hand held water spray. Vanity suite with lighted mirror, shaver point and heated towel rail. Fluffy bath sheets, hand towels and bath mats are provided. We supply a range of Basic Earth Botanicals toiletries, which is an environmentally sensitive product range. Elegant simplicity and quality ingredients combine to pamper the body and delight the senses. Basic Earth Botanicals liquids and vegetable based soaps contain the finest of additives, biodegradable contents and are fragrant with a citrus blend of Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed converts into a comfortable double bed.
  • Beautiful king size, antique French bed. Ample storage for clothes in the armoire and cupboard. Elegant full length mirror and hairdryer.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • ROMANTIC BREAKS - spoil your loved ones with a special romantic stay. If you are planning to propose, celebrating an anniversary, Valentine surprise or showing someone how special they are - Arrive to chilled Champagne Special chocolates for your loved one Rose petals on your pillows Welcome basket Vase of seasonal flowers Invite your loved one and be romanced away!! Only £80 additional cost. Please enquire for rates for 4 guests. REFUND POLICY To book we require a deposit of 25% of the total rental. The balance is due seven weeks prior to your stay. Should you book less than seven weeks prior to your stay, you will be required to pay the full payment. Cancellation If you wish to cancel you must inform us by e-mail. More than 10 weeks prior to stay – 100% refund less admin fee of 5% 8 - 10 before stay - Loss of deposit 6 - 8 weeks - 50% charge 5 - 6 weeks - 65% charge 3 weeks to stay date. We will endeavour to re-let. If successful 30% of new letting rate refunded.

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