South Lodge

Finchingfield, Essex
  • 4
  • 2

Pretty lodge cottage in wonderfully rural setting within a few minutes of the stunning quintessentially English village of Finchingfield with its duck pond, beautiful village green and country pub.

  • Chocolate box cottage
  • Perfect for a weekend break
  • Wonderful walks

About South Lodge

South Lodge is on the edge of the stunning Spains Hall Estate with its beautiful surrounding gardens, grounds and arboretum.

The cottage is charmingly furnished with pretty prints, comfortable quality sofas, and a glorious conservatory and with incredible views, to complete the scene! The views across stretch across the gardens and grounds of the Hall itself - perfect for a lazy day!

The cottage and estate are just on the edge of the beautiful picturesque village of Finchingfield, often used in photo shoots and films, with its duck pond, stream, picture perfect Essex period cottages and renowned pub and deli, South Lodge is the ideal base to explore this lovely rural countryside.

For larger groups South Lodge can be booked with other accommodatiion - see Gate Keeper Cottages .


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"Had a wonderfully refreshing rest in this little refuge - that has everything: comfortable beds, peace and quiet, somewhere to sit in the sun, a bath and well equipped kitchen - even a dishwasher. Oh, and some great views and walks. Add to that Finchingfield a 15 minute walk, fabulous! We'll be back."

Joanna, August 2016

"A wedding in Finchingfield on Saturday - beautiful. We ventured up to East Ruston, Norfolk to a brilliantly stunning, stylish and huge garden! Sunday visit to the Gibberd garden - Then of course the visit to Beth Chatto - not to be missed! You have guessed we like gardens!! South Lodge is in a beautiful location, very well appointed and comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay."

Philip, June 2016

"A very relaxing week in your lovely and clean and very comfortable cottage. A great way to recharge our batteries after a very long flight from Australia. Thank You."

Jennifer, April 2016

"Stayed at South Lodge to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Spains Hall and the cottages are beautiful just like they were two years ago. Brings back happy memories for us. Our little girls enjoyed the stay too. We will be back next year to celebrate again. Thank you"

Amy, March 2016

"Great for walkers. Great Bardfield to Finchingfield circular walk particularly recommended. Between the Lines bookshop in Great Bardfield also does excellent tea and cake. Blue Egg good for presents. Both Tea Shops on the green in Finchingfield provide good refreshments and are welcoming. Thank you very much"

Alix, March 2016

"Brand New Holiday Cottage - Reviews Coming Soon!"

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What makes this area
So special...

Tucked away in the Essex countryside South Lodge is on the edge of Spains Hall Estate where there are wonderful walks and beautiful gardens to explore. Located just outside the village of Finchingfield which is considered the prettiest village in Essex with its pastel cottages on the village green, a stream that meanders through the middle, ducks and a couple of village pubs. Cambridge with its spectacular architecture is an easy drive and the roman garrison town of Colchester with museum and popular zoo is also nearby.

Property details

South Lodge: (sleeps 4) 1 reception room, conservatory, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garden space with seating. Parking.

All across one level.

Ground Floor

Sitting room, with sofa seating, wall mounted TV, with DVD & Freeview.

Conservatory and dining area, with table and chair seating for all guests.

Kitchen, includes fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave.

2 double rooms (sleep 2 each) can be made up as twins on request. (please note, the twin beds are 2ft 6in)

Family bathroom and shower over.


Gardens, table and chair seating.


Central heating throughout

What you need to know

Welcome pack of teas and cereals included. 

Free Wi-Fi up to 10GB data allowance.  (Extra allowance can by purchased).

Please Note: Some of the grounds are off-limits to cottage guests, please refer to your footpath route map when you book. Some areas are restricted to guests, please be aware of events taking place.

Various activities are available on site such as carp fishing, camping, farm rides and wildlife photography sessions.  Please ask for further details

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