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South Lodge

Finchingfield , Essex

Property Reference: M177106

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

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Pets
  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Rural Location
Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Call us on 01227 464958.

About South Lodge

Introduction

"South Lodge is on the edge of the stunning Spains Hall Estate with its beautiful surrounding gardens grounds and arboretum.\nThe 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\nThe 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.\nFor larger groups South Lodge can be booked with other accommodatiion - see Gate Keeper Cottages ."

Summary

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, Twins beds available on request). Please note, the twin beds are 2ft 6in.
Family bathroom and shower over.

Services
Central heating throughout
Wi-Fi

Outside
Gardens, table and chair seating.

What you need to know

The surrounding farmland, estate and gardens are unfortunately NOT available for guests to use. The areas immediately around Spains Hall are private and are often used for wedding events. The estate itself has footpaths and people are welcome to use, we have included a map (see booking confirmation email) which indicates the areas that are out of bounds in the immediate vicinity of the cottages. Welcome to South Lodge Crest, North and South Lodges are immaculately maintained self-contained cottages 1 mile north of the rural village of Finchingfield on a quiet country lane on the edge of the grounds of Spains Hall mansion. Each is accessed from dedicated flat car parking areas (space for at least 2 cars per lodge) via gravel or concrete paths to stepped front doors. All three cottages are 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 mean you can relax in a home from home with Freeview TV, DVD player and Wifi. Luxurious bedrooms and top-of-the range bathrooms give that luxury feel to make your holiday extraspecial. 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 (assistance dogs welcome). We regret that due to the private nature of the grounds and surrounding farmland we are unable to allow renters access to either. North or South Lodge maximum persons permitted at any time 10 (4 residents and 6 visitors) (includes both lodges, gardens and grounds). Lodge Information There are full kitchens in all Lodges including a fan oven, grill, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery. Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, Wifi, Sunroom and patio (Crest Lodge), Conservatory and patio (South Lodge) and decked area (North Lodge). Each lodge enjoys private garden with field views. Free Parking on site. All Lodges are on the edge of the private grounds of Spains Hall. South Lodge South Lodge is a recently refurbished and immaculately maintained 2 bedroom bungalow cottage with comfortable and spacious living spaces and excellent facilities. Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2x 5ft double beds, Beds are zip & link and can be split if notified in advance. Single beds are 2ft 6in wide. single shared bathroom. Full kitchen including fan oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, washer-dryer. Lounge with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV & DVD player, WiFi, conservatory, private garden overlooking the fields. Free Parking on site.

Other Information for Guests Breakfast ingredients can be arranged on booking for £20 per night (4 people) or £30 per night (6 people). Maximum resident and visitor numbers apply to all Lodges. Wifi is free for the first 10GB, after that it is £1 per GB to top up. House Rules. Full Breakfast ingredients can be provided by prior arrangement. A welcome pack including cereal, tea, coffee, butter, jam. Loaf of bread and milk is provided as standard. The cost of all heating and hot water is included in the price, as is 10GB of data download Wifi usage. We can arrange for a chef to visit to prepare meals for you but this must be booked in advance separately. • A Gas BBQ is available free of charge on a first-come-first served basis. Please enquire via the office on 01371 811596 or enquiries@spainshall.co.uk. We do not permit smoking inside Crest, South or North Lodge. Sorry but due to the immaculate condition of the Lodges we are unable to accept any pets (assistance dogs are welcome). We regret that we cannot accept guests under the age of 21, except as part of a family group accompanied by parents/guardians. 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). Due to the working nature of the estate and grounds we regret that users of the lodges are not permitted to walk in Spains Hall grounds, gardens, fields or woodlands. However, Spains Hall and the gardens are open to day visitors (entrance charges apply) on the 2nd Sunday of each month between Easter and October. Accessibility We apologise but due to their historic nature and stepped access North, South or Crest Lodge are unsuitable for wheelchair users. South Lodge and North Lodge both have permanent ground floor bedrooms. South Lodge and North Lodge offer ground floor bath and shower rooms respectively. Hypoallergenic bedding is used throughout the cottages with the exception of a few feather pillows in Crest Lodge. Please advise us if you wish us to remove the feather pillows. 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. We can offer day ticket Carp and Tench fishing on the Estate lake just 1/4 mile from the Lodges (accessed by walking 300 meters from a car park over grassland incline.) Local Amenities Finchingfield Shops (2 mins drive): Post Office & Deli (food orders accepted on 01371 810310, 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.

Welcome pack of teas and cereals included.
 
 Free Wi-Fiup to 10GBdata 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

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.

Reviews

  • Posted by

    Guest

    The cottage was very clean and the state of decoration was immaculate. The bathroom was good and the kitchen well-equipped. The lounge furniture was poor, the settees too soft and low and as we are old they were uncomfortable and difficult to get up from. There were three adverse comments in the guest book about this a year ago and another this year. For the first few days the conservatory was too hot to use and there was nowhere else to eat our meals. It was too lonely for us and impersonal. We did not see or hear from anyone for the whole of our stay Expensive compared with other similar properties we have stayed in
    2018-09-15
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Service outstanding. Everything went smoothly, no problems at all. Very nice and well appointed cottage in pleasant surroundings. Finchingfield nearby, beautiful village. We would have liked to give 5 stars, but there were a few little things that did bother us. The sofa’s were not comfortable, too soft (we couldn’t get out of them!). In the conservatory we missed a pair of comfortable seats (wicker?), in addition to the chairs round the table. Furthermore, we had a not very reliable WiFi-connection, we struggled with it on a daily basis. To finish on a positive note: very comfortable beds and absolutely quiet in the night! Summarizing: some little tweaks and this will be a very recommendable place to stay!
    2018-09-10
  • Posted by

    Guest

    On-line booking was straightforward. I would use them again. The property was marketed as "picture perfect", immaculately maintained", "renovated to the highest standards", "top-quality accommodation", "luxurious bedrooms","immaculate condition" and "top-of-the-range bathroom gives that luxury feel to make your holiday extra-special". However, while perfectly acceptable as a comfortable and well-equipped holiday let it was certainly NOT immaculate and could never be described as luxurious, so we were disappointed. The conservatory windows were so dirty our view out across open fields was completely spoilt, and the exterior of the property was generally dirty and uncared-for. We felt that it was over-priced for what it was.
    2017-06-19
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Very professional & friendly staff....!!! Have been a mulberry customer for some while now & am a Happy customer...!!! Thank you..!!! (Ms ss smart) Excellent accomodation & really helpful manager
    2015-09-18
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