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 directly with the owner. 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 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