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    Tasteful Colchester Cottage

    Property ref: S18107

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 10

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 3

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (14)

    About this property

    Within this ancient village, this lovely holiday home boasts far reaching views over the countryside.
    In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, these two detached, single-storey holiday homes, set in the owners’ 10 acres of grounds, have far-reaching views over open countryside. The accommodation is well-presented and has the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool - the pool is shared between the two cottages (refs W43379 and W43233) and both are allocated 3 hours of private use per day (one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening - the rest of the time is shared use). There is also a large fully equipped barbecue area which can be hired. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester (20 miles west) and Cambridge (30 miles east); it still retains many beautiful timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings including Hedingham Castle (a Norman castle, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Oxford). The area is ideal for walking or cycling. Nearby places of interest include the Colne Valley steam railway, Sudbury and Saffron Walden. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.
    Single step to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet. Wet room with toilet.
    Freeview TV.
    Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (in games rooms). Shared landscaped 10-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue (at cost, by arrangement with owner). Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m) with changing room, open 9am to 10pm all year (3 hours’ private use per day). Shared games room with ¾-size pool table and table tennis. Second shared games room with pool table and air hockey. Third shared games. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

    Accommodation

    Barbecue
    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Dishwasher
    Games Room
    Highchair
    Grouped Properties
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Shower
    Television
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool - Indoor
    Swimming Pool - Shared
    Washing Machine
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    Open Plan
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    Reviews (14)

    Confirmed guest ‐ 21 Nov 2018
    "Would love to go there again"
    Amanda ‐ 19 Oct 2018
    "S18107 was very comfortable and clean and surrounded by beautiful views. We especially enjoyed having the use of the pool. The disabled facilities in the shower room were also a real help to us and there was plenty of room for the wheelchair."
    Charly ‐ 16 Oct 2018
    "Great large property, some of the decoration, furniture and facilities are very tired and need updating. Lots of lovely walks in the local area, and very quiet place. Just needs some modernising and looking after."
    Lesley ‐ 2 Oct 2018
    "Perfect for the family"
    Rachel ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "The holiday home was perfect for us a party of 10 and 2 dogs.We had 3 elderly people and , one disabled adult. So the property being on one level with a wet room was great.The kids loved being able to go and use the pool , and the dogs loved the long walks around the area .We would definitely go back . The owner was very nice and was helpful explaining where to go in the surrounding areas."
    John ‐ 6 Aug 2018
    "I think there should be another toilet in the cottage also there should be a fire exit along the long corridor where all the bedrooms are if there was a fire in the lounge during the night there is no means of escape. Our grandchildren loved the pool the youngest one learnt to swim that week but the exit slope from the pool was treacherous when wet and needs a drainage channel to help take pool overflow water away"
    Diane ‐ 29 Jul 2018
    "Enjoyed our stay after the first weekend was over as the other unit had a hen party and kept us awake until 3am each night. The unit was well equipped but really smelled of stale smoke. The doors would not shut properly and the showers had no pressure. The toilet handle also didn’t work. Most of the beds were uncomfortable to sleep in. On the plus side the kids really enjoyed the pool even though it needs a good paint job. The games room were quite tatty and we had to repair the table tennis bats before we could play. The owner went away for a few days and switched off the wi fit whilst he wasn’t there. The whole of the outside of the building needs cleaning and repairing with weeds growing everywhere. On our last day we decided to stay in and use the BBQ area. When we arrived one of the windows on the games room had blown open and the window and frame had broken. I reported this to the owner who said he would get it sorted. On our departure I was told we would have to pay for the window and he blamed the children for the damage. When we explained the kids were in the pool when that happened he still insisted it was our damage. He refused to give us our £200 deposit back saying he will refund what is left after repairs. This really spoiled the holiday."
    Sami ‐ 20 Jul 2018
    "Excellent Owner is also very helpful"
    WELSH ‐ 8 Jul 2018
    "couldnot fault the accommadation and all the utensils and equipment supplied"
    Jean ‐ 22 May 2018
    "The outside of the building was unkempt and not at all like the advert. The building was shabby well used and needed a lot of attention . The toilet handle was broken, the hot water system in the bathrooms and the showers were very poor and not acceptable. Lots of the crockery was chipped ,the carpets in part were threadbear. Sports equipment was good, the pool was good and the owner was very pleasant. Outside areas were very good but there were weeds and long grass everywhere. The building was a perfect size for our family and needs but it was a disappointment because of the above."
    angie ‐ 13 Mar 2018
    "in need of modernisation x"
    STUCKEY ‐ 9 Mar 2018
    "liked the location, spacious property for the group size, facilities a plus factor. Owner pleasant and helpful. downside beds and pillows need renewing as well worn and not very comfortable. could do with a freshen up in décor and furnishings."
    Sandra ‐ 18 Feb 2018
    "We stayed with family friends, for a mid-week break over half term. There were four adults and four children (aged 16,15,12 and 11) and two dogs. The cottage had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing short break and we had a great time. We used all the facilities on site, at least once a day, including the swimming pool, which was a big hit with everyone...not just the kids. There are beautiful walks from the door for dog owners and walkers, with a huge field on site where the dogs can run free. The only slight grumble.....the water pressure in the showers was dire, but this didn’t detract from our enjoyment of the holiday overall."
    Gavin ‐ 20 Jan 2018
    "We booked S18107 for the weekend for a family gathering and it suited us all with ages from 75 down to 16 months. This was in January but we were snug. The swimming pool was on the cool side but was enjoyed as were the games facilities. Thanks very much."

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