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    Baldwin’s Hill Cottage

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    Property ref: S273486

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    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 5

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

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    About this property

    Resting in an idyllic position in the Epping Forest District of Essex, situated deep in ancient forest, in a Special Area of Conservation is this remarkable holiday base, Baldwin's Hill Cottage. Owned by the City of London, this historic building was once home to Epping Forest Keepers, but has been transformed into a contemporary-styled holiday home which offers everything couples, groups of friends and families could need to enjoy an escape to Epping Forest. Park up in your private space and admire the beauty of the grounds; boasting a wildlife garden, specially managed to attract local fauna, with regular visitors including birds, butterflies, fallow and muntjac deer, stag beetles and all manner of other creatures, Seating areas are provided amongst the grass, which in early to mid-summer is waist high and bursting with wild flowers, it's an extremely scenic spot to base your escape. Enter into the porch with its characterful stained glass windows before making your way in to discover the beautiful sitting room, with a luxurious seating arrangement placed in front of the Smart TV and woodburning stove, it makes a fantastic social spot, with its beautiful botanical wallpaper tying with the theme of the property throughout. The well-equipped kitchen offers every essential for a self-catered stay, from its designer retro fridge/freezer to its dishwasher and even a washer-dryer, you can find all you could need here. Enjoy quality time with loved ones within the dining room, a bright and airy spot also sporting tasteful forest-themed wallpaper, this room is of equal delight as a social spot where you can toast to a truly terrific holiday. Relax each evening in the contemporary shower room, with a spacious walk-in shower room offering a taste of luxury, there's no better way to unwind before heading upstairs via the winding staircase to find the three bedrooms; made up of two double rooms and a single, with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and each room with ample storage space, you can ensure each guest has a wonderful resting spot. Outside the wonder continues amongst the wildlife gardens, where you will find a decking with a spectacular bespoke fire pit commissioned by the owner, as well as a barbecue for all your alfresco dining needs; there's no better place to enjoy the birdsong and sounds of the Forest around you. Take the gate from the property into the beautiful Epping Forest, with scenic walking and cycling routes all around alongside a plethora of outdoor activities including horse riding, orienteering, rambling and golf, it's well-worth exploring. A secure cycle store is fitted in the garage for visitors bringing their own bikes. The Lee Valley white water rafting centre is only a little over 5 miles away, easy by cycle or car. The local town of Loughton is just a walk or short drive away and hosts plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy following an afternoon stroll as well as a selection of shops to while away the hours in. Nearby towns such as Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Wanstead and Woodford are worth visiting too and also host some very high class restaurants with pre-booking recommended! Take the tube from Loughton station into London for world-classmuseums, galleries, shows, nightlife shopping experiences, tourist attractions of all kinds and spectacular architecture, all 30 mins to an hour away by tube. Baldwin's Hill Cottage is a truly spectacular cottage to base your escape to the South of England.

    Loughton can be found within the Epping Forest District of Essex, boasting three conservation areas, fifty-six listed buildings and fifty locally listed, making it an extremely scenic base from which to explore the South of England. The town hosts a good selection of shops and pubs, as well as a wide range of outdoor activities being available in the forest, offering something for all tastes. In reach of London and the coast too, Loughton is a truly exceptional base.

    Accommodation

    Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single.

    Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

    Kitchen.

    Dining room.

    Sitting room with woodburning stove

    Gas central heating and woodburning stove.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi.

    Fuel and power included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Off-road parking.

    Wildlife gardens and decking with furniture, barbecue and fire pit.

    One well-behaved pet welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1/4 mile.

    Note: Narrow staircase, please take care.

    Note: This property has a minimum 3 nights stay.

    Note: there is no cot or high chair at the property.

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    Nearby points of interest

    • Epping Forest
    • Royal Gunpowder Mills
    • Cutty Sark
    • Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Reviews (16)

    Reviewed by Shannon ‐ 1 Jan 2023
    "We would love to come back!"
    Reviewed by Catherine ‐ 1 Jan 2023
    "The cottage setting is idyllic and you feel so far from the madding crowd. Baldwin Hill Cottage, is tastefully furnished, extremely clean and well equipped. You couldn't ask for more. Of note was the quality bed linen and bathroom towels. Would highly recommend and would love to return. We slept like possums here. Our dog loved walks in Epping Forest"
    Reviewed by B ‐ 1 Jan 2023
    "It was a lovely touch to arrive and find a beautiful foliage Christmas wreath on the door and on entering a Christmas tree in the property it set the scene for our early Christmas holiday. The property was cosy and clean the surroundings and garden lovely. The security lights in the garden were welcome as being in the forest as expected it was dark outside.We had torches with us however it might be useful if one was provided in the property to use when unlocking the exit gate."
    Reviewed by Carole ‐ 1 Jan 2023
    "A great spacious property, fully equipped with everything you need and very clean. Highly recommend."
    Reviewed by Carole ‐ 1 Oct 2022
    "The property was spotless on arrival and communication with both and the property owner was excellent. I highly recommend this property which is of a higher quality than most holiday lets."
    Reviewed by Rob ‐ 1 Oct 2022
    ". The cottage is spacious enough, with a large dining room and kitchen, then into the cozy loud to take the weight off after a busy day exploring. The beds are nice and cozy to get a lovely nights sleep in the quiet surroundings.. enjoyed staying at Baldwins Hill Cottage."
    Reviewed by James ‐ 1 Sep 2022
    "Some of the trees both oak and beech are magnificent. Extremely convenient for access to inner London with the Underground system. We would welcome the opportunity to return next Spring."
    Reviewed by Beverly ‐ 1 Aug 2022
    "Unlike the first visit when we stayed to help move our daughter into a property nearby we had more time to explore the forest and surrounding area. The house is comfortable and well equipped and staying over on my husbands birthday gave us the opportunity to engage Curious Kitchen a local private dining company to cater for a birthday meal with the house being an ideal setting. Communication was excellent before and during our stay and a third visit is not out of the question to explore more walking opportunities with our dog."
    Reviewed by Sandra ‐ 1 Aug 2022
    "The property was true to its description and very well presented. The location was perfect for us with walks in the forest literally from the gate of the property. There is a good range of shops and a tube station in Loughton which is a short walk away (although quite steep on the way back!). We would love to visit the cottage again."
    Reviewed by Anne ‐ 1 Jul 2022
    "The cottage is lovely inside, very clean and kitchen is well stocked with equipment. The garden and visiting wildlife very interesting to observe, immediate area was good to explore on foot and a bit further afield by car, also perfectly placed for day trips into London. We stayed during the heatwave this summer and would definitely like to come back at another time of year. Simone was very quick to respond and assist with a query. Look forward to visiting again."
    Reviewed by Helen ‐ 1 Jun 2022
    "Folding ones would do. A non slip bath mat for the shower. A chair in the shower room or hooks for ones clothes. Bedrooms lovely. Garden perfect for the dog and butterflies."
    Reviewed by Beverly ‐ 1 Apr 2022
    "It was beyond perfect for our circumstances as we were helping with our daughters house move and had not anticipated finding somewhere so idyllic to relax at the end of each day and to take evening walks with our dog. Would definitely return to spend more time exploring the forest and local area."
    Reviewed by Patrica ‐ 1 Apr 2022
    "A beautiful cottage set in idyllic surroundings and decorated so very tastefully throughout. Everything you could wish for is provided and I have seldom stayed in such a wonderful holiday home. Right on the edge of the forest , waking up to birdsong every day is a real treat. I will definitely be back"
    Reviewed by Sangita ‐ 1 Jan 2022
    "The house is decorated like a modern cottage and feels peaceful and calm. We had a lazy long weekend and the dog just loved roaming around the gated grounds. Check in and check was easy and the house has all the facilities you could need. Great communication with the co-ordinator who was on hand if needed."
    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne ‐ 1 Dec 2021
    "Thanks Simone for your great help and support."
    Reviewed by Christine ‐ 1 Nov 2021
    "Beautiful position in the forest. Everything we needed. Had not realised there would be provisions, which were very welcome."

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