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A fantastic entertaining space

A fantastic entertaining space

Everything you need

Everything you need

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm

Comfortable lounge with woodburner

Comfortable lounge with woodburner

When it's just the two of you

When it's just the two of you

Master bedroom with great views

Master bedroom with great views

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

En suite bathroom

En suite bathroom

Enjoy the fresh air

Enjoy the fresh air

Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Gardens

Boat hire at Dedham

Boat hire at Dedham

Beach at Frinton

Beach at Frinton

Open plan living

Open plan living

Open plan living area

Open plan living area

Fresh flowers by the bed

Fresh flowers by the bed

Master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows

Master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

Colchester zoo

Colchester zoo

The coves at Holland on Sea

The coves at Holland on Sea

A fantastic entertaining space

A fantastic entertaining space

Everything you need

Everything you need

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm

Comfortable lounge with woodburner

Comfortable lounge with woodburner

When it's just the two of you

When it's just the two of you

Master bedroom with great views

Master bedroom with great views

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

En suite bathroom

En suite bathroom

Enjoy the fresh air

Enjoy the fresh air

Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Gardens

Boat hire at Dedham

Boat hire at Dedham

Beach at Frinton

Beach at Frinton

Open plan living

Open plan living

Open plan living area

Open plan living area

Fresh flowers by the bed

Fresh flowers by the bed

Master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows

Master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

Colchester zoo

Colchester zoo

The coves at Holland on Sea

The coves at Holland on Sea

Carpenters Farm Holidays

Essex, CO7 8NJ

Peaceful holiday cottages for family farm stays

  • Peaceful rural location with countryside views
  • Well equipped for families with young children
  • Onsite cafe, pottery studio and carp fishing
  • Family friendly pubs within walking distance
  • Just 5 miles from sandy beaches & coastal resorts
  • Onsite owners open all year round

Awards

VisitEngland Gold Award
Visit England 4 star graded
Visit England 5 star graded

Cottages

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From £595
  • Patio and hot tub at The Burrows
  • Stylish large kitchen
  • Fishing reservoir on the farm
  • Beautiful sandy beaches at Frinton
  • Farm views from the Burrows kitchen
  • Nearby Beth Chatto Gardens
  • Colchester Castle
  • Enjoy a stylish breakfast
  • Colchester zoo
  • Master bedroom with farm views
  •  Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB
  • Comfortable lounge with woodburner
  • Double bedroom with en suite
  • Family friendly village pub
  • The Burrows
  • When it's just the two of you
  • Boat hire at Dedham
  • A fantastic entertaining space
  • Dining area, indoor seating for eight
  • TV/games room

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm Holidays - Essex

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Dog Free Cottage

There are 2 cottages at this site

Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
Dines 8Dines 8
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
From £595
  • Welcome to the Hayloft
  • Beautiful Frinton beach
  • Carp fishing here on the farm
  • Double bedroom with Oak features
  • The renowned Beth Chatto Gardens
  • Open plan ground floor
  • Colchester Castle
  • Master bedroom with en suite
  • One of two village pubs ,both less then one mile
  • A day out at Colchester zoo
  • A haven of tranquility
  • Relaxed living
  • The Hayloft
  • Open plan kitchen
  • The bunk room
  • Family friendly coves at Holland on Sea
  • Boat hire at Dedham
  • Enjoy farm walks
  • Visit Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB

The Hayloft at Carpenters Farm Holidays - Essex

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Dog Free Cottage

There are 2 cottages at this site

Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
Dines 6Dines 6
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage

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Features

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WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - private

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Space to play

Space to play

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Barbecue

Barbecue

Fishing on site

Fishing on site

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Beach (within 10 miles)

Beach (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

Bike storage

Bike storage

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

About & Contact

Member since 2021

Everything you need

Peaceful holiday cottages for family farm stays


Bring your friends and family to a real working farm near the Essex Sunshine Coast where two fabulous cottages enjoy an ideal location to relax, reset and explore.

Both cottages are well maintained to a very high standard with all you need for a self catering break. Enjoy the onsite facilities with dining at The Barn Cafe, painting workshops at The Pink Parrot pottery studio, a family photo shoot or a day carp fishing at our reservoir. There are also two family friendly pubs, train station, a takeaway and local shops within a mile.

Historic Colchester with its grand Roman castle plus award winning Colchester zoo make great days out and with London an hour's reach by train or seaside resorts like Clacon-on-sea nearby there is plenty to keep everyone happy.

Meet the owner

Fiona Morton

Fiona and David live on the 100 acre family farm with their 4 children and 2 rescue dogs. David is a fourth generation farmer producing wheat, oil seed rape and onions with an extensive plum and greengage orchard and carp fishing reservoir; it was his grandparents who brought the farm back in 1912. In 2012 we lovingly and painstakingly converted our old, black boarded Essex barn into a café and holiday let (The Hayloft). Attracting guests from all over the world, The Hayloft has been a great success with all the family helping out at busy times. We have also welcomed new businesses Eclipse photography and The Pink Parrot pottery studio to the farm in recent years too. Using our experience of running The Hayloft helped us equip our new holiday cottage The Burrows into not only a luxurious, contemporary space but somewhere practical and comfortable with everything guests need for a relaxing stay. Its chic interiors and features are coupled with a private hot tub and large garden ideal for larger friends or family groups. Living on site we are close at hand if needed and we love sharing our knowledge of the local area to help guests have a truly wonderful stay

Location & Attractions

  • Beach Beach
  • Castle Castle
  • Gardens Gardens
  • Golf Golf
  • Leisure Parks Leisure Parks
  • Museums Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

Carpenters Farm Holidays

St Mary’s Road
Aingers Green
Great Bentley
Colchester
Essex
CO7 8NJ

Beach Clacton Pier

Providing hours of family fun whatever the weather with rides, aquarium, bowling, arcades and much more or simply walk along the beach and take in the sea air!

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Castle Colchester Castle

The biggest ever built in the United Kingdom and is the largest that remains in existence throughout Europe.

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Gardens Beth Chatto’s Gardens

Over 7 acres of informal, inspirational gardens comprising of the Gravel Garden, Water Garden, Reservoir Garden, Woodland Garden and Scree Garden – all harmonising with the surrounding countryside. Onsite café and nursery

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Golf Millers Barn Golf Park

A beautiful 9-hole course, with a 21 bay driving range – including 10 floodlit bays. There's also an adapted version called Footgolf on an 18-hole footgolf course - a great day for everyone!

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Leisure Parks Cudmore Grove Country Park

A nature reserve of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes, habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries with sandy beaches, walking trails, kid’s play area, picnic area, etc...

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Leisure Parks Hastys Adventure Farm

A great day outdoors designed to offer fun activities for little adventurers aged 3-11 years

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Museums Colchester Castle Museum

Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders and the devastation of Queen Boudica and enjoy the surrounding park and play areas

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Pub/Restaurant Bowling Green

A stylish family friendly pub chain serving classic international favourites, grill dishes and burgers

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Pub/Restaurant The Plough

A modern, relaxing pub and restaurant with garden, close to Great Bentley village green

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Town Lavenham

Considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village. With its timber framed buildings and historic market place, Lavenham was one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns.

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Town Dedham Vale

Explore the 15th century church, art and crafts centre and walk or row along the River Stour which inspired some of Constable’s iconic works known as his Stour Series.

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Visitors Attraction Colchester Castle Park

11 hectare park divided into Upper Park and Lower Park by a Roman wall crossing it. Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, a Play Park, Café, Crazy Golf, gardens and Bandstand.

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Visitors Attraction Colchester Zoo

220 species of animals, set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes, makes for a wonderful day out for the whole family!

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Walks Abberton Reservoir

One of Europe’s top wetland sites and a great trip for families with walkways, cycle paths, playgrounds and picnic areas

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