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Welcome to the Hayloft

Welcome to the Hayloft

Beautiful Frinton beach

Beautiful Frinton beach

Carp fishing here on the farm

Carp fishing here on the farm

Double bedroom with Oak features

Double bedroom with Oak features

The renowned Beth Chatto Gardens

The renowned Beth Chatto Gardens

Open plan ground floor

Open plan ground floor

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

Master bedroom with en suite

Master bedroom with en suite

One of two village pubs ,both less then one mile

One of two village pubs ,both less then one mile

A day out at Colchester zoo

A day out at Colchester zoo

A haven of tranquility

A haven of tranquility

Relaxed living

Relaxed living

The Hayloft

The Hayloft

Open plan kitchen

Open plan kitchen

The bunk room

The bunk room

Family friendly coves at Holland on Sea

Family friendly coves at Holland on Sea

Boat hire at Dedham

Boat hire at Dedham

Enjoy farm walks

Enjoy farm walks

Visit Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB

Visit Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB

Welcome to the Hayloft

Welcome to the Hayloft

Beautiful Frinton beach

Beautiful Frinton beach

Carp fishing here on the farm

Carp fishing here on the farm

Double bedroom with Oak features

Double bedroom with Oak features

The renowned Beth Chatto Gardens

The renowned Beth Chatto Gardens

Open plan ground floor

Open plan ground floor

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

Master bedroom with en suite

Master bedroom with en suite

One of two village pubs ,both less then one mile

One of two village pubs ,both less then one mile

A day out at Colchester zoo

A day out at Colchester zoo

A haven of tranquility

A haven of tranquility

Relaxed living

Relaxed living

The Hayloft

The Hayloft

Open plan kitchen

Open plan kitchen

The bunk room

The bunk room

Family friendly coves at Holland on Sea

Family friendly coves at Holland on Sea

Boat hire at Dedham

Boat hire at Dedham

Enjoy farm walks

Enjoy farm walks

Visit Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB

Visit Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale AONB

The Hayloft

Carpenters Farm Holidays Essex, CO7 8NJ

Beautiful Barn conversion on a rural Essex farm

  • Peaceful rural location with countryside views
  • Onsite cafe, pottery studio and fishing lake
  • Secure off road parking
  • Open plan living in spacious barn conversion
  • Stay on a real working farm
  • Ideal base for exploring the local area
    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Visit England 4 star graded

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Features

Sleeps 6

Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 2

Bathrooms 2

Dines 6

Dines 6

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

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

Beautiful Barn conversion on a rural Essex farm

This quiet retreat suits couples, groups of friends or families with small children. It is ideal for romantic breaks, short breaks, seaside holidays, walking and exploring breaks and much more. The 100 acre family arable farm with photography studio, fishing lake, cafe and  pottery studio is only 5 miles from the coast and close to Colchester castle, Zoo or Dedham and famous Constable country.

With a fully glazed frontage which maximises light and farm views, The Hayloft sits centrally in the farmyard, an impressive conversion of a traditional black boarded Essex barn, formerly used for crop storage and threshing hay. The conversion retains many original features and natural features including planed oak from a farm tree felled in the storm of 1987. You can find this oak in the shelving around the living areas and in the family bathroom. The beams upstairs are original and in their natural state.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and has a washing machine with outside line or inside airer, a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave and fridge freezer. A starter pack of cleaning products and essentail store cupboard items are also provided,

The open plan downstairs living area looks out onto the courtyard patio and has a dining table and chairs for 6, two settes, WiFi, a 40 in TV and DVD player plus charging docks and Bluetooth DAB radio. The under stairs cupboard stores the iron, essentail cleaning items and equipment for our younger guests.

There are three bedrooms upstairs; a master with king bed, en suite shower room, TV, seating and dressing area and farm views; a double bedroom with plenty of storage and a twin room with bunk beds. The family bathroom has a bath with over tub shower, vanity unit and heated towel rail. All beds have quality mattresses, pillows and coordinated bed linens made up ready for your arrival plus a selection of towels .

There is ample parking right outside for up to 3 cars with entrance through a gate on a level threshold. The paved courtyard has garden furniture part surrounded by hedging and a flower border. A gas barbecue is available during May to October.

For child friendly holidays there are toys, books, games and toddler equipment including a travel cot, high chair, booster seat, toddler training toilet seat, potty, step up, stair gate, plastic cutlery and crockery, changing mat and night lights. 

Enjoy a welcome tea tray on arrival and a comprehensive welcome folder with local information and guides is provided to help you make the most of your stay.

The property is strictly no smoking, no pets but assistance dogs are welcomed. For guests with limited mobility please note you may not be able to access the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms- please contact us before booking to confirm the facilities are suitable.

 

Member since 2021

Tel:+44 (0)1206 251741

Tel:+44 (0)7796642755

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Carpenters Farm Holidays
Essex, CO7 8NJ

Location & Attractions

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  • 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

The Hayloft, Carpenters Farm Holidays

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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  • 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
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  • When it's just the two of you
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  • TV/games room

The Burrows at Carpenters Farm Holidays - Essex

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Dog Free Cottage

There are 2 cottages at this site

WiFiWiFi
ParkingParking
Hot tub - private Hot tub - private
Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
Pub (within 1 mile)Pub (within 1 mile)
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

WiFiWiFi
ParkingParking
Pub (within 1 mile)Pub (within 1 mile)
Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement