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Orchard Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews

Large open plan lounge/kitchen diner

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Winner of Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Detached converted barn. Sits nestled amongst the orchard in 3/4 acre with off street secure parking for up to 2 vehicles. The cottage sits at the end of the owners 2 acre garden and is completely separate and private from the main house. If you are visiting from abroad having the owners on site who can help you with local information, travel advice etc., can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the area. Private with far reaching views over open countryside with miles of public footpaths right on your doorstep. The cottage is 1 mile from the centre of Finchingfield Village and convenient for the popular wedding venues of Spains Hall and Castle Hedingham. Finchingfield is a very attractive and vibrant village with a wealth of Thatched cottages, village green with duck pond, windmill and newly refurbished Guildhall. The village has 3 pubs all offering delicious food, a tea shop for that must-have cream tea and a less formal cafe and italian restaurant, it's a very popular destination for ramblers, cyclists and family visitors. Orchard Cottage is available as a Holiday Let for short breaks or week long breaks.. The cotttage itself is newly refurbished, with fully equipped shaker style kitchen, it has 2 bedrooms, I double and I smaller double currently arranged as a twin but can be reverted to a double on request, large open plan lounge/diner/kitchen, large shower room and a large south-facing sun terrace with garden seating & a gas BBQ. It is comfortably furnished and there is a TV with DVD and free broadband via a booster to the main house network. This often overlooked area of North Essex offers real character and charm. The oldest recorded Town of Colchester is 18 miles away and the beautiful village of Lavenham is also nearby.The Flitch town of Gt. Dunmow is 10 miles and the market town of Saffron Walden is 10 miles. The newly appointed City of Chelmsford is 15 miles and the City of Cambridge with it's famous universities and cosmopolitan atmosphere is approx 25 miles away. The M11 link to London is just 10 miles away. If you want a relaxing, stress free break in beautiful countryside, you will not be dissapointed with Orchard Cottage

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Braintree 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The South East England region

Located 1 mile from Finchingfield, Essex. Charming village with 3 pubs all serving freshly cooked food. Wedding venue of Spains Hall and Castle Hedingham nearby. Miles of public footpaths to explore. Wonderful market towns to explore. Antique shops in abundance. Music venue of High Barn 2 miles away.

10 miles to Gt Dunmow

15 miles to Chelmsford

10 miles to saffron Waldon

15 miles to Lavenham

10 miles to M!! link to London

25 miles to Cambridge

12 miles to Stanstead Airport


North Essex is a truly undiscovered gem with wonderful countryside, wildlife, walking, cycling and fishing. Many pretty little villages in the immediate area and larger towns.

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Review 1-10 of 14

10 Jun 2014


"The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped in a beautiful part of Essex."

An excellent cottage well equipped in a beautiful part of Essex. Woke up to birdsong every morning. The owner Sue was friendly and helpful and the welcome bottle of wine a nice touch. Lovely medieval … More

4 Jun 2014


"Easy, welcoming and private"

Great week spent at Orchard Cottage, Sue and Bill were very easy and relaxed, very helpful but let us have our own space. Thank you.… More

12 Nov 2013


"Lovely place"

I stayed there with my family for a short break .We got a very warm welcome from Sue the owner .The place was clean ,spacious and very comfortable .Sue already has compiled in a file places to visit a… More

27 Oct 2013


"Feeling at home!"

Orchard Cottage is a lovely, comfortable holiday home. Its spacious and luxurious setting made us feel right at home. Sue is a welcoming and warm owner, always prepared to offer advice when needed. Th… More

14 Oct 2013


"A really lovely place to get away from it all!"

With an important exam coming up my boyfriend and I booked to stay in this cottage so I could get away from everything and concentrate on the books! The cottage really was lovely and perfect for our s… More

28 Aug 2013


"An ideal place for holidays"

The cottage is so beautiful as in the pictures, even more. The kitchen is roomy and comfortable, it has all you need. The whole house was very clean. The outside and garden are a lot of care and it is… More

16 Aug 2013


"A very comfortable stay with friendly owners"

Orchard Cottage provides a very comfortable stay with plenty of room outside to relax and play games. It has a picturesque and peaceful setting, with a nice walk into Finchingfield to enjoy drinks and… More

17 Jul 2013


"Buen lugar de vacaciones con niños"

Estuvimos en la casa después de pasar unos días en Londres, lo que resultó un buen complemento para nuestras vacaciones. Al llegar, la propietaria nos recibió con unos obsequios, y durante nuestra estancia nos dió consejos y recomendaciones que resultaron satisfactorias, lo que queremos agradecer de nuevo. La casa es tal como se ve en web, con un amplio jardín que pudimos utilizar para juegos. Adecuada para conocer el entorno rural inglés, así como ciudades, como Cambridge o Colchester, en un radio de no más de 1 hora en coche.

3 Jul 2013


"Very Welcoming! Just like being at home!"

The cottage was very clean and exactly as depicted in the listing. I traveled with my husband and two young boys. There was plenty of space for all of us, and having the full kitchen and washing mac… More

11 Jun 2013


"Wonderful hosts and lovely cottage"

Cottage was lovely, very well equipped and clean. Bed was comfortable, so was the sofas. We were only there 2 days while house viewing in the area but wish we were there longer. Sue & Bill were so hos… More

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