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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
A modern, self-catering, ground floor apartment, which is an annexe to the owners property, Pond House. Set in the heart of the North Essex Countryside, it has views over a shared garden with large pond, and fields. Come and explore the many miles of footpaths, local attractions, such as Castle Hedingham and the Colne Valley Railway, and the beautiful villages of Eastern England from this tranquil location.Key Info:- Pond View is the ground floor annexe in a separate property in the grounds of Pond House. If you are looking for additional accommodation, please see advert - 676523 for the other annexe, Field View, which has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 guests. - Large, shared, dog-proof garden.- Up to 2 well behaved, friendly dogs welcome, We have a friendly Spinone.- Miles of footpaths through farm-land, close to the Colne Valley Path.- Car essential - parking by front door.- Cyclists welcome - lockable garage for bikes.- Close to wedding venues at Castle Hedingham, Finchingfield, Gosfield and others.- 3 night stay rate available. Maximum duration of 30 nights for any 1 booking.
Please note that due to our rural location the WiFi connection to the internet is relatively slow (Download - 5.91 mbps and upload - 0.88 mbps).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Clacton-on-sea 60 km|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 46 km, Nearest railway: Braintree Freeport 20 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Essex region
North Essex and Suffolk are blessed with rolling countryside and many beautiful villages. Pond View is close to Castle Hedingham (3.6 miles) with its Norman Castle, Sudbury (the birth place of Gainsborough, 8.5 miles), Dedham (Heart of Constable Country, 27 miles), Finchingfield (the most photographed village in Essex, 8 miles), Clare (6 miles), Melford Hall (10 miles), Kentwell Hall (11 miles), Ickworth House (20 miles), and many more. The countryside is crossed by many footpaths and lanes, which are ideal for cyclists and walkers, particularly dog walkers as the majority of farms are arable with few livestock herds.
Looking further afield, Little Yeldham is between London (64 miles, 1 hr 30 mins by car and train) and Cambridge (30 miles, 55 mins approx. by car), so both can be visited in a day's excursion. Newmarket, famous for horse racing and the National Stud, is 22 miles, approximately 40 mins drive to the North, Colchester (Britain's first Roman City), which has a well stocked Zoo is 22 miles, approximately 45 mins drive to the South East and the beaches of Clacton (37 miles), Frinton (39 miles) and Walton on the Naze (40 miles) are just over an hour's drive in the same direction.
Pond View is situated in Little Yeldham, but close to the boundary with Great Yeldham, which is 10 mins walk away and has 3 pubs, 2 with restaurants, a local shop, a post office, doctors and veterinary surgeries, and 2 takeaways.
The main attractions nearby are - The Norman Castle at Castle Hedingham (3.6 miles), various events occur here throughout the year, please see their website, and the Colne Valley Railway (2 miles).
Overall the area is rolling countryside with mainly arable farmland and woodland.
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22 Aug 2015
Excellent accomodation, lovely place and very friendly hosts! The flat is spacious, well furnished, and we found it clean and cosy. We really enjoyed our stay there!
8 Jul 2015
"Pond View - well worth a stay"
As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by both Eppie & Chris, and their dog!!, and found the accommodation to be more than we expected as well as being clean, tidy and very well decorated and furnished. This included an Air Conditioning unit which, given we were there during the hottest week of the year, was more than useful. The view from the decking/patio at the rear of the property was excellent being across the large lawned garden with large pond which, we have to say, was a great distraction to our son who spent some time there checking out the fish and other "creatures" in it!! The property is set in a peaceful location and is only overlooked by a wheat field. The location is "off the beaten track" but is set in an ideal location for travelling about the immediate area and there is plenty to do and find. We went as far as Cambridge, London (by train from Braintree) and Diss whilst there and these were easily reachable. We also spent time in Colchester and would recommend the zoo. We would have no hesitation in booking Pond View again should we be in that area.
24 May 2015
"Lovely annex apartment in peaceful and quiet rural location"
This two bedroomed annex apartment is separate from the main house. It is decorated to a high standard, was well equipt, had everything we needed - it was just what we wanted for a bit of relaxing down time. It is local to some lovely quaint market towns if you want to get out and about, with great walks straight from the door and only a 10 minute walk to the next village which has a couple of pubs, 2 takeaways and a little shop. With a really lovely garden - we ate outside on the decking for breakfast and dinner - a real treat. Chris and Eppie are really lovely, and helpful if you need anything. I hope to be back in the future.
16 Oct 2014
"Constable Country and more"
Pond View is a well equipped and maintained apartment with access to a very pleasant garden, providing a spacious and very comfortable place in which to stay. The owners, who live in an adjacent house, are as pleasant and helpful as you could wish. The location is very convenient, enabling places such as Audley End House [Saffron Walden], numerous delightful Suffolk villages and small towns [e.g. Clare, Cavendish, Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Kersey], and the Constable Country [Dedham, East Bergholt, Flatford, etc.] to be reached easily and quickly. Of special interest is the network of churches, large and small, each with a wealth of history to reveal, while, for railway enthusiasts, the preserved Colne Valley Railway is nearby. On the food shopping front, good supermarkets are available in all directions, useful village stores are by no means rare, and there are some good farm shops tucked away, although some of these are seasonal. Constable Country apart, this is an area neglected by the tourist - perhaps to its advantage - but it has much to offer and this apartment is an ideal base for exploration.
24 Jun 2014
"Excellent, beautiful garden, very friendly"
A lovely rural setting, friendly and helpful owners. Large dog friendly garden with nice decking area for relaxing, dining and BBQ's. Easy flat walking from the cottage, excellent for a long weekend or extended stay.
24 Dec 2013
""POND VIEW WAS A GREAT PLACE TO STAY""
We found Chris & Eppie very friendly, welcoming and perfect hosts, who gave us lots of information about places to visit. The apartment was roomy , comfortable, with everything you need for .a pleasant break, it was great to return to each night after exploring the charms of North Essex and Suffolk. The setting was superb and on warm Summer evenings it was great sitting out on the decking with a glass of wine literally within touching distance of the crops, while the evening sun went down.. Another real plus was that 2 pubs, a grocery store, fish & chips plus Indian takeaway were all within walking distance. Thanks again to you both not forgetting (Luca) dog who quickly treated us as part of the family. Graham & Deanne Dixon