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 be our guests to 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.
- 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 dogs welcome, We have a friendly Spinone.
- Miles of footpaths through farm-land, close to the Colne Valley Path.
- Car advisable - parking by front door.
- Cyclists welcome - lockable garage for bikes.
- Close to wedding venues at Castle Hedingham, Finchingfield and others. A 3 night stay rate available.
- Close to the route of Tour de France 2014, Stage 3.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Clacton-on-sea 60 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 46 km, Nearest railway: Braintree Freeport 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The South East England 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.