Maldon holiday barn rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and fireplace

21 reviews

From the owner

  • Barn
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Book with confidence.
Pay by card or PayPal, through the Holiday Lettings website, to be covered by Payment Protection. Never pay by bank or wire transfer.

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Located on the outskirts of Great Totham near the historic market town of Maldon, our barn offers the perfect place for a family holiday, romantic break, rural retreat and outdoor activities.

Set in open arable farmland to the front and rear, there is ample off road parking, a large shared garden at the front and separate gardens at the rear. There is a play area for children.


The Barley Barn is one of four barns, collectively known as Jepcrack's Barn Self Catering. We have a one bedroom barn, two three bedroom barns and a four bedroom barn, all with en-suite or separate bathrooms.

They be rented separately or collectively for up to 31 guests.

Perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings and walking holidays, Hen Parties and Weddings. We welcome well behaved animals. Please inquire or see us on We Accept Pets.


We can help to plan your Hen party! From a quiet relaxing break or a mixture of quiet times and fun activities, we have a plan to suit you!

A range of local companies can provide services including: a range of beauty treatments from professional therapists, Belly dancing (or other types) of dancing lessons, an Italian meal with wine tasting and pasta making or a limo to a club in nearby Chelmsford or Brentwood.


We are conveniently situated near the wedding venues of Captains Wood Barns,. Forrester Park, Faulty Manor, Braxted Park, Layer Marney Tower and Five Lakes.



The Barley Barn has an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen area.

The kitchen has a fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The long wooden table can comfortably seat eight guests. High chairs are available. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils, a slow cooker and heated buffet server. Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid supplied.

There are three bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests. The master bedroom is downstairs and is very spacious. There is a large French wardrobe, dressing table, full length mirror and a hairdryer. There is a sofa bed that can be set up as a small double (additional guest fees apply). The sofa bed is suitable for 2 children or 1 large adult.

The marble en - suite has a heated towel rail, jacuzzi bath with shower above.

On the ground floor is also a small bedroom which has two single beds. There is a bathroom opposite which has been recently renovated and has a shower, toilet and vanity unit.

Upstairs the third bedroom is a king size with en-suite, comprising of toilet, hand basin, vanity unit, heated towel rail. A single pull out bed in this room is available in this room at a small additional cost.

The living area has a huge brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling. In the cooler months we provide a large basket of logs for the wood burner. There are comfortable leather sofas, with seating for 8 people. There is a small double sofa bed in the lounge (same size as master bedroom) that can be supplied at a small additional cost.


The back barn doors open out onto a garden, patio and BBQ area which overlooks arable farmland. There is a garden table, outdoor seating for 8 and additional sun chairs and a coal BBQ. At the front there is a large lawned area and private off road parking. We have bikes available to explore the area and a climbing frame with swings and slide. The secluded garden area at the rear is perfect for alfresco dining or evening drinks while watching the sun go down. You may be lucky and catch sight of Muntjack deer or owls and it is a great spot for bird watching. There are no street lights, so for those who enjoy star gazing, bring your binoculars or telescope.


There are 4 separate footpaths with public right of way for ramblers and dog walkers. There are numerous minor roads, including the one which runs to the front of the property that are great for jogging or cycling enthusiasts. There is a village store which is convenient for freshly baked bread, groceries, newspapers and general supplies. There are two public houses serving meals in the village within walking distance, and numerous country pubs and restaurants within a short drive.

Maldon and Heybridge Basin are great places to explore and have a meal out. Layer Marney Tower, Colchester Zoo, Colchester Castle, Chigborough Fisheries and Cressing Temple Barns are close by. Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood and Braintree's Shopping Outlet are easy to reach. Beaches at Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton and Suffolk can be reached on the A12.

The barns are an ideal place to stay for guests at weddings held at Braxted Park, Vaulty Manor, Prested Hall, Layer Marney Tower, Crabbs Barn and Five Lakes.

Check in is flexible from Monday to Friday. Please enquire for late availability / Saturday check in. Sorry we may not be able to accept bookings starting from Sunday. Weekends are priced as 3 nights.

Further details

A rural location that is a pleasant 10 minute walk or a couple of minutes drive to the pubs and shop. Heating is electric central heating and log burning stove. Constant hot water is available however groups should bear in mind that the boiler will need to re-heat between baths / showers.

The internet is fairly reliable but due to the rural location can be slow and may not be suitable for gaming and streaming.

Further details indoors

The Barley Barn at Jepcrack's comprises of an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen.

The stunning, ground floor master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, beams, exposed brickwork, a super king sized antique French bed and dressing table. There is a full length mirror and hairdryer. The en-suite is luxurious with a jacuzzi bath, shower above and vanity unit. For a family of 3 or 4 guests, the sofa bed in this room can be set up for a small additional cost.

There are a further two bedrooms. The spacious upstairs bedroom has a king size bed, ample storage space for clothes and a full length mirror. The en-suite has a bath, shower above, toilet and vanity unit. For one additional guest, a foldaway bed can be set up in this room for a small additional cost. The third bedroom on the ground floor and has views across farmers fields to the rear. This is a small bedroom with two single beds, a wardrobe a cupboarrd. Opposite is a newly refurbished bathroom with large shower, vanity unit, mirror with lights and Bluetooth and toilet We supply bedding, quality linen, towels and bath mats.

For bookings requiring additional guests there is a small additional charge to cover the cost of linen, bedding and towels.

The kitchen, dining area and lounge are open plan, making it great for entertaining. The kitchen is well equipped and has a full size fridge freezer, ceramic hob and fan oven. It

includes a coffee maker, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The dining table seats 8 people very comfortably.

The lounge has a fireplace with wood burning stove. In the cooler months the fire is set up ready for your arrival and we provide an initial supply of firewood.

There is a 42 inch television with freeview and a DVD player. Free Wi-fi is available.

From the lounge, barn doors open out onto the patio and garden area at the rear where you will find a patio table, chairs and a coal BBQ. There is a rotary washing line in the garden area.

Please enquire for late availability & flexibility on check in days and times.

Further details outdoors

We have a range of bicycles, a climbing frame, slide and swings. Our guests will be given fresh eggs from our chickens when available.

2 well behaved dogs are welcome for a small charge.

For stays of two weeks or more, we provide a cleaning service and change of bed linen.

More Less


Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed Sofa Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Show all amenities Show fewer amenities

Interaction with guest

We contact you about a week before your stay to confirm arrangements. Whenever possible, we try to meet you to give you the keys and show you around. If we cannot meet you due to a late arrival or other circumstances, we will make arrangements for the keys. There is a booklet with information about the barn.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
Booking confirmed
50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
Check-in date
* This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

See more


No smoking at this property

House rules

£100 damage deposit is required. Refunded on day of departure.
The lead person must be over 21 years of age.
The property is exclusively for guests who make up the booking. Please inform us if you intend to invite additional guests. Persons using the facilities who are not part of the booked guests may be asked to leave.
Check in is from 3pm and check out is 10.30am. We may be able to extend these depending on bookings prior to or after your visit.

See more

About the owner

Carmel T.
Average reply time:
45 minutes

Calendar updated:
26 Aug 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Feb 2012. Located in Essex, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1832 to £2193.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Aug 2021.


21 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

More than special
Aug 2021

Carmel greeted us after a long journey and left us with some of her chickens eggs. What a wonderful time we had in this spacious beautifully presented barn ideal for families of all ages with everythi… More 

Reviewed 10 Aug 2021


A Perfect Haven
May 2021

We have just come back from a long weekend at The Barley Barn,it was a perfect base for out son's wedding. Everything was clean,plenty of crockery,cutlery and most importantly glasses. It really … More 

Reviewed 1 Jun 2021

Rome, Italy

Home Away from Home
May 2021

A beautiful country location set amidst rolling countryside within easy reach of local amenities. Barley Barn is very spacious especially for two of us, comfortable and cosy exactly what we were loo… More 

Reviewed 16 May 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Barley Barn
Aug 2020

Barley Barn was perfect for our family of 5 adults and 3 children. The play area & bicycles kept both children and adults busy and the location is beautiful , being very quiet but not remote from … More 

Reviewed 18 Aug 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect for a family break
Aug 2020

We stayed in Barley Barn, which was spotless and spacious with excellent outdoor space, the children loved the outdoor climbing frame, swings & slide. There are Chickens in a coup and the fresh eg… More 

Reviewed 9 Aug 2020

Review 1-5 of 21


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Carmel (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Carmel (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Carmel (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Carmel the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Carmel (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Carmel (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Carmel (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Carmel (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Carmel (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Carmel (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Carmel (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Carmel (the owner) a message.

If Carmel (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

View all FAQs

Also consider

Europe Holidays

428836 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

60237 properties

England Holidays

43295 properties

Essex Holidays

395 properties

West Country

12,740 properties

Northern England

10,066 properties


6,571 properties


5,006 properties

South East England

4,681 properties

East Anglia

4,233 properties


3,365 properties


2,496 properties


2,368 properties


1,772 properties


1,558 properties


1,106 properties


1,058 properties

East Sussex

1,052 properties


1,041 properties


1,032 properties


889 properties

Greater London

811 properties

Isle of Wight

779 properties


650 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Still have questions?

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & Tripadvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

21 reviews


21 reviews