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The Cart Lodge at Jepcrack's – Home 502988 Barn

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Cart Lodge at Jepcrack's – Home 502988

Excellent Excellent – based on 2 reviews

  • Barn
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Barn / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Cart Lodge is the perfect setting for a romantic break, get away from it all weekend, or upmarket place to stay while visiting the area. Ideal for a couple or family with up to two children, it has a real touch of class.

It has one bedroom with an antique French bed and armoire. There is additional storage in cupboards, a full length mirror and hairdryer. The marble en-suite has a bath and shower above. Towels and bath mats are provided.In the lounge, the large sofabed can accommodate up to two additional guests. We make up the wood burning stove for your arrival, ready for you to light a match and settle down to a lovely log fire.

The kitchen is fully fitted with top quality appliances. There is a microwave, oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. The dining table extends to seat four people.On warmer evenings, spend time on your private patio overlooking the arable farmer's fields. Use the coal BBQ and eat 'al fresco'

The Cart Lodge is the perfect setting for a romantic break, get away from it all weekend, or upmarket place to stay while visiting the area. Ideal for a couple or family with up to two children, it has a real touch of class.

It has one bedroom with an antique French bed and armoire. There is additional storage in cupboards, a full length mirror and hairdryer. The marble en-suite has a bath and shower above. Towels and bath mats are provided.In the lounge, the large sofabed can accommodate up to two additional guests. We make up the wood burning stove for your arrival, ready for you to light a match and settle down to a lovely log fire.

The kitchen is fully fitted with top quality appliances. There is a microwave, oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. The dining table extends to seat four people.On warmer evenings, spend time on your private patio overlooking the arable farmer's fields. Use the coal BBQ and eat 'al fresco' ! For visitors with children, the play area at the side of the barn has swings, slides and climbing frame will keep them amused while you enjoy the quiet, relaxing countryside.

The Hay Barn, Barley Barn and Cart Lodge can be rented to provide accommodation for between 14 guests (all with bedrooms and en-suites) and 20 people, if using the sofa beds. Just some of the activities and places to visit: There are fly fishing and course fishing lakes close by. Chigborough Lodge has four separate fly fishing lakes and is suitable for experienced and inexperienced anglers. Totham Pit is a short walk away and day licences can be purchased locally.There are numerous golf clubs nearby including Forrester Park, Benton Hall and Five Lakes.Local riding stables provide riding lessons with qualified and experienced instructors.Heybridge Basin is a very short drive away and is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. It has a sailing club, pubs and tea room. Great for crabbing or for watching the boats coming through the lock. There are lovely walks by the sea wall or along the river banks.Maldon is a short drive away and has numerous activities including the Promendade Park with a marina, water park and play areas. There are numerous cafe's, restaurants and pubs, shops and boutiques. There is a swimming pool with flumes, ten pin bowling, roller rink and soft play centre.

Further afield other attractions include Colchester Zoo, Layer Marney Tower, Colchester Castle, Cressing Temple, Dedham Vale. The Suffolk coast is easy to get to in just over an hour.Trains from Witham station (10 minutes drive) take 40 to 45 minutes to reach London Liverpool Street Station. The train also stops at Stratford for access to The Excel Centre and Westfield shopping centre.Check in is flexible from Monday to Friday. Please enquire for late availablity Saturday check in. Sorry no bookings starting from Sunday.

Credit and debit card facilities available. Payments from UK registered cards 2.5% fee. Overseas cards additional 1.8%.

Location description from owner

The England region

Situated centrally between Colchester and Chelmsford, the barn is in an exciting and diverse region of Essex.
The perfect place for some great days out and weekend breaks that'll leave a lasting impression. From the barn you will be able to visit hidden tiny villages throughout the county, discover historic gems or enjoy rural Essex and simply stroll through some of our beautiful gardens and adventure parks.

Enjoy great days out in Essex discovering the past with a trip to Audley End House, one of England's grandest stately homes and explore the restored historic stables, complete with resident horses and a Victorian groom. For a bit of Roman history head for Colchester Castle Museum at the heart of Britain's oldest recorded town or travel west to Hedingham Castle, a stunning Norman Keep built in 1140 and visited by kings and queens.

One of this country's most dramatic buildings, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII it was visited by that most powerful of monarchs - and by his equally strong willed daughter, Elizabeth I. Layer Marney Tower now welcomes visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the architecture, gardens and landscape.

There are miles of stunning countryside, including Dedham Vale, also known as 'Constable Country'. Discover the coastal towns with all kinds of marine activities. With more than 350 miles the Essex coast is the longest of any English county. It is a most diverse coastline offering a variety of fun and enjoyment: traditional English seaside resorts at Southend-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze; historic maritime towns such as Harwich, Maldon and Leigh-on-Sea; sailing centres at Burnham-on-Crouch, Brightlingsea and Mersea Island; and not be forgotten the miles and miles of remote and unspoiled coastline important for wildlife.

This year a number of Essex beaches have been awarded Blue Flags and awards for Quality Coast. Chalkwell Beach, East Beach, Shoeburyness, Jubilee Beach, Three Shells Beach, Shoebury Common Beach all in Southend-on-Sea; Brightlingsea Beach, Dovercourt Bay and Martello Bay in Clacton-on-Sea.

So why not take a stroll along the world's longest pleasure pier at Southend-on-Sea and enjoy some traditional fish & chips and if your feet hurt you can take the pier train back to the seafront! Visit Leigh-on-Sea where the cockle boats can still be seen unloading their daily catch and try a range of fresh seafood in the restaurants and pubs along the seafront.
In the north of the county Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze offer all the fun of the seaside with events such as the Clacton air show, summer art trails, music festivals and carnivals - the choice is yours! Alternatively book a boat trip with Tony and discover the playful seals in the Walton backwaters. For a more sedate pace visit Frinton-on-Sea with its fascinating Art Deco buildings or take a stroll along the promenade past the colourful beach huts. Cliff top walks along the Tendring coast, often referred to as the Essex Sunshine Coast, offer panoramic views of the Walton backwaters and National Nature Reserve.
Colchester Zoo is 9 miles away. It is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development and has won the coveted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” Award and the “Sustainable Tourism Award” for its efforts in recycling and green practices from the East of England Tourist Board.

With over 260 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. It has the largest, straight underwater tunnel in Europe and there are over 40 daily displays. Feed the elephants and giraffes, travel around the zoo on the road train, try the undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas and much more!

The county has some of the freshest, finest food available. Whether your preference is fish and chips by the sea, a traditional country pub or a gourmet dinner in luxurious surroundings, eating out in Essex has something to please all tastes and budgets.

London is easily accessible by train. Travel from Witham train station (10 minutes by car with ample car parking at the station) into London Liverpool Street in 40 to 45 minutes.


In the East Coast of England lays the charming Essex Town of Maldon. Just 40 miles from the hustle and bustle of the Capital City sits this ancient borough, port and market town situated on the Blackwater Estuary. Maldon has something for everyone and combines the old and new to create an historical and exciting town to visit.

Maldon is 4.5 miles from the barn and there is easy parking in the numerous car parks.

There are many historical sites that encapsulate Maldon's fascinating history, including Beeleigh Abbey, which was founded in 1180 as a monastery for the White Canons, before suffering at the hands of Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries, and Thomas Plume's Library, which was founded under the terms of Dr Plume's Will, when he bequeathed his private book collection, dating back to the 16th century, to Maldon Town.

Maldon is understandably a popular choice among water enthusiasts and keen sailors. You will find an array of water pursuits in the local area, from extreme sports to more gentle based activities, including sea kayaking, fishing, river cruises, barge trips & more.

Maldon is a great place for shopping, providing an eclectic mix of high street brands, independent stores and charming boutiques that will have something to suit everyone's tastes. For those who prefer to be outdoors, there are a wide variety of leisure activities both on land and ashore to suit both gentle and more extreme interests.

You will find a wide selection of sports and leisure facilities in Maldon from golf and country clubs, to ten-pin bowling, roller skating, swimming, tennis and football.

There are many museums and attractions that will amaze both adults and children alike; taking you back in time to discover Maldon's rich and exciting history, and the Promenade Park is a must for a great day out with its mixture of activities suitable for the whole family. When it is time to relax and unwind you will find an array of quaint pubs and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, suitable for all tastes, whatever the time of day.

There is always something going on in Maldon whatever the time of year, and hundreds of residents and visitors alike gather to watch and take part in a number of exciting and unique events.
Many local events celebrate local traditions, as well as raising money for local causes, charities and organisations. The most famous of events is the Maldon Mud Race, which sees people travel from all over the world, even as far as Australia to take part in the popular sponsored race.

With miles of coastline surrounding Maldon, it is no wonder that there are a number of sailing events and boat races held throughout the year, with two annual regatta's, a Thames Sailing Barge Race and Row 4A Reason sponsored row, to name but a few.

There are also a number of events throughout the year that celebrate the local talent in the area, with the Maldon Art Trail that sees works by local artists displayed in the town. The Maldon Arts Festival that features a range of concerts, workshops and the popular Shakespeare in the Park, and the annual winter pantomime.

Shakespeare in the park is an annual summer event held in the months of June or July, produced by mac Theatre in Maldon's picturesque Promenade Park. The event began in 2003, when a modern version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was held to commemorate William Shakespeare's visit to Maldon with his company 'The Kings Men' in 1603. The production proved to be such a success, that they returned the following year with a production of 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Shakespeare in the Park is a community event that sees local people come together to stage an open-air production of a well-known Shakespeare play. Production is usually held over four nights during the summer at Maldon's Amphitheatre in the Promenade Park.

Maldon Summer Carnival is an extremely popular event held during the month of August, and has previously been recognised as one of the biggest carnivals in the Essex area. The events sees thousands of spectators gather on Maldon's High Street to cheer on as a procession of floats, and entertainment, including marching bands and majorettes make their way down the High Street and onto Maldon Promenade Park.

Maldon Town Regatta is an annual event held in September at the Hythe Quay. The event sees hundreds of people gather on Maldon's picturesque waterside to enjoy an array of family entertainment both on land and ashore. A variety of races take place with categories for Smacks, Yachts, Cruisers and Dinghies. There is also a wide range of entertainment on the waterside with a fishing competition, duck race, a variety of stalls, crabbing and local musical and dance groups. The event carries on into the evening with live music from a range of local pop and rock bands.

To celebrate Bonfire Night, Maldon's Promenade Park is lit up by a spectacular and colourful firework display to commemorate the gunpowder plot of 5th November 1605. This magnificent event, organised by Maldon Rotary Club, sees thousands of residents and visitors gather from around the county to watch the array of fireworks light up the night sky against the backdrop of Maldon's picturesque quayside. Themed music accompanies the spectacular fireworks display. There is also a range of additional entertainment held at the Promenade Park with a children's funfair, stalls, refreshment kiosks and local groups, such as the Essex Samba Band.

It is believed that the first settlers arrived in Maldon during the Bronze Age, due to the salt marshes in the area. Evidence of this has been uncovered by archaeologists who have discovered remains of early salt making at many sites around the district.
The name Maldon is thought to have been created during the Saxon Times, with the Saxon words 'mael' meaning place of meeting and 'dun', meaning cross on the hill. It is during this time that the famous Battle of Maldon took place when Earl Brythnoth was defeated by the Viking invasion of 991AD.

Maldon's costal location has also played a significant part in the town's rich history, and after the Norman Conquest the town was granted a Royal Charter by Henry II in 1171, which was to enable him to use Maldon's port for personal trading purposes. This charter among many others can still be viewed in Maldon's Moot Hall.

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite


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

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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House rules

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.


About the owner

Carmel T
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Calendar updated::
18 Jan 2017
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Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Dec 2013. Located in Essex, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £695 to £835.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jan 2017.


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“Beautiful Cart Lodge”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very well equipped and comfortable accommodation, Carmel was there to meet us and to show us around and explain how everything worked. We were very warm and cosy, which was important as it was just before Christmas when we stayed. The kitchen in the Cart Lodge is very well equipped too which was a big bonus as we ate in quite a lot of the time.

“Excellence in Essex”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2014

This property was quite stunning. Beautifully appointed and exquisitely finished, this was a lovely rental. It felt more like Provence than Essex with beautiful lavender bushes in the courtyard and washed out blue skies. It was ample for 4 of us and a dog. It was wonderfully quiet and there was room for our 9 month old Labrador to explore safely and for us all to play cricket on the main lawn with visiting grandparents - my dad is still 78 not out, damn him! The local countryside is gorgeous and the people so friendly. We will certainly be coming back.

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