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The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub – Home 5701934 Barn

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub – Home 5701934

  • Barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

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Barn / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 61 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Shire Stables is a beautifully appointed, self-contained, spacious, interior designed barn . Newly renovated in January 2015 to the highest standards, to make your stay luxurious yet homely. Featured on ITV show ' Guess This House, episode 19



An evening of wine tasting and 3 course meal with produce from the Le Marche region of Italy.

Enjoy a relaxed evening in on one of your 3 nights. Imagine the log fire, candle lit meal then followed by a dip in the hot tub.

A selection of white, red and sparkling wines served before and during your meal, chosen to suit your tastes.

Introductory offer of £55 per person. Minimum 7 guests. Please enquire on booking.

The Shire Stables is one of four barns available for rental, with patios and gardens overlooking fields.

The Shire Stables' special features include a hot tub, balcony overlooking fields, central fireplace with front and rear view wood burning stove.

The downstairs bedroom has an unusual wall feature, retained from the original stable. There are two antique French single beds that can be joined to make a king sized bed. The en-suite is beautiful. There is a small step up to a large, marble, fully fitted bathroom with antique cupboard, hand basin, toilet, shower cubicle and Jacuzzi bath.

Upstairs, one bedroom is very spacious and has a beautiful French style bed, fitted wardrobes and full length mirror. A door leads off this bedroom to a small bedroom with two single beds. Ideal for a family or group of friends. The en-suite serves both of these bedrooms and has a bath with shower above, vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Across the landing is also a further bedroom which has a balcony with table and chairs to sit and enjoy the views over fields. There are fully fitted wardrobes, full length mirror, spacious storage area and seating area. The en-suite has a bath with shower above, vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Up to two additional guests can use the sofa bed in the lounge. This is a large double with a sprung mattress.

There is also a separate downstairs bathroom with shower.

The ground floor is open plan with an extremely well equipped kitchen, dining area and living area. The dining table extends to comfortably seat ten guests. The kitchen has a range style, electric cooker with hob, two fan ovens and a separate grill. The central fireplace is built out of the bricks that formed the original stable floor. There is central heating and a wood burning stove adds the final touch in the cold winter days or chilly summer evenings. The lounge area is spacious and has a comfortable, sprung sofa bed to accommodate two additional guests, making the capacity ten in total.

There is a large front garden with off road parking. At the rear of the property is a patio with tables and chairs, large coal BBQ, garden and hot tub.

Due to the remote location, WI-FI is accessed by mobile dongle. Suitable for emails, web browsing etc for up to 5 devices. No gaming or streaming.

All bathrooms have shaver points. We provide Egyptian cotton sheets; soft, fluffy towels and quality mattresses. Outside, the barn sits well back from the road. There is off street parking and a turning point. The rear garden has a patio area with garden furniture and coal BBQ. A path leads to the hot tub which overlooks farmer's fields.

The village of Great Totham is a 10 minute walk away around the farmer's fields. In the village you will find a village shop and post office, two pubs and a restaurant. The Bull (gastro) Pub is opposite the village green, ideal for watching local cricket. The Willow Room is a fine dining restaurant. You will also find The Prince of Wales Pub which serves good pub grub. In the opposite direction from the barn, in the village of Little Totham, you will find The Swan pub which is a very quaint, small country pub.

For weddings, The Shire Stables is close to Layer Marney Tower, Braxted Park, Prested Hall and Vaulty Manor. Colchester Zoo is close by. A little further out, but with easy access is Colchester Castle, Cressing Temple, Dedham Vale and the beaches at Frinton-on-Sea and Suffolk. For Hen parties, Brentwood and Chelmsford are easily accessed and there are local taxi companies or limousines available for transport.

The area surrounding the barn is a Mecca for road cyclists, walkers and horse riding. There are golf clubs, fly and coarse fishing and historical sights close by.The property lends itself for use for a family holiday, as a weekend or weekday retreat or for executives seeking fast access to London, Stansted, Southend and Gatwick airports. For larger groups, we can accommodate additional guests in our other barns, The Hay Barn, Barley Barn and Cart Lodge.

In nearby historic town of Maldon, you will find numerous restaurants, pubs, cafe's, bistros, boutiques and shops. The most popular image of Maldon is one that captures the scene at The Hythe with it's collection of barges and other craft tied up at the quay and the old church of St Mary the Virgin dominating the skyline. There are regular trips available on some of the barges including bird watching and sight seeing trips, see the boards by the barges for details. There are trips along the river Blackwater towards Osea Island and back from the sea wall between the Hythe and Promenade Park. Take time to visit Promenade Park, created over one hundred years ago. Popular with visitors and residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various children's activity areas including the very popular splash park, roller skating, bowling and swimming pool with slides. It hosts the Maldon Annual Mud Race and Maldon Motor Show 'Classics on the Prom'.

Heybridge Basin is a great place to spend an afternoon. It was dug out of the marsh to enable sea going vessels to enter the canal and unload their cargoes onto the barges for transportation inland to Chelmsford. The canal is now used by leisure craft and is a favourite location for walking along the estuary wall, crabbing, fishing and bird watchers. If you prefer the less active option, there are two pubs at the Basin where you can sit and relax with a drink and a meal and watch the activity of this popular marine centre. At high tide, boats leave the safety of the Basin through the huge lock gates and enter the estuary. There is also a tea room run by the famous Tiptree Preserve company where you can get a cup of tea or coffee and a cake, sandwich or meal. Ice cream is also available from the kiosk.



Please enquire about travel cots for children under 2 years of age.

Advertised prices are for 8 guests. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

£500 damage deposit refunded on departurewhen the property has been checked.

We kindly ask guests to keep the property and all furniture, fittings and effects, in or on the property, in the same state of repair and condition as the commencement of the period, and to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. £500 damage deposit is required. This can be paid in cash on arrival or before your arrival by bank transfer. This is refunded immediately if there is no damage or excess cleaning. We will, where possible, accommodate any guests' requests regarding minor accommodation amendments but we cannot guarantee acceptance.

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

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel you must inform us by e-mail.

If cancellation is made, the following charges will be levied: More than 10 weeks prior to stay – 100% refund less administration fee of 5%

More than 8 weeks prior to stay - Loss of deposit

Between 8 weeks to 6 weeks - 50% charge

Between 6 weeks to 5 weeks - 65% charge

Between 5 weeks to 3 weeks - 85% charge

Between 3 weeks to stay day - no refund.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 3 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • 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
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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

Getting around

We have a selection of bikes available for your use. Some are free. Our newer bikes have a small charge. Please enquire. There is a local bus service to Maldon, Colchester and Witham. There are taxi and limousine services available.

Interaction with guest

We always try to meet you personally to hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have. If you need to arrive at unusual hours, we can organise alternative key collection. We are available throughout your stay but respect your privacy. We need access to the property to check the hot tub, but will do our utmost to not disturb you and try to maintain it when you are out.


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.

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

£500 refundable 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.


About the owner

Carmel T.
Average reply time:
2 hours 3 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
03 Jan 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jan 2015. Located in Essex, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1500 to £2500.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jan 2019.


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