Countryside on your doorstep

The Estate is the perfect place to enjoy the countryside. Get away from it all in rural North Essex, just a stones throw from Braintree, Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Stansted Airport, the M11, Cambridge and Chelmsford. As a working farming estate we care deeply about our environment, woodlands and the wildlife we provide a home for. Check out our blog for the latest news. 

Stay with us in a lovely self-catering holiday cottage or our seculded campsite
Whilst here why not also spend some time carp fishing, or endulge your passion for photography in one of our dedicated wildlife photography hides? In winter months enjoy the fruits of the forest with our sustainably produced wild venisonIf you live near us why not join our farm rides scheme and ride your horse over 12 miles of private off-road tracks.

It's not all about your time off either. Our cottages are available for business accommodation, and as gap accommodation when you need a place to stay between house moves.  

Discover our hidden corner of North Essex

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by Archie Ruggles-Brise 13 Nov, 2017
A recent visitor form Canada used South Lodge as a base to explore. 

"The house we stayed in was the South Lodge which is well equipped and suitable for 2 couples or a family of 4. London is a 20 minute drive to the station in Braintree and then an hour by train to Liverpool Street Station. Also Cambridge is nearby as well as any number of quaint villages and places of interest."

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by Archie Ruggles-Brise 13 Nov, 2017
Gareth was once again in the area for work with some collegues and instead of opting for a characterless hotel he stayed in North Lodge. This is their second time staying with us and clearly the cottages provide exactly the sort of relaxing, comfortable and well-equipped base he is looking for. 

"Excellent house in amazing surroundings. The house is clean, warm and very comfortable. Also fitted with a high end oven & showers are prefect. Cheers Archie and thanks again."

Why not stay with us for your business trip - home from home, private and confortable. 
by Archie Ruggles-Brise 03 Nov, 2017
5 star review for Crest Lodge!
Fantastic cottage, very comfortable and a wonderful location.
"We had a fantastic revisit to this beautiful cottage on the edge of Finchingfield. We were fortunate enough to get married at the church in the village then have our reception at Spain's Hall, this cottage was ours for our first night as a married couple, so it brought back many happy memories.  Arranging this short stay was made very easy by the owners and they were very friendly and welcoming. The village itself is very picturesque with many lovely tea rooms, particularly the Greedy Duck. The pubs are good and there is a lovely little Italian restaurant in the heart of the village.  A stay here is very worthwhile, we will certainly be returning next year."

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