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.  

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News and Blog

by Archie Ruggles-Brise 05 Sep, 2017
A recent guest in Crest Lodge left this review

"We stayed at Crest Lodge for 10 days and absolutely loved it. It was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Perfect for our family of four. Lots of very beautiful country walks and close to the picturesque village of Finchingfield."

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by Archie Ruggles-Brise 25 Aug, 2017
A recent guest on Crest Lodge left this reviewon TripAdvisor complementing the cottage and saying how well equipped it is! Thank you!

"Crest Lodge is a very nice cottage in a wonderful landscape between lovely villages. The equipment of the cottage is good, we've missed nothing. We definitely recommend Crest Lodge to everyone who is looking for a relaxed time on countryside. Archie, many thanks also to the Spains Hall team, very nice area."

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by Archie Ruggles-Brise 25 Aug, 2017
A recent guest in North Lodge left this wonderful review on the AirBnB website:
"Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings, I had such a lovely few days and felt well rested. My 3 year old also loved the house, the garden and the horses in the field opposite. Very easy to deal with host and quick responses. I would definitely recommend."

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