On arrival there is parking for four cars next to The Cart Lodge, with a ramp leading to the front door. The Cart Lodge has a large entrance hall from which there is a good sized utility room (washing machine, freezer, tumble dryer and clothes airer). Leading from the entrance hall is the open plan kitchen, dining area and the large lounge.
The kitchen is well equipped with a large range style cooker, two fridges, microwave, toaster, kettle, double butler sink, cutlery, crockery, cooking pans and implements.
In the dining area there are two large tables with seating for up to 12 guests and a high chair is provided for a little one. Double doors lead out to the courtyard garden from here.
The lounge is spacious, with floor to ceiling windows and shutters, three Chesterfield sofa's, TV with inbuilt DVD player and a wood burner for the colder months.
The accommodation offers a large downstairs family bedroom (double and single beds) with en suite shower room all with full wheelchair access. On the first floor there are two twin rooms, one double room with en suite and a large gallery with sofa bed.
The upstairs living area / gallery has three sofa's and a TV with DVD player, perfect to keep the kids, or indeed the adults amused.
The views over the marshes and Colne / Blackwater estuaries are excellent from the gallery.
Outside the Lodge has a courtyard style garden, with BBQ and table and chairs for 12 people.
The Cart Lodge can be jointly let with another cottage at Lee Wick Farm. Between them, they offer self-catering accommodation for up to 19 guests - perfect for groups of friends, large or dual family holidays. Additional glamping pods can also be booked if you have a larger group.
The cottages are set within a now partly redundant farm yard at the end of a quite lane, 1.6 miles from the village centre where there are numerous services including three pubs, post office, two shops, three restaurants, hairdressers and a florist to name some.
Bus routes run to both Clacton on Sea (5.9 miles) and Colchester (13.7 miles) from here. Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town offers much for those interested in architecture, history and shopping plus a very good Zoo.
There are pleasant walking & cycling opportunities around the farm, village and nearby countryside. Fishing at our reservoir is included (rod licence required), passes for nearby nature reserves are included, there are superb bird watching opportunities (regular sightings of the once rare Marsh Harrier for example).
The location makes an excellent family base for the many sights of the Essex and Suffolk coastline, countryside and the numerous tourist attractions.
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Cottage added 22nd August 2011