Vine Cottage

Castle Hedingham, East Anglia (Ref. 15314)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This well-presented cottage is situated in the pretty village of Castle Hedingham in North Essex. Stylishly appointed, this whitewashed cottage is accessed via a farm gate to the side of the owners' house which leads up to the small patio garden enclosed by willow hurdles which is just the place to enjoy a glass or two as the sun goes down. Inside this Castle Hedingham cottage, the open plan sitting room has comfortable seating where you are able to relax and unwind, whilst the fitted kitchen offers views over the courtyard garden through a large picture window. The bedroom has soft carpeting, subtle decor and a super king-size bed along with an en-suite shower room. Wander along the winding streets of this medieval village, enjoy a cream tea at the local tea shop or play tennis at the courts located next door to the cottage, before having lunch at one of the local pubs or the restaurant. Just up the hill is the famous Hedingham Castle after which the village was named. The castle is the alleged birthplace of the 17th Earl of Oxford, subject of the film 'Anonymous' and is well worth a visit. Nearby Sudbury offers a weekly market and a riverside setting. If you feel like some retail therapy, the Freeport outlet centre is only a short distance away, where you can shop for bargains or take in a film at the cinema. A visit to Cambridge, Lavenham or even London, including the Olympic venue at Stratford, are all easily enjoyed from this cottage in Castle Hedingham. This Castle Hedingham cottage is the perfect place to return to after a day exploring this part of North Essex.


One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Roadside parking available
  • Small enclosed patio garden with furniture and BBQ divided from owner's garden by willow hurdles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children
  • Note: One low ceiling beam
  • Note: Owner speaks French.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “May hol”
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    • “Excellent stay in nice quite location and village. Owners very welcoming but didn't intrude. Large upstairs floor but if mobility a prob then the staires a bit steep but all in all a cottage worth visiting. Thnx”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014


    • “A very nice cottage; fully stocked and very comfortable, a lovely experience.”

    Mr Krause, Versoix, April 2015

    • “Very peaceful location and cottage has been decorated to an excellent standard. Friendly owner but not intrusive. Cottage warm and cosy.”

    Mrs Wright, Pickering, April 2015

    • “For us it was well placed, had everything we needed, was very warm and comfortable and - biggest bonus of all - had excellent Broadband. This is something that is extremely important to us when travelling and needs to be emphasised more by all such properties.”

    Mrs Gudge, Stromness, January 2015

    • “A nice quiet cottage and village with plenty to do within 30 miles. Our two week stay was excellent.”

    Mr Wedgner, Walsall, May 2014

    • “This wonderful cottage is situated in a beautiful village, ideal for a quiet get away. A wonderful welcome. So well equipped that we wanted for nothing. So many things to see and do in the surrounding area. The cottage is a fantastic base to explore or just to stay in and relax pottering round the village. Can't wait to go back hopefully for longer.”

    Mrs Langdale, Canvey Island, April 2014

    • “Vine Cottage is a welcoming and cosy cottage in a lovely village. It is an excellent base for exploring the area. There are plenty of wonderful villages in Essex and south Suffolk. We really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mr Vandaele, Gentbrugge, January 2014

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About the location


Sudbury 7 miles; Thaxted 15 miles; Colchester 18 miles; Newmarket 24 miles.

A picturesque village dating back to medieval times with narrow, winding streets and lots of timber framed cottages; many of which date back to the 15th century. The Norman castle, after which the village is named, is open to visitors and has within it a keep which is believed to be the best preserved in England. The castle holds regular events including jousting tournaments, archery contests, battle re-enactments and is a popular wedding venue. Every little boy wants to drive a steam train when he grows up, well now is your chance! With the Colne Valley Railway you can book a Driver Experience Course and experience what it is like for real. There is a fine choice of eating establishments in the village from a cream tea or light snack at the local tea shop up to a full meal at one of the village pubs or the restaurant. There is also a post office, an excellent children's playground and plenty of walks and pathways to explore by foot or cycle. Sudbury offers a weekly market, plenty of choice for shopping and supermarkets, Gainsborough’s house and a setting beside the River Stour. Braintree is a bustling market town just a short distance away where you can enjoy multiplex cinema and Freeport Designer Outlet. Dedham and Flatford in Constable Country and are well worth a visit, whilst Thaxted gives everyone the chance to slow down and enjoy this beautiful countryside before you get ready for the excitement of horse racing at Newmarket! Colchester, the oldest city in England, is less than 30 minutes away where you can visit the zoo, Colchester Castle or sample the oysters. Cambridge, with its river and academic links, and Lavenham, home to the Guildhall and excellent restaurants, are easily reached, as is London, with the Olympic site at Stratford around an hour away by train, and central London only an hour and fifteen minutes by train from the station at Witham.

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