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Fisherman's Lodge

Duddenhoe End near Arkesden, Essex (Ref. 905373)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Fisherman’s lodge has everything you need for a quiet week away."

    . it is fully equipped and it is in a perfect lakeside setting , There was also a very nice welcome pack .. would definitely like to return and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "It was a lovely ‘cottage’ in a lovely situation and we were made to feel very welcome with fresh eggs, milk, bread and apple juice on our arrival."

    My only slightly negative comment would be from the disabled perspective. Details say suitable for accompanied disabled people. As a wheelchair user (who lives alone) it was difficult to manoeuvre around the property and impossible to get a wheelchair into the bedrooms. I took my own blow up bath seat with me, had I not done so I would have been unable to use the bath or shower since there are no handrails anywhere in the bathroom. It’s a lovely place and I wouldn’t want to put anyone off. I’d love to go back, but I felt others should be made aware of the difficulties for the less mobile.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "Comfortable accommodation with great views."

    Internet description was accurate. Fishing the lake was good, lake was well maintained. Plenty of wildlife around. Thank you for free eggs. Places of interest were close and easy to get to, etc Duxford, Cambridge, Audley End. Saffron Walden was lovely market town. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "We love staying here, it’s calm and relaxed atmosphere, beautiful scenery and friendly hosts."

    We will visit many more times

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "Amazing place, it is very isolated but only a short drive to places."

    As it's a working farm there are a lot of flys. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2021

  • "Fisherman’s Lodge is a small and very well put together timber barn in surroundings which are a haven for wildlife."

    We had almost perfect weather for our holiday and just about lived outside during daylight hours….which are long in June. It was fun to watch the fish jump in the lake and the peace and quiet in an evening when the farm work stops for the night was perfect. There’s fresh, free range eggs every day if you wish and the kindest of owners not too far away if problems occur. We had my 90 year old mum with us and she coped really well with all the facilities. We made memories together, thanks to the lodge and it’s surroundings, which we will treasurer forever.

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Peace and tranquillity. We couldn’t work the heating and we were a little cold one of the nights. A microwave would useful. The freshly laid eggs were a good bonus. Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2021

  • "We booked this holiday due to the great reviews."

    We wanted a fishing holiday somewhere peaceful and scenic and it didn’t disappoint. Sarah welcomed us when we arrived, very friendly and there for anything we needed. The lodge is lovely- spotlessly clean, comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Slept so well! The lake is beautiful and we fished every day, even when the wind was cold you could find a sheltered spot. Over the week we caught so many fish we lost count and enjoyed every minute. The surrounding area is lovely, beautiful villages with thatched cottages, quiet roads and a lovely pub 2 miles away. Can’t recommend enough and will be booking our next visit soon.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2021

  • "Easy booking process and good communication throughout."

    Lovely venue in a tranquil location with abundant wildlife. Very rural in pleasant countryside but with easy access to Saffron Waldon and surrounding villages.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2021

  • "Fisherman’s Lodge is a warm, cosy cottage in a delightful, peaceful area but surrounded by picturesque villages and good areas to explore."

    Sarah, our hostess, provided a very warm welcome along with a yummy starter package of eggs, bread, apple juice and milk! Would thoroughly recommend staying at this cottage whether you’re a fisherman/woman or not!

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge."

    To have fishing so close at hand was a great bonus. The owners were very helpful and pleasant and the information leaflet on places to eat and visit ,ideal. The whole holiday surpassed our expectations and was much appreciated, especially in this current situation. Even the weather was glorious. We would and probably will , revisit again.

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay, very comfortable and a lovely welcome on arrival, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2020

  • "Fishermans Lodge was excellent, we couldnt fault the house or location, it is remote but things are still close at hand when needed."

    Sarah was there if we needed anything and it was nice just sitying out listening to all the wild life around the lake. Would recomend tha park & ride for Cambridge. And a trip to Saffron Walden on market day is a must as the produce is excellent especially on the fish and veg stalls.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2020

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    Reviewed by GaryJul 2020

  • "Fishmans lodge is exceptional we enjoyed a lovely time,beautiful fishing lake well maintained beautiful grounds."

    Owners are lovely lots of wildlife to see my children loved the chickens and fresh eggs every morning a real treat. Would recommend to families a nice quiet location and the weather was spot on. We could not ask for more. As for Sykes company and a new customer very poor customer service very disappointing in how my enquiry was handled.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Fisherman's Lodge, it was so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and the facilities the property provided. I'm Sorry to hear you were not happy with the customer service you received from Sykes Cottages, we really appreciate your time to provide constructive feedback. If there is anything further you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmeliaJul 2020

  • "The fisherman’s lodge was great, very comfortable with all you need for a self ..."

    The fisherman’s lodge was great, very comfortable with all you need for a self catering break, The owners are very pleasant, and the farm and grounds are in immaculate condition, The lake is very well stocked, I would definitely go back, and plan to revisit next year, A very high recommendation from me

    Reviewed by DouglasMar 2020

  • "The Fisherman's Lodge was very clean and comfortable with stunning views of the lake, great for fishing and walking, ideal for a relaxing break."

    We left feeling refreshed and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2020

  • "Great location in a wonderful rural setting , superb views over the lake and countryside with easy access carparking to cottage door."

    Full of wildlife and great scenery. A very clean , warm attractive cottage , with every facility required. Perfect base for exploring this area with a very friendly and helpful host.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2019

  • "A slice of paradise with very friendly, helpful hosts and a beautifully well appointed cottage that has that feminine touch."

    Highly recommended in all respects.

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2019

  • "Next to no criticism re our stay at Fishermans Lodge- Altogether good."

    Ground, trees and lake wonderful to wake up to; highly recommend the place. I cannot give Sykes ANY credit for this property - they mishandled payments made as well as very rude feedback to me from them.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2019

  • "Great place and really enjoyed the week we stayed - the only issue - if you are intending to cook then the work surfaces are limited."

    A small item but can be important - but don't let this point prevent you from staying at this facility it was worth the visit

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "Very quiet and comfortable."

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2018

  • "The lodge was fantastic Really relaxing and the fishing was great Will definitely stay here again"

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2018

  • "Superb location and superb venue."

    Don't expect it to be fly free however because you are in the middle of the countryside and on a farm! The lodge does come with fly screens and it's up to you to decide how to behave. Loved the lake and the views with all the trees. Likely to visit again.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Excellent location for our family wedding, followed by a holiday as we didn't know the area at all."

    Very peaceful - visited every day by lovely dog, who never came inside, just stood outside waiting for his stroke/fuss/tickle every day!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "An idyllic spot for country lovers but difficult to find."

    A long way from any shop (4 miles) for essential provisions. Excellent pub restaurants in the area. Some items of crockery were very meagre - mugs (only four!). Having said that we would go again.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and good location"

    Reviewed by MandyFeb 2017

  • "A relaxing atmosphere and good location for visiting about the area."

    Lodge provided everything we needed and we had a friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2016

  • "The Lodge is just as it's pictured: really lovely and comfortable and very clean and welcoming."

    The surrounding gardens and lake are very picturesque; so well-maintained and looked after. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to sit out in the sun every day. The fishing was good and greatly enjoyed. The owner made us feel very much at home and we were sad to leave. We hope to return next year for another stay in this beautiful, peaceful location.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2016

  • "Fisherman's Lodge was a great place to stay, we liked it so much that we were sad to leave."

    We enjoyed walking around the farmland and surroundings and even picked blackberries in November! The owner was a lovely person and we appreciated the way they manage their farm to encourage wild life. There was a very welcoming pub in nearby Arkesden serving good food and beer.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2015

  • "My husband & 9 year old son had a wonderful stay at Fisherman's Lodge over the May bank holiday."

    Their main reason for the stay was to use the fishing lake and they were not disappointed at the amount of carp they caught. Sitting in a bivvy on a Sunday morning watching the wildlife was not a chore! The quaint cottage sits in beautiful gardens overlooking the lake and the friendly dogs love a fuss. Fisherman's Lodge is set in a beautiful part of East Anglia. My husband and son can't wait for their next fishing trip!

    Reviewed by JoMay 2015

  • "Hosts very friendly and helpful."

    The lodge was both clean and comfortable. A slight problem with the fridge was sorted out in record time!! The complementary eggs were a nice surprise and very tasty. The fishing was excellent.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2014

  • "It was very clean and tidy."

    We found it very peaceful and a great place to relax. We were given some free range eggs from the farm which was very thoughtful. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2014

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The property

Arkesden 2 miles.

This lovely, semi-detached timber-framed barn nestles within the owner's estate grounds, overlooking a 3-acre stream-fed fishing lake, well stocked with mirror, common and crucian carp, as well as rudd and roach, in the hamlet of Duddenhoe End, within close reach of Arkesden and the beautiful city of Cambridge.

With accommodation set mainly over the ground floor, this cottage near Saffron Walden offers comfortable, rural accommodation, a perfect retreat for people who enjoy fishing and walking.

This Saffron Walden cottage has two bedrooms on the ground floor, great for older children or a fourth adult.

The open plan living area offers a well-equipped kitchen, and a dining area and sitting area with stunning views across the lake.

This Saffron Walden cottage provides comfortable accommodation for families and friends wishing to relax and enjoy this rural part of England.

There are a number of excellent places to eat just a short drive away from your Saffron Walden cottage, and it is also perfect for exploring Cambridge, or visiting IWM Duxford or beautiful Audley End house and gardens.

This welcoming Saffron Walden cottage is suitable for those with limited mobility.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Ground source heat pump heating with underfloor on ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Fishing available at half price, please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Max 4 people
  • Note: Please note this property does not accept working parties, thank you

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About the location


Saffron Walden 5 miles; Cambridge 15.5 miles.

The picturesque little village of Arkesden sits amidst lovely Essex countryside, in a superb location within easy reach of the towns of Saffron Walden and Bishop’s Stortford, as well as the beautiful city of Cambridge. Home to a lovely church and quaint, thatched roof pub serving excellent food, including takeaway fish and chips each Tuesday evening, Arkesden is a lovely base for a rural getaway. Nearby, the flourishing market town of Saffron Walden boasts a number of medieval buildings, making it a fascinating place for a leisurely stroll. A market has been held within the town since 1141 and is still held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Within the town’s attractive common area there is the largest turf maze in England. There is also a Victorian hedge maze in the nearby beautiful Bridge End Gardens, which are maintained by local volunteers and really are worth a visit. There is a fantastic museum based in the grounds of the ruined castle keep, housing oddities such as mammoth tusks. Within easy reach is Cambridge, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and English Heritage’s Audley End house and gardens. You'll find this attractive area of Essex steeped in history, and well worth a visit at any time of the year.

Region Information

Please note this property does not accept working parties, thank you.
Note: On the 14th March 2020 there will be an event on which will be playing music until 1am. Please take this into consideration when booking.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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