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22 Church Ponds

(Ref. 1140475)

Castle Hedingham, Essex Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for on road parking in the village
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Low ceilings, door frames and steep stairs, not suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

22 Church Ponds, a characterful mid-terrace cottage nestled in the heart of Castle Hedingham, Essex.

This charming cottage oozes character and is the perfect retreat for families, friends, or couples looking for a peaceful escape to this part of Essex.

Step through the door of 22 Church Ponds and be welcomed by a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for kicking back and relaxing; cozy up in the sitting room with its inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove, exposed beams and plush sofas.

Perhaps watch a movie in the snug, complete with sofas and TV or cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

A few steps up will take you to the twin bedroom, a great spot for those bringing the little ones.

Freshen up in the bathroom with a bath and shower over before heading up the stairs to the double bedroom.

Up the final set of stairs you will find the second double bedroom, a great spot to snuggle up in.

To the outside there is a suprisingly spacious, enclosed garden with furniture; ideal for a spot of alfresco dining or simply relaxing in the tranquil setting.

Explore Castle Hedingham, home to the remains of the Norman castle and its 11th century keep, the local pubs and restaurants, and the beautiful village green, perfect for picnics and games.

Alternatively, visit the market town of Sudbury to explore the historic landmarks, such as St.Peter’s Church and the nearby banks of the River Stour.

If you are in search of an art-filled day out, then visit Thaxted, with its ancient streets and half-timbered buildings, complemented with its Saxon Church and Guildhall.

Take the time to explore the unique and vibrant attractions, such as the Windmill Museum, Thaxted Morris, and the Thaxted Festival.

Soak up the timeless charm of Essex when you stay at 22 Church Ponds, perfect for a peaceful break away.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas