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East Lodge

Castle Hedingham, Essex (Ref. 1056661)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Jenks

    “The cottage was very comfortable but we would have liked more local information.”

    Also, tall drinks glasses and a bedside light in bedroom 2 would have been useful. A lovely stay nevertheless !

    Also, tall drinks glasses and a bedside light in bedroom 2 would have been useful. A lovely stay nevertheless !

    - Mrs Jenks, June 2021

Hedingham Castle Cottages

Set on the magnificent grounds of the breath-taking Hedingham Castle within the picturesque village of Castle Hedingham, this wonderful collection of cottages consists of three beautifully appointed dwellings that exude both character and charm. Featuring a detached cottage sleeping four and a large and luxurious home that has been split into two wings; the east wing hosting two bedrooms and the west wing hosting five; this magnificent group of properties can sleep a total of 19 guests, together creating the perfect setting for a family getaway to Essex. Each of the cottages is complete with a well-equipped kitchen housing all of the essential appliances for a self-catering stay, along with shared use of the castle grounds and ample off-road parking. The village itself is home to two quintessential pubs serving up tasty hot meals, a wonderful tea room, and a quaint village shop with post office, offering all of the essentials for a stress-free escape to the countryside. The historical towns of Braintree, Halstead and Sudbury, all lie within reaching distance and are filled with an array of activities offering something for everyone to enjoy. Embrace the luscious Essex countryside with a scenic journey on the Colne Valley Railway, or a hike through the nearby Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Admire the striking medieval architecture of the castle and climb the Great Tower, before wandering the well-manicured gardens of Marks Hall Estate and stopping by the National Trust owned Coggeshall Grange Barn. Further afield the town of Colchester is home to an imposing castle and the exiting Natural History Museum, as well as a selection of well-established cafes and restaurants where you can delight in an evening of wining and dining. Perfectly positioned within the gorgeous Essex countryside, Hedingham Castle Cottages are a fabulous base for any celebration.

The property

Lying on the grounds of the imposing Norman fortress of Hedingham Castle, you will find the picturesque dwelling of East Lodge.

Boasting breath-taking original features such as exposed beams and a striking open-fireplace, this charismatic cottage makes a wonderful base for a family of four who seek an action-packed adventure in Essex.

Be welcomed into a homely open-plan living space where you can spend the evening snuggling by the fire, as you sink into the plush sofas and flick on the television.

Prepare a hearty home-cooked meal with the help of the well-equipped kitchen, before serving up at the spacious dining table and exchanging your most memorable moments from the holiday so far.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and discover a contemporary shower room, where you can indulge in a rejuvenating soak as you prepare for the day ahead.

Choose to stay in one of the two inviting bedrooms consisting of a king-size and a twin, each decorated with neutral tones creating a calming space to retreat to at the end of an fun-filled day.

Discover the rich local history with tours of the castle and the Great Tower, before embarking on a scenic stroll through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Hop in the car and head for the neighbouring town of Braintree or Colchester, home to an abundance of exciting activities and enchanting landmarks, offering fun for the whole family.

Make the most of quality time with your loved ones on an unforgettable escape to East Lodge.

Note: this cottage can be booked with Refs. 1056947 and 1056668, together sleeping 19 guests.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with open-fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Shared use of castle grounds
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas