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The Garden Cottage

(Ref. 1056668)

Castle Hedingham, Essex Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely and very clean with everything you would need and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking."

    The host was very hospitable and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds of the castle and local area. I have already recommended my stay to family members and friends and would happily go back myself.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday in Garden Cottage in the most amazing surroundings."

    There was a hiccup on arrival as we couldn't find the key and it was after the estate office hours. We phoned Sykes and they immediately phoned the owners of the cottage, who turned up 2 minutes later with the key. It was a great relief to know we were catered for, even on a Friday night after hours! The owners of the estate were very apologetic about the mishap and went out of their way to make us feel welcome during our stay. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Dressing room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hobs, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Shared use of castle grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles

The property

Resting peacefully on the grounds of Hedingham Castle in the historical village of Castle Hedingham, you will find The Garden Cottage.

Set amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Colne Valley, this idyllic dwelling offers a wonderful base for a family or group of four, who seek an exciting escape to Essex.

Often used as accommodation for brides of the castle and their bridal party, this picturesque cottage has been styled with gorgeous light interiors to create a calming environment perfect for relaxing.

Make yourself at home in the inviting sitting room as you snuggle up on the traditional sofas and admire the exposed brick fireplace, all whilst watching a film on the handy TV.

Wander through to the kitted out kitchen and discover a sea of contemporary appliances that sit within the attractive oak cabinets.

Delight in a tasty afternoon snack at the dining table, decorated with a pretty gingham cloth, and exchange your most anticipated adventures for the rest of your stay.

Across the way, a homely single bedroom can be found featuring bright teal accents and crisp white bedding.

Climb up the to first floor and be greeted by a further two bedrooms consisting of a king-size and a single, as well as a well-designed dressing room where you can take your time to get ready for the days that lie ahead.

Take some much-needed time out with an indulging soak in the tub within the family bathroom, complete with a hand-held shower so that you can wash away the mud from a fun-filled day in the countryside.

Make the most of this fabulous setting as you embark on a tour of the castle's Great Tower and learn of the rich Norman history of this medieval village.

Uncover the unspoilt scenery of Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or visit the neighbouring towns of Braintree and Colchester.

Hop on the Colne Valley Railway for an awe-inspiring journey through the countryside, or explore the very best that Essex has to offer with a bike ride to the town of Sudbury.

Live life to the fullest on an unforgettable family getaway to Essex at The Garden Cottage.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 1056661 and 1056947, together sleeping 19 guests

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.

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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