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West Lodge

Castle Hedingham, Essex (Ref. 1056947)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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.

About the property

Tucked away in the historical village of Castle Hedingham within the grounds of the magnificent Norman Castle, you will find West Lodge.

Maintaining many of its original features such as attractive exposed beams, this delightful dwelling offers a charming setting for any celebration with family and friends.

Make yourself at home in the traditional sitting room as you kick back and relax on the plush patterned sofa and flick on the TV, or curl up with a book on the inviting leather armchair as you admire the beautiful exposed brick fireplace.

Wander through to the pretty country kitchen boasting all the essential appliances, and prepare a delicious family feast to be enjoyed at the sociable dining table.

Keep on top of laundry with the handy washing machine that sits within the porch, before freshening up with a quick rinse in the ground-floor shower room.

Discover two well-appointed twin bedrooms resting on the ground floor, one of which can be found benefitting from its very own en-suite shower room offering accessible accommodation for guests with limited mobility.

Venture up to the first floor and be greeted by a further three bedrooms consisting of an additional twin, a family room with both a king-size and a single bed, and a spacious king-size with an en-suite bathroom.

Escape the excitement in the tranquil bathroom as you indulge in a deep soak in the tub, washing away your worries as you enjoy the peace and quiet.

Embrace your stunning surroundings with a tour of Hedingham and The Great Tower, before exploring the rich history of the village dating all the way back to the 15th century.

Take a scenic train ride through the Colne Valley or see the very best that Essex has to offer with a day in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For the ultimate escape to the countryside with your nearest and dearest, West Lodge is the cottage for you!

Note: this cottage can be booked with Refs. 1056661 and1056668, together sleeping 19 guests.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family room with a king-size and a single, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power 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