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Tuffon Hall Farmhouse

(Ref. 1067084)

Sible Hedingham, Essex Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful home in the North Essex Countryside."

    Certainly gets a Wow factor. Booking a wine tour is also a great way to add to the experience.

    Dear Margaret, it was so lovely to meet you and your wonderful family and friends and we hope that you had a fabulous time all getting together. Thank you for your review, being a small family run business it really does mean a lot to us. We do hope that when you next visit the UK you will come back and stay. With very best wishes Kate and the team at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2024

  • "We would only advise the owners that there is a lack of saucepan lids, and a couple of larger saucepans might be handy Also there was no blender ( we had to buy one to complete one recipe) But we did have a fabulous time!"

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    Dear Rosemary Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased you had a fabulous time at the Farmhouse. It means so much us as a small family business. We are currently updating our kitchen inventory, and your comments have been taken on board. Kate & the Tuffon Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2024

  • "Had a fabulous stay here for our friends 30th birthday."

    Such a big house and well equipped kitchen, had everything we needed. Would recommend

    Dear Megan Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback, it means so much to us as a small family business. We are thrilled you had a wonderful birthday celebration in the Farmhouse, & look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Tuffon Hall was a fabulous place to stay it is so well equipped and very comfortable."

    We had a family gathering and the space the house offers is just brilliant, you never feel on top of each other. I could not recommend it more. Some of us also did the vineyard tour and tasting which was so informative and Liz made it such a pleasurable afternoon for us. So if you get the opportunity you should try. Huge thanks for everything Liz.

    Dear Ann Thank you so much for your wonderful review, this means a lot to us and we are so delighted that you all enjoyed your time here. It was a huge pleasure to meet you and your family and I do hope you all come back and see us again soon. With very best wishes, Liz and the team at Tuffon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Tuffon Hall."

    It was perfect for a three generation family get together. The house is even larger than we expected and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining room has plenty of space for everyone. We definitely plan on returning!

    Thank you for your wonderful review Jenni, we really do appreciate it. We are so pleased you all had a wonderful time here at Tuffon Hall and look forward to welcoming you back very soon! With very best wishes the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning house, the pictures don't do the size of the house justice."

    Everything was amazing, the kitchen was stunning, the rooms were beautiful and so comfortable. And the grounds were absolutely gorgeous. Liz was incredible from the start, so accommodateing to all we asked, every email sent was responded to very quickly and always so helpful. Steve that did our Vineyard tour was AMAZING we loved him, and the wine tasting was just the cherry on the cake. Highly highly recommend everything. ❤️

    Thank you for your wonderful review Tamara, we were delighted to host you all and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Tuffon Hall. Looking forward to welcoming you all back soon! With very best wishes, Team Tuffon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely four generation stay at Tuffon Hall Farmhouse."

    We felt very comfortable and the accommodation and surroundings were lovely. Thank you for a wonderful holiday rental.

    Derar Ann, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! With very best wishes the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the house."

    Plenty of bedrooms as there was only 6 of us. Very well equipped kitchen. Nice welcome pack. Thank you for renting your house to us. Regards 6 grumpy old men.

    Dear John, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Tuffon Hall. Thank you for leaving us sucha lovely review. You must come back and visit us again! Wiht very best wishes the Team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "The farmhouse was both grand and impressive for entertaining, and cozy and peaceful for relaxing."

    Communication was most helpful and informative from before to after the booking. The welcome gifts were a very generous touch. I would highly recommend you also book a Vineyard tour (that ends with a tasting in the beautiful barn next door) with your stay, if there is availability. It was a high point of the weekend learning about premium English wine with Liz, and the grazing platters we opted to book with our tasting were delightful. Reading any previous reviews that have made suggestions, I found that these have clearly been taken seriously and acted upon. A very memorable stay, thank you.

    Dear Zeina, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and such a wonderful one too! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your time at Tuffon Hall and the house and tour were to your liking. It was lovely to meet you all and I do hope that you come back and visit again soon. With very best wishes Liz & the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zeina4.7Apr 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our family celebrating a big birthday."

    The house has everything you need, it’s well equipped for all your needs, clean and tidy. We just loved it and would definitely go back. We didn’t however enjoy cooking on the Aga, for 12 people cooking took forever. It’s so hard to work and understand cooking times. We managed it but I think as you have the room to put a normal over in the other kitchen that would be most beneficial. We are already planning when we can come back.

    Dear Elaine, thank you for your wonderful review, we really do appreciate you taking the time. We are so pleased the farmhouse was to your liking and perfect for your family celebrations. I do hope you found the AGA cook book and instructions left in the kitchen and that helped. We would love to see you back here at Tuffon Hall. With very best wishes from all of us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for the most wonderful stay."

    The house and surrounding area were more than we had hoped for. Loved the decor of the house, the comfort of the bedrooms and overall layout of the house. It was perfect for hosting our weekend. The grape gin and sparkling wines from the vineyard that we ordered were very good and loved the personal welcome and gifts on arrival too.

    Dear Sarah , thank you very much for your fabulous review, we do appreciate it. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and everything was to your liking. We hope you will come back and see us again soon! With very best wishes all the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at Tuffon Hall."

    The Farmhouse is fantastic and well equipped. We did wine tasting with Liz who was so welcoming and we had a lovely time. The wines and Gin they produce are incredible. The Barn is the perfect event space and is beautifully done. Would highly recommend.

    Dear Agust, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Tuffon Hall, thank you for your wonderful feedback, we really appreciate it. You must all come back for another reunion again soon - dont leave it for another 25 years! With very best wishes all of us at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agust5.0Jan 2023

  • "We have just returned from Tuffon Hall after the most wonderful weekend ."

    We were a group of 9 ladies with lots to celebrate and Tuffon Hall was just the perfect setting. We were even greeted by a beautiful welcome gift on our arrival of wine and treats which was really unexpected. The house is stunning, the beds were super comfy, the duvets and pillows were fluffy and the whole house is super clean and wonderfully cosy. We enjoyed parties in the kitchen, cosy afternoons by the log fire and fabulous walks. They have literally thought of everything, the house is so well equipped even down to spare wellies. Only tiny issue was we ran out of toilet tissue but with 9 women under one roof could there ever be enough?

    Dear Emma, thank you so much for your wonderful review - we really appreicate it. We are delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous weekend all together at Tuffon Hall and so pleased that the house was perfect for you all. Please come back and visit us again soon! With very best wishes, the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2023

  • "We were a family party of eleven covering 3 generations and booked Tuffon Hall for us all to celebrate Christmas together."

    Based on the photos of the property it looked very spacious and this did not disappoint at all. The whole house is amazing with ample space for our celebrations and at the same time you can also find a quiet corner to read or just chill out. The dining room is stunning, took our breath away and makes you feel like you are in a Manor House! The house was also beautifully decorated for Christmas and the welcome pack was very generous - many thanks. We loved that although the vineyard was closed whilst we were there, there was a selection of wines and gins in the house which you could purchase should you so wish. Tuffon Hall is in a lovely and relaxing setting with plenty of space inside and out plus ample parking too. We would highly recommend this holiday accommodation, do not hesitate to book it. We all had the most amazing time making more special memories for us to cherish! Thank you so much to Liz and her team.

    Dear Dina, Happy New Year! We are so pleased you had a wonderful Christmas stay at Tuffon Hall, and to hear that the facilities were perfect for you and your family is just fabulous. Thank you for leaving this review, being a small family run business this means a lot to us. Wishing you a great 2023 and we really hope to welcome you all back to Tuffon Hall very soon. With very warm wishes, the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dina4.7Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful pre Chrismas break, even snow on the ground!"

    The lovely Christmas tree was very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Happy New Year Dr Chris, thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay - even with all the white stuff! It was certainly chilly but very pretty - and my first vineyard tour in the snow! You must come back and stay when the sun is shining and there are grapes on the vine! With very best wishes, the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Tuffon Farmhouse."

    We couldn't believe how big and spacious the property was and how lovely it all was. The kitchen was fine to cater in and the living room was lovely to sit in. It was great to have plenty of firewood to use if needed on the wood burning stove. We all really appreciated the accomodation and would love to return!

    Dear Aileen, thank you for your wonderful review, we really do apprieciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. With very best wishes, all the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Nov 2022

  • "In general the property was lovely, however look up and there were a lot of cobwebs and quite a few spiders on the ceilings, there was ant poison left on the floor in the dining room which is not great with young children behind a curtain is no deterrent for a 3 year old."

    Towels could have been bigger in the bathrooms and some kitchen equipment was old, mis matched and worn out.

    Dear Barbara, we are really disappointed to recieve this rating however thank you for your honest feedback. As you know from our previous corerspondance we are addressing your main concerns. To put your mind at rest, regarding your comment on ant poison, this is actually a child safe ant deterrant box and not harmful. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tuffon Hall. With very best wishes, The team at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara2.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely summer getaway with the whole family."

    This place exceeded our expectations. The house boasts bags of character and is big enough to cater for a large group, and has good facilities. Everything was nice and clean, and seemed like it was well looked after. The outside space is amazing, with alot of greenery surrounding the house. The enclosed pond is the highlight of the property with ducks and fishes in it. However there are some things that need improvement, the living room sofa, the chairs in the dining room, and the mattresses need to be replaced, so that they can provide a more comfortable stay. The outside area has no lights at all after it gets dark, some lights would make it better. We would definitely recommend this property :)

    Dear Fahema thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback about the furniture and are currently reviewing our sofas and antique dining chairs, the matresses have recently been replaced. We do have exterior lighting but need to make sure the light switches are more accessible, we apologise you could not locate these. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tuffon Hall in the future. With very best wishes, The Team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fahema3.8Aug 2022

  • "The house itself was lovely, but was let down by very poor cleaning."

    There were cobwebs everywhere, mould in the master ensuite bathroom. The chairs in the dining room needed fixing and the sofas in the lounge are very tired. To top it off, in the master ensuite bathroom the waterfall section of the shower didn't work as it hasn't been cleaned in that long! If the house was having regular maintenance and cleaning then it would have been an outstanding place to stay.

    Dear Philip Thank you so much for your comments, as a small family run business we rely on honest feedback and it is always our priority to ensure every guest has the best stay possible, so we thank you for drawing our attention to these matters. We can assure you we will be investigating all your points thoroughly and actioning them immediately. We do hope you had an enjoyable mini break with us and we look forward to welcomimg you to Tuffon Hall again in the future. Best wishes The Team at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Tuffon Hall and it was perfect for what we wanted."

    It was made even better by the vineyard tour and tasting expertly led by Liz. The wine was delicious, we particularly love the slightly pink fizz and the Baccus white. We found the property quirky and liked the antique look however some of the party felt the property was a bit tired as there were broken chairs, soggy sofas, frying pans that looked unusable, lack of microwave bowls etc. It didn’t feel luxury but it was the perfect size for a party of 10 and it felt warm and welcoming with a lovely outlook and surroundings so we were more than happy.

    Hi Janie, we are delighted to hear that you all really enjoyed your stay and that the wine tasting was fun! Thank you for you feedback . We will certainly look to action the points you raised and appreciate you drawing our attention to them. Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and hope that we see you back here again soon. With very best wishes, the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janie3.8Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property in lovely Essex countryside."

    Perfect for a family Christmas gathering - really well appointed rooms, fab for socialising or quiet time. Fireplace in lounge, cosy snug, great size kitchen, awesome dining room, fabulous sweeping stairs. Exactly what we hoped for. Could do with a few more kitchen items to help cater for 12 people making merry especially over Christmas when pans, cutlery etc are needed in abundance; but otherwise top notch.

    Happy New Year Claire! We are delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay here at Tuffon Hall over Christmas. Thank you for your feedback with respect to the equipment in the kitchen, that is extremely useful to hear and we will make sure your comments are addressed.Wishing you a fabulous 2022 and we hope to see you all here again one day. Best wishes the team at Tuffon Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    We were 3 families and enjoyed a lot. Kitchen was great and we'll equipped and large enough as most of the times we were all in kitchen. Bedrooms were large and comfy. May be one feedback is some lights outside of property would be great, specially in winters as it gets dark there are no lights outside the property. Another small thing was WiFi was not so stable. Angus was really friendly. Gin and Vines were incredible. Overall a great holiday.

    Hi Amol Thank you so much for your wonderful review and constructive feedback. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay here at Tuffon Hall and hope to see you all back here again one day. With very best wishes The team at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amol4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the beautiful Tuffon Hall, which was perfectly set up for our needs and provided a wonderful base for our break."

    It would have been great to have a few more of the basics readily available - things like kitchen roll, surface cleaner etc., - but other than that, everything was well set up and easy to navigate.

    Hi Emily We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We really hope to see you again one day. All the best Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect setting amongst the vines and a stunning farmhouse."

    Such a nice place to stay with friends. It is very spacious, well maintained and has a lovely grand but cosy feel. There are a couple of niggles. Don’t want to moan but quite useful for the owners to know how to improve. The wifi is very bad. It doesn’t work in wvery room and most of us couldn’t use it. I know it’s nice to be a le to switch your phones off but we brought speakers that connect to wifi so that was a real pain. The dining room light flickers so you can’t have it on. It’s quite a dark room anyway so you can’t eat in there in the evening unless you want to eat in the dark. The kitchen is stocked in quite an odd way. 12 egg cups but then no sharp knives. It has a weird mix of things and not enough of what you need e.g. good knives and pans. Not sure if it’s possible but it would be lovely if some of the plants were trimmed bacl that block the pond. When sitting outside it would be lovely to be able to look at the pond but you can’t see it. The TV doesn’t work, it might be because of the wifi issue but we couldn’t get freeview to work which was a shame. The place really is lovely but if those things were fixed it would be perfect!

    Hi Katie Thank you for your review and really useful comments. We are addressing all your points and have found it very helpful so we can improve for future bookings. It was lovely to meet you all. With very best wishes, the team at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

    Tuffon Hall is a beautiful place in a beautiful location. My family and I loved the farmhouse it was very comfortable and homely. The beds, bedding and towels were amazing. Angus was lovely and welcomed us with a bottle of wine, produced on site. Sarah was very helpful and prompt replying to my messages and requests. We would definitely stay here again and definitely use Sykes holidays again.

    Hi Karen Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you all here again soon. With very best wishes Everyone at Tuffon Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was spacious and bright."

    We stayed over a hot weekend but the house remained breezy inside. The vineyard was beautiful and we loved the private tour. It was great to be able to use the tennis courts. We hope we can come back again soon and would definitely recommend the property for anyone looking for a stay near London but still surrounded by countryside.

    Hi Ilana Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay here with us. Come again soon! With very best wishes, the Tuffon Hall team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ilana5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: Ground Floor; 1 x Double 1st Floor; 1 x Super-King-size with en-suite walk in shower, basin & WC, 1 x King-size with access to Jack and Jill bathroom with shower, basin & WC, 1 x Twin with access to the Jack and Jill bathroom 2nd Floor; 1 x Double room 1 x Twin room. Second-floor bathroom with over shower, basin & WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Aga cooker, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Highchair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Terraced front garden
  • Rear patio with fenced duck pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.3 miles

The property

A traditional hall on the site of a working farm and vineyard, adjacent to a 400-year-old barn converted into a cellar door for wine and gin tasting, Tuffon Hall Farmhouse is a grand property surrounded by tranquil countryside on the outskirts of Sible Hedingham in Essex.

Sleeping twelve guests, this property is ideal for a special occasion or large family or group gathering for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors and the idyllic villages, countryside and woodland the surrounding area has to offer.

Access the property via a long gravel driveway and find ample parking at the front and rear of the property, before heading inside and into the grand entrance hallway boasting a curved staircase to the upper floors.

Head into the spacious kitchen/diner, fully equipped with integrated appliances and a large Aga cooker you can fire up to cook delicious meals for the group, with an island providing ample space to prepare ingredients, while meals can be enjoyed at the adjacent dining table beneath a skylight, or in the separate formal dining room, which can comfortably seat the whole group.

Spend evenings relaxing in the sitting room in front of the TV, or curl up in an armchair with a good book, while a small snug on the first floor provides additional space to play games or watch your favourite shows.

As the evening draws to a close, discover a ground-floor double bedroom, or make your way up the staircase to find three bedrooms - a super king-size with en-suite shower room and dressing room, a king-size and a twin sharing access to a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

The second floor offers a further double and twin bedroom with a bathroom in between.

There is also a ground floor double bedroom, perfect for anyone unable to manage the stairs and with level access to a small cloakroom and the living areas.

Spend time in the patio garden, which overlooks a lovely enclosed duck pond, and take in your picturesque setting while enjoying a glass of wine in the afternoon sunshine, guests also have free access to the tennis courts of Graves Hall, racquets and balls are provided but please book in advance.

Take advantage of your location and sample award-winning wines and gins at Tuffon Hall Vineyard, learning how to carefully taste wine and how to pair it with food successfully, this is an extra cost, please get in touch with the owner for more information.

Venture into the village of Sible Hedingham to discover a selection of local shops, pubs and tearooms along its mile-long main street, as well as a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age.

This lovely part of Essex is rich in forests and woodland, making it extremely popular with cyclists, horse riders and those who enjoy an outdoor pursuit.

Nearby Castle Hedingham boasts a well-preserved Norman castle with a scenic picnic area, along with several parks and gardens to enjoy an afternoon stroll through.

The market town of Sudbury, resting within the Stour Valley, is the home of painter Thomas Gainsborough, who took inspiration from his picturesque surroundings for his paintings.

The town boasts pretty half-timbered houses with characterful sloping roofs, along with opportunities for riverside strolls beside the Stour and Gainsborough House, which showcases some of Gainsborough's finest work.

Nearby Lavenham is a must visit, with a magnificent church and over 350 timber framed medieval houses, it's thought to be England's finest complete medieval village.

Within easy reach of Colchester and its many attractions too, Tuffon Hall Farmhouse is an incredible countryside escape to enjoy with your loved ones in Essex.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location

SIBLE HEDINGHAM

Castle Hedingham 1 mile; Halstead 4 miles; Colchester 14 miles; Newmarket 22miles; Cambridge 29miles.

Sible Hedingham in Essex has a one mile long main street and is able to trace its roots back as far as the Bronze Age and prides itself in having artefacts covering all ages. It has been a hive of industry to many different trades over the years including brick making and straw plating for hats. Wood and trees have always been a main feature of this lovely part of Essex with forests and woodlands in abundance. It is a popular location for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits including cycling, horse riding, woodland rambles, fishing or just getting out and about. There are many beautiful rural towns and villages in the area including Lavenham which is considered England's finest complete medieval village with over 350 timber framed medieval houses and its magnificent church of St Peter & St Paul, whilst nearby Castle Hedingham has one of England's finest Norman keeps. Sible Hedingham is a wonderful rural location for discovering the delights of this part of East Anglia.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas