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The Carriage at High Barn Heritage

Greenstead Green near Halstead, Essex (Ref. 1075120)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "This amazing, very quirky property has been extremely well converted into accommodation with everything one would need for a short stay."

    James has put a lot of thought into converting this old carriage and he should be very proud of the result. It's definitely one for rail enthusiasts with plenty of books and DVDs on the old steam locos available for those wet days indoors.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2022

  • "Exceptionally good."

    Really enjoyed our stay. James and his Dad were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended and hope to return.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "Warm welcome from owner James on our arrival."

    Beautifully presented accommodation in a lovely rural setting. We enjoyed our relaxing stay here.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2022

  • "James was very welcoming and helpful."

    lovely unique accommodation in a rural setting. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Carriage."

    James was very friendly on arrival happily answering any questions and very informative. The carriage itself was beautiful, clean and the attention detail was very thought out including a very generous welcome basket. Lovely local villages to explore on days out and local pubs for food. We throughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AliceApr 2022

  • "An excellent and unusual accommodation."

    Clean, well equipped , lovely and quiet. The owners certainly have put time and effort into this. We highly recommend this property if you want peace and quiet Alan and Jackie

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in the carriage, which has been very thoughtfully restored."

    Plenty of room for us and everything we could possibly want had been provided. Really enjoyed watching the wildlife passing by and the lovely views from both sides of the carriage.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2022

  • "Great place and great owners."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "It's a great stacation for a peaceful rest and what a great host James was, we will go back soon everything you need."

    a triumph to James and his dad

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property, a true labour of love by James and his family."

    They have done an amazing job converting these old carriages into a fantastic place to stay. We would highly recommend for a peaceful break within driving distance of some lovely towns and villages

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 2022

  • "Fantastic, quirky property in an ideal, relaxed and rural setting, definitely worthy of its recent award."

    Great getaway for couples.

    Reviewed by LarryNov 2021

  • "A really unique and lovely holiday let."

    Very well done and made for a very peaceful, quirky break!

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "The carriage was everything we had hoped for."

    We were looking for quiet, away from people and we definitely got that! Nearby there were a lot of places to visit and eateries too. Coming back to the carriage at night was a very dark experience, had to use the light on my phone. A security light would be very beneficial especially with 7 steps up to the door. Will definitely book again for next year as it’s our kind of holiday.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "This is an amazing place to stay."

    A quirky but extremely comfortable railway carriage conversion in the heart of peaceful countryside. We were made to feel extremely welcome with a delicious welcome box full of treats. The outside seating is great for enjoying and unwinding each evening after a day out and we would love to visit again. Thank you for a wonderful stay and cracking directions!

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "A superb, quirky accommodation designed, fitted and equipped to a very high standard."

    A beautiful location, very peaceful and with abundant wildlife. Online description was extremely accurate, pictures were recent and true to life and great care was taken in the online description to highlight the nature of the accommodation e.g. specifying the number of steps to get in. Cleanliness was excellent, owners very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The slight reservation in ratings is that the bed was rather too firm for our personal taste.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Just totally fantastic."

    A beautiful conversion of an old railway carriage. Enough of the original features to remind us of the age of steam, but enough modern conveniences to make it more comfortable. So peaceful and lovely view. Lots of domestic wildlife. The squirrels are fun. No spiders in the carriage!! A lovely dog and residents in the nearest house...which isn't too near. The owner, James, is friendly and helpful, as well as being a very clever lad for making such a good job of the conversion. The area is superb, so many lovely villages, tea shops and individual shops. Ate twice at The Bell in Sible Hedingham..recommended. Also the Moot House Bistro. There is a great barn in Greenstead Green with cafe and 'stuff'. The two railway experiences are extremely good. Have to say that everyone we met was friendly and helpful. (The only irritant was so many drivers who like to pip their horns if you hesitate for a minute at a junction. What is it with Essex and car horns? ) We had a super holiday and really recommend it.

    Reviewed by FraserOct 2021

  • "Great location, very quiet with lanes ideal for cycling and running that pass lovely houses and tiny villages."

    Close to retail and designer outlets in Braintree if you need that and the small town of Halstead with independent eateries, supermarkets and an excellent bakery. The coast is an hour away with a variety of resort types from the brassy Clacton to the beautiful West Mersea.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "The railway carriage was superb, lovely welcome box, very friendly welcome from owners."

    A quirky but excellent, totally peaceful place to stay.. Would go back there and recommend to anybody.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "The carriage is situated in a really peaceful location."

    It's a quaint home from home. We were really sad to leave. Had a fabulous week there. Travelled to local places most days. we had frequent visits from deers pheasants wild hare and grouse . Saw buzzards, red kites. The owners are really friendly can't do enough for you. Provided us with a nice welcome pack. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

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  • Large single-storey Carriages (approx 400 sq ft)
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower, basin, WC, and heated towel rail
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Air Source Heating
  • Electric hob, Microwave combination oven, Fridge with ice-box/freezer compartment, Dishwasher, Toaster, Kettle TV with DVD player, A selection of games
  • Washing Machine, Iron and Ironing Board use provided in the Laundry Room on site
  • Softened Water
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Balcony with seating
  • Decked Areas with seating front and back
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • No pets and No smoking
  • Note: 7 steps up to the property, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No infants or children under 5
  • Shops from 2.4 miles, Pubs from 2 miles

The property

Situated on the outskirts of Greenstead Green, close to the attractions of Halstead, lies this converted 1880’s Railway Carriage; The Carriage at High Barn Heritage.

This single storey accommodation, complete with Air Conditioning throughout, offers a unique escape for couples or families wanting to explore the surrounding countryside, bustling market towns and idyllic villages.

Seven steps lead into the delightful open plan...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Braintree 7.1 miles; Colchester 13.4 miles.

Halstead is a traditional market town resting in the Braintree District of Essex. The River Colne runs through the heart of the town and provides beautiful riverside walks. There are a number of amenities to satisfy visitors, including independent boutique shops, family butchers & bakers, cafés, restaurants; a wealth of floral attractions, buildings built by the Courtauld’s family and two beautiful Churches. The town is also popular with florists, with the Halstead in Bloom being formed in 2000 and from 2009 have been GOLD award Winners every year since; it was also named as Best Town in Anglia in Bloom, on 5 occasions by RHS Britain in Bloom. The nearby town of Braintree provides a popular shopping outlet, while a little further away lies Colchester, a historical Essex town, with a good choice of attractions including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle.

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The property has a good housekeeping bond of £250