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The Carriage at High Barn Heritage

Greenstead Green near Halstead, Essex (Ref. 1075120)



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Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "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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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 living space, where you can delight in peaceful evenings spent on the sofa, with a wall-mounted TV and DVD player providing entertainment.

The kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you need; from the electric hob and microwave combination oven, to the handy dishwasher and fridge with ice-box; while a separate dining table is where you can host romantic meals night after night.

As you tire, find the double bedroom, complete with soft furnishings and crisp bed linen, along with a chest of drawers and hanging space for your clothing.

Patio doors lead out to the private balcony, ideal for an evening drink amidst the tranquil countryside setting.

As well as having Air Conditioning throughout, if the weather turns inclement, then the Electric Heating ensures a cosy stay.

Steps to the front and back lead to charming outside spaces, with decked areas either side allowing for a breakfast cup of coffee through to an evening meal area if desired.

Welcoming and old-fashioned pubs start just two miles away, where you are able to sip pints and enjoy traditional good food, or venture into the market town of Halstead where you will be treated to a number of eateries, boasting everything from quality restaurants and country pubs to relaxing cafés and wine bars.

There are also three supermarkets if you’d prefer to do your own cooking, and to make use of the BBQ provided.

For more culinary delights, the Suffolk market town of Sudbury has a selection of pubs, restaurants, and shops, as well as a rich history including being the home of Gainsborough.

Pop your walking boots on and start exploring the surrounding area, with local walks to enjoyed from your doorstep, or head over to the Stour Valley Way to enjoy the riverside scenery as you ramble on.

Alternatively stay in The Carriage and observe the wildlife, such as pheasants, deer, and partridge which occasionally egress from the neighbouring quiet woodland.

Once those are completed, check out surrounding attractions like the two heritage railways (Colne Valley Railway and East Anglian Railway Museum) with their vintage steam and diesel trains taking you on a delightful journey into picturesque countryside, or explore the charming grounds of Ickworth House, Melford Hall and the beautiful Hedingham Castle, all within an hour’s drive.

The historical town of Colchester also offers its Roman Castle to explore and the renowned Colchester Zoo.

For a romantic luxury getaway to North Essex, look no further than The Carriage at High Barn Heritage.


  • 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

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.

Region Information

The property has a good housekeeping bond of £250

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