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Colemans Farm Barn

Howe Street near Finchingfield, Essex (Ref. 1071968)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The place is fantastic!"

    I was getting ready there the morning of my wedding and family and me stayed there the night before band the night of the wedding The place is so beautifully kept, clean, spacious, location was fabulous and the owners went the extra length to ensure we had everything we needed. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by MarianneJul 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Had a great time. The owner was very helpful, I would recommend this place and am very likely to return.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "A lovely property in a tranquil area"

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Great stay would recommend to anyone looking for a dog friendly break."

    Barn was lovely.

    Reviewed by DannyFeb 2022

  • "Our drive to the barn took us through some of the prettiest villages in Essex passing dozens if not hundreds of beautiful thatched cottages."

    The nearby village of Finchingfield is pretty with no less than three pubs as well as tea shops and a post office/local shop. Although the barn was cold upon arrival we soon got it warmed up and the excellent insulation meant that it stayed warm after that. It took us a few days to sort out exactly how to keep the wood burner in overnight and after a day out but once we mastered it then we were toasty all the time (obviously necessary in January!) Some drawer space in two of the three bedrooms would have been useful. This wasn’t something that spoiled our holiday but it would have made it even better. We were lucky enough to see the family of deer feeding in the adjacent field and we were also rather excited to see a badger. We had a lovely holiday in the barn and despite the previous comments we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "Lovely Barn good location - we had a great break ..."

    Lovely Barn good location - we had a great break Wood Burner kept the whole barn warm Would have been good to have a better mop to clean up muddy dog marks

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "Overall al lovely property, we had an amazing time!"

    There is loads of space, and the location is lovely, and the woodburner provided a good focus to the living room and provided plenty of heat. One small point: It would have been nice if the beds had been king size rather than double.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2021

  • "What a fantastic holiday home."

    A huge main room, a great kitchen and 3 good sized bedrooms. Bathroom upstairs and a really useful downstairs loo too. Also a really big & useful boot room on entry. There is a huge parking area and good grassed areas too. Best of all a small woodland and a lovely meadow. We saw deer in the meadow several times. All this is safely gated from the road. The log burning stove kept us warm (but the central heating didn’t come on....we have alerted owners to this) We were left loo rolls, cleaning equipment, tea & some biscuits and a few other basics...thank you. Probably the best holiday “cottage” we have ever booked and we are very likely to book again.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2021

  • "Excellent owner."

    Happy to resolve any issues.

    Reviewed by LewisOct 2021

  • "Coleman’s barn itself is a lovely property and in a beautiful location but there are some improvements that we feel need to be made for today’s clientele."

    1. The television is exceptionally small for the size of property and number of guests and we were amazed to find no live tv. Even my 87 year old mother in law has free view. 2. The broadband reception running from Vodafone had very poor reception and on several occasions failed to work in the evening. 3. When staying for more than a week, I would have expected a drop off of clean bedding and towels 4. The stove hadn’t been cleaned it looked like for a long time. We had to empty the grate twice and clean the glass doors so we could see the beautiful flames.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "We loved our two weeks at Coleman's Farm Barn."

    It is located in a beautiful rural location yet with easy access to many adorable villages with lovely pubs and often a local shop or co-op for supplies although all the main supermarkets are in neighbouring towns 20 minutes away. The Barn is spacious and newly renovated so a perfect place to stay and Nell and her family have provided everything you need to get the most out of your stay. We were happy with our long walks in the gorgeous surrounding countryside with our dogs and some days eating out and other days a BBQ in the garden. If you love rural you will love this outstanding rural retreat

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Two pets welcome
  • High chair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles

The property

Finchingfield 1.7 miles.

Set on the edge of the quiet Essex hamlet of Howe Street, near the picturesque setting of Finchingfield, is this beautiful barn conversion, Colemans Farm Barn.

Offering six guests an idyllic holiday destination in the Essex countryside, Colemans Farm Barn features original beams and flint walls, with character and rustic charm in abundance, blended perfectly with contemporary features.

Be welcomed into the large boot room where you can leave coats, boots and wet gear following country rambles, before entering the spacious living/dining room.

Light the large woodburning stove and get settled on one of the sofas to watch TV or a film, or set up a board game around the table in here, perched before the large patio doors overlooking the garden.

The timber-clad kitchen is bursting with character, boasting a large dining table with bright blue chairs and ample appliances to rustle up delicious dishes, with the helpful additions of a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

Offering a ground-floor sleeping spot is the twin bedroom, whilst the stairs to the first floor bring you two delightful double bedrooms, continuing to showcase the timber beams and neutral décor with plenty of storage.

Freshen up in the contemporary shower room, home to a large walk-in shower enclosure, a bath and heated rail to keep your towel toasty.

Spend time out in the lovely garden, offering a real sun trap, perfect for alfresco dining, sunbathing and soaking up the fresh country air.

Howe Street is bursting with thatched cottages and surrounded by rolling countryside, and lies just under two miles from Finchingfield, a well known picture-perfect village, boasting the nearest shop, pubs, tearooms and restaurants.

Visit this delightful village and explore the various interesting buildings like the windmill and medieval church, with walks to enjoy from the village like one heading over to Great Bardfield, visiting the River Pant and Finchingfield Brook along the way.

Enjoy a day out to Hedingham Castle, home to a well-preserved Norman fortress with plenty of scenic picnic spots and a café, or venture over to Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village, a reconstructed medieval castle and Norman settlement.

The Colne Valley Railway can take you on a scenic journey on a vintage steam or diesel train, while the Audley End Miniature Railway is perfect for families with smaller children.

Explore the historic buildings around Braintree, before heading to Great Notley Country Park for a fun bike ride along the cycling paths, stopping to let the children play on the large wooden climbing area here!

Within reach of the historic city of Cambridge and the town of Colchester too, Colemans Farm Barn is a wonderful setting for a tranquil break to the Essex countryside.

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About the location

FINCHINGFIELD

Braintree 9.3 miles; Cambridge 24.2 miles; Colchester 25.6 miles.

Finchingfield is a textbook example of a traditional English village, settled in the county of Essex in the Braintree district. Winning awards for its picturesque setting, Finchingfield appears on many calendars, chocolate boxes and jigsaws thanks to being home to colour-washed cottages, thatched roofs, a windmill and a medieval church. There are three pubs in the village, along with two tearooms and two restaurants, as well as two antiques shops and a local Post Office and store combined. Visit the 18th century Finchingfield Post Mill and climb up the first two floors to see the inner workings of this classic landmark. Nearby attractions include the Colne Valley Railway offering a journey on a vintage locomotive through picturesque countryside, the Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum, and the delights of Braintree such at Great Notley Country Park and Braintree District Museum. Finchingfield offers a picture-perfect setting for a rural break full of walks and scenery.

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Note: WiFi via mobile broadband 4G device. Good signal downstairs. May not be able to use multiple devices or large downloads