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The Cart Lodge

Wickham St Paul near Sudbury, Essex (Ref. 985434)

4.9

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for such a lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and well kept, everything you need is provided. So nice to have such a short walk to a nice local pub, with good food. The farm shop next door also came in handy. Loads to do without travelling to far. Loved the visits from the two dogs. We will recommend.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Good quiet location for visiting local places of interest.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Good quiet location, comfortable accommodation and plenty to see."

    Owners very helpful and friendly. Pub two minutes down the road and farm shop/ cafe two minutes up the road, a bonus.

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2022

  • "I'd recommend this property to stay in and will use it again when visiting family."

    We stayed at the property following a bereavement. The owners were helpful and friendly whilst giving us the space we needed. The property is well laid out and serviced with two ensuites which were really excellent. The sofas were really comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, the bedroom upstairs is a lovely spacious room, the covered patio area is great to sit out, the village itself with all its walks are amazing and the farm shop and cafe next door is an absolute must. I couldn't fault it in any way - absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by JackyApr 2022

  • "The place was comfortable and warm - everything we needed."

    Nice living area and patio, and having 2 bathrooms was great. We liked being on the farm, nice setting - owners were great. Great farm shop and cafe next door, and a pub just a couple of hundred yards down the road.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "We have stayed in both cottage's that Hazel and Martin have and both are very comfortable in every way, I can't find anything negative only just very positive things to say, lovely and clean, quality furniture, all the item needed to cook if you don't what to eat out."

    What is also good is that always someone available if you do need something. The area is lovely so much to do, we were lucky to have beautiful weather so even better. Keep doing what you are doing and we will definitely be back again. Also thank you for the things left, flower nice touch. Elsa says thanks for her Dog chews. Sue

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and a nice touch of Milk/juice/biscuits and treats for our dog on our arrival."

    Great location to explore the Essex/Suffolk and Cambridgeshire area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay between Christmas and the start of the New year at Cart Lodge and will certainly comeback again in the summer months.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely area, wonderful hosts"

    Reviewed by JanDec 2021

  • "The Cart Lodge is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need for your stay."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The property is an excellent base for exploring the Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire countryside. Would highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, clean and welcoming from the owners great touches with tea, coffee, biscuits and flowers provided."

    Nothing too much trouble we struggled with the technology on the hob. The owner showed how to operate it. We and my 5 parrots will be returning.

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2021

  • "Hosts were very welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2021

  • "The Cart Lodge is a fabulous property in a lovely area."

    It is equips with everything you could need and is in a lovely part of the country with lots to do and fun days out to be had close by. We had a fab relaxing break, and the owners who are on site are really helpful and very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend to others. Also we took our dog with us and we found many dog friendly places and restaurants near by.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with all facilities we needed."

    In quiet village with a very good pub and an excellent Farm Shop a two minute walk from the cottage where you could buy everything you may require.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2021

  • "Everything was great, lovely setting,well equipped cottage, friendly People, very satisfied customers."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "A little hard to find as Satnav didn't take to the farm, once we found it the owners were very friendly and if you needed to know anything were only to pleased to help."

    Spencers Farm Shop next door was very handy and with a very nice and clean cafe too. Plus pick your own fruit when in season. Certainly a handy place to stay for sightseeing in Essex, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire. With several National Trust places in the area, Lavenham Guidehall is a must and with unusally free parking in the town square. Not far away is Markshall Estate, with an aboretum, walled gardens, lakes, and plenty of walking, even a war memorial to the RAF who were stationed here in WWII.

    Reviewed by BerylJul 2021

  • "Good location and pub and farm shop within 100 yards of the property"

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation; owners very friendly and helpful; great location"

    Reviewed by RobinMay 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts and fantastic location and facilities."

    Cottage was very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by TarunMay 2021

  • "Really lovely property in a great location."

    Immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. Very friendly- as were the fab village pub and farm shop (both a short walk away). Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "A very comfortable and cosy little cottage beautifully decorated."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2020

  • "It was a short break."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. Comfortable cottage and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in annex
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • Two well behaved dogs
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry no smoking or candles
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property is on the same site as the owner's home and The Granary [Ref 921968]

The property

Enjoying a delightful position in the Essex countryside in the rural village of Wickham St Paul is this striking timber property, The Cart Lodge.

Boasting two bedrooms, this fantastic holiday cottage sits in the grounds of the owner's home along with their other holiday let, The Granary, and presents lovely accommodation for four guests seeking to explore the likes of Dedham Vale AONB, Colchester, and the Stour Valley.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space where you'll be relaxing after exciting days out in the countryside; find a snug spot on one of the leather sofas and enjoy some evening TV amidst your loved ones, with the last of the evening light let in by the patio doors.

Enjoy sitting at the round dining table when tucking into home-cooked meals prepared in the kitchen space, with ingredients bought from one of the one local farm shops, you're sure to be well catered for in Wickham St Paul.

The ground floor is home to one of the two sleeping spots, a twin bedroom holding two single beds and benefitting from an en-suite shower room, complete with a heated towel rail to keep you toasty warm.

Head upstairs to find the second bedroom with a king-size bed with a TV, so you can enjoy watching from the comfort of the covers, as well as a beautiful en-suite bathroom.

Spend time outside in your private enclosed patio area with seating for evening drinks, alfresco dining or morning coffees.

Explore this charming village from your doorstep, with the farm shop, Post Office and pub all within strolling distance, or head to the nearby market town of Sudbury which might be recognisable to you as the filming location of 'Lovejoy' and the '101 Dalmations'.

Here you can enjoy relaxing in Belle Vue Park, or catching a show at The Quay Theatre which puts on a variety of films and plays throughout the year.

Visit the beautiful Melford Hall and Country Park run by the National Trust, a stunning Tudor manor house with unusual domed turrets, once home to the family of Beatrix Potter and still holding some of her sketches, along with collections of naval paintings and Chinese porcelain, set in stunning grounds with a tearoom too.

Back in Sudbury enjoy some excitement with Stour Valley Adventure Centre and be taken out on a guided canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding trip along the River Stour, experiencing the idyllic countryside along the way, with bike hire available too for some glorious cycle rides through the landscape and walking guided expeditions too.

Walkers can embark on a day of walking along the Stour Valley Path, spanning a total of 60 miles, beginning at Newmarket through the Dedham Vale AONB and over to Cattawade.

Enjoy a day trip to Colchester for a wealth of attractions like the fabulous Colchester Zoo set on 60 acres of parkland and home to a variety of creatures, it's a great day out for all ages, and don't miss the chance to see Colchester Castle, completed in 1100, it is now home to a museum featuring interactive exhibits, a jail and landscaped gardens.

Within reach of Cambridge and Chelmsford too, The Cart Lodge presents a wonderful base for an exciting trip to Essex.

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About the location

SUDBURY

Colchester 15.5 miles; Dedham Vale 11.2 miles

This small market town in Suffolk boasts pretty half-timbered houses, characterful sloping roofs and is home to the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough. Take a stroll along Gainsborough Street and down a little alleyway where you will find Gainsborough House, his birthplace and where he resided for many of his younger years. In this modest, late-medieval brick house is a marvellous collection of some of his finest work to be admired. Resting in the Stour Valley in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, the surrounding majestic countryside of Sudbury is what inspired most of his paintings. Stroll along the River Stour and soak up the tranquil atmosphere or meander through The Croft with its green lawns and pretty wildlife, a lovely spot to take the kids to feed the ducks. Enjoy the beautiful architecture in the area, Sudbury presents a combination of Victorian terrace houses, Georgian manor houses and medieval timber framed Halls. Belle Vue Park is a lovely spot for kicking back and watching the world go by and there is an array of shops in the town to delight in. This ancient market town is only fifteen miles from Colchester where you will discover Colchester Castle, an 11th century edifice and manicured grounds, Hollytrees Museum showcasing local history exhibits, Colchester Zoo and the stunning High Woods Country Park. Sudbury is also not too far from the coast so why not take a day trip and explore the 350 miles of stunning shoreline in Essex, it is one of the most diverse places of surprising, natural wild beauty. This is a delightful town and a spectacular location to base your family holiday.

Region Information

Note: The barn is based on the owners smallholding and there is livestock on-site.

Note: There is a pond on-site and children should be carefully watched.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas