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The Cart Lodge

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

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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

    - Mrs Hughes, May 2021

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About the location


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:

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