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The Old Cartlodge

Castle Hedingham, Essex (Ref. 1013762)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • “We had a lovely stay at the old cartlodge surrounded in beautiful countryside.”

    It was just a shame that the accommodation didn’t have a separate bathroom, we had to walk through the bedroom my mum was in to get to it. The accommodation is really only suitable for a maximum of four adults.

    - Julie, September 2021

The property

Castle Hedingham 1.2 miles.

Enjoying captivating views across the valley towards Hedingham Castle and the surrounding countryside is the superb detached, Old Cartlodge property.

This spacious accommodation is ideally suited for a group of couples, families and friends seeking to explore the delights of this stunning location with a real home from home to return to each afternoon.

Here, you will find three elegantly-styled bedrooms to choose from, each designed to ensure a tranquil place to retire to and a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Choose between a ground-floor king-size four-poster bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a ground-floor twin bedroom with a wet room, and a small double bed tucked up on the first floor with a vaulted ceiling.

Look forward to spending your wind down time within the open-plan living room, where you and your loved ones will find everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing week-long break.

Any budding chefs in the group will be delighted to find a well-equipped kitchen, housing all the essentials you could possibly need to cater for own delicious home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed with the whole family at the dining table.

After dinner, curl up on the plush sofas with a cup of tea in hand to tune into the TV or soak up the views of the surrounding grounds.

During a balmy afternoon, spend a moment or two within the garden area, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or roam the spacious lawn.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful base, venture to the nearby village of Castle Hedingham, where you will find a superb selection of amenities to suit all ages and tastes.

For those feeling adventurous, explore the grounds of Hedingham Castle or enjoy a trip on the Colne Valley Steam Railway.

Further afield attractions include Gainsborough’s House, Kentwell House, Market Town of Sudbury, Long Melford, the bustling town of Colchester and the picturesque Dedham Vale AONB.

The Old Cartlodge is an excellent base for a refreshing break to this superb location.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size four-poster bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor small double (4ft)
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating (underfloor heating downstairs)
  • Fridge, freezer, electric oven, grill, electric hob, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, CD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets
  • 2 Pubs, restaurant, local shop & tea room within 1.2 miles
  • Please note, holidaymakers only.

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

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About the location


Sudbury 7 miles; Thaxted 15 miles; Colchester 18 miles; Newmarket 24 miles.

A picturesque village dating back to medieval times with narrow, winding streets and lots of timber framed cottages; many of which date back to the 15th century. The Norman castle, after which the village is named, is open to visitors and has within it a keep which is believed to be the best preserved in England. The castle holds regular events including jousting tournaments, archery contests, battle re-enactments and is a popular wedding venue. Every little boy wants to drive a steam train when he grows up, well now is your chance! With the Colne Valley Railway you can book a Driver Experience Course and experience what it is like for real. There is a fine choice of eating establishments in the village from a cream tea or light snack at the local tea shop up to a full meal at one of the village pubs or the restaurant. There is also a post office, an excellent children's playground and plenty of walks and pathways to explore by foot or cycle. Sudbury offers a weekly market, plenty of choice for shopping and supermarkets, Gainsborough’s house and a setting beside the River Stour. Braintree is a bustling market town just a short distance away where you can enjoy multiplex cinema and Freeport Designer Outlet. Dedham and Flatford in Constable Country and are well worth a visit, whilst Thaxted gives everyone the chance to slow down and enjoy this beautiful countryside before you get ready for the excitement of horse racing at Newmarket! Colchester, the oldest city in England, is less than 30 minutes away where you can visit the zoo, Colchester Castle or sample the oysters. Cambridge, with its river and academic links, and Lavenham, home to the Guildhall and excellent restaurants, are easily reached, as is London, with the Olympic site at Stratford around an hour away by train, and central London only an hour and fifteen minutes by train from the station at Witham.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas