Sykes rating 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Open fire Garden / Patio Broadband / WiFi Summary One mezzanine-style double bedroom Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove Central heating Electric oven and 2-ring induction hob, fridge/freezer TV and WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Parking available Large lawned gardens One well behaved Dog welcome, no smoking Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1 mile The property Finchingfield 3.4 miles, Steeple Bumpstead 4.1 miles. Situated next to a 16th-century hall, by tranquil waters of a duck pond in Cornish Hall End, near Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, lies this delightful, one-bedroom holiday annexe, Cart Wheel Cottage. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape to one of the country's most beautiful Home Counties, this charming stay boasts a well-presented, open-plan living area, and superb views of surrounding, pristine countryside, making it an idyllic choice for a rural getaway to the south of England. Park up and step into your lovely new lodgings, where a tastefully-laid out living space awaits to be enjoyed. Whip up romantic dinners for two in the fully-equipped kitchen, kick back and enjoy a film on the TV whilst you're kept warm and toasty by a woodburning stove in the sitting area, before you head to the ground-floor bathroom to refresh yourself on your way to hunkering down for a well-earned rest in the plush, mezzanine-style double bedroom. For the ultimate romantic escape to Essex, look no further than Cart Wheel Cottage. Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1131396, and 1132687, together sleeping up to 21 guests. Shore Hall Collection Resting within a historical, pristine garden featuring an orchard and a sunken rose garden on the outskirts of Cornish Hall End, near Steeple Bumpstead, lies the magnificent Shore Hall Collection, a group of three outstanding holiday properties that include a 16th-century hall, a cottage formerly occupied by notable novelists, and a superb annexe which shares access to a ballroom with the main residence. Boasting ample parking, stunning views of the surrounding countryside, shared access to tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and an outhouse, as well as a great position in-between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east and west, these exquisite homes also offer well-presented interiors that preserve original features, and tastefully-laid out living spaces, making for an idyllic base for large families or a group of sharing friends who are looking for a decadent destination for their next visit to Essex. The surroundings of the collection offer a range of noteworthy attractions, with Clare Castle Country Park, Moyns Park, Noakes Grove, and the Ashdon Village Museum all within driving distance of the properties. Dining options during your stay are also aplenty, with The Plough Bar & Grill, the Horse & Groom, The Three Tuns, and De Maravilla Tapas all just a brief drive from your front door. whilst you can stock up on homely supplies at the nearby Costcutter or Toppesfield Stores. For a day out, head north west to the city of Cambridge, where you can spend time roaming the historic grounds of Castle Mound and the Bridge of Sighs, or even enjoy a peaceful stroll within the tranquil settings of Alexandra Gardens and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Whatever you get up to during your next visit to Essex, be sure to do it from the wonderful base of the Shore Hall Collection. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150. View on map 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.