Sykes rating 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Pets No Features Open fire Garden / Patio Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Summary Over three floors Seven bedrooms: 1 x super king (can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, double basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 3 x double, 1x single, 1 x second-floor with 4x single beds Second-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC Cloakroom Kitchen/diner Utility First-floor dining room Sitting room with woodburning stove Snug with woodburning stove Ballroom Reading room Central heating Electric AGA cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher Samsung frame Smart TV and Gigabit fiber optic WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Parking available Surrounding gardens Sorry, no smoking Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1 mile The property Finchingfield 3.4 miles, Steeple Bumpstead 4.1 miles. Set in the wonderful rural outskirts of Cornish Hall End near Steeple Bumpstead in Essex, lies this magnificent, seven-bedroom holiday stay, Shore Hall. Dating all the way back to 1619, this beautiful 16th-century building boasts large, well-preserved living spaces set over three floors, and a superb setting within pristine, manicured gardens, offering a large family or group of sharing friends the chance to refresh and relax with a self-catered escape to one of south England's most sought-after getaway destinations. Park up and step into your fabulous new dwelling, where you'll find an array of outstanding living areas, including an immaculate kitchen/diner complete with an impressive AGA cooker, induction hob, and dining seating where you can prepare and savour your meals; two sitting rooms complete with their own crackling woodburning stoves where you can gather and catch up on the day's events; a ball room attached to Cart Wheel Cottage; and a reading room where you can lounge in peace to get lost in a good novel. When sleep calls, head upstairs to catch your rest in one of seven sumptuous bedrooms, including two plush doubles that are accompanied by their very own en-suite bathrooms. Make your next stay in Essex truly unforgettable by booking a stay at Shore Hall. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1124756 and 1131396, 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 £1000. View on map About the location FINCHINGFIELD Braintree 9.3 miles; Cambridge 24.2 miles; Colchester 25.6 miles. Encompassed by Haverhill to the north and Great Bardfield to the south, the charming village and civil parish of Steeple Bumpstead dates all the way back to 1042, when it was formerly called 'Steeple and Helions Bumpstead', and is probably best known for featuring in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the village, you will find a Post Office that sells homely essentials, whilst dining options in the settlement comprise the pubs of The Fox & Hounds and The Red Lion. You can also find a village hall, along with the serene greens of Moyns Park resting on its outskirts. A short drive away from Steeple Bumpstead will bring you to the grand university city of Cambridge, split down its centre by the River Cam, where you can find the historic settings of the Bridge of Sighs and the Castle Mound, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, as well as the luscious landscapes of Parker's Piece, The Backs, and Midsummer Common.