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Baldwin’s Hill Cottage

Loughton, Essex (Ref. 984338)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "This property is a total delight."

    A beautiful cottage set in idyllic surroundings and decorated so very tastefully throughout. Everything you could wish for is provided and I have seldom stayed in such a wonderful holiday home. Right on the edge of the forest , waking up to birdsong every day is a real treat. I will definitely be back

    Reviewed by PatricaApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this delightful house."

    It was beyond perfect for our circumstances as we were helping with our daughters house move and had not anticipated finding somewhere so idyllic to relax at the end of each day and to take evening walks with our dog. Would definitely return to spend more time exploring the forest and local area.

    Reviewed by BeverlyApr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved this house — it was beautiful, comfortable and in a fabulous location."

    We would love to come back!

    Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and being great occupants. Kind regards, Simone Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShannonApr 2022

  • "Just perfect."

    The cottage setting is idyllic and you feel so far from the madding crowd. Baldwin Hill Cottage, is tastefully furnished, extremely clean and well equipped. You couldn't ask for more. Of note was the quality bed linen and bathroom towels. Would highly recommend and would love to return. We slept like possums here. Our dog loved walks in Epping Forest

    Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and being great occupants. Kind regards, Simone Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "Perfect getaway location from busy life, feels like you’re actually staying deep in the forrest."

    The house is decorated like a modern cottage and feels peaceful and calm. We had a lazy long weekend and the dog just loved roaming around the gated grounds. Check in and check was easy and the house has all the facilities you could need. Great communication with the co-ordinator who was on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by SangitaJan 2022

  • "Fantastic property beautifully done up, really well kitted out and in a perfect location."

    Thanks Simone for your great help and support.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayneDec 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable time at the cottage."

    It was a lovely touch to arrive and find a beautiful foliage Christmas wreath on the door and on entering a Christmas tree in the property it set the scene for our early Christmas holiday. The property was cosy and clean the surroundings and garden lovely. The security lights in the garden were welcome as being in the forest as expected it was dark outside.We had torches with us however it might be useful if one was provided in the property to use when unlocking the exit gate.

    Thank you for your review. A torch is always available in the Cottage and sits on the bookcase in the dining room. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Simone Property Owner

    Reviewed by BDec 2021

  • "One of the cleanest holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Beautiful position in the forest. Everything we needed. Had not realised there would be provisions, which were very welcome.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "We though the cottage was awesome, really lovely, we had such a great holiday, it was just how we had imagined, so close to London, Epping forest itself was brilliant, we saw so much wildlife in the garden Our only issue was with the broadband / wifi, this is because our youngest son is disabled so we use a lot of wireless devices, a camera for his bedroom, his Ipad and Firepad which he really needs for his comfort zones, so our oldest boy didnt get to use his Ipad or Xbox, which in itself was a good thing :) We were out every day so it wasn't a major issue, that said, if you want to make the cottage just perfect then sort the wifi out."

    Other than that, I would highly recommend Baldwins cottage to everyone. We will come back again as it was amazing.

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We are sorry about the intermittent Wi-Fi. We are aware that Wi-Fi service could be improved, which is in part due to the location, but we are working with our provider to improve the incoming service. We are pleased to say that a new line with up-to 50mb/s was installed before Christmas 2021 Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Wildlife gardens and decking with furniture, barbecue and fire pit
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1/4 mile
  • Note: Narrow staircase, please take care
  • Note: This property has a minimum 3 nights stay
  • Note: there is no cot or high chair at the property.

The property

Resting in an idyllic position in the Epping Forest District of Essex, situated deep in ancient forest, in a Special Area of Conservation is this remarkable holiday base, Baldwin's Hill Cottage.

Owned by the City of London, this historic building was once home to Epping Forest Keepers, but has been transformed into a contemporary-styled holiday home which offers everything couples, groups of friends and families could need to enjoy an escape to Epping Forest.

Park up in your private space and admire the beauty of the grounds; boasting a wildlife garden, specially managed to attract local fauna, with regular visitors including birds, butterflies, fallow and muntjac deer, stag beetles and all manner of other creatures, Seating areas are provided amongst the grass, which in early to mid-summer is waist high and bursting with wild flowers, it's an extremely scenic spot to base your escape.

Enter into the porch with its characterful stained glass windows before making your way in to discover the beautiful sitting room, with a luxurious seating arrangement placed in front of the Smart TV and woodburning stove, it makes a fantastic social spot, with its beautiful botanical wallpaper tying with the theme of the property throughout.

The well-equipped kitchen offers every essential for a self-catered stay, from its designer retro fridge/freezer to its dishwasher and even a washer-dryer, you can find all you could need here.

Enjoy quality time with loved ones within the dining room, a bright and airy spot also sporting tasteful forest-themed wallpaper, this room is of equal delight as a social spot where you can toast to a truly terrific holiday.

Relax each evening in the contemporary shower room, with a spacious walk-in shower room offering a taste of luxury, there's no better way to unwind before heading upstairs via the winding staircase to find the three bedrooms; made up of two double rooms and a single, with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and each room with ample storage space, you can ensure each guest has a wonderful resting spot.

Outside the wonder continues amongst the wildlife gardens, where you will find a decking with a spectacular bespoke fire pit commissioned by the owner, as well as a barbecue for all your alfresco dining needs; there's no better place to enjoy the birdsong and sounds of the Forest around you.

Take the gate from the property into the beautiful Epping Forest, with scenic walking and cycling routes all around alongside a plethora of outdoor activities including horse riding, orienteering, rambling and golf, it's well-worth exploring.

A secure cycle store is fitted in the garage for visitors bringing their own bikes.

The Lee Valley white water rafting centre is only a little over 5 miles away, easy by cycle or car.

The local town of Loughton is just a walk or short drive away and hosts plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy following an afternoon stroll as well as a selection of shops to while away the hours in.

Nearby towns such as Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Wanstead and Woodford are worth visiting too and also host some very high class restaurants with pre-booking recommended!

Take the tube from Loughton station into London for world-classmuseums, galleries, shows, nightlife shopping experiences, tourist attractions of all kinds and spectacular architecture, all 30 mins to an hour away by tube.

Baldwin's Hill Cottage is a truly spectacular cottage to base your escape to the South of England.

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About the location


London 17 miles; Watford 27 miles; Southend-on-Sea 33.8 miles

A town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, Loughton can be found in close reach of the capital city of London, as well as boasting easy access to the surrounding areas of Chingford, Waltham Abbey, Theydon Bois, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. Within the town you can find three conservation areas, alongside 56 listed buildings, with an additional 50 that are locally listed, making Loughton a remarkable base from which to explore Essex and beyond. Alongside the natural and architectural wonders of the town, you will find a good selection of pubs where you can enjoy a refreshing pint after a day of exploring, as well as a variety of shops, perfect for a self-catered stay. The town also benefits from a vibrant cultural scene, with drama, music, theatre, literature and many more links being apparent, it's a real wonder for those seeking rich culture encompassed by stunning settings. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure in the local area too, with its own 9-hole golf course as well as the Woolston Manor Golf Course & Country Club in easy reach, horse riding, mountain biking, orienteering and rambling all available within the Epping Forest, there's plenty here for the outdoor adventurer. Spend a day in the capital of London with its brilliant shopping experiences, plethora of museums, eateries galore and historical landmarks, or enjoy a traditional day at the coast at Southend-on-Sea, home to an aquarium, Adventure Island theme park, even more shopping and a beautiful beach, there's no better place to enjoy a fish and chips in the company of your loved ones.

Region Information

Note: This property has a minimum 3 nights stay

Note: There is no cot or high chair at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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