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The Old Farmhouse - Finchingfield

Saffron Walden, Essex
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal base for families and couples as a perfect getaway
  • Beautiful 16th Century timber framed farmhouse with a hot tub set in 400 acres of farmland, pastures and vineyard
  • Enjoy being surrounded by an array of wildlife including the resident miniature donkeys and Shetland ponies

 

Property code: 85662

Located on a working farm this stunning 16th Century farmhouse set in blissful surroundings with a hot tub is the ideal rural retreat for families or couples looking to relax and unwind.

Beautiful 16th-century timber-framed farmhouse set in 400 acres of farmland, pastures and vineyard. Enjoy being surrounded by an array of wildlife including the resident miniature donkeys and Shetland ponies. Cosy base for couples or a family, with features including wood burners and a Buschbeck BBQ.  Located on a working farm this stunning 16th-century farmhouse set in blissful surroundings is the ideal rural retreat for a family or couples looking to relax and unwind. Finchingfield is a picture-perfect, chocolate-box village in North Essex where you are spoilt for choice with a variety of places to eat and drink including traditional pubs, fine dining restaurants and tea rooms. If you do decide to head out for the day then you also have plenty of places within easy reach including the beautiful medieval market town of Saffron Walden just 13 miles away, or the market town of Clare only 9 miles away with a host of independent shops, antique shops and a further choice of culinary delights. 20 miles away is the widely recognised birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing, Newmarket.

After parking at the back of the property, enter through the rear lobby, the perfect place to kick off those walking boots and hang up your coats. This is also the utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Walk through to the rest of this wonderful property, which boasts many original features with exposed beams and tasteful artwork throughout. As you continue through into the hallway, to your right is the first lounge known as the Gold Room which provides a perfect place to relax, perhaps with a book or gather around the Smart TV as you fire up the wood burner and cosy up on the sofa or either one of two armchairs. Further along the hallway a cloakroom and the second lounge area which boasts glorious garden views and features another wood burner, two large sofas and two armchairs which surround a Smart TV. Back out into the hallway and to the right is the spacious open-plan kitchen/diner, which has another wood burner, and has been carefully designed with socialising in mind. It is equipped with a Rangemaster oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is a sofa and an island with four stools where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Tuck into delicious homemade meals over at the dining table which can seat up to 10 guests and even features a small bar area. Upstairs on the first floor are four bedrooms, all of which have plenty of storage space for your belongings. Three bedrooms have a super-king-size bed and one bedroom with twin beds. Two of the bedrooms have their own en-suite shower rooms and WC and the remaining bedrooms have  use of a family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC.

Open up the bi-fold doors and gather on the comfortable garden furniture while you enjoy some cocktails and a spot of al fresco dining or enjoy a dip in the wood fired hot tub. There is a large patio area with a Bushcbeck BBQ and a smoker where you can relax whilst watching the sunset over the open field. Keep an eye out for wildlife which can been seen on a regular basis including barn owls, roe deer, hares, wagtails, red kites and buzzards. You can help yourself to seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden and a short walk from the cottage is the shack located within the vineyard which provides additional outside space for dining and drinks with countryside views. There is plenty of private parking for up to three cars. Please note this property is on a working farm.

 

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 super-king-size, 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds (2’6”)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 cloakroom
  • Rangemaster oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Hot tub - Woodfired - Logs included - please note hot tub takes up to 6 hours to heat in the first instance
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • 3 wood burners (logs included)
  • Smart TV in both lounges
  • Outside kitchen terrace, patio area with Buschbeck BBQ, smoker and garden furniture
  • Ample private parking
  • Located on a working farm with mini donkeys and Shetland ponies and some farm machinery
  • The shack located at the vineyard offers additional outside space for dining and drinks
  • Regret no children under the age of 5 - will accept babes in arms
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 2 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Carol Thompson

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Charlotte, 6th April 2024

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Dit is een GEWELDIG huis. Prachtige omgeving, heerlijk afgelegen tussen de velden en alle rust die we nodig hadden tijdens een weekje weg. Zeer mooie en ruime kamers. Perfect uitgeruste keuken. Grote tuin, lieve ezels en ponys in de aangrenzende wei, en de hot tub maakt het plaatje compleet. AANRADER!

Reviewed by Siavash, 29th March 2024

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Great place to stay very peaceful area very clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Belinda, 26th January 2024

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A beautiful accommodation in a charming area, the interior offered a lovely mix of original & modern features. Every need was catered for including high quality beds & bed linen. A property we would make a return visit to without hesitation.

Reviewed by james, 30th December 2023

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2 points to note the hot tub takes hours to warm up and the location is very remote with lots of pot holes to watch out on the private road there. Otherwise it was a great place to stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Sandra, 22nd December 2023

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The farm is a lovely rental property, spacious and well equipped. Any queries were dealt with promptly

Reviewed by Tom, 22nd August 2022

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Fabulous farm house in a stunning location. Everything in the house is absolutely top quality. Lots of space for 6 of us (3 generations). Our young girls loved the donkeys and horses who were all very friendly. Cannot praise this place enough.

Reviewed by Chris, 8th August 2022

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Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful property. Really appreciated the extra touches like the vineyard tour and the thoughtful welcoming gifts. Looking forward to hearing about the first bottles of wine in a year's time

Reviewed by Jan, 31st July 2022

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A wonderful farmhouse for the family.

Reviewed by Jayne, 22nd July 2022

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This is a beautiful property which is very well equipped. The owner has done everything to make sure guests have all they need for a relaxing break. We loved our stay here and would not hesitate to recommend the Old Farmhouse to others. Thank you

Reviewed by Felicia, 15th July 2022

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We had a fantastic stay. The cottage ist wonderful, so tastefully decorated in a lovely setting and we enjoyed it all together. Quiet nights sleep in comfortable beds. Excellent, over the top equipped kitchen. So if you enjoy cooking, this is your place. Everything was clean and tidy. All in all, it was perfect.

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