The Suites @ Pannells Ash
“Luxury B&B in converted listed buildings in picturesque north Essex” - VisitEngland Assessor
Castle Hedingham, Essex
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The Suites @ Pannells Ash occupy converted outbuildings attached to a seventeenth-century barn that is the owners’ family home. The luxury accommodation has a modern look and the very latest sustainability features. Wonderful walking, traditional pubs, Castle Hedingham (ancestral seat of the earls of Oxford) and the market town of Sudbury (birthplace of artist Thomas Gainsborough) all on hand.
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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