The Workshop Barn
“Cosy accommodation in what was once the stables and carriage barn of a large estate” - AA Inspector
SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX
Our Inspector's view
Set within the peaceful and serene Suffolk countryside within the grounds of Bendysh Hall, this new barn conversion occupies what was once the stables and carriage barn for the manor house. The conversion has been completed to an excellent standard throughout, with underfloor heating and log burner. It sleeps 6, with a mezzanine level for the kids. There's also an easy-access accessible room included. The dining area opens up onto large decking area and a BBQ and garden furniture are provided.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Total units: 1
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Child gates
- Onsite fishing
- Private garden
- Garden furniture
- BBQ on site
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Friday & Monday
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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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