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“Perfect place for a getaway”
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Dreamy and tranquil, relax in our beautiful barn conversion.
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Dreamy and tranquil, relax in our beautiful barn conversion.
Exterior of Hayloft holiday let, close to farm shop and The Barn Cafe exterior shot of the Hayloft
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11 reviews
Dreamy and tranquil, relax in our beautiful barn conversion.
Exterior of Hayloft holiday let, close to farm shop and The Barn Cafe
exterior shot of the Hayloft
Fully fitted kitchen with everything you need for a self catering holiday.
storage space for coats, boots, cleaning essentials, toys , books and games
Master bedroom with king size bed
Ensuite shower room
Double bedroom with cupboard & chest of drawers plus exposed oak features and velux roof window
Twin room with adult size bunk beds , 2 chest of drawers, reading light & shelf & velux roof
courtyard garden flowers
patio & garden furniture. Table & seating for 6, exterior clock , hanging baskets plus washing line
Enjoy al fresco dining or cream teas with fresh homegrown produce from the farm shop
close proximity to The Barn Cafe and our own farm shop stocking a wide range of produce
Gifts for sale in the farm shop
Local & regional wines, ciders, beers and ales, flavoured vodkas & fine wines from around th
The Barn Cafe open 6 days a week for breakfast,lunch and afternoon tea.
There are plenty of farm walks in the area including around our own farm
Why not pass your day with a spot of fishing at our onsite reservoir?
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Colchester, Essex, England

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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gary r
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Perfect place for a getaway”
Reviewed October 1, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Lovely place to stay. Clean and well presented. Good location for a quiet getaway or as a base for exploring the local area. Noise from farm machinery not at all intrusive. Didn't eat at the cafe but did enjoy coffees there and noted that it is popular with the locals so that should be a good recommendation for it. Farm shop well stocked and also well frequented by locals.
Would definitely book again if staying in the area.

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Management Response
Oct 2, 2016
Thank you Gary for your lovely review. It means so much to us that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Chris J
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lovely barn conversion, friendly owners”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Needed a base in the area for 3 days and the Hayloft was perfect for us. Very tastefully converted and warm and well equipped. The farm shop is very well stocked with local produce, pretty much everything you might need. I'm sure we'll be back.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Rickrvp
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“Lovely, Relaxing Country Setting”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Very lovely stay. Our family was there for three weeks. The owners are very kind and accommodating. The house was warm and comfortable. Everything we needed was available. The gift shop has a tremendous supply of goods. Cafe next store has excellent food and service. Nice private entrance and a relaxing atmosphere provided in a country area. Loved the working farm. A vehicle is needed for travelling but there is train and bus service just a few minutes away. We were visiting family (new granddaughter) and the Hayloft is just a short drive from their house so was very convenient. There are numerous places to visit within a short drive.
I highly recommend staying here and would not hesitate to stay again.

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Liked best: The relaxing country setting
Liked least: Had no regrets about anything. The weather didn't allow us to sit outside
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2015
Thank you so much for your time in placing this review and we are delighted you had a wonderful stay.
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MerryKiwi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Clean, beautiful and well appointed”
Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We loved staying at this property. It was clean, beautiful and well appointed. The excellent farm shop next door is a great bonus. We will be back.

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Carole H
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“very lovely place to stay”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We found the Hayloft a very relaxing place to stay. Our host was very helpful in information about the area as this was our first visit to the area. A car is a requirement but we found the walk to Great Bentley station was a leisurely walk.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Helen A
All Stretton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Home form home- very comfortable, well equipped, stylish barn conversion”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed for one week with husband and daughter. The barn was a delight to come home to . The beds are extremely comfortable. The whole barn has been lovingly restored and it is evident that a lot of thought has been put into design and décor. The kitchen was very well equipped, like one's home rather than the basic provision in some self catering properties. Lovely wooden floors downstairs. There is a small courtyard with table and chairs and although you are on a working farm it feels totally private.. Great place to stay, another week would have been nice!

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Liked best: The comfort and luxury
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jet-setMu...
Essex
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A beautiful holiday let”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed at the Hayloft for 2 nights with 2 small children. It was booked last minute during a bank holiday weekend. The booking was dealt with quickly and efficiently.

The barn renovation has been beautifully done. The décor is tasteful and attractive. There are 3 good sized bedrooms, with very nice bedding and linen. There are also 2 bathrooms which are immaculate.There's an open-plan living area with everything you would expect from a holiday let, and as it's so new, it's very well presented.

It's clear that the owners are parents; as the property has been baby-proofed with socket covers, child locks and stair-gates.

We ate our breakfasts at the Barn Cafe and were all impressed with the quality and choice of food. This has also been excellently renovated.

The location is ideal for exploring the Essex coast and historical places like Layer Marney Tower and Colchester itself. We will definitely return when the weather improves.

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Liked best: The master bedroom.
Liked least: The lack of internet/ wi-fi.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We would like to let you know that WiFi is now available in the Hayloft holiday let.We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to stay with us again in the future.
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