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The pond jetty
View of the shared garden and pond
View of Pond View from the shared garden
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
A modern, self-catering, pet-friendly, ground floor apartment, which is an annexe to the owners property. Bedroom 1 - King size bed. Bedroom 2 can be double or twin beds. Travel cot available. Set in the heart of the North Essex Countryside, it has views over a shared garden with large pond, and fields. Come and explore the many miles of footpaths, local attractions, such as Castle Hedingham and the Colne Valley Railway, and the beautiful villages of Eastern England from this tranquil location.Key Info:- Pond View is the ground floor annexe in a separate property in the grounds of Pond House. If you are looking for additional accommodation, please see listing 676523 for our other annexe, Field View, which has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 guests. - Large, shared, dog-proof garden.- Up to...A modern, self-catering, pet-friendly, ground floor apartment, which is an annexe to the owners property. Bedroom 1 - King size bed. Bedroom 2 can be double or twin beds. Travel cot available. Set in the heart of the North Essex Countryside, it has views over a shared garden with large pond, and fields. Come and explore the many miles of footpaths, local attractions, such as Castle Hedingham and the Colne Valley Railway, and the beautiful villages of Eastern England from this tranquil location.Key Info:- Pond View is the ground floor annexe in a separate property in the grounds of Pond House. If you are looking for additional accommodation, please see listing 676523 for our other annexe, Field View, which has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 guests. - Large, shared, dog-proof garden.- Up to 2 well behaved, friendly dogs or cats welcome. Dogs must be supervised and under close control at all times in the shared garden.- Miles of footpaths through farm-land, close to the Colne Valley Path.- Car essential - parking by front door.- Cyclists welcome - lockable garage for bikes.- Close to wedding venues at Castle Hedingham, Finchingfield, Gosfield and others.- 3 night stay rate available. Maximum duration of 30 nights for any 1 booking. Please note that the WiFi connection to the internet is now fast (Download up to 400 mbps), due to a County Broadband, fibre into the house, installation.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum stay 3 nights. Maximum stay 30 nights. We have a large deep pond, children must be supervised in the garden. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £4 per night (£25 per week). Due to the shared garden, dogs must be dog/people friendly and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture and must never be left alone in the property. No parties/loud music after 10.30pm. At least one member of any group booking this property must be over 25 years of age.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Chris T
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOwners will meet you to hand over keys. Always available to assist when necessary.
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Reviews (52)
rach2404734
rach2404734
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great place
Stayed here while visiting family. The photos don't do it justice, great place with lots of space. Access to lovely shared garden.
Visited August 2021
Written September 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Written September 20, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janine C
Janine C
1 contribution
Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!
Just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at Pond View apartment with my daughters and our dogs, with my mum also staying in the Field View apartment too. A wonderful location and the accommodation was spotlessly clean, welcoming, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need on holiday. Chris & Eppie we’re the perfect hosts; being very close by should you need any information or help, but never made to feel uncomfortable - we felt more like visiting friends than guests. The shared use of their fabulous garden was heavenly, with ample space for our dogs to safely play with us, enjoy al fresco dining or just relax with a good book and enjoy the tranquility and, luckily for us, some sunshine too! Lovely long & short walks from the door step and ideally placed for visits to Cambridge, Colchester, Saffron Waldron, Imperial War Museum at Duxford, a trip to the coast and all the beautiful surrounding villages in the area. Finchingfield being exceptionally pretty! Would not hesitate to return to stay again, a perfect relaxing stay and with the option to rent both apartments we all had our own space which was perfect! Thank you Chris & Eppie for a fabulous stay, we are very much missing Pond View / Field View already and hope one day to return x
Visited August 2021
Written August 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again sometime.
Written August 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stespam
stespam
Bolton, United Kingdom55 contributions
Perfect Stay
Family of 4 stayed over for 3 nights to attend a wedding at the castle nearby. After 4 attempts to get the go ahead for the wedding due to covid restrictions it was finally nice to get it sorted out. I booked Pond view over a year ago and unfortunately had to cancel each time the wedding was cancelled, chris the owner of pond view was very understanding and we kept in touch throughout. What a lovely place, great views, great walks, great gardens to sit and and have a BBQ & drink or two, very quiet, very clean and very well maintained, like a home from home with everything you need at you fingertips, and if you need anything else just ask chris and his lovely wife who are more than happy to try and help you out. Thank you for a lovely stay, would highly recommend , cant fault it.
Visited July 2021
Written July 24, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was good to finally get to meet you and your family. Thank you for your kind comments.
Written August 6, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek37093283514
Trek37093283514
1 contribution
Lovely Place
A gorgeous setting, great hosts, perfect location. Flat is spotlessly clean, comfortable, and the garden and views are to die for. Our dog is pining to go back!
Visited May 2021
Written June 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
Written June 21, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jenny_hippo
jenny_hippo
Beaumaris, United Kingdom38 contributions
Gorgeous setting, lovely property
We stayed here over xmas and I can't rate it highly enough. The owners were absolutely amazing, superb customer service. Very helpful and thoughtful. They even put a little wooden xmas tree with lights and decorations up in the living area. The property is set in the middle of nowhere and a car would be essential for getting there, but once you're there, there is a pub, shop, Indian and pizza place within a 10 minute walk of the place. You can walk your dog on a lead around the field right behind the property as well. The owners even let you use the hot and cold water tap they have outside so you can clean the dogs paws! The place was immaculate, really clean and well equipped. The space was perfect, the living area being a kitchen/diner/living room. Very social area. The bed we slept in was very comfy and the room was plenty big enough. The garden was absolutely beautiful. Two moorhens live on the pond that come and forage on the lawn, lovely to look at. Sadly it was way too cold to enjoy the garden from outside, but it had everything you would need. There were people staying in the property above, but we barely heard them, the walls seemed very thick and noise insulated. I'd definitely come and stay here again if I was in the area, it's a lovely place. My only gripe, and it's a really small one is that the towels weren't very big or fluffy - a nice big fluffy bath sheet would have made it perfect. This wouldn't make any difference to my recommendation though, it's practically perfect. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome.
Visited December 2019
Written January 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Thank you for your kind comments. You would all be welcome back anytime.
Written February 26, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

andrenicholls
andrenicholls
United Kingdom11 contributions
Amazing house
Our stay was perfect, the hosts really helpful. The house was really comfortable for 4 people and a dog, very well equipped and in a great countryside location. Excellent for walks.
Visited August 2019
Written August 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thank you Andrea. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Written September 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

plantl0ver
plantl0ver
Norwich, United Kingdom6 contributions
Perfect
A lovely annex with access to the beautiful garden. Very clean with everything you could possibly need. The photos don’t do it justice. Thank you.
Visited August 2019
Written August 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thanks for your kind comments.
Written August 24, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David B
David B
Manchester, United Kingdom35 contributions
Excellent base for touring the local area
This is a very nicely located cottage, both comfortable and fitted to a high standard Chris and Epie were kind and helpful and even provided some food to feed the fish in their pond. We visited Duxford for an air show, Hedingham castle on a jousting day , Colne valley steam railway, the beautiful village at Finchingfield and had a cruise on the river Stour around Sudbury to the wonderful Henny Swan pub!
Visited May 2019
Written June 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thank you Dave & Isobel. You'd be most welcome to return anytime!
Written June 12, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

755EAG
755EAG
Bolton, United Kingdom5 contributions
Beautiful Pond View
Beautiful countryside, good pubs and restaurants, comfortable place to stay, lovely garden, friendly owners, excellent stay.
Visited May 2019
Written May 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Written June 12, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fearless20879588293
Fearless20879588293
1 contribution
The accommodation was clean, spacious and of a good size.
The accommodation was clean, spacious and of a good size. The owners are friendly, helpful and conveniently live in the adjacent house. It occupies a rural setting with lovely views out of the kitchen area window across fields and views out of the bedroom windows across the owners garden. The sitting area has a settee and two single chairs. The dining area is complete with pine table and chairs. The main bedroom is of a good size with plenty of storage space, however somewhat less in the other bedroom. We all remarked on how comfortable the beds are and I must admit that I did look for the name of the mattress with the idea of replacing ours for the same make. The shower room is of a reasonable size. The shower itself is not the most powerful one I've come across and anyone who has a thick head of hair will have to be patient. For some reason, something that I have found quite common in holiday lets is the lack of a shaver point in the bathroom, and this one is the same. I've learned to bring a two pin adaptor with me now. I plugged this into the power point nearest to the mirror in the kitchen area and the lead just about reached. However, despite these minor niggles we did thoroughly enjoy a stay here and would definitely use this property again, should the occasion arise. I definitely would recommend it to anyone else.
Visited April 2019
Written May 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chris Turk
Chris Turk
Thank you for your review and comments. Pleased you found the beds comfortable. Apologies for the lack of shaver point but delighted you enjoyed your stay. We would welcome you back any time.
Written May 19, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Air Conditioning
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Pond View is situated in Little Yeldham, but close to Great Yeldham, which is 10 mins walk away and has 3 pubs, 2 with restaurants, a local shop, a post office, doctors and veterinary surgeries, and an indian takeaway. The main attractions nearby are - The Norman Castle at Castle Hedingham (3.6 miles), various events occur here throughout the year, please see their website, and the Colne Valley Railway (2 miles). Overall the area is rolling countryside with mainly arable farmland and woodland.
Access
Car required
How to get there
A car is essential to enjoy the many attractions in and around North Essex and Suffolk.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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