The Herdsman

Escape & Relax

A spacious open-plan barn conversion with character, set in a rural location, perfect for unwinding and relaxing while exploring the local area

ACCOMMODATION

Holiday Barn

Set amongst acres of rolling countryside, the farm on which the barn is situated, offers additional activities such as complimentary therapies and classes on the doorstep. Those wishing to find scenic footpaths or cycle tracks need not venture far with local woods and for day trips, why not take a short drive to Mersea Island with locally caught seafood, sailing and beaches or a boat charter from Maldon. Alternatively, Colchester is widely regarded as Britain’s oldest town, with a history extending back to Roman times evident when wandering the quaint cobbled streets with independent shops. Other popular sightseeing destinations in the area include National Trust properties, Flatford and Bourne Mill and the highly renowned Colchester Zoo. The train station at Kelvedon gives you direct access into London for a days sightseeing.

3 dogs welcome at The Herdsman (Please advise if large breed dogs)

Free WiFi included

Local Nature Walks

Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance

Off-road parking for 2 cars

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine

lockable barn for bikes, a dedicated

wash down area for bikes

Charcoal BBQ available

Upon entering this charming cottage, guests will find a useful porch area for dropping off shoes or wiping muddy paws before stepping into the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With a mixture of exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and quirky windows the character of this barn has not been lost and the open-plan nature provides a real sense of space. The two lounge areas provide a great place to relax and unwind with comfortable seating and TV/DVD to catch up on any must see programmes. The wood burner effect gas fire provides a focal point for the room as well as taking the chill off any evening. The kitchen is well-equipped and provides everything required to rustle up anything from an evening meal to a light snack, with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, there is also a dining table and chairs. Also, for the guest’s convenience a washing machine is located in the kitchen. The generously sized bedroom features a king-size bed to ensure a peaceful night’s rest with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with shower and WC, tastefully tiled from floor to ceiling. Finishing the accommodation is a separate WC. Outside there is ample parking and the property is approached via the main gates into a large pea shingled farm yard. As you come through the gates the stable barn is opposite you. Bearing round to the left you come to the large open courtyard with the Herdsman situated to the right side of the large barn in front of you.

 

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Court Yard Garden

For those that wish to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining, the garden offers a fine place to enjoy both the charcoal BBQ and garden furniture, offering an enclosed garden area and a patio area. There is off-road parking for two cars. Guests are also welcome to explore the rest of the farm which undulates over 20 acres and has some fantastic views to enjoy.

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Out and About

The county of Essex boasts some wonderful places to visit. Essex has one of the longest coastlines with many estuaries, marshland and beaches. We have Chelmsford City and Colchester the oldest recorded town. We have Constable Country at Dedham and Brook Farm is well located for a trip to London just 50 minutes by train or for exploring deeper into East Anglia. We have pretty villages, bustling towns, country parks, woodland, cycling and walking routes and lots of dog friendly pubs. This section we have put together a list of a few of the places we have enjoyed visiting.

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Dogs Welcome at the Herdsman

Welcome dogs to the Herdsman at Brook Farm. We have 20 acres of securely fenced and hedged space to enjoy and local woods just a mile along the road. Our own dogs love to meet visiting dogs. We have to be careful with our livestock and other pets and also other guests so dogs need to be on lead in some areas, but there are some areas well behaved dogs can have a good run off lead. Unfortunately we won’t be able to accommodate dogs in the new Glamping area.

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01376 572976

07917 107515

jane@oaksbrook.co.uk

Oaksbrook
Brook Farm, Kelvedon Road
Messing, Essex CO5 9TA
United Kingdom

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