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Luxury Holiday Farm Cottage near Colchester, Essex

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Bring your friends and family to a real working farm near the Essex Sunshine Coast where a fabulous 3 bedroom farm cottage provides an ideal location to relax, reset and explore. Enjoy onsite dining at The Barn Café, painting workshops in The Pink Parrot Pottery studio, plus our own fishing reservoir. There are also two local family friendly pubs within a mile! Historic Colchester with its grand Roman castle and parks, plus award winning Colchester Zoo, make great days out!

With London an hour’s reach by train, 7 golf courses within 10 miles and seaside resorts like Clacton on Sea nearby, there is plenty to keep everyone happy.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly Holidays

3 bedroom 4* cottage for 6 with private courtyard seating


Facilities on the Farm

Farm stays with café, fishing reservoir and craft workshops

Stay ay Carpenters Farm, Colchester

The Hayloft barn conversion is an ideal base for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, with an enclosed courtyard patio. It is situated centrally on the farm, with private parking and farm views. Ideal for couples, friends or families.

  • Hayloft Airy Lounge
  • Hayloft Open Plan Living
  • Hayloft Kitchen Area
  • Hayloft Dining Area
  • Hayloft Double Bedroom
  • Hayloft En-Suite
  • Hayloft Double Bedroom
  • Hayloft Family Bathroom
  • Hayloft Bunk Bedroom

Featured Places to Visit

Explore Colchester and surrounding area – there are many things to do!

Guest Reviews

We booked this for a 4 day stay during a family gathering. The cottage was perfectly presented and contained everything we could possibly need during our stay. Lovely location and we enjoyed extremely peaceful sleeps here!

Another fantastic stay at the Hayloft.
Clean, comfortable, warm and a real home from home experience. The little extras biscuits, Easter egg treats, milk and coffee at that simple but welcome touch.
This time had small children with us and the stair gate, highchair, toys and games were a great bonus.
Thank you Fiona

The Hayloft has everything you need for your stay. Fiona is an excellent host, providing extra touches such as a real decorated Christmas Tree and a basket of treats .
It really is a home from home and gave us a perfect base when visiting our family and friends. We hope to be back soon.

Barn conversion was spot on for 3 adults and 2 children. Lovely view of sunrise from bedroom. Good location and handy having cafe next door. Owners replaced a broken item the same day. Would have liked a larger TV for the size of the room and internet was intermittent. Great value for money compared to other cottages at school half term.

This is a lovely place, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Perfect for us as just down the road from our family home so when lots of us visiting it was ideal. Now we know its there will very likely be back.

We enjoyed a lovely break to Essex staying at ‘The Hayloft’. We were met by Fiona on our arrival who was very welcoming and remained available at the end of the phone for any help we might require. The property is in a lovely setting , very peaceful on a working farm . Thankfully the weather during our stay was fantastic allowing us to make full use of the nearby beaches which are perfect for children . The five hour drive to get there was well worth it and we all hope to visit again.

This lovely barn provided a much needed break for our family. It is peaceful and quiet with a cafe around the corner, so it had everything we needed.

The Hayloft is a great place for a relaxing break (or in my case a work base) – it is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The location is so very peaceful being within the grounds of a farm.

Fiona, the host, is extremely friendly and helpful and lives super close by if you ever need any assistance.
There is nothing to fault and after several stays now, I know I shall return again soon
Thank you

Spacious barn accommodation in a lovely location. Plenty of room and Fiona was a lovely host. Went out of her way with some special touches. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend

Ideally situated for the beach and ‘’Constable country’’. Very comfortable barn conversion close to pubs, Tesco Express and railway station

Could not fault the property at all. Absolutely spotlessly clean. Well maintained property in a lovely location with beautiful views

The Hayloft is the perfect place for a family break. It is well equipped for family living right down to a coffee machine and a supply of those things you might forget, like dishwasher tablets. Fiona is the perfect host. Nothing is too much trouble, she is friendly but respectful and her communication response was excellent.

Great location and lovely accommodation. Very clean. We had a great time and will hopefully go back.

The best place we’ve stayed this year not to be over looked.

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A cosy & beautiful barn conversion situated close to the Essex Sunshine Coast which sleeps up to 6

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Step through the Magic Portal into a world of unlimited adventure from the 20th July to 1st September.

Plus get 10% off food and beverage, 10% off in the Treasure Trove and many more fantastic benefits.

The Captain, Princess Arabella, Tatiana, Merlin, Gurt, Zephyr, Zeta — everyone in the Kingdom — can’t wait to welcome you time and time again this Summer!

Book before the 30th June to secure our earlybird discount of £4.99 off each pass...


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