The Hayloft Holiday Cottage
With a fully glazed frontage which maximises light and farm views, the Hayloft sits centrally in the farmyard, an impressive conversion of a traditional black boarded Essex barn, formally used for crop storage and threshing hay. The conversion retains many original and natural features including planed oak from a large tree growing by the farmhouse, felled in the storm of 1987. You can find this oak in the shelving around the living area and in the family bathroom worktop. The door to the cupboard under the stairs was originally an exterior door to the barn – now the opening to the conservatory area in the café! The beams upstairs are original and in their natural state.
The open plan downstairs living area looks out onto the enclosed courtyard patio and outside seating for six. There are three bedrooms upstairs; a master with King bed, ensuite shower room, TV & farm views; there is also a double bedroom with storage and original oak features, a twin bunk bedroom and a family bathroom, with heated towel rail and in tub shower. There is ample and secure vehicle parking alongside the private gated entrance.
This quiet retreat suits couples, groups of friends, or families with children. It suits romantic breaks, short breaks, seaside holidays, walking and exploring breaks and much more. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and has a washing machine with outside drying space, a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave and fridge freezer.
For child-friendly holidays, there are toys, books, games and toddler equipment – including a highchair, travel cot, booster seat, stair gate and toddler step stool, to help free car space for other holiday essentials! Entertain the whole family with the Smart TV including Netflix and BBC iplayer, or stream music to the DAB Bluetooth radio. There are also chargers for Android and Apple devices to keep everyone online via the free mobile broadband WiFi.
All linens and towels are provided with beds made up on arrival, plus a welcome tea tray; we also provide comprehensive local information and guides to help you make the most of your stay.
The property is strictly No Smoking and No pets. Trained assistance dogs are welcomed. For Guests with limited mobility, please note that you may not be able to access first floor bedrooms and bathrooms – please contact us before booking to confirm the facilities are suitable.
The Hayloft provides an all-inclusive experience – from free WiFi to fluffy towels.
With a selection of toys books and games plus a range or toddler equipment and enclosed patio area, it is perfect base for a family holiday.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Carpenters Farm, Great Bentley.
Fiona & David
- Barn conversion with exposed oak features
- Spacious 4* accommodation
- Secure off-road parking
- Stay on a real working farm
- Outdoor dining /seating with BBQ
- Onsite café, pottery studio & fishing lake
- Master with king bed and ensuite shower room
- Farm views
- Fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen
- Washing machine and dishwasher
- Coffee machine
- WIFI and Smart TV with Netflix
- Underfloor heating