We stayed 8 weeks in Jepcracks Hay Barn due to house issues. Really felt like a dream home from home and a holiday even though circumstances for stay were stressful. Csrmel and Jason are amazing, pin hand if needed but equally discrete if you want privacy. Barn us exceptionally well decorated and equipped. I had to work from home 3 days a week send had no trouble with connections. Beautiful countryside, once in village there's several pubs with good good. Recommend Bull and Willow plus Green Man at little braxted (especially on Groupon) plus the swan at little Totham. Lovely walks or just chilling beside s roaring fire. Fab neighbours leaving eggs on our doorstep. Little village store. Loved every minute and sad to be leaving
I rented 3 of the Jepcrack barns (Hay, Barley & Cart Lodge) for 18 people, ranging from age 2 to 80, so we were close to the wedding venue for our daughter. The Barns were immaculately clean, well equipped with plenty of internal and external space. The children loved the play house area, which had a bark surround so could play safely, and us adults could relax looking out onto the fields during the day and evenings enjoying the sunshine and tranquility.
The barns are a long drive up the road but within easy reach of local amenities and shops and a good base to travel out from.
Carmel & Jason were the perfect hosts, contacting me at regular intervals prior to the stay date so we could finalise full bedding requirements. and also checked everything was OK while we were there, nothing was too much trouble.
Booking these barns played a huge part in making the wedding weekend as successful as it was so huge thanks to Carmel & Jason.
The barn is beautifully renovated and provides ample, great quality accommodation. With 2 bedrooms downstairs it was perfect for my disabled step father especially with there ensuites. The kitchen was open plan enabling everyone to chat whilst preparing food and then sit at the large pine table. The barn backed onto fields which was wonderful for my 2 border collies and the little garden a fab suntrap in the afternoon. I think if you had a naughty dog it could be a bit of a worry as the garden is not enclosed.
Lots of hot water and an open fire to keep the chill of the evening out. All in all...it was fabulous!!
The area is really interesting too! Loads of places just a short drive away.
malden is underrated. The sea lock is lovely for lunch and a stroll while looking out to sea. The quay side is very interesting with it's large, old fashioned sailing boats and the park is great for children. We would happily of stayed in though. The barn is beautiful.
We had a lovely few days at the Hay Barn at Jepcrack's. The welcome and care we received from Carmel and Jason was excellent and the Barn had everything we needed during our stay. En-suite bedrooms and open plan living with lots of space to spread out. Tranquil Essex countryside with lots of footpaths to explore with the dog (who was made v. welcome) and close to local shops and restaurants. We look forward to returning.
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