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The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub

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Driveway to the Shire Stables with private off road parking.
The Shire Stables.  Detached barn with Hot tub.  Open plan downstairs with wood burning stove.
Downstairs bathroom with shower.  Ideal for guests using the sofa bed in the lounge.
1 of 29Driveway to the Shire Stables with private off road parking.
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Shire Stables is a beautifully appointed, self-contained, spacious, interior designed barn . Newly renovated in January 2015 to the highest standards, to make your stay luxurious yet homely. Featured on ITV show ' Guess This House, episode 19 WHAT WE OFFEE The Shire Stables is one of four barns, collectively known as Jepcrack's Barn Self Catering. We have a one bedroom barn, two three bedroom barns and a four bedroom barn, all with en-suite or separate bathrooms. They be rented separately or collectively for up to 31 guests. Perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings and walking holidays, Hen Parties and Weddings. See us on We Accept Pets. HEN PARTY We can help to plan your Hen party! From a quiet relaxing break or a mixture of quiet times and fun activities, we have ...The Shire Stables is a beautifully appointed, self-contained, spacious, interior designed barn . Newly renovated in January 2015 to the highest standards, to make your stay luxurious yet homely. Featured on ITV show ' Guess This House, episode 19 WHAT WE OFFEE The Shire Stables is one of four barns, collectively known as Jepcrack's Barn Self Catering. We have a one bedroom barn, two three bedroom barns and a four bedroom barn, all with en-suite or separate bathrooms. They be rented separately or collectively for up to 31 guests. Perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings and walking holidays, Hen Parties and Weddings. See us on We Accept Pets. HEN PARTY We can help to plan your Hen party! From a quiet relaxing break or a mixture of quiet times and fun activities, we have a plan to suit you! Choose from a range of beauty treatments from professional therapists, Belly dancing (or other types) of dancing lessons, an Italian meal with wine tasting and pasta making or a limo to a club in nearby Chelmsford or Brentwood. WEDDINGS We are conveniently situated near the wedding venues of Captains Wood Barns,. Forrester Park, Faulty Manor, Braxted Park, Layer Marney Tower and Five Lakes. WALKING HOLIDAYS AND DOGS See us on We Accept Pets. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION TGE SHIRE STABLES 'Special features include a hot tub, balcony overlooking fields, central fireplace with front and rear view wood burning stove. The downstairs bedroom has an unusual wall feature, retained from the original stable. There are two antique French single beds that can be joined to make a king sized bed. The en-suite is beautiful. There is a small step up to a large, marble, fully fitted bathroom with antique cupboard, hand basin, toilet, shower cubicle and Jacuzzi bath. Upstairs, one bedroom is very spacious and has a beautiful French style bed, fitted wardrobes and full length mirror. A door leads off this bedroom to a small bedroom with two single beds. Ideal for a family or group of friends. The en-suite serves both of these bedrooms and has a bath with shower above, vanity unit and heated towel rail. Across the landing is also a further bedroom which has a balcony with table and chairs to sit and enjoy the views over fields. There are fully fitted wardrobes, full length mirror, spacious storage area and seating area. The en-suite has a bath with shower above, vanity unit and heated towel rail. Up to two additional guests can use the sofa bed in the lounge. This is a large double with a sprung mattress. There is also a separate downstairs bathroom with shower. The ground floor is open plan with an extremely well equipped kitchen, dining area and living area. The dining table extends to comfortably seat ten guests. The kitchen has a range style, electric cooker with hob, two fan ovens and a separate grill. The central fireplace is built out of the bricks that formed the original stable floor. There is central heating and a wood burning stove adds the final touch in the cold winter days or chilly summer evenings. The lounge area is spacious and has a comfortable, sprung sofa bed to accommodate two additional guests, making the capacity ten in total. All bathrooms have shaver points. We provide Egyptian cotton sheets; soft, fluffy towels and quality mattresses. WI FI WI-FI has recently been updated to fibre and has so far been very reliable. Suitable for emails,web browsing etc gaming and streaming may be slow due to the remote location. OUTSIDE The Shire Stables sits well back from the road. There is off street parking and a turning point. The rear garden has a patio area with garden furniture and coal BBQ. A path leads to the hot tub which overlooks farmer's fields. THE LOCAL AREA AND PLACES TO VISIT The village of Great Totham is a 10 minute walk away around the farmer's fields. In the village you will find a village shop and post office, two pubs and a restaurant. The Bull (gastro) Pub is opposite the village green, ideal for watching local cricket. The Willow Room is a fine dining restaurant. You will also find The Prince of Wales Pub which serves good pub grub. In the opposite direction from the barn, in the village of Little Totham, you will find The Swan pub which is a very quaint, small country pub. For weddings, The Shire Stables is close to Layer Marney Tower, Braxted Park, Prested Hall and Vaulty Manor. Colchester Zoo is close by. A little further out, but with easy access is Colchester Castle, Cressing Temple, Dedham Vale and the beaches at Frinton-on-Sea and Suffolk. For Hen parties, Brentwood and Chelmsford are easily accessed and there are local taxi companies or limousines available for transport. The area surrounding the barn is a Mecca for road cyclists, walkers and horse riding. There are golf clubs, fly and coarse fishing and historical sights close by.The property lends itself for use for a family holiday, as a weekend or weekday retreat or for executives seeking fast access to London, Stansted, Southend and Gatwick airports. For larger groups, we can accommodate additional guests in our other barns, The Hay Barn, Barley Barn and Cart Lodge. In nearby historic town of Maldon, you will find numerous restaurants, pubs, cafe's, bistros, boutiques and shops. The most popular image of Maldon is one that captures the scene at The Hythe with it's collection of barges and other craft tied up at the quay and the old church of St Mary the Virgin dominating the skyline. There are regular trips available on some of the barges including bird watching and sight seeing trips, see the boards by the barges for details. There are trips along the river Blackwater towards Osea Island and back from the sea wall between the Hythe and Promenade Park. Take time to visit Promenade Park, created over one hundred years ago. Popular with visitors and residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various children's activity areas including the very popular splash park, roller skating, bowling and swimming pool with slides. It hosts the Maldon Annual Mud Race and Maldon Motor Show 'Classics on the Prom'. Heybridge Basin is a great place to spend an afternoon. It was dug out of the marsh to enable sea going vessels to enter the canal and unload their cargoes onto the barges for transportation inland to Chelmsford. The canal is now used by leisure craft and is a favourite location for walking along the estuary wall, crabbing, fishing and bird watchers. If you prefer the less active option, there are two pubs at the Basin where you can sit and relax with a drink and a meal and watch the activity of this popular marine centre. At high tide, boats leave the safety of the Basin through the huge lock gates and enter the estuary. There is also a tea room run by the famous Tiptree Preserve company where you can get a cup of tea or coffee and a cake, sandwich or meal. Ice cream is also available from the kiosk. Please enquire about complimentary travel cots and high chairs for children under 2 years of age. Advertised prices are for 8 guests. All prices are inclusive of VAT. £500 damage deposit refunded on departurewhen the property has been checked. We kindly ask guests to keep the property and all furniture, fittings and effects, in or on the property, in the same state of repair and condition as the commencement of the period, and to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. £500 damage deposit is required. This can be paid in cash on arrival or before your arrival by bank transfer. This is refunded immediately if there is no damage or excess cleaning. We will, where possible, accommodate any guests' requests regarding minor accommodation amendments but we cannot guarantee acceptance. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
£500 refundable damage deposit is required. Refunded on day of departure. The lead person must be over 21 years of age. The property is exclusively for guests who make up the booking. Please inform us if you intend to invite additional guests. Persons using the facilities who are not part of the booked guests may be asked to leave. Check in is from 3pm and check out is 10.30am. We may be able to extend these depending on bookings prior to or after your visit.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Carmel T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

We are a family of 5 (kids aged 14 and 12 year old twins), with one child wheelchair user, and we stayed for a 3 night break in August. The barn is spacious, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. We felt at home right away....More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank CCMorgan
Reviewed 6 September 2019

We rented out the shire house, barley barn & hay barn for the weekend of our wedding, having previously stayed at shire house for my uncles birthday. Honestly, I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful these converted barns are. Carmel, you & your husband...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 706chloep
Reviewed 20 July 2019

We were met by Carmel. The Shire Barn was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. It was so well equipped too. Well fitted bathrooms, spacious rooms, comfy beds and bedding. I loved opening the door in the bedroom in the morning overlooking the wheat field while...More

Date of stay: July 2019
1  Thank RedbournTraveler
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We had the best time at Shires Stables for a New Year’s Eve break! There were a group of 8 of us and the barn was the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends. The hot tub was really lovely, fire was fabulous,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank misssfrench
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay to relax and enjoy with a group of people. We enjoyed the walks and the local pubs and the hot tub overlooking the fields was a bonus. The barn is beautifully decorated and very homely with a lovely fireplace. Our stay...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank LGSG12
Management response:Responded 25 July 2016

Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The barn is set in countryside in the village of Great Totham. The historic town of Maldon is less than a 10 minute drive. Heybridge Basin, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree and Suffolk are all easily accessible. We have bikes that you can use to explore the area. The roads are quiet and fairly flat, ideal for bikes. There are also numerous country walks. There are golf parks, fly fishing lakes and riding stables nearby. For children, Maldon has a soft play area, water park, crabbing, roller skating and bowling. Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle are easy to get to in about 30 minutes. The beaches of Frinton-on-Sea and Clacton are about 1 our away, and Suffolk is about 90 minutes.
Getting around
We have a selection of bikes available for your use. Some are free. Our newer bikes have a small charge. Please enquire. There is a local bus service to Maldon, Colchester and Witham. There are taxi and limousine services available.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub

The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Shire Stables Luxury Barn with Hot Tub has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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