Listing Ref: 166
Endymion Lodge, Colchester
Endymion Lodge is one of five detached lodges situated on the Wakes Hall Estate, nestled in the stunning Colne Valley on the Essex/Suffolk border.
Each lodge has been designed and finished to an exceptional standard. They all have large verandahs, which make an ideal spot for enjoying a morning coffee in the sun, or some al fresco cocktails on a warm summer evening spent admiring the lovely view. Every lodge also boasts its own, fabulous hot tub, which gives just that little bit of added luxury to make your stay even more special.
Surrounded by rolling English countryside, the lodges provide an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests can wander around the beautiful grounds, admiring the views and local wildlife and discovering the picturesque woodland, or perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing in the stunning lake, which is well-stocked with Carp and Roach.
A local post office and shop are within easy walking distance, as well as a friendly local pub that sits beside the River Colne and serves locally brewed beer.
Furthermore, various local beauty salons provide a full range of services for lodge guests, and visitors can even arrange for a fully trained chef to create a mouth watering meal for them in the comfort of their own lodge.
Endymion Lodge accommodation
The lodge consists of two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room. All accommodation is on the ground floor, and doorways and pathways are wheelchair accessible.
A spacious, furnished decking area – including the hot tub – completes the property. A real sun trap, the decking is a peaceful, private setting that allows guests to unwind and bask in the lovely, tranquil surroundings.
General amenities include: state of the art eco technology, electric heating, an electric hob and oven, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a washer/dryer.
The lodge boasts two smart TVs and a superb quality sound system, as well as Wi-Fi, so guests will never be short on entertainment, even when the weather is less than ideal.
There is ample parking available, and up to two, well-behaved, dogs are welcome.
A travel cot and highchair are available, but please note that cot bedding is not supplied, so guests are advised to bring their own.
Minimum of a three night stay.
Endymion Lodge surrounding area
The surrounding area is not just pretty, it also offers a wide range of activities and sights that all the family can enjoy. Colchester is just 20 minutes away, and has a brilliant zoo and fascinating Roman Castle.
The bustling county town of Chelmsford boasts lots of excellent bars and restaurants, perfect for treating yourself after a hard day hitting up the numerous shopping opportunities. The historic town of Sudbury is also well worth a visit; as the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, it offers plenty of interesting information about his life and work. And of course Newmarket, with its world-famous racecourse, is approximately an hour away, which makes for a wonderfully exciting day out.
The area is an absolute must-visit for golfing enthusiasts, with various stunning courses located very close-by, including the famous Earls Colne Gold & Country Club.
Colchester is also home to The Wine Company, who have spent an impressive six generations choosing the very best wine. Their regular wine tasting evenings are an absolute must for any wine lover.
Comfortable, luxurious, and ideally located, these outstanding lodges provide a truly great base for a break spent exploring this beautiful, vibrant region.