Country Cottages near Ridgewell

For Country Cottages near Ridgewell, Brook Farm is a rural gem. Situated in the North Essex Countryside, it is the perfect location for a relaxing break. Whether you are looking for somewhere as a base for exploring the wider area or wanting to escape from busy life and submerge yourself in nature, you will find what you are looking for here.

Once a Dairy Farm in the early 1900’s, Brook Farm is now a small agricultural holding of 20 acres, laid mostly to pasture, that is home to our small herd of horses, pet sheep and other animals. The babbling brook, two ponds and wooded areas make it a sanctuary for wildlife. Hare, Game Birds and Muntjac deer are just some of our regular visitors.

Cyclists and hikers will love exploring the various tracks and footpaths in and around the farm. While the restful surroundings also make it the ideal place to practise yoga or meditation. Artists will also find inspiration in the stunning views and will never be short of things to paint or draw.

Our accommodation of three cottages have a range of facilities and are enclosed in a courtyard. Each has its own small private patio/garden, and there is plenty of parking. For cyclists and hikers, we have a lockable cycle shelter, dedicated wash down area for cycles and muddy walking boots and an area to dry any wet outdoor clothing and shoes.

Within the courtyard of our accommodation, one of the barns has a treatment room where your host and resident complimentary therapist Jane Gilbey can offer an array of therapies. Maybe you would like to engage in some healing for yourself or your pet. Jane is a qualified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner for people and animals. Registered with the BFVEA as an advanced practitioner.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and we even have stabling and paddocks available for people wanting to bring their horses. Equestrian provisions include grazing, with hay and bedding provided. We have an all weather ménage and a round pen plus some obstacles for ground work practice that horsey guests are free to borrow. There is also some hacking in the area.

There are many local attractions to visit. The local town of Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and is steeped in Roman history. Other popular sites in the area include Colchester Zoo, Aqua Springs and Beth Chatto Gardens . Tiptree and Inworth can be reached by a footpath, and the nearest pub is just a mile away.

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