Vacation Home Higham Place Lodge
Upper Street, Higham , Higham, CO7 6LB, United Kingdom –
Excellent location – rated 10.0/10! (score from 15 reviews)
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We are proud to be part of an exclusive list of properties that can claim to have been painted by John Constable. The heart of our estate is captured in ‘Higham Village’ that he painted in 1804 and features four of our cottages meaning we genuinely offer Constable Country Retreats. The Fenwick family has been in the village since 1936 and Major Fenwick (ex. Grenadier Guards) was born in Barham’s Manor in 1946 which has been his home ever since. During this time, with his wife Sara, he has built a collection of unrivalled holiday homes centred around a beautifully landscaped fifteen-acre park with stunning views over Suffolk’s tranquil rolling landscape. With businesses in Notting Hill and Chelsea, the Major and Sara have been able to successfully blend old-world bucolic charm with worldly eccentricity and contemporary style and comfort. The Major’s cousin Charlie (also ex. Grenadier Guards) is the general manager responsible for ensuring all our guests experience the highest possible standards and feel fully revived and recharged after their stay. He is supported by an extensive team who have been linked to the family for many years.
Higham Place Lodge was originally built to a sketch drawn by world famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens know for his imaginative adaptation of traditional styles. The lodge sleeps six and consists of an en-suite double bedroom with its own walk in shower, second double bedroom with log fire, third double bedroom and a separate family bathroom. It has a large, well-lit open plan living room and kitchen connecting to the south facing terrace. There is a large enclosed garden with access to fifteen acres of private parkland with views over the Dedham Vale. This retreat is ideal for the less mobile as it is all on one level.
The Dedham Vale a classic lowland landscape, straddling the Stour River, has been the inspiration for England’s world-renowned landscape artists Constable and Gainsborough who lived and painted in the Vale. Little has changed over the centuries and with its charming villages, local attractions and beautiful surrounding countryside, the Dedham Vale remains a calm and timeless retreat only an hour from London. John Constable born in East Bergholt in 1776 was an English landscape painter in what became known as the naturalistic tradition. Being born in Suffolk, he is mainly known for his landscape paintings of the Dedham Vale which surrounding his home, and therefore also became known as "Constable Country". Being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by the Countryside Commission in 1969 was a key milestone in recognising the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Vale. The Dedham Vale Society was founded in 1938 and has be successfully fighting for the protection of of our landscape, built heritage and wildlife for over 80 years meaning Constable would still recognise his cherished landscape.
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Area Info– Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Closest Landmarks *
Weston Homes Community Stadium5 miles
Colchester General Hospital5.7 miles
Colchester Institute6.9 miles
Colchester Town Train Station7.1 miles
Essex County Hospital7.3 miles
University of Essex Colchester Campus7.3 miles
Colchester Castle7.5 miles
Birch Grove Golf Club8.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
The Swan Restaurant0.6 miles
Halls Farm Supermarket0.6 miles
The Crown Cafe/Bar1.2 miles
Hadleigh Market3.1 miles
Natural Beauty *
North Sea Ocean/Sea6.2 miles
Stour River0.2 miles
Closest Airports *
London Stansted Airport30.5 miles
London Southend Airport30.7 miles
Cambridge Airport37.1 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Ipswich Station9.1 miles
Colchester Zoo10 miles
Hedingham Castle15.4 miles
Freeport Braintree18.4 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Parking garage
- Secure parking
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- High chair
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Childrens' cribs
- Wardrobe or closet
- Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
- Free toiletries
- Body soap
- Walk-in shower
- Toilet paper
- Additional bathroom
- Guest bathroom
- Bathtub or shower
- Private bathroom
- Shared bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- iPod dock
- Hypoallergenic pillow
- Non-feather pillow
- Feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Drying rack for clothing
- Fold-up bed
- Clothes rack
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
- Entire unit wheelchair accessible
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Garden view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Wheelchair accessible
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Children of all ages are welcome.
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This property doesn't offer cribs.
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Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.