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The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm, Brickhouse Road, Colne Engaine, Essex CO6 2HJ

A welcoming countryside self-catering accommodation easily accessible from the A12 and M11 and only 40 minutes from Stanstead Airport 

From the North via A1

At junction 14 bear left onto the A14 signposted London East, Huntingdon, Cambridge. At Junction 31 continue forward onto the M11 signposted London. Leave the M11 at junction 8, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A120. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A120 signposted Colchester and Sudbury. At roundabout, take the 3rd exit signposted onto Coggeshall Rd A120 Colchester. Continue on the A120. Turn left onto Colne Rd B1024 towards Marks Hall / Earls Colne. Continue on the B1024; pass the Essex Golf Club on your left. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Church Hill A1124 Halstead Road through village of Earls Colne. Continue to follow A1124. As you leave the village of Earls Colne turn right into Station Road. Leading onto Church Street passing Brooke Street to your left. At the T Junction turn left onto Green Farm Road. Passing the Village Green continue on Green Farm Road leading out of the Village, turn left into Brickhouse Road. Continue on Brickhouse Road. As you pass a thatched Chocolate Box Cottage on your right the road has a slight incline. Arrive at The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm on your right.

From South via M25 Dartford Toll Crossing, signposted The North M11, M1, M25

Continue forward at junction 30 onto the M25 signposted Stansted Airport. Leave the M25 at junction 28, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit, then merge onto the A12. Leave the A12 at junction 26, at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A1124 signposted Halstead. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1124 signposted Halstead, turn right onto Colne Park Road signposted Pebmarsh. Continue onto to Counters Cross, bear left at the green (looking out for a small Post Box) leading onto Green Farm Road. Turn right onto Brickhouse Road. As you pass a thatched Chocolate Box Cottage on your right, the road has a slight incline. Arrive at The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm on your right.

From East via A12 London, signposted Colchester

Leave the A12 at junction 26, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A1124 signposted Halstead. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1124 signposted Halstead. Continue  passing through the Village of Aldham, Chappel and the Chappel Viduct. As you approach White Colne turn right onto Colne Park Road signposted Pebmarsh. Continue onto to Counters Cross, bear left at the green (looking out for a small Post Box) leading onto Green Farm Road. Turn right onto Brickhouse Road. As you pass a thatched Chocolate Box Cottage on your right, the road has a slight incline. Arrive at The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm on your right.  From the West via M4.

M4 motorway Signposted London M25.

Leave the M4 at junction 4B then take left-hand lane, then join the M25 motorway Signposted Watford. Continue forward at junction 16 Signposted Watford M1 Holmesdale Tunnel Bell Common Tunnel M11. Leave the M25 at junction 27 then take left-hand lane, then join the M11 motorway signposted Stansted Airport, Harlow, Cambridge A120. Leave the M11 at junction 8A, then merge onto the A120 signposted Stansted Airport. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A120 signposted Colchester, Sudbury A131. At roundabout, take the 3rd exit signposted onto Coggeshall Rd A120 Colchester. Continue to follow A120. Turn left onto Colne Rd/B1024 towards Marks Hall / Earls Colne. Continue to follow B1024, passing the Essex Golf Club on your left. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Church Hill A1124 Halstead Road through village of Earls Colne. Continue to follow A1124. As you leave the village of Earls Colne turn right into Station Road leading onto Church Street passing Brooke Street to your left. At T Junction turn left onto Green Farm Road passing the Village Green continue on Green Farm leading out of the Village, turn left into Brickhouse Road. Continue on Brickhouse Road. As you pass a thatched Chocolate Box Cottage on your right the road has a slight incline. Arrive at The Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm, self-catering accommodation on your right.

From Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports

National Express Coaches offer a regular service from Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports dropping off at both Marks Tey and Colchester Railway Stations. You can continue your onward journey to the Cart Lodge either by Taxi or Public Bus

To check times and to plan your journey please visit the National Express website  http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/ourservice/airport-new-routes-and-updates.aspx

If you are planning to hire a car for the duration of your stay please follow directions by Road:

From Gatwick – Join directions from the South

From Heathrow – Join directions from the West

From Stanstead – Join directions from the West or North

Public Buses – To Colne Engaine
Bus Time – No: 83 (Please note that limited services are available)

Monday to Friday
Colchester, Head Street 12:18 arriving Colne Engaine Green 13:20
Marks Tey, opposite Rail Station 12:49 arriving Colne Engaine Green 13:20

Saturday
Colchester, Head Street 16:13 arriving Colne Engaine Green 17:15
Marks Tey, opposite Rail Station 16:44 arriving Colne Engaine Green 17:15

The Cart Lodge, self-catering accommodation is approximately 15-20 minute walk from the Village Green. Follow Green Farm Road out of the Village passing the Village School on your left.  Turn left into Brickhouse Road; continue on Brickhouse Road passing Brickhouse Farm and the thatched Chocolate Box Cottage on your right. The road will take a slight incline arrive at the Cart Lodge, Nightingales Farm after on your right.

Taxi’s Firms – Local to Colne Engaine and Colchester  

A.A. Maplestead Airport Cars (Earls Colne) Mob: 07801 580465 Tel: 07786 493623
Colne Valley Cars Tel: 01787 222238
Colchester Airport Taxis Tel: 01206 247127
Five Seven Taxis Tel: 01206 577777

Train
Colchester is accessible on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich line, our nearest station is Marks Tey and you can continue your onward journey to the Cart Lodge either by Taxi or Public Bus. Please check the National Rail Enquires website to check train time and to book your tickets on line http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search

ARRIVAL DETAILS
Please phone 01787 222786 or 07531 770038, 2 weeks before arrival to arrange key collection and estimated time of arrival. Guests are requested to arrive 4pm onwards and to leave no later than 10am on day of departure.

Nightingales Farm