The Cart Lodge

The newly renovated Cart Lodge at Nightingales Farm, Essex is an idyllic, rural, countryside retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside and close to Suffolk. This chic self-catering accommodation is the perfect venue for friends and family or a romantic break for two! The Cart Lodge, set in the beautiful Essex countryside, known to many, as ‘Constable Country’, provides self-catering accommodation for up to four people. Offering one double bedroom and one twin room, the spacious interior is designed around open-plan living with the kitchen, lounge and dining area combined to create one warm and inviting living space, which is just perfect for enjoying time with family and friends. The Cart Lodge

Kitchen And Dining Area

The Cart Lodge kitchen is well stocked, providing everything you will need for your self-catering holiday. It has a well-equipped contemporary, country style kitchen with an island leading to the dinning and lounge area. The ‘A Rated’ appliances include a single oven and induction hob, a microwave, fridge / freezer and a washer/drier, as well as all the useful smaller items needed for that perfect self-catering holiday.



The tastefully furnished lounge has a comfy sofa and armchairs which welcome you to truly relax whilst on your rural, countryside break! The wood burner is perfect for those cosy nights in, and we are happy to provide your first bundle of sustainable, locally sourced firewood, subsequent bundles are available at a small extra charge. There is a large Plasma television and DVD player, a separate music system and free internet service. You will also find a very good range of books and games to enhance the enjoyment of your stay.



The Cart Lodge has a ground floor bathroom, accessed from the kitchen with a luxury shower that’s sure to give you that burst of energy you’ll need when gearing up for your walks, explorations and adventures!



Comfort is key when you are on a self-catering, rural retreat. The main double bedroom and twin room are generous in size and are fitted with black-out blinds and curtains to ensure those long lazy lie-in’s and in the morning enjoy your tea in bed with stunning countryside views! Both bedrooms have luxury duvets and pillows, dressed with Egyptian cotton linen. You will also find a dressing table and mirror, a full length mirror, chest of drawers and wardrobe. The main bedroom has its own HD television.


The Garden

The Cart Lodge has a private garden with external dining furniture. Sit back with a glass of wine enjoy the fresh air, and relax! Alternatively, you may wish to spend time at the beautiful nearby lake, or perhaps explore the stunning Colne Valley which can be accessed by the many local footpaths.


Days Out At

Nightingales Farm we provide a self-catering base from which you can explore the beautiful Colne Valley, Constable Country and the stunning Suffolk countryside as well as the coastal regions around both Essex and Suffolk. If you’re not familiar with the area, Ian and Angela will be more than happy to tell you all about the best places to visit! » walks and cycling » out and about Nightingales Farm offers you self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Essex countryside and is close to the county of Suffolk.  To find out more about how to book, please go to contact us


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