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Constable

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Per week

from 400.00 to 1710.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Susie Bradshaw

Member since Apr 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:1 day 8 hours

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BFB's Overview

This scenic cluster of pretty converted farm cottages are a picture-perfect prescription for family rejuvenation – especially those with stunning views from their private hot tubs!


The nine cottages offer stunning views over the Stour Valley, a stress-free short trip from London or the Midlands, a peaceful location within a 20-minute stroll of a picturesque town with family friendly gastro pub, and brilliant on-site facilities including a heated indoor pool, children's play areas and tennis courts, not to mention the friendly farm animals.


The interiors may be more homely than boutique but they are high quality and well-equipped, plus, with gorgeous White Company toiletries, and optional additional services like pre-arrival grocery and baby essentials shopping, ready-meal deliveries, a treatment room for pre-bookable beauty and massage therapy, and CRB-checked babysitting, they allow parents to feel a little spoilt and relaxed so that they can enjoy the kind of quality family time that is a luxury many would rate above designer fixtures and fittings.


A typical day at Gladwin’s offers an experience of life on the farm far more luxurious than those conjured up ideas of early starts and rustic living. A morning of animal feeding and petting can be followed up by a relaxing swim in the heated pool, a sauna, dip in the hot tub, or even a pampering session from one of the visiting spa therapists. Mini guests face the tough choice of indoor or outdoor play areas, unless the weather dictates it for them, and evenings can be spent relaxing in front of the log burner with a delicious meal from the farm shop and a DVD in the player. Plus the many lovely beaches and charming towns of the area known as Constable Country are all within a short drive.


Accommodation Overview:

Constable is a cottage set in the recently restored former stable block. This cosy 3-bedroom cottage is ideally set up for families with twin bedroom leading to a double bedroom on the first floor. A second double on the ground floor, adjacent to the bathroom (WC, sink, bath and shower over) is ideal for older children / accompanying grandparents. Beams run throughout the cottage adding to its charm and character, whilst the log burner in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area gives the cottage a cosy feel, especially on winter evenings. The lounge is equipped with a TV with Freeview, DVD player and an iPod dock. Double doors lead out onto a south facing, fenced garden with views over Stour Valley.

Location Information

Gladwins Farm is set in a peaceful location overlooking the Stour Valley around five miles from Colchester and 20 minutes walk (5mins drive) from the centre of the famous Suffolk cloth town of Nayland, which is most picturesque thanks to its abundance of pretty medieval timber-framed buildings. It’s easily reached within 2 hours of both London and the Midlands making it an easy trip for both a short break and a week-long stay.

The long sandy beaches of Frinton or Mersea are within a short drive, and would-be gladiators will love the roman exhibits at the Castle Museum in Colchester, said to be Britain's first Roman town. There's also a world-renowned zoo.

There are plenty of great places to eat out locally. Nayland’s White Hart and riverside Anchor Inn, which has its own kitchen garden, lovely riverside terrace, wildlife walks and a great kids menu, come highly recommended. There’s also the brilliant field kitchen at Jimmy's Farm (near Ipswich), made famous by the TV show and a great day out in itself thanks to its animals and nature trail - stock up on supplies in the shop too.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 30%, within 14 days by 20%

Rates

28 Oct - 18 Dec 2016 : £780 /week4 Jan - 5 Jan 2017 : £400 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : £895 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : £1120 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : £930 /week31 Mar - 13 Apr 2017 : £1295 /week14 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £1120 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : £1710 /week2 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £1485 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £1710 /week1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £1120 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £1295 /week27 Oct - 20 Dec 2017 : £895 /week21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018 : £1710 /week28 Oct - 18 Dec 2016 : €928.512 /week4 Jan - 5 Jan 2017 : €476.16 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : €1065.408 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : €1333.248 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : €1107.072 /week31 Mar - 13 Apr 2017 : €1541.568 /week14 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €1333.248 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : €2035.584 /week2 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €1767.744 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €2035.584 /week1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €1333.248 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1541.568 /week27 Oct - 20 Dec 2017 : €1065.408 /week21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018 : €2035.584 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 30%, within 14 days by 20%

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6, two double rooms, one on the ground floor and a further twin bedroom upstairs

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The coast is about a 30 minute drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Nayland is on the doorstep; with shops, a Post Office, and Anchor Inn pub with lovely food and kids' menu.

Any Pool

There is a lovely indoor heated pool where the water is kept at a toasty 30 degrees and it's the same depth, 1.25 metres, throughout. There is also a sauna and communal hot tub for frazzled parents to relax in.

Spa Onsite

The farm has a Masseuse and Treatment Room, offering beauty therapy, Thai-Yoga, and massage.

Indoor Play Area

There is an indoor play barn with table tennis, a soft play area for babies/toddlers and a TV area with a Wii. On the weekends in the winter months there is often a bouncy castle in the barn.

Babysitting

A CRB checked babysitter can be arranged if requested in advance.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The owners provide a wide range of baby gear including a selection of both travel and wooden cots, highchairs, baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, stairgates, bedguards, socket covers and plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Bath toys, kids books, toys and kids DVDs are provided. For parents and older kids there's extras such as WiFi, an iPod dock, DVD player and Freeview TV.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A selection of gourmet ready meals and ice creams are available from the farm shop from local suppliers and a pre-arrival shopping service is also available. For a weekend treat, guests can order freshly baked croissants on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoors there are buckets/spades, an outdoor playground with swing set and a playhouse.

Visiting Spa Therapist

A visiting Beautician/Hairdresser, offers a full range of treatments which can be taken in the cottage or Treatment Room.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a private garden and patio.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available.

Friendly Animals

Tots can feed the farm animals and help collect the eggs from the chickens whilst making friends with the resident horses and sheep.

Tennis Court(s)

There is a tennis court onsite.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

There are several cots and highchairs available.

Daily Cleaning

A maid service can be arranged on request.

Reviews

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  • A superb location & fantastically set up for families.Review dated 17/04/2015

  • Great place to visit with young children. Useful equipment is provided so that you don't have to take everything with you and there's a visitors centre where you can pick up some local specialities. There's loads of land to roam around and playground, animals etc to keep kids entertained. Not brilliant for wet days though as the living accommodation is pretty small for a 3 bedroom cottage.Review dated 29/11/2014

  • Fantastic accomodation, spotless throughout and everything catered for. Farm was brilliant - much attention to detail. Will definitely visit again!Review dated 06/10/2014

  • Enjoyed our stay at gladwins, it's well set up for young kids with lots outdoor to amuse. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the atmosphere on the site lovely. Frustrating having to work round swimming lessons with use of the swimming pool - be aware of this on booking as use is blocked off each day, often both in the morning and in the afternoon for several hours at a time.Review dated 25/10/2013

  • Another week of wonderful walks. Beautiful cottage. Peace shattered when grandchildren joined me!Review dated 22/01/2010

  • I love coming here its a real treat! This is my 3rd visit.Review dated 28/12/2009

A superb location & fantastically set up for families.

Great place to visit with young children. Useful equipment is provided so that you don't have to take everything with you and there's a visitors centre where you can pick up some local specialities. There's loads of land to roam around and playground, animals etc to keep kids entertained. Not brilliant for wet days though as the living accommodation is pretty small for a 3 bedroom cottage.

Fantastic accomodation, spotless throughout and everything catered for. Farm was brilliant - much attention to detail. Will definitely visit again!

Enjoyed our stay at gladwins, it's well set up for young kids with lots outdoor to amuse. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the atmosphere on the site lovely. Frustrating having to work round swimming lessons with use of the swimming pool - be aware of this on booking as use is blocked off each day, often both in the morning and in the afternoon for several hours at a time.

Another week of wonderful walks. Beautiful cottage. Peace shattered when grandchildren joined me!

I love coming here its a real treat! This is my 3rd visit.

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 6 guests.



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