• About Eldred House

    Nestled in glorious grounds with a games room is this large, Grade II* listed elegant property. Ideal for celebrations and get-togethers.

    • Open fires - fuel inc
    • Elec, biomass CH, bed linen and towels inc
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Three smart TVs (one Satellite)
    • Blu-ray
    • X-box One
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Aga inc
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Nespresso coffee machine
    • F/freezer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 52-acre grounds
    • Gas BBQ
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with table football, table tennis and games console
    • Gym with cross trainer and rowing machine
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Maximum occupancy is 16 guests. Lake and two ponds in garden (no fishing), 11 yards. Fireworks are not allowed. This property has a security deposit of £500.

    > Eldred House is a glorious, Grade II* listed Georgian property located on the edge of Colchester. The oldest part of this beautiful property is believed to date from the 15th century. Surrounded by 52 acres of private woodland and landscaped gardens, the grounds host an abundance of wildlife along with two ponds and a large lake. Featured in the magazine Country Life and Gardeners Illustrated in 2012, the grounds are a big feature to this property, and are maintained by several gardeners throughout the year. The approach to Eldred House is through a secluded woodland road leading to a stunning view of the property, onto a sweeping gravelled drive, accommodating plenty of parking.
    Decorated and furnished to an excellent standard throughout, guests have a choice of 8 spacious bedrooms including a top floor apartment-style room with a kitchenette and seating area. It boasts a delightful entrance hall which leads to the elegant drawing room with shuttered sash windows and views over the grounds and landscaped gardens and with the benefit of a gym. There are several open fireplaces within the property for that warm cosy feel in the winter. Although the kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with an Aga, microwave and contemporary fixtures it does not have a conventional oven for cooking. This is the perfect hub for any large family or groups of friends who wish to celebrate and enjoy a country getaway. Renovations to this property mean that the quality is to a fantastic standard, however still in keeping with the character and charm that guests desire. The combination of outstanding beauty, fantastic location and quality accommodation makes Eldred House the perfect location that guests will never forget.

    Local attractions include Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo, with its fantastic range of animals including leopards, elephants, tigers and much more. The local town of Colchester is just a short drive away and is the oldest recorded town in Britain, with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 2 miles.

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      Cottage

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      8 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 16 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Games console - Xbox
      Games console - Xbox
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
      Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Gym
      Gym
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Nestled in glorious grounds with a games room is this large Grade II listed elegant property. Ideal for celebrations and get-togethers.Entrance hall with seating area and open fire. Large spacious drawing room with open fire French doors and wooden floor. TV room with Sky TV table football table tennis games console and open fire. Spacious dining room. Large kitchen with wooden floor and Aga for cooking. Large boot room. Laundry room. Separate toilet. First floor Two double bedrooms each with 6ft bed one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further two double bedrooms one with 6ft zip link bed can be twin one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor Double bedroom with 6ft zip link bed can be twin and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Attic with seating area kitchenette and low ceiling. \n \n\nOpen fires - fuel inc \n\nElec biomass CH bed linen and towels inc\n\nTcot\n\nHchair\n\nThree smart TVs one Satellite\n\nBlu-ray\n\nX-box One\n\nBluetooth speaker\n\nAga inc\n\nMwave\n\nWmachine\n\nTdryer\n\nDwasher\n\nNespresso coffee machine\n\nFfreezer\n\nFreezer\n\nWi-fi\n\nLarge enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture\n\n52-acre grounds\n\nGas BBQ\n\nAmple parking\n\nGames room with table football table tennis and games console\n\nGym with cross trainer and rowing machine\n\nWelcome pack\n\nNo smoking\n\nNB Maximum occupancy is 16 guests. Lake and two ponds in garden no fishing 11 yards. Fireworks are not allowed. This property has a security deposit of £500.\n\n\n \u003e Eldred House is a glorious Grade II listed Georgian property located on the edge of Colchester. The oldest part of this beautiful property is believed to date from the 15th century. Surrounded by 52 acres of private woodland and landscaped gardens the grounds host an abundance of wildlife along with two ponds and a large lake. Featured in the magazine Country Life and Gardeners Illustrated in 2012 the grounds are a big feature to this property and are maintained by several gardeners throughout the year. The approach to Eldred House is through a secluded woodland road leading to a stunning view of the property onto a sweeping gravelled drive accommodating plenty of parking.\nDecorated and furnished to an excellent standard throughout guests have a choice of 8 spacious bedrooms including a top floor apartment-style room with a kitchenette and seating area. It boasts a delightful entrance hall which leads to the elegant drawing room with shuttered sash windows and views over the grounds and landscaped gardens and with the benefit of a gym. There are several open fireplaces within the property for that warm cosy feel in the winter. Although the kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with an Aga microwave and contemporary fixtures it does not have a conventional oven for cooking. This is the perfect hub for any large family or groups of friends who wish to celebrate and enjoy a country getaway. Renovations to this property mean that the quality is to a fantastic standard however still in keeping with the character and charm that guests desire. The combination of outstanding beauty fantastic location and quality accommodation makes Eldred House the perfect location that guests will never forget.\n\nLocal attractions include Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo with its fantastic range of animals including leopards elephants tigers and much more. The local town of Colchester is just a short drive away and is the oldest recorded town in Britain with an abundance of shops bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles pub 2 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/951/840/951965.jpg BWP

    Eldred House reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.9 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.9

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.9

    Location

    9.8

    Cleanliness

    10.0

    Value for money

    9.4

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    10
    out of 10

    A beautiful house for our family reunion. So clean, so well equipped. We had a great weekend.

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    2019-06-19

    10
    out of 10

    A simply incredible house.

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    2019-05-26

    10
    out of 10

    We had an absolutely amazing time over the weekend. We visited as a group of 13 women for a weekend break and fell in love with Eldred House, the beautiful gardens and found the amenities perfect. It was a truly magical weekend and I'm already planning to revisit!

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    2019-05-14

    10
    out of 10

    This was our family's second visit - four generations with a 91 year age range - and we all had a wonderful time. This very spacious and beautiful house is also extremely comfortable, welcoming and spotlessly clean. Log fires were much appreciated. The gardens continue to develop and this visit we were lucky to see the bluebell woods in full bloom which was a glorious sight. The kitchen is very well equipped. If you need something keep looking for it as it is bound to be there. There are even non-breakable plates, glasses etc. - ideal for barbecues and also small children - which we found in a cupboard in the Boot Room.

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    2019-05-14

    10
    out of 10

    Amazing house!! The rooms were beautiful as were the grounds. So clean and smelt great. We had a fantastic stay!

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    2019-03-13

    10
    out of 10

    We had a fabulous weekend with friends and family, the house was magnificent - everyone said how much they would love to spend Christmas there! Walks through the grounds and over to the pub for lunch on sunday, what more could you ask for. It was very special and brilliant for a party weekend. We watched England win the rugby too - so all the boys were happy.

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    2018-11-27

    10
    out of 10

    The numbers say it all. A memorable weekend for the family celebration of our 60th wedding anniversary. When we saw that you didn't take dogs, even little ones, we tried to find an alternative venue but kept coming back. We are very pleased that we did so. Someone (who wasn't paying) suggested that we make it an annual event. Well we shall have to see. Many thanks

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    2018-11-06

    9
    out of 10

    Excellent - we had a lovely week-end; the house and location are stunning.

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    2018-10-24

    10
    out of 10

    Excellent return to a property we found last year The quality of accommodation is first class and the setting superb Difficult to find other comparables we will definitely return

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    2018-10-02

    10
    out of 10

    Eldred House is beautiful, just beautiful. As someone who manages 50,000 sq ft I know about property and facilities management and the house and gardens are immaculate. The rooms are spacious and well furnished - practical and tastefully furnished. It is extremely clean throughout, nothing was out of place. The facilities for hosting a large event are perfect - even down to four sauceboats! The kitchen has an aga which, for those not used to it, can be intimidating. However, with a little forethought into what you intend to cook and a review of the cook books provided (and/ or prior research) means it does not need to be overly concerning. The grounds are extensive and vary between woodland and grass. Plenty of room for a game of cricket or rounders! The administration from booking through to arrival and beyond is a well oiled machine, with every question you could consider answered easily. I have no hesitation in scoring Eldred House 10/10. There was truly not one thing which was lacking and everything was extremely well prepared. My only tip - Get your booking secured as soon as you can!

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    2018-09-19

    10
    out of 10

    Eldred House is immaculately presented and a joy to stay in. Our family has just returned from our second (one week) visit and all 10 of us were delighted with our experience. Not only is the house top class but the grounds are delightful and perfect from young children (especially, I suspect, those between about 6 and say 13). We do not have a single negative thing to say about this house.

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    2018-09-01

    10
    out of 10

    This was the most wonderful location to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our family. The house was just beautiful, so tastefully decorated, yet very welcoming and comfortable. The gardens and extensive grounds were a joy to spend time in, and the staff on the estate were very pleasant and friendly. A great experience for all of us, and we would love to return sometime in the future.

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    2018-08-29

    10
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    2019-05-28

    10
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    2019-03-27

    10
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    2018-09-05

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