Price from £460 per night
Surrounded by nature, with its own private garden and hot tub, you can’t help but relax and breathe in the fresh country air when staying at this stunning property. Designed to accommodate between 8 to 10 guests, the Shire Stables has a spacious open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen, plus 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suites and a separate bathroom.
Once the stables for the Shire horses that worked the farmland, this barn has been rebuilt into a fantastically light, bright space where high ceilings, original beams and the brick fireplace meet feature lighting, marble and quality fittings. And if that isn’t enough, take a dip in the hot tub overlooking the fields.
Rates are for 8 guests. Additional guests on fold away or sofa beds are a one off additional fee of £75 per person for 3 nights/weekend. Bedding, linen, bath sheets, hand towels and hot tub towels are included in this price.
Check in is from 3pm. Check out 10.30 am. Mininum 3 night booking. Or long weekend from 11am on Friday to 4pm on Sunday (charged at 3 night rate). Discounts for bookings for 5 nights or more. Please enquire.
Enter the barn and find the fabulous living room on the right hand side. The sitting area is nicely organised with two sofas, an armchair and a coffee table. There is free WIFI, TV, books, games, dvd’s and Bluetooth speaker. One sofa opens out to become a large double sofa bed, sleeping 2 extra people. (A small additional charge per person applies.)
The central fireplace is made from the original bricks from the stable floors and features a double sided log burner.
Bedroom 1 – The downstairs bedroom features the original stable wall and has a large, marble en-suite. It has two large single beds that can be joined to make a huge emperor sized bed. There is large wooden wardrobe, full length mirror and hairdryer. There is a small step into the marble en-suite which has a jacuzzi bath, separate shower, hand basin and heated towel rail.
Downstairs there is also an additional bathroom with WC, hand basin and walk in shower. It is ideal for guests using the sofa bed or for convenience when you are enjoying the garden.
There are 3 bedrooms upstairs.
Bedroom 2 – This roomy bedroom has a king size bed, fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and hairdryer. A special feature of this room is the balcony overlooking countryside. There is a table and chairs so that you can enjoy the peace and quiet while taking in the views.
The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a WC, a single wash basin, a full size bath tub with shower above and a heated towel rail.
This room also has a large, single fold away bed, ideal if you have 1 extra guest and would prefer not to use the sofa bed in the lounge. (A small additional applies and includes bath sheet, hand towel and hot tub towel.)
Bedroom 3 – Across the landing you will find a spacious bedroom with French style, king sized bed, fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and hairdryer. This has an identical en-suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 4 – This has 2 cabin style. single beds and is accessed off the third bedroom, making it ideal as a family room or for a group of friends.
The front garden is gated and there is off road parking on the driveway for 4 or 5 cars.
French doors open from the lounge onto the private rear patio and garden. There is a table seating up to 10 guests and a large parasol. An additional table and chairs are around the side of the barn under the balcony, ideal to follow the sun or get out of the shade!
There is a coal BBQ (coal not supplied) and a range of utensils.
A path leads to the 6/7 person hot tub, which is in a secluded area at the end of the garden. There is a fold back cover for convenience and to provide additional screening.
Almost opposite the Shire Stables, just across the quiet country road, you will find the Hay Barn, Barley Barn and Cart Lodge. Here, you have access to a range of bicycles, which are free to use.
You may need to pay an additional Damage Deposit for this property. Where applicable, you will need to pay this the day before arrival.
Tranquil, high class accommodation
We had a lovely few days at the Hay Barn at Jepcrack’s. The welcome and care we received from Carmel and Jason was excellent and the Barn had everything we needed during our stay. En-suite bedrooms and open plan living with lots of space to spread out. Tranquil Essex countryside with lots of footpaths to explore with the dog (who was made v. welcome) and close to local shops and restaurants. We look forward to returning.
We were met by Carmel. The Shire Barn was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. It was so well equipped too. Well fitted bathrooms, spacious rooms, comfy beds and bedding. I loved opening the door in the bedroom in the morning overlooking the wheat field while having my cup of tea. We really loved the hot tub and appreciated the tub towels. We enjoyed sitting outside, bbq, and plenty of seating. It was an opportunity to rest and spend quality family time together. We went for a little wander to Promenade Park but didn’t feel the need to go elsewhere as we wanted to enjoy the accommodation. Waitrose delivered and we had a super time. It was perfect. Thank you.
Beautiful accommodation with character set in the fields
Great place to stay to relax and enjoy with a group of people. We enjoyed the walks and the local pubs and the hot tub overlooking the fields was a bonus. The barn is beautifully decorated and very homely with a lovely fireplace. Our stay there to celebrate a special 90th birthday was perfect.