The Hay Barn is set on a quiet road in open, arable farmland.
Pets are as welcome as you are. £6 per pet, per night. Please enquire.
A quiet location where you can hear birdsong rather than traffic notice, but just a 10 minute walk to pubs, restaurant and village shop. Maldon town less than 10 minutes drive.
Free off street, safe parking.
The Hay Barn has an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen that are light and airy, giving a very upmarket feel.
NEW FROM OCTOBER 2018 -
An evening of wine tasting and 3 course meal with produce from the Le Marche region of Italy.
Enjoy a relaxed evening in on one of your 3 nights. Imagine the candle lit meal followed by a cosy evening around the world burner.
A selection of white, red and sparkling wines served before and during your meal, chosen to suit your tastes.
Introductory offer of £55 per person. Minimum 6 guests. Please enquire on booking.
Situated in glorious, rural, isolation but with easy access off the A12 in Essex. Located on the edge of the village of Great Totham, the Hay Barn offers relaxed country living with views over arable farmland and an abundance of animal and bird life.
The perfect place for a family holiday, romantic break, Hen party, rural retreat and outdoor activities.
One of four of our barns available for rent, The Hay Barn is in a small complex with the Barley Barn and Cart Lodge. They share a large front lawn and car park plus each barn has an individual private patio and garden overlooking the fields. At the side of the barn is a play area with climbing frame, swings and slide.
Opposite these barns is The Shire Stables, which is an attached 4 bedroom barn. All of the other barns can be viewed on separate listings.
THE HAY BARN
There are three bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests. Upstairs the master bedroom is spacious and has generous wardrobe space, a full length mirror and a hairdryer. The en - suite has a bath with shower above
On the ground floor are two bedrooms, one of which can be set up as a twin or king size.. They have full length mirrors, drawers, hanging space and en-suites with shower cuticles. Two additional guests can sleep on the double sized sofa bed. (Additional fee applicable for bedding, linen, towels.)
The living area has a huge brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling. There are comfortable leather sofas, with seating for 8 people. A long wooden dining table and seating for 8 (plus a high chair if needed) make this an ideal place for a special dining experience. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard with a fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The breakfast bar makes it the kitchen area the hub of the barn. There is an additional WC on the ground floor.
The back barn doors open out onto a garden, patio and BBQ area which overlooks arable farmland with lovely sunsets. There is a garden table, outdoor seating for 8 and additional sun chairs. There is a coal BBQ (coal not supplied) and utensils. The secluded garden area at the rear is perfect for alfresco dining or evening drinks while watching the sun go down. You may be lucky and catch sight of Muntjack deer or owls and it is a great spot for bird watching. There are no street lights, so for those who enjoy star gazing, bring your binoculars or telescope.
At the front there is a large lawned area and private off road parking. We have bikes available to explore the area and a climbing frame with swings and slide.
WHAT WE SUPPLY
Bedding, linen, bath and hand towels, bath mats and tea towels are included. We also supply toilet rolls, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid.
A basket of logs and initial supply of fire lighters are supplied. Large bags of logs are available £8 each.
There is free wi-fi (fair use policy). No gaming or streaming please as due to the location the speed rate is limited and it will slow it down for other users.
The village has a shop and post office that sells local produce, freshly baked bread, general supplies and newspapers. There are 2 pubs, The Bull and the Prince of Wales, both serve lunch and evening meals. There is also a fine dining restaurant called the Willow Room. This is a few minutes drive or a pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk through field or a quiet country road. There are numerous country pubs and restaurants within a short drive. The historic town of Maldon and Heybridge Basin are about a 10 minute drive.
There are 4 separate footpaths with public right of way for ramblers and dog walkers. There are numerous minor roads, including the one which runs to the front of the property that are great for jogging or cycling enthusiasts.
Maldon and Heybridge Basin are great places to explore and have a meal out. Layer Marney Tower, Colchester Zoo, Colchester Castle, Chigborough Fisheries and Cressing Temple Barns are close by. Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood and Braintree's Shopping Outlet are easy to reach. Beaches at Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton and Suffolk can be reached on the A12. Witham train station is about a 10 minute drive away, with frequent trains to London Liverpool Street in 40 to 45 minutes.
The barns are an ideal place to stay for guests at weddings held at Forrester Park Golf and Country Club, Braxted Park, Vaulty Manor, Prested Hall, Layer Marney Tower, Crabbs Barn and Five Lakes.
The Shire Stables has a hot tub and sleeps up to 10. Ideal for a quiet weekend where you can stay local and enjoy the shops, boutiques, coffee shops, bars and restaurants in Maldon, or liven it up with an evening in Brentwood and Chelmsford which are within a 30 minute drive. Limousine companies are available locally.
Highly qualified beauty therapists can visit the barn to provide a range of treatments.
We welcome well behaved pets in the Hay Barn, Barley Barn and Cart Lodge. 2 large dogs or 3 small max please. Additional £6 (incl vat) per dog per day to cover cleaning costs. No pets on the carpeted areas or beds please.
Please poo pick immediately after toileting.
We steam clean where possible and try to use cleaning using products and procedures that are safe for the environment. The sewage is a biological treatment plant system that is Certified to European Standards with 95% pollution removal. We kindly ask guests not to use bleach or other powerful cleaning products.
CHECK IN AND OUT
Check in is flexible from Monday to Friday. Please enquire for late availability Saturday check in. Sorry no bookings starting from Sunday. Weekends are priced as 3 nights. VAT is included in the rates.
For early arrival and late departures please enquire.
We always try to meet you to give you the keys. We are available to help but also like to be discreet so that you can settle in and enjoy your stay.
CANCELLATION If you wish to cancel you must inform us by e-mail. If cancellation is made the following charges will be levied:• More than 12 weeks prior to stay – 100% refund less administration fee of 5%• More than 8 weeks prior to stay - Loss of deposit• Between 8 weeks to 6 weeks - 50% charge• Between 6 weeks to 5 weeks - 85% charge. After 5 weeks 100% charge.