If you've time, our coffee shop in the house has a small but nevertheless fantastic selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and quick treats to tempt you. If the weather's nice make the most of our sun-trap courtyard or beautiful garden.
There's more to Essex than first meets the eye. Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems, from Bourne Mill in Colchester to Paycocke's in Coggeshall. Blake's Wood, Danbury Common and Copt Hall are all great for walks, then there's Hatfield Forest, an ancient royal hunting forest.
Local and seasonal food is something that we're passionate about. You'll find our month-by-month calendar of what's in season, with tips on growing your own and recipes from our chefs, essential reading for a low-food mile lifestyle.