Colchester, Essex

Experience log cabin luxury near Essex

What To Expect

Superb views across the valley and beyond, a bubbling hot tub, swimming pool, outstanding finish and modern facilities make this 4-bedroomed holiday home in the picturesque village of Boxted, popular with families.

The spacious living room, with wood-burning stove is ideal for all the family to sit and relax whatever the weather and the large kitchen has everything you need to prepare freshly cooked family meals.

For families wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Farthings is the ideal choice, plenty of fresh air and rolling countryside combine with luxurious accommodation to provide a memorable hot tub break in Essex. 

First Class Luxury


The quality of finish and superb amenities at this exceptional hot tub cottage scream luxury, tastefully decorated throughout with top of the range entertainment system and sumptuous soft furnishings it offers comfort and style in abundance.

Add to that a heated swimming pool and soothing hot tub and you have all the ingredients for a holiday to remember.

The Accommodation

Lodges or Cottages?

All ground floor accommodation; Farthings comprises a living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and French doors leading along with a spacious well-equipped kitchen with range, American style fridge/freezer and modern fixtures and fittings.

There is a separate dining area, a handy utility room, 2 tastefully decorated double bedrooms, one with a 5ft bed and en-suite shower room, plus a further 2 twin bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom 

Pet Friendly

Good place for dogs

More people than ever are choosing pet-friendly self-catering holidays in the UK, not only does this mean you can take advantage of fantastic last-minute deals but you don’t have the expense of a boarding kennel or pet sitter.

Farthings welcomes 2 well-behaved dogs meaning you can enjoy the scenic walks and explore the countryside together with your best friend. 

     At a glance     

  • Hot tub
  • Wi Fi
  • Off road parking
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • 6 x TVs (1 with Sky) + 5 x DVDs
  • No smoking
  • Games room
  • Travel cot/highchair
  • Swimming pool
  • Large garden/seating/BBQ
  • Secure bike storage

About Farthings

In this section, we take a look at Farthings along with checking out the amenities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer



out of 10

Overall rating - 88%
Comfort and Equipment - 88%
Location - 88%
Cleanliness - 94%
Value for money - 90%

Boxted, Colchester CO4 5SX, United Kingdom


This spacious single-storey accommodation offers everything you would expect from a 5-star holiday home, sleeping a maximum of 8 guests it has everything and more for a luxury family break

There are 4 bedrooms, each with its own TV, a spacious kitchen with range cooker and stylish lounge with oak flooring, inglenook fireplace and French doors leading outside.

The large garden with lawn patio, and glorious views is ideal as a safe play area for kids and the family dog, while the adults relax in the tranquil surroundings, enjoy some burgers cooked on the gas barbeque, before sliding into the luxurious hot tub and letting your cares melt away

Visitors to Farthings have private use of the owner’s large outdoor, heated swimming pool (May to September), a games room, as well as being able to explore the owner’s extensive grounds which include some delightful picnic areas, alpacas and sheep.

The warming log burner and electric central heating throughout make Farthings the perfect choice for families whatever the time of year.

Farthings is pet friendly, so the family pooch can come along too, no need to worry about kennels or dog sitters when you book a stay here. 

Features include:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Sleeps 8
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

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Activities in the Colchester Area

Farthings is a lovely rural retreat but there are lots of things to see and do nearby, most just a short drive away. Lovers of outdoor activities will be spoilt for choice with golf, fishing horse-riding and cycling within easy reach.

There is plenty at Farthings to keep the whole family entertained but those who want to explore the area will not be disappointed.

Dedham village is just 3 miles away, where you can hire a rowing boat and spent some time messing about on the river or enjoy walking with the dog in the picturesque countryside.

Flatford Mill in the heart of Constable Country is also just a short drive away and a day trip to London with its plethora of world-class attractions is less than an hour by train from Colchester.

Essex boasts over a 1000 listed buildings for history buffs to explore and there are tons of museums, galleries for guests to enjoy

There also some excellent sandy beaches within driving distance on Essex's sunshine coast and the kids will love Adventure Island at Southend and Colchester Zoo

A Final Note

You are assured a warm welcome in Essex, with some of the finest weather in the UK, beautiful beaches, rolling countryside, and over 14,000 listed buildings, it really is the perfect family holiday destination

Book today for an exceptional family to the idyllic Essex countryside!

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