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The Lakeside Lodge

Thorpe le Soken, Essex

A stylish lakeside cabin for two with cinema screen, wild swimming and outdoor tub, in rural northern Essex.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£210-250 per night

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

The Lakeside Lodge is owned and managed by Ffion and Ollie.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ffion and Ollie.

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£210-250 per night
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The highlights
  • A stylish country cabin filled with high-spec fittings, beside a peaceful lake in rural North Essex.
  • Enjoy a summer of wild swims, outdoor baths and evenings round the firepit as the sun goes down.
  • On chilly nights light the wood-burner, put a classic movie on the projector and snuggle up in bed.
  • The beaches of the Essex coast are only a 10 minute drive away.
  • Private wellness experiences can be arranged - massage, reflexology, yoga, meditation, breathwork and cold water therapy with Wim Hof trained instructor.
  • No car required! The lodge is only an hour and a half from London - take the train direct from Liverpool Street, then it's an easy 20 minute walk from the station at Thorpe-le-Soken.

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You should know
  • One small-ish and well behaved dog is welcome, for an extra £20 cleaning fee. Dog beds and bowls can be provided. Please keep dogs on a lead around the farmland, however there is a public bridleway close at hand for easy dog walks.
  • All wood for the log burner, as well as enough kiln dry wood for 1 firepit is provided. If you wish to use more, we just ask for £10 per firepit to cover cost of additional wood.
  • Please note the lodge is surrounded by working arable farmland, so there maybe some noise from farm activity at times.
  • While the lodge is nice and private, there is a small, family-friendly glamping site in the field behind. The lodge can be made family-friendly with the addition of a bell tent sleeping four in this field during the summer (26th July - 15th Sept).

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Other green credentials

Vehicle-free access

Underfloor heating

Recycling of all recyclable waste

Draught-proofed to a very high level

Very high levels of insulation

100% recycled toilet tissue, kitchen rolls, etc

Eco cleaning products

Eco toiletries

Responsibly sourced firewood

100% local produce in welcome pack

All energy efficient appliances

All food waste composted

Public transport accessible

Superior double or triple glazed windows

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The detail

You'll find this perfect cabin for two, with its outdoor bath and wild swimming pond hidden deep in the North Essex countryside, yet only an hour and a half from London.

The Lakeside Lodge is located in quiet countryside, once a hunting estate, and now acres of fields and wildflower meadows. Set back among the trees, with views across the private lake, the lodge's wooden exterior blends beautifully into the landscape. A set of steps lead you up to the lodge's wooden deck and to the glass doors, which open wide on sunny days to let in the sun and air.

Inside, the interiors have been thoughtfully curated, with a keen eye for comfort and design. Reclaimed wooden walls and floorboards give a warm, rustic vibe, while the French doors and a skylight create a bright and airy feel.

The main space is occupied by a generous king-size bed, fitted with luxurious linen sheets, for a deep and peaceful sleep. On chilly nights, light up the wood burner in the corner and toast your toes while staying snug under the covers. If you fancy a movie night, the bedroom is kitted out with a fabulous retractable cinema screen and movie projector, pre-loaded with classic films which you can enjoy from the comfort of bed.

Behind the bedroom you'll find the charming kitchenette, well equipped with oven, hob, toaster, mini-fridge and everything you need to put together a meal for two - from scrambled eggs for breakfast, provided by the resident free-range hens, to a delicious evening meal.

Beyond the kitchen is the neat and tidy bathroom, with microcement in soft pink creating a super hygienic water-resistant finish. You'll find underfloor heating, beautiful brass fittings and a walk-in shower with a waterfall head to wake you up first thing. Bathrobes, towels and natural, plastic free refillable soaps are provided for your stay.

And if you're more of a bath person, just head outside. Under a shelter, shielded by oak trees you'll find the enormous free-standing al fresco tub. Light the lanterns and have a magical outdoor soak as the sun sets and the stars come out. Epsom salts and bubble bath are provided.

Al fresco dining is a must here too. The wooden deck with its table and chairs is the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee, enjoy the lake views and plan the day ahead. You'll also find a fire pit and grill, so you can get dinner sizzling over the fire, while you open a bottle of something cold.

On warm days, work up an appetite with a refreshing dip in the lake, or splash about on the paddle boards provided. You'll also find yoga mats to unroll on the deck for a morning stretch in the sunshine. Rainy days are taken are taken care of too, just make yourself a pot of fresh coffee with the V60 coffee dripper with bean grinder and locally roasted fresh coffee beans, and while away the time with the stack of books and board games on offer.

For days out, a stroll down the footpath takes you into the little village of Thorpe-le-Soken with its pub and village shop. Essex's sunshine coast, with the beaches of Frinton on Sea, Walton on the Naze and Holland on Sea is only a 10 minute drive, or accessible by train from the village. While further afield Manningtree, Dedham Vale, Wivenhoe and Colchester are all within 30 minutes.

Features
Essential
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna
  • Walking distance to pub
£210-250 per night

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

The Lakeside Lodge is owned and managed by Ffion and Ollie.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ffion and Ollie.

Request To Book
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