Luxury Cottage

The Stables

Great Horkesley, Essex
From £200 Per Night

Luxury Farm Cottage

Book a cottage stay in Essex in the converted stable block at Blackbrook Lodges.

Spacious accommodation for a family holiday in Colchester, Essex (10 mins drive to town) with the luxury of a private hot tub.

You can also bring your pet dog to stay in the cottage too.

Sleeping up to 6, the Stables has its own private courtyard garden with hot tub. There are 2 footpaths that run through the surrounding 23 acre farm and guests are welcome to walk around and meet the animals.

Supervised farm tours and animal feeding can be arranged (pre-booking required).

The Stables is featured here on The Tourist Trail.

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The Stables has its own private courtyard with hot tub.

One of the bedrooms has a king bed that can split into 2 single beds on request.

Guests are welcome to walk around the farm but we ask them NOT to enter paddocks that are padlocked. We also ask the guest not to feed the horses or donkeys due to strict diets. However, we do have an honesty box full of other animal food and fresh farm eggs.

We have a Netflix account logged in, free of charge, provided for our holiday lodges.

– Self check-in with lockbox
– No smoking
– No parties or events
– Pets are allowed
– Smoking is allowed in garden area please use the ashtray provided

Please DO NOT wear fake tan if you are planning to use the hot tub during your stay. We understand this is Essex and we love looking glamorous and sun kissed, but the hot tubs will be damaged. If the water is discoloured/green after your stay, you will be charged £80 for the inconvenience caused and for the hot tub to be professionally cleaned. Thank you for your understanding.

No parties allowed or groups of people. Music must be kept to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm grounds.

Our check in time is usually 4pm as we give ourselves a larger window to rectify any hot tub or property issues from the previous guests.

Our check out time is 10am unless otherwise arranged.

Amenities & Services

  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Bed Linen
  • Toiletries
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • WiFi
  • TV with standard cable/satellite
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kettle & Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Logs and marshmallow toasting packs available (charges apply)
  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair (available for free hire)
  • Buggy Hire (refundable deposit required)
  • Robe & Disposable Slippers Hire (charges apply)
  • Bathrobe & Slippers hire | £14 per hire
  • Bathrobe & Slippers hire for 2 | £25 per hire
  • Bottle of Prosecco | £14 per stay
  • Farm Animal Tour | £25 per stay
  • Rose Petals & Swan Towels | £7 per stay
  • Balloons (10) | £22 per stay
  • Red Heart Balloons (10) | £24 per stay
  • 2 Number Balloons | £28
  • Occasions Banner | £6.50
  • Treat Box | £28
  • 20 Flickering Candles (hire) | £11
  • Red Rose Garland (hire) | £6.50
  • Red Heart Hanging Decorations | £6.50
  • Fire Pit, Logs and Toasting Marshmallows | £20 per stay

Guest Reviews

Great secluded property with high tech features and a massive hot tub. There are loads of animals on the farm with peacocks roaming freely which is lovely. Would definitely recommend staying here.


Oh we love staying here. Such a great spot. Love the animals. The stables is always clean and cosy. So many lovely extras. Just a fab relaxing break.


Had a really lovely stay at the stables. Was so relaxing/peaceful. Enjoyed every minute being there. Was able to walk around explore and feed all the animals during the day, then chill out in the massive hot tub of a night. The staff were very welcoming and happy to help you with anything you want or need. Will definitely be going back there 100%.


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