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Brook Lodge is one of five detached luxury lodges located in idyllic countryside on the Wakes Hall Estate in the breath-taking Colne Valley on the Essex/Suffolk border. On the same site is Endymion Lodge. Each lodge boasts a verandah and a soothing hot tub, surrounded by 500 acres of land and walks to the village of Wakes Colne. The historic town of Colchester is 40 minutes away.

Wakes Hall Lodges offer the perfect place to escape the city or your hectic lives. Nature lovers will have a wonderful time taking in the stunning flora and fauna of the delightful countryside. As well as a fishing lake stocked with Carp and Roach, there are an endless number of woodland walks to explore, including the neighbouring willow woodland where the trees are farmed to make cricket bats.

Visitors often enjoy a short amble to the local village where there is a shop and post office and a picturesque pub beside the River Colne serving locally brewed beer. Local beauty salons provide a full range of services for visitors to the lodges, and for those looking for an extra special treat, we can arrange for a fully trained chef to serve up a delectable feast from the comfort of your lodge.


Bed LinenDishwasherDog FriendlyElectric hob & ovenFridge/freezerGarden FurnitureHigh chairHot tubMicrowaveOne DogParkingSound SystemTelevisionThree DogsTowels providedTravel cot/ cotTwo DogsWasher/dryerWiFi


All Ground Floor Accommodation with latest eco-technology from Canada

Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area:
Kitchen area
Equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Sitting room
With electric fire, Smart television with superb quality sound system.
Master bedroom
Wth a 6' super-king size bed.
En-suite bathroom
With a free standing bath and walk-in waterfall shower.
Separate wc

Enclosed decked area with a hot tub, garden furniture and access to a two acre fishing lake and woodland with walks available straight from the lodge.
There is a gate to the entrance of the decked area which can be closed to keep dogs in.
Ample parking,

Additional Information:
The property has both doorways, shower rooms and pathways accessible for wheelchair users.
Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog).
Travel cot and high chair available on request - please bring your own cot linens.

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

Colchester can be reached in just under 20 minutes and offers a wide range of activities for all ages, from Colchester Zoo to the Roman Castle.
Fishing is available at the nearby Chigboro Fisheries, a 53 acre complex of lakes that cater for both trout and coarse anglers. For details please call 01621 857638.
The Colchester Garrison Riding Club offers a variety of courses and activity days, suitable for adults and children from five years upwards. Although there are a number of places where Clay Pigeon Shooting is available within the area, the Fennes Shooting School at Braintree does come recommended. The region is home to The Wine Company in Colchester who boast six generations of experience in choosing wine. The finest place to awaken your senses is at one of the regular wine tasting evenings which are a must for any wine lover, from beginning to connoisseur.
Within a 10 minute drive is the Earls Colne Golf & Country Club, together with numerous other golf courses located within a short driving distance.
A little further afield, Chelmsford is just under 40 minutes’ drive and has a first class shopping centre.
Sudbury, the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, is just under half an hour’s drive or by train from Wakes Colne/Chappel Station direct to Sudbury through the picturesque countryside.
Newmarket with its famous racecourse can be reached in approximately one hour.

Other places to within the area include:
Gainsborough House, Sudbury - The Museum and Gallery at the birthplace of the artist Sir Thomas Gainsborough.
Castle House, Dedham - The largest collection of Sir Alfred Munnings art.
Mercury Theatre, Colchester - Only a short drive from the lodges.
Quay Theatre, Sudbury - A stunning venue for a variety of productions.
Kentwell Hall, Sudbury - Offering a variety of events throughout the year alongside the stunning gardens.

Guest reviews

Fantastic lodge, very comfortable and spacious, hot tub a delight, dog loved it as did we, a great 3 nights. Very chilled, will do again.

A B, October 2018
1 of 4

A little gem in the Suffolk countryside. The lodge itself was modern, spacious and quiet with a cracking decked area and hot tub which we made the most of. Only a small walk to the local village to have a nice beer down the pub next to the river. Highly recommend.

Name Supplied, April 2018
2 of 4

Set at the end of a mile long drive, you feel completely disconnected from the rest of the world, although amenities are close by including pubs and shops. We stopped at the Good Food Company, a high end deli in Marks Tey, well worth a visit. The lodge comes with everything you need; the kitchen is wonderful for cooking with the large island in the centre. Loved the spacious bathroom with enormous tub and walk in shower, and the beds were extremely comfortable. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather, literally wall to wall sunshine all week and spent every daylight hour on the huge secure deck when we weren't out walking the dogs. The hot tub is gorgeous, really warm and hidden from view. All was spot on when we arrived; exceptionally clean and good local guides and menu. We had a fantastic week and want to go back. Next time we plan to visit the Wilkins factory in Tiptree which is just a few miles away.

M C - Hampshire, July 2017
3 of 4

Just back from three nights in Brook Lodge and we absolutely loved it. Marianne the housekeeper is lovely, so friendly and helpful and the lodges are spotless. We have stayed in a few dog friendly self catering places with a hot tub and this is by far the best. Modern and spacious but warm and cosy at the same time. The bed is soooo comfortable and the linens are cool, crisp cotton - pure luxury. Wonderful bathroom with both the shower and bath tub big enough for two! A well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher which is a bonus. And the hot tub, what more can I say? Pure bliss after a long dog walk in Chalkney Woods. Can't wait to go back.

G S - Essex, January 2017
4 of 4

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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