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Little Bassetts Farm East of England

A short hop from London, and a world away

Escape from the city to Little Bassetts for a well-earned break. With an indoor swimming pool, a private putting and croquet green, 6-hole practice golf course and a full-size snooker room with its own bar, this country gem is perfect for spending quality time with friends and family.

Up the sweeping drive, the rambling farmhouse, along with a separate, self-contained apartment, appears homely and welcoming. With many quiet corners, peaceful downtime is guaranteed. And when you’re feeling sociable, there’s plenty of space to gather in any of the four reception rooms, in the country style kitchen with Aga, or out on the terrace overlooking 15 acres of gardens and a lily-covered pond.

Period features, some dating back to the 1600s, add charm and elegance to Little Bassetts, with exposed beams, herringbone brickwork and original fireplaces. Well-appointed bedrooms named after flowers offer sweeping views across the gardens and the cobbled courtyard. 

Bring your golf clubs for some putting practice in the grounds before heading to one of the many nearby golf clubs, such as Thorndon Park and Warley Park, both within a few minutes’ drive.   Meanwhile, trips from nearby Shenfield Station up to London take 20 minutes on the train or, if you’re here for the country air, the natural beauty of Thorndon Country Park is right on your doorstep.

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What we think

This is a truly special place, designed for good times with friends and family.  It couldn’t be better positioned for exploring the countryside, with Thorndon Country Park right on your doorstep, yet from the highest part of the Estate you can see London in the distance.  Apart from country pursuits, there’s also an indoor heated pool, a snooker room and extensive grounds including a practice golf course!  We know this is going to be a popular choice.

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What to expect

The owners have tried to think about everything to make your stay at Little Bassetts Farm just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we ensure that all the essential features are provided to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

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  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Dining room suitable for 16 guests (or 20 with an extension)
  • Grand Piano (electric)
  • Gentlemen's club style full-size snooker room with bar
  • 15 acres of gardens including a putting green and croquet lawn, lake, Yorkstone terrace with lovely views and extensive grounds
  • 6-hole practice golf course (3 par 4s and 3 par 3s) – cut fairways and temporary standard greens with flags
  • Two outside dining areas; one for 16 and another for 6 (undercover)
  • BBQ
  • Well-equipped kitchen with Aga, range oven,  microwave, two dishwashers and Nespresso machine
  • Within a stone's throw of Thorndon Country Park.


The house is set in the countryside in Essex, and yet from the highest point of the Estate you can see London's most iconic buildings such as The Shard on a clear day. It's also opposite Thorndon Country Park.

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