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Colnebrook Hall East of England

Fall in love with Essex at this magical manor

Quite why Essex doesn’t get the praise it deserves is puzzling. If you have any doubts about this historic county, let Colnebrook Hall dispel them with charm, style and a spritz of magic.

This most gracious of Queen Anne properties has you relaxing in an instant as you wander through spacious, light-filled and colourful rooms. Start the day in the breakfast room, flop into the plush purple sofas in the drawing room or escape with a book to the snug. When everyone’s feeling peckish, you can depend on the four-oven Aga to bring your culinary creations to perfection. Then, polish the silver and pretend you’re in a period drama as you serve dinner in the opulent dining room.

Come to Colnebrook Hall for fun and family times, whether it’s flexing your fingers on the grand piano, settling in with Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Now TV on the 50” screen, or hitting the indoor gym. Explore the grounds - all 200 acres - and enjoy tennis, croquet and splashing about in the outdoor heated pool. Step beyond the walled gardens, well-tended flower beds and plush lawns to discover the lake and woodlands and say hello to the rare Hebridean sheep.

Finish the day with a barbecue on the terrace and a spot of stargazing, then it’s off to bed, whether it’s the four-poster, a solid carved oak wonder, or a king size brass bedstead. With a chaise longue here and a Catchpole and Rye copper bath there, as well as firm mattresses, high thread count bed linen and restful views, a deep and refreshing sleep is assured.

Sleeping up to 20 guests, Colnebrook Hall is ideal for you to bring a large family group or come as two or three families. And it has rather a special surprise for the children. Colnebrook Hall is right next door to Wyvernwood, an adventure park for little ones aged two to 12, with a magical kingdom of princesses, wizards and dragons.

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What we think

This beautiful Essex manor house has bags of character, with classic exteriors and ornate interiors plus plenty of facilities to keep everyone entertained, both indoors and out.

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Explore Essex

Adventures in beautiful Essex include exploring Colchester’s Roman heritage and its zoo, canoeing on the River Stour or visiting Beth Chatto’s famous gardens. Drive to the seaside and discover that coastal Essex has something for everyone too, from the pier amusements at Clacton on Sea to the peaceful appeal of Mersea Island.

What to Expect

Colnebrook Hall Kitchen

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Colnebrook Hall just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a family 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.

  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Luxury bed linen and bath towels
  • Well-equipped kitchen including four-oven Aga, two electric ovens, hot plates and induction hobs, Fisher & Paykel fridge freezers, DeLonghi coffee machine and more
  • Dining table that seats 20 comfortably
  • Free Wi-Fi (BT superfast broadband)
  • Sonos music system
  • 50” Smart TV in the drawing room (additional Smart TVs in the snug and breakfast room) all with Sky, Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Prime
  • Piano
  • Kids’ toys, books and DVDs
  • Gym with treadmill, rowing machine, weights machine, dumbbell set and yoga equipment
  • Five-acre garden with heated outdoor pool (available from the third Friday of April through to the third Sunday in September), grass tennis court (open between the same dates as the pool, equipment provided), croquet lawn (croquet set provided), fire pit and gas BBQ (gas provided)
  • 200 acres of grounds/parkland to explore including a lake, woodland and a flock of rare-breed Hebridean sheep
  • Free entry to Wyvernwood from 1st April - 31st October (magical adventure park for kids aged 2-12), next door to the property
  • EV charging point (no additional fee)


Situated in Essex, halfway between the historic city of Colchester and the Essex coastline, one of the longest shorelines of any county in England.

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