Pond Cottage at Earls Hall Farm
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Pond Cottage Self Catering Accommodation and Caravan & Motorhome Club CL Site
at Earls Hall Farm, Clacton on Sea - in the Heart of British Countryside.
Member of Farm Stay UK and Farm Stay Anglia.

Access Policy

Pre-Arrival

  • There is a bus stop, ask for Earls Hall Drive, at the end of the farm lane (1/2 mile).
  • Clacton on Sea Train station is 15 minutes away by car.
  • There are local taxi services with accessible taxis if required, we can make a booking for you.
  • Brochures and information can be provided in large print and Braille by prior arrangement.
  • You can contact us via phone, fax or email.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

  • Follow the A133 to Clacton, at the St Johns roundabout take the 4th exit, B1027 to St Osyth and follow this road for approx 2 miles. A sign for Earls Hall Drive can be seen on the left hand side of the road, turn right in to the lane and follow the road, about ½ mile, past a cream bungalow and white house. Turn left between the farm buildings and keep going, Pond Cottage and Pond House will be in front of you.
  • Non marked Parking spaces are allocated to the side and rear of the back of the property. There is plenty of room for all vehicles and the car parking area is covered with gravel.
  • The surface to Pond Cottage is level concrete.
  • We can assist with luggage.
  • The village of St Osyth is 1½ miles away from Pond Cottage.
  • Clacton on Sea and the main shops are 2 miles away.

Self Catering

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our self catering cottage. The cottage was refurbished in 2004, it is brick built with double glazing through out and is an annexe of Pond House where we offer B&B. Low energy light bulbs are used throughout the cottage and it has an oil fired Combi boiler. There are no toilet facilities down stairs. The cottage faces south therefore gets a full range of sunlight throughout the day. WiFi and Free view TV is available throughout the cottage.

The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to help.

Main Entrance

  • The door is 74cm wide with a step over of 20cm and opens into a small lobby 75 cm wide which also houses the oil fired boiler and a step down of 18cm high. This area has Karndean slip resistant flooring.
  • The stairs are also in this area and have 12 steps each measuring 20cm high with a dog leg after 4 steps. The stairs have short pile carpet.
  • A door opening inwards to the sitting room area is 71cm wide.
  • Ceiling mounted Fire Alarm.

Sitting Room, Dining Room and Kitchen – Open Plan

  • Free floor space area of approx 200cm x 300cm.
  • A 2 seater sofa, 1 armchair and 1 reclining armchair are provided plus a nest of tables varying between 46cm and 50 cm high
  • The sitting room leads into the kitchen/dining room area which is open plan.
  • The TV, Video, DVD player are situated on a stand 42cm high with the Radio above at 144cm high. All have remote controls.
  • The kitchen table measures 120cm x 90cm with 62cm clearance from the floor and the chairs are 47cm high, one having arm rests
  • The sitting room and dining have a short pile carpet.
  • Free floor space is 320cm x 162 cm approx.
  • A cupboard for storage, cleaning, laundry items and sun chairs is situated behind an armchair.
  • Patio doors open outwards, width 120cm x 172cm, step over of 17cm, on to an enclosed paved area of 250cm x 600cm with an outside picnic table.
  • Window opens out from the top.
  • All plug sockets at 44cm high.
  • All light switches at 114cm high.

Kitchen

  • Free space area of 320cm x 162cm approx.
  • There is a dresser of 85cm high and 92cm wide contains all the local information, games, instruction booklets, table mats and table clothes.
  • Fitted kitchen with worktops and sink unit 89cm high with a window above the sink opening outwards.
  • A floor standing integrated washing machine and dish washer.
  • Toaster, Kettle and Microwave are free standing and situated on the worktop.
  • Wall cupboards are 142cm high with integrated lights.
  • The electric cooker and hob are built in and have a cooker hood, extractor fan and light.
  • The fridge/freezer is also built in with the freezer being below the fridge and the handles at 89cm high. The total height of the fridge to top shelf is 176cm.
  • Waste bin is under the sink.
  • All plug sockets at 23cm above worktop.
  • All light switches at 44cm high.
  • Kitchen floor surface is slip resistant cushion floor.

Stairs and Landing

  • There are 12 steps up with dog leg after 4steps, all have short pile carpet.
  • A hand / grab rail is on the right going up.
  • Top of the stairs has 2 sockets, 50cm high, emergency night lighting and fire alarm.
  • Bedrooms are to the right and left at the top of the stairs.

Bedroom 1 (left at top of stairs) En Suite

  • The door opens in towards to room and is 68cm wide.
  • Light switches for the room and bathroom are on the left 107cm high.
  • A 63cm wide door is to the left and opens into the bathroom.
  • Window opposite the bathroom opens out from the top.
  • The room has a king-size double bed and built in cupboards and drawers. The bed height is 68cm.
  • Space to the sides of the bed 74cm, both sides.
  • The bedside lights are touch base sensitively activated, 4 settings.
  • Clock radio on the bed side table, 69cm high and a wall mounted, remote control TV at 164cm high.
  • South facing window beside the bed is a sash window and is also a fire escape.
  • Wall mounted long mirror.
  • Bed linen is Polyester/Cotton and pillows are non allergenic and non feather.
  • All plug sockets at 50cm high.
  • All light switches at 107 high.

En suite Bathroom 1

    Slip resistant floor covering.

  • The basin is pedestal mounted, rounded basin and 80cm high.
  • Bathroom shelf at 136cm high.
  • Mirror and light with shaving plug above basin at 135cm high
  • Wall mounted mirrored cupboard at 138cm high.
  • The toilet is 43cm high
  • The shower is 75cm x 117cm with a grab handle at 91cm high, a step over of 24cm into the shower.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Window opening out.
  • Ceiling mounted Extractor fan.
  • Non slip shower mat provided.

Bedroom 2 (right at top of stairs) En Suite

  • The door opens in towards to room and is 66cm wide.
  • Light switches for the room and bathroom are on the right at 107cm high.
  • A 63cm wide door is to the right and opens into the bathroom.
  • Window opposite the bathroom opens out from the top.
  • The room has twin beds and free standing bedside cupboards and drawers. The bed height is 67cm.
  • Fitted wardrobe and shelves.
  • Space to the sides of the bed are 38cm both sides
  • 2 bedside lights.
  • Clock radio on the bed side table at 63cm high and a wall mounted, remote control TV at 134cm high.
  • Wall mounted long mirror.
  • Bed linen is Polyester / Cotton and pillows are non allergenic and non feather.
  • All plug sockets at 50cm high.
  • All light switches at 107cm high.

En suite Bathroom 2

  • Free space area of approx 108cm x 148cm.
  • Slip resistant floor covering.
  • The basin is pedestal mounted, rounded basin and 80cm high.
  • Bathroom shelf at 135cm high.
  • Free standing round table at 60cm high.
  • Mirror and light with shaving plug above basin at 135cm high.
  • Wall mounted mirrored cupboard at 135cm high.
  • The toilet is 43cm high.
  • Bath with 56 step cm over, overhead shower facility and shower curtain, grab handle on wall.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Ceiling mounted Extractor fan.
  • Non slip bath mat provided.
  • South facing window beside the bed is a sash window and is also a fire escape.

Bed & Breakfast

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home and offer Bed & Breakfast in 2 en suite bedrooms. Guests also have the use of downstairs sitting room and breakfast room. The house was built in 1854 with red brick and is of Victorian design. It is double glazed throughout and has oil fired central heating and is South Facing. Because of the age of Pond House there are some low ceilings and slight differences in floor levels. WiFi and Freeview are available throughout the house.

Pond House is not a listed building.

The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to help.

Main Entrance and Reception

  • The front door has a raised area of 2 steps 10cm and 12cm high to the step over in to the hall which is 13cm.
  • The door is always locked and a door knocker is placed at approx mid height.
  • The door is 83cm wide.
  • The public area of the hall has a short pile carpet and is level.
  • Light switch 136cm high.
  • The hall has free space area of 200cm x 450cm.
  • Emergency night light at floor level.

Guest Sitting Room

  • The guest sitting room is situated to the left of the entrance.
  • Door opens inwards 78cm wide.
  • South Facing and window opening out.
  • Two 2 seater sofas and 2 armchairs are provided.
  • Refreshments are provided on a 72cm high table.
  • Small floor mounted fridge, plug at 20cm high.
  • Local information is provided on a 38cm high coffee table.
  • Short pile carpet and level floor.
  • Window faces south and opens outwards from top.
  • Lights switch 138cm high

Breakfast Room

  • North West facing.
  • Area to dining room has ceiling height of 190cm.
  • Door opening inwards 66cm wide.
  • The breakfast room has a step 8cm high and is then a level area with short pile carpet.
  • The breakfast table measures 117 x 187 and has clearance from floor of 72cm, seats 6-8 guests.
  • Cereals and fruit are served from a side board which is 94cm high.
  • Windows open out and there are sliding patio doors with a 23cm step over on to a paved area.
  • A toaster is provided on a trolley 55cm high.
  • Short pile carpet.
  • Light switch 138cm high

Stairs

  • There are 11 steps to middle landing 93cm wide and 18cm high.
  • 3 more steps to top landing, 82cm wide and 20cm high.
  • Grab rail banister on the right top.
  • Stairs have short pile carpet.
  • Emergency lighting at floor level.

Bedroom 1 – En suite

  • Door 78cm wide inward opening.
  • South facing window opening out.
  • Free floor space is 155cm x 450cm.
  • Kettle on table 69cm high, socket is at 80cm high.
  • Free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Twin beds height 62cm.
  • Bed side cupboards with 2 lamps and clock radio.
  • Remote control TV on Chest of drawers.
  • Bed Linen is Polyester/Cotton, pillows are non allergenic and non feather.
  • Plug sockets are 20cm high.
  • Light switch 134cm high.
  • 2 armchairs and occasional table 50cm high.
  • The door to the en suite opens outward and is 68cm wide.
  • The shower cubicle has a step over of 21cm and has 50cm wide door opening.
  • Shower mat is provided.
  • The basin is pedestal mounted, rounded and is 59cm wide and 86cm high.
  • The toilet is 40cm high.
  • Mirror with shaver socket and light above the basin at 140cm high.
  • Wall mounted heated towel rail.
  • Light switch is pull cord.
  • Good colour contrast of floors, walls, fittings and fixture.

Bedroom 2 – en suite

  • Door 78cm wide inward opening.
  • Free floor space is 200cm x 450cm.
  • Kettle on table is 74cm, socket is at 77cm high.
  • Free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Zip & Link beds made up to Super King size height 62cm.
  • Bed side cupboards with 2 lamps and clock radio.
  • Remote control TV on Chest of drawers.
  • Bed Linen is Polyester/Cotton, pillows are non allergenic and non feather.
  • Plugs sockets are 115cm high.
  • Light switch 134cm high.
  • 2 armchairs and occasional table 50cm high.
  • The door to the en suite opens outward and is 68cm wide.
  • The shower cubicle has a step over of 21cm and has 50cm wide door opening.
  • Shower mat is provided.
  • The basin is pedestal mounted, rounded and is 59cm wide 86cm high.
  • The toilet is 40cm high.
  • Mirror with shaver socket and light above the basin is 140cm high.
  • Wall mounted heated towel rail.
  • Light switch is pull cord.
  • Good colour contrast of floors, walls, fittings and fixture

Grounds and Gardens

  • The cottage has its own paved, enclosed patio.
  • To the rear of the cottage is a grassed area for recreation (not enclosed).
  • A Public Footpath runs through the farm.
  • We are a working farm and great care should be taken when out walking.

Laundry

  • Washing machine is provided in the kitchen.
  • Washing line is available on the grassed area to the rear of cottage.
  • Tumble Dryer is available in the outside shed to the rear of the cottage.

Shops

  • No shop on site.
  • Nearest shops in Clacton are 2 miles.
  • Tesco and Morrison supermarkets are 2 miles away.

Leisure Facilities

  • Walking, fishing and bird watching on site only.
  • Nearest Leisure Centre is Clacton on Sea.
  • Seafront 2 miles

Conference, Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs and Entertainments

  • Not applicable.

Additional Information

  • A welcome pack is provided on arrival.
  • Local information with maps and guides.
  • Pets welcome but only by prior arrangement and at the point of booking.
  • Pond Cottage is totally non smoking.

Contact Information

  • Mrs Brenda Lord
    Pond House, Earls Hall Farm, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO16 8BP
    Telephone: 01255 820458
    Fax: 01255 822370
    Mobile: 07855 914064
    Email: Brenda_lord@farming.co.uk
  • Open all year, and house is our home.
  • Local equipment hire EDS Mobility 01255 813813
  • Public Transport – Bus 01206 764029, Train 09065 500000
  • Taxis A1 Clacton 01255 222222

Future Plans

  • Constant appraisal of the premises with regard to maintenance.

We welcome your feed back to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone, email or write to us at the above address