Hire the entire estate for the perfect getaway with family and friends
Founded by the de Vere family in the 12th century and situated within 160 acres of private parkland and lakes, Hedingham Castle is the best-kept Norman Keep in the country and the perfect country retreat for a special occasion or relaxing getaway with friends and family, within easy walking distance to the centre of the charming village of Castle Hedingham, with a selection of pubs and a village shop.
What makes a stay at Hedingham Castle Holiday Rentals unique?
The Hedingham estate offers a selection of properties to stay in, all a haven for relaxation and offer a perfect getaway. They are ideal for the ultimate country escape with family and friends. Snuggle up by the fire, go for an idyllic stroll, explore the castle, or visit one of the many other things Essex has to offer. The perfect rural retreat.
The Royal Chamber, set within the Castle itself, is brand new for 2023 and is the only modern bedroom inside a Norman Keep in the country. Staying here is a unique and treasured experience for those who love history and the atmosphere of the Castle.
To make your stay extra special, catering can be arranged as the Georgian House is equipped with its own catering kitchen. It is also possible to organise a selection of leisure pursuits to keep you busy, such as archery, falconry or paddle boarding, or wine/gin tasting, beauty treatments or yoga classes.
Hire the entire estate for a Christmas or New Year's Eve break (or both!) and celebrate in style with the whole family - please enquire for more information and pricing.
What is the capacity for Hedingham Castle Holiday Rentals?
The Georgian House sleeps 12 across six bedrooms and is the epitome of Old English charm.
The Norman Castle sleeps 2 in one bedroom on the very top floor. Complete with superking four-poster bed and a bath tub big enough for two.
The Medieval Lodge sleeps 17 across eight bedrooms, it is the perfect bolthole for a week or weekend alike.
The Garden Cottage is nestled in the Lord’s Orchard and is the perfect romantic hideaway for 2 people but can also sleep up to 4.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Castle Hedingham, Halstead area?
Hedingham Castle is ideally situated for immersing oneself in the enchanting beauty of the surrounding area. Nestled in the stunning Essex countryside, the estate serves as a perfect gateway to pretty villages, stunning coastlines and historic market towns. Explore medieval streets, centuries-old buildings and vibrant local markets. Families can enjoy nearby attractions such as Colchester Zoo and Marsh Farm, and for history lovers, the maritime town of Harwich has fascinating links with the Founding Fathers, and Imperial War Museum Duxford is easily reached by way of a charming drive through the countryside.
With around 70% of the terrain devoted to agriculture, it’s not surprising that Essex plates are brimming with vivid flavours and farm-fresh produce. Tuck into an exhaustive variety of culinary pleasures – from delicious food on the go to lavish dining at award-winning gastro-pubs and restaurants.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The Moothouse Tea Rooms & Bistro in Castle Hedingham village serves delicious breakfasts and lunches, as well as afternoon tea, cocktails and a popular dinner menu. Across the road you'll find The Bell, a quintessential English pub serving a selection of real ales and hearty dishes.
A short drive away is Sudbury with a wide range of restaurants, cafes and cuisines.
Hire of the Georgian House and Castle (sleeping 12 in the House and 2 in the Castle):
From £5,000 per night, on a self-catering basis, 4-night minimum stay
The Royal Chamber (bedroom inside the Castle) - £495 per night, B&B including a bottle of champagne, chocolates and continental breakfast
The Garden Cottage (sleeping 4) - from £250 per night, self catering
The Medieval Lodge (sleeping 17) - from £1500 per night, self catering
Entire estate – including Castle (with Royal Chamber and banqueting & party facilities); Georgian House and 2 cottages (sleeping 35 in total):
From £7,500 per night, on a self-catering basis, 4 night-minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's Eve - Entire estate hire including House, Castle, Garden Cottage and Lodge:
- Christmas - 4 night break: 23rd - 27th December - from £35,000
- New Year's Eve - 4 night break: 29th December - 2nd January - from £35,000
- Combined Christmas/NYE break available, pricing on request