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Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex

Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering Accommodation

Self-Catering Accommodation

We now have four high-class self-catering holiday apartments. Each is furnished and comprehensively equipped to a high standard. The facilities available to guests in each of our apartments include:

  • Central Heating - at no extra charge.
  • Colour Television, DVD Player and stereo system.
  • Wi-Fi Broadband Access.
  • Ample car parking close to the apartments.
  • Freedom to use and enjoy Rye Farm's garden. Guests are also free to walk in the nearby fields.
  • Laundry facilities: Washing machine and tumble dryer.

The apartments can be booked to start on any day of the week. Depending on availability short breaks may be booked, subject to a 3 night minimum stay. At the foot of this page you will find information on pricing and how to check availability.

Children (minimum age 2 years) are welcome. However parents and carers should be aware of the need for close supervision of young children whilst outdoors because of unfenced water (the moat).

• Smoking is not permitted in any of the apartments.
• As we are a working farm we are unable to accept dogs or other pets.

The Courtyard name plaqueThe Courtyard

The Courtyard, a converted former farm building, has two en-suite bedrooms. It is suitable for a family of up to four people or for two couples.

Facilities of The Courtyard, in addition to those listed at the head of this page, include:

  • Two twin-bedded en-suite rooms, one downstairs and one upstairs. In each room the twin beds can be made up as a double bed on request.
  • Disabled access to the ground floor.
  • Comfortably furnished lounge with integral dining area and kitchen.
  • Well-equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
  • Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

>> fuller details and photographs of The Courtyard.

Cart Lodge, Pond View and The Granary

These three apartments are in a building erected during the 17th century, probably around the same time as the farmhouse. Originally built as a cart lodge, to house the farm's horse-drawn carts, the first floor served for some time as a granary. In 2009 we completed the conversion of the former cart lodge into the three holiday apartments. In a sensitive conversion some of the old posts and beams have been retained and incorporated as attractive interior features.

Exterior of the converted former cart lodge
Exterior of the converted former cart lodge

Below are summary details of each apartment, with links to pages providing fuller descriptions and photographs of each apartment, its facilities, furnishings and equipment.

Guests in Cart Lodge, Pond View and The Granary also have the use of a patio, with tables and chairs, situated at the rear of the property.

Cart Lodge name plaqueCart Lodge

Sleeps up to 2. King size double bed.
The apartment is suitable for disabled guests.
All doors are wheelchair width.
Walk-in wet room.
All accommodation is on the ground floor.
>> fuller details and photographs of Cart Lodge.

Pond View name plaquePond View

Sleeps up to 2. Twin beds.
All accommodation is on the ground floor.
>> fuller details and photographs of Pond View.

The Granary name plaqueThe Granary

Suitable for 2 adults and 2 young children OR 3 adults.
Master bedroom with King size double bed.
Second bedroom with single bed and a single chair bed.
All accommodation is up some stairs, on the first floor.
>> fuller details and photographs of The Granary.

Arrival and Departure

Your apartment will be available from 3-00pm on your day of arrival. You are asked to contact Rye Farm two or three days beforehand, to advise your estimated time of arrival.

You are asked to vacate the apartment by 10-00am on the day of departure so that it can be prepared for the next guests. Please leave it as clean and tidy as you would hope to find it.

The above arrival and departure times may be varied by mutual agreement, depending on other bookings for the apartment.

Pricing – 2017

The prices below are inclusive of all linen, towels, and electricity.

PAYMENT: A deposit of £100 per week for weekly bookings, £60 for a 4 or 3 night stay, is required at the time of booking. The full balance must be received at least four weeks before your planned date of arrival. For bookings made within 4 weeks of the planned arrival date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
Deposits and other payments are non-refundable and guests are advised therefore to arrange their own cancellation insurance.
We are able to accept payment by cheque or bank transfer only as we do not have credit or debit card facilities.

LOW SEASON   January, February, March, November and December
- except 16th December 2017 to 6th January 2018 (see High Season)
 per Week3 nights4 nights
Cart Lodge£300£175£210
Pond View£300£175£210
The Granary£350£220£275
The Courtyard£400£240£295
MID-SEASON   April, May, June and October
 per Week3 nights4 nights
Cart Lodge£350£195£250
Pond View£350£195£250
The Granary£395£240£295
The Courtyard£495£260£315
HIGH SEASON   July, August, September
   and 16th December 2017 to 6th January 2018
 per Week3 nights4 nights
Cart Lodge£400£220£280
Pond View£400£220£280
The Granary£450£260£330
The Courtyard£550£280£350



You can check availability by contacting us or by going to www.visitcolchester.com (Places to Stay > Self Catering > Rye Farm).