Hugging the treeline overlooking an expanse of wildflower meadowland are three beautiful cabins. Small, yet perfectly formed, Malting Farm offers fun-filled breaks for all ages. Meanwhile, thoughtful interior touches inspired by the Danish ‘hygge’ assure maximum wellbeing and comfort. Created for families by a family – happy memories, fun and relaxation are guaranteed.
Malting Farm has been within the same family for four generations. A stay here offers an interactive experience for the whole family. Observe day to day farm life, mingle with the animals and run free and wild across the meadow. Family fun doesn’t need to be a package holiday with all the frills and bustling crowds. Instead retreat together into nature. Be reinvigorated by the beautiful surroundings. Laugh together as you try your hand at new activities. Or just enjoy the simple luxury of quality time alone together.
The cabins are ideally located, being within a couple of hours drive of London, with easy access to the coast and historic towns. Offering an impressive range of quirky facilities, onsite activities, and optional extras. You have the flexibility to shape your break to be the getaway you deserve.
Inside Each Cabin
Cosy charm oozes from within at Malting Farm Cabins. With names inspired by native animals, natural tones and materials flood the space ensuring the outside is truly brought in. Although rustic in style, there is nothing basic about these three cabins. Each master bedroom features a comfy king-size bed. While the second bedrooms have a range of bunk bed configurations to suit families of different ages and sizes. Private bathrooms with shower and WC facilities (check out the divine roll top bath in the Hares Hideaway).
Thoughtful touches include a small welcome hamper of locally sourced basics, including the most delicious homemade cake. And if you don’t fancy cooking, try the scrummy homecooked suppers, available as an optional extra! But if you’re a keen cook, you’ll find the kitchen stocked with all the essentials. Also included are bed linen, towels, and dressing gowns to keep you warm as you dash to the hot tub! All you need to do is bring yourselves, your clothes and some yummy food and drink.
The outside is what really sets Malting Farm apart. Each cabin enjoys its own privately situated hot tub – perfect for unwinding once the kids are asleep! Meanwhile, a second covered decking area provides seating for al fresco dining, along with a BBQ/Firepit.
Beyond the cabin you’ll find several shared spaces, including a zipwire and nature trail to keep the kids occupied. If you fancy socialising, come together in the communal dining area, complete with a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. Visit the brook meadow menagerie, or collect your own eggs from the chicken coop. There’s even an honesty shop on site with a range of basic and locally sourced goods. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, they hire out cycles and paddleboards. For keen anglers, bring along your equipment and cast off into the fully stocked reservoir.
Malting Farm is perfectly located for exploring the surrounding areas and the huge range of activities it has to offer. Sandcastles and paddling are the order of the day at Frinton-on-Sea, just 20 minutes away. Or add a historical slant to your day at the seaside and try fossil hunting at The Naze. For animal fans, the world-famous Colchester Zoo is just 20 minutes away. And for lovers of art, ‘Constable Country’ including Dedham Vale, with its riverside walks and boating is just 7 miles away. Also nearby are some great restaurants if you fancy a treat, farm shops, horse riding, boat trips…. the list goes on!
Best Choice For…
Families seeking fresh air and adventure, but without the hustle and bustle
Why Malting Farm should be on your Wanderlist
Endless fun on the farm, complete with a dreamy soak in the hot tub