- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|The Old Forge Studio||£85.00 per unit per night|
*Prices from £85 to £190 nightly. Low season £85 - £125. High season (Christmas) £150 - £190.
The Old Forge Studio is located in the picturesque village of Fyfield, on the eastern edge of The Rodings, and is an ideal location for those wishing to step back from their busy lives and escape to the country. The Studio provides affordable and personal, home from home accommodation for those simply seeking a relaxing break or perhaps attending family and corporate events in the surrounding areas.
The Studio is located in a cart lodge within the grounds of a beautiful listed property dating circa 1642 which has been our family home for over 35 years. The accommodation is fitted out to a high spec with a character walnut double bed and luxury en-suite with shower. The kitchen is fitted with a microwave, Siemens oven, induction hob, fridge and washing machine. The lower level room is a purpose made recording studio which we will ensure is not in use during your stay! There is a comfortable double sofa bed if required with an additional £20 charge per person if the booking is for 4 rather than 2 people.
Please note that the layout of the Studio means guests staying in the lower level room would need to walk through the upstairs bedroom to use the ensuite. The small recording room, adjacent to this lower level room, will be locked to guests.
Currently, there is little or no mobile coverage in the area; however there is excellent Wi-fi connection in the Studio.
The comfortable kitchen/lounge is amply equipped if you prefer to cook in and watch a DVD or movie on Netflix and there are a number of dvd’s and books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a selection of board games.
There are two excellent pubs offering great food within walking distance and various restaurants and takeaways a few minutes drive away in Ongar.
The family garden is not accessible and is separated from The Studio by the driveway and a garden wall.
There is parking for one average sized car within the cart lodge outside the Studio and another to the front of the driveway if required. For your own personal safety, guests will not be permitted further down the driveway towards the wood store and workshop.
Ideally, we love to welcome our guests to ensure that they are well informed to make the most of their stay, although it is possible to access the Studio independently, if necessary, by prior arrangement. Guests will then be left to enjoy themselves without disturbance although we are always contactable should the need arise.
The area is popular with both walkers and cyclists and the property is located on the route of The Essex Way and the 2014 Tour de France.
There are many opportunities to participate in outdoor sports nearby. Guests may chose to play golf at nearby courses or driving ranges. Clay pigeon shooting is a more unusual sport on offer in the village and there is a beautiful fishing lake within a mile. A little further afield, there are opportunities for cycling within Epping Forest and white water rafting and canoeing at Lea Valley Park and Water Centre. For a more unusual way of keeping fit, why not try out the Nuclear Races in Kelvedon Hatch?
For the keen shopper, there are excellent shopping centres at Chelmsford, Lakeside and Bluewater.
Prices: £85 per night, based on 2 person occupancy, £150 per two consecutive nights* Please enquire via telephone or email regarding longer stays. For additional guests after 2 people, there is an extra charge of £20 per person, per night/
Please note that the Studio is ideal for 2 people but can accommodate 4 - please note detailed information regarding the room layout.
Reservations made within 6 weeks of arrival will require payment in full before the booking is confirmed. Reservations beyond 6 weeks of arrival will require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking; the remaining balance will be required no later than 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.
- In countryside
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age)
- Babes in Arms
- Children's videos/DVDs available
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
Parking & Transport
- Bus stop within walking distance
- Car parking
- Clay pigeon shooting - Clay Pigeon shooting available in the village.
- Eating Out Within Walking Distance
- Golf Course close by
- Cash Accepted
- Daily rates available
- Weekend breaks
Room / Unit Features
- All rooms non-smoking
- Colour TV
- DVD Player some rooms
- Electricity Charges Included
- Ground Floor Room(s) - Ground floor bedrooms available.
- Hairdryer available
- Ironing Facilities
- One bedroom
- Radio in unit
- Washing Machine
- DVD player in lounge
- Linen provided
- No Pets
- Open all year round
- Open Christmas
- Open New Year
- Open on bank holidays
- Prior Booking Recommended
- Wireless Internet Access
- Cyclists welcome
- Short breaks available
- Special provisions for cyclists - Cyclists welcome.
- Special provisions for walkers - Walkers welcome.
- Walkers Welcome
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
Directions to The Old Forge Studio by car, Fyfield (guests will receive detailed directions upon booking).
From M11: exit at junction 7 and follow the A414 towards Chelmsford. Remain on A414, straight over two roundabouts. Turn left at third roundabout ‘Four Wantz’ (BP Service Station) onto B1184 (Fyfield Road). Travel 2.5 miles along B184 into the village of Fyfield.
From A12: exit at junction 15 and follow the A414 towards Harlow, passing two roundabouts. Turn right at the third roundabout onto the B184 (Fyfield Road). Travel 2.5 miles along B184 into the village of Fyfield.
Approaching Fyfield from the west (Bishop’s Stortford, Great Dunmow).
From the A1040, join the B184 (Dunmow Road) at Leaden Roding. Travel four miles into Fyfield.
Public Transport Directions
The Old Forge Studio is located in the village of Fyfield, 15 minutes from the M11 and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport.
By rail (All routes Abellio Greater Anglia):
The nearest mainline stations are: Harlow Town, then by taxi. Shenfield, Brentwood (10 miles) and Chelmsford (11.5 miles) then by taxi
The nearest tube station is Epping (9 miles) (London Underground Central Line) then by taxi.
The accommodation is located approx 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, then by taxi.
There is a limited bus service to and from Chelmsford 4 times a day (excluding Sundays) between the hours of 0730 – 1830. Due to the limited bus service in the area, a car is recommended for those wishing to explore beyond the village.
There is a local based taxi company offering a 24 hour service; the contact details will be provided on booking.