The Old Calf House in Little Baddow, Essex

  • Little Baddow
  • 6 Sleeps
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pets

What to Expect

The Old Calf House in Little Baddon, near Chelmsford, is a converted single-storey detached property, set in five hundred acres of farmland.

The house is located on a working farm and looks out onto stunning views towards the River Chelmer, in a beautiful but little known part of the Essex countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and bird-watching.

A shop, pub and restaurant are all located within three miles of the property.

At A Glance

  • One Dog Allowed
  • Luxury Collection
  • Open Plan
  • Pets - No Charge
  • Pub Within 1 Mile
  • Rural Location

Look Inside


  • Bed Linen
  • Shower
  • Non Smoking
  • Towels
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Toiletries
  • Car Parking
  • Detached Property

About The Old Calf House

The Old Calf House is a former farm building that has been beautifully and sympathetically converted.

Relax in the peaceful living room or dine in the fully equipped kitchen/diner. The Old Calf House has a double/twin bedroom and a separate twin room but can accommodate up to six guests with the sofa beds in the living room.

There is an outside area for relaxing in with your dog by your side.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Little Baddow

Located on a working farm, the Old Calf House is situated in the Chelmer Valley and has beautiful views towards the River Chelmer.

Little Baddon is located to the east of Chelmsford and is positioned on one of Essex’s elevated hills which has extensive woodland, much of which is owned by the National Trust and the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Fuel up at Papermill Lock, a family-run tearoom before setting out on a walk along the river or across the paths and bridleways into the countryside. Alternatively, take one of the hourly riverboat cruises to take things at a more leisurely pace.

Maldon is a short drive away. Visit its famous Hythe Quay, home to the largest collection of East Coast barges upon which you can enjoy a birdwatching or sightseeing excursion or watch their ongoing restoration work on the quayside.

Promenade Park, on the banks of the River Blackwater, has been a feature of the town for over one hundred years. Its playgrounds and activity areas make it a favourite with kids, especially during the summer – perfect for burning off extra energy and then cooling off in the water features at the Splash Park.

Don’t forget to pick up some of the famous Maldon Salt, made by the same family with the same traditional artisan methods since 1882.

Chelmsford is just a fifteen minute drive from Little Baddon. Hyland Park is a perennial favourite with visitors. Hyland House, a Grade II listed Neo-classical villa with its origins dating back to 1730, underwent a full restoration in 2007.

It is a fascinating historical building and its parkland surroundings make it a brilliant day out for all the family, including four-legged friends.

It has a full seasonal programme and a varied events calendar throughout the year. The RHS Garden Hyde Hall is another must-see when in Chelmsford.

It has beautiful gardens and extensive woodlands. Enjoy the far-reaching views, learn about the various horticultural styles on offer or recharge in the restaurant or café.

Much of the produce found here comes from Hyde Hall’s own vegetable garden and is incorporated into changing seasonal menus.

Our Thoughts

The Old Calf House is a lovely choice for families or friends looking to get away from it all and relax in peaceful and comfortable surroundings.

The house has been beautifully converted with a bright and airy décor and benefits from magnificent views across the 500 acre farm surrounding it.

Enjoy these views from the comfort of the cottage or explore the countryside on foot or by bicycle via the scenic footpaths and trails.

The Old Calf House is ideally located for rest and relaxation. Wildlife lovers and canine friends will really appreciate its setting but there is also a lot on offer for all the family just a little further afield.

It is a perfect base to get to know this little known corner of the Essex countryside and enjoy days out in Maldon and Chelmsford.
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 76%
Location 87%
Cleanliness 86%
Value for money 76%

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